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Brandy C.

Upbeat and Organized Writing, English, and Theatre Tutor

Upbeat and Organized Writing, English, and Theatre Tutor

$75/hour

  • 146 hours tutoring

About Brandy


Bio

I'm Brandy! I am an award-winning screenwriter and playwright with a Master's Degree from Carnegie Mellon University. I have worked in the theater/entertainment industry as a writer, researcher, and director for 10 years. Throughout that time I've worked as a teacher both in and out of the classroom, with students of all ages. I strive to meet students where they are, and enjoy sharing my love of literature, the arts, and a job well-done with my students!

My MFA from Carnegie Mellon...

I'm Brandy! I am an award-winning screenwriter and playwright with a Master's Degree from Carnegie Mellon University. I have worked in the theater/entertainment industry as a writer, researcher, and director for 10 years. Throughout that time I've worked as a teacher both in and out of the classroom, with students of all ages. I strive to meet students where they are, and enjoy sharing my love of literature, the arts, and a job well-done with my students!

My MFA from Carnegie Mellon University is in Dramatic Writing, a concentration within the School of Drama. I taught an undergraduate writing course at Carnegie Mellon and graduated Summa Cum Laude, with a certificate of teaching excellence from CMU's Eberly Center. I previously earned a BA in English/Theatre from Loyola University Chicago, where I received the Department of Fine and Performing Arts' Outstanding Academic Achievement Award.

As a teacher I strive to encourage both the creativity of my artistic background and the detail and clarity needed in my professional work. Whether I'm working with college, adult, or younger students, the unifying factor is energy and engagement. I believe when we care about a topic and feel good about our own abilities, we can think more deeply and critically, and also enjoy learning. I also believe in helping students find their own answers through questions and thoughtful discussion. Learning is a life-long process and I am always learning from my students!

I want to know how I can help you thrive. I am curious and adaptable. If there's something I haven't covered here that you think I can help you with, I want to try! Get in touch and let me know what you're looking for in a tutor. I will always be timely and specific in my communication. I'm happy to answer additional questions and talk through what your tutoring needs are. I can't wait to get started!


Education

Loyola University Chicago
English, Theater
Carnegie Mellon University
Masters

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Subjects

Art

Film,

Film

I am an award-winning screenwriter with experience writing spec scripts, TV pilots, and Screenplays. My feature script LOVE, GENOME won first place in the Sloan/CMU Screenplay Competition. My degree from Carnegie Mellon School of Drama focused on writing for all performance mediums including film and television. I studied film production and television writing as well as creating immersive recorded experiences.
Theater

Theater

My Master's of Fine Arts from Carnegie Mellon University encompasses an expertise in writing for stage, screen, and audio formats, as well as proficiency in theatre history. I have worked as an artist in the theater industry for 10 years at companies including Northlight Theatre Chicago, Chicago Fringe Festival, The Alley Theatre Houston, and many others. I have also taught theatre to students of all ages with the following institutions: Main Street Theatre Houston, National High School Institute "Cherubs" Program, American Theatre Company "Bridge" Program, and Carnegie Mellon University.

Business

GRE

GRE

I have a BA in English/Theater from Loyola University and a Master's Degree in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon University. At CMU I taught college courses and earned a certificate of teaching excellence. Prior to graduate school I earned high scores on the GRE Verbal Reasoning 170/170, and GRE Analytic Writing 5.5/6. I applied dedicated study habits and effective testing strategies to maximize my scores, and I am committed to working with students to do the same!

Corporate Training

Grammar,

Grammar

I have a BA in English/Theater from Loyola University and a Master's Degree in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon University. I've taught and tutored students from third grade through adults, and was the instructor of record for a college-level writing course at Carnegie Mellon. I also have a Certificate of Teaching Excellence from Carnegie Mellon's Eberly Center.
Proofreading

Proofreading

I have a BA in English/Theater from Loyola University and a Master's Degree in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon University. I have experience as a freelance writer/editor, and when I worked at a large regional theater I was responsible for proofing program content prior to printing. I can edit your documents or coach you in becoming a better editor yourself! I've taught and tutored students from elementary school through college. I also have a Certificate of Teaching Excellence from Carnegie Mellon's Eberly Center.

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

I have a BA in English/Theater from Loyola University and a Master's Degree in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon University. I've taught and tutored students from third grade through adults, and was the instructor of record for a college-level writing course at Carnegie Mellon. I also have a Certificate of Teaching Excellence from Carnegie Mellon's Eberly Center.
Reading,

Reading

I have a BA in English/Theater from Loyola University and a Master's Degree in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon University. I have taught students from third grade through adults, and have taught a writing/literature hybrid course at the College Level at Carnegie Mellon. I have a Certificate of Teaching Excellence from CMU's Eberly Center, and a lifelong love of reading that I try to share with my students!
Study Skills,

Study Skills

As a young learner I struggled with organization and study habits. I had to develop my own systems to stay on top of my work and focus on topics I was less interested in. Now I have a Master's Degree from Carnegie Mellon University. I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Undergrad and summa Cum Laude from CMU. I have taught and tutored students from elementary through the college level, and earned a Certificate of Teaching Excellence from Carnegie Mellon's Eberly Center.
Vocabulary

Vocabulary

I have a BA in English/Theater from Loyola University and a Master's Degree in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon University. I've taught and tutored students from third grade through adults, and was the instructor of record for a college-level writing course at Carnegie Mellon. I also have a Certificate of Teaching Excellence from Carnegie Mellon's Eberly Center.

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I have a BA in English/Theater from Loyola University and a Master's Degree in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon University. At CMU I taught college courses and earned a certificate of teaching excellence. Prior to graduate school I earned high scores on the GRE Verbal Reasoning 170/170, and GRE Analytic Writing 5.5/6. I applied dedicated study habits and effective testing strategies to maximize my scores, and I am committed to working with students to do the same!
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I have a BA in English/Theater from Loyola University and a Master's Degree in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon University. At CMU I taught college courses and earned a certificate of teaching excellence. Prior to graduate school I earned high scores on the GRE Verbal Reasoning 170/170, and GRE Analytic Writing 5.5/6. I applied dedicated study habits and effective testing strategies to maximize my scores, and I am committed to working with students to do the same!
English,

English

I have a BA in English/Theater from Loyola University and a Master's Degree in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon University. I've taught and tutored students from third grade through adults, and was the instructor of record for a college-level writing course at Carnegie Mellon. I also have a Certificate of Teaching Excellence from Carnegie Mellon's Eberly Center.
Grammar,

Grammar

I have a BA in English/Theater from Loyola University and a Master's Degree in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon University. I've taught and tutored students from third grade through adults, and was the instructor of record for a college-level writing course at Carnegie Mellon. I also have a Certificate of Teaching Excellence from Carnegie Mellon's Eberly Center.
Literature,

Literature

I have a BA in English/Theater from Loyola University and a Master's Degree in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon University. I have taught students from third grade through adults, and have taught a writing/literature hybrid course at the College Level at Carnegie Mellon. I have a Certificate of Teaching Excellence from CMU's Eberly Center, and a special enthusiasm for Victorian and Contemporary lit!
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have a BA in English/Theater from Loyola University and a Master's Degree in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon University. I have experience as a freelance writer/editor, and when I worked at a large regional theater I was responsible for proofing program content prior to printing. I can edit your documents or coach you in becoming a better editor yourself! I've taught and tutored students from elementary school through college. I also have a Certificate of Teaching Excellence from Carnegie Mellon's Eberly Center.
Reading,

Reading

I have a BA in English/Theater from Loyola University and a Master's Degree in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon University. I have taught students from third grade through adults, and have taught a writing/literature hybrid course at the College Level at Carnegie Mellon. I have a Certificate of Teaching Excellence from CMU's Eberly Center, and a lifelong love of reading that I try to share with my students!
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have a BA in English/Theater from Loyola University and a Master's Degree in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon University. At CMU I taught college courses and earned a certificate of teaching excellence. Prior to graduate school I earned high scores on the GRE Verbal Reasoning 170/170, and GRE Analytic Writing 5.5/6. I applied dedicated study habits and effective testing strategies to maximize my scores, and I am committed to working with students to do the same!
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I have a BA in English/Theater from Loyola University and a Master's Degree in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon University. At CMU I taught college courses and earned a certificate of teaching excellence. Prior to graduate school I earned high scores on the GRE Verbal Reasoning 170/170, and GRE Analytic Writing 5.5/6. I applied dedicated study habits and effective testing strategies to maximize my scores, and I am committed to working with students to do the same!
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

I have a BA in English/Theater from Loyola University and a Master's Degree in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon University. I've taught and tutored students from third grade through adults, and was the instructor of record for a college-level writing course at Carnegie Mellon. I also have a Certificate of Teaching Excellence from Carnegie Mellon's Eberly Center.
Writing

Writing

I am an award-winning screenwriter and playwright with a BA in English/Theater from Loyola University and a Master's Degree in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon University. I have experience in both creative and nonfiction writing, and my work has been published and produced around the country. I have taught students from third grade through adults, and taught a writing/literature hybrid course at the College Level at Carnegie Mellon. I have a Certificate of Teaching Excellence from CMU's Eberly Center.

Homeschool

English,

English

I have a BA in English/Theater from Loyola University and a Master's Degree in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon University. I've taught and tutored students from third grade through adults, and was the instructor of record for a college-level writing course at Carnegie Mellon. I also have a Certificate of Teaching Excellence from Carnegie Mellon's Eberly Center.
Reading,

Reading

I have a BA in English/Theater from Loyola University and a Master's Degree in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon University. I have taught students from third grade through adults, and have taught a writing/literature hybrid course at the College Level at Carnegie Mellon. I have a Certificate of Teaching Excellence from CMU's Eberly Center, and a lifelong love of reading that I try to share with my students!
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have a BA in English/Theater from Loyola University and a Master's Degree in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon University. At CMU I taught college courses and earned a certificate of teaching excellence. Prior to graduate school I earned high scores on the GRE Verbal Reasoning 170/170, and GRE Analytic Writing 5.5/6. I applied dedicated study habits and effective testing strategies to maximize my scores, and I am committed to working with students to do the same!
Study Skills,

Study Skills

As a young learner I struggled with organization and study habits. I had to develop my own systems to stay on top of my work and focus on topics I was less interested in. Now I have a Master's Degree from Carnegie Mellon University. I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Undergrad and summa Cum Laude from CMU. I have taught and tutored students from elementary through the college level, and earned a Certificate of Teaching Excellence from Carnegie Mellon's Eberly Center.
Writing

Writing

I am an award-winning screenwriter and playwright with a BA in English/Theater from Loyola University and a Master's Degree in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon University. I have experience in both creative and nonfiction writing, and my work has been published and produced around the country. I have taught students from third grade through adults, and taught a writing/literature hybrid course at the College Level at Carnegie Mellon. I have a Certificate of Teaching Excellence from CMU's Eberly Center.

Most Popular

English,

English

I have a BA in English/Theater from Loyola University and a Master's Degree in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon University. I've taught and tutored students from third grade through adults, and was the instructor of record for a college-level writing course at Carnegie Mellon. I also have a Certificate of Teaching Excellence from Carnegie Mellon's Eberly Center.
Reading,

Reading

I have a BA in English/Theater from Loyola University and a Master's Degree in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon University. I have taught students from third grade through adults, and have taught a writing/literature hybrid course at the College Level at Carnegie Mellon. I have a Certificate of Teaching Excellence from CMU's Eberly Center, and a lifelong love of reading that I try to share with my students!
Study Skills,

Study Skills

As a young learner I struggled with organization and study habits. I had to develop my own systems to stay on top of my work and focus on topics I was less interested in. Now I have a Master's Degree from Carnegie Mellon University. I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Undergrad and summa Cum Laude from CMU. I have taught and tutored students from elementary through the college level, and earned a Certificate of Teaching Excellence from Carnegie Mellon's Eberly Center.
Writing

Writing

I am an award-winning screenwriter and playwright with a BA in English/Theater from Loyola University and a Master's Degree in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon University. I have experience in both creative and nonfiction writing, and my work has been published and produced around the country. I have taught students from third grade through adults, and taught a writing/literature hybrid course at the College Level at Carnegie Mellon. I have a Certificate of Teaching Excellence from CMU's Eberly Center.

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

As a young learner I struggled with organization and study habits. I had to develop my own systems to stay on top of my work and focus on topics I was less interested in. Now I have a Master's Degree from Carnegie Mellon University. I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Undergrad and summa Cum Laude from CMU. I have taught and tutored students from elementary through the college level, and earned a Certificate of Teaching Excellence from Carnegie Mellon's Eberly Center.

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

As a young learner I struggled with organization and study habits. I had to develop my own systems to stay on top of my work and focus on topics I was less interested in. Now I have a Master's Degree from Carnegie Mellon University. I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Undergrad and summa Cum Laude from CMU. I have taught and tutored students from elementary through the college level, and earned a Certificate of Teaching Excellence from Carnegie Mellon's Eberly Center.

Summer

Reading,

Reading

I have a BA in English/Theater from Loyola University and a Master's Degree in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon University. I have taught students from third grade through adults, and have taught a writing/literature hybrid course at the College Level at Carnegie Mellon. I have a Certificate of Teaching Excellence from CMU's Eberly Center, and a lifelong love of reading that I try to share with my students!
Study Skills,

Study Skills

As a young learner I struggled with organization and study habits. I had to develop my own systems to stay on top of my work and focus on topics I was less interested in. Now I have a Master's Degree from Carnegie Mellon University. I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Undergrad and summa Cum Laude from CMU. I have taught and tutored students from elementary through the college level, and earned a Certificate of Teaching Excellence from Carnegie Mellon's Eberly Center.
Writing

Writing

I am an award-winning screenwriter and playwright with a BA in English/Theater from Loyola University and a Master's Degree in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon University. I have experience in both creative and nonfiction writing, and my work has been published and produced around the country. I have taught students from third grade through adults, and taught a writing/literature hybrid course at the College Level at Carnegie Mellon. I have a Certificate of Teaching Excellence from CMU's Eberly Center.

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I have a BA in English/Theater from Loyola University and a Master's Degree in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon University. At CMU I taught college courses and earned a certificate of teaching excellence. Prior to graduate school I earned high scores on the GRE Verbal Reasoning 170/170, and GRE Analytic Writing 5.5/6. I applied dedicated study habits and effective testing strategies to maximize my scores, and I am committed to working with students to do the same!
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I have a BA in English/Theater from Loyola University and a Master's Degree in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon University. At CMU I taught college courses and earned a certificate of teaching excellence. Prior to graduate school I earned high scores on the GRE Verbal Reasoning 170/170, and GRE Analytic Writing 5.5/6. I applied dedicated study habits and effective testing strategies to maximize my scores, and I am committed to working with students to do the same!
GRE,

GRE

I have a BA in English/Theater from Loyola University and a Master's Degree in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon University. At CMU I taught college courses and earned a certificate of teaching excellence. Prior to graduate school I earned high scores on the GRE Verbal Reasoning 170/170, and GRE Analytic Writing 5.5/6. I applied dedicated study habits and effective testing strategies to maximize my scores, and I am committed to working with students to do the same!
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have a BA in English/Theater from Loyola University and a Master's Degree in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon University. At CMU I taught college courses and earned a certificate of teaching excellence. Prior to graduate school I earned high scores on the GRE Verbal Reasoning 170/170, and GRE Analytic Writing 5.5/6. I applied dedicated study habits and effective testing strategies to maximize my scores, and I am committed to working with students to do the same!
SAT Writing

SAT Writing

I have a BA in English/Theater from Loyola University and a Master's Degree in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon University. At CMU I taught college courses and earned a certificate of teaching excellence. Prior to graduate school I earned high scores on the GRE Verbal Reasoning 170/170, and GRE Analytic Writing 5.5/6. I applied dedicated study habits and effective testing strategies to maximize my scores, and I am committed to working with students to do the same!

Examples of Expertise


Brandy has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 4 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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I was impressed with Brandy handle of the subject matter. I am looking forward working with Brandy.

We discussed specific grammar items and sentence structure. I did not know that the comma before "and" in a sentence actually had a name. It is often the little things. This was our first lesson together, and I'm eager about our upcoming lesson next week.

Girado, 2 lessons with Brandy

Great English Tutor!

Brandy could not have been a better English writing tutor for our 14 year old daughter. Brandy is highly skilled, energetic, patient and friendly. Our daughter has shown a high interest in creative writing, so we wanted to give her her owner writing coach to allow our daughters her interest aside from the parameters of school assignments, and Brandy right there helping her grammar, types of argument, fiction and non-fiction writing. I can't imagine a better online writing coach for a teen then Brandy!

Robert, 35 lessons with Brandy

Knowledgeable, proficient, professional screenplay /script writing tutor!

I had asked Brandy to review two screenplays that I have completed. These were very raw, being that I am very green at screenwriting. I will be having Brandy instruct me with more screenwriting techniques!

Phoebe, 2 lessons with Brandy

Knowledgeable, proficient, professional screenplay /script writing tutor!

I had asked Brandy to review two screenplays that I have completed. These were very raw, being that I am very green at screenwriting. I will be having Brandy instruct me with more screenwriting techniques!

Phoebe, 2 lessons with Brandy

Helpful with great study tips

Brandy gave me a lot of help with my essay portion, and showed me how to better my score. Once I understood what the question was asking me, my score improved and I felt more comfortable writing the essay. She also provided plenty of practice questions and prompts to help me get more experience answering questions, and went through all the problems I got wrong with me. She's super knowledgable, and does everything she can to help you succeed!

Tristan, 3 lessons with Brandy

Understanding and Simple

Great with allowing your own creative voice. Probably better take a class with a private tutor than a public class, especially with her! Get more out of your own creative voice.

Tiger, 16 lessons with Brandy

Great Tutor

We talked about various themes of the Scarlet Letter. She helped me get a great understanding of themes for my upcoming extemporaneous essay. Very positive and helpful!

Kelly, 1 lesson with Brandy
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