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Marc D.

Fremont, NE

$35/hr

Marcus: ESL Grammar, Pronunciation, and Creative Writing

Usually responds after +3 days

Marcus: ESL Grammar, Pronunciation, and Creative Writing

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I have excellent skills and experience in English As A Second Language (ESL) and pronunciation skills, but I also can help organize thoughts for creative writing. I have alot of patience when the student is just learning the English language, especially foreign students. English is a "rule-breaking" language, but also complex. One on one learning eases one into it. I never laugh at pronunciation or mistakes.

I graduated from the University of Iowa's Writer's Workshop with an MFA in creative writing. My specialty is Poetry Writing, and to a lesser extent fiction, and have published poetry off and on for 25 years. Learning should never be intimidating, but enjoyable. Language appreciation makes learning so much easier.

English:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Grammar
Homeschool:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar

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English

Here are a few of my accomplishments and work experiences that are relevant:
-I have a Bachelor of Arts in English from UNL and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Iowa (Writers' Workshop), both with High Distinction, GPA 3.97, internships in proof-reading, light transcription, and phlebotomy.
-Academy of American Poets Award: 1st Place-- Iowa 1990, periodical publishing in 5 countries.
-I have no particular style of tutoring, but have tutored mostly ESL students.
-The English language is not perfect, in that it breaks rules and has many exceptions, but it can be incredibly expressive and thoughtful.

ESL/ESOL

Besides speaking Midwestern English for 40+ years, I have a BA and MFA in "creative writing" (fiction and poetry writing). I tutored Latino students in graduate school, and although grammar is important, I try to make the student comfortable in its usage and spoken venues. I try to make language enjoyable; then the learner remembers more. Ingles es facil. Learn your way to more opportunities!

Grammar

I have a bachelor's degree in English from UNL, and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Iowa, enrolled in the well-known Writer's Workshop, where most of my professors were nationally known and published (Marvin Bell, Gerald Stern, and James Tate-- who was awarded the Pulitzer in Poetry).
I excelled in grammar and spelling in high school, and have a master's thesis (a book of poetry) published in the University of Iowa Library.
Grammar can be a stickler but is essential for expression. English grammar is inherently difficult because it is a combination of so many other languages with their own rules.
I try to keep my tutoring method pretty relaxed.

University of Nebraska
University of Iowa Writers' Workshop
Master's

Education

University of Nebraska

University of Iowa Writers' Workshop (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $35.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Marc will travel within 20 miles of Fremont, NE 68025.


About Marc

I have excellent skills and experience in English As A Second Language (ESL) and pronunciation skills, but I also can help organize thoughts for creative writing. I have alot of patience when the student is just learning the English language, especially foreign students. English is a "rule-breaking" language, but also complex. One on one learning eases one into it. I never laugh at pronunciation or mistakes.

I graduated from the University of Iowa's Writer's Workshop with an MFA in creative writing. My specialty is Poetry Writing, and to a lesser extent fiction, and have published poetry off and on for 25 years. Learning should never be intimidating, but enjoyable. Language appreciation makes learning so much easier.

Education

University of Nebraska
University of Iowa Writers' Workshop
Master's

Education

University of Nebraska

University of Iowa Writers' Workshop (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Fremont, NE 68025

Marc’s Subjects

English:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Grammar
Homeschool:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar

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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