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Lessons offered by Michael
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Academic English
  • Reading
  • Literature
  • Essay writing
  • English literature
  • Rhetoric
Levels
  • All Levels

Honors English graduate offering lessons in writing, rhetoric, and all things literary

Methodology

I approach teaching as an open-ended process. I believe that it is from the needs and experiences of students that teachers must draw their approach. For this reason, my lesson plans are guidelines to be revised as we go along, ultimately helping the student reach his or her goals.

Background

I am a recent English literature graduate of Adelphi University currently in the process of applying to doctoral programs. I have a deep knowledge of literature as both a subject and as a pedagogical tool. Reading and writing are not only worth studying for their own sake, they also help students and professionals to sharpen their critical thinking and reading skills.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $20/h
Lessons offered by Michael
Individual
The lessons will be held
at his home
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Academic English
  • Reading
  • Literature
  • Essay writing
  • English literature
  • Rhetoric
Levels
  • All Levels

Michael's resume

MICHAEL DUCKER
51 Hooper St.
Port Jefferson Station, NY
(concealed information)
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Education

Adelphi University, Garden City, NY
Bachelor of Arts in English Literature
Honors College
Graduation Date: December 2019
➢ Honors Thesis: A Chronotope Commensurate with the Earth: Bakhtin, Ecocriticism, and Cyclonopedia
➢ Frank Dickinson Blodgett Prize for the Best Work in the Humanities for Honors Thesis
➢ Koster Award: Highest Deparmental GPA for Graduating Class
➢ Adelphi University Presidential Scholarship, 2015-2019
Publications

Illuminate: A Journal of Undergraduate Research
 Ducker, Michael. “The Bluest Eye, Being Outdoors, and the Experience of Pain.” Illuminate, 2020.
Conference Presentation

Northeast Regional Honors Conference, 2020
 Presentation Title: “Ecocriticism and Contemporary Literature”
 Postponed due to COVID-19 Pandemic
Professional Experience

Freelance Writer and Editor
Upwork.com January 2020 - Present
 Work with a diverse array of freelance clients to develop articles and copy
 Responsible for researching, writing, and editing articles based on specific client needs
Furdooz.com January 2020 - Present
 Contribute and publish new content for blog
 Assist with researching industry-related topics
Honors College Summer Research Fellow Summer 2018 & 2019
Adelphi University Honors College
 Studied and analyzed literary studies, contemporary literary fiction, 20th century philosophy and social theory
 Summarized research findings into weekly reports
 Met weekly with advisor to discuss readings
 Presented findings to Adelphi Honors College Dean Richard Garner and respective staff
 Granted independently two consecutive academic years.
Hall Attendant
Adelphi University September 2016 – May 2019
 Assured frontline safety of resident halls
 Interacted with residents and guests
 Coordinates with resident advisors to create a welcoming but safe atmosphere
Library Page
Comsewogue Public Library August 2014 – August 2015
➢ Ensured shelves and floors were kept in proper order, ensuring easy and accurate use for patrons.
➢ Worked to assist librarians in setting up and running programs with the patrons of all age groups.
➢ Provided patrons with information necessary for the location of books, newspapers, and library services.
➢ Assisted librarians with issues concerning sorting and organization of online systems

Volunteer Work

Transcription Volunteer
Zooniverse.org April 2020 – Present
 Work on “Criminal Characters” Project
 Assist with transcription of 19th and 20th century Australian prison records to help uncover and document stories of prisoners
 Experience in reading and transcribing documents competently, quickly, and with an attention to detail
Skills

Academic Research and Writing
Copy Editing
Copywriting
Proficient in Microsoft and Google Suites
Transcription

Languages

French (Intermediate in speaking and writing)

Academic Areas of Interest

Contemporary Anglophone Literatures
American Literature
Ecocriticism
The Postmodern Novel
Theories of the Avant-Garde
Literary and Critical Theory
James Joyce Studies

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