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Andrew Holyfield

Hi everyone! My name is Andrew. I graduated Summa Cum Laude at UC Riverside in 2016, with a B.A. in Creative Writing. While there, I completed the Honors Program, published a thesis, was an editor for both the campus Research Journal and Honors Program literary journal, joined the Writing Program as a Teaching Assistant, and completed three MFA courses, all with a 4.0 GPA.

Tutoring started for me in the campus Writing Program, in which I tutored eighteen students per week. Around that same time, my younger brother, diagnosed with Aspergers,  started college. I tutored him during his four-year journey to receive his Paraprofessional Certificate.

Nerdy as it sounds, I love Grammar and read often (in-between Netflix binges). Until my time at UC Riverside, I abhorred reading and preferred the trusty summaries from Spark Notes. I know English and writing can be both challenging and boring, but perhaps all a struggling student needs a little help and positive reinforcement. If that sounds like you or your kid, I'd love to help.

I’m a published songwriter with 20+ years experience in the music industry.

The Revision Process
A writing workshop

Homework:  Yes!   Writers need to write to become better writers!

Requirements:  Students must be willing to participate in both collaborative work and in sharing their own creative writing!

Ages 10-14


Spring session:

This class will breakdown my core fundamentals of the revision process: Line Edit, Structural rearrangement, Omission, & Addition. With a better understanding of how to implement these skills, each writer should look for opportunities in strengthening his/her writing and ultimately build the confidence in one’s ability to produce high-level written content. This class will take the minimalistic approach (i.e. less is best) to writing.

Homework:

Homework assignments will center around continuing the weekly revisions from the class work.  There will be a final project as well.

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