I have been an educator, in one form or another, the length of my career.
Even my editing approach is shaped by my writing center and language teaching experiences. In the classroom, I use active-learning and community-based approaches to help students connect their learning to their experiences, knowledge, and communities.
- Writing to Inform & Explain (FYW)
- Introduction to Research Writing (FYW)
- Writing Argumentative & Persuasive Texts
- Writing Culture
- Writing for Community Service
Additionally, check out a few of the lessons that I put on YouTube for students in my hybrid/online course “Introduction to Research Writing” (Spring 2020) and my interview on the podcast It’s About Language.
Writing Center and Writing in the Disciplines
- Business Writing Guide
- Developing a Trend of Great Business Student Writers (white paper)
- Grammar & Mechanics Workbook
- Research in Business Series
- Strong Series
Foreign & Second Language Teaching
In college, I worked as a French teaching assistant for the Department of Modern Languages, then I became an English language teacher in Yamanashi-ken, Japan. These experiences–helping others learn the intricacies and patterns of languages and the cultures intimately connected to those languages–have played an ongoing and important role in my teaching and my editing. I have drawn on these experiences in particular with my editing work for the U.S. Department of State’s Office of English Language Programs and for clients around the world.