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Heather L.

Experienced English Teacher and Freelance Writer

Experienced English Teacher and Freelance Writer

$60/hour

  • 312 hours tutoring

  • North Hollywood North Hollywood, CA 91602


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About Heather


Bio

Need help editing your graduate thesis or college paper? Have a student struggling to craft a high school essay? Want to improve your grammar or reading skills? I can help! I've been teaching high school English for over 10 years now and also work with an after school program, tutoring elementary and middle school students. I love each opportunity to inspire students to grow in knowledge and confidence. I believe that each student can achieve when given the proper tools, the opportunities to ...

Need help editing your graduate thesis or college paper? Have a student struggling to craft a high school essay? Want to improve your grammar or reading skills? I can help! I've been teaching high school English for over 10 years now and also work with an after school program, tutoring elementary and middle school students. I love each opportunity to inspire students to grow in knowledge and confidence. I believe that each student can achieve when given the proper tools, the opportunities to practice, and the encouragement to fight through the challenges.

What this looks like on an individual level is different for each student. I look at the student's needs, interests, and motivations in order to better craft lessons, examples, and practice time. My goal is that each session provides a balance of explanation and practice that brings challenge as well as encouragement so that each student not only improves but also achieves the skills and confidence to apply our work to other areas of his or her life.

I have a BA and an MA in English, so I have gone through my own process of writing many essays and a graduate thesis. My years working in the education sector have also given me the opportunity to design curriculum and research various pedagogical theories in order to apply them to my teaching. Last but not least, I'm a self-confessed grammar nerd, and I must admit that I have on occasion been caught parsing sentences in my free time!

Teaching English is my vocation, and I am passionate about helping students achieve. Whether you just need a one-time session to talk through paper organization or require a long-term program to help with a specific course or area of challenge, I'm here to help! I am generally available every day, and I can travel to students or meet online.


Education

Asbury University
English
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $60
  • Rate details: Standard rate can change based on student financial need, tutor travel time, and/or multi-student lessons.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of North Hollywood, CA 91602
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 2/9/2016

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar,

Grammar

I have studied and taught both descriptive and prescriptive grammar. I can help students learn and review the structured rules of grammar as well as how grammar usage influences meaning.
Proofreading

Proofreading

Via my teaching and freelance work, I have experience applying AP style mechanical rules. I also have used and taught MLA and APA stylebooks.

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

I have studied and taught both descriptive and prescriptive grammar. I can help students learn and review the structured rules of grammar as well as how grammar usage influences meaning.
Reading,

Reading

In the classroom, I have applied various techniques to assist with reading comprehension and retention including mind maps and other graphic organizers, Cornell notes, and metacognition among others.
Vocabulary

Vocabulary

I teach various techniques to assist with the understanding and retention of vocabulary terms including mnemonic devices, visual aids, root words, context clues, and reading comprehension.

English

English,

English

I have a B.A. and an M.A. in English. I studied literature, linguistics, and philosophy in particular as a part of these degrees. I have been teaching English in a middle school and high school classroom for 10 years.
Grammar,

Grammar

I have studied and taught both descriptive and prescriptive grammar. I can help students learn and review the structured rules of grammar as well as how grammar usage influences meaning.
Literature,

Literature

I have studied and taught various literary periods in American, British, and World Literature as well as literary criticism and philosophy. I know and have used the typical novels for middle school and high school classrooms.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

Via my teaching and freelance work, I have experience applying AP style mechanical rules. I also have used and taught MLA and APA stylebooks.
Reading,

Reading

In the classroom, I have applied various techniques to assist with reading comprehension and retention including mind maps and other graphic organizers, Cornell notes, and metacognition among others.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

I teach various techniques to assist with the understanding and retention of vocabulary terms including mnemonic devices, visual aids, root words, context clues, and reading comprehension.
Writing

Writing

I have extensive experience writing and editing my own written work for my degrees as well as 20-25 different essay prompts for my students each year. I take my students through various stages of the writing process to teach them the tools to organize, craft, and edit their own work.

Homeschool

English,

English

I have a B.A. and an M.A. in English. I studied literature, linguistics, and philosophy in particular as a part of these degrees. I have been teaching English in a middle school and high school classroom for 10 years.
Reading,

Reading

In the classroom, I have applied various techniques to assist with reading comprehension and retention including mind maps and other graphic organizers, Cornell notes, and metacognition among others.
Writing

Writing

I have extensive experience writing and editing my own written work for my degrees as well as 20-25 different essay prompts for my students each year. I take my students through various stages of the writing process to teach them the tools to organize, craft, and edit their own work.

Most Popular

English,

English

I have a B.A. and an M.A. in English. I studied literature, linguistics, and philosophy in particular as a part of these degrees. I have been teaching English in a middle school and high school classroom for 10 years.
Reading,

Reading

In the classroom, I have applied various techniques to assist with reading comprehension and retention including mind maps and other graphic organizers, Cornell notes, and metacognition among others.
Writing

Writing

I have extensive experience writing and editing my own written work for my degrees as well as 20-25 different essay prompts for my students each year. I take my students through various stages of the writing process to teach them the tools to organize, craft, and edit their own work.

Summer

Reading,

Reading

In the classroom, I have applied various techniques to assist with reading comprehension and retention including mind maps and other graphic organizers, Cornell notes, and metacognition among others.
Writing

Writing

I have extensive experience writing and editing my own written work for my degrees as well as 20-25 different essay prompts for my students each year. I take my students through various stages of the writing process to teach them the tools to organize, craft, and edit their own work.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews

Great Tutor

Heather is helping rebuild and establish a foundation in reading and writing for my 16 yo Junior in High School. In only 3 short sessions we are seeing improvements and expect she will help him immensely.

Jonathan, 29 lessons with Heather

Effective!!!

I hired Heather to help my 17yo son with writing. For their first session, the goal was to help him write a letter to our city councilman for a project he wants to do. She got him to complete the letter! A very significant achievement for my son. During our initial interview with her, Heather very quickly zeroed in on where in the writing process my son's difficulties lie. I was so impressed by how effectively she did this. None of the other tutors I interviewed was able to identify so quickly where he needed help. And she was spot on.

Walter, 15 lessons with Heather

Very well organized and good pedagogy

Heather came to help our son with a specific assignment, she came ready and made a very good job to help our son find and fix his mistakes himself. Very satisfied with Heather work, just waiting on our son's grade now.

Pierre, 71 lessons with Heather

$60/hour

Heather L.

$60/hour

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