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Jackie

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I'm an adjunct faculty member in the Writing Program at Scripps College (one of the Claremont Colleges). During the summer, I usually teach at CalArts (a visual and performing arts college in Los Angeles). I hold a Ph.D. in English, with a minor in Literary Theory, and my areas of specialization are writing (academic, popular nonfiction, and creative writing), 19th and 20th century British and American literature, digital media theory, cultural studies theory, speculative fiction, and popular culture. Students sometimes tell me, "I'm just not a good writer." In fact, most people are better writers than they think. The key is to tap into each writer's existing strengths and interests. I'm a firm believer that learning doesn't need to be boring and that students do their best work when they can find a way to make assignments fun. Since my "day job" is teaching college, I find that I work best with upper division high school students (grades 11 and 12) and college students.

Jackie’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of California-Santa Barbara - Bachelors, Literature

Graduate Degree: Claremont Graduate University - PHD, English, Minor in Critical Theory

Hobbies

dance, new media

Tutoring Subjects

College English

College Essays

Comparative Literature

English

English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing

Gifted

High School English

Literature

Other

Writing