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Scott M.

Santa Cruz, CA

$60/hour

Reading, writing, thinking!

In-person lessons
5.0 average from 1 ratings

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U.C.S.B.
English

Education

U.C.S.B. (English)

About Scott

Apostrophes. Semicolons. Thesis statements. College application essays. These are the phrases that haunt the minds of parents nationwide as they attempt to guide their children through the gauntlet of grammatical and organizational problems that they've long since forgotten how to solve. Let me help you and your child dissolve these obstacles and help create a stress free relationship with the English language.

I am a patient and passionate teacher of the English language. I find great pleasure in finding precisely the right word to use at the right time in my personal life, and I know that I'll be able to help you or your child do the same in their assignments. I have tutored both students and business professionals, and I find a great deal of satisfaction in helping people overcome whatever obstacles they have preventing them from expressing themselves in writing. I am especially experienced in teaching students how to write essays, regardless of complexity. This absolutely critical skill will be used throughout your child's academic career, and will be especially valuable in high school as they approach the dreaded "College Essay" ordeal.

I'm currently employed at UCSC as an editor/instructor/writer, but I really enjoy teaching and am as a result looking for additional students. I can meet at your desired location--whether that is your home or a coffee shop down the road.
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Policies
Cancellation
6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Santa Cruz, CA 95060
In-person lessons
English:
English,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Computer:
General Computer,
Microsoft Word
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft Word

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English

Currently employed as a writer/editor/publisher for a major UCSC website.
Experienced teaching adults and young adults in essay writing, grammar, reading comprehension, and English.
Former freelance writer for Good Times Santa Cruz.

General Computer

Designated "Family Nerd" since age 14.
Literature and the Culture of Technology focus in UCSB English program.
Full time technical analyst for major UCSC website.
Experienced with Mac and PC.
Experienced with all browsers.
Experienced with HTML.

Writing

Published Author
Freelance Copywriter
Editor / Writer for major UC website for 3+years
English Degree
Extensive Academic Essay Writing Background

U.C.S.B.
English

Education

U.C.S.B. (English)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Scott will travel within 10 miles of Santa Cruz, CA 95060.