Edissa Nicolas

Photo of Edissa Nicolas Department English Department 
 Office Batmale Hall 618
 Phone (415) 239-3383
 Mailbox L257
 E-Mail enicolas@ccsf.edu
 Fall 2012 
 Office Hours
Fall 2012 Teaching Schedule
ENGL 1A University Read & Composition 3.0
PREREQ.: ENGL 96 or placement in ENGL 1A through CCSF English Placement Testing or the English Placement Test Waiver process In addition to class time, this course requires 16 hours of Distance Learning Lab.
72303 043 Com R 11:10-12:25PM MUB A261 Deadlines Final Book WAIT LIST T 11:10-12:25PM MUB A255
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ENGL 1B Reading, Writing, & Critical 3.0
76272 041 Com T R 12:40-01:55PM MUB A170 Deadlines Final Book

It was a dream of mine to return to CCSF as faculty since my undergraduate days serving on the CCSF Associated Student Council (I was vice president of communication). At that time, I worked to improve student services and to increase transfer rates from City to UC, State, and beyond. Those are still very important goals for me.

I was born in the Dominican Republic and grew up in New York City. Though I dropped out of high school at seventeen, I later attended CCSF and then Brown University, finishing with a Bachelorís degree in Education. My MFA in Creative Writing (Fiction) is from Mills College. To me writing is lifeóa way to share our intellects and creativity with others.

I enjoy teaching and working with people of all ages and needs, including children, elderly people, and recent immigrants. My passion for teaching, writing, traveling, and languages has taken me to South Korea and Germany as an English as a Foreign Language instructor. My long-term goals are to continue teaching and to write professionally.

Since summer 2007, Iíve taught both Basic Skills and General English courses at Berkeley City College and CCSF. You can also find me working as a one-on-one tutor at the CCSF Writing Lab. In addition, I volunteer as a Brown University admissions interviewer and help coordinate the community food-pantry at my church.

I am currently working on a book-length work of fiction (Man of Ice: The Matthew Henson Story), several short stories, a screenplay, and a non-fiction guide to academia for returning adults.

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