I'm a lifelong tutor with many skills and clever ways of combining them to make learning fun. As a published writer, I've helped many respected authors with their work, along with students at Syracuse University, the Gotham Writers' Workshop, and elementary, middle, and high schools. And a degree in Fine Art lets me use imagery to enliven any lesson. I also spent decades editing Harper's Magazine and working for public radio, including WNYC, WBAI, and WBEZ, where I was often a guest, so I'm excellent at intriguing talk and careful listening. Since 2004, I've helped kids in all subjects at the fantastic 826NYC, where I also illustrate students’ stories right before their eyes. I can even help change your mood after a bad day and let your life experiences help you learn, since these are what you know best. As a kid I often tutored my little brother, and this inspired me to teach. My main goal is to increase students’ confidence and excitement about learning. Then everything is possible.
For 20 years, I wrote and edited at Harper's Magazine, and was the author of the globally syndicated Harper's Index, renown for its wit and creativity, along with two books based on the feature. I edited the work of David Foster Wallace, George Saunders, Joyce Carol Oates, George Plimpton, Nadine Gordimer, Richard Russo, T. Coraghessan Boyle, Pico Iyer, Paula Fox, Allan Gurganus, and Jack Hitt, among others, as well as many emerging writers. For Harper’s, I also edited and chose art, illustrated ad copy, appeared as a regular public radio guest, and created and ran an internship program that set 200 recent college graduates on the path to some amazing careers.
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· Creative Writing · In studio
I still follow the advice she gave our class. Just a few days ago I followed through on a suggestion she had made and it has produced good results.
I wish I could continue to attend her class but I have unfortunately moved far away. I enthusiastically recommend her. She will inspire you too.
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· Essay Writing · In home