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Adrien L.

Univ Prof Coaching Writing, Research, and Public Speaking

Univ Prof Coaching Writing, Research, and Public Speaking

$45/hour

  • 74 hours tutoring

About Adrien


Bio

I truly enjoy helping people succeed in writing, researching, and pursuing their careers. From teens to senior citizens, I treat everyone with respect and use a background in teaching, storytelling, and writing to help you develop strengths and find concrete ways to improve your skills. As an information omnivore, I love helping writers in all subjects, not just English classes. I am patient and down-to-earth and happy to help you with a single project or in ongoing sessions to build your...

I truly enjoy helping people succeed in writing, researching, and pursuing their careers. From teens to senior citizens, I treat everyone with respect and use a background in teaching, storytelling, and writing to help you develop strengths and find concrete ways to improve your skills. As an information omnivore, I love helping writers in all subjects, not just English classes. I am patient and down-to-earth and happy to help you with a single project or in ongoing sessions to build your skills.

I earned a B.A. in English, (Journalism minor), and then earned an M.A. and Ph.D. at USC (go Trojans!). My background in the following areas is at your service:
--20 years of teaching college Writing, Literature, Creative and Business Writing, Public Speaking, and Critical Thinking, including many summers teaching High Schoolers heading to college and Middle Schoolers strengthening their academic skills.
--20 years of directing Writing Centers and working with students (from all fields of study and all skill levels) develop academic projects, college entrance essays, resumes, graduate-level writing, and other career-related writing. Along the way, I have helped many students with learning disabilities (dyslexia, etc.) find strategies to improve their studies.
--More than a decade of speaking professionally and teaching Public Speaking courses allow me to successfully coach folks in organizing and polishing their presentations.
--Many years of advising college students and teaching courses in Professional Writing allow me to support your career and graduate development (and all the writing that requires!).

I’ll respond to you within 24 hours and am glad to share resources to support your needs and feed your curiosity. Please feel free to contact me with questions or comments or to schedule a lesson. If you need to cancel or reschedule a lesson, please do so at least 4 hours in advance. Please have your assignment prompt handy to make sure our session is effective. I'm looking forward to meeting you!


Education

Biola University
Eng B.A., Journ minor
University of Southern California
Masters
University of Southern California
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $45
  • Rate details: Discounts available for Small Group Tutoring. Graduate Tutoring rates may vary by project. Message me and we'll discuss your needs.
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 2/25/2021

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Career Development,

Career Development

I have a BA, MA, and PhD in English and not only have I spent my college teaching career helping writers express themselves and advising students in their career paths, I have also given many professional presentations to colleagues and at national conferences. Besides having taught writing for 20+ years and business writing for 10+ years, I have worked in corporate offices and have consulted with individuals who need help creating their professional profile, writing college or graduate admission essays, and developing strategies for their business marketing and writing pursuits. While coaching countless students in determining their career direction and creating a professional online platform, I have found that I am able to ask the questions that help them unlock the things they may be struggling to understand in their career interests. I am able to connect their unique skills and interests with their passions, and help them communicate these things orally or in writing in their resumes, cover letters, and professional profile. Additionally, for most of my university teaching career, I have served on committees that create professional development opportunities for my colleagues.
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I have a BA, MA, and PhD in English with a sub-concentration of Journalism and Communications. While teaching public speaking courses many times in 20+ years of teaching English, I have taught students how to give effective presentations and persuasive speeches. As a Writing Center Director for those 20 years, I gave many seminars and workshops to students as well as my professional peers, consulted with my colleagues in fine tuning their presentations, and given numerous national conference presentations. While teaching business writing for 10+ years, I have coached many students in the art of rhetorical strategy, logical argumentation, and audience appeal in both their writing and speaking opportunities. I also trained my Writing Center tutoring staff to support student writers who were developing oral presentations and speeches so their thoughts would be clear and would effectively reach their audience.

Corporate Training

Career Development,

Career Development

I have a BA, MA, and PhD in English and not only have I spent my college teaching career helping writers express themselves and advising students in their career paths, I have also given many professional presentations to colleagues and at national conferences. Besides having taught writing for 20+ years and business writing for 10+ years, I have worked in corporate offices and have consulted with individuals who need help creating their professional profile, writing college or graduate admission essays, and developing strategies for their business marketing and writing pursuits. While coaching countless students in determining their career direction and creating a professional online platform, I have found that I am able to ask the questions that help them unlock the things they may be struggling to understand in their career interests. I am able to connect their unique skills and interests with their passions, and help them communicate these things orally or in writing in their resumes, cover letters, and professional profile. Additionally, for most of my university teaching career, I have served on committees that create professional development opportunities for my colleagues.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I have a BA, MA, and PhD in English with a sub-concentration of Journalism and Communications. While teaching public speaking courses many times in 20+ years of teaching English, I have taught students how to give effective presentations and persuasive speeches. As a Writing Center Director for those 20 years, I gave many seminars and workshops to students as well as my professional peers, consulted with my colleagues in fine tuning their presentations, and given numerous national conference presentations. While teaching business writing for 10+ years, I have coached many students in the art of rhetorical strategy, logical argumentation, and audience appeal in both their writing and speaking opportunities. I also trained my Writing Center tutoring staff to support student writers who were developing oral presentations and speeches so their thoughts would be clear and would effectively reach their audience.
Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Grammar

English

English,

English

I’ve been a university English prof. for over 20 years and directed Writing Centers to help students tackle their English course assignments. Besides college and graduate students, I have worked with High Schoolers and Middle Schoolers all the way up to Adult learners and Senior Citizens returning to classes. I love helping students understand their assignments, develop a response, and revise their writing. And if grammar, formatting, or research has you stumped—well, that’s my superpower! I can unpack the mysteries of those projects and help you succeed. If you’re struggling to understand a story or a poem, I can help you untangle them in clear and down-to-earth ways. I have taught a wide range of Writing courses—from Composition and Academic Writing, Professional and Business Writing, as well as Creative Fiction and Journalism. I have also taught a wide range of Literature courses—from Introductory Lit to broad Survey courses, Shakespeare, and other specialty areas including Women writers and various Ethnic writers. I have earned a B.A. in English (with a minor in Journalism and Communications), an M.A., and a Ph.D. in English, all of which I am happy to use in service of your needs.
Literature,

Literature

I’m a university prof. and have taught literature for more than 20 years. I’ve taught courses on early and late American Literature, British and Canadian writers, Shakespeare’s poetry and dramas, contemporary Women Writers, contemporary Poetry and Fiction, Nature Writers, Children’s Literature, and Literary Theory. As impressive as all that sounds, I’m truly down-to-earth and love having conversations about fiction, poetry, drama, and non-fiction texts with writers of ALL ages from teens to senior citizens. I know what kinds of questions to ask to pull apart texts and find the interesting things you’re trying to understand and write about. And I truly believe the more we understand literature, the more we understand ourselves.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I have a BA, MA, and PhD in English with a sub-concentration of Journalism and Communications. While teaching public speaking courses many times in 20+ years of teaching English, I have taught students how to give effective presentations and persuasive speeches. As a Writing Center Director for those 20 years, I gave many seminars and workshops to students as well as my professional peers, consulted with my colleagues in fine tuning their presentations, and given numerous national conference presentations. While teaching business writing for 10+ years, I have coached many students in the art of rhetorical strategy, logical argumentation, and audience appeal in both their writing and speaking opportunities. I also trained my Writing Center tutoring staff to support student writers who were developing oral presentations and speeches so their thoughts would be clear and would effectively reach their audience.
Writing,

Writing

As a University Prof. for the last 20 years, I have taught Writing, Literature, Creative and Business Writing, Public Speaking, and Critical Thinking, including many summers teaching High Schoolers heading to college and Middle Schoolers strengthening their skills. As a Writing Center Director during that time, I have had the joy of working with students (from all fields of study and all skill levels) develop their academic projects as well as their college entrance essays, resumes, graduate research projects, and other career-related writing. I’m glad to work with you on a single project or to set up ongoing sessions to build your skills over time.
Grammar, Proofreading

Homeschool

English,

English

I’ve been a university English prof. for over 20 years and directed Writing Centers to help students tackle their English course assignments. Besides college and graduate students, I have worked with High Schoolers and Middle Schoolers all the way up to Adult learners and Senior Citizens returning to classes. I love helping students understand their assignments, develop a response, and revise their writing. And if grammar, formatting, or research has you stumped—well, that’s my superpower! I can unpack the mysteries of those projects and help you succeed. If you’re struggling to understand a story or a poem, I can help you untangle them in clear and down-to-earth ways. I have taught a wide range of Writing courses—from Composition and Academic Writing, Professional and Business Writing, as well as Creative Fiction and Journalism. I have also taught a wide range of Literature courses—from Introductory Lit to broad Survey courses, Shakespeare, and other specialty areas including Women writers and various Ethnic writers. I have earned a B.A. in English (with a minor in Journalism and Communications), an M.A., and a Ph.D. in English, all of which I am happy to use in service of your needs.
Writing

Writing

As a University Prof. for the last 20 years, I have taught Writing, Literature, Creative and Business Writing, Public Speaking, and Critical Thinking, including many summers teaching High Schoolers heading to college and Middle Schoolers strengthening their skills. As a Writing Center Director during that time, I have had the joy of working with students (from all fields of study and all skill levels) develop their academic projects as well as their college entrance essays, resumes, graduate research projects, and other career-related writing. I’m glad to work with you on a single project or to set up ongoing sessions to build your skills over time.

Most Popular

English,

English

I’ve been a university English prof. for over 20 years and directed Writing Centers to help students tackle their English course assignments. Besides college and graduate students, I have worked with High Schoolers and Middle Schoolers all the way up to Adult learners and Senior Citizens returning to classes. I love helping students understand their assignments, develop a response, and revise their writing. And if grammar, formatting, or research has you stumped—well, that’s my superpower! I can unpack the mysteries of those projects and help you succeed. If you’re struggling to understand a story or a poem, I can help you untangle them in clear and down-to-earth ways. I have taught a wide range of Writing courses—from Composition and Academic Writing, Professional and Business Writing, as well as Creative Fiction and Journalism. I have also taught a wide range of Literature courses—from Introductory Lit to broad Survey courses, Shakespeare, and other specialty areas including Women writers and various Ethnic writers. I have earned a B.A. in English (with a minor in Journalism and Communications), an M.A., and a Ph.D. in English, all of which I am happy to use in service of your needs.
Writing

Writing

As a University Prof. for the last 20 years, I have taught Writing, Literature, Creative and Business Writing, Public Speaking, and Critical Thinking, including many summers teaching High Schoolers heading to college and Middle Schoolers strengthening their skills. As a Writing Center Director during that time, I have had the joy of working with students (from all fields of study and all skill levels) develop their academic projects as well as their college entrance essays, resumes, graduate research projects, and other career-related writing. I’m glad to work with you on a single project or to set up ongoing sessions to build your skills over time.

Summer

Writing

Writing

As a University Prof. for the last 20 years, I have taught Writing, Literature, Creative and Business Writing, Public Speaking, and Critical Thinking, including many summers teaching High Schoolers heading to college and Middle Schoolers strengthening their skills. As a Writing Center Director during that time, I have had the joy of working with students (from all fields of study and all skill levels) develop their academic projects as well as their college entrance essays, resumes, graduate research projects, and other career-related writing. I’m glad to work with you on a single project or to set up ongoing sessions to build your skills over time.

Test Preparation

Career Development

Career Development

I have a BA, MA, and PhD in English and not only have I spent my college teaching career helping writers express themselves and advising students in their career paths, I have also given many professional presentations to colleagues and at national conferences. Besides having taught writing for 20+ years and business writing for 10+ years, I have worked in corporate offices and have consulted with individuals who need help creating their professional profile, writing college or graduate admission essays, and developing strategies for their business marketing and writing pursuits. While coaching countless students in determining their career direction and creating a professional online platform, I have found that I am able to ask the questions that help them unlock the things they may be struggling to understand in their career interests. I am able to connect their unique skills and interests with their passions, and help them communicate these things orally or in writing in their resumes, cover letters, and professional profile. Additionally, for most of my university teaching career, I have served on committees that create professional development opportunities for my colleagues.

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Excellen tutor

Adrien's support helped me developed great writing skills. She's very patient and knowledgeable. She taught me excellent steps on how to write excellent essays. Without her help, I wouldn't have earned an A for my writing class. I highly recommend her.

Genritz, 22 lessons with Adrien

another great session

I found the last session extremely helpful determining what I know versus what I communicate in my writing. We have identified several challenges I have with writing so I appreciate the opportunity to talk through different options to combat my stumbling blocks. Looking forward to our next session.

Jean, 3 lessons with Adrien

Great instructor and person

She has a wonderful attitude and is very knowledgeable. My middle schooler and high schooler look forward to learning from her for help with English and speaking and presentations. She is bright and articulate.

Clarence, 1 lesson with Adrien

1st Lesson

I loved my first lesson! Talking about my challenges with Adrein and listening to her feedback gave me insight on adjustments I can make to improve my writing process. She really made feel at ease. I like what we have planned for our next session and look forward to working with Adrein.

Jean, 3 lessons with Adrien

during our session she was very patient and got to know me as writer. made very real conections and provided tips to overcome my challenges

She reviewed the Purdue website with me to ensure I understood how to complete reference and in page citations. during the session we also reviewed some of my work with methods to pull back and elaborate consciely.

Erika, 1 lesson with Adrien

She was very patient and explained herself very well. She helped me go back and helped me understand what my professor is looking for.

She taught more about my lesson and explained what she thought it should be. I missed some details about my assignment but after Adrien had me go into my assignment I was able to understand what I was supposed to do.

Dorcha, 1 lesson with Adrien
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