I know what it's like to feel that fire under your skin that there is something more that you want to do with your life, but to not know where to start or fit the world's ideal mold. I know what it's like to want to learn things when they don't come naturally to you. I know what it's like be knocked down again and gain, and to get back up. I know what it's like to persist on days when you don't know what you're doing or if you'll make it, and make it work anyway. I take these personal experiences and use them to relate to you with understanding and compassion. I've achieved many goals despite challenges, and I can help you do the same in your writing life or your journey to emotional wholeness, because I understand what it's like to be there. You only have to be willing. I can help you Stop Striving and Start Thriving.
With seventeen years experience as an Assistant Professor in English, writing, and composition at Georgia Southern and Southern New Hampshire, I have experience teaching writing and composition, creative writing, critical thinking and logic, online learning, research methods, first year college experience, English as a Second Language, conversation and presentation skills, creative writing, student-centered learning, editing, grammar, and literature.
After finishing school, I learned to teach others to write by being thrown into a college writing classroom with little experience. With the help of other amazing teachers, I taught myself how to teach while I was doing it. In this fifteen year experience, I learned to make writing fun and easy to understand for students at different levels in the writing process. I also created used years of study and research to create meditations and classes for those in which basic strategies to heal emotional trauma, anxiety, and depression found little relief. Strong teaching evaluations from students backed that there was something to the techniques I was using, because students were benefiting from them. In the end, my chief goals always to help students learn, enjoy, and love writing and to find emotional wholeness in applicable ways.