I founded Peninsula College Advising programs in 2013 following more than 25 years as an English professor, writing instructor and academic advisor at the high school and college levels. I have served as an academic advisor at Stanford University, worked with students from diverse populations and backgrounds, and gained experience in advising students on financial aid and testing. In addition to college advising, I founded and direct Peninsula Young Writers, a nonprofit organization that has sponsored popular creative writing summer camps since 2005.
College Admissions Counseling Certificate, UCLA Extension (completion March 2016)
PhD in American Literature, Columbia University
Community College Teaching Credential in English and Composition
Secondary Education Teaching Credential in English
BA, English Stanford University
The essay workshops helped my student gain confidence in his writing as he went into the college application process. It was particularly helpful in showing him how to accept constructive criticism of his writing. After the class, not only were his main essays in very good shape, but he was also in a better position to write and then revise and hone his remaining essays. After the class, he was willing to accept writing comments from both his parents--something which would have been stressful and difficult before the workshops. I am confident that my son's final essays were better written, clearer and more persuasive as a result of the workshops and the resulting attitude he brought to his final essays.