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Margaret M.

San Ramon, CA

$60/hour

Peggy M -- Retired English Prof

In-person lessons
5.0 average from 4 ratings
Knowledgeable and patient tutor!
— Rozy, San Ramon, CA on 1/13/17

$60/Hour


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UC Berkeley
Comparative Literatu
UC Santa Barbara
Master's
CIIS
Master's

Education

UC Berkeley (Comparative Literatu)

UC Santa Barbara (Master's)

CIIS (Master's)

About Margaret

I am a retired English instructor with 35 years of experience teaching academic writing, basic skills, grammar, technical writing and creative writing and I am a published poet/writer and Journal to the Self Instructor.

I can help you to get ideas more easily and with less frustration, to develop and organize your writing in a clear coherent way, to make strong, clear points,and to edit for both conciseness, style and grammatical correctness. My experience both as a teacher and writer has encompassed academic writing at the high school and college levels; technical communication including proposals, SOQ's, marketing publications and grants; fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry, as well as more personal writing that can help you discover your own needs and goals.

I have worked with a wide range of students from various ethnic and cultural backgrounds, especially non-native speakers of English. I successfully help people pass the writing portion of the GRE and SAT exams after they have failed several times.

Maybe more important, I see writing as a way to know yourself, to discover how you think and feel about any given subject, to identify both topics and ideas you want to explore and to have fun in the writing process and express your own creativity. I am particularly knowledgeable about invention strategies and will help you deepen your ability to think critically, to analyze and question, and to find meaningful connections and the organic organization for a piece of writing.

I can also help you learn to analyze various forms of literary writing and to organize and develop your essays for high school and college lit courses, including AP English.

I am a retired English instructor with 35 years of experience teaching academic writing, basic skills, grammar, technical writing and creative writing and I am a published poet/writer and Journal to the Self Instructor.

I can help you to get ideas more easily and with less frustration, to develop and organize your writing in a clear
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Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of San Ramon, CA 94582
In-person lessons

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor!"

- Rozy, San Ramon, CA on 1/13/17
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

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UC Berkeley
Comparative Literatu
UC Santa Barbara
Master's
CIIS
Master's

Education

UC Berkeley (Comparative Literatu)

UC Santa Barbara (Master's)

CIIS (Master's)

Knowledgeable and patient tutor!

She helped my daughter proofread her essay. She was very thorough and gave my daughter good suggestions to make the essay better. I will definitely recommend her to others.

— Rozy, San Ramon, CA on 1/13/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Margaret will travel within 15 miles of San Ramon, CA 94582.