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Who is The English Professorional?

With a Ph.D. in English, I have more than 20 years’ experience designing, facilitating, promoting and assessing educational programs for a range of audiences, including 12+ years as an English professor, two years as director of a college-based Writing Center, and a stint as director of a college readiness program for underserved middle and high school students.

As a consultant and coach, I combine competencies—in curriculum development and  instruction, educational program development and management, as well as writing and editing—to deliver a wide range of consulting services to organizations and individuals alike. I offer a suite of customized services and I specialize in (1) adolescent and adult literacy, critical and media literacies, (2) asset-based and culturally-responsive approaches to curriculum development, teaching and learning, and (3) strategic communications, framing and messaging.

Why Work with Me?

Whether I’m working through an organization or providing direct services, I coach clients towards practicable success. If your goal concerns the written or spoken word in English, I bring the expertise to help you produce flawless work. When the goal is academic success, I transform students into active learners: coaching them towards the critical thinking skills, the creative problem solving capacities, the self-organizing abilities, and the self-assurance that will allow them to excel in any academic work and career field. If your goal is bringing the best out of young people or staff members, I provide the instructional know-how to customize youth and professional development sessions that will enhance specific knowledge sets, competencies, and skills, particularly as relates to leveraging personal strengths, ensuring effective cross-cultural engagements, developing academic success skills, and mastering writing tasks.

What Services Do I Offer for Organizations?

Program/Workshop Creation and Facilitation

  • Academic enrichment
  • Literacy interventions
  • Culturally-responsive teaching
  • Youth development and training
  • Professional development and training

Curriculum Development and Direct Instruction Ÿ

  • Culturally-responsive approaches to curricular development, curriculum development, teaching and learning
  • Cross-cultural engagements
  • Academic success skill development
  • English Language Arts: writing, literature, critical analysis
  • Literacies: basic literacy, critical literacy, media literacy, culturally-sustaining literacies
  • Cultural/social awareness and development

Editing

  • Editing, critical feedback and proofreading services for flawless academic, professional and personal essays, whitepapers and reports—includes, but is not limited to checking: citation style (i.e., MLA, APA, Chicago…), appropriate placement of citations, and effectiveness of structure, word choice, grammar, punctuation, (no academic ghostwriting!).
  • Website/Blog/Digital Copy editing & proofreading—let me look it over before you go live to ensure that all “copy” is error-free, formatted for user-ease of reading, worded strategically, consistently, professionally, and with basic SEO optimization in mind.

What Services Do I Offer for Individuals and Small Groups?

  • Academic success coaching—over multiple sessions, I transform students into learners, coaching you towards the critical thinking skills, the creative problem solving capacities, the self-organizing abilities, and the self-assurance that will allow you to excel in any academic work and career field.
  • Standardized test preparation services—tips, practice and customized feedback.
  • College/graduate school-application guidance, feedback and editing.
  • Editing, critical feedback and proofreading services to produce flawless academic, professional and personal essays, whitepapers and reports —includes, but is not limited to, checking: citation style (i.e. MLA, APA, Chicago, Harvard), appropriate placement of citations, prose, structure, word choice, grammar, punctuation, efficiency, effectiveness (no academic ghostwriting!).
  • Website/Blog/Digital Copy editing & proofreading—let me look it over before you go live to ensure that all “copy” is error-free, formatted for user-ease of reading, worded strategically, consistently, professionally, and with basic SEO optimization in mind.

What Custom Services Do I Offer?

  • College Application Assistance Package—organize and schedule application requirements; edit/proofread all submissions.
  • How to be a College Student Package—coaching work over multiple sessions to develop strategies for success—includes starting on best foot, how to interact with professors, organization and prioritizing, study skills based on individual learning styles, basic research, how to maximize the college experience, managing stress, and maintaining life/study balance.
  • Research in most subject areas and typed summary of findings, including citations.
  • Other customized services—just ask!

 How Do I Work?

  • Face-to-Face (Greater Cincinnati, OH area) and Online, using video calls, webinars, cloud technology and other digital tools.

What Can You Expect When Working with Me?

  • Highly customized services, tailored to the unique needs of clients and learners of every skill level.
  • Enthusiastic, personable and professional support for your academic and editorial  success.

Who Have I Worked With?

I have:

  • Taught and provided developmental coaching, writing consultation, and editing services to 1,000s of students—from elementary to graduate levels—and even a few professors.
  • Developed college readiness programs and services for traditionally underserved students, grades 7-16, helping them explore, prepare for, select and successfully transition to college programs.
  • Guided 87% of clients in a Veterans Upward Bound Program through academic preparation for, and successful enrollment in, secondary education programs.
  • Contracted with Collegewise—a national college admissions counseling organization—to provide critical feedback, revision suggestions and proofreading on college applicants’ personal essays.
  • Developed and facilitated Bond Hill Elementary School’s 2015 and 2016 Educational Enrichment Summer Program for under-served P-6 graders, on behalf of Envision Children Learning.
  • Presented “Black Youth: Who We Are/Not: An Interactive Workshop” for the City of Cincinnati’s Annual Youth Summit, which was designed to help Black high-schoolers to unpack negative media portrayals, to guide them in developing more balanced, positive self-images and, therefore, to empower them toward creating positive, productive, and rewarding choices.

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