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I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with Master's degree in Creative Writing with a publishing emphasis. Additionally, my Bachelor's degrees are in English and Spanish. I am a certified English teacher, and have worked extensively in education - 22 years, to be exact - helping middle school, high school, and community college students achieve their academic aspirations. I have taught all English Language Arts subjects at the high school level (literature and composition), and I am also certified to teach ESOL students, and have done so throughout my career. Perhaps my favorite topic to teach is writing, and I am a firm believer that everyone has a writing voice and style to cultivate, even if they tend to struggle in this area. I have taught in public education as well as private education venues, and have tutored one-on-one as well as small groups at the high school and college levels. I have even tutored in Spain! I would describe my teaching and tutoring style as dynamic and engaging. I work to build a strong rapport with students, and I persist in positive reinforcement techniques. I am also an extensively published writer of poetry and prose. Outside of teaching and tutoring, I love to read, listen to all types of music, watch films, travel, do volunteer work, hike, and ride my bicycle! I also love cats.

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Alison’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

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

Graduate Degree: University of North Carolina at Greensboro - Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing


I love to read read read. I also love writing, watching films, traveling, listening to music, doing volunteer work, hiking and biking, cuddling with my cat.

Tutoring Subjects

6th Grade AP Language Composition


ACCUPLACER ESL - Reading Skills

ACT Reading


College Application Essays

College English

Creative Writing



Essay Editing

Expository Writing

High School English

High School Writing

Learning Differences


Middle School English

Middle School Reading

Middle School Reading Comprehension

Middle School Social Studies

Middle School Writing



Social Studies

Special Education

Test Prep

World Literature


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