Teaching

I take creative approaches to deepening the practice of writing through group workshops and individual instruction for writers of all ages. Using writing exercises and games, suggested readings, and collaborative revision strategies, I focus on engaging my students’ voices and natural self-expression.

Contact me with your programming ideas. Past and current clients include Nyack Library, Rockland Center for the Arts, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Orangeburg Library, and River River Writers Circle. I’m also adjunct faculty in literature at Ramapo College and an instructor at Writopia Lab.

Private tutoring

I make it fun: student-centered writing and reading help for grades 6 and up. Assistance with English coursework, supplemental writing instruction, and mentorship for young creative writers. Contact me for a free, half-hour trial session.

Homeschoolers’ English and literary studies course

This course focuses on writing and reading for the development of strong rhetorical and critical thinking skills. Classical and contemporary literature along with a balance of creative, argumentative, and analytical writing sets the framework for individualized instruction for each student. This is a mixed-age group of middle school and high school teens, meeting weekly during the academic year via Zoom on Wednesdays. Contact me for more information.

Indian cooking

While not a “literary art,” this creative discipline inspires wonderful storytelling and poetic flavors. For groups of up to 5 people, start with a tour of a local Indian market for ingredients and then prepare a meal with hands-on cooking instruction. My flat-rate teaching fee is $300, and the ingredients’ cost depends on your menu. Email me for more details.