Teaching and Tutoring
British and American Literatures
In addition to Anglo and Latin American women’s literatures of the 20th century, I’m familiar with British and American literatures in general, from the early modern period to present-day. I teach a variety of literary forms and genres including poetry, prose, plays, and new media. I coach students to read literary texts using different critical and theoretical approaches and offer tips for close reading.
Writing is hell for everyone but it can be especially challenging for students who feel self-conscious about grammar or English language proficiency. For this reason, I privilege reading and the study of rhetoric (persuasive, evidence-based arguments) over grammar drills. Good readers become good writers, and good ideas are harder to develop than good grammar.