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Rosa M.

Boston, MA

$85/hour

Experienced Tutor in English, Writing, and American History

Background check passed as of 6/28/16
5.0 average from 6 ratings
Excellent Tutor
— Sharon, Brant Rock, MA on 7/20/16

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California State University, Chico
English
University of California, Berkeley
PhD

Education

California State University, Chico (English)

University of California, Berkeley (PhD)

About Rosa

I'm Rosa M., a 34 year old female, and when I'm not teaching writing and literature courses at MIT, I enjoy tutoring students and young professionals. I have had great success working with students outside of the classroom, ranging from high school seniors to college freshmen to Ph.D. candidates to nontraditional students. I also have experience working with professionals at various stages in their careers.

I began tutoring students while receiving my Ph.D. at the University of California at Berkeley, where I also taught courses in English literature, rhetoric and composition, and creative writing. I have extensive experience as an instructor and professor in the classroom. In graduate school, I instructed undergraduate courses in English -- including survey courses, discussion sections, and seminars -- as well as mentored students in advanced mentoring/tutoring programs. After completion of the Ph.D., I accepted a Visiting Scholar position at MIT, and at the end of that academic year received a Postdoctoral Associate position to remain at MIT and teach in the Literature Section. In Cambridge and Boston, I have continued working as a private tutor, in both English and writing, with students at the campus as well as nearby campuses. Subjects range from College Writing, American History, English, Literature, Rhetoric, Exam Preparation (GRE, MTEL, SAT), Creative Writing, Graduate School Applications, and Professional Guidance in Academia. I have also assisted young professionals in numerous areas, including outlining company projects, preparing proposals, and drafting/polishing talks.

As a new tutor to WyzAnt, I have extensive experience working one-on-one with students. With my background as an instructor at UC Berkeley and professor at MIT, who has received recognition on both campuses in the form of teaching grants and mentoring fellowships, I am an effective tutor/teacher. My tutoring emphasizes practices that will assist students on how to write well and how to think critically, strategically, and responsibly. Students leave sessions feeling empowered and equipped with skills that they can apply and re-apply across disciplines.

My goal for each session is to assist students with current assignments by addressing but moving beyond grammar and editing so as to begin thinking more carefully around other aspects of writing, such as structure, mechanics and style. Another goal in each session is to prepare students for upcoming assignments by offering them useful handouts and assigning homework/tasks that students can reflect upon until our next meeting. After each session, students will receive from me a detailed evaluation that carefully articulates their challenges and progress.

Please contact me with any questions you may have. I look forward to working with you and helping you reach your goals!

-- Rosa


Education

Ph.D., English from University of California, Berkeley (December 2015)
M.A., English from California State University, Chico (May 2007)
B.A., English & MCGS from California State University, Chico (May 2004)

Employment

Visiting Scholar, Literature Section at MIT (2014-2015)
Postdoctoral Associate, Literature Section at MIT (2015-2016)
Assistant Professor, English at CSU Sacramento (2016 - Present)
I'm Rosa M., a 34 year old female, and when I'm not teaching writing and literature courses at MIT, I enjoy tutoring students and young professionals. I have had great success working with students outside of the classroom, Read more

Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required

My base rate is $65/hour for in-person and online lessons. Please contact me for more details.

Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Boston, MA 02116
Background Check: Passed

"Excellent Tutor"

- Sharon, Brant Rock, MA on 7/20/16
English:
English, Literature, Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
College Counseling
History:
American History
Elementary Education:
Reading

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College Counseling

I have extensive experience as a college counselor, having mentored undergraduate and graduate students in several fellowship and advanced programs at UC Berkeley and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. I have led workshops on the graduate school application process, lectured on faculty-student rapport, and coordinated minority graduate student orientations.

California State University, Chico
English
University of California, Berkeley
PhD

Education

California State University, Chico (English)

University of California, Berkeley (PhD)

Excellent Tutor — Thank you Rosa, my daughter Rachel is very excited for your help with her MTEL. She is very shy and you have made her feel good about herself and her situation. So glad we found you. ...

— Sharon, Brant Rock, MA on 7/20/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $85.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

My base rate is $65/hour for in-person and online lessons. Please contact me for more details.

Travel policy

Rosa will travel within 30 miles of Boston, MA 02116.