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"I'm a writer who loves teaching the craft of writing. I've taught numerous college courses at the community college and university level in subjects ranging from composition and literature to film and history. I love teaching and tutoring because I believe the skills of writing and reading are not only important in a person's development, but are a source of pleasure and empowerment. One of writing's more...

"I'm a writer who loves teaching the craft of writing. I've taught numerous college courses at the community college and university level in subjects ranging from composition and literature to film and history. I love teaching and tutoring because I believe the skills of writing and reading are not only important in a person's development, but are a source of pleasure and empowerment. One of writing's greatest teachers, John Gardner, spent hours of his personal time meeting with students to help them with their writing development - and he was a best-selling novelist and legendary professor! I honor that tradition and wish to help my students understand and succeed with English studies.

I often tell my students that writing is power. In our adult lives we often cross paths with others whom we need to negotiate with or defend ourselves against when misunderstanding occurs. Language gives us the ability to write letters to our politicians, advocate for our children in school, and communicate with friends and loved ones where subject matter is a challenge. Writing may help us express other feelings we have so that those around us can better understand who we are, and what we are trying to accomplish in our lives. Writing is a tool that can be so beneficial in our lives.

I have a BA in Literature with a minor in writing, and an MA in composition. I have a few publications across the spectrum of writing (poetry, fiction and travel journalism) and also host a blog for writers at Wordpress. I've taught freshman composition I and II, fiction writing, literature, film, and ancient history. My goal is to make learning fun, and funny, and for my love of writing and language to shine through.

For those students I work with who are in school I will happily work within the scope of your assignments, using the materials you are given by your regular instructor. For those who are not formally in school, my exercises are catered to challenge you at the cusp of where you're at and into the next level. In this way you can see pro" less...

Details

fee: $30 (for 60 min)
travel distance: 10 miles
meeting type: in-person (not online)

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certified: Ty M. is a certified tutor

University of Nevada, Reno, Literature

University of Nevada, Reno, Masters

Chico, CA 95928

Subjects Tutored

Reading - Writing - English - Literature - Proofreading