2.5 years as a part-time lecturer for the California State University system, teaching first-year composition, science writing, technical writing, and advanced college composition. -- 3.5 years as a Graduate Teaching Assistant, teaching first-year composition and technical writing. -- 3 years as a writing center tutor, assisting students with all aspects of the writing process.
Students spend a majority of the class period talking in groups, brainstorming, and drafting. Regardless of the specific course topic, students connect writing to their academic major, current events, and even music and media. The primary goal for my writing courses is to help students merge their personal interests -- vocational or extracurricular -- to the process of writing and to use those interests to fuel the various writing and research projects that they conduct.
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PhD in English, with a specialization in composition, assessment, and economics from Washington State University -- MA in English, Rhetoric, and Composition from Cal State Long Beach-- MPP in Public Policy from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo -- BA in English, minor in Business Administration from UC Riverside
I provide 11th, 12th, and first-year college English teachers with prompts, in-class activities, and rubrics that will prepare their students for first-year composition and college level writing. I have developed an entire first-year composition curriculum with a music and media theme, which I have taught and fine-tuned for 5+ years. My experience indicates that students gravitate toward generating their own material within assignment parameters and this increases their motivation to tackle difficult writing tasks. I am happy to share and/or design assignment sequences for advanced college composition, science writing, and technical writing as requested by TPT clients.