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Clemson University (English)
I won't sugar coat this for you: I have no professional tutoring experience. The entirety of my tutoring experience revolves around assisting friends and classmates with their school work on an amateur level. However, I believe that I have a different take on English as a subject than most tutors: If you acknowledge that you're likely never going to perfect your grammar or your spelling, and you focus instead on looking at the texts you are working with in a different way, and trying to relate to them, you will be more successful. It's an English philosophy that developed as I progressed through my own studies in the subject. I found that the work came most naturally to me when I discovered what the texts were bringing up in my own thinking, and then articulating that in an organized paper. I believe that the most successful way to help someone with their English studies is to help them articulate what it is a text is making them think or feel.
As far as the experience that I do have goes: I graduated from Clemson University, a top twenty-five ranked public institution, with honors in English/Works Publishing (a 3.7 GPA if anyone wishes to quantify it). During my time at Clemson I made the Dean's List every semester and became a member of The National English Honors Society, Sigma Tau Delta. I scored in the 92nd percentile on the English portion of the SAT college entrance exam, so I definitely believe I am someone who could help students succeed in that part of getting into their dream college.
Additionally, I worked publishing The Bluffton Cat Chat ( a local high school newspaper from Bluffton, South Carolina) for two years; one year spent as a regular staff member and the second year as the Managing Editor. During my tenure as the editor I spent a large majority of my time working one-on-one with other staff members to develop their article ideas and find the best way to put them down on paper. It is from this that I think my most relevant experience comes from. Not only would I help staff members brainstorm, but I would sit down with them and go over drafts and drafts and work out all of the kinks with them. I honed my editing skills during this time as well, as I’d pour days over the rough drafts of the paper to find all of the various typos and run on sentences.
While I have no professional tutoring experience, I’ve always been told by my friends and classmates that I’m someone who can take a complex lesson or idea and make it easier to understand. I believe that I would make a great tutor for anyone looking to find some help with English or writing, and I would love to help. If anyone is interested in specific lessons, or looking for help with English in general, please don't hesitate to shoot me a message.
I won't sugar coat this for you: I have no professional tutoring experience. The entirety of my tutoring experience revolves around assisting friends and classmates with their school work on an amateur level. However, I believe that I have a different take on … Read more