Patient. Accessible. I am able to very quickly assess my student's comfort level & general vibe when it comes to learning, which helps me be able to jump right into the fun stuff, but also adjust the way in which I teach. Why would I want to teach someone in a way that they don't learn? That seems mean & ineffective. I prefer kindness & growth. I use humor to relate and engage students. I'm patient (saying it twice, because it's an honest, very important trait). You are learning new things or adding new elements onto a familiar subject, failure is expected. The environment in which I teach respects the failure process, one of the biggest life lessons that improv teaches. Learning is failing, until you fail less, until you can explain it to someone new.
I meet my students where they are, while pushing them just past their comfort zone - being very mindful of where their limit is. Never aggressive or disappointed with student's not understanding or knowing facts (that's my job). I respect every student, small to big, as if they were human (wait, they are) & expect the same respect in return. Talking down to students derails their learning & causes you to shut down, unwilling to learn (and of course, because the teacher is there for you, to support your journey, to guide you each time you fall).
Wrote my first *poem* as soon as I could write, which was early, so maybe 5 & possibly even earlier. I couldn't stop with poetry & short stories. Later, I dragged personal essay & memoir, delirious with all the ways one story could be approached.
I studied with The Workshop for Publishing Poets for almost 10 years - a weekly workshop for published poets, lead by Barbara Helfgott Hyett (renowned poet, teacher & mentor). The youngest by at least 20 years, I adored that community & the support that helped me develop my craft immensely. A small group traveled to Montolieu, France for a 2-week workshop - an unreal, compact creative growth experience.
In addition to Barbara, I have also been involved with a variety of smaller, shorter-term groups, with a smaller goal of accountability or sharing work.
All of this, lay the foundation for my professional experience as a copywriter for a hospitality art company, where I was responsible for all internal & external written communication. This included: social media marketing & copy for posts, monthly newsletters, point-of-contact for all clients, press releases, creative RFPs, creative marketing for award-winning design magazines, and unfortunately, obituaries & all related press releases, etc.
I've been a freelance Creative Marketing Copywriter, Copyeditor, Consultant for almost 10 years, and as an educator and private tutor for over a decade.
Writing is music when you feel confident in how to manipulate all the pieces & I'd love to help you with that!
*I offer a sliding scale*
If money is a dealbreaker, please do not hesitate to message me. I'd rather find a middle ground we are both comfortable with, than leave you without a tutor.
My base hourly rate differs depending on what exactly the student is looking for. Below are my base rates, my starting points:
1. $75/hr for student writing homework help & lessons (detailed goals may change that rate!)
2. $100/hr for Basic Writing Adult "homework help" (this would include bringing in pieces of yours for us to examine & work through together)
3. $150/hr (min. 5hrs) for submission prep and/or copyediting a selection of poems or chapbook (able to negotiate, as well as offer a flat-rate of $700)
As an educator and writer, Emily is a trusted colleague and collaborator as well as my editor. I have seen her students excel with her unique teaching style that adapts to each individual student. Emily is warm and kind, as well as extremely intelligent, organized and reliable. She has a wide knowledge base and knack for creating curricula that adapt to each of her students.
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