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Heather D.

Patagonia, AZ

$60/hour

Professional writer and former English teacher

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Bowling Green State University
English

Education

Bowling Green State University (English)

About Heather

English communication is my primary area of expertise. I taught high school English, literature and journalism for several years before entering the field of advertising in Chicago, where I marketed Fortune 500 products and services as writer, producer, creative director.

When computers replaced typewriters roughly thirty years ago, I developed my expertise in desktop publishing on the Mac. With these skills I became employed by Rice University in Houston, TX, where I managed science and engineering departments, and promoted and administered their graduate programs for fifteen years. I often assisted international students with the writing and editing of their theses for MS and PhD degrees.

Over the course of three years, I vastly improved the accuracy and organization of course catalogs and quarterly schedules for five campuses of the Houston Community College System, second largest in the nation.

I currently run my own marketing business, Amaranth Productions, in Patagonia, AZ, where I am "growing local business creatively," and writing feature articles for the University of Arizona. I am the new administrator of the Patagonia website and serve on the Patagonia Area Business Association's Board of Directors as Vice President.

Unlike most of the world's languages, English is extremely specific, particularly in its structure. Correct grammar, utilization of the parts of speech, sentence structure, spelling, punctuation — all are essential to clear, concise communication. If, like millions of others, you were not taught sentence diagramming in K-12 because it was removed from English curricula, that is a good place to start improving your reading, writing and speaking skills in English.

I recently tutored a high school dropout who passed the GED with flying colors. She is Spanish/English bilingual. I welcome students for whom English is a second language.

I will teach desktop publishing in Pages and Keynote only to those who have a specific project in mind. And I will tutor individuals or small groups.
English communication is my primary area of expertise. I taught high school English, literature and journalism for several years before entering the field of advertising in Chicago, where I marketed Fortune 500 products and services as writer, producer, creative director.

When computers replaced typewriters roughly thirty years ago, I
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Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Patagonia, AZ 85624
In-person lessons
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, ASVAB, GED, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Computer:
Desktop Publishing,
Macintosh
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
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.

Desktop Publishing

I have been desktop publishing with Apple computers, Apple and Adobe software for 30 years. I can teach you how to create professional brochures, flyers, rack cards, ads, menus, catalogs, invitations, presentations and multimedia projects to save you the cost of hiring an expensive ad agency or freelancer. I work now primarily in Apple's Pages and Keynote, both of which accommodate just about any print communication you wish to produce.

Bowling Green State University
English

Education

Bowling Green State University (English)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Heather will travel within 40 miles of Patagonia, AZ 85624.