Private tutor in Lansing, MI
Michigan State University, BA 2012 English - Film Studies Michigan State University, BA 2012 Psychology Michigan State University, MA expected 2015 English
I am a teaching assistant in English and general humanities classes at Michigan State University and am in the process of earning a Master's degree in English. I have a passion for teaching and helping to make literature and other humanities subjects feel more accessible and relevant to students who struggle with those fields. I have Bachelors degrees in both English and Psychology from Michigan State and am very comfortable tutoring in both of these areas. English courses taken: High school -AP Language (A) -AP Literature (A) Undergraduate -Introduction to the Study of English (3.5) -Introduction the Study of Film (3.5) -Literature in English 1789-1900 (3.5) -Contemporary Film & Media Theory (3.0) -Classical Film Media Theory (3.5) -Readings in Jewish Literature (3.5) -Seminar in Gender & Literature (3.5) -Studies in Film Genres The Gangster Film (4.0) -Seminar in Film & Media Theory (4.0) -Historical Approaches to Film (4.0) -Seminar in 20th/21st Century British Literature (4.0) -Studies in Medieval/Early Modern Literature (4.0) -Seminar in Black Cinema (4.0) Graduate: -Introduction to Graduate Studies (4.0) -Seminar in Political Literatures (4.0) -Introduction to Literary Criticism & Theory (4.0) -Seminar in Modernist Literature & Film (4.0) Psychology Courses Taken: Undergraduate: -Introductory Psychology (4.0) -Child and Family Developmental Psychology (4.0) -Cognitive Psychology (3.5) -Personality Psychology (3.5) -Abnormal Psychology (3.5) -Psychology of Women (3.5) -Developmental Psychology (3.5) Undergraduate Courses Taught: -Integrated Arts & Humanities 221C: Representations of Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality in the Modern World (grader; discussion facilitator) -Integrated Arts & Humanities 207: Race in US Literature and Film 1776 - Present (recitation leader) For both of the courses above, in addition to grading, facilitating discussion, and leading recitation, I offered office hours every week in which I would meet with students one on one to discuss course concepts, potential paper topics, writing strategies, and how to improve writing they've already done. I am extremely patient and am good at responding to students' frustrations. I have over 60 hours of training as a crisis counselor with the Listening Ear and I find that these skills carry over very well to listening and responding to student concerns.
Monday after 5PM, Tues/Thurs after 6PM, Friday after 12 Noon, Saturday after 9AM, Sunday in the evening
Up to 20 minutes away for no additional charge, Up to 30 minutes away for a flat fee
My research in graduate school is focused on gender and social issues in contemporary film, media, and literature. Outside of my reading, writing, and research, I enjoy running, doing yoga, going to farmer's markets, indoor gardening, cooking, baking, and listening to and playing music (I play the cello). Also, I love pets (I have 3 bunnies and a family dog I love to take for walks and runs when I visit home!), so meeting in a home with pets is not only doable but definitely a nice little bonus for me!
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