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Joe E.

South Bend, IN

$40/hour

Poet, Author, Editor

Background check passed as of 5/11/17

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Indiana University
English Literature

Education

Indiana University (English Literature)

About Joe

My name is Joe, and I have a bachelor's degree in English literature from Indiana University. This is not, as you might expect, a complaint. I'm very happy with my education, except that I want more of it, and I very firmly believe, as my hero Vonnegut believed, that the Humanities is the most rewarding field of all to study and to work in.

I write workers' instructions, engineering documents, and machinery code for a living. I also write poems and stories because those things are what make us feel alive. I've taught people how to swim and how to read. For a time, I was a senior student and a junior instructor at one of the only traditional kung fu schools in Northwest Indiana. It's been fun.

Regarding language: I won the Lester M. Wolfson Prize for excellence in poetry in 2014, the same year I was editor-in-chief of IUSB's Undergraduate Research Journal. I've edited or assisted in two other research journals. I feel that I understand all writing fairly well, and can convey the rules of English grammar clearly and easily. I've always operated by the maxim that true genius is expressing difficult things in a simple way (not that I think I'm a genius!).

Regarding mathematics: I use more math in my day-to-day engineering life than I ever thought I would as a young English major. I also have a secret weapon in the person of my own child, whose homework exposes me to all the new ways today's students are working all the old problems.
My name is Joe, and I have a bachelor's degree in English literature from Indiana University. This is not, as you might expect, a complaint. I'm very happy with my education, except that I want more of it, and I very firmly believe, as my hero Vonnegut believed, that the Humanities is the most rewarding field of all to study and to work in. Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of South Bend, IN 46617
Background Check: Passed
Math:
Elementary Math, Prealgebra
English:
ACT English, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, SAT Writing
Computer:
Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL, German
History:
European History
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft Word
Sports/Recreation:
Martial Arts

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Indiana University
English Literature

Education

Indiana University (English Literature)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Joe will travel within 25 miles of South Bend, IN 46617.