I am a writer and comedian with professional experience working with West Wing Writers, a prestigious speechwriting and communications firm. Additionally, I used to run the field trips program at 826DC during my time there as the Programs Assistant. I have a degree in Writing for Film and Television from Emerson College and I also have years of experience working in preschool classrooms.
Having begun my work in teaching with Jumpstart, a supplementary early childhood literacy program, I always focus on improving the foundation of a student's brain by improving reading comprehension skills and helping them focus on their thought process and reasoning above all else. Providing a student with the skills to draw connections and discover the central "why" of any question not only prepares them for their classes now, but ones in the future as well.
I'm happy to provide writing and reading help to students in grades K-12.
Reading and writing are supposed to be fun, contrary to what people think a lot of the time. As a working comedian with a degree in Writing for Film and Television, the skills I gained as a writer in high school have enabled me to work with some of the funniest, smartest people in the country. I even had the opportunity to submit jokes for famous politicians and impressive executives from the worlds of business and philanthropy during my time with West Wing Writers, a prestigious speechwriting and communications company.
Oftentimes, especially with academic papers, it can feel like you're trying to fit an outline or write what your teacher wants to hear; I want to change that. By helping you focus on your own voice, style, and perspective, I can help you separate your writing from the rest of the class.
My teaching experience comes largely through my time with Jumpstart and 826DC. With Jumpstart, an early childhood supplementary literacy program, I learned about early childhood development and focus on improving students' reading comprehension and understanding of the alphabet, along with basic concepts like rhyming. At 826DC, I ran the field trips program as Programs Assistant, where I oversaw field trips wherein classes of students (K-7) joined us to write their own story as a group, with myself or a volunteer leading the way with prompts and visualization exercises.
While I typically charge $50 an hour for writing and reading based homework help, I'm always open to negotiating my rates in order to fit your financial situation.
WEST WING WRITERS, New York, NY August 2016 - December 2016
Prepared remarks, blog posts, and other written work for clients including extensive punch-up, jokes, and comedic writing for speeches and large-scale humor events
Conducted research, assembled supplementary resources, and copyedited speeches
JUMPBUNCH, Washington, DC April 2016 - August 2016
Preschool Fitness Instructor
Planned and executed developmentally appropriate 30-90 minute classes for children aged 2-5
Managed classes of 4-20 children, adjusting for each new group and adapting lesson plans to ensure that the students had the opportunity to learn through play
826DC, Washington, DC March - July 2015
Responsible for all field trip logistics, including coordinating classes, scheduling volunteers, and maintaining communication with DC area teachers
Led writing-focused field trips for 1st-7th grades, improved daily programming, and published student work
Improved internal organization, revamping internal filing systems and drafting a variety of guides for volunteers and future employees
THE EMERSON CHANNEL, Boston, MA January 2013 - December 2014
Host & Staff Writer, “Closing Time with Kevin Seefried” & “Breaking News”
Hosted a late-night talk show, performing a topical monologue, desk pieces, features, and live interviews in front of a studio audience
Wrote monologue jokes, desk pieces, and video sketches both for myself and other performers
Edited submissions from staff writers, working directly with executive producers and head writer
JUMPSTART FOR YOUNG CHILDREN, Claremont, CA & Boston, MA 2010 - 2012, 2013
Team Leader/Corps Member, Supplementary Early Childhood Education Program
Managed a five person team, facilitating staff meetings, providing feedback, and supervising twice weekly sessions in a classroom of 17 students ages three to five
Received training in team management, leadership, and early childhood development
EMERSON COLLEGE, Boston, MA, December 2014
Bachelor of Arts in Writing for Film and Television
GPA: 3.7/4.0 | Honors: Cum Laude
Stand-Up Comedy: Appearances at 2014 Laughing Skull, Laughing Devil, Devil Cup, Laughing Derby, and Boston Comedy Festivals, 2015 Devil Cup, Inside Jokes, and Brooklyn Comedy Festivals, and 2016 202 Comedy Festival
Improvisational Comedy: Upright Citizens Brigade: Improv 101-301, ImprovBoston: Improv 101-201, Washington Improv Theater: Improv Levels 1-5
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