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Taylor J.

Tucson, AZ

$65/hour

High School/College Writing Tutor

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 2/17/14

$65/Hour


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The George Washington University
English
The University of Arizona
Master's
Pima Community College
Other

Education

The George Washington University (English)

The University of Arizona (Master's)

Pima Community College (Other)

About Taylor

As a certified English teacher in the State of Arizona, I have over 7 years’ experience working with high school students to improve their writing skills. Additionally, I have taught for 6 years as an adjunct, dual-enrollment instructor for Pima Community College. My experiences have shown me that my students learn best through one-on-one attention to their unique needs as learners.

The heart of my practice is to empower students to feel capable, intelligent, and full of ideas worth expressing. The heart of my process focuses on using supportive questions to help students to identify their prompt, audience, and purpose for writing. I emphasize friendly, low-stress conversation to help the student plan his or her ideas out loud, transfer verbal ideas to written ideas, and develop clear organization and on-topic content appropriate to the task or assignment. Next, I use the questioning process to help a student identify and implement a plan for revision. As a final step, we proofread and edit sentence fluency, grammar, and punctuation errors, emphasizing a deeper understanding of the patterns and reasons behind correct usage.

I am available only the weekends to work with students, as I teach full-time during the week. I am open to scheduling longer sessions. I will work devotedly to help students develop high-quality final products, as long as a student is motivated to learn and grow.

I have experience working with the Common Core’s English Language Arts Standards. I am also familiar with university-level assignments in English 101 and 102 at the University of Arizona, as I have collaborated with University of Arizona instructors in the Wildcat Writers program since 2008.

I prefer to meet in a public location, but I am willing to travel to a mutually agreed upon location, such as a public library, a university study room, or university library.

Last but not least, I truly love helping others with their writing. Composition is a challenging process, and I have the interpersonal and academic skills to guide diverse learners to success and confidence with writing.


As a certified English teacher in the State of Arizona, I have over 7 years’ experience working with high school students to improve their writing skills. Additionally, I have taught for 6 years as an adjunct, dual-enrollment Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

For 5 hours or more, the rate is $50 an hour.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Tucson, AZ 85704
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT
Computer:
Microsoft PowerPoint,
Microsoft Word
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft PowerPoint,
Microsoft Word

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.

Microsoft PowerPoint

As a classroom teacher, I often give my students the option to make PowerPoint presentations to accompany their oral presentations. PowerPoints are just like any other kind of composition; they require a good understanding of rhetorical techniques necessary to communicate effectively with an audience. Although I have the minimum technical expertise required to work with and teach this program, the more important skill set I possess relates to my understanding of how audience, purpose, and message must be adequately analyzed before a communicator can design an effective presentation. I can help students to design their message strategically using this tool.

The George Washington University
English
The University of Arizona
Master's
Pima Community College
Other

Education

The George Washington University (English)

The University of Arizona (Master's)

Pima Community College (Other)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

For 5 hours or more, the rate is $50 an hour.

Travel policy

Taylor will travel within 20 miles of Tucson, AZ 85704.