College Application Essay; English SAT/ACT; Professional Editing
College Application Essay; English SAT/ACT; Professional Editing
I have a B.A. in English literature and a M.Ed. with a concentration in writing and grammar. I'm a former high school English teacher and college admission associate director and have over 20 years combined experience in teaching writing, grammar, and college application and scholarship essays and over 6 years in proofreading and editing graduate and PhD dissertations. I approach tutoring with a strong pedagogical background and deep appreciation for maintaining the student's voice while...
I have a B.A. in English literature and a M.Ed. with a concentration in writing and grammar. I'm a former high school English teacher and college admission associate director and have over 20 years combined experience in teaching writing, grammar, and college application and scholarship essays and over 6 years in proofreading and editing graduate and PhD dissertations. I approach tutoring with a strong pedagogical background and deep appreciation for maintaining the student's voice while guiding them toward writing that is clear, concise, and polished.
I have many years of advanced study in traditional and rhetorical grammar, college composition, and literature. I have graduate-level training and professional development in tutoring practices and pedagogy at a major university writing center. My background as a college admission associate director of admission and high school English teacher has allowed me to work with thousands of students writing papers, including college application and scholarship essays. Having been trained by the makers of the ACT English exam, I tutor the English and Writing portions of the ACT and SAT exams along with test-taking strategies that help students boost their English scores, often reaching or exceeding their goal. I have professional proofreading and editing experience, having edited PhD dissertations and faculty copy for submission.
Academic Writing, College Application and Scholarship Essays, Grammar, ACT/SAT English & Writing exams
I individualize each session by collaborating with the student to establish the agenda, prioritize the objectives, and write out clear "next steps". We productively focus on the established agenda as I ask clarifying questions, indicate issues, and model solutions tailored to the unique demands of each student and each task. Whether I am helping with the first steps of idea generation for the essay or proofreading the final draft of their dissertation, my students quickly find that, after working with me, they are writing more productively, strategically, and deliberately.
As a former English teacher, college counselor, and university writing tutor, I've developed a deep appreciation for the challenges that students face when attempting to balance their voice with the rhetorical demands of the writing task. I address those challenges through collaboration with the student--making the writing and revision process more engaging, informative, and fun and bringing a depth and strength to their writing that may not otherwise be possible. The end result is not only a better paper, but a better writer who understands the principles of good writing.
I am currently accepting new college admission and scholarship essay students in addition to high school students who need a boost in their writing skills for English class, so if you are excited about what my brand of tutoring can do for you and your writing, send me a message. I look forward to helping you to achieve your goals.
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Experienced academic writer
Marianne helped me to troubleshoot various issues in my academic writing and offered constructive suggestions to improve the flow, construction, and expression of my ideas.Mei, 3 lessons with Marianne
Knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with
Marianne helped me proofread a few parent statements. She provided valuable insights and edits. I could not have completed them without her help. It's a pleasure working with her. Thanks, Marianne!Yuxuan, 5 lessons with Marianne
I am learning English as a second language and I'm struggling with English subjects such as Literature writing. She helped a lot with my school work. I was surprised by her enthusiasm. She is the best tutor I've ever had. Thank you Marianne~Minjae, 3 lessons with Marianne
Marianne was fabulous! Just what we are looking for in a tutor. Knowledgeable, patient, kind and knew exactly what we needed with the assignment we presented to her for help.Melissa, 5 lessons with Marianne
If I could rate more than five stars, I would, she does an amazing job tutoring. If you need a tutor, Marianne is the one you want!Heather, 36 lessons with Marianne
A great Literature Tutor!
Marianne is an extremely helpful tutor. She helped me emphasize what I was trying to say and write. Marianne did not write the paper for me, but she helped me write my own paper. I found this very helpful as Marianne allowed me to reach my own insight.Michelle, 2 lessons with Marianne
Great teacher that goes above and beyond
Marianne helped my 10th grade daughter with her major summative writing project today, and my daughter called her the best tutor ever, very knowledgeable, responsible and even her way of communicating if very calming and comfortable! She wanted to continue working with Marianne going forward! Nothing makes us happier than seeing my daughter motivated with accomplishment and happy after the tutoring session.sharon, 2 lessons with Marianne
Offers excellent support and insights!
Marianne was a tremendous help to my son! She is thoughtful, patient and easy to work with. She worked diligently with my son to prepare for the SAT and also provided great assistance with the common app essay development. Marianne is absolutely part of the support ‘team’ from an academic and development perspective. We are fortunate to have her support and guidance!Ann, 14 lessons with Marianne
Worth the money!
Marianne went above and beyond! I just thought I needed help grammatically, but she also helped with the flow of my essay and sprucing up my sentence structure.Ethan, 10 lessons with Marianne
Marianne did a very professional job helping my son edit his essay. Marianne also taught valuable grammar tips throughout the lesson. My son loves Marianne's lesson. I highly recommend Marianne.Wenchun, 6 lessons with Marianne
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