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Abigail P.

English, Writing Composition, Literature

English, Writing Composition, Literature

$40/hour

  • 515 hours tutoring

  • Lexington, KY 40511

About Abigail


Bio

I have had a lifelong passion for learning, which I love sharing with my students! I began my first teaching job at fourteen years old, and ever since I have taught or tutored a variety of subjects. Some highlights in my teaching career include designing and teaching my own College Composition courses for the University of Maine, Orono; designing and teaching College Composition and Introduction to Research courses at Howard University; working as a Teaching Assistant for African American...

I have had a lifelong passion for learning, which I love sharing with my students! I began my first teaching job at fourteen years old, and ever since I have taught or tutored a variety of subjects. Some highlights in my teaching career include designing and teaching my own College Composition courses for the University of Maine, Orono; designing and teaching College Composition and Introduction to Research courses at Howard University; working as a Teaching Assistant for African American Poetry at Howard University; and several years of experience as a writing tutor at Dickinson College, the University of Maine, and Howard University.

While a great deal of my teaching and tutoring experience has been in higher education, I have taught students ages 4 years through adult. I also spent several summers working for the Center for Talented Youth of Johns Hopkins University, which primarily serves children ages 12-17.

As for my teaching style, I work to be a compassionate and enthusiastic teacher/tutor, pushing students to strive for "progress not perfection." Because I have both classroom and private tutoring experience, I am well practiced in adjusting my teaching techniques to individual needs while maintaining efficiency. I find that many of my students develop a cheerful persistence as they gain confidence in their learning capabilities.

Although I have a 3 hour cancellation policy, I am flexible with rescheduling any sessions a student may need to cancel. I look forward to hearing from anyone seeking help with their studies!

Note: I also have experience with professional writing, such as resumes and personal statements/statements of purpose that may be required for school or job applications.


Education

Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA
English
University of Maine, Orono, ME
Masters
Howard University, Washington, DC
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $40
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 5 miles of Lexington, KY 40511
  • Lesson cancellation: 3 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar,

Grammar

I have multiple degrees in English, which requires a great deal of writing and speaking with grammatical accuracy, in addition to extensive editing and proofreading skills. I have tutored undergraduate and graduate students in writing, taught writing composition, worked in several writing centers, presented at several academic conferences, and published peer-reviewed scholarly articles. All of these experiences require not simply general knowledge of grammar but finesse.
Proofreading

Proofreading

I hold multiple degrees in English, which requires extensive writing, proofreading, and editing. I have tutored undergraduate and graduate students in writing, taught writing composition, taught introduction to research writing, and worked in several writing centers. I also have free-lance experience with copy and line editing.

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

I have multiple degrees in English, which requires a great deal of writing and speaking with grammatical accuracy, in addition to extensive editing and proofreading skills. I have tutored undergraduate and graduate students in writing, taught writing composition, worked in several writing centers, presented at several academic conferences, and published peer-reviewed scholarly articles. All of these experiences require not simply general knowledge of grammar but finesse.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Having over a decade of higher education, I have an enormous amount of personal experience studying under intense pressure to perform a variety of scholarly tasks. Beginning in high school, my teachers used me a resource for my peers to turn to when they needed help studying outside of the classroom. Ever since then, I have incorporated a number of study strategies into my tutoring and teaching as a way to help students become increasingly independent. I encourage students to experiment and find the study skills/strategies that work best for their individual learning styles and needs.
Vocabulary

Vocabulary

While I could list a number of reasons why I am qualified to tutor students on vocabulary, the most convincing reason is that I have Ph.D. in English. Not only has my education required a great deal of reading, but also a great deal of writing. Earning a doctorate in English is also the culmination of many of the other experiences that qualify me to tutor in vocabulary.

English

English,

English

I have a B.A. in English from Dickinson College and graduated magna cum laude, an M.A. in English with an emphasis in gender in literature from the University of Maine, and a Ph.D. in English from Howard University where I specialized in 20th Century Black Women's Literature. While I can tutor any area of literature, I am especially well versed in African American, US, British Romantic, and Postmodern literatures.
Grammar,

Grammar

I have multiple degrees in English, which requires a great deal of writing and speaking with grammatical accuracy, in addition to extensive editing and proofreading skills. I have tutored undergraduate and graduate students in writing, taught writing composition, worked in several writing centers, presented at several academic conferences, and published peer-reviewed scholarly articles. All of these experiences require not simply general knowledge of grammar but finesse.
Literature,

Literature

I have a B.A. in English from Dickinson College where I graduated Magna cum laude, an M.A. in English with an emphasis in gender in literature from the University of Maine, and I have a Ph.D. in English from Howard University where I specialized in Black Women's Literature. While I specialized in certain areas, each of my degrees has equipped me with a strong general knowledge of English literature, including various traditions (e.g. American Literature, British Literature, Caribbean Literature, etc.), as well as literary theories and methodologies.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I hold multiple degrees in English, which requires extensive writing, proofreading, and editing. I have tutored undergraduate and graduate students in writing, taught writing composition, taught introduction to research writing, and worked in several writing centers. I also have free-lance experience with copy and line editing.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

While I could list a number of reasons why I am qualified to tutor students on vocabulary, the most convincing reason is that I have Ph.D. in English. Not only has my education required a great deal of reading, but also a great deal of writing. Earning a doctorate in English is also the culmination of many of the other experiences that qualify me to tutor in vocabulary.
Writing

Writing

I have a B.A. in English from Dickinson College and graduated magna cum laude, an M.A. in English from the University of Maine, and a Ph.D. in English from Howard University. My credentials include several years tutoring writing, teaching writing at the collegiate level, publishing my own scholarly and creative writing, and experience with free-lance copy and line editing.

History

American History

Homeschool

English,

English

I have a B.A. in English from Dickinson College and graduated magna cum laude, an M.A. in English with an emphasis in gender in literature from the University of Maine, and a Ph.D. in English from Howard University where I specialized in 20th Century Black Women's Literature. While I can tutor any area of literature, I am especially well versed in African American, US, British Romantic, and Postmodern literatures.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Having over a decade of higher education, I have an enormous amount of personal experience studying under intense pressure to perform a variety of scholarly tasks. Beginning in high school, my teachers used me a resource for my peers to turn to when they needed help studying outside of the classroom. Ever since then, I have incorporated a number of study strategies into my tutoring and teaching as a way to help students become increasingly independent. I encourage students to experiment and find the study skills/strategies that work best for their individual learning styles and needs.
Writing

Writing

I have a B.A. in English from Dickinson College and graduated magna cum laude, an M.A. in English from the University of Maine, and a Ph.D. in English from Howard University. My credentials include several years tutoring writing, teaching writing at the collegiate level, publishing my own scholarly and creative writing, and experience with free-lance copy and line editing.

Most Popular

English,

English

I have a B.A. in English from Dickinson College and graduated magna cum laude, an M.A. in English with an emphasis in gender in literature from the University of Maine, and a Ph.D. in English from Howard University where I specialized in 20th Century Black Women's Literature. While I can tutor any area of literature, I am especially well versed in African American, US, British Romantic, and Postmodern literatures.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Having over a decade of higher education, I have an enormous amount of personal experience studying under intense pressure to perform a variety of scholarly tasks. Beginning in high school, my teachers used me a resource for my peers to turn to when they needed help studying outside of the classroom. Ever since then, I have incorporated a number of study strategies into my tutoring and teaching as a way to help students become increasingly independent. I encourage students to experiment and find the study skills/strategies that work best for their individual learning styles and needs.
Writing

Writing

I have a B.A. in English from Dickinson College and graduated magna cum laude, an M.A. in English from the University of Maine, and a Ph.D. in English from Howard University. My credentials include several years tutoring writing, teaching writing at the collegiate level, publishing my own scholarly and creative writing, and experience with free-lance copy and line editing.

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

Having over a decade of higher education, I have an enormous amount of personal experience studying under intense pressure to perform a variety of scholarly tasks. Beginning in high school, my teachers used me a resource for my peers to turn to when they needed help studying outside of the classroom. Ever since then, I have incorporated a number of study strategies into my tutoring and teaching as a way to help students become increasingly independent. I encourage students to experiment and find the study skills/strategies that work best for their individual learning styles and needs.

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

Having over a decade of higher education, I have an enormous amount of personal experience studying under intense pressure to perform a variety of scholarly tasks. Beginning in high school, my teachers used me a resource for my peers to turn to when they needed help studying outside of the classroom. Ever since then, I have incorporated a number of study strategies into my tutoring and teaching as a way to help students become increasingly independent. I encourage students to experiment and find the study skills/strategies that work best for their individual learning styles and needs.

Sports/Recreation

Ballet

Ballet

I have studied classical ballet for over twenty years, including two years at the pre-professional program at the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities. There, I studied with world-renowned ballet dancers Stanislav Issaev, Irina Ushakova, and Robert Barnett. I have also taught ballet classes sporadically.

Summer

Study Skills,

Study Skills

Having over a decade of higher education, I have an enormous amount of personal experience studying under intense pressure to perform a variety of scholarly tasks. Beginning in high school, my teachers used me a resource for my peers to turn to when they needed help studying outside of the classroom. Ever since then, I have incorporated a number of study strategies into my tutoring and teaching as a way to help students become increasingly independent. I encourage students to experiment and find the study skills/strategies that work best for their individual learning styles and needs.
Writing

Writing

I have a B.A. in English from Dickinson College and graduated magna cum laude, an M.A. in English from the University of Maine, and a Ph.D. in English from Howard University. My credentials include several years tutoring writing, teaching writing at the collegiate level, publishing my own scholarly and creative writing, and experience with free-lance copy and line editing.

Ratings and Reviews


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Great Review

We basically just went over my first paragraph draft and how much improvement it needed. We also discussed a new logical comprehension on Romanticism and Exceptionalism. These essay review sessions mean a lot to me!

David, 9 lessons with Abigail

English and Grammar

Abigail did a fantastic job in helping me with the Resume and Bio. she perfectly streamlined both documents grammatically and coached me on best practices on how an employer would view my resume.

Bridg, 2 lessons with Abigail
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