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Lessons offered by Shawnie
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Academic English
  • Creative writing
  • Essay writing
  • English literature
  • Modernist literature
  • Rhetoric
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • College
  • Adult Education
  • MBA

Creative Writing and English Professor and Tutor with 6 years of Experience


I am a contemplative, collaborative, critical, and feminist pedagogue. This means that I believe authority should be shared in a classroom so that students have agency over their own learning. I try to meet each student "where they are" in their learning, tailoring the experience to their needs. I like to have fun in the classroom, and value creativity and community above all else. My classroom is never exclusionary to people of any ability, race, ethnicity, sexuality, gender, religion, or immigration status.


I am a writer and teacher currently living in France. I have 6 years of tutoring experience and 4 years of teaching experience (both online and face-to-face) in the following subjects: creative writing, poetry, literature, rhetoric, ELL, and community outreach.


Rate for online lessons : $25/h


Student will pay for the full hour if they miss the class.

Lessons offered by Shawnie
In group
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Academic English
  • Creative writing
  • Essay writing
  • English literature
  • Modernist literature
  • Rhetoric
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • College
  • Adult Education
  • MBA

Shawnie's resume

Shawnie Hamer

Naropa University, Boulder CO. / Graduated July 2017
Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing and Poetics
Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics
• 4.0 Grade Point Average

Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH. / Graduated May 2015
Bachelor of Arts, English and Creative Writing
• Awarded Dean’s List Honors
Work Experience

Freelance Copywriter Jan. 2013- Present
• Write and edit copy for a multitude of companies in different niche markets.
• Develop and foster communicative and creative collaborations with clients in order to create effective content for diverse clients.
• Write and edit social media content for Facebook, blog posts, Twitter, Instagram, and WordPress.
• Write marketing and advertising content to promote produce and/or company growth.

Likeshuo Oct. 2018-Present
English Instructor
• Teaching English to Chinese adults online.
• Utilizing ELL pedagogical theory to ensure effective comprehension of the English language.

Community College of Aurora Aug. 2017-Jun. 2018
Adjunct Professor
• Teaching undergraduate writing composition, focused on the multiple genres of the research essay.
• Utilizing Feminist, Contemplative, and Critical pedagogical approaches to create an inclusive classroom environment.

Naropa University Aug. 2016-Jun. 2018
Adjunct Professor
• Teaching undergraduate writing composition, focused on the expository and research essays, in Core Writing Seminar classes.
• Teaching undergraduate creative writing and literature focused on historical writing and literary movements.
• Utilizing Feminist, Contemplative, and Critical pedagogical approaches to create an inclusive classroom environment.

Naropa Writing Center, Naropa University Aug. 2015-May 2017
Writing Fellow/Tutor
• One-on-one writing consulting for undergraduate and graduate writers for various writing skills and projects, including: face-to-face and online sessions, critical and creative writing, thesis development, essay organization, prewriting, research, revision, grammar, and citations (MLA, APA, and Chicago).
• Professional training on writing consulting with multilingual and disabled learners.

Rock 10 Insurance Services Jan. 2013-Oct. 2016
Senior Account Manager
Content Specialist and Marketing Manager
• Successfully oversee and build the Vice-President’s team and book of business through marketing, sales, and account maintenance.
• Train new employees to work accurately and quickly, with an extreme eye for detail.
• Compose and proofread marketing, social media, and website material for company website.
• Procure, create, and edit work from recruited writers.

Summer Writing Program, Naropa University Jun. 2016 & 2017
Faculty Liaison
• Successfully assist multiple guest faculty members with workshop materials, schedules, technology, and overall questions during the summer program.
• Assist university administration with scheduling, office organization, contracts, and faculty relations.

Additional Teaching Experience

Naropa Writing Center, Boulder, CO. Apr. 2017
Poetry Workshop Creation and Facilitation
• Create and co-teach a poetry workshop centered on intuition and felt sense.
• Use multisensory teaching to facilitate poetic brainstorming for developing and existing book projects.

Boulder Writers Warehouse, Boulder, CO. Mar. 2017
• Create and facilitate the “Orange Ritual”: a community ritual derived from my theory of Violation Poetics that focuses on exploring trauma and violence held in the body, and exorcising that violence through art making.

Gateway Battered Women’s Shelter, Aurora, CO. Jan. 2016- May 2016
Creative Writing Workshop Creation and Facilitation
• Create and facilitate a creative writing workshop
• The “Woman Warriors Workshop” focuses on poetry reading and writing from a feminist perspective.
• Foster a creative and supportive community of women through questioning, empowerment, and art from diverse voices.

Naropa University, Boulder, CO. Aug. 2015- Dec. 2015
Professional Development: Writing Pedagogy Seminar
Individual and Group Lessons
• Individual and group lessons implementing personal pedagogies, Feminist and Process, while incorporating contemplative learning practices.
• Create lesson plans that focus on and celebrate diversity and inclusivity.
• Completed the course with an A.

Naropa University, Boulder, CO. Dec. 2015
Documentary Poetics
Literary Presentation
• Lead class in an informative and creative engagement with T Fleischmann's book Syzygy, Beauty: An Essay, focusing on poetic technique of the author and application to individual writing processes.

Liberty High School, Bakersfield, CA. Aug. 2007- May 2008
Teaching Assistant
• Worked with, and assisted in, teaching a first grade class under the supervision of teacher, Lori Orndorff.

Published Works

the stove is off at home June 2018
Spuyten Duyvil Press, NYC

Tooth n Nail: practical advice from and for the everywoman April 2017
Publication of two poems:
• “Extraction” & "Spel to Awaken Lineage"

Beats: A Naropa Periodical March 2017
Publication of two poems:
• “Expiration” and “Dueling Diagnosis”

Bombay Gin 2017 Edition
Publication of two pieces:
• Poetics Interview & the poem “Nauthiz”

Who Want the World Like It Is: A 2016 Election Anthology Jan. 2017
Publication of essay, “Documentation of Apocalypse”

SWP Guerilla Lit Mag Summer 2016 & 2017 Editions
Publication of two poems:
• “Potential of a Yellow Center” & “Experiment #1”

The Birds We Piled Loosely April 2016 Edition
Publication of two poems:
• “I Made Love to Jack Kerouac”
• “Bakersfield”
Publishing Experience

Naropa University, Boulder, Co Present
BEATS: An Online Periodical
Guest Writer
• Guest writer for an online publication focusing on current events, social justice, and activism.

Naropa University, Boulder, Co June 2016 & 2017
SWP Guerrilla Lit Mag
• Head collaborator and editor of a student-ran publication representing student, faculty, and guest faculty writing and art from Summer Writing Program at Naropa University.

New Royalty Records, Deer Park, NY. Aug. 2012- Nov. 2012
The New Royalty Record
• Assis in the creation of an online blog for a music studio in Deer Park, NY.
• Interview key staff members and musicians.

Liberty High School, Bakersfield, CA. Aug. 2005- May 2007
The Revolution
Featured writer
• Write articles on educational and social issues of the time and setting.
• Learn and implement formatting and writing techniques.
• Develop networking, interviewing, and interpersonal skills.

Professional Development

Naropa Writing Center In-Services (1-2 hours each)
• Citation, led by Aisling Daly (September 11, 2015) - strategies and practice for consulting writers on MLA, APA, and Chicago style citations.
• Levels of the Mind, led by Blake Guffey (October 16, 2015) – strategies and practice of contemplative awareness to create an empathetic learning environment during a consultation or in the classroom.
• Diversity, led by Angelica Barraza (October 16, 2015) – identifying and working with privilege in a classroom or consultation. Learned strategies for tactfully disengaging conflict surrounding these topics.
• Stress, Trauma, and Anxiety, led by Brian Amsterdam (November 13, 2015) – strategies for being aware and sensitive to stress, trauma, and anxiety that a student may hold during a consultation.
• Offering and Holding Peace, led by Michael Antinori (November 13, 2015) – examples of one-on-one contemplative exercises that can be utilized in a consultation to hold peaceful space.
• Class & Access, led by Cait Turner (January 15, 2016) - bringing awareness to the limitations, opportunities, and social implications of working, middle, and owning class students in the classroom. Understanding and brainstorming pedagogical strategies to navigate these socially-imposed limitations.
• ESL Learners, led by Thea Bosselmann (January 15, 2016) – understanding ESL students’ anxieties, struggles, and cultural backgrounds. Brainstorming and questioning strategies for navigating these hurdles in consultations and classroom settings.
• Data Bodies, led by Jenni Ashby and Megan Heise (February 19, 2016) – analyzing data from the Writing Center and student evaluations of Writing Seminars I and II. Brainstorming collaborative ideas for collection of data and improving student satisfaction.

Offices of Student Life & Diversity & Inclusion Event- Lecture
• We ALL Can Do It! led by Deepti Misri (November 2, 2015) – discussion and definition of Transnational Feminism. Misri lectured on the marginalization of transnational women, how to identify this marginalization in modern media and academia, and how to avoid it in a classroom setting.

Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference (AWP Conference)
• Attend and work the Naropa University Table for 4 days, March 31-April 3, 2016 in Los Angeles, CA.

Professional Presentations and Readings

Summer Writing Program Panel June 2017
Naropa University
• Presenter of “The Orange Ritual: Activism & Community through Accessible Mediums.”

4x4 Reading Series April 2017
Denver University
• Chosen reader in the 4x4 Reading Series.

Leslie Scalapino Text & Image Symposium March 2017
Naropa University
• Chosen reader at Naropa University’s Text and Image Symposium. Following a lecture from Caroline Bergvall, I read from my forthcoming book and research surrounding Violation Poetics accompanied by a slideshow of images.

Violation Poetics: Panel Presentation Nov. 2016
Naropa University
• Presenter of “Violation Poetics,” a self-created poetic theory focusing on language violence within the female body, and creating art as a form of healing activism.

Naropa Writing Center In-Service March 2016
Naropa University
• Co-Presenter of “Anxiety Protocols,” discussing research of strategies in classrooms and writing centers in other institutions for handling anxiety, creating tools for on-the-spot recognition of anxiety in students/writers, brainstorming protocols for alerting and collaborating with other resources on campus to assist in the students’ struggles, and implementing “anxiety check-in’s” to find focused sources of students’ writing anxieties.

Writers in Community: Panel Presentation Dec. 2015
Naropa University
• Presenter of “Architecture of the Folds,” which analyzes the work of Lisa Robertson and the poetics of Soft Architecture, the physicality of language and the brain, and the implications of this construction through the lens of gender and sexuality.

Academic and Professional Memberships/Awards

• Member, The National Society of Leadership and Success 2014-Present
• Member, Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society 2014-Present
• Scholarship Recipient, Robert Creeley Scholarship 2016-2017
• Scholarship Recipient, Leslie Scalapino Scholarship 2017

Skills and Interests

• Co-conspirator of the collective.off.
• Charles Bukowski in performance of “The Beat Drags On.”
• Advanced in Microsoft Word.
• Proficient in Microsoft PowerPoint, Publisher, and Excel.
• Proficient in Adobe Acrobat.
• Proficient in social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Tumbler, BlogSpot, WordPress, and Twitter.
• Personal Passions: reading, writing, cooking, dancing, feminist theory, photography, music, traveling, surfing, film, sketching, painting, education, and crafting.

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