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Gretchen S.

Sierra Madre, CA

$40/hour

PhD American Studies specializing in editing/writing & ESOL

20+ Hours
Background check passed as of 1/21/17
5.0 average from 27 ratings
Excellent tutor for writing and proofreading
— Ivan, South El Monte, CA on 4/19/17

$40/Hour


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Davidson College
History
College of William and Mary - Williamsburg, VA
PhD

Education

Davidson College (History)

College of William and Mary - Williamsburg, VA (PhD)

About Gretchen

I'm Gretchen! I graduated magna cum laude from Davidson College with an honors degree in history, and then went on to receive a Ph.D. in American Studies from the College of William and Mary. So I know American history and cultural studies very well. But what I gained most from these degrees was an ability to write well. I have taught and tutored writers on and off for 25 years, and I worked as a free-lance editor for two years. My teaching jobs have been at the College of William and Mary (Williamsburg, VA), the University of Richmond (Richmond, VA), Keio University (Tokyo, Japan), and Kasaoka High School (Kasaoka, Japan).

I lived and worked in Japan for six years. For ten years following this, I directed a summer exchange program for Japanese students visiting the American south. Working with Japanese students both in the U.S. and in Japan trained me as an English and ESOL teacher. Currently I work with hispanic elementary school students in a local gardening program. My wide-ranging experience gives me the ability to work well with all ages and abilities. I can help you with Ph.D.-level humanities, history, or cultural studies topics or I can help you with beginning level English-language writing and reading. I am versatile and talented.

In addition to the time blocks I entered Monday-Friday for one-on-one in-person or online tutoring, I am available almost any time to review or edit your writing and research papers. I encourage you to contact me and we will see what we can do to get you on the road to great success!
I'm Gretchen! I graduated magna cum laude from Davidson College with an honors degree in history, and then went on to receive a Ph.D. in American Studies from the College of William and Mary. So I know American history and cultural studies very well. But what I gained most from these degrees was an ability to write well. I have taught and tutored Read more

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Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Sierra Madre, CA 91024
Background Check: Passed

"Excellent tutor for writing and proofreading"

- Ivan, South El Monte, CA on 4/19/17
English:
ESL/ESOL,
Proofreading,
Reading, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Reading, Writing
History:
American History, Writing
Special Needs:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Reading, Writing
Business:
ESL/ESOL,
Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ESL/ESOL

Many seem in need of writing expertise -- whether minor proofreading, major editing, or face-to-face (Skype or in-person) feedback. I am highly qualified to help you! I plowed through my own PhD classes and dissertation (2005 degree in American Studies from the College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA), wrote articles and many conference papers along the way and after graduating, and worked as an editor and a college professor for a total of ten years. I am now a full-time mom looking to gradually get back in the paid-work game. Wyzant tutoring gives me the flexibility to do that. I'd love to help you!

Proofreading

I worked for a proofreading/editing company for two years, but more than this, I have a PhD in American Studies so I have written and edited papers for 30 years.

Davidson College
History
College of William and Mary - Williamsburg, VA
PhD

Education

Davidson College (History)

College of William and Mary - Williamsburg, VA (PhD)

Excellent tutor for writing and proofreading

I am currently applying to medical school and needed help revising my personal statement. Gretchen provided me with many useful suggestions and edits. In particular, her edits made the overall flow of the essay much better and my essay more easily transitions from paragraph to paragraph. I am very happy with the help she has provided me and would not hesitate to ask her for help again.

— Ivan, South El Monte, CA on 4/19/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Gretchen will travel within 20 miles of Sierra Madre, CA 91024.