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Andrew G.

Walla Walla, WA

$25/hr

Experienced English and Writing Tutor

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Background check passed as of 12/27/13

Experienced English and Writing Tutor

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As a writing tutor I allow students to express clearly what they have to say by giving specific advice on the piece itself. But just as important, by talking with students about their ideas and pushing for meaning, I aim to deepen their thinking and perhaps bring about self-knowledge. I frame criticism in a way which is helpful but not discouraging. Showing one's writing makes one vulnerable, and for that reason I respect anyone who comes to me for help.

I have four years of experience as a writing tutor. I've worked one-on-one with students on papers on various topics: politics, science theses, philosophy, English, artist statements, short stories, and historical analyses. Some students had lots of ideas and no paper, and I helped organize their thoughts into a working thesis. Others had papers which needed broad changes, i.e. they had a confusing structure, or a weak thesis. I also worked on microscopic changes such as proper citation, punctuation, and capitalization. Students ranged from freshmen to seniors in college.

In addition to my three years of tutoring experience, my training in philosophy makes me an excellent tutor. As a philosophy major, I learned how to read deliberately and systematically and uncover both assumptions and implications in a text. I think all insightful writing either engages texts on a presuppositional level, or draws out non-obvious consequences. Philosophy also required me to bring down to earth very abstract concepts by providing everyday examples. My four years of practice in making esoteric books relatable and relevant for myself means I have the skills necessary to show students what is at stake in a book, why it matters, and why they ought to care (for caring is the first step to close reading and sharp writing.)

When I'm not tutoring, I like to run in Forest Park, pet the neighborhood cats, read, write, and experiment with fermenting foods.

English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Writing
History:
Classics
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Study Skills
Homeschool:
English, Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Baseball
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Baseball

I starting playing baseball when I was 8 and continued through my sophomore year of high school (I made varsity, but decided to run track instead because my playing time would have been quite limited, since our team was very competitive.) I attended several training camps for pitchers and catchers with Tom House (who has worked with Randy Johnson.) Though I was primarily a pitcher, I've played all of the positions on the field at one time or another, and know the quirks of each.

Study Skills

As a Student Academic Adviser, I taught study skills to college freshmen. Topics included: time management, close reading, how to identify the main idea in a complicated text, and methods of review for mid-terms and finals. I worked one-on-one with students to help them cultivate these skills.

Whitman College
Philosophy

Education

Whitman College (Philosophy)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $25.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Andrew will travel within 15 miles of Walla Walla, WA 99362.


About Andrew

As a writing tutor I allow students to express clearly what they have to say by giving specific advice on the piece itself. But just as important, by talking with students about their ideas and pushing for meaning, I aim to deepen their thinking and perhaps bring about self-knowledge. I frame criticism in a way which is helpful but not discouraging. Showing one's writing makes one vulnerable, and for that reason I respect anyone who comes to me for help.

I have four years of experience as a writing tutor. I've worked one-on-one with students on papers on various topics: politics, science theses, philosophy, English, artist statements, short stories, and historical analyses. Some students had lots of ideas and no paper, and I helped organize their thoughts into a working thesis. Others had papers which needed broad changes, i.e. they had a confusing structure, or a weak thesis. I also worked on microscopic changes such as proper citation, punctuation, and capitalization. Students ranged from freshmen to seniors in college.

In addition to my three years of tutoring experience, my training in philosophy makes me an excellent tutor. As a philosophy major, I learned how to read deliberately and systematically and uncover both assumptions and implications in a text. I think all insightful writing either engages texts on a presuppositional level, or draws out non-obvious consequences. Philosophy also required me to bring down to earth very abstract concepts by providing everyday examples. My four years of practice in making esoteric books relatable and relevant for myself means I have the skills necessary to show students what is at stake in a book, why it matters, and why they ought to care (for caring is the first step to close reading and sharp writing.)

When I'm not tutoring, I like to run in Forest Park, pet the neighborhood cats, read, write, and experiment with fermenting foods.

Education

Whitman College
Philosophy

Education

Whitman College (Philosophy)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Walla Walla, WA 99362

Andrew’s Subjects

English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Writing
History:
Classics
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Study Skills
Homeschool:
English, Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Baseball
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.


Background Check Status for Andrew G.

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