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Ambar M.

Private tutor in Madison, WI

Education

EDUCATION University of Wisconsin-Madison Ph.D. Literary Studies, 2018 M.A. Literary Studies, 2012 Concentration: American and African-American Literature Florida International University (FIU) B.A. English with French Minor, 2010 B.A. Psychology, 2009 Honors: Magna Cum Laude

Experience

Teaching Assistant in American Literature and College Composition University of Wisconsin–Madison - Madison, WI, September 2011 to December 2018 • Taught the weekly discussion section for Literature courses and English 100. Courses covered topics such as American Literature, Introduction to the Modern British Novel and Introduction to African-American Literature, and Introduction to Shakespeare. • Taught students academic writing skills such as how to write effective thesis statements, topic sentences, how to use quotations and integrate them in an essay and how to analyze quotations. For Example: English 173: Performing Race in American Theatre, Teaching Assistant, Fall 2018 Taught four discussion sections about how classic American plays such as A Raisin in the Sun, to the recent Broadway musical Hamilton, challenge and inform American constructions of race. (Under Prof. Jennifer Plants) English 162: Why Shakespeare? Teaching Assistant, Spring 2018 Taught two discussion sections on the major works of Shakespeare such as A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth, Hamlet, and The Tempest, among others. (Under Prof. Joshua Calhoun) English 141: The Posthuman (in Science Fiction), Teaching Assistant, Fall 2017 Taught two discussion sections on Posthuman theory and its relevance to the analysis of classic and contemporary science fiction novels such as Frankenstein (1818), Do Android Dream of Electric Sheep (1968), and its film adaptation Blade Runner (1982). (Under Prof. Ella Mershon) English 162: Shakespeare Stage and Film, Teaching Assistant, Spring 2017 Taught three discussion sections on the major works of Shakespeare such as Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Richard III and Macbeth among others. (Under Prof. Karen Britland) Writing Center Instructor/ Tutor University of Wisconsin–Madison - Madison, WI, September 2015 to December 2018 • Tutored college and graduate students on various writing projects, including dissertations chapters, journal articles, research proposals, literary analysis essays, film analysis essays, and case studies for social work, among other assignments. • Tutored college and graduate students on professional writing, such as writing resumes, cover letters, application essays, Personal Statements and Statements of Purpose essays, among others. Freelance Academic Editor, Madison, WI, September 2016 to Present • Proofread and evaluate the content quality of dissertation chapters, journal articles and conference papers in various fields, including literature, economics, education policy, environmental studies, and others. • Copy-edit the grammar, syntax, formatting, and spelling of these types of long-form academic writing. • Provide substantive feedback in the form of marginal comments and in-text comments.

Availability

Monday at any time, Friday at any time, Saturday in the morning, Wednesday in the morning

Can Meet

Up to 20 minutes away for no additional charge, Up to 30 minutes away for a flat fee

Hobbies

Interests: Language Interpreting and Translation (Spanish<=>English and French-->English) Currently studying for the Oral Exam in Spanish-English Medical Interpreting by CCHI. Volunteer Spanish-English Medical Interpreter at the Benevolent Specialist Project in Madison, WI. Volunteer French to English Interpreter at the French Church of Madison, at Life Center Madison on the East Side.

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