Service Areas: Washington, D.C.
Specialties: Thinking Organized’s Core Focus Areas: Time Management; Material Organization; Studying Strategies; Note-taking; Written Language; Emphasis on Writing
Education: B.A. in English from Northwest Missouri State University; M.A. in English from the Catholic University of America; Candidate for Ph.D in English from the Catholic University of America
Experience: Michael is in his second year of tutoring in writing at the Catholic University of America Writing Center. He studies American literature, with a particular interest in its intersections and relations with visual art.
What do you enjoy most about tutoring at Thinking Organized?
I have found that when someone puts his or her mind to work and finds a way to use that energy to craft a new idea or a new experience, there is a great deal of excitement and personal enjoyment to be had. I love watching the students I work with find new ways to put their thoughts into action or to give expression to their curiosities: it is very rewarding.
What has been your greatest personal and/or professional achievement and why?
My graduate education is, I feel, my greatest personal achievement. I have the opportunity to devote my time to exploring the art and ideas that make the world a place worth being in, and I get to learn new things every day.
What interesting fact would your clients & colleagues be most surprised to learn about you?
Though I am an English graduate student now, before high school I strongly disliked anything seen as “classic” literature: I thought it was boring and tedious. It took me a while to warm up to it, though once I did, I did in a big way.