English Language Tutoring Program

For information about English Language tutoring, contact:

Sarah Wagner, Program Administrator

or visit the English Language Program website.

Gateway Faculty

Courtney Pina Miller
Critical Reading in the Humanities and Social Sciences Courtney Pina Miller

Courtney Pina Miller is excited to begin her second year teaching in the Gateway Scholars Summer Program as course instructor for Critical Reading in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Last summer, she taught Academic Oral Communication and spent the 2016-2017 academic year offering one-on-one writing and oral communication support to Gateway Scholars and graduate students who are non-native speakers of English. Courtney received her B.A. in American Literature and Culture from UCLA and her M.A. in English Literature from Loyola Marymount University. Courtney is now in her fourth year in the English Ph.D. Program at Brandeis, where she studies transatlantic modernism, representations of working class characters and spaces, and critical race theory. Since 2012, Courtney has been teaching college courses in literature, composition, and oral rhetoric. Courtney teaches UWS at Brandeis and is also the Co-Director of the University Writing Center.

Megan Finch
Critical Reading in the Humanities and Social SciencesMegan Finch

Megan Finch is excited to be working with the Gateway Scholars Summer Program as a Critical Reading Instructor this year. Last year, she taught the Analytical Writing component for Gateway Summer. Megan received her B.A. in English Literature from University of California, Davis. After several years working in Silicon Valley at a large tech company, she switched coasts to pursue a Ph.D. in English at Brandeis. Now in her fifth year of the program, Megan focuses on representations of madness in North American literature. Megan has taught sections of the University Writing Seminar (UWS) at Brandeis focused on the topics of dystopian literature, politics, and post-apocalyptic fiction. She also teaches courses in African-American literature and nationalism at the Rhode Island School of Design. More than almost anything, Megan attempts to foster students’ passion for writing and pleasure in critical thinking; she hopes that her students leave her courses having written something that they are proud of. 

Scott Moore
Analytical WritingScott Moore

Scott Moore is the Analytical Writing Specialist for English Language Programs. He has taught Analytical Writing for the Gateway Scholars Summer Program for four years. He earned B.A. and M.A. degrees in English from California State University, Chico, where he taught courses in literature, composition, and rhetoric in writing. During his stay in Northern California, he also spent time as a writing tutor, and worked as a technical writer for the CSU Research Foundation. Scott received his Ph.D. in English from Brandeis in August 2013; his dissertation was about the failure of meritocracy in nineteenth-century U.S. literature. Scott has taught many sections of Composition for the University Writing Program over the years at Brandeis University. He is also TESOL certified, and has taught several sections of the University Writing Seminar (UWS) built around topics such as the frontier in the American imaginary, and the manifestation of aristocracy in American literature and culture.

Nathaniel Hodes
Analytical WritingNathaniel Hodes

Nathaniel Hodes is a long-time instructor of UWS, composition, and the occasional literature class at Brandeis. He also previously served as a Director of the Writing Center. He received his B.A. in English from Yale and completed his MA and Ph.D. in English at Brandeis, where he studied the intersection between logic and poetry in the English Renaissance. Concurrent with the start of his graduate studies, he worked as an editor of Next American City (an urban studies magazine), and he often focuses on the decay and revitalization of American cities as the theme of his writing classes. After working with the Gateway Scholars Program this summer, he will be starting an appointment as a lecturer in the English and Media Studies Department at Bentley University.

Amy Rinaldo
Academic Oral CommunicationAmy Rinaldo

Amy Rinaldo is the Assistant Director for English Language Programs, and she is currently in her third year of the Gateway Scholars Summer Program as an Academic Oral Communication instructor. She earned a B.A. in Art History with a minor in Political Science from University of California, San Diego, and she has an M.A. in TESOL from the School for International Training (SIT) Graduate Institute, Vermont. She has taught English as an additional language for a total of five years in China, Thailand, Poland, and the US, and has worked with students from over 25 countries. She is passionate about empowering students through interactive explorations of language, culture, and effective communication. Amy led a demonstration on creating a do-it-yourself corpus during SIT’s 2015 Sandanona Conference, reflecting her interest in corpus linguistics and how language corpora can be used to facilitate effective teaching and learning. 

Angela Tribus
Academic Oral CommunicationAngela Tribus

Angela Tribus is pleased to join the Gateway Scholars Summer Program faculty in the role of Academic Oral Communication Instructor. She earned a B.A. in International Studies from Juniata College and an M.A. in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from SIT Graduate Institute.  She has taught English as a Foreign Language at the primary, secondary and university level in China and Costa Rica, designed and facilitated English teacher trainings with local, regional and national reach, and directed a registered non-profit community learning center. She was also a Peace Corps Volunteer in the sector of Education from 2010 to 2014. Angela's research interests include Roman Jakobson's Communicative Functions of Language, Sociocognitive Theory, and Music & Language Acquisition. She has led service/learning tours to Ireland, Costa Rica, and the US, and she looks forward to supporting the Gateway Scholars as they join the Brandeis University community.