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Christopher F.

Writing/English Tutor

Cardiff By The Sea, CA (92007)

Travel radius
20 miles
Hourly fee
$50.00
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Anyone can learn to write well. Writing is not rocket science, but a process of drafting, revision, and attention to diction. Good writers understand that you don't get it right in one draft. Good writers understand that drafting and revision enables them to better understand their message. Good writers understand that drafting and revision enables them to think critically and produce clear and effective communication.

I teach the writing process that I have learned from my teachers and from my experience. The writing process requires effort,but my experience as a teacher, and as a writer, demonstrates that just a little one-on-one instruction quickly improves the student's writing and thinking skills. These skills enhance a student’s education, and they enhance effective communication on the job.

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Christopher’s subjects

Corporate Training:
Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
English, Reading, Writing
Business:
Public Speaking
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing

English

I approach the teaching of English from a writer's perspective. My advanced studies in creative writing helped me develop a view of literature and writing that emphasizes how we write and how understanding the form and structure of literature communicates as much of the author's mind as the content of the narrative.

The same principle applies to writing in any form. An understanding of how a writer can organize their thoughts leads the writer to discover new insights into the topic, and the ability to clearly and effectively communicate those insights to the reader.

Writing

I approach writing as a process of discovery. By grappling with the basics of grammar and diction and fitting those thoughts into words, the writer discovers how to clearly express the thought. At the same time, the writer discovers a clearer understanding of their thoughts.

The drafting process applies to all genres and enables the writer to discover how to fit the words into the poem, the short story, the essay, the novel…

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Education

San Diego State University

San Diego State University (Other)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Christopher will travel within 20 miles of Cardiff By The Sea, CA 92007.

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