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Youmi P.

Laguna Hills, CA

$75/hour

Reading & Writing In Any Form!

5.0 average from 149 ratings
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— InnJae, Irvine, CA on 10/19/16

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New York University (NYU)
English, Journalism
University of Florida
Master's

Education

New York University (NYU) (English, Journalism)

University of Florida (Master's)

About Youmi

Reading and writing are considered chores for many of us. If you talk to those around you, you may easily find that they dread the task or simply believe they are the worst when it comes to expressing their thoughts on paper. Perhaps you are even one of these folks.

Welcome to the world of reading and writing: it's difficult for everyone! We all have to work at it, you are totally not alone, and I am here to help you through it!

My experience in both reading and writing is extensive and thorough: at New York University, I double-majored in English and Journalism and minored in Creative Writing. I recently graduated from University of Florida, where I earned my Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing, Fiction, while also teaching as an university instructor and tutoring through the University's Writing Studio. Most of the lectures I've held have centered around rhetoric and composition, fiction, technical and professional writing, and literature; however, in the Writing Studio, I saw it all: college and graduate school application essays, research papers, reflection essays, scientific articles, dissertations, theses, poetry, etc.

Being a fiction writer makes me a very particular type of editor: I can see the breadth of any piece of writing from beginning to end, quickly being able to pick out which information is pertinent and where it belongs in the document. This perspective allows me to make large texts flow with energy and care, since I approach all writing, regardless of type or purpose, as a story. And who doesn't like a good story?

I perform careful and thorough line edits on essays or stories with detailed comments to help you understand both your weaknesses and strengths, so you can begin to gain control over both. We can discuss common grammar mistakes, sentence structure issues, or vocabulary choice. If you don't even know where to begin, no problem! We can structure the essay step by step, deciding which information goes where and why that particular format is the most persuasive and representative of who you are and what you have to say.

If you are hoping to write more professionally or to stand out in the business realm, I can help there too. No matter what field you are in or choose to follow, communicating efficiently and effectively through writing is vital. I will provide you with rhetorical tools to highlight your voice and to deliver your message in an organized and well-researched manner.

And of course, if you simply want to write creatively, I'm your girl! Let's get weird.
Being able to express your ideas and personality in the written form is not only an invaluable skill, but a joy. It's also an awesome excuse to be totally arrogant! Whatever you are working on, whatever your grade level or education, whether a native or ESL speaker--whoever you are: contact me and let's work together on reaching your goals and surpassing your potential!
Reading and writing are considered chores for many of us. If you talk to those around you, you may easily find that they dread the task or simply believe they are the worst when it comes to expressing their thoughts on paper. Perhaps Read more

Policies
Cancellation
5 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Laguna Hills, CA 92653

"Amazing tutor!"

- InnJae, Irvine, CA on 10/19/16

"Fantastic and thorough tutor"

- Haines, San Clemente, CA on 7/27/16

"Knowledge, speed, and power"

- Bill, Laguna Niguel, CA on 6/11/16

"She is a great tutor and very knowledgeable."

- Mary, Santa Ana, CA on 6/5/16

"I will come back for her"

- Heather, Irvine, CA on 3/13/16

"Professional Writing Tutor"

- Becky, Irvine, CA on 10/5/15
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading,
Vocabulary
Business:
Career Development

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Career Development

In the three years that I worked as a writing instructor for the University of Florida, I also tutored through the University's Writing Studio, where I assisted students in applying for career opportunities.

Additionally, for three years, I taught a course titled "ENC 3254: Professional Communications," in which I instructed students on how to write effective and well-researched documents (e-mails, proposals, research reports, memorandums, etc.) for business settings.

College Counseling

In the three years that I worked as a writing instructor for the University of Florida, I also tutored through the University's Writing Studio, where I helped many students apply and get into their chosen institutions. Specifically, I structure, organize, edit, and perfect the writing portions of the applications: statements of purpose, supplemental essays, resumes and CVs, cover letters, etc.

I have assisted students in applying for colleges and graduate schools, as well as PhD programs and career opportunities. I know how to encapsulate someone's story into a concise and clear, yet captivating read.

English

I majored in English at New York University as an undergraduate student and earned my MFA in fiction at the University of Florida.

I also taught fiction workshops for three years as an instructor for UF (CRW 1101 and 1102).

Grammar

From 2012-2015, I was an instructor at the University of Florida for the following subjects: Rhetoric and Composition (ENC 1101 and 1102), Professional Communications (ENC3254), and Fiction Workshops (CRW 1101 and 1102). Additionally, during that time, I tutored for the University's Writing Studio where I edited and worked with a variety of texts for both undergraduate and graduate students.

I also occasionally work as a freelance editor for writers and business professionals, as well as researchers who need their articles to be proofread.

Literature

I studied Creative Writing at New York University and the University of Florida. At the latter institution, I earned my MFA in fiction and have worked with writers including Amy Hempel, Jill Ciment, Padgett Powell, and David Leavitt.

Proofreading

I occasionally work as a freelance editor for writers and business professionals, as well as researchers who need their articles to be proofread. I am familiar with most style guides, especially MLA and IEEE.

Reading

I studied Creative Writing at New York University and the University of Florida. At the latter institution, I earned my MFA in fiction and have worked with writers including Amy Hempel, Jill Ciment, Padgett Powell, and David Leavitt.

Writing

From 2012-2015, I was an instructor at the University of Florida for the following subjects: Rhetoric and Composition (ENC 1101 and 1102), Professional Communications (ENC3254), and Fiction Workshops (CRW 1101 and 1102). Additionally, during that time, I tutored for the University's Writing Studio where I edited and worked with a variety of texts for both undergraduate and graduate students.

I am familiar with most style guides, especially MLA and IEEE. In addition, my background in journalism and editorial work has strengthened my knowledge of the English language.

New York University (NYU)
English, Journalism
University of Florida
Master's

Education

New York University (NYU) (English, Journalism)

University of Florida (Master's)

Amazing tutor! — Just had my first workshop with Youmi. I needed help on my UC app essay, and I was lost, not being able to fully express what I want to write on my essay. I had written drafts, which helped us to complete a prompt within two hour. Not only that, I learned so much, she has helped me on my overall essay in the best way and tried to come up with good/new ideas so that I can put my words into it. My ...

— InnJae, Irvine, CA on 10/19/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $75.00

Cancellation: 5 hours notice required

Travel policy

Youmi will travel within 20 miles of Laguna Hills, CA 92653.