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James B.

Amherst, MA

$75/hour

WRITING FOR PUBLICATION

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Cornell University
UC San Jose
Graduate Coursework
USIU, San Diego
Graduate Coursework

Education

Cornell University

UC San Jose (Graduate Coursework)

USIU, San Diego (Graduate Coursework)

About James

I am a professional writer and designer of educational programs. I have owned a publishing business, been an editor, authored a total of 12 books, designed corporate training seminars, written newspaper columns and magazine articles, marketing materials, plays, and blogs. I am qualified to tutor students of all ages in writing, English, grammar, sentence structure and editing.

I am most interested in helping people make their writing come alive for their readers! My students tell me I have the ability to tune into people and understand their needs and objectives. I don't ask students to change to fit me; rather, I study the way they learn and adapt my tutoring to their style. I'm very interested in knowing what students' dreams are, and encouraging them and helping them achieve them. I expect much of my students; I also believe the job of the tutor is not only to foster a grasp of subject matter but to nurture the seeds of potential that lie in the student and work together to bring forth the best that lies in them. Having been a classroom teacher and trainer of teachers, I bring to my students a winning combination--the ability to both tune in to and challenge them.
I am a professional writer and designer of educational programs. I have owned a publishing business, been an editor, authored a total of 12 books, designed corporate training seminars, written newspaper columns and magazine articles, marketing materials, plays, and blogs. I am qualified to tutor students of all ages in writing, English, grammar, Read more

Policies
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Amherst, MA 01002
In-person lessons
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry
Music:
Drums,
Songwriting
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading,
Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
History:
American History, Social Studies
Elementary Education:
Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking

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.

Drums

I played drums with a Dixieland group in college, making records and traveling to do gigs. In the army I joined a modern jazz group. I've kept up my interest in jazz, and am always drumming with my hands. After decades away from playing, I bought a drum set and began taking rock drumming lessons.

Proofreading

As the author of twelve published books, I have done extensive proofreading on my own works. I have edited and proofed many works of friends and colleagues as well.

Cornell University
UC San Jose
Graduate Coursework
USIU, San Diego
Graduate Coursework

Education

Cornell University

UC San Jose (Graduate Coursework)

USIU, San Diego (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $75.00

Travel policy

James will travel within 15 miles of Amherst, MA 01002.