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First-Year English


Gareth Rees-White

Graduate Teaching Assistant
First Year English
University of South Carolina



Four years ago, Gareth did the most “logical” of things: He left England to study English in America. During his MA degree at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, he had the opportunity to work as a Teaching Associate, teaching a beginners course in composition and rhetoric. What started as an intrigue soon evolved into the core of my time in California, as he moved from student to faculty, teaching both English 134 (USC’s 101) and 145 (USC’s 102). Now, Gareth finds himself continuing work on his PhD in Composition and Rhetoric and could not be more excited to see where this educational journey heads next. Outside of the classroom (be it as the instructor or the student), he spends his time traveling, hiking, going to live music, and looking forward to trying every hot sauce the South has to offer.