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Robbi N.

Lake Forest, CA

$50/hour

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10+ Hours
5.0 average from 4 ratings
She cares about her students.
— Yanyi, Irvine, CA on 11/20/13

$50/Hour


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Hollins College
English
University of California, Irvine
PhD
university of california,Irvine
Master's

Education

Hollins College (English)

University of California, Irvine (PhD)

university of california,Irvine (Master's)

About Robbi

If the Common Core gives you and your student the willies, I can help. An experienced college instructor with a PhD and MFA from UC Irvine, I have worked one-to-one with many students from age 13 through adult and taught classes in composition, creative writing, literature, and rhetoric as well as grading AP essays in literature for the College Board.
My focus has always been critical thinking and analytical writing, just what you need to face the new curriculum.
If this isn't what you need, I can also help with application essays and cover letters, resumes, dissertations, theses, and professional material, such as reports or journal articles. I also have experience editing and proofing articles, non-fiction, and books of memoir, poetry, and fiction.
If the Common Core gives you and your student the willies, I can help. An experienced college instructor with a PhD and MFA from UC Irvine, I have worked one-to-one with many students from age 13 through adult and taught classes in composition, creative writing, literature, and rhetoric as well as grading AP essays in literature for the College Read more

Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required

Groups of 3-5 will be $30 each. Half price for individual students for their first appointment. Thereafter, full price.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Lake Forest, CA 92630
Background Check: Passed

"She cares about her students."

- Yanyi, Irvine, CA on 11/20/13

"Great Tutor!"

- Ed, Orange, CA on 3/24/13
Art:
Film
Elementary Education:
Grammar

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Approved subjects

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English

I hold a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and a M.A. in English, as well as a B.A. (cum laude) in English.

Film

I have studied film and taught it in my humanities and composition classes for many years at the college and university level.

Grammar

I have been a teacher of composition for over 35 years. As such, one of my tasks has been to teach students to write effective sentences, paragraphs, and essays.
Without teaching much grammar per se, since research has shown this to be ineffective, I show them that all sentence errors can be classified as problems with completeness, unity, or cohesion.
Knowing this, it becomes easier to recognize and correct such problems in one's writing.

Literature

I have taught literature of all kinds in my classes, including essays, poetry, plays, novels, and short stories.

Proofreading

One of my jobs as a teacher has been to grade papers. Though grading involves far more than just proofreading, it also demands that I point out typos, spelling errors, and other problems in the paper.

Writing

I have taught college composition classes at all levels, from basic and developmental writing to research and argumentation. In addition, I have tutored students from middle school age to professional school level and beyond.

Hollins College
English
University of California, Irvine
PhD
university of california,Irvine
Master's

Education

Hollins College (English)

University of California, Irvine (PhD)

university of california,Irvine (Master's)

She cares about her students.

Robbi is a strict teacher but she can give you lots of help for the process of writing a good research paper.

— Yanyi, Irvine, CA on 11/20/13

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Groups of 3-5 will be $30 each. Half price for individual students for their first appointment. Thereafter, full price.

Travel policy

Robbi will travel within 15 miles of Lake Forest, CA 92630.