Dear potential tutee,
Hi! My name is Emma W. I graduated from Brown University in May, and am currently working as an editorial intern at New York Magazine. While at Brown I studied English Literature, but I also took many classes in history and religious studies, and even tried my hand at biology, geology, and economics (albeit at the intro level). I also worked as a Brown University Writing Fellow, which means that I worked one-on-one with 6-10 students each semester, providing them with comprehensive feedback on all of their essays, and sitting down with them to discuss the papers in person. I have a lot of experience with structuring essays, and with breaking down areas of focus throughout the editing process (for example, issue with form differ from those with content). Outside of the classroom, I have experience with journalistic writing. I was a managing editor of the College Hill Independent, which is a weekly publication run by Brown and RISD students that caters to the Providence community at large. As a result, I have experience both editing and writing in both academic and journalistic modes. When it comes to creative writing, I also have experience with poetry and creative non-fiction workshopping from seminars I took while at Brown.
However, I am not only interested in assisting students with their writing. I am also experienced in helping students of a wide age range with general organization--everything from keeping track of assignments in an agenda book to organizing a backpack. When I was in high school, I worked as an organizational tutor and general homework helper for a student who had taken leave after starting the sixth grade because his parents deemed him not ready to take on the task of juggling multiple classes in a day. This student also lacked mobility in his right arm, which made social and academic adjustments difficult. It was fun to seek out alternative teaching methods with him. For example, we would sing vocabulary words to speed memorization. We also went on educational field trips around Boston. Finally, I have experience tutoring 6th and 7th grade math--I worked for a year as a math tutor at a public elementary school in Providence, helping students in an after school program.
To sum up, I am highly interested in tutoring students in K-12. Writing is my primary interest, but I am also excited by the possibility of doing more general homework help. For those in upper high school, I am excited about brainstorming college essays and creative writing of a more personal nature. I was raised Unitarian Universalist, and underwent a rigorous Coming of Age program that culminated in the writing, editing, and public reading of a credo, or personal belief statement.
All of the best,
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