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Claire L.

Patient and Creative Tutor with Prior Experience and Stellar Education

Patient and Creative Tutor with Prior Experience and Stellar Education

$45/hour

  • 321 hours tutoring

About Claire


Bio

I'm a relocated Coloradoan who loves the ocean! I provide effective but kind feedback to struggling students and hope to spark a similar response to my passion for reading, writing, and literature, as well as government, civics, and political science. I'm an insatiable reader, a recognized and accomplished writer, and a thorough researcher and analyst. Proofreading and editing are gifts that come naturally to me and continue to sharpen as an editing consultant to the Baker Institute of...

I'm a relocated Coloradoan who loves the ocean! I provide effective but kind feedback to struggling students and hope to spark a similar response to my passion for reading, writing, and literature, as well as government, civics, and political science. I'm an insatiable reader, a recognized and accomplished writer, and a thorough researcher and analyst. Proofreading and editing are gifts that come naturally to me and continue to sharpen as an editing consultant to the Baker Institute of Public Policy at Rice University in Houston. I earned a Master's Degree from the prestigious Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver in International Studies. I focused on Comparative and International Politics with emphases in Intelligence, Security, Global Health, and Professional Communications. I also have a B.A. from Regis University, where coursework in History, U.S. Government, and International Politics were part of my degree work.

My goal of tutoring, beyond the immediate need, is to produce critical thinkers. I welcome input from students and parents.

POLICIES: I tutor exclusively online. My hours begin at 11 AM PT, and my last slot starts at 4 PM PT. No tutoring past 5 PM PT. My minimum rate is $45 per hour. This rate extends to research, proofreading, editing, and designing, as well as lessons. Of course, you are welcome to talk to me about capping hours or budgeting, and I will do my best to help you. I abide by all Academic Honesty policies set up by each school and policies set up by Wyzant, including that all tutoring of minors MUST have an adult in the room. I will send you a PDF upon scheduling. Potential students can request a free 25-minute consultation to ensure that we are a good fit. Cancellation requires 24-hour notice, or I will charge the total amount of the lesson to the student's account. Additionally, if a student is 15 minutes or later to an online lesson, I will cancel and charge the time scheduled.


Education

Regis University
Politics
Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver, Denver, CO
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $45
  • Rate details: Lessons must be booked at least 1 business day in advance. Missing lesson after 15 min=full charge. Last lesson of the day starts at 4 pm.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Theater

Theater

I began acting at the tender age of eight when I was cast as the lead in a church musical. Since then, I have loved everything about theater and acting. I've played the leads in high school productions such as "Oklahoma!" and "Guys and Dolls"; have had voice lessons to improve my singing range; and have competed in Speech, Debate, and Forensics at the state level through middle and high school. I also have worked backstage in sound and makeup, and performed in several musicals and plays in university.

Business

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I spent 6 years performing competitive forensics and 8 years in theater and musicals. I also competed in Odyssey of the Mind as well as acted as judge for Model United Nations. I've given presentations in front of state legislators, press, and various public officials; hosted a "Meet the Candidates" night; and interviewed high-ranking officials for podcasts.Most recently, I've coached a Model UN student on public speaking and given feedback as a debate judge for Lincoln-Douglas debate.

Corporate Training

Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have been a reading and writing tutor in both high school and college for middle school students. I also scored 5s (perfect scores) on my AP English and AP English Literature exams, as well as a 6 (perfect score) on my GRE writing sample. In undergraduate and graduate studies, I often edited my classmates' papers and provided mentorship for their graduate projects. At work, I edited professional collateral, such as grant proposals and end of year reports for Trustees; wrote articles for publication; and my research findings have been published in such esteemed periodicals as The Wall Street Journal and Vice. Let me take a look at your writing - I can make it better!
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I spent 6 years performing competitive forensics and 8 years in theater and musicals. I also competed in Odyssey of the Mind as well as acted as judge for Model United Nations. I've given presentations in front of state legislators, press, and various public officials; hosted a "Meet the Candidates" night; and interviewed high-ranking officials for podcasts.Most recently, I've coached a Model UN student on public speaking and given feedback as a debate judge for Lincoln-Douglas debate.

Elementary Education

Reading,

Reading

A lifelong reader, I was taught to read in homeschool. I've tutored middle schoolers in reading and reading comprehension, and worked in an ESL after-school program in college that helped provide homework assistance to elementary and middle schoolers in a safe and stimulating environment.
Spelling,

Spelling

I have been a reading and writing tutor in both high school and college for middle school students. I also scored 5s (perfect scores) on my AP English and AP English Literature exams, as well as a 6 (perfect score) on my GRE writing sample. In undergraduate and graduate studies, I often edited my classmates' papers and provided mentorship for their graduate projects. At work, I edited professional publications, wrote articles for publication, and my research findings have been published in such esteemed periodicals as The Wall Street Journal and Vice.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Study skills can be difficult to master, but not impossible! As a student on academic scholarship in both undergraduate and graduate school where I graduated with honors from both programs, strong study habits made all the difference. I encourage a variety of techniques, from the Pomodoro Method to color coding to specialized note taking. Each student responds differently, so I try to customize study skills to their needs. It can take a few weeks to turn things around, but with dedication, it can be done!
Vocabulary

Vocabulary

As an accomplished writer and political analyst, I have been a reading and writing tutor in both high school and college for middle school students. I also scored 5s (perfect scores) on my AP English and AP English Literature exams, as well as a 6 (perfect score) on my GRE writing sample. In undergraduate and graduate studies, I often edited my classmates' papers and provided mentorship for their graduate projects. I also spent my college days immersed in the works of Shakespeare; examining the four waves of feminist ideologies in literature; exploring society and spectacle during the First World War through the works of Wittgenstein. At work, I edited professional publications, wrote articles for publication, and my research findings have been published in such esteemed periodicals as The Wall Street Journal and Vice.

English

English,

English

I regularly tutor students in English/Literature/Language Arts at a variety of levels. Having worked as a librarian, the mere exposure to books is one of the best things that you can do for your child! A fan of Wittgenstein, I agree that words are imperfect, but all that we have; therefore, it is imperative to learn the best ways to communicate in order to express ourselves. Excellent reading and writing, along with word comprehension and vocabulary, are pillars for success, and I love helping students learn and grow in these areas, as well as recommending books and articles on subjects that they love in order to grow their literary interests.
Literature,

Literature

A life-long literature lover, I spent my time at Regis University taking as many Literature classes as I could (my favorite was a class on Shakespeare!). At the same time, Regis's renowned, intensive seminar classes, taken every year, turned literature from merely a childhood love into a passion - learning to not only read, but analyze, edit, proofread, write - turned me into a master of the written word. All the while, I worked in the library, constantly exposed to classics and new literature, but my education became foundational to my experience as an editor for grant proposals; a writer of cover articles for magazines; and a researcher whose findings were published in periodicals such as the Wall Street Journal and Vice. Literature is far more than reading; let me show you how to get the most from your book!
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have been a reading and writing tutor in both high school and college for middle school students. I also scored 5s (perfect scores) on my AP English and AP English Literature exams, as well as a 6 (perfect score) on my GRE writing sample. In undergraduate and graduate studies, I often edited my classmates' papers and provided mentorship for their graduate projects. At work, I edited professional collateral, such as grant proposals and end of year reports for Trustees; wrote articles for publication; and my research findings have been published in such esteemed periodicals as The Wall Street Journal and Vice. Let me take a look at your writing - I can make it better!
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I spent 6 years performing competitive forensics and 8 years in theater and musicals. I also competed in Odyssey of the Mind as well as acted as judge for Model United Nations. I've given presentations in front of state legislators, press, and various public officials; hosted a "Meet the Candidates" night; and interviewed high-ranking officials for podcasts.Most recently, I've coached a Model UN student on public speaking and given feedback as a debate judge for Lincoln-Douglas debate.
Reading,

Reading

A lifelong reader, I was taught to read in homeschool. I've tutored middle schoolers in reading and reading comprehension, and worked in an ESL after-school program in college that helped provide homework assistance to elementary and middle schoolers in a safe and stimulating environment.
Spelling,

Spelling

I have been a reading and writing tutor in both high school and college for middle school students. I also scored 5s (perfect scores) on my AP English and AP English Literature exams, as well as a 6 (perfect score) on my GRE writing sample. In undergraduate and graduate studies, I often edited my classmates' papers and provided mentorship for their graduate projects. At work, I edited professional publications, wrote articles for publication, and my research findings have been published in such esteemed periodicals as The Wall Street Journal and Vice.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

As an accomplished writer and political analyst, I have been a reading and writing tutor in both high school and college for middle school students. I also scored 5s (perfect scores) on my AP English and AP English Literature exams, as well as a 6 (perfect score) on my GRE writing sample. In undergraduate and graduate studies, I often edited my classmates' papers and provided mentorship for their graduate projects. I also spent my college days immersed in the works of Shakespeare; examining the four waves of feminist ideologies in literature; exploring society and spectacle during the First World War through the works of Wittgenstein. At work, I edited professional publications, wrote articles for publication, and my research findings have been published in such esteemed periodicals as The Wall Street Journal and Vice.
Writing

Writing

As an accomplished writer and political analyst, I am firmly of the opinion that education is one of life's most precious gifts and am privileged to help others learn. I have been a reading and writing tutor in both high school and college for middle school students. I also scored 5s (perfect scores) on my AP English and AP English Literature exams, as well as a 6 (perfect score) on my GRE writing sample. In undergraduate and graduate studies, I often edited my classmates' papers and provided mentorship for their graduate projects. I also spent my college days immersed in the works of Shakespeare; examining the four waves of feminist ideologies in literature; exploring society and spectacle during the First World War through the works of Wittgenstein. At work, I edited professional publications, wrote articles for publication, and my research findings have been published in such esteemed periodicals as The Wall Street Journal and Vice.

History

American History,

American History

I skipped US History in high school and moved directly into AP US History after several weeks - the first sophomore ever at my high school to do so, as US History was not offered to freshmen. I went on to pass the AP US History test with a 4. As a Politics major at Regis University (where I graduated with honors), our World War II Seminar was the focus on a 9News segment and I was handpicked out of our seminar class to be interviewed on television. History is an integral part of my undergraduate politics degree and my gradate international relations degree. As well as tutoring directly in US History, I also read it for fun and work in it to coach Model UN students at a high school level.
Bible Studies,

Bible Studies

I have attended Bible Study Fellowship since I was a child and have completed almost all of the studies. As well, I was a leader for part of the 2011 year. As well, I have completed other Bible studies on my own and worked at Denver Seminary for several years as an Assistant to the President and married a Chaplain candidate.
European History,

European History

I have a BA with honors from Regis University and a MA in International Studies from the prestigious Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. My background is very strong in European history and current affairs, and I have tutored others in European government and currently tutor graduate students in international affairs. As well, I've worked with Model UN students using my extensive European history knowledge to prepare for their conferences. I love history, and love to help people learn it - using fun examples and stories! (I even study it for fun on my own!)
Geography,

Geography

With a BA in Politics and a MA in International Studies from one of the nation's most elite schools, geography is a foundational piece of my education. Knowing not only the physical but political geography of a country or region is one of the most important life skills to have - it comes up in friendships, in business, and even in food! Learning geography opens students' eyes to the world in a very real way - to see that despite borders, we are more similar than we are different, and yet our differences are ones to be learned about respectfully and with dignity. It's a passion of mine to pass this knowledge to other students!
Government & Politics,

Government & Politics

I graduated with honors from Regis University with a B.A. in Politics and with magna cum laude honors from the prestigious Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver (named for former Secretary of State Madeline Albright's father; she and former Secretary of State Condeleeza Rice are both alumnae of the school). There, I studied International Studies, with concentrations in both International and Comparative Politics and graduated with emphases in Intelligence, Security, Global Health, and Professional Communications.
Political Science,

Political Science

I've interned for the Colorado House of Representatives and worked as a Research Analyst for the National Conference of State Legislatures in the Energy, Environment, and Transportation Division, providing bipartisan research for all 50 states and U.S. territories. I was a subject expert on over 30 issues and also worked on the Nuclear Legislative Working Group, which was a bipartisan committee of state legislators working with the DOE and other stakeholder on the issue of cleanup of the defense nuclear sites.
Social Studies,

Social Studies

I love to open the world of history, government and politics, and social studies to students of all ages and levels. I'm an avid reader and a published writer - my research has been cited in esteemed periodicals such as the Wall Street Journal - and I'm able to help students in a holistic mannter: to understand, analyze, and write/report about social studies. I love bringing all the aspects of social studies - culture, history, politics, government - to life and show its impact in a myriad of ways...whether diagramming the different systems of government or following a bill from start to finish or impersonating a historical figure, however I can make the subject come alive, I'm happy to pursue it.
World History

World History

I love to open the world of history, government and politics, and social studies to students of all ages and levels; it truly is one of my great loves in life. I'm an avid reader and a fantastic writer; a theater nerd - I love to bring history, politics, government, and social studies to life and show its impact in a myriad of ways...whether diagramming the different systems of government or following a bill from start to finish or impersonating a historical figure, however I can make the subject come alive, I'm happy to pursue it.

Homeschool

English,

English

I regularly tutor students in English/Literature/Language Arts at a variety of levels. Having worked as a librarian, the mere exposure to books is one of the best things that you can do for your child! A fan of Wittgenstein, I agree that words are imperfect, but all that we have; therefore, it is imperative to learn the best ways to communicate in order to express ourselves. Excellent reading and writing, along with word comprehension and vocabulary, are pillars for success, and I love helping students learn and grow in these areas, as well as recommending books and articles on subjects that they love in order to grow their literary interests.
Reading,

Reading

A lifelong reader, I was taught to read in homeschool. I've tutored middle schoolers in reading and reading comprehension, and worked in an ESL after-school program in college that helped provide homework assistance to elementary and middle schoolers in a safe and stimulating environment.
Spelling,

Spelling

I have been a reading and writing tutor in both high school and college for middle school students. I also scored 5s (perfect scores) on my AP English and AP English Literature exams, as well as a 6 (perfect score) on my GRE writing sample. In undergraduate and graduate studies, I often edited my classmates' papers and provided mentorship for their graduate projects. At work, I edited professional publications, wrote articles for publication, and my research findings have been published in such esteemed periodicals as The Wall Street Journal and Vice.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Study skills can be difficult to master, but not impossible! As a student on academic scholarship in both undergraduate and graduate school where I graduated with honors from both programs, strong study habits made all the difference. I encourage a variety of techniques, from the Pomodoro Method to color coding to specialized note taking. Each student responds differently, so I try to customize study skills to their needs. It can take a few weeks to turn things around, but with dedication, it can be done!
Writing

Writing

As an accomplished writer and political analyst, I am firmly of the opinion that education is one of life's most precious gifts and am privileged to help others learn. I have been a reading and writing tutor in both high school and college for middle school students. I also scored 5s (perfect scores) on my AP English and AP English Literature exams, as well as a 6 (perfect score) on my GRE writing sample. In undergraduate and graduate studies, I often edited my classmates' papers and provided mentorship for their graduate projects. I also spent my college days immersed in the works of Shakespeare; examining the four waves of feminist ideologies in literature; exploring society and spectacle during the First World War through the works of Wittgenstein. At work, I edited professional publications, wrote articles for publication, and my research findings have been published in such esteemed periodicals as The Wall Street Journal and Vice.

Most Popular

English,

English

I regularly tutor students in English/Literature/Language Arts at a variety of levels. Having worked as a librarian, the mere exposure to books is one of the best things that you can do for your child! A fan of Wittgenstein, I agree that words are imperfect, but all that we have; therefore, it is imperative to learn the best ways to communicate in order to express ourselves. Excellent reading and writing, along with word comprehension and vocabulary, are pillars for success, and I love helping students learn and grow in these areas, as well as recommending books and articles on subjects that they love in order to grow their literary interests.
Reading,

Reading

A lifelong reader, I was taught to read in homeschool. I've tutored middle schoolers in reading and reading comprehension, and worked in an ESL after-school program in college that helped provide homework assistance to elementary and middle schoolers in a safe and stimulating environment.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Study skills can be difficult to master, but not impossible! As a student on academic scholarship in both undergraduate and graduate school where I graduated with honors from both programs, strong study habits made all the difference. I encourage a variety of techniques, from the Pomodoro Method to color coding to specialized note taking. Each student responds differently, so I try to customize study skills to their needs. It can take a few weeks to turn things around, but with dedication, it can be done!
Writing

Writing

As an accomplished writer and political analyst, I am firmly of the opinion that education is one of life's most precious gifts and am privileged to help others learn. I have been a reading and writing tutor in both high school and college for middle school students. I also scored 5s (perfect scores) on my AP English and AP English Literature exams, as well as a 6 (perfect score) on my GRE writing sample. In undergraduate and graduate studies, I often edited my classmates' papers and provided mentorship for their graduate projects. I also spent my college days immersed in the works of Shakespeare; examining the four waves of feminist ideologies in literature; exploring society and spectacle during the First World War through the works of Wittgenstein. At work, I edited professional publications, wrote articles for publication, and my research findings have been published in such esteemed periodicals as The Wall Street Journal and Vice.

Other

Bible Studies,

Bible Studies

I have attended Bible Study Fellowship since I was a child and have completed almost all of the studies. As well, I was a leader for part of the 2011 year. As well, I have completed other Bible studies on my own and worked at Denver Seminary for several years as an Assistant to the President and married a Chaplain candidate.
Geography,

Geography

With a BA in Politics and a MA in International Studies from one of the nation's most elite schools, geography is a foundational piece of my education. Knowing not only the physical but political geography of a country or region is one of the most important life skills to have - it comes up in friendships, in business, and even in food! Learning geography opens students' eyes to the world in a very real way - to see that despite borders, we are more similar than we are different, and yet our differences are ones to be learned about respectfully and with dignity. It's a passion of mine to pass this knowledge to other students!
Government & Politics,

Government & Politics

I graduated with honors from Regis University with a B.A. in Politics and with magna cum laude honors from the prestigious Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver (named for former Secretary of State Madeline Albright's father; she and former Secretary of State Condeleeza Rice are both alumnae of the school). There, I studied International Studies, with concentrations in both International and Comparative Politics and graduated with emphases in Intelligence, Security, Global Health, and Professional Communications.
Study Skills

Study Skills

Study skills can be difficult to master, but not impossible! As a student on academic scholarship in both undergraduate and graduate school where I graduated with honors from both programs, strong study habits made all the difference. I encourage a variety of techniques, from the Pomodoro Method to color coding to specialized note taking. Each student responds differently, so I try to customize study skills to their needs. It can take a few weeks to turn things around, but with dedication, it can be done!

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

Study skills can be difficult to master, but not impossible! As a student on academic scholarship in both undergraduate and graduate school where I graduated with honors from both programs, strong study habits made all the difference. I encourage a variety of techniques, from the Pomodoro Method to color coding to specialized note taking. Each student responds differently, so I try to customize study skills to their needs. It can take a few weeks to turn things around, but with dedication, it can be done!

Summer

Reading,

Reading

A lifelong reader, I was taught to read in homeschool. I've tutored middle schoolers in reading and reading comprehension, and worked in an ESL after-school program in college that helped provide homework assistance to elementary and middle schoolers in a safe and stimulating environment.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Study skills can be difficult to master, but not impossible! As a student on academic scholarship in both undergraduate and graduate school where I graduated with honors from both programs, strong study habits made all the difference. I encourage a variety of techniques, from the Pomodoro Method to color coding to specialized note taking. Each student responds differently, so I try to customize study skills to their needs. It can take a few weeks to turn things around, but with dedication, it can be done!
Writing

Writing

As an accomplished writer and political analyst, I am firmly of the opinion that education is one of life's most precious gifts and am privileged to help others learn. I have been a reading and writing tutor in both high school and college for middle school students. I also scored 5s (perfect scores) on my AP English and AP English Literature exams, as well as a 6 (perfect score) on my GRE writing sample. In undergraduate and graduate studies, I often edited my classmates' papers and provided mentorship for their graduate projects. I also spent my college days immersed in the works of Shakespeare; examining the four waves of feminist ideologies in literature; exploring society and spectacle during the First World War through the works of Wittgenstein. At work, I edited professional publications, wrote articles for publication, and my research findings have been published in such esteemed periodicals as The Wall Street Journal and Vice.

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Claire has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 6 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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Excellent tutor, patient and understanding

Claire not only teaches subjects in which she is knowledgeable in, she is a holistic educator. She works with the whole person and the results, if needing to be measured in grades, are immediate. She is kind, understanding, and transformative. Everyone should have a Claire as a tutor, if not Claire herself.

Yakira, 13 lessons with Claire

Knowledgeable, patient, encouraging...

Claire on very short notice accommodated a first session with my daughter for an upcoming exam. She reviewed her written work and assignments, provided valuable comments and excellent feedback. More importantly she managed to re-instill my daughter's confidence in her writing. Claire is wonderful!

Vick, 2 lessons with Claire

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Claire and I discussed the speech I am making in May. She gave me much information to tweak my speech and give it a greater impact. She will edit it and give suggestions regarding pausing and delivery. she is great. We have another lesson next Tuesday.

Helen, 5 lessons with Claire

Knowledgeable and Caring Tutor

Claire is an outstanding Political Science tutor; but, her extensive knowledge about Political Theory sets her apart from other tutors. She worked with my son over an entire semester and the expertise lent to each of his assignments were invaluable. Trying to find a tutor that is reliable, dedicated, and caring is a huge feat; but, Claire made this process less complicated resulting in successful outcomes.

Felicia, 6 lessons with Claire

Really good tutor!

I think I found a tutor who is just as enthusiastic about my subject as I am! She has the patience of a saint and she is very well read on the subject! There is hope that I just may graduate next year!

Pamela, 19 lessons with Claire
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$45/hour

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Response time: 4 hours