East of Eden, in California

John Steinbeck's 'East of Eden' is possibly my favorite book I have ever encountered. It is remarkable in its broad scope of insight into the human condition, following several generations' struggles with good and evil, in particular the way these conflicts unfold within themselves as individuals and in relationships. Steinbeck writes with a gritty spiritual …

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“…advocating on behalf of a variety of perspectives…”

I am pleased with enotes' newly stated stance on educators answering political questions that students ask. Here is a copy of the message from the editorial team I received in early November. It can be tough to know what to do when faced with a question that touches on today's hot-button social and political issues. …

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A Student-Centered Way

The following letter is adapted from a correspondence with a parent of a seventeen-year-old student I have been tutoring. Dear [Parent of Student], Thank you for asking about my tutoring services in relation to the SAT. My educational specialty is in the more holistic side of writing and the humanities. I am certainly able to …

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