I have taught college level writing for 10 years. So I have experience helping with essays and term papers, technical writing, thesis writing and creative writing.
When you submit a paper to me I will return it with a line by line edit and also narrative comments about my thoughts on the work. This will give you detailed guidance.
My teaching style is to use the Socratic method--to draw out your critical thinking skills by asking thought provoking questions.
I have taught writing courses at New Mexico Highlands University for the past 10 years. During that time I've averaged a score of 4.5 on a 5 point scale on all accumulated student evaluations.
Many of my students go one to advanced studies and careers in which their writing skills are an invaluable resource.
Charges are made for both lesson time plus time for reading and reviewing and editing written assignments.
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M.F.A. Creative Writing, Antioch University Los Angeles, 2004
Critical paper “Between the Wish and the Thing: the Horses of John Grady Cole in All the Pretty Horses.” Thesis “Don’t Let All the Pretty Days Get By” a novel. Mentor, Nancy Zafris, series editor for the Flannery O’Connor award for short fiction.
B.S., Biological Sciences Kansas State University, 1966
Honors and Awards
Nine New Mexico Press Association E.H. Shaffer awards for writing; investigative journalism (2001), news and in-depth (2000), feature (1999), in-depth, feature and sports (1998), news and in-depth (1997).
Commendation for community service presented by Albuquerque Mayor Martin
Commendation from the New Mexico State Senate for Community Service.
Adjunct Instructor, New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, New Mexico, 2007 to
Teach Technical Writing, a 300 level course, both as an online course using Blackboard/Desire2Learn and WEB CT and in a traditional classroom setting. Also taught freshman Composition I and II. Supervisors were Helen Blythe and Barbara Reisch.
Adjunct Instructor, Luna Community College, 2005 to Present
Teach English Composition I and II and Introduction to Creative Writing. My supervisor were Eloy Gonzales and Shirley Marlowe
Reporter, Union County Leader Clayton, New Mexico
General assignment news reporting including in-depth, investigative, feature, sports and reviews for a weekly newspaper serving northeastern New Mexico.
Topics covered included state and local government, environment, agriculture, health care and economic development.
Editor, New Mexicans for Quality Long Term Care
Organizer and founding member of statewide grass roots nursing home advocacy organization. Editor/writer of monthly organization newsletter. Also research and write legislative recommendations on state nursing home reform for presentation to the Interim Health and Human Services Legislative Committee. Lobbied for nursing home minimum staffing legislation in 1997 New Mexico state legislative session. Negotiated a compromise bill that passed with both industry and advocate support but was vetoed by the Governor.
Peace Corps volunteer, Nigeria and Kenya
Assistant Field Biologist Serengeti Research Institute., Tanzania. Also high school science teacher in biology, chemistry and physics, Nigeria and Kenya.
Bruce Hoppe, Don’t Let All The Pretty Days Get By (Santa Fe: Back-to-One Books, 2004) Bruce Hoppe, The Thomas Ladies Club (Santa Fe: Back-to-One Books, 2009)
Bruce Hoppe, “Haulin’ for the World” (A short story, Kindle e-reader Amazon)
Familiar with teaching online courses with Blackboard and Desire2Learn and WEB CT. Also the use of Word, Exel, Power Point and page layout programs.
Helen Aparicio Blythe Ph.D. English & Philsophy
Assistant Professor, Director of Graduate Studies in English/Department Chair
New Mexico Highlands University Phone: (concealed information) (concealed information)
Barbara Risch Ph.D. English & Philsophy Professor
New Mexico Highlands University
Las Vegas, New Mexico 87701
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Humanities Department Chair
Luna Community College
366 Luna Drive
Las Vegas, New Mexico 87701 (concealed information)
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It is my pleasure to recommend Bruce as an exceptional writing tutor. His experience and skills in teaching and writing enable him to meet a variety of writing needs. Whether you are interested in creative, academic, technical or journalistic writing, Bruce is able to provide the service that will result in an excellent final product. As a tutor, he has exceptional patience and takes time to ensure that the writer is engaged and happy with the process. You will not find a more qualified and conscientious writing professional.
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