Denise Du Vernay
Denise Du Vernay is from St. Michael, Minnesota. She has lived in South Dakota, Florida and Wisconsin, but now resides in New Lenox, Ill. She teaches writing for the English department at St. Xavier University in Chicago and is a trained tutor. She is available for individual tutoring (middle school through college) in grammar, writing, ESL, literature analysis, and test prep. If interested in discussing tutoring, email her at marzipanjoy (at) yahoo (dot) com.
In addition to writing about writing and gardening here on Patch, Denise has written elsewhere about linguistics, film and television. She has co-authored a book, The Simpsonsin the Classroom: Embiggening the Learning Experience with the Wisdom of Springfield and has contributed chapters to several anthologies, including SpongeBob SquarePants and Philosophy. She is on Twitter @Simpsonology. Comments she makes on Patch articles are her own, and do not reflect the editorial staff of Patch.com.