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Connor B.

Writing Tutor/Editor Specializing in College Essay-writing

Writing Tutor/Editor Specializing in College Essay-writing

$40/hour

  • 302 hours tutoring

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I'm a recent graduate of University of California, Irvine with a Bachelor's in Film and Media Studies with an emphasis on screenwriting and the craft of fiction.

Over the past six years, I have helped my friends and colleagues to edit and proofread their academic papers and personal projects, all in an informal setting. My favorite teachers at university were unsurprisingly my writing professors. They treated everyone like adults, had high expectations for every student, and made us...

I'm a recent graduate of University of California, Irvine with a Bachelor's in Film and Media Studies with an emphasis on screenwriting and the craft of fiction.

Over the past six years, I have helped my friends and colleagues to edit and proofread their academic papers and personal projects, all in an informal setting. My favorite teachers at university were unsurprisingly my writing professors. They treated everyone like adults, had high expectations for every student, and made us want to impress ourselves with what we could do.

By the end of each course, we felt more like colleagues than just students and professors. I want to try to recreate that same learning environment. My preferred tutoring style is the way I was taught: to sit down, meet face-to-face, preferably over coffee, and just go over the piece of writing with my student. We will talk about what is working, what still needs work, how the points could be better organized, and quite simply just keep doing that until the writing feels strong enough.

Writing is rewriting. I get a lot of satisfaction helping people find a more interesting or concise way of saying something, but what I love is giving people the tools to find their own way. I have a great deal of personal experience applying to colleges and I am painfully familiar with the hoops one has to jump through in order to get there, such as the SAT, the ACT, AP exams, prep courses, personal statements, etc.

Furthermore, I have experience in proofreading and editing graduate school application essays for a few close friends of mine, one of whom is about to graduate from USD Law. Of course, her success in law school was entirely based on the quality of her application essay.

I took numerous writing courses at UCI, ranging from introductory critical writing and rhetoric, through research, theory, and advanced creative writing, all of which required a strong grasp of composition, analysis, and knowledge of how to develop a persuasive argument. I can take that and app


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Alumni of University of California Irvine
Film Studies

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Corporate Training

Proofreading

Proofreading

I have been proofreading and editing academic essays and personal projects for friends and colleagues for years. I do my best when editing to help direct their writing towards a sharper, more realized version of their own voice. My favorite thing is to help people see how well they can write.

Elementary Education

Reading, Vocabulary

English

English,

English

I’m a UCI School of Humanities graduate with several years informal editing and proofreading experience for friends and colleagues. English is one of my strongest subjects and I’ve got a great deal of experience writing academic papers both at the High School and University level. I have experience taking AP exams, including both AP Lit and AP Lang.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have been proofreading and editing academic essays and personal projects for friends and colleagues for years. I do my best when editing to help direct their writing towards a sharper, more realized version of their own voice. My favorite thing is to help people see how well they can write.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I’ve taken the SAT three times, and the reading portion was my strongest subject, maxing out at 740 out of 800. I’m familiar with several forms of standardized testing, especially the SAT, and know how to help students to avoid falling into its special brand of tricks and pitfalls.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I have personally taken the SAT three times, each time improving on the writing and essay portions. I'm well acquainted with the SAT testing environment, the typical tricks the SAT tends to try to play on its takers, and what to watch out for in terms of bad writing behaviors. A series of small, but consistent efforts can dramatically improve an SAT writing score.
Writing,

Writing

I have over six years of creative and academic writing experience. Every film course demanded we write at least two major long-form analytic essays or research paper pertaining to the course topic per quarter, not including the smaller writing assignments. The creative writing courses did similarly, except they focused more on workshopping our pieces throughout the quarter. My favored writing form is the short story, and I'm currently composing a collection of short stories for future publication.
ACT English, ACT Reading, Literature, Reading, Vocabulary

Homeschool

English,

English

I’m a UCI School of Humanities graduate with several years informal editing and proofreading experience for friends and colleagues. English is one of my strongest subjects and I’ve got a great deal of experience writing academic papers both at the High School and University level. I have experience taking AP exams, including both AP Lit and AP Lang.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I’ve taken the SAT three times, and the reading portion was my strongest subject, maxing out at 740 out of 800. I’m familiar with several forms of standardized testing, especially the SAT, and know how to help students to avoid falling into its special brand of tricks and pitfalls.
Writing,

Writing

I have over six years of creative and academic writing experience. Every film course demanded we write at least two major long-form analytic essays or research paper pertaining to the course topic per quarter, not including the smaller writing assignments. The creative writing courses did similarly, except they focused more on workshopping our pieces throughout the quarter. My favored writing form is the short story, and I'm currently composing a collection of short stories for future publication.
Reading

Most Popular

English,

English

I’m a UCI School of Humanities graduate with several years informal editing and proofreading experience for friends and colleagues. English is one of my strongest subjects and I’ve got a great deal of experience writing academic papers both at the High School and University level. I have experience taking AP exams, including both AP Lit and AP Lang.
Writing,

Writing

I have over six years of creative and academic writing experience. Every film course demanded we write at least two major long-form analytic essays or research paper pertaining to the course topic per quarter, not including the smaller writing assignments. The creative writing courses did similarly, except they focused more on workshopping our pieces throughout the quarter. My favored writing form is the short story, and I'm currently composing a collection of short stories for future publication.
Reading

Summer

Writing,

Writing

I have over six years of creative and academic writing experience. Every film course demanded we write at least two major long-form analytic essays or research paper pertaining to the course topic per quarter, not including the smaller writing assignments. The creative writing courses did similarly, except they focused more on workshopping our pieces throughout the quarter. My favored writing form is the short story, and I'm currently composing a collection of short stories for future publication.
Reading

Test Preparation

SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I’ve taken the SAT three times, and the reading portion was my strongest subject, maxing out at 740 out of 800. I’m familiar with several forms of standardized testing, especially the SAT, and know how to help students to avoid falling into its special brand of tricks and pitfalls.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I have personally taken the SAT three times, each time improving on the writing and essay portions. I'm well acquainted with the SAT testing environment, the typical tricks the SAT tends to try to play on its takers, and what to watch out for in terms of bad writing behaviors. A series of small, but consistent efforts can dramatically improve an SAT writing score.
ACT English, ACT Reading

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Super helpful and accommodating

I had an essay I needed to write and I needed help writing good commentary and he gave me great tips and help with that and just about every aspect of my essay. He looked through documents I sent before the actual session which was great

Aubrey, 1 lesson with Connor

Focused and uplifting

Connor, Is an amazing coach to my daughter. She is shy and struggles with the changes with learning on line for AP Lang. Connor has built her confidence back up and gotten her back on track.

Erin, 2 lessons with Connor

The Best Tutor I've Had

Connor really helped me find the perfect topic for my personal essay. He was very patient with me and is a great listener. It was a very relaxed session and I learned a lot from him. We were able to compose two strong essays. He is also very accommodating. I would highly recommend Connor!

Colin, 4 lessons with Connor

Great!

If you need help with your writing, he does a great job. Connor has helped me three papers for my college. He is clear and fast. High recommend for all who needs help.

Mia, 8 lessons with Connor

Knowledgeable and patient

Connor relates very well to teens and explains his knowledge of English in a relatable manner. Our son really gets his teaching. Best tutor he has had. Excellent!!

Irene, 11 lessons with Connor

Helpful College Essay Tutor

Connor has helped me with many of my college level essays. He helped revise some of my essays and gave helpful feedback on my papers. I would definitely recommend!

Lynn, 22 lessons with Connor

Great Essay Editor !!!

Connor helped us a lot to revise our essays and others. The qaulity of revision is Excellent !!! It was really helpful and we got the idea how to develop our writing further.

Amy, 13 lessons with Connor

Nice and helpful

Connor was very nice and helpful. He gave me some useful writing tips. He was knowledgeable and knew what makes an admission paper strong. I was grateful for his help.

Devin, 1 lesson with Connor

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Connor got back to us quickly and was able to give my son help, tips, and suggestions with the essay portion of the SAT test. We will definitely use him again!

Kim, 1 lesson with Connor
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$40/hour

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Connor B.

$40/hour

  • No subscriptions or upfront payments

  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

Contact Connor

Response time: 5 hours