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Lessons offered by Alex
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Academic English
  • Reading
  • Literature
  • Creative writing
  • Essay writing
  • Dissertation and thesis writing preparation
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • College / University
  • Adult Education
  • MBA

Former University English Instructor in ATL (Literature, Creative Writing, Essay Writing)

Methodology

Reading and writing are recursive acts. They are something we have to repeat over and over in order to become proficient. In writing we create, revise, recreate, and re-revise. In reading we read, interpret, reread, and interpret again. Language is a tool that we yield to express our most inner selves. I spark students' interest in English by guiding them to its true potential.

Background

I am a writer, editor, and teacher who recently completed my Masters of Fine Arts in English (Creative Writing) at The University of Alabama. I also have over a decade of experience in customer service. I am currently based in Atlanta, Georgia.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $20/h
Lessons offered by Alex
Individual
The lessons will be held
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Academic English
  • Reading
  • Literature
  • Creative writing
  • Essay writing
  • Dissertation and thesis writing preparation
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • College / University
  • Adult Education
  • MBA

Alex's resume

EXPERIENCE


Department of English, The University of Alabama August 2014 – May 2018 Tuscaloosa, AL
English Instructor

Courses taught: EN301 Prose Tour
EN206 British Literature II
EN200 Introduction to Creative Writing
EN103 Advanced Composition
EN102 Composition II
EN101 Composition I



Prison Arts + Education Project January 2017 – May 2017 Auburn, AL
English Instructor
- Taught a semester-long introductory linguistics course at a medium-security prison in Bibb County, Alabama



McSweeney's June 2013 – September 2014
San Francisco, CA
Editorial Intern
- Copyedit and proofread content for national publications such as McSweeney's Quarterly Concern (issues 44 – 47), The Believer (volume 10 – 13) , Best American Non-Required Reading 2013, and the memoir Real Man Adventures
- Fact-check reviews for The Believer (volume 10 – 13)
- Publicity for the books Lost Sloth and How Music Works, including outreach to media, curation of online content, and contacting potential wholesale buyers
- Read unsolicited book manuscripts and short story submissions from a substantial slush pile
- Provide representation for the publishing house and its related non-profit organizations at events, including San Francisco Wine Riot 2013
- Preparation of company materials to be archived at the University of Texas
Canyon Market August 2013 – July 2014
San Francisco, CA
Stocking, Merchandising, Customer Service
- Management of grocery, beverage, and wine merchandise from back stock to the floor, including receiving deliveries and proper rotation of perishable goods
- Closing duties such as cleaning and logging damaged or expired products
- Providing customer service over the phone and in person, including special orders
- Maintaining an orderly and attractive appearance throughout the store




The Iowa Review August 2012 – May 2013
Iowa City, IA
Editorial Assistant, Nonfiction
- Read hundreds of unsolicited manuscripts to curate content for a nationally renown literary journal (Vol. 43, No. 2 – Vol. 43, No. 3)
- Developed attention to grammatical detail, subject choice and originality
- Gained familiarity with the contemporary literary community on a local and national scale through exposure to other journals and regular attendance at author readings



John’s Grocery, Inc. June 2008 – May 2013
Iowa City, IA
Manager, Cashier, Customer Service
- Supervised a team of three to five employees at a family-own grocery store and provided instruction to
new colleagues
- Interacted with a large, diverse clientele in-store and at related social events including beer tastings and outdoor festivals
- Opening and closing duties, including cleaning and cash register reconciliation
- Gained a comprehensive knowledge of specialty liquors, wines and over 1500 types of beer


EDUCATION

The University of Alabama Class of 2018
Tuscaloosa, AL
Master of Fine Arts in English, Creative Writing

University of Iowa Class of 2013
Iowa City, IA
Bachelor of Arts in comparative literature and French
Writing Certificate



FILM

Bullet Hands
Documentary, 10m
Official Selection of the 2017 Sidewalk Film Festival in Birmingham, AL
(concealed information) (password: boxing)





PUBLICATIONS

Motherboard
“My Roommate, The Dark Net Druglord”, March 2015
(concealed information)

McSweeney's Quarterly Concern
Contributor, Issue 47
Summer 2014

The Believer
Contributor
Fall 2014

Earthwords: An Undergraduate Literary Review
“Things That Aren't There”, Spring 2013
(concealed information)
The Daily Palette
“In The Lace”, July 2011
(concealed information)
The Daily Palette
“L'Homme”, November 2009
(concealed information)

Dejour Magazine
“Eurotrash in America”, April 2008
(concealed information)

Dejour Magazine
“How to Drink Diet Coke (Like a Celebrity)”, March 2008
(concealed information)



AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS

Truman Capote Scholarship
The University of Alabama
August 2014 – May 2018

Coal Royalty Scholarship
The University of Alabama
August 2014 – May 2018

The Norton Writer's Prize
Finalist
2014

Norman Mailer College Writing Award
Finalist
2012

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