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$65/hour

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The Ohio State University
Journalism

Education

The Ohio State University (Journalism)

About Lee

After forty years as a newspaper editor and executive -- the last 16 in the Chicago Tribune sports department -- and as a mentor to many in pursuing their journalism dreams, I am now pursuing my post-career dream to help students realize their own potential. While I'm a new tutor, my editing and writing messages are not. I'll work with you to develop the skills to become an effective writer and will review your written work.

Writing well is not easy but it doesn't need to be hard either. I offer a simple approach to better writing that can give students a strategy for assessing their current skill levels and taking steps to becoming better communicators. I'll concentrate on grammar, punctuation and word usage and focus on transitions and flow of ideas.

Worried about the essay required for college admission? Don't be. From the first draft to the final submission I will guide you along step-by-step to produce an essay that showcases your unique personality. Anxious about a speech you have to make? Relax. I'll help you prepare so you can deliver the speech smoothly and communicate your message clearly.

Do I sound like someone who can help you? Let's find out. I'm available Sundays through Thursdays after 5 p.m. for a one-hour free consultation to see if I'm the person for you. We'll discuss your current writing skills and determine areas of need. If nothing else, you'll gain some writing tips. If we do move forward, I charge $65 an hour for in-person lessons and $40 an hour for online work.
After forty years as a newspaper editor and executive -- the last 16 in the Chicago Tribune sports department -- and as a mentor to many in pursuing their journalism dreams, I am now pursuing my post-career dream to help students realize their own potential. While I'm a new tutor, my editing and writing messages are not. I'll work with you to Read more

Policies
Cancellation
6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 8 miles of Chicago, IL 60645
In-person lessons
English:
English, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
College Counseling
Language:
Reading, Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Reading, Writing
Business:
Public Speaking,
Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Chess

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Chess

I've been playing chess for 50 years and back in the days when it was regularly covered in newspapers, I used to cut the weekly chess puzzles and try to solve them. I collected them for years before moving on to other games of thought, but have always enjoyed the chance to play.

College Counseling

I have just finished a 40-year career as a newspaper editor and have spent a number of years editing student papers and essays for family and friends. I enjoy challenging students to prepare an essay that showcases their unique personality and I enjoy teaching them to become better writers. It has led me to my new editing service and writing instruction business and working with students figures prominently in it.

Public Speaking

I have been a guest speaker numerous times for schools (career days), senior centers and charitable group events to discuss newspapers and journalism. Additionally have led training sessions for editors at Associated Press Sports Editors association conventions.

The Ohio State University
Journalism

Education

The Ohio State University (Journalism)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Lee will travel within 8 miles of Chicago, IL 60645.