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Writing is my passion, and my goal, when working with students, is to help them to gain the skills necessary to take their writing to the next level. My approach is positive and process-based, emphasizing student strengths while working toward overcoming problem areas.

I have worked with students ranging from ages 13 to 25 from a wide range of religious and socioeconomic backgrounds.

My professional background is in the publishing industry, and I am currently enrolled in William Paterson University's MFA in Professional & Creative Writing. In addition to studio courses, I am pursuing advanced pedagogy so as to continue becoming a better, more capable, and more well-rounded educator.

Eric’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: William Paterson University of New Jersey - Bachelors, English


Writing, American Literature, Bass Guitar

Tutoring Subjects

American Literature


AP English Language and Composition

British Literature



CLEP American Literature

CLEP College Composition

CLEP English Literature

CLEP Humanities

College Application Essays

College English

College Level American Literature

Comparative Literature

COMPASS Reading Prep

COMPASS Writing Skills Prep


Creative Writing


English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing

Expository Writing

Fiction Writing

GED Prep

GED Reasoning Through Language Arts

High School English

High School Level American Literature

High School Writing

Introduction to Fiction



Middle School Reading Comprehension



Social Sciences

Social studies

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Test Prep

World Literature

World Religions


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

Anytime a student is struggling, there is a deeper issue. My goal is always to get to that deeper issue and help the student to develop that foundational knowledge so that he or she may thrive.

How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?

I like to encourage independent thinking and positive reinforcement.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

I talk with my students, not just at them, and I listen to what they have to say. I may have a student write a simple short essay or story, or I may go over grammar exercises, depending on the situation.

If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?

When a student is struggling, I try never to beat a dead horse. I may try switching gears and focusing on another related issue, or I may try to come at the issue from a different angle.