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Leah J.

Winter Park, FL

$35/hour

English and Writing Tutor with Teaching and Tutoring Experience

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5+ Hours

$35/Hour


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SUNY Stony Brook
Comp Literature
(UMSL) University of Missouri St.Louis
Master's
AAS - University of Central Florida
Enrolled

Education

SUNY Stony Brook (Comp Literature)

(UMSL) University of Missouri St.Louis (Master's)

AAS - University of Central Florida (Enrolled)

About Leah

My name is Corinne. I graduated with my BA in Comparative Literature from SUNY Stony Brook University. I did some ESL tutoring and then completed my MA degree in English with an emphasis in Composition from the University of Missouri St. Louis (UMSL). I took pedagogy courses and worked in the university Writing Center at UMSL where I honed my tutoring skills. While I learned to work one-on-one with students in the Writing Center, I also taught First-Year Composition. These two experiences gave me essential experience. Through the Writing Center, I learned how to work individually with students to not only work on their specific difficulties, but also to give them the tools to become more self-sufficient learners in a variety of disciplines. As a teacher, I became more well-acquainted with the expectations, curriculum, and writing challenges for first-year college students. I am also currently continuing to tutor (and teach soon) as a doctoral student and graduate assistant at the University of Central Florida.

While I have taught and tutored writing, my undergraduate degree in comparative literature is an interdisciplinary field of study, so I was privileged enough to be able to take courses in a plethora of disciplines including history, the social sciences, film, etc. , and can provide some help in those areas as well.

My teaching philosophy is student-centered and focused on independence. Since students will not be able to rely on me for every writing situation, my goal as a teacher and tutor is to help students to learn strategies and skills that they can apply to other situations. To this end, I will ask students questions to help them look at assignments and break them down into the most important parts, as this is an important, but often overlooked, skill. I will also ask students questions to help them probe the rhetorical situation (audience, tone, etc.). I try to focus on global concerns of an assignment first (overarching concepts) and then focus on smaller sentence-level issues. To focus on sentence-level issues, I point out patterns of errors and then students and I work toward helping them to find and fix these errors on their own. In this way, students become more independent learners. However, as each student is unique and brings their own background and beliefs, I also believe that it is important for me as a tutor to pay attention to these differences and build off of students' existing interests and schemas.
Thanks so much for taking the time to read all of this and I hope to hear from you!
Sincerely,
Corinne
My name is Corinne. I graduated with my BA in Comparative Literature from SUNY Stony Brook University. I did some ESL tutoring and then completed my MA degree in English with an emphasis in Composition from the University of Missouri St. Louis (UMSL). I took pedagogy courses and worked in the university Writing Center at UMSL where I honed my Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required

I am flexible with my rates.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Winter Park, FL 32792
In-person lessons
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
Language:
Reading, Writing
History:
American History, Classics, Geography, Social Studies, World History, Writing
Special Needs:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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SAT Reading

As a writing center consultant and teacher, I have worked with students to improve reading comprehension in many different subjects. I am currently working on my PhD with the intention to teach reading and writing and have already obtained my MA in English with an emphasis on composition and my BA in Comparative Literature, both of which require critical reading skills. I have taken pedagogy courses to help me transfer this information to others and am familiar with standardized testing strategies to help students.

Writing

I am currently working as a writing center consultant at the University of Central Florida as a doctoral student in Texts and Technology. I have also taught first-year composition and worked in the writing center at the University of Missouri- St. Louis where I obtained my master's degree in English with an emphasis in composition. In addition to studying writing, I have studied pedagogy and am familiar with first-year composition curriculum.

SUNY Stony Brook
Comp Literature
(UMSL) University of Missouri St.Louis
Master's
AAS - University of Central Florida
Enrolled

Education

SUNY Stony Brook (Comp Literature)

(UMSL) University of Missouri St.Louis (Master's)

AAS - University of Central Florida (Enrolled)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

I am flexible with my rates.

Travel policy

Leah will travel within 20 miles of Winter Park, FL 32792.