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Annette P.

Seattle, WA

$50/hr

Writing and English Tutor

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Background check passed as of 3/28/13

Writing and English Tutor

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Hello! I simply love helping others learn to write better! Currently, I am an adjunct English and Humanities instructor at the University of Phoenix where I teach a variety of essay writing courses, art and culture courses, communications, literature and more. Naturally I have a lot of experience helping my students work on clarifying their main and supporting points into cohesive and paragraphs from the beginning to end of their assignments and also working extensively on mechanics, such as grammar, punctuation and word usage/choices.

In addition to college students, I have also worked extensively with children and teenagers from K-12th grade in the public schools when I taught in the Seattle and Bellevue School Districts. Additionally I have tutored children and teenagers privately to help them with their reading and writing skills, and thoroughly enjoyed it!

Recently, I just helped edit my niece and nephew's admission letters to graduate school, and I certainly can help with any other letters of admissions to undergraduate or graduate colleges or other schools or companies you may need.

English:
ACT English, Bible Studies, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar,
Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Hebrew,
TOEFL
History:
American History, European History, Social Studies
Art:
Art History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar,
Hebrew,
Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Elementary (K-6th)

I have been a long-term and short-term substitute teacher in the Seattle School District for grades K-12 for about three years due to my teaching certificate earned at Antioch University, Seattle. I have also taught Sunday School for 1st and 2nd grade students at Congregation Beth Shalom for three years, and 5th grade Sunday School at the same synagogue for 6 months. I have also taught 3rd grade Sunday School at Temple B'nai Torah for one year Finally, I have tutored children privately in reading and writing skills for about three years.

Grammar

I love teaching grammar, since this is one of my expertise areas as a college English Instructor in numerous community colleges and universities. However, I have also worked in the public school system, grades k-12, so I meet the student at their levels, and improve their grammar and writing skills starting where they are at.

My style of teaching grammar is to focus on only the practical, most important points to help students with their writing, and not waste time on areas of grammar that can't be directly applied to improving their writing now.

Hebrew

I lived in Israel for one year, and so I speak basic conversational Hebrew. Additionally I have taken adult biblical Hebrew courses, and I have taught Hebrew language to elementary and middle school children in Hebrew School programs for many years. I could help with a child's Hebrew reading in his/her Bar/Bat Mitzvah preparation.

Study Skills

I taught an introductory course to college students at the University of Phoenx, called GEN 195 which focuses the new students to the university on how to be successful in their studies. In the class, the assignments cover time management techniques, how to prioritize different responsibilities and find the right place(s) to study, how and where to get help when needed, how to break through writer's block, reading tips, and much more.

I help my students at the University of Phoenix with their study skills when they ask me for help privately, outside of the classroom. Some of these students have physical and learning disorders, and I help them with tips on how to take notes, highlight and uncerline while reading, how to read in small increments, how to take breaks if they are feeling overwhelmed or too tired, and come back to their assignments refreshed, and more.

Additionally, I have privately tutored elemntary students in reading, writing and study skills to help them keep up with their classes.

Finally, I have been a long and short term substitute teacher for over three years in the Seattle School District for grades K-12, and helping students with study skills was one of my many tasks while employed with the district. Often I would take students outside of their classrooms and work with them one on one in a tutoring room where I would help them get started on their assignments and discuss with them strategies to follow through and complete their assignments.

Annette’s Resources

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I like to emphasize to my writing students how important specific writing is. Without the skill to write specifically, readers will simply lose interest within a sentence or two. One can simply look to newspaper and magazine articles to see how important specific writing is. Who would want to read an entire article stating how a crime took place in a city in the United States involving some... read more

A solid thesis statement not only briefly expresses what your entire essay is about, it also briefly states what your position is about this topic.  Additionally, the thesis statement should occur somewhere within your introductory paragraph in order to not leave...

In addition to what everyone advised above, I tell my students to end on a final, thought-provoking note. In other words, write a last sentence that you feel will leave the reader thinking for an extra moment or more about some angle of your essay's subject. I have found that this advice has...

University of Washington
University of California, Irvine
Master's
Antioch University, Seattle
Other

Education

University of Washington

University of California, Irvine (Master's)

Antioch University, Seattle (Other)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Travel policy

Annette will travel within 8 miles of Seattle, WA 98103.


About Annette

Hello! I simply love helping others learn to write better! Currently, I am an adjunct English and Humanities instructor at the University of Phoenix where I teach a variety of essay writing courses, art and culture courses, communications, literature and more. Naturally I have a lot of experience helping my students work on clarifying their main and supporting points into cohesive and paragraphs from the beginning to end of their assignments and also working extensively on mechanics, such as grammar, punctuation and word usage/choices.

In addition to college students, I have also worked extensively with children and teenagers from K-12th grade in the public schools when I taught in the Seattle and Bellevue School Districts. Additionally I have tutored children and teenagers privately to help them with their reading and writing skills, and thoroughly enjoyed it!

Recently, I just helped edit my niece and nephew's admission letters to graduate school, and I certainly can help with any other letters of admissions to undergraduate or graduate colleges or other schools or companies you may need.

Education

University of Washington
University of California, Irvine
Master's
Antioch University, Seattle
Other

Education

University of Washington

University of California, Irvine (Master's)

Antioch University, Seattle (Other)


Tutor Policies

Travel Radius
Travels within 8 miles of Seattle, WA 98103

Annette’s Subjects

English:
ACT English, Bible Studies, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar,
Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Hebrew,
TOEFL
History:
American History, European History, Social Studies
Art:
Art History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar,
Hebrew,
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.


Annette’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Annette. View all of Annette’s resources

I like to emphasize to my writing students how important specific writing is. Without the skill to write specifically, readers will simply lose interest within a sentence or two. One can simply look to newspaper and magazine articles to see how important specific writing is. Who would want to read an entire article stating how a crime took place in a city in the United States involving some... read more

A solid thesis statement not only briefly expresses what your entire essay is about, it also briefly states what your position is about this topic.  Additionally, the thesis statement should occur somewhere within your introductory paragraph in order to not leave...

In addition to what everyone advised above, I tell my students to end on a final, thought-provoking note. In other words, write a last sentence that you feel will leave the reader thinking for an extra moment or more about some angle of your essay's subject. I have found that this advice has...


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