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Lisa M.

Highly Skilled, Knowledgeable, and Patient Writing and English Tutor

Highly Skilled, Knowledgeable, and Patient Writing and English Tutor

$60/hour

About Lisa


Bio

In addition to helping students and adults improve their writing, editing, and communication skills to be more successful in school and their jobs, I enjoy helping students brainstorm, draft, and edit their admission essays, personal statements, and supplements for both undergraduate and graduate admissions. I help students craft and revise their essays and supplements to not only better attract and keep an admission reader’s attention, but also use their individual voices to better persuade...

In addition to helping students and adults improve their writing, editing, and communication skills to be more successful in school and their jobs, I enjoy helping students brainstorm, draft, and edit their admission essays, personal statements, and supplements for both undergraduate and graduate admissions. I help students craft and revise their essays and supplements to not only better attract and keep an admission reader’s attention, but also use their individual voices to better persuade the admissions reader that they will be assets to the college’s community. I have experience working with students seeking admission to a variety of public and private universities for undergraduate studies as well as medical school, nursing school, and masters and PhD programs. I also have experience reading and evaluating essays that students have submitted as part of their applications for undergraduate scholarships, and this experience enables me to be more effective in helping students write both their admission essays and essays to obtain scholarships. I further work with people who are from other countries and need help improving their ability to speak and write English more clearly and effectively, including learning better English grammar, to be more successful in school and in their jobs. Overall, I like to help students and adults reduce their stress arising from the writing process.

I earned a degree in Rhetoric from UC Berkeley where I learned not only how to write clearly and concisely, but also how to analyze both fiction and non-fiction texts. I am further schooled in advanced grammar, punctuation, and editing. While at Berkeley, I began a volunteer tutoring program to help first year rhetoric students develop their arguments and improve their writing. Having graduated with a law degree from UCLA and worked as a litigator and transactional attorney, I also have experience with analyzing legal texts, writing legal documents, and performing legal research.

In addition to my undergraduate and graduate education and legal work experience, I am a mom with two adult children now attending college. I have helped numerous students, including my own children, and adults learn how to analyze texts, write clearly and concisely, and use correct grammar and punctuation.


Education

University of California Berkeley
Rhetoric
UCLA School of Law
J.D.

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Hourly Rate: $60 for in-person / $60 for online
  • Rate details: Depending on the travel distance, I may charge $70 for in person tutoring.
  • Travel policy: Within 5 miles of Newport Beach, CA 92660
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar,

Grammar

In addition to studying grammar in coursework at UC Berkeley, I have helped numerous students improve their grammar skills and correct their grammar in their writing. I enjoy teaching grammar to people of all ages from elementary school students to adults. Given my strength in usage and mechanics, I can also work with high school students to help improve their scores on the English section of the ACT.
Proofreading

Proofreading

My educational background and work experience have given me excellent proofreading skills. I have a sharp eye for detail and for catching grammatical errors and mistakes in punctuation. I also have much experience in proofreading legal documents, student papers, and other forms of writing for clarity and conciseness. Furthermore, I have proofread numerous students' papers and admission essays, supplements, and personal statements.

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

In addition to studying grammar in coursework at UC Berkeley, I have helped numerous students improve their grammar skills and correct their grammar in their writing. I enjoy teaching grammar to people of all ages from elementary school students to adults. Given my strength in usage and mechanics, I can also work with high school students to help improve their scores on the English section of the ACT.
Reading

English

Grammar,

Grammar

In addition to studying grammar in coursework at UC Berkeley, I have helped numerous students improve their grammar skills and correct their grammar in their writing. I enjoy teaching grammar to people of all ages from elementary school students to adults. Given my strength in usage and mechanics, I can also work with high school students to help improve their scores on the English section of the ACT.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

My educational background and work experience have given me excellent proofreading skills. I have a sharp eye for detail and for catching grammatical errors and mistakes in punctuation. I also have much experience in proofreading legal documents, student papers, and other forms of writing for clarity and conciseness. Furthermore, I have proofread numerous students' papers and admission essays, supplements, and personal statements.
Writing,

Writing

Given my educational background and legal work experience, I have a very strong background in writing. I have helped numerous students improve their writing and analytical skills. I have also shown these students how to edit their papers in all aspects including analysis, clarity, conciseness, organization, grammar, and punctuation. In addition, I have worked with students to write and revise their essays and supplements for undergraduate admissions as well as personal statements for graduate admissions.
ACT English, English, Literature, Reading

Homeschool

Writing,

Writing

Given my educational background and legal work experience, I have a very strong background in writing. I have helped numerous students improve their writing and analytical skills. I have also shown these students how to edit their papers in all aspects including analysis, clarity, conciseness, organization, grammar, and punctuation. In addition, I have worked with students to write and revise their essays and supplements for undergraduate admissions as well as personal statements for graduate admissions.
English, Reading

Most Popular

Writing,

Writing

Given my educational background and legal work experience, I have a very strong background in writing. I have helped numerous students improve their writing and analytical skills. I have also shown these students how to edit their papers in all aspects including analysis, clarity, conciseness, organization, grammar, and punctuation. In addition, I have worked with students to write and revise their essays and supplements for undergraduate admissions as well as personal statements for graduate admissions.
English, Reading

Other

College Counseling

College Counseling

I have helped many students brainstorm, draft, and revise their essays and supplements for undergraduate and graduate admissions. I collaborate with students to tailor their essays and supplements to better capture and hold the admission readers' attention and be more responsive to the prompts. I work with students to help them develop their essays and supplements to showcase their qualities, educational background, and experiences that make them stronger candidates for admission. I also help students choose colleges to apply to based on their particular interests and the type of environment in which they would like to pursue their studies.

Summer

Writing,

Writing

Given my educational background and legal work experience, I have a very strong background in writing. I have helped numerous students improve their writing and analytical skills. I have also shown these students how to edit their papers in all aspects including analysis, clarity, conciseness, organization, grammar, and punctuation. In addition, I have worked with students to write and revise their essays and supplements for undergraduate admissions as well as personal statements for graduate admissions.
Reading

Test Preparation

College Counseling,

College Counseling

I have helped many students brainstorm, draft, and revise their essays and supplements for undergraduate and graduate admissions. I collaborate with students to tailor their essays and supplements to better capture and hold the admission readers' attention and be more responsive to the prompts. I work with students to help them develop their essays and supplements to showcase their qualities, educational background, and experiences that make them stronger candidates for admission. I also help students choose colleges to apply to based on their particular interests and the type of environment in which they would like to pursue their studies.
ACT English

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Knowledgeable and very responsive editor.

Lisa provided me excellent feedback to improve my essays and thoroughly proofread my writing for grammatical errors, sentence structure, and overall coherence. I also really appreciate her responsiveness and taking time out of her schedule to help me when I had deadlines to meet.

Kevin, 10 lessons with Lisa

Knowledgeable and helpful tutor

Lisa has been helping me with my medical school admissions application. She is incredibly helpful and is very flexible with scheduling. I am so grateful to have found her and I can not imagine going through this process without her help. I will be continuing to go to her for help with my secondaries and any other personal statements or supplements I have to write in the future. She is also very friendly and invests a lot of time and effort into her work. I highly recommend her.

Hannah, 15 lessons with Lisa

Knowledgeable and very kind with great patience

Lisa is very professional and kind with her excellence in writing. She helped me in writing a cover letter when I was in hurry. She was very calm and did it very professionally. It was a very thankful experience.

Kelley, 1 lesson with Lisa

Fantastic tutor!

Lisa helps me edit my medical school admission essays. She's extremely helpful and skilled in writing, editing and drawing out insights. Easy-going and fun to work with. I highly recommend her!

Susan, 1 lesson with Lisa

Patient & very helpful tutor

Lisa is just what we needed when it came time to write a college essay that needed that extra touch. She is so easy to work with & her ideas are so very helpful. My only regret is that we didn’t find her sooner.

Denise, 2 lessons with Lisa

Amazing Tutor!

Lisa is very patient, kind, and helpful. She has completely transformed my essay. I am so glad I found her because She is AMAZING!!

Taylor, 3 lessons with Lisa

Great Tutor!

Lisa helped me through multiple drafts of my personal statement for medical school as well as my experiences! She was patient and helped me when I was stuck! She’s such a quality tutor and I have already referred my friends to her!

Taylor, 12 lessons with Lisa

Exceptional Tutor

Lisa helped me with my medical school admissions application. She is highly insightful and is always flexible with her hours. I'm so relieved to have found her and received her help! I will be returning for her help in the future as well! She's super sweet, friendly and caring.

Dian, 2 lessons with Lisa

Great teacher!

I am lucky to meet Lisa. She teaches me pronunciation and conversation skills. She understands my difficulties. After a few lessons with Lisa, I am confident in English. The learning has been fun!

Mina, 10 lessons with Lisa

Emily loves her

I hired Lisa to help my daughter, Emily , with her writing for the summer. My daughter loves her and she made writing fun!! She is very patient and attentive to Emily's needs

Sam, 4 lessons with Lisa
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$60/hour

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$60/hour

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Response time: 7 hours