For the past two years, I've been working with students from my university honors college to help improve their writing. My favorite part of the job is the variety of it: each day brings a different topic, a different assignment, sometimes even a different student. I love getting to hear their ideas and help uncover their unique voice and perspective. Helping that voice develop--getting rid of all the bad habits, fuzzy language, and grammatical confusion that get in the way of what you really mean--has always been a big part of my job. Whether we're working on a lab report, a history paper, a personal essay, or a book report, my goal is to help make not just better grades, but better writers. Good writing develops critical thinking and clear communication. It can take you a thousand different places.
Right now, Im a tutor, an editor & writer for a magazine, and a student. Much of my time in college has been spent studying the humanities, especially English literature, but Ive also had the chance to become close with people who have completely different focuses. From artistic and creative-minded people (I helped start an annual arts review at my school last year) to industry and STEM-oriented people like my roommate, Ive learned a lot about the different paths you can take. Next year, Ill get to put some of that knowledge to use as a Resident Mentor in the flagship living/learning colleges my university is launching. Ive loved my time in college and engaged it deeply on every level; one day, I hope to teach at a university. For now, Im excited to work closely with students of all bents to help them develop toward their next step, however it may look.
Undergraduate Degree: University of Oklahoma Norman Campus - Bachelor in Arts, English
ACT Composite: 35
ACT English: 36
ACT Reading: 36
ACT Science: 36
SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1530
I love reading of all kinds (from classics to comic books), travel, anything in the arts (especially plays and musicals!), and learning about other people's passions. I'm infinitely curious, always exploring and learning more about the people around me and how the world works.