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Stephen L.

Experienced Teacher, Specializing in Writing and English

Experienced Teacher, Specializing in Writing and English

$100/hour

  • 883 hours tutoring

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Hi, I'm Stephen, and I welcome the opportunity to help you learn English, Writing, Literature, or any of my other areas of expertise. I've earned three degrees in literature (B.A., M.A., and Ph.D.). I have taught rhetoric and literature courses for high school students, including distance learning. At the university, I taught for five years, including two years of writing and literature; and at the end of my final writing class, the students gave me a standing ovation! During this time I...

Hi, I'm Stephen, and I welcome the opportunity to help you learn English, Writing, Literature, or any of my other areas of expertise. I've earned three degrees in literature (B.A., M.A., and Ph.D.). I have taught rhetoric and literature courses for high school students, including distance learning. At the university, I taught for five years, including two years of writing and literature; and at the end of my final writing class, the students gave me a standing ovation! During this time I earned an award for Excellence in Teaching, a Graduate Teaching Fellowship, and a "Striving for Excellence in Teaching" certificate. I have also served as an editor in academic publishing for ten years, helping authors develop and refine their writing in fields ranging from philosophy to political science.

My approach to teaching anything focuses on harnessing the power of self-improvement—after all, the day will come when you no longer have a tutor or teacher to assist you. My goal is to prepare you for that day. Innovation and flexibility are key for this approach, and both are firmly on my keyring. As a graduate instructor, I created, tested, and refined a writing curriculum that was adopted in my university's writing program. I've also led smaller groups of students in sessions and courses, including one-on-one tutoring, in various ways for over a decade. From lecturing groups of writers about getting published to tutoring a pair of college administrators in Italian, I've developed a sophisticated toolkit of techniques to help *you* attain your particular learning goals.

During tutoring sessions, you will find me to be empathetic and warm. In a relaxed and flexible learning environment, I employ a combination of intuition and logical analysis to work with you to find unique, creative educational solutions that help you reach your goals.

If you'd like a passionate tutor with a wide range of experience to draw on for a personalized and flexible learning program, drop me a line—I'd love to work with you, too.


Education

University of Dallas
English
St. John's College, Santa Fe, NM
Masters
University of Notre Dame
PhD

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Corporate Training

Grammar

Grammar

I taught academic writing and composition for a year and a half, and helped writers as an editor at a publishing house for ten years.

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

I taught academic writing and composition for a year and a half, and helped writers as an editor at a publishing house for ten years.
Reading, Vocabulary

English

English,

English

I have a BA in English and an MA and PhD in Literature. As a graduate student I earned three honors and awards for my teaching. I taught for five years at the university level and helped authors as an editor at a publishing house for ten years. I have also taught several distance-learning literature courses for homeschooled high school students.
Grammar,

Grammar

I taught academic writing and composition for a year and a half, and helped writers as an editor at a publishing house for ten years.
Literature,

Literature

I have three degrees in Literature: a BA in English Literature, an MA in Eastern Classical Literature, and a PhD in Literature. I've taught several distance-learning high school classes on literature for homeschooled students. As a graduate student, I earned three honors and awards for my teaching of undergraduates. I taught for five years at the university level and helped authors in many areas, including literature, as an editor at a publishing house for ten years.
Writing,

Writing

I taught college writing, composition and rhetoric for a year and a half, including courses of my own design. For ten years as an editor at an academic publishing house, I helped authors improve their writing in numerous areas, from literature to political science. As a published academic with a PhD, I also have plenty of experience writing (and rewriting) my own work. I have also tutored students in middle school and junior high in writing and reading comprehension.
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary

Homeschool

English,

English

I have a BA in English and an MA and PhD in Literature. As a graduate student I earned three honors and awards for my teaching. I taught for five years at the university level and helped authors as an editor at a publishing house for ten years. I have also taught several distance-learning literature courses for homeschooled high school students.
Writing,

Writing

I taught college writing, composition and rhetoric for a year and a half, including courses of my own design. For ten years as an editor at an academic publishing house, I helped authors improve their writing in numerous areas, from literature to political science. As a published academic with a PhD, I also have plenty of experience writing (and rewriting) my own work. I have also tutored students in middle school and junior high in writing and reading comprehension.
Reading, SAT Reading

Most Popular

English,

English

I have a BA in English and an MA and PhD in Literature. As a graduate student I earned three honors and awards for my teaching. I taught for five years at the university level and helped authors as an editor at a publishing house for ten years. I have also taught several distance-learning literature courses for homeschooled high school students.
Writing,

Writing

I taught college writing, composition and rhetoric for a year and a half, including courses of my own design. For ten years as an editor at an academic publishing house, I helped authors improve their writing in numerous areas, from literature to political science. As a published academic with a PhD, I also have plenty of experience writing (and rewriting) my own work. I have also tutored students in middle school and junior high in writing and reading comprehension.
Reading

Summer

Writing,

Writing

I taught college writing, composition and rhetoric for a year and a half, including courses of my own design. For ten years as an editor at an academic publishing house, I helped authors improve their writing in numerous areas, from literature to political science. As a published academic with a PhD, I also have plenty of experience writing (and rewriting) my own work. I have also tutored students in middle school and junior high in writing and reading comprehension.
Reading

Test Preparation

PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

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Excellent Writing Coach

I am a debut author and Stephen helped me immensely with not only grammar and sentence structure but also engagement and development. Overall, a writing expert, I highly recommend him.

Catherine, 16 lessons with Stephen

SO helpful in a pinch!

My daughter needed help with an 8th grade English essay the same night and Stephen replied to my request within minutes and set up a meeting. He helped my daughter to organize her thoughts using a template and encouraged her to find new ways of writing using a thesaurus. My daughter found Stephen to be super nice, fun, and very helpful. He did a nice job of helping her to convey her thoughts without writing the paper for her. I am very pleased and will be contacting him again in the near future!

Lori, 1 lesson with Stephen

very helpful

He was able to quickly and effectively assist my son with his paper on Hamlet. Avery was very pleased. We will be sure to reach out again. Thankfully he can turn this long over-due paper in.

Kristen , 2 lessons with Stephen

Easy dialogue and supportive teacher

Stephen has helped my son evaluate literature for his English class by discussing in-depth aspects of plot, narration and chapter voice. It has helped immensely in his work and approach to the novels he is reading.

Rebecca, 23 lessons with Stephen

Great tutor!

He is so kind and so helpful I learned so much and I highly suggest meeting with him. He really helped me with my essay.

Sophia, 17 lessons with Stephen

Amazing English tutor!!!

I have been out of school for 8 years and coming back to college has been a challenge as a mom of 2. Stephen made learning to write essays possible again. He is very patient, kind and knows his stuff. I recommend him 100% to anyone looking for English and writing help you won't be disappointed. Be prepared for a judgment-free zone! ☺️

Franchesca, 36 lessons with Stephen

Incredibly knowledgeable and patient.

I have spent months, years, going at my lessons alone. There’s an old saying, one day with a great teacher is better than a thousand days of study. Stephen embodies this. Two sessions in and I’ve learned more than I would have by myself or through those in my field. I’m confident through his teachings I’ll become the confident skilled writer I intend to be.

Joey, 5 lessons with Stephen

Great grade on research paper!

Stephen has helped me over the past couple weeks working on my research paper. I turned it in last week and my professor said I had the best paper in the class and he hasn’t taught a student that got a perfect score on this research project until I submitted mine. Stephen has been a great help throughout this semester!

Dawson, 15 lessons with Stephen

Friendly Tutur

Stephen has been working with my son for several weeks now. Prior to meeting Stephen he was not excited to have a tutor, now he really enjoys his time with him and he's learning a lot in a fun environment. Thank you Stephen

Lucia, 24 lessons with Stephen
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$100/hour

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Response time: 2 hours