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A bit about my background: I received a B.A. in English from Vassar College and a M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Western Michigan University. I have experience teaching reading and writing from the middle school level to the university level. I taught a composition course at Western Michigan University for two years and worked at the Writing Center there as a consultant. I have experience teaching literature, as well as test prep.

My teaching style is informal and fun. I believe a strong rapport with students is a very important aspect of effective teaching. However, informal and fun does not mean I am not thorough and do not expect my students to put in a serious effort. My approach is collaborative: we will learn together as a team.

In my spare time, I continue my education with online classes. I enjoy studying languages, traveling, and dabbling in mixed media art. I love the outdoors and hiking, especially in the fall. I also run a blog dedicated to providing high school and college students with resources to aid in their success.

Thank you for your interest, and I hope we can work together soon.

Carolyn’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Vassar College - Bachelor in Arts, English

Graduate Degree: Western Michigan University - Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing

Test Scores

GRE Verbal Reasoning: 160

GRE Analytical Writing: 5


studying languages, hiking, reading, blogging, mixed media art

Tutoring Subjects

American Literature

British Literature

College Application Essays

College Level American Literature

Creative Writing


English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing

High School English

High School Level American Literature

High School Writing

Middle School Reading

Middle School Reading Comprehension

Middle School Writing


PSAT Critical Reading

PSAT Writing Skills

Public Speaking

Test Prep