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Tutor profile: Erica N.

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About Erica

About Erica
Hi! I am Erica. I have been a tutor and writing assistant for over four years. I have had the opportunity to work with undergraduate, graduate, and international students, focusing on providing them with the tools to meet their learning goals. I specialize in English, Spanish, and linguistics. I am passionate about languages and learning. I would love to work with you and be there for you every step of the way!

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
For three years, I have taught undergraduate students, focusing on Rhetoric and Composition. With these students, I have primarily focused on developing their knowledge and understanding of advanced reading and writing skills. Also, I have worked with English language learning students, developing and leading workshops to meet their unique learning objectives. In addition to teaching reading and writing skills, I have tutored college students in introductory linguistic and semantics courses in both English and Spanish. Recently, I have been...
Education
Miami University - Oxford
Literatures, English
Master's Degree
2020 - 2022
University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
Linguistics - Spanish
Bachelor's Degree
2014 - 2020

Work Experience

Work Experience
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Suicide Prevention Peer Counselor
2019 - 2020
As a Peer Counselor, I presented workshops to train students to recognize the signs of suicide in peers, promoting mental health awareness on campus. This is especially important for my work as a tutor, as it helps me better work with students who are stressed. With my background in peer counseling, I am able to help students learn in a manner that is productive and beneficial for both their cognitive and mental health.
UWEC Nature Academy, Spanish Technical Curriculum Writer and Developer
2019 - 2020
I developed introductory Spanish curriculums to facilitate Spanish learning for beginning language learners. The lessons I designed and helped implement not only focus on the Spanish language but also on the cultures of Spanish-speakers.
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Center for Writing Excellence
2016 - 2020
As a Writing Assistant, I mentored diverse populations of undergraduate, graduate, and international students, assisting them with their English and Spanish compositions. In this position, I worked with students to develop critical thinking skills and to enhance their understanding of rhetoric. I have developed and lead rhetoric, composition, and Spanish workshops, collaborating with large groups of students, in order to increase their abilities to communicate effectively and make meaningful sense of the world around them.
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Chemistry Department, Computational Chemistry Lab Assistant
2017 - 2018
As a Peer Collaborator, I worked with professors to design selective inhibitors of Prolyl-tRNA Synthetase in order to understand this protein’s role in the production and destruction of cancer cells. I developed a computer software program that enables individuals with low vision to work in computational chemistry. I also worked as the lead grant writer, composing a grant that gained funding from the National Institute of Health to research the development of new cancer drugs.

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