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I'm a part-time college professor with experience tutoring multiple subjects at the college level, including English, writing, and media studies. But I don't just tutor the subject. My goal is to help you develop independent critical reading, writing, and thinking skills that will serve you in the future.

When my nose isn't in a book or glued to a movie screen, I'm probably cooking, knitting, or hiking with my dogs. I also volunteer with a local youth program.

Courtney’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Emerson College - Bachelors, Media Studies

Graduate Degree: University of Southern California - PHD, Cinema-Television Critical Studies


Cooking and baking, knitting, equestrian sports, American film history

Tutoring Subjects


American Literature

College Application Essays

College English

College Level American Literature



English Grammar and Syntax


Essay Editing

High School English

High School Level American Literature

High School Writing



Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

The fact that you want to work with a tutor tells me that you've already got some motivation! But there's not one answer to this question, because every student is different. There's no magic button I can push. I can help you articulate your learning goals and break them down into manageable steps. I can explain why you should care about what you're studying. My job is to help you identify the work to be done and build a strategy for tackling it. But ultimately, it will be up to you to do that work.