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Fiona M.

Los Angeles, CA

$50/hour

English, Theatre, and Classical studies

5.0 average from 4 ratings
Tutoring at my level with patience
— Simran, Los Angeles, CA on 10/10/16

$50/Hour


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Georgetown College and Oxford University
English, Theatre

Education

Georgetown College and Oxford University (English, Theatre)

About Fiona

NOTE: I will be out of the country from 10/25-11/24, during which time I will be unable to meet in person or text/call. If you wish to contact me, please feel free to email.

I am a recent college graduate with a degree in English and Theatre (double major) and a minor in Classics. During my time as an undergrad, I worked at the college writing center on campus, as well as on the newspaper as a copy editor and a tutor for lower level literature classes. I tutored both one on one and whole classes of students, helping them to improve their writing and to understand class materials better.

I have also worked with younger kids, mainly ages 5-10. For several years, I have volunteered at Vacation Bible School, helping to manage as many as fifteen or twenty kids at a time. I am currently employed at The Learning Path, working with kids on their Math and English comprehension skills.

I became a tutor because I enjoy helping students come to a better understanding of subjects that I love and have spent years of my life studying. I have a passion for English, Theatre, and Latin, and I would like to help others reach such an appreciation of these subjects as well.

I have taken Latin for four years--three in college and one in high school. In studying Latin, I have learned many memorization techniques for vocabulary and grammar. Studying Latin grammar has also aided my understanding and knowledge of English grammar. Roman literature also closely relates to English literature, as it was a major source for writers like Shakespeare, and thus it is essential for those wishing to understand English lit to have at least a basic knowledge of Classical literature.

I have been a tutor and an editor for a few years, and I have a good understanding of how to format essays in multiple styles, a strong grasp of English grammar, and well-developed close-reading and analytical skills. Grammar and close-reading are, in my experience as both a student and a tutor, two of the most difficult aspects of English and literature to learn and master. I have had wonderful professors to help me improve these skills during my own academic career, and I would love to teach others the same.

As of now, my schedule is fairly open. I am available mainly in the later part of the week, from Thursday-Saturday 10am-9pm. My rate is $50/hour in person, $30/hour for online. If you have any other questions, feel free to contact me!
NOTE: I will be out of the country from 10/25-11/24, during which time I will be unable to meet in person or text/call. If you wish to contact me, please feel free to email.

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Cancellation
5 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90034

"Tutoring at my level with patience"

- Simran, Los Angeles, CA on 10/10/16
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading

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.

Writing

I have been writing for over ten years, and have experience editing both academic papers and news articles. I've also had a love of reading since I was very young, and this has given me an ear for what sounds good both structurally and stylistically. In college, I majored in English with a creative writing emphasis, giving me experience with the creative side of writing as well as the academic, and the same goes for my time writing and copy-editing for the school paper. In writing articles, I had to find ways to make my subject matter interesting to read, and by copy-editing other's articles, I was exposed to many other styles of writing articles, which expanded my own skill range and vocabulary.

Georgetown College and Oxford University
English, Theatre

Education

Georgetown College and Oxford University (English, Theatre)

Tutoring at my level with patience — We went over different types of writing, she helped me understand while writing to stay in one style for an essay and gave me homework to challenge me and in a subject that interests me so I am more motivated to do the work. ...

— Simran, Los Angeles, CA on 10/10/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 5 hours notice required

Travel policy

Fiona will travel within 20 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90034.