I am a recent graduate of Elon University, where I earned a double English major of Professional Writing & Rhetoric and Creative Writing. My college career was defined by my work at the Elon Writing Center and as a Writing Fellow, where I was able to polish my tutoring pedagogy through experience and a full-semester preparatory course. I approach sessions with a collaborative mindset, knowing that knowledge is formed via communication, probing questions, and strategic challenges. In the Writing CenterI consulted with clients on all genres of writing, from the classic five-paragraph essay, to lab reports, to business memos. As a Fellow, I was assigned to a particular history class where I met with each student to go over any writing assignment before it was due. I am passionate about addressing high order concerns (structure and argument) before low order ones (grammar and mechanics), to best help the cognition of my clients. Of course, I can make fun exercise worksheets for areas such as punctuation and grammar rules, too.
Last summer I translated the skills I earned through this on-campus job to Vietnam where I helped Vietnamese students prepare to apply to boarding schools and colleges in the U.S. I served as a teaching assistant for English and test-prep classes, from intermediate and advanced writing to SAT classes, TOEFL tutoring, and college essay consultations. It was a joy to put my ESL training to use and to learn how to identify talent in a student and make sure that individuality is manifest on the page.
I have a passion for argumentative writing, creative writing, and vocabulary across al age groups. Getting clients excited about a well-finished product, especially the "non-writers," gives me the most satisfaction. I look forward to working with any and all clients that want a boost in their writer's morale!
In my free time, I love writing stories, watching Netflix, crafting from Pinterest, and hiking local trails with friends.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Elon University - Bachelor in Arts, English
SAT Writing: 700
Creative Writing, TV, Screenwriting, Gardening, Women's Issues
College Application Essays
COMPASS Writing Skills
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Writing
GED Reasoning Through Language Arts
High School English
High School Level American Literature
High School Writing
Introduction to Fiction
Introduction to Poetry
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing
Study Skills and Organization