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Mr. Patrick Brian Mooney

 
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Current Employer:
University of California, Santa Barbara, English Department
Title:
Teaching Assistant
Location:
Santa Barbara, California, United States
MavenScore: 3.1 / 5.0


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Knowledge Summary

This Maven is a graduate student, writing tutor, and teaching assistant in an English department in California. His own expertise is in 19th- and 20th-century literature, but he has taught outside that field, and has a variety of other pedagogical experience, including middle- and high-school tutoring, college tutoring, and corporate training. His teaching has gained critical attention from a variety of sources, and his research and writing on topics related to the concerns of transatlantic modernism promises to provide a substantial critical engagement in biopolitics and textual studies.

Experience

Current Employer:
University of California, Santa Barbara, English Department
Title:
Teaching Assistant
Dates:
Sep 2010 - Present
Description:

Responsibilities involving running discussion sections, grading papers and tests, holding office hours, resolving disputes, and addressing a variety of other student concerns. When teaching as instructor of record, responsibilities also include


Current Employer:
University of California, Santa Barbara, English Department
Title:
Graduate Student
Dates:
Sep 2009 - Present
Description:

GPA: 4.0/4.0. Exam fields: Romantic and Victorian Literature; Twentieth-
Century Anglophone Literature; General Theory. M.A./Ph.D. program. Arnhold Graduate Fellow, 2009-2010.


Past Experience:
Writing Center, Santa Barbara City College
Title:
Writing Tutor
Dates:
Jan 2012 - May 2013
Description:

Provide feedback on student papers as necessary. Encourage development of self-editing responsibilities and other traits and practices related to ownership of a student’s own writing process.


Knowledge, Keywords & Publications

Expertise in 19th and 20th century British and Irish literature, plus strong knowledge of 20th century American literature and working knowledge of twentieth century African literature in English. Passable knowledge of German and some knowledge of Spanish, plus elementary/survival Italian and French.

Extensive experience in a variety of educational scenarios, from lecturing as a college instructor and serving as a teaching assistant to tutoring multiple subjects (from literature, writing, and German to science and mathematics) and working as a corporate trainer.

Working power user-level knowledge of Linux; writer of HTML and CSS; aspiring poet and novelist. Hobbyist photographer with a great eye for composition and excellent postprocessing skills. Member of dozens of online communities.

Pedagogue, critic, theorist, perceiver, writer, photographer, and karaoke singer.

Education & Languages

University of California

2009 - 2011

M.A.

English

Universität Bayreuth

2001

(semester-abroad program)

Intensive Language Program [German language]

University of California

1999 - 2001

B.A.

English literature

Southwestern Oregon Community College

1996 - 1999

A.A.

(block transfer degree)

Certifications & Licenses

CRLA Master Tutoring Certificate