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Lessons offered by J. Marcus
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Academic English
  • Literature
  • Creative writing
  • Essay writing
  • Poetry
  • English literature
Levels
  • All Levels

Interactive, encouraging, experienced tutor (in Gulfport) will help you grow in English

Methodology

Teaching is interactive because learning is interactive: whether that's one person interacting with texts, two people interacting with texts, or a group interacting with texts. People learn best when they're involved in the process. I engage each learner. Let's learn!

Background

PhD in English, but relatable, I've taught for the past sixteen years (Essay writing, creative writing, business writing, classical through contemporary literature), earned consistent Teacher-of-the-Year nominations, but have also been writing for the past twenty-five years (publishing for twenty-three!).

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $25/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $22
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $20
Lessons offered by J. Marcus
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Academic English
  • Literature
  • Creative writing
  • Essay writing
  • Poetry
  • English literature
Levels
  • All Levels

J. Marcus's resume

_____________ J. Marcus Weekley



Education:

Ph.D.— English, Creative Writing emphasis, Texas Tech University, 2006
M.A. — English, Creative Writing emphasis, The University of Southern Mississippi, 2002
B.A. — English, The University of Southern Mississippi, 2001


Teaching Experience:

Summer 2015-Winter 2017
Adjunct Instructor, William Carey University, Hattiesburg, MS
Undergraduate Courses taught: method:
ENG 101 Composition I in-person
ENG 102 Composition II in-person and online
ENG 211 World Literature I in-person and online
ENG 300 Creative Writing in-person and online

Summer 2008-Summer 2014
Instructor, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Perkinston, MS
Undergraduate courses taught:
ENG 1113 Composition I in-person and hybrid
ENG 1123 Composition II in-person and hybrid
ENG 2133 Creative Writing I in-person and hybrid
ENG 2143 World Literature I in-person

Summer 2003-Spring 2006
Graduate Part-Time Instructor, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
Undergraduate courses taught:
ENG 2305 Introduction to Poetry in-person
ENG 2351 Introduction to Creative Writing in-person

2004-2005
Extended Studies Instructor, TTU, Lubbock, Texas
Undergraduate courses taught:
Creative Writing: Fiction in-person and distance learning
Creative Writing: Poetry in-person and distance learning
ENG 2307: The Short Story in-person and distance learning

Fall 2002
Adjunct Instructor, Concordia University—Beloit Center, Beloit, Wisconsin
Undergraduate course taught:
Introductory Composition in-person


Publications:

Books:
2018 Singing in the Merman Cemetery, prose poems (CW Books)
2007 dawn breaks, haiku/senryu (Weeping Warrior Press)
from four years, prose poems (Weeping Warrior Press)
Look Out Below and Other Tales, short stories (Weeping Warrior Press)


Since 1994, I've published poems, stories, prose poems, and essays in over 100 literary magazines, arts journals, and newspapers.


Editorial Experience:
2011-2012 Editor, Illumination, student creative writing magazine, Miss. Gulf Coast Comm. College

2008-2010 Faculty Advisor/Editor, Bulldog Barks, student newspaper, MGCCC

2004-2006 Assistant Editor, The Journal of New Media and Culture

2003-2005 Managing Editor, Iron Horse Literary Review, Texas Tech University

2001-2002 Graduate Assistant, Dr. Philip C. Kolin, University of Southern Mississippi
• responsibilities included typing/copy-editing of scholarly articles, extensive research for, and copy-editing of, An Annotated Adrienne Kennedy Bibliography, and copy-editing of, and author communication regarding, The Tennessee Williams Encyclopedia, (Greenwood Press, 2004)

1999-2001 Copy Editor/Reporter, The Student Printz, The University of Southern Mississippi,
Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Presentations/Readings:
2014 “Quilts: Symbols of Freedom and the Underground Railroad,” MGCCC

2013 “Readings in African American History,” MGCCC

2005 Ten poems, Buddy Holly Musicians and Poets Reading Series, Lubbock, Texas “Use of Abstraction and Representation in Donald Barthelme’s Snow White and
Fairfield Porter’s ‘Laurence at the Piano’,” Popular Culture Association/
American Culture Association Conference, San Antonio, Texas
Ten poems and “Heroes, Pretty Words, and Lots of Fluids” (fiction), Texas
Tech University, Graduate English Society Conference, Lubbock, Texas

2002 Featured reader (poetry), Kafe Night, graduate reading series, The University of
Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Mississippi

1996 Café Olympus, as part of the 1996 Olympics festivities, Athens, Georgia




Service:
2015 Judge: Fiction Category, Miss. Comm. College Creative Writing Awards
2012-2014 Creative Writing Contest Chair, MGCCC
2005 Creative Writing Panels Chair, Graduate English Society Conf., Lubbock, Texas
GES Member and GES Interdepartmental Chair


Awards:
2018 First place, Hybrid Category, Cardinal Sins Competition
2016-2017 Mississippi Arts Commission, Artist Minigrant ¬
2014 Semifinalist, Short Category, What Doesn’t Kill You, Shore Scripts Competition
2011-2012 Mississippi Arts Commission, Individual Artist Fellowship
2009-2014 Instructor of the Year Nominee, MGCCC
2009 Reginald Shepherd Prize Semifinalist
Runner-up, International Arts Movement’s Creative Writing Competition
2006 Outstanding Faculty Member, Graduating Seniors Survey, Texas Tech
2005 TTU Summer Dissertation Fellowship



Additional Skills:

I am quite comfortable using Canvas, D2L, and Blackboard, as I have taught courses using each of these. I am also proficient in Photoshop, InDesign, and QuarkXPress, having utilized them while working as an Editor and in my personal creative endeavors over the past 18 years.




Personal:

My photographs accompany the creative nonfiction essays of Gail Folkins in Texas Dance Halls: a Two-step Circuit (2007, Texas Tech University Press). I’ve exhibited my quilts internationally, nationally, and locally at places ranging from The National Quilt Museum to The Festival of Quilts in the UK. So far, I’ve completed one feature-length screenplay and several shorts, two of which I produced/directed in competition for Project Greenlight. I’ve also lived in Germany, the Philippines, and England, and seven states in the U.S.

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