Colorado Christian University (English)
As an avid reader and passionate writer, I understand the power and importance of correct and artful communication. A missed comma can mean a missed opportunity, and my personal passion is helping others learn how to use this wonderful and confusing English language to make the very best of themselves no matter where they go in life.
I have two years of experience working as a tutor in Colorado Christian University's Writing Center, where I assisted fellow students with their papers. Rather than just focusing on correcting their mistakes in grammar and punctuation, I instructed my tutees in the rules of writing so that they could improve their writing style. I helped them learn how to properly format their essays and citations in APA, MLA, Chicago, and SBL styles as well as teaching them the rules for the various grammar and punctuation errors they made in their papers. In 2015, I wrote and developed a personalized creative writing curriculum and class for a private group of 5th-8th grade students. I wrote the worksheets, quizzes, tests, and handouts for the class, and instructed the students in a combination of group and one-on-one settings. The course focused on a poetry segment and a short story segment, and resulted in each of the students creating an original portfolio of several poems in various techniques, including sonnets, haiku, and free verse, as well as a completed short story. I currently privately teach a 12th grade student English and composition using aBeka's 12th grade English grammar textbooks and my own supplemented composition assignments.
My favorite part of tutoring is the one-on-one facet of the job. Sometimes, the sad truth is that students who are failing in some areas in school could positively excel given the proper amount of attention and personalized instruction. I believe every student can succeed under the right guidance, and usually with a fresh perspective on the task at hand, the student will begin to see his own mistakes and correct them.
My personal tutoring strategy involves firstly getting to know you and understanding how you learn. Before we even look at the paper, I'll ask you what you like and dislike about writing, grammar, or reading. I'll ask you about the areas in which you feel you need the most help and what you would most like to learn from your tutoring session. Then, I like to have you read your essay aloud so that you can engage with your work in a new way. Rather than ripping up your paper with red ink, whenever we come across an error in your work, we'll figure out what's wrong, learn how to solve the problem, and you'll correct it yourself. I think it's important that you are the one making changes and engaging the problem yourself rather than me - after all, I don't need to learn how to fix your paper, you do!
If you're ready to take your writing style to a new level of excellence, let's get started! I hope to chat with you soon as we begin to better understand our beautiful English language.
Brooke Hey there!
As an avid reader and passionate writer, I understand the power and importance of correct and artful communication. A missed comma can mean a missed opportunity, and my personal passion is helping others learn how to use this wonderful and confusing English language to make the very best of themselves no matter where they go
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