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Eric

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I teach English 4, English 066, AP Literature and Composition and Creative Writing at the Engineering and Science University Magnet School. I hold a BA in English with Departmental Honors from Southern Connecticut State University and an MFA in Writing from Sarah Lawrence College.

I am a teacher consultant with the Connecticut Writing Project (UCONN), a representative and fellow with the Yale New Haven Teachers' Institute and a national fellow with the Yale National Initiative Teacher's Institute. I have coauthored the New Haven Public Schools English curriculum for grades 11 and 12.
I have been teaching for eight years and working with youth in the nonprofit sector for over a decade. Outside of school, my passions are social justice, writing and my cats.

My expertise is secondary English literature, composition and the college essay. I have worked with students to prepare admissions statements that helped earn them entrance into Yale University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Howard University, etc.

I look forward to meeting with you and supporting you as you strive for your academic goals.

Eric’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Southern Connecticut State University - Bachelors, English

Graduate Degree: Sarah Lawrence College - Masters, Writing

Hobbies

Outside of teaching, I enjoy reading, writing, hiking and discussing politics and history.

Tutoring Subjects

AP English Literature and Composition

College Application Essays

College Essays

Comparative Literature

Creative Writing

English

English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing

Homework Support

Literature

Middle School Reading

Middle School Reading Comprehension

Other

Reading

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Summer

Writing


Q & A

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

During the first session, I meet with students to assess their needs and goals. This includes a discussion of student strengths and weaknesses, and an evaluation of a student writing sample. Next, we begin on the student's first priority area. This may be a particular assignment, skill set, or course material.