I am an experienced tutor and published writer residing in Bend, Oregon! I strongly believe in the transformative power of learning, and as a tutor, I am passionate about empowering students to pursue what inspires them intellectually. Because my educational experience gave me the tools to evolve my own creative and critical thinking skills, I aim to do the same for tutoring clients.

I have five years of experience tutoring students of all ages. As a private tutor, I specialize in English Literature and Writing, including basic writing and reading skills, literary analyses, college essays, and research papers. I was an academic coach with the Learning Resource Center during graduate school, where I provided personalized instruction to undergraduates, including non-native speakers, on a wide range of writing assignments. Additionally, I supported students outside of class as a teaching assistant for three undergraduate writing classes: an introductory course for ESL students, and two advanced theme-centered courses.

I believe that my positive energy, creativity, and friendly personality have proven valuable to clients. As a tutor, I strive to create a path for students to achieve their goals, and am therefore open to suggestions on how to best create this collaborative relationship with the students I work with. I always endeavor to inspire students to find their strengths and develop innovative ideas with a mindful, imaginative, and compassionate approach.

Jamie's qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: BA in English and Philosophy, University of Colorado at Boulder
Graduate Degree: MFA in Writing, California College of the Arts


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Tutoring Subjects