About Prof. A: I grew up on the east coast, earned a B.A. in English and Psychology from Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania and an M.A. in English Education from Brown University in Rhode Island. I have been teaching and tutoring English, reading, and creative writing for twenty years. One of my favorite topics to teach is how to write personal statements for college application essays. I love getting to know my students via the power of their personal stories.
When I am not teaching, I enjoy playing with my young daughter, hiking, and, yes, writing and reading. I enjoy lots of popular fiction written for young adults such The Book Thief, Just in Case, Speak, Thirteen Reasons Why, The Fault in Our Stars, and Divergent. I have written one young adult novel, but I haven't been published...yet. Stay tuned!