Tutor and Columbia University Graduate
Hello! My name is Michelle. I graduated magna cum laude from Barnard College, Columbia University, where I majored in English with departmental honors, and concentrated (a.k.a. minored) in Creative Writing and Film Studies. I'm currently pursuing a Master's in literature at the University of Chicago. I spent several semesters as an editorial intern, reviewing manuscripts and writing reports about them. On campus, I worked on literary magazines, and even started one of my own. All of these experiences have given me a comprehensive understanding of different kinds of writing, whether that writing is an essay you hand into a professor or a novel you want to get published or anything in between.
I'm interested in teaching students how to write better--more importantly, how to think about their writing in a way that will help them communicate more effectively. Writing can open up opportunities for anyone, regardless of their field of study. I've won awards, received fellowships, and found jobs and internships through my writing. Most importantly, I've developed precise, persuasive ways to express myself. I hope to help students do the same.