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I am an English professor at Houston Community College (HCC). I possess a BA in English from the University of St. Thomas in Houston and an MA in English from University College Cork in Ireland. Aside from teaching at HCC, I have tutored high school and college students needing help with writing, along with ESL students needing assistance in English language skills.
I am patient and good-humored. I have diverse interests outside of my main field of English literature (e.g., history and social studies). Outside advanced mathematics and music, I feel competent tutoring most subjects at the primary and secondary level.
Additionally, while I was living in Colorado this summer, I passed the PLACE exams for teaching social studies and English at the secondary level, qualifying me to teach both subjects in Colorado high schools.
Finally, I was recently approved to substitute teach a St. John's School.
Please feel free to message me with any questions you may have.
I am a graduate student who spent the last six years working full-time and attending school. Managing my time and having proper study habits was essential. I believe I am qualified to help students get organized.
I can help in the following forms of writing:
- Essays (exposition, persuasive, etc)
- Prose (short stories, journals, etc)
- Poetry (free form)
- Drama (contemporary)
- General (emails, notetaking, etc)
If you have a writing need, I can help you hash out your ideas and produce a quality piece.
University of St.Thomas Houston, TX (English)
University College Cork, Ireland (Master's)
Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00
Cancellation: 2 hours notice required
Don will travel within 10 miles of Houston, TX 77009.
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