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Thomas G.

Renton, WA

$30/hr

Passing on the Power of Language: English, Writing, Humanities

Background check passed as of 12/3/14
Usually responds in about 2 days

Passing on the Power of Language: English, Writing, Humanities

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An experienced professional writer since 2008, I know how to effectively communicate in a variety of arenas. I'm a trained technical writer, but I'm also a published poet. Throughout my career I've thoroughly enjoyed empowering people with an appreciation for language and skills that will help them lead richer, more connected lives. My greatest strengths are in literature, creative writing and technical writing. I'm well versed in Associated Press, MLA, and Chicago Styles, with some familiarity with APA style. I have some undergraduate training in historical research. I also tutor Mandarin Chinese at the first year level for non-native speakers.

I have about a year of experience tutoring professionally, mostly with working adults and young adults. I come from a long line of teachers on both sides. I also taught for two years full time as a representative of my church.

Above all, I bring compassion to my work. I have a learning disability which makes me gifted in some areas, but very slow in others. This disconnect made my educational journey a long and difficult one. I understand the thrill of success, but also the despair and discouragement that comes with failure. I know how hard it can be to play the game of getting through school. I also know how to help my students make the most of it. I listen carefully to my students' concerns and tailor my approach to each individual.

My time is quite flexible, with only a 12 hour cancellation policy. I respect my students' time and only ask that they do the same for me. If that happens on both ends, we should get along fine.

I have access to private rooms that are safe, quiet environments to work in, but I do need at least 24 hours to arrange it. I'm willing to travel as far as 30 miles to meet with students, but again, please allow some lead time.

I look forward to working with you.

English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
Microsoft Word
Language:
Chinese, ESL/ESOL
History:
American History, Classics, European History, World History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Corporate Training:
Chinese, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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University of Washington
English

Education

University of Washington (English)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $30.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Thomas will travel within 30 miles of Renton, WA 98058.


About Thomas

An experienced professional writer since 2008, I know how to effectively communicate in a variety of arenas. I'm a trained technical writer, but I'm also a published poet. Throughout my career I've thoroughly enjoyed empowering people with an appreciation for language and skills that will help them lead richer, more connected lives. My greatest strengths are in literature, creative writing and technical writing. I'm well versed in Associated Press, MLA, and Chicago Styles, with some familiarity with APA style. I have some undergraduate training in historical research. I also tutor Mandarin Chinese at the first year level for non-native speakers.

I have about a year of experience tutoring professionally, mostly with working adults and young adults. I come from a long line of teachers on both sides. I also taught for two years full time as a representative of my church.

Above all, I bring compassion to my work. I have a learning disability which makes me gifted in some areas, but very slow in others. This disconnect made my educational journey a long and difficult one. I understand the thrill of success, but also the despair and discouragement that comes with failure. I know how hard it can be to play the game of getting through school. I also know how to help my students make the most of it. I listen carefully to my students' concerns and tailor my approach to each individual.

My time is quite flexible, with only a 12 hour cancellation policy. I respect my students' time and only ask that they do the same for me. If that happens on both ends, we should get along fine.

I have access to private rooms that are safe, quiet environments to work in, but I do need at least 24 hours to arrange it. I'm willing to travel as far as 30 miles to meet with students, but again, please allow some lead time.

I look forward to working with you.


Education

University of Washington
English

Education

University of Washington (English)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Renton, WA 98058

Thomas’s Subjects

English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
Microsoft Word
Language:
Chinese, ESL/ESOL
History:
American History, Classics, European History, World History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Corporate Training:
Chinese, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Public Speaking

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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