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Irma W.

English/writing Tutor

Irvine, CA (92620)

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13 miles
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Irma W. passed a background check on 9/2/09. The check was ordered by Irma through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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College Counseling

I worked as a college admissions and financial aid counselor at a high school in the Los Angeles Unified School District for over 12 years. During that time, I edited many student essays and wrote many college recommendations. My students were accepted at colleges all over the country, from Ivy League schools to local colleges. I was a member of the California Student Aid Commission, representing secondary schools in California. I held volunteer positions with College Board and College Scholarship Service. As the college counselor, I recommended colleges for students, suggested summer high school programs, helped students plan their classes, worked with parents.

English

I have particular expertise in 20th-century English and American literature, as well as 17th-century literature, including John Milton and the metaphysical poets. In college, I wrote an honors thesis on John Milton's "Paradise Lost", which compared the visual elements of the great poem to the contemporary Baroque movement in art. I have strong skills in helping students analyze pieces of literature so they can write effective essays.

Grammar

As a former high school English teacher, I have studied and taught grammar for years. I am familiar with all the grammar concepts that students need to write and communicate clearly. I majored in English at UC Berkeley and have a M.A.T. from Harvard University. I teach grammar by reviewing rules and then putting them into practice with lots of exercises and practical application through the student's writing.

Proofreading

I have a very sharp eye for grammatical and punctuation errors of omission and commission. Mistakes jump out at me. If you need to have a text you have written cleaned up, I can do that for you quickly and efficiently.

Study Skills

As a former high school English teacher and college admissions counselor, I am well-versed in assisting students with their study skills as well as time management skills (the two are closely linked). I teach students how to prioritize assignments, "decode" essay/assignment prompts, and break down tasks into logical and specific components. I also teach them how to read textbook and literature assignments so they look for important elements first and then the secondary details. I review different learning techniques, depending on the assignments or tests.

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