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Amanda M.

Long Beach, CA

$50/hour

Experienced, Patient and Dedicated Tutor with MFA in Creative Writing

$50/Hour


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California State University Channel Islands
English Literature
Kingston University, London (Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing)
Other

Education

California State University Channel Islands (English Literature)

Kingston University, London (Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing) (Other)

About Amanda

My name is Amanda. I am a writer, currently working on a fantasy novel. My Master of Fine Arts was earned in 2015 at Kingston University in London, England. While getting my MFA I taught Writing and Genre Comprehension to a class of freshman as well as running a literary journal, RiPPLE, the most successful Kingston had ever seen. I earned my undergraduate degree at California State University, Channel Islands in English Literature. Minor studies included History, Performing Arts, and Psychology with an Emphasis in Creative Writing.

I enjoy all different genres, television shows, and films. I have experience with film and television scripts as well as short stories, novels, plays, flash fiction, and poetry of all genres. It is my goal to find something that will connect my students to the material in a way that makes the subject seem more like a hobby and less like a chore. This is something that I've worked well at with all my students. Each student is different and the challenge of reaching them is thrilling. My aim in the next five years is to have my mini-series script picked up, two novels published, and to have my PhD completed.

I have studied story structure for years and with that I have become well versed in the way that the English language works. I know that looking at the mechanics of how it all makes sense can often be overwhelming but it is my goal to unravel the specifics and ease my students with real life examples that they can relate to in their own lives. Not only can I help with grammar, literature, writing, proofing, and reading, I can also help with structure, genre specifics and scripting. While earning my British teach certification I encountered the many different ways that students think and have experience working with many different learning types.

My main goal is to make education fun and I think that the best way to achieve this is to curtail my lessons to the lives of the students that I am teaching. I promise that my students come away knowing a lot more than they did coming in. I encourage you to come to me if you do need any assistance and I will do everything in my power to help you go above and beyond your own expectations.
My name is Amanda. I am a writer, currently working on a fantasy novel. My Master of Fine Arts was earned in 2015 at Kingston University in London, England. While getting my MFA I taught Writing and Genre Comprehension to a class of freshman as well as running a literary journal, RiPPLE, the most successful Kingston had ever seen. I earned my Read more

Policies
Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Long Beach, CA 90805
Music:
Music History, Sight Singing
Art:
Film, Theatre
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, College Counseling, GED, SAT Writing
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word
Language:
Speech
History:
American History, Government & Politics, Music History, Social Studies, World History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Handwriting, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Theatre

One of my minors in university was theatre. I studied plays and acted, singing in musicals, and studying blocking as well as studying the history of techniques around the world. I can provide essays that I have written on subjects as well as examples of how I sight sing and have investigated different types of genres.

California State University Channel Islands
English Literature
Kingston University, London (Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing)
Other

Education

California State University Channel Islands (English Literature)

Kingston University, London (Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing) (Other)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Amanda will travel within 10 miles of Long Beach, CA 90805.