As a professional teacher, a tutor, and a writing coach, I specialize in teaching creative writing, essay writing, and poetry writing, but I also coach readers who would benefit from encouragement and comprehension skills. I love sharing my love of writing and reading!
In my classes, tutoring, and coaching sessions, writers and students develop their skills, find their unique voices, and soar into their academic and professional dreams.
Teaching Writing Workshops and Classes for Adults
From beginning classes on microfiction, four-sentence stories, and writing short stories weekly to classes on independent publishing, I teach classes for adults (and older teens) at conferences and through my local community college. I hope to expand on this and begin online instruction soon.
Teaching with Homeschooling
I offer classes at Harbor Christian Homeschool Cooperative, and separately for small groups of homeschool students in my local area. I hold a Washington State Certificate for teaching grades 4-12 and endorsements in English, English Language Arts, Humanities, and Social Studies.
This is a new service in which I work with teen and adult writers one-on-one or in small groups to develop their writing skills for publication. We start with a consultation to create specific exercises for writers, and I give specific feedback on their work. These sessions always take place in a public place or in a Zoom room.
After a brief consultation with the student and parents/guardians, I tutor one-on-one via Zoom or in person in a public space. I use exercises specifically crafted to help each student and/or work with homework provided by the student’s school.
Opportunities for seeing our work published are everywhere in 2023. In this five to six session class, we’ll look at what it means to “be published” and how many opportunities are available to us.
Story Methods: Writing Out of Order
In this one-hour workshop, we work with the concept of writing scenes out of order, or starting somewhere other than the beginning by discussing briefly at least three different popular films/books which start out of order. Students will “start” a story somewhere other than at the beginning.
Tyrean cares about the success and well-being of each student and is excellent at evaluating work/progress and providing helpful feedback. She cultivates a positive classroom environment and relationship with students in order to create ease of engagement and participation. She incorporates multiple teaching methods to accommodate different learning styles and is willing to make adjustments or try new things in order to maximize learning and growth.
Jen K, Parent.