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Harvey Z.

Cambridge, MA

$40/hr

Advanced Writing Tutor/Consultant with a Law Degree

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University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Psychology, Public Affairs
University of San Diego, School of Law
J.D.

Education

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) (Psychology, Public Affairs)

University of San Diego, School of Law (J.D.)

About Harvey

I am available to help with research papers, persuasive essays, history papers, admissions essays, and other writing at any phase of the writing process (on-site and remotely). I can work with you to help you develop a writing or research plan, create a system to track your sources and drafts, identify reliable sources and ensure adequate attribution. Moreover, I can also proofread your existing writing for style and content; grammar and clarity; or meet to discuss general tips for improving writing and study habits, generally.

I have had the opportunity to research, plan, outline, compose, edit, and proofread, many evidence-based documents in law school and through my various work experiences. As a consequence, I have developed a keen approach to the writing of research, technical, and other persuasive papers. I share the tips, tricks, and approach that I have developed through many hours of writing and share these with my students. Thus, my approach is to help you write more like someone with a rigorous professional education (i.e., law school) without having to endure this challenge yourself!

I have previous experience teaching as a Teaching Assistant to a college professor when I was a student at UCLA. I provided both in lecture support as well as taught a weekly 1 hour enrichment section to a small group of students. During the enrichment sections, I helped clarify confusing concepts in class. I did this by using examples, charts, visualizations, and discussion to help my students learn. I use this same diverse approach that I developed at UCLA with my tutoring students.
I am available to help with research papers, persuasive essays, history papers, admissions essays, and other writing at any phase of the writing process (on-site and remotely). I can work with you to help you develop a writing or Read more

Policies
Cancellation
5 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 6 miles of Cambridge, MA 02140
Background Check: Passed
English:
English, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
TOEFL, Writing
Computer:
Desktop Publishing,
General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows,
Microsoft Word, Web Design
Language:
TOEFL
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
English, Writing
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Corporate Training:
General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Web Design

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Desktop Publishing

I have many years of experience preparing various documents for work. Including, detailed business reports with standardized styles and headings and unique fonts and spacing (MS Word) and tables of contents, page number, and other indexing and organization methods.

Additionally, my work and education requires me to prepare memoranda, cover letters, blog posts, articles, and other materials. I can show how you can use MS Word and open-source applications such as (GIMP) to prepare high-quality and professional templates as well as other publications.

Microsoft Windows

Windows has been the primary operating system on all of my personal computers since Windows 95. I am tech-savvy and have always sought to better understand computers and operating systems. I have compared Windows to Mac and Linux before, which helps me understand how Windows is unique and useful and how it can be improved.

I have an understanding of the fundamental architecture of the operating system and how they interact with your devices and software to solve problems. I can help you understand the purpose of operating systems, the unique attributes of Windows OS, file structure, tags, file extensions, file types, the control panel, memory (types), and how to organize your materials and files taking advantage of some great features of Windows that you may not know previously existed.

Public Speaking

Throughout the course of my education and work, I have had multiple opportunities to develop skill and experience in oral communication and public speaking.

While at UCLA, I successfully completed 4-quarter hours of instruction in a Principles of Communication course. Moreover, also while at UCLA, I served as a volunteer poster-presentation attendee at a widely attended undergraduate research conference.

In law school, I presented oral argument and academic paper presentations to professors and colleagues on multiple occasions. My goal in all instances was to clearly highlight my argument and persuasively present it.

I draw from my formal education at UCLA, as well as actual experience speaking in front of small groups (up to 30 people) to teach students the skills they need to confidently present. I work with students to (1) teach the principles of small-group speaking; (2) understand the role their attitude and physiological response plays; (3) provide tips and skills for smooth and contemporaneous speeches; and, (4) listen and provide feedback for speech rehearsals.

Web Design

I have a good understanding of the internet, hosting, domains, and websites, including some understanding of HTML and the basics of AJAX based websites. Moreover, I have a consumer-facing website for my own business that is optimized for engagement, accessibility, and search engine optimization (SEO).

I work with the WIX platform.

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Psychology, Public Affairs
University of San Diego, School of Law
J.D.

Education

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) (Psychology, Public Affairs)

University of San Diego, School of Law (J.D.)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 5 hours notice required

Travel policy

Harvey will travel within 6 miles of Cambridge, MA 02140.

Background Check Status for Harvey Z.

Harvey Z. passed a background check on 3/3/15. The check was ordered by Harvey through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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