I am a graduate of Arizona State University, where I attained my Bachelor of Arts in English with a focus on literature and writing. During my time as an undergraduate I also studied secondary education, so I am comfortable in classroom settings and other instructional environments.
While I am most passionate about tutoring English, literature, creative writing, and editing, I can also help students with ACT English and ACT Reading.
I believe that learning should be a tangible thing, something done with your own hands, ink and pen, real paper pages. The computer and the internet are useful tools, but they can get in the way of the learning process. Physically writing something down with a pen or pencil can help your brain retain information better than typing it. I believe in-person learning to be more effective because it allows the tutor to actually experience what a student is like so that the tutor can more easily adjust teaching metods. Though I prefer to work this way, I can't meet every student in person. And if a student truly needs my help this way, we can discuss possible online sessions.
I have volunteered the Poisoned Pen, a Scottsdale book store. I helped facilitate two local author events, one of which was a young adult writing workshop. For five years in a row, a week each year, I also volunteered as a camp counselor for a summer camp for childhood cancer patients and survivors through Phoenix Children's Hospital.
In my spare time I love to read books, listen to heavy alternative music, play trading card games, and watch giant monster movies.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Arizona State University - Bachelor in Arts, English
ACT English: 31
ACT Reading: 33
SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1270
Reading, rock music, video games, Godzilla
College Application Essays
College Level American Literature
High School English
High School Level American Literature
High School Writing
Introduction to Fiction
Introduction to Poetry
Middle School Reading
Middle School Writing