M.F.A in Creative Writing/Poetry
B.A in French and Humanities (International Studies)
Hannah has been tutoring since 2003 in subjects ranging from English and French to US. History and Government. She has tutored SAT and ACT English to high school students and currently teaches English at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside to traditional and non-traditional students. A recipient of teaching fellowships from Rice University, the University of Houston, and the Edward Albee Foundation, Hannah has led workshops in fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry and taught English at the University of Houston and Rice University.
At Rice, Hannah served as the Faculty Advisor to the Rice Review. She has taught courses including African American Literature, Beginning Rhetoric & Composition, Introduction to Poetry and Introduction to Short Fiction (both Literature classes), and a range of Creative Writing classes. Hannah also taught creative writing to underserved elementary school students and at a summer institute for gifted 9-18 year olds.
As a writing teacher, Hannah focuses on understanding grammar, mechanics, concision, and clarity. She helps students strengthen their foundations in writing, learning to analyze text and construct arguments. When teaching creative writing, Hannah provides literary and craft-focused excerpts from established writers who she believes will be good models for the particular student with whom she’s working. She also provides feedback on students’ creative pieces, focusing on “followabilty,” ambition, emotion, tone, structure, and surprise.
Hannah is the poetry editor for CATCH UP, a nationally distributed journal of literature and graphic art. Her first collection of poetry, Your Invitation to a Modest Breakfast, was selected by Bernadette Mayer for the National Poetry Series and will be published by Fence Books this fall.
Hannah tutors students in literary analysis, academic writing and composition, poetry, fiction, and admission essays. Her rate is $75 per hour.