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Tamar L.

Brighton, MA

$40/hour

Tamar Teaches Writing

In-person lessons

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Harvard University Extension School
Humanities
Hollins University
Other

Education

Harvard University Extension School (Humanities)

Hollins University (Other)

About Tamar

My name is Tamar L. I am interested in working with young adults who want to improve their writin have a Bachelor of Liberal Arts in humanities from the Harvard University Extension School and a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from Hollins University. I have taught literature and writing to undergraduates at Hollins University and taught high school English and composition in rural Georgia.

My philosophy of teaching has been informed by my varied academic background. As educators, we want our students to actively engage with the texts they read, but we also want to encourage them to take intellectual risks in their writing. We want to introduce them to new ideas, but we don't want them to parrot our ideas back to us. We need to familiarize them the conventions and rigors of academic writing without dampening their intellectual fervor. In other words, teaching them to use the rules and restrictions of academic writing as a tool. This tool will allow them more freedom to express themselves and more effective means to communicate their ideas.

I find teaching teenagers particularly rewarding. Teens seem to be brimming with a desire to express themselves. They have strong opinions about almost everything and aren’t shy about sharing them, which makes them enthusiastic writers. Their enthusiasm doesn’t close them off to new ideas, which makes them curious listeners. To me, that means teenagers are ideal students.

Besides teaching my interests include bicycles, street art, poetry by living poets, poetry by dead poets, funny animal videos, little free libraries, vintage romance comics, weird vegetables, making lists, and cake, in no particular order.
My name is Tamar L. I am interested in working with young adults who want to improve their writin have a Bachelor of Liberal Arts in humanities from the Harvard University Extension School and a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from Hollins University. I have taught Read more

Policies
Cancellation
1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Brighton, MA 02135
In-person lessons
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

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Harvard University Extension School
Humanities
Hollins University
Other

Education

Harvard University Extension School (Humanities)

Hollins University (Other)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Tamar will travel within 20 miles of Brighton, MA 02135.