Reader response is a school of literary criticism that ignores both the author and the text's contents, confining analysis to the reader's experience when reading a particular work. Reader response theorists are particularly concerned with the traditional teaching approaches that imply that a work of literature has a particular interpretation. According to Louise Rosenblatt, one of the primary figures in reader response, all reading is a transaction between the reader and writer (as represented by an immutable text). She further posits that the "stance" of the reader, either "aesthetic" (reading by choice or for pleasure) or "efferent"(reading by assignment or because one has to), has a major influence on the textual experience.
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Harvard University, Class of 2013
BA Mathematics & English, MS Applied Mathematics major
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I'm a certified Math and English teacher for grades 8-12 in Massachusetts. Right now, I focus on gifted students with learning disabilities, ADHD, and mental health challenges who may be underperforming and overstressed in their classes. I can work with you if you have diagnosed LD or simply learn best outside of a traditional lecture and textbook format. If I don't know about something, I will tell you that openly, I'll point to where you might be able to find that information, and I'll learn more about it for next time. I'm strongest as a teacher when I'm working one-on-one and my favorite part of teaching is "diagnosing" where a student's thinking might be leading them astray (or ahead!)I got my Masters at Harvard in Applied Math, focusing on statistics and advanced mechanics/physics applied to biology. I taught and tutored Organic Chemistry, Precalculus, Calculus, proof-based Linear Algebra and Real Analysis, and Intro to Applied Math (for majors) at Harvard. I also work with student writing for classes, projects and graduate applications as a tutor in my undergraduate house. I've tutored everything from 5th grade math to competitive math teams to graduate school pure math and engineering. I've worked with Master's Engineering students studying for the TOEFL alongside high school sophomores in my Saturday volunteer creative writing classes, and I've tutored undergraduates at Harvard and helped develop curriculum in proof-based math and numerical experimentation-driven freshman physics.
I'm from Brooklyn, NY. I'm a city kid who could stare at the stars all night, which I do when I visit my family in rural Canada. I love biking, choral singing, performing poetry, teaching in all settings and with all people, and crisis management and education for mental health. I'm always looking to get into new art forms, learn new languages and pursue things where my gaps lead me. I also have difficulty keeping a straight face for more than a few minutes (or a paragraph) at a time.
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