My name is Brynn. I attended Southern Oregon University (graduated in 2006) where I received my Bachelors degree in English
. While there, I worked as an English and Writing tutor, assisting my peers with any research, writing or grammar
issues they had. I tutored native English speakers as well as non-native speakers.
I enjoy tutoring because I like helping others succeed academically and professionally. I'm passionate about language
and feel strongly that without strong grammar, language and writing skills, otherwise intelligent people miss out on opportunities they would not have had their writing skills been stronger. Though I have never been a formal teacher, my experience with tutoring in college taught me that I enjoy and excel
at teaching in one-on-one and small group situations. One-on-one tutoring sessions allow me to concentrate on each students' particular writing issues, which allows students to more quickly advance in the areas they were once lacking in.
My tutoring approach is simple: I meet with the student (and the student's parent if student is younger) and discuss what issues the student is having. I like to go over writing by the student with the student to see which issues he or she is struggling with. I do not edit students' papers, but use their work as a foundation to see where the student needs the most help. I like to help students learn to proof read their own work, so when I'm not there to tutor them, they still feel confident in their abilities.
24 hours notice required
Travels within 15 miles of Portland, OR 97219
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For a long time now I have had a problem with people using adjectives when they mean to use adverbs. I suppose one could posit that this is an easy mistake to make, since in some cases the use of the adjective instead of the adverb sounds correct to many
people’s ears. To be honest I sometimes make the mistake myself, because sometimes it just slips out. But at least I know I’m making the mistake,...
Common grammar errors
Everyday/ Every day
This is one of the most common mistakes I see. Almost every day I see semi-trucks announcing that if you work for their company, you will be home "everyday." "Everyday" is an adjective. Dictionary.com defines it this way: "1. of or pertaining to every day;
daily: an everyday occurrence. 2. of or for ordinary...
Bruce and Chris are both correct, but to simplfy things a bit...whenever you mix a negative and a positive number together, by multiplication or division, you ALWAY get a negative number. So 3 times -5 is -15 and -20 divided by 10 is -2. Two positive numbers
always stay positive and...