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Brenda R.

Patient Essay Tutor and Content Instruction in Sociology

Patient Essay Tutor and Content Instruction in Sociology

$50/hour

  • 117 hours tutoring

  • Costa Mesa, CA 92627

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Bio

Hi. My name is Bren. I have more than 20years experience editing college essays and 10years experience reviewing grant applications for a foundation. I am patient with students and open to helping students at all levels of ability.

I am a former social science college instructor currently working as a tutor specializing in: writing, editing, proof reading, short essays, research papers and social science content. I am often available last minute and currently have open time slots at various...

Hi. My name is Bren. I have more than 20years experience editing college essays and 10years experience reviewing grant applications for a foundation. I am patient with students and open to helping students at all levels of ability.

I am a former social science college instructor currently working as a tutor specializing in: writing, editing, proof reading, short essays, research papers and social science content. I am often available last minute and currently have open time slots at various times throughout the day and evening.

What can I do for you?

Undergraduates:

My tutoring services are broad. I can assist students in the creation of outlines, essays and research papers. I can help students in the idea phase and help move an idea into a grade "A" college essay. I can take your best shot at an essay and edit that rough draft it into a structured paper worthy of a good grade.

Graduate students:

I can help graduate students make sense of the thesis process and assist in thesis editing and construction. I can assist in the early phases of developing a research question and hypothesis, as well as edit papers already underway. I am competent in quantitative and qualitative methods, as well as issues of reliability and validity.

How do I help people?

There is no one perfect method for tutoring and editing. When I help people with papers, I usually start by reading the professor's prompt. Then, I review the paper or listen to the idea. I usually get information about what the student would like to accomplish and perform a quick assessment of the writing deficits (when possible). FInally, I provide an oral overview of what I can do to help the student accomplish his or her goals within an estimated time period.

Teaching versus editing:

If a student comes to me with a paper draft, I am able to instruct the student from an informed position because I have a writing sample. Already worked on essays provide the content I need to explain: 1) the level of writing competency demonstrated in the work, 2) the improvement we can make to the essay provided, and 3) provide instruction in the areas of deficit that produced the level of demonstrated competency. On the other hand, students who come with an idea will not have time for instruction because our time together must focus on outline and content creation.

My travel ability:

My location is Costa Mesa. I prefer to travel within a 20mile radius. I no longer work online. I found the platform created pressure that I do not experience face to face. Therefore, I am only taking students locally.

A little about my experience editing papers:

I have a great deal of experience with ESL students and students who never really learned to write. I have had to conduct formal assessments of writing skills, explain my assessment criteria, submit formal reports of my assessments, and present action plans for tutoring students. I have been paid by a non-profit to tutor an ESL college student and have been paid by a community college to tutor students in essay writing. I have been a paid copy editor for two university press books. I have worked with: ESL students college students, middle school students, high school students, older returning college students and graduate students both at the Masters and Doctoral levels. I have tutored students in Common Core ELA, college essays, research papers and college entrance essays.

Brief summary of educational history:

I have an AA from Orange Coast College, a BA in Criminology, Law and Society from UCI, and MA / ABD status in Sociology (MA/ABD means I completed a Ph.D. program at a UC University but did NOT turn in my dissertation and am stuck at the All But Dissertation phase). I was a teaching assistant in Sociology at UC from 1998 through 2006.

Content area specialization/ what subjects can I teach?

I have taught college courses in: Sociology, Criminal Justice, Social Psychology, Deviance, Special Education, Social Psychology, Research Methods, Senior Research Projects, and Intro to Criminology. I can help students in Social Science content, Statistics and writing.

Brief summary about my experience with learning deficits:

I have a non-profit special education advocacy organization. I have spent 13 years helping parents of disabled students get their children the educational assistance and interventions needed in the public school. In so doing, I have taught parents and professionals about special education advocacy at local, state and national conferences since 2004. I am a recognized Global Social Entrepreneur, experienced grant application reviewer and continually involved in the global social entrepreneurship community.

Special education

I am competent in Special Education Literature and Educational Sociology. I have tutored graduate students in special education and did my qualifying exams, for a Ph.D. in Sociology, on educational sociology. I am also competent in assessment of children for learning disabilities, the history of intelligence testing, the history of psychostimulant treatment of ADHD and interpret childhood disability diagnostic reports.

What to bring:

Bring your paper on a pin drive or email your paper before me meet. Please note, I use a mac. I use .docx format for papers.


Education

UC Irvine
undergrad
UC Irvine Advanced to Candidacy for
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 30 miles of Costa Mesa, CA 92627
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 11/1/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I've led instructional conference sessions across the United States and presented at: college conferences, state and national association conferences, and federal government consortium conferences. I have also designed and led group trainings at national, state and local conferences in conjunction with panel speaking.

Corporate Training

Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I've led instructional conference sessions across the United States and presented at: college conferences, state and national association conferences, and federal government consortium conferences. I have also designed and led group trainings at national, state and local conferences in conjunction with panel speaking.
Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

English

Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I've led instructional conference sessions across the United States and presented at: college conferences, state and national association conferences, and federal government consortium conferences. I have also designed and led group trainings at national, state and local conferences in conjunction with panel speaking.
Writing,

Writing

I've been editing college papers since 1994. I've worked with students on: grant proposals, college admission essays, course essays, senior research projects, and Master's Theses. I help students improve their grades and writing skills.
English, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary

History

Sociology

Sociology

I'm a former sociology instructor. I taught college classes in sociology at UCI, IVC, Cal State Fullerton and National University. I have experience in: American Culture, Criminology, Deviance, Educational Sociology, Law and Society, Research Methods, Social Problems, Sociology of Organizations, Sociology of Religion, Sociological Theory, Study of Marriage and Family and Social Psychology.

Homeschool

Writing,

Writing

I've been editing college papers since 1994. I've worked with students on: grant proposals, college admission essays, course essays, senior research projects, and Master's Theses. I help students improve their grades and writing skills.
English, Reading

Most Popular

Writing,

Writing

I've been editing college papers since 1994. I've worked with students on: grant proposals, college admission essays, course essays, senior research projects, and Master's Theses. I help students improve their grades and writing skills.
English, Reading

Other

Sociology

Sociology

I'm a former sociology instructor. I taught college classes in sociology at UCI, IVC, Cal State Fullerton and National University. I have experience in: American Culture, Criminology, Deviance, Educational Sociology, Law and Society, Research Methods, Social Problems, Sociology of Organizations, Sociology of Religion, Sociological Theory, Study of Marriage and Family and Social Psychology.

Science

Sociology

Sociology

I'm a former sociology instructor. I taught college classes in sociology at UCI, IVC, Cal State Fullerton and National University. I have experience in: American Culture, Criminology, Deviance, Educational Sociology, Law and Society, Research Methods, Social Problems, Sociology of Organizations, Sociology of Religion, Sociological Theory, Study of Marriage and Family and Social Psychology.

Summer

Writing,

Writing

I've been editing college papers since 1994. I've worked with students on: grant proposals, college admission essays, course essays, senior research projects, and Master's Theses. I help students improve their grades and writing skills.
Reading

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Knowledgeable and excellent writer

I hired Brenda to edit my masters thesis paper. She was an expert in what is expected in a thesis and her writing style was academic, concise and organized. She was a tremendous help. She is forthright and tells you like it is and that saved me time and unnecessary information in my paper.

Deborah, 4 lessons with Brenda

Great tutor with great sociology skill set.

Brenda was well organized and got right to the point. Her assessment of my work was very helpful and her recommendations were explained in detail. She is patient and easy to work with. I would recommend her for anyone working on courses in the social sciences.

Chris, 1 lesson with Brenda

Extremely knowledgeable tutor

It was a pleasure to work with Brenda. I'm really struggling with my Communications 1 class. Brenda really took her time to do research on the topics I am working on, she created an easy PowerPoint (speech) for me to follow and practice. I would definitely seek Brenda in the near future for school projects that I need help on!! Thank you Brenda, I now feel more confident!!!

Elizabeth, 1 lesson with Brenda

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