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Amy S.

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UC, Irvine - UC, San Diego; La Sierra University; San Diego State University; Walla Walla University

Ph.D, 5th year – Theatre & Drama (emphases: Theory, Dramaturgy); MA – English Literature & Composition; MA – Theatre Arts; BA – English (minors: History, Drama)

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Tutoring Experience

I've earned: a BA in English with minors in History and Drama (Walla Walla University); a MA in Theatre Arts (SDSU); and a second MA in English Literature (La Sierra University). I am currently a 5th year Ph.D. student in the joint UC, Irvine-UC, San Diego Theatre Arts and Drama program. I spent one year working for a writing tutoring center, and subsequently ran the program for two years. In a prior summer, I taught literature to middle school students. Additionally, I taught college-level writing for three years, and have spent four years as an instructor of theatre history & culture at UC, Irvine. I have been a tutor for TutorNerd since fall 2017, with a number of standing clients. Currently, I specialize in college and graduate school applications, personal statement and essay preparation, and resume/CV editing.

Why choose Amy?

We can't all be great at everything and that's frustrating. Even among high achievers, it's hard to admit that a challenging subject doesn't come as easy as others. These looming roadblocks tend to become the subjects students "hate" - an unfortunate and avoidable fate if the dread is faced and eased. Too many times writing and English are labeled as hated subjects because they're over-thought and allowed to turn into giants that haunt students. So many of the students I tutor already know what they want to say, but simply need the right kind of help, and the right tools, to move them past their fear. The confidence they gain when they realize what they're capable of communicating through writing is incredible! (And, I truly love hearing back from clients, excited to share with me that they got into the college, grad program, or job to which I helped them apply!)

Other Interests

As the Treasurer for the University of California Graduate and Professional Council (UC systemwide graduate student representatives) and Chief of Staff the Associated Graduate Students for UC, Irvine, I spend a lot of time looking for ways to improve life for graduate students in their current and future endeavors. These positions have allowed me to travel statewide and to Washington D.C. for meetings with our academic and political leaders for our students' and their future. When not in the theatre or classroom, advocating, researching, or tutoring, I like to travel: if not somewhere too far, the beach will do!

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