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Hi, I'm a lecturer at Richland College. I have an MFA in Creative Writing and Pedagogy at Texas State University with a BA in English and Psychology at Texas Tech with over 9 years of teaching experience. I was in the military for 5 years and taught in South Korea for 6 years: 3 years teaching middle school, 1 year high school, and 2 years teaching adults. Moreover, I worked at the Texas State Writing Center as a teacher and tutor. I have experience and I'm qualified to teach all forms of writing, ELL, TOEIC, TOEFL, IELTS, and English literature. Fortunately, after many years of diligent writing, editing, and persistence, my poetry book was published by an American publisher.

I'm a constructivist style teacher, adjusting to the needs of my students. I understand that each student has their own unique personalities so it's important to have a teaching structure but be willing to adjust to the personal learning style of each student.

I had to have a tutor in math when I was in middle school so I know what it's like for students. With tutoring experience and a caring attitude, I can provide a good teacher to student connection for a better learning environment with patience, care, and genuine care for the student's learning process.

My main strength as a tutor is my ability to assess a students' learning style and adjust my teaching style to suit their needs. The most rewarding aspect of tutoring is witnessing my students' growth, helping them build their skills, confidence, and knowing that I played a role in their success. Also, I enjoy and appreciate students for their own unique perception.

I look forward to meeting and studying with you.

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James’ Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Texas Tech University - Bachelor in Arts, English

Graduate Degree: Texas State University-San Marcos - Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing


I enjoy reading, writing, tennis, hiking, traveling, movies, deep conversations, exercise, and poetry.

Tutoring Subjects

American Literature

College English

College Level American Literature

Creative Writing


English Grammar and Syntax


Essay Editing

Expository Writing

Fiction Writing

High School English

High School Level American Literature

High School Writing


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