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Peter F.

Middlebury, CT

$24/hour

Former Published Writer and Current Writing Tutor

4.5 average from 2 ratings
Knowledgeable and patient tutor
— Aram, Newton Upper Falls, MA on 3/14/16

$24/Hour


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University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Communications
Simmons College School of Library Science
Master's

Education

University of Massachusetts, Amherst (Communications)

Simmons College School of Library Science (Master's)

About Peter

I am offering tutelage on writing essays, reports, short fiction, or any other class assignments that are graded in part by the quality of the writing. I will assist with making the prose more detailed and fluent in accordance with the criteria of the assignment, making essays more persuasive and avoiding logical fallacies, fixing grammatical errors, and any other adjustments that will improve the assignment in terms of the writing. I am have tutored three middle- and high-school students already. One parent says: "Peter has been instructing my son in creative writing. His style of teaching and understanding of language and its usage are impeccable. He has guided my son in transforming ideas onto paper and elaborating them into a story."

I have a bachelor's degree in communications, having taken classes in creative writing and screenwriting. I have composed descriptions of library collections in language that both flows naturally and abides by a controlled vocabulary so as to be easily accessed by people searching the database. My work, including film reviews and op-ed pieces, have appeared in college newspapers. My writing skills have been described as "excellent" by numerous professors and newspaper editors. One editor requested that I write a memorandum to the paper's other film critics with advice on writing reviews. I also have plenty of experience working with kids and young adults. I have worked in school libraries and "teen rooms" of public libraries where my duties included maintaining the order and discipline of the area. I instructed and supervised teenaged volunteers on a project. I worked in the children's department of a library, where I assisted young patrons and read books aloud to them. I should be fine with children as young as the fourth grade or so, provided of course they behave reasonably well and genuinely want to improve their work.
I am offering tutelage on writing essays, reports, short fiction, or any other class assignments that are graded in part by the quality of the writing. I will assist with making the prose more detailed and fluent in accordance with the criteria of the assignment, making essays more persuasive and avoiding logical fallacies, fixing grammatical Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Middlebury, CT 06762

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Aram, Newton Upper Falls, MA on 3/14/16
English:
English,
Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Writing
Language:
Writing
History:
Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Public Speaking, Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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English

I am have tutored three middle- and high-school students already. One parent says: "Peter has been instructing my son in creative writing. His style of teaching and understanding of language and its usage are impeccable. He has guided my son in transforming ideas onto paper and elaborating them into a story." My work, including film reviews and op-ed pieces, have appeared in college newspapers. My writing skills have been described as "excellent" by numerous professors and newspaper editors. One editor requested that I write a memorandum to the paper's other film critics with advice on writing reviews. I also have plenty of experience working with kids and young adults.

Writing

I have a bachelor's degree in communications, having taken classes in creative writing and screenwriting. My work, including film reviews and op-ed pieces, have appeared in college newspapers.

My writing skills have been described as "excellent" by numerous professors and newspaper editors. One editor requested that I write a memorandum to the paper's other film critics with advice on writing reviews.

University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Communications
Simmons College School of Library Science
Master's

Education

University of Massachusetts, Amherst (Communications)

Simmons College School of Library Science (Master's)

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

After this session with Peter my son was able to identify his own writing flaws and think of how he could do better next time.

— Aram, Newton Upper Falls, MA on 3/14/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $24.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Peter will travel within 10 miles of Middlebury, CT 06762.