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Harvey Z.

Cambridge, MA

$40/hr

Advanced Writing Tutor/Consultant with a Law Degree

Background check passed as of 2/26/14
Usually responds in about 9 hours

Advanced Writing Tutor/Consultant with a Law Degree

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I am available to help with research papers, persuasive essays, history papers, admissions essays, and other writing at any phase of the writing process (on-site and remotely). I can work with you to help you develop a writing or research plan, create a system to track your sources and drafts, identify reliable sources and ensure adequate attribution. Moreover, I can also proofread your existing writing for style and content; grammar and clarity; or meet to discuss general tips for improving writing and study habits, generally.

I have had the opportunity to research, plan, outline, compose, edit, and proofread, many evidence-based documents in law school and through my various work experiences. As a consequence, I have developed a keen approach to the writing of research, technical, and other persuasive papers. I share the tips, tricks, and approach that I have developed through many hours of writing and share these with my students. Thus, my approach is to help you write more like someone with a rigorous professional education (i.e., law school) without having to endure this challenge yourself!

I have previous experience teaching as a Teaching Assistant to a college professor when I was a student at UCLA. I provided both in lecture support as well as taught a weekly 1 hour enrichment section to a small group of students. During the enrichment sections, I helped clarify confusing concepts in class. I did this by using examples, charts, visualizations, and discussion to help my students learn. I use this same diverse approach that I developed at UCLA with my tutoring students.

English:
English, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
TOEFL, Writing
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft PowerPoint
Language:
TOEFL
Business:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
English, Writing
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Corporate Training:
General Computer, Proofreading, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Public Speaking

Throughout the course of my education and work, I have had multiple opportunities to develop skill and experience in oral communication and public speaking.

While at UCLA, I successfully completed 4-quarter hours of instruction in a Principles of Communication course. Moreover, also while at UCLA, I served as a volunteer poster-presentation attendee at a widely attended undergraduate research conference.

In law school, I presented oral argument and academic paper presentations to professors and colleagues on multiple occasions. My goal in all instances was to clearly highlight my argument and persuasively present it.

I draw from my formal education at UCLA, as well as actual experience speaking in front of small groups (up to 30 people) to teach students the skills they need to confidently present. I work with students to (1) teach the principles of small-group speaking; (2) understand the role their attitude and physiological response plays; (3) provide tips and skills for smooth and contemporaneous speeches; and, (4) listen and provide feedback for speech rehearsals.

Harvey’s Resources

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Everyone has their own approach to writing. Some writers are very methodical throughout the entire writing process while others write freely and revise their way to the final draft. For proposals and admissions essays, a structured writing process draws from the strengths of both approaches. It starts with a creative focus and concludes with deliberate writing and revision. First, with the... read more

A Tutoring Session Preparation Checklist Classroom instruction and the time you spend with your professor or teaching assistant is the best source of information and learning. However, sometimes you need a little extra one-on-one time with an experienced writing tutor who will focus attention on your particular goals, strengths, and concerns. And if you’re on a college or graduate budget,... read more

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Psychology, Public Affairs
University of San Diego, School of Law
J.D.

Education

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) (Psychology, Public Affairs)

University of San Diego, School of Law (J.D.)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 5 hours notice required

Travel policy

Harvey will travel within 6 miles of Cambridge, MA 02140.


About Harvey

I am available to help with research papers, persuasive essays, history papers, admissions essays, and other writing at any phase of the writing process (on-site and remotely). I can work with you to help you develop a writing or research plan, create a system to track your sources and drafts, identify reliable sources and ensure adequate attribution. Moreover, I can also proofread your existing writing for style and content; grammar and clarity; or meet to discuss general tips for improving writing and study habits, generally.

I have had the opportunity to research, plan, outline, compose, edit, and proofread, many evidence-based documents in law school and through my various work experiences. As a consequence, I have developed a keen approach to the writing of research, technical, and other persuasive papers. I share the tips, tricks, and approach that I have developed through many hours of writing and share these with my students. Thus, my approach is to help you write more like someone with a rigorous professional education (i.e., law school) without having to endure this challenge yourself!

I have previous experience teaching as a Teaching Assistant to a college professor when I was a student at UCLA. I provided both in lecture support as well as taught a weekly 1 hour enrichment section to a small group of students. During the enrichment sections, I helped clarify confusing concepts in class. I did this by using examples, charts, visualizations, and discussion to help my students learn. I use this same diverse approach that I developed at UCLA with my tutoring students.

Education

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Psychology, Public Affairs
University of San Diego, School of Law
J.D.

Education

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) (Psychology, Public Affairs)

University of San Diego, School of Law (J.D.)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
5 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 6 miles of Cambridge, MA 02140

Harvey’s Subjects

English:
English, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
TOEFL, Writing
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft PowerPoint
Language:
TOEFL
Business:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
English, Writing
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Corporate Training:
General Computer, Proofreading, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Harvey’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Harvey. View all of Harvey’s resources

Everyone has their own approach to writing. Some writers are very methodical throughout the entire writing process while others write freely and revise their way to the final draft. For proposals and admissions essays, a structured writing process draws from the strengths of both approaches. It starts with a creative focus and concludes with deliberate writing and revision. First, with the... read more

A Tutoring Session Preparation Checklist Classroom instruction and the time you spend with your professor or teaching assistant is the best source of information and learning. However, sometimes you need a little extra one-on-one time with an experienced writing tutor who will focus attention on your particular goals, strengths, and concerns. And if you’re on a college or graduate budget,... read more


Background Check Status for Harvey Z.

Harvey Z. passed a background check on 2/26/14. The check was ordered by Harvey through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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