Instructor Geoff Pope | Seattle Central College - Continuing Education

Geoff's Background

Geoff Pope holds degrees in English from Centre College of Kentucky and The University of Iowa, where he was an editor for the International Writing Program.

Since 2007 he has taught English and Communication courses for City University of Seattle and has led various business writing classes and workshops at Northwest University and Bellevue College.

In addition to his work as an instructor, he's a freelance editor working currently for Interactive Services; clients include Visa, Walmart, Facebook, and Deloitte.

Geoff has also worked as an editor for MRM Worldwide, Projectline Services, and Business Wire.

Geoff's Teaching Style & Approach

How do you present material to students?
I use a 25-page workbook containing just the right amount of material so that students are neither overwhelmed with information nor wanting more handouts, guides, online resources, etc.

How do you interact and work with students?
I establish an engaging learning environment marked by interaction between instructor and students -- and among the students themselves.

I demonstrate my commitment by asking strategic questions, actively listening, and investing time in progressive skill development.

My primary goal is that others will learn to write coherently, correctly, and concisely.

What kind of classroom dynamic do you promote?
I move continually within the classroom and also prompt students to get out of their seats to practice content on whiteboards, butcher paper, in small groups, and sometimes even outside the classroom.