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Justin J.

Austin, TX

$37/hr

English Tutor and Proofreader: Critical, Creative Reading and Writing

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English Tutor and Proofreader: Critical, Creative Reading and Writing

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English language and literature are passions of mine, and my approach to tutoring is to try to inspire the same enthusiasm in pupils. This requires conveying a sense of appreciation for storytelling and awe at the power of the written word. Engagement with texts that will interest students is key.

My tutoring strategy involves helping students realize their own way of understanding and using language. I strive to encourage learners to create their own proper ways of interpreting and expressing ideas and texts, and to feel sure of their own senses. The horizons of the language are always widening, and with them the culture, and I believe that everybody using the language can further this expanding by taking their own tack in so doing.

I was a student of English Literature and Philosophy at the University of Hull in Kingston-upon-Hull, UK, from 2006-2009, and held an International Student Scholarship from 2007-2009. I took my BA with High Honors, near the head of both departments of my joint course, and will happily provide references from my instructors upon request. I look forward eagerly and with positive excitement to hearing from you and setting up a tutoring schedule, and I wish you well until we meet.

Testimonials

"Highly recommended"

- Irene, Austin, TX on 3/27/12
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading
Homeschool:
English,
Reading,
Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar,
Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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English

English language and literature are my passions, and my approach to teaching the subject is to try to inspire the same enthusiasm in my pupils.

Grammar

Grammar - the structure and the rules for the ways the words correlate and convey meaning in sentences.

Literature

Classical, monumental texts, and the perennial inquiry into their contents.

Proofreading

Double-checking, re-reading and making sense, remaking it to make it sure, is what I call proof-reading

Reading

Good reading, really understanding, requires engagement with a text, taking it into oneself, as well as contextualizing.

Writing

Writing has many purposes, and what one proposes to do with the word is one determinant of proper use. The art of writing requires practice gathering thoughts and ideas, and conveying them effectively and creatively.

the University of Hull

Education

the University of Hull

Highly recommended — I highly recommend Justin J. as a tutor for reading and writing. In just a few sessions with our 4th grader, we have noticed an improvement in his reading and comprehension, interpreting the texts he is reading and inferring information from the text. He has also gained skill and fluency in essay writing and composition. He is more confident about his writing skills. We have noticed that he is a l ...

— Irene, Austin, TX on 3/27/12

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $37.00

Cancellation: 5 hours notice required

Travel policy

Justin will travel within 10 miles of Austin, TX 78721.


About Justin

English language and literature are passions of mine, and my approach to tutoring is to try to inspire the same enthusiasm in pupils. This requires conveying a sense of appreciation for storytelling and awe at the power of the written word. Engagement with texts that will interest students is key.

My tutoring strategy involves helping students realize their own way of understanding and using language. I strive to encourage learners to create their own proper ways of interpreting and expressing ideas and texts, and to feel sure of their own senses. The horizons of the language are always widening, and with them the culture, and I believe that everybody using the language can further this expanding by taking their own tack in so doing.

I was a student of English Literature and Philosophy at the University of Hull in Kingston-upon-Hull, UK, from 2006-2009, and held an International Student Scholarship from 2007-2009. I took my BA with High Honors, near the head of both departments of my joint course, and will happily provide references from my instructors upon request. I look forward eagerly and with positive excitement to hearing from you and setting up a tutoring schedule, and I wish you well until we meet.

Testimonials

"Highly recommended"

- Irene, Austin, TX on 3/27/12
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Education

the University of Hull

Education

the University of Hull


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
5 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Austin, TX 78721

Justin’s Subjects

Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading
Homeschool:
English,
Reading,
Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar,
Proofreading

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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