I have been tutoring reading and writing centered subjects since I was in sixth grade, preferring the quiet of a post-bell middle-school than the cacophonous mayhem that was my family farm. Call me crazy, but I'd much rather write and rewrite essays all night long than clear a barn of its wasp nests!
I eventually left the family farm altogether to study theatre and playwriting at Booker T. Washington High-School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas, Texas. During my time there, my adoration for creative writing and storytelling grew stronger. I participated in the exclusive SKOKOS class wherein I worked as an assistant stage manager at the Dallas Theater Center; during this same time, an original screenplay of mine was awarded the first ever Joel Rosenzweig Storytelling Award as well as1st place in Dallas's 24-Hour Video Race.
I tutored essay writing and timed reading every Tuesday and Thursday in Mr. Freiheit's classroom. This proved to be incredibly rewarding, and a great way to connect with fellow students I didn't necessarily have classes with and, therefore, wouldn't otherwise know. As my class neared its PSAT - and, eventually, its SAT - testing date, more and more students sought my assistance. Soon, I was working well into the night on Tuesdays and Thursdays as well as occasional eight hour shifts on Saturdays. This was truly one of the highlights of my time in high-school: I was helping my colleagues prepare for a major test, and becoming a stronger, more detail-oriented writer myself. It was a true symbiotic exchange.
Upon graduation in 2015, I moved to New York City to attend college. Texas farm to New York City; it's a tale as old as time. Its status as a well-trot cliche, however, did not prepare me for the ultimate transformation my life, as well as my writing, would undergo. My dialogue started to move faster; my stories became larger and more universal, the narrators more abstract. I wrote twenty-three stage-plays during my first year, and who knows how many essays? I read plays I had always meant to and annotated old copies of Hemingway's novels just so I could revisit certain passages. My interest blossomed into *true love*.
In May of 2019, I received my BFA in dramatic arts and screenwriting from The New School College of Performing Arts School of Drama, with special studies in ancient Greek practices and dramaturgy at Regent's University London.
And now we are here. I have been studying critical reading and writing for a long time now. It is, at this point, my most native language. Aside from being two of my absolute passions, reading and writing are essential tools for communication: by teaching a student how to read and write clearly, effectively, and intelligently, you are giving them the ability to communicate with others, and there may very well be no skill more important to impart. I look forward to working with you and your students!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: The New School - Bachelor of Fine Arts, Playwriting and Screenwriting
Writing, baking, sketching, US history, going on long road trips
ACCUPLACER ESL - Reading Skills
High School English
High School Level American Literature
High School Writing
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing