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Alex E.

Gainesville, FL

$40/hour

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University of North Florida
English
University of Florida
Master's

Education

University of North Florida (English)

University of Florida (Master's)

About Alex

Let's break conventions: there's no need to settle for a boring or domineering tutor.

Call me Alex, Alex E., Mr. E., Tutor Guy, whatever.

I bring a fresh approach to the writing tutoring game. I am critical of students' work in a positive, approachable way. I am far from afraid of telling you what you need to improve on and that doing so will have a lasting impact. My philosophical approach towards tutoring is that it is very much like therapy; sometimes I have to help my students remove the fear, the anxiety--and perhaps the apathy--to get them writing on a competitive college level or accomplish what goals they have set. Even if you are not sure what your goals are just yet, we can work on that too.

Writing is my career of choice, my expertise, and that passion comes through. I achieve to make anyone who wants to be a clear and concise writer adept by focusing on more than just grammar. I strive to make sure that your writing voice and style comes through in your essays or creative work. I show the students I tutor that writing can be enjoyable once you learn how to translate how you speak into a professional, polished tone. I make sure that each students' intellectual mastery screams out through their effective use of evidence and analysis. I will nitpick every word choice, every choice of punctuation, down to the very ideology behind your words. At the same time, I will show you how to make me and all other tutors obsolete in your life. You will not need us anymore once you get the skills, independence, and self-motivation to succeed. Most of all, I am patient and attentive.

Multi-lingual learners need not to worry. I have extensive experience working with students from all language bases. My expertise is with Spanish-speaking students.

We can meet for a session at your house, my house (especially if you like cats), online, a coffee shop, a school, an airplane, a boat, underwater--wherever your learning needs are suited best.

Although I am located in Gainesville, I am from Jacksonville and have no issue traveling there for a session. For other surrounding areas, I am willing to make reasonable accommodations.

Work Experience: University of North Florida: 4 years as Lead Tutor, Writing Tutor, and ESOL/EAP Tutor at the Academic Center for Excellence and UNF Writing Center.
Florida State College Jacksonville Downtown Campus: 1 year as an Academic Tutor of English. (Heavy ESOL/EAP population).
University of Florida: Graduate Assistant and Teaching Fellow for ENC, CRW, LIT, and technical writing courses.
Private Tutoring: 3 Years in the Jacksonville area.

Education:
Florida State College Jacksonville: Associate of Arts in English
University of North Florida: Bachelor of Arts in English
University of Florida: Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing

I am also open to editing creative work, as that is my career focus. I also have proficiency and experience with ghostwriting, research writing, technical writing, publishing, journalism, and other editorial work.
Let's break conventions: there's no need to settle for a boring or domineering tutor.

Call me Alex, Alex E., Mr. E., Tutor Guy, whatever.

I bring a fresh approach to the writing tutoring game. I am critical of students' work in a positive, approachable way. I am far from afraid of telling you what you need to improve on and
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Gainesville, FL 32641
In-person lessons
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Literature, Reading, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Reading

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University of North Florida
English
University of Florida
Master's

Education

University of North Florida (English)

University of Florida (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Alex will travel within 40 miles of Gainesville, FL 32641.