I am a 22-year-old recent graduate from the University of California, Santa Cruz, looking to help students of all ages improve their writing, spelling, grammar, and other English language skills. Although I am relatively new to tutoring, I am far from new to the craft of writing!
English was always my strongest subject from grade school through high school, and I firmly believe that strong writing skills are essential to a person’s success, no matter what field he or she ultimately goes into. I am a stickler when it comes to grammar and syntax, and I believe that has gotten me far not only in my writing, but in all aspects of life.
I graduated in 3.25 years from UCSC with a Bachelor of Arts in Theater Arts. This major was very heavy on writing, and the University has very high standards for writing.
As a tutor, I will strive to tap into each individual student’s own knowledge before consulting outside sources. I will help you or your child set goals in writing, and then we will figure out the best, most efficient, and most fun way to reach those goals. I think asking lots of questions is crucial to learning, so I not only encourage a student to ask questions, but I will also ask many questions of each student in order to make sure things are absolutely clear. I am a firm believer in memorization as a learning tool, but not just those mindless memorization “tricks.” I will teach my students in such a way that they will truly understand the material, and be able to use their newfound language skills for years to come.
I am an excellent proofreader and editor, and I would love to proofread yours or your child’s assignments. I am happy to read and edit college admissions essays as well! I see proofreading as another teaching tool, so I will always include the writer in the process.
I am also available for SAT or ACT prep, as I excelled in both tests’ Writing and Critical Reading portions.
I look forward to speaking with you!
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