Brittany Peterson

Brittany Peterson

Brittany Peterson is a college writing instructor, certified writing tutor, and senior executive function coach at Beyond BookSmart. She began her career in education at Quinnipiac University earning a Bachelor of Arts in English and Masters degree in Secondary Education. Feeling motivated to expand her pedagogical skill set, Brittany pursued a second Masters degree in Composition and Rhetoric at the University of Massachusetts Boston. After graduating, she became a full-time lecturer at UMass Boston where she currently serves as the Assistant Director of Composition and teaches first-year composition to a diverse classroom culture including English Language Learners and nontraditional students from a variety of academic backgrounds. Brittany's experience with adult learners, diverse cultures, and a range of learning abilities has enabled her to become a flexible educator who is sensitive to individual learning needs and intrinsically invested in their educational success.

Recent posts by Brittany Peterson

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I work best when stressed

By Brittany Peterson on Oct 5, 2020 12:00:59 PM

It seems like procrastinators are seen as lazy because they put off their work so often, but I actually find that when a deadline is looming near I really get in the zone. For me, it seems like a strategy to help me work efficiently. Others tell me it’s a problem. Is it?

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Help Wanted: Self-Improvement

By Brittany Peterson on Aug 13, 2020 7:52:22 AM

I know I could be better at my job, but I am hesitant to ask for what I need to be successful at work because I don’t want my boss to think any less of me. How can I speak up for myself better?

Topics: Self Advocacy
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Flowstate Focus

By Brittany Peterson on Aug 13, 2020 7:45:09 AM

My work is very important to me, but I find that sometimes I become so engaged in a task or project, that I lose track of time and neglect other responsibilities. How can I achieve a healthier work-life balance?

Topics: work-life balance
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Email Anxiety

By Brittany Peterson on Aug 12, 2020 9:20:41 PM

I find myself writing and rewriting emails to my supervisor and colleagues because I want it to sound exactly right. How can I stop feeling bogged down by my email responses?

Topics: anxiety