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Alana O.

Somerville, MA

$45/hr

Stand Out College Admissions Essays and Creative Writing Tutor

Stand Out College Admissions Essays and Creative Writing Tutor

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As a writing tutor, I have an unusual skill set that allows me to develop unique and diverse admissions essays with my students. I have a B.A. in English with a concentration in African American Literature, so I am familiar with writings from the 16th and 17th centuries to the contemporary. Within African American Literature I focused on the Harlem Renaissance because I was fascinated by the way that people began to write in different forms. It is this type of creativity that I would like to encourage in my students. I wrote my capstone on sonnets; as a hybrid project, it combined my analytical and creative skills. I both wrote and analyzed contemporary and classical sonnets. It is the combination of these creative and analytical skills that make me the perfect tutor for college admissions essays. I am not far removed from the college admissions process myself which gives me a special outlook: I understand the pressure of writing a good admission essay and I have a higher education that allows me to improve my students writing while providing for them a comfortable environment in which to learn.

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

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Clark University Worcester, MA
English

Education

Clark University Worcester, MA (English)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Alana will travel within 20 miles of Somerville, MA 02145.


About Alana

As a writing tutor, I have an unusual skill set that allows me to develop unique and diverse admissions essays with my students. I have a B.A. in English with a concentration in African American Literature, so I am familiar with writings from the 16th and 17th centuries to the contemporary. Within African American Literature I focused on the Harlem Renaissance because I was fascinated by the way that people began to write in different forms. It is this type of creativity that I would like to encourage in my students. I wrote my capstone on sonnets; as a hybrid project, it combined my analytical and creative skills. I both wrote and analyzed contemporary and classical sonnets. It is the combination of these creative and analytical skills that make me the perfect tutor for college admissions essays. I am not far removed from the college admissions process myself which gives me a special outlook: I understand the pressure of writing a good admission essay and I have a higher education that allows me to improve my students writing while providing for them a comfortable environment in which to learn.

Education

Clark University Worcester, MA
English

Education

Clark University Worcester, MA (English)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Somerville, MA 02145

Alana’s Subjects

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


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