I’ve taught creative writing through Duke University’s OLLI Extension, dedicated to providing excellent education for adult learners, and through Skillshare, an online learning community with over two millino student.
I've also taught at Stanford University and UC Berkeley through Education Unlimited, one of the nation's leading summer academic enrichment program providers.
I began teaching at the Monterey Bay Writers Studio—an organization I cofounded supporting the literary arts in the Central Coast of California through a diverse offering of classes, workshops, and events.
Creative Writing Instructor - Duke University
I led a six-week intensive writing course through Duke University's OLLI Extension focusing on the fundamental elements of fiction (Structure and Point of View, Setting and Pacing, Conflict and Dialogue, and Character), practicing specific methods for revision, and strategies for working with second drafts.
Creative Writing Instructor - Skillshare
With Skillshare, I led an online writing class on Igniting The Fictional Dream: Setting And The Senses. I provided bite-sized lessons and participants complete creative projects on their own timelines along the way.
Creative Writing Instructor - Education Unlimited
I designed and implemented creative writing, personal statement writing, and critical reading curricula for advanced high school students at Stanford University and UC Berkeley through Education Unlimited. I diagnosed the needs of individual student participants and took steps to execute a course of instruction that resulted in a high level of student and parental satisfaction.
Lead Faculty - Monterey Bay Writers Studio
For the Monterey Bay Writers Studio, I developed a core curriculum and evaluated student work with an emphasis on revision, restructuring, and publication, for four creative writing classes. I applied a variety of classroom strategies and structures including lecture, discussion, close reading, and workshop for fiction and non-fiction courses.