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As an undergraduate, I studied Greek, Latin, Old English, Middle English and German and received a degree in Classics Summa cum Laude. I earned a PhD in Comparative Literature at U. C. Berkeley, and I taught English there for 5 years as a GSI (Graduate Student Instructor.) I was awarded the university’s Outstanding GSI Award, and on the strength of my teaching, I became an adjunct professor there for three years after receiving my PhD. As an adjunct professor, I taught writing, literature, philosophy, mythology, Greek drama, and Latin in the Departments of Rhetoric, Comparative Literature, and Classics. At that time, I was also a visiting scholar in the Department of Rhetoric. For a more detailed presentation of my scholarly interests in Greek tragedy, Greek and German philosophy, and comparative religion, please refer to my blog.

I have also taught at an ESL school in downtown Berkeley and served as an English and writing tutor  as well as editor to students of all levels, from   high school, through undergraduate and graduate students, to professionals including businesspeople, lawyers, psychologists, engineers, physicists, PhDs,  visiting scholars, and  U.C. professors.

I have worked as a professional editor, speaking and presentation coach, copywriter, grant writer, web site content provider, and general manager for a internet company specializing in literacy issues. Additionally, I worked for Educational Testing Services (ETS)  scoring GMAT, TOEFL, and GRE essays and in test development.