I am a publishing writer of fiction and a teacher of literature and writing at the high-school and college levels. Simply put, I love the English language, and I have devoted my professional and creative lives to it. I believe that English composition is an art and a science, and it requires mechanical knowledge and intuition. I believe that both can be taught. I love to teach, and I love to help students of any grade level or reading proficiency improve their ability with English prose, which is, I think, the most important and practical skill a person can have.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities - Bachelor in Arts, English
Graduate Degree: Washington University in St Louis - Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing
GRE Analytical Writing: 5.5
GRE Verbal Reasoning: 163
I like boardgames, baseball, 19th-century Russian literature, music, Swedish, Czech, and French cinema, especially Bergman, Forman, and Truffaut.
College Application Essays
College Level American Literature
High School English
High School Level American Literature
High School Writing