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James C.

Writing Tutor - Elementary - Middle - High School - College Levels

Writing Tutor - Elementary - Middle - High School - College Levels

$40/hour

  • 67 hours tutoring

About James


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Introduction:
I am a writing tutor and offer services remotely to students grades 4th thru 12th and beyond. I hold a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential (Elementary K-6) and a Single Subject English Credential (grades 7-12), and have 22 years teaching experience in California public schools. My specialty is teaching essay writing. I work with students online, one-on-one, for one hour sessions to improve their writing.

Areas of Instruction:
I teach students to become proficient and...

Introduction:
I am a writing tutor and offer services remotely to students grades 4th thru 12th and beyond. I hold a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential (Elementary K-6) and a Single Subject English Credential (grades 7-12), and have 22 years teaching experience in California public schools. My specialty is teaching essay writing. I work with students online, one-on-one, for one hour sessions to improve their writing.

Areas of Instruction:
I teach students to become proficient and exceed expectations in their writing. I help students to write opinion, descriptive, and narrative essays. This starts with instruction in the five paragraph essay structure. I teach students how to write clear thesis statements, and to write with varied kinds of sentences: simple, compound, and complex. This makes the writing flow and keeps the reader engaged. I teach students to write paragraphs that have a logical order and progress from one point to the next. I teach how to spot and fix run on sentences. I guide students to develop ideas in essays and to gain fluidity (flow) in writing. All of this leads to increased confidence in writing. Other areas covered include: use of correct grammar, expanding vocabulary, and tuning the writer's voice. Students receive individualized instruction and choose from a list of prompts to write on.

The Advantages of Being a Good Writer:
Being a good writer requires some diligence to gain proficiency, but when you become a good writer you will have the ability to communicate well. This will give you an advantage over your peers. It will enable you to perform better on writing tests, and, accordingly, to get better grades in K-12 classes. This will help you get into a better college, and once in the college to perform better. Lastly, the ability to clearly communicate ideas through writing is in high demand for employers in any industry.

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Alumni of University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Spanish

Elementary Education

Reading,

Reading

I have a multiple subject teaching credential (K-6) and 22 years experience teaching in public schools in LA County.
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

English,

English

I have 22 years in education and 2 teaching credentials.
Reading,

Reading

I have a multiple subject teaching credential (K-6) and 22 years experience teaching in public schools in LA County.
Writing,

Writing

I am very good at helping students to improve their essays to include: good organization, superior idea development, and relevant examples. All this creates a coherent discussion and works to prove the thesis statement. I also coach students to pass the CBEST and the CSET (Teacher qualifying tests).
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Spelling, Vocabulary

History

American History, Government & Politics

Homeschool

English,

English

I have 22 years in education and 2 teaching credentials.
Reading,

Reading

I have a multiple subject teaching credential (K-6) and 22 years experience teaching in public schools in LA County.
Writing,

Writing

I am very good at helping students to improve their essays to include: good organization, superior idea development, and relevant examples. All this creates a coherent discussion and works to prove the thesis statement. I also coach students to pass the CBEST and the CSET (Teacher qualifying tests).
ESL/ESOL, Spanish, Spelling

Language

ESL/ESOL, Spanish

Most Popular

English,

English

I have 22 years in education and 2 teaching credentials.
Reading,

Reading

I have a multiple subject teaching credential (K-6) and 22 years experience teaching in public schools in LA County.
Writing,

Writing

I am very good at helping students to improve their essays to include: good organization, superior idea development, and relevant examples. All this creates a coherent discussion and works to prove the thesis statement. I also coach students to pass the CBEST and the CSET (Teacher qualifying tests).
ESL/ESOL, Spanish

Other

ESL/ESOL, Government & Politics

Summer

Reading,

Reading

I have a multiple subject teaching credential (K-6) and 22 years experience teaching in public schools in LA County.
Writing,

Writing

I am very good at helping students to improve their essays to include: good organization, superior idea development, and relevant examples. All this creates a coherent discussion and works to prove the thesis statement. I also coach students to pass the CBEST and the CSET (Teacher qualifying tests).
ESL/ESOL, Spanish

Test Preparation

CBEST

CBEST

I have successfully tutored students toward passing the CBEST Writing Test. This is a test that qualifies the test taker can write proficiently to the 9th-grade level. In order to pass it, you must write an essay on a given topic. It is a pass or fail test. I have a list of prompts from which you can choose to write a practice essay. I will analyze your writing sample to pinpoint the areas your writing needs to get to the level of passing. I tutor students toward success by teaching them about the basics of writing: the five paragraph essay structure; use of simple, compound, and complex sentences; to spot and fix run on sentences; and to include transition words to create a smooth, easy-to-read essay.

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Amazing Tutor

James is educated and willing to help anyone. My favorite part is that he uses a rubric for each essay. It mostly focuses on areas I need to improve on. He concentrates on the strategies on the CBEST writing section which includes essay organization, thesis statement, support details, word usages, spelling and grammar. He also considers my writing level and helps to develop it. His mannered and kind, easy to talk to. I recommend him to anyone that's looking for cbest tutor for the writing section.

Sri, 3 lessons with James
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Response time: 6 hours

$40/hour

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James C.

$40/hour

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  • Only pay for the time you need

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

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Response time: 6 hours