I'm a Portland State University graduate, having received a Bachelor or Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing. I've come to a point in my life where I feel extremely fortunate to have received the education I have, and I'm eager to begin the process of giving back some of the valuable lessons I've learned. Whether through my time as a teaching assistant in Elementary School classrooms, or volunteering at Casa de Los Angeles, a daycare in San Miguel de Allende, I've always made sure that teaching and working with others has played a part in my life. I'm interested in approaching tutoring as something that resembles a process of mutual learning more than it does a teacher-student dynamic. I believe that there is always something to learn from working with another individual, and it's in these one-on-one collaborations that I've found the most fulfillment over the years.
Outside of my academic life, I write, exercise and play music every chance I get. I've always been a fiction writer, and was fortunate enough to follow this passion at my university. Throughout my education, it's been the classes that stimulate my interest and capture my imagination that I find myself learning the most from, but even when I've taken subjects I didn't think I'd connect with, there have been teachers whose passion for the material helped me find my own. When tutoring reading and writing, it's my goal to let my enthusiasm for the subjects come through, and hopefully inspire some of that same spirit in others.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Portland State University - Current Undergrad, Creative Writing
Creative Writing, Songwriting, Birdwatching, Basketball
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Writing
High School English
High School Level American Literature
High School Writing
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing