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Tutor profile: Fain R.

Fain R.
First-Year Writing Instructor at Indiana University - Bloomington


About Fain

About Fain
I'm a PhD student in the English department at Indiana University - Bloomington, where I'm obsessing over trying to understand this whole writing business. What is it? How does it actually work? And what's the fastest way to teach students everything I wish I'd known when I was in their shoes? That, in a nutshell, is everything I've been thinking about for the past seven years or so (even since I started as a writing tutor in undergrad and noticing students coming in with the same sorts of problems, day after day). I like to think I've even...

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
I have spent the better part of my postsecondary education and subsequent career tutoring students, teaching courses, and developing curricula—all of it with an eye toward the attitudes and practices that students bring to writing. Tutoring, in particular, has been and remains a special passion of mine amidst all this, and I have done quite a bit of it over the years: at my undergraduate institution, at my first graduate program, and, of course, at home for various friends and family. However, my most rewarding tutoring experience was the time...
Indiana University - Bloomington
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
2020 - 2025
University of Virginia
Master's Degree
2018 - 2020
Hamilton College
Literature (Creative Writing)
Bachelor's Degree
2013 - 2017

Work Experience

Work Experience
Indiana University, Bloomington, Associate Instructor
2020 - Present
Teaching first-year writing course designed to help students learn to use writing as a means of critical inquiry and to prepare them for future college writing demands
University of Virginia, Graduate Teaching Assistant
2019 - 2020
Taught first-year writing course designed to help students learn to use writing as a means of critical inquiry and to prepare them for future college writing demands
University of Virginia Writing Center, Online Resources Writer
2019 - 2019
Planned and developed new online writing resources for nascent Writing Center website
University of Virginia Writing Center, Writing Tutor
2018 - 2019
Tutored fellow students on drafting and revising writing for class assignments and outside projects
Greensville County High School, Teacher (English)
2017 - 2018
Taught English at the 9th Grade, 9th Grade Advanced, and 10th Grade levels to prepare students for S.O.L. testing and future high school courses
Hamilton College Writing Center, Online Resources Consultant
2017 - 2017
Compiled and analyzed information about Writing Center’s online writing resources to devise methods for making these resources more accessible and appealing to students
Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP), Writing Tutor, Assistant Teacher
2017 - 2017
Tutored and helped teach college-level writing skills to incoming freshmen from disadvantaged backgrounds to prepare them for expectations and rigor of undergraduate writing
Hamilton College Writing Center, Lowerre Writing Tutor
2015 - 2017
Tutored fellow students on writing and revising essays for class assignments
College School (Richmond, VA), Teacher
2016 - 2016
Taught a self-designed summer essay-writing clinic to prepare senior high school students for college-level writing


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