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Maija J.

Newbury, MA

$50/hour

Published Academic for Help with Writing

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Background check passed as of 12/8/14
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$50/Hour


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Manhattanville College
Asian Studies
American University
Master's

Education

Manhattanville College (Asian Studies)

American University (Master's)

About Maija

Hi,
I love to write, and have authored five academic book chapters. I have also written countless academic papers and my MA thesis. I love helping other people learn how to write better, too.

When I tutor, I try to keep the student challenged and interested, while identifying the most powerful steps they can take to improve their writing. I pay equal attention to the structure of the argument and the correct use of English for maximum clarity. I can help you with anything from a fifth-grade paper to a Master's thesis.

I hope to hear from you,
Maija J.
Hi,
I love to write, and have authored five academic book chapters. I have also written countless academic papers and my MA thesis. I love helping other people learn how to write better, too.

When I tutor, I try to keep the student challenged and interested, while identifying the most powerful steps they can take to improve their
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Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Newbury, MA 01951
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In-person lessons
English:
English,
Writing
Computer:
Photography
Language:
Writing
History:
Writing
Elementary Education:
Writing
Business:
Writing

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Drawing

I was raised by an artist and have been drawing since I was a child. In addition, I graduated from a four year program at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where I won the Thomas Aikens prize. Drawing is a large part of their core curriculum. The drawing classes I took at PAFA (each a three hour studio class) included: 4 semesters of figure drawing, 2 semesters of cast drawing, gesture drawing, and perspective. I understand issues like composition, contrast, tone, shadow, reflected light, and form. I would happy to submit drawing samples if necessary.

English

I have published two book chapters and gotten A's on countless graduate-level papers at American University. I am familiar with the special challenges of thesis work. I taught college-level English in China.

Painting

I was raised as an artist and have been drawing and painting since I was young. I graduated from a four year studio art program at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, with a major in painting. While at PAFA, I won both the Lauffer prize and the highly esteemed Thomas Aikens prize. After graduating, I taught mural making for Philadelphia's Mural Arts Program. I understand issues like composition, how to mix colors, how to choose a palette of colors, contrast, light source, perspective, and how to control all of those things to direct the eye through a painting. I am familiar with underpainting, glazing, alla prima painting, issues related to turning the form, and much more. I would be happy to submit sample paintings if required.

Photography

I have 20 years of experience as an amateur photographer and am familiar with all of the operations necessary to create an intentional photograph, including f stop, depth of field, exposure, iso, and white balance, and how manipulating each of these will effect the result. I am further thoroughly conversant in compositional issues including contrast, negative space, directing the eye, mood, lighting, story, and sense of motion and/or time. I have created gorgeous and original photographs in the areas of portraiture, wildlife, and landscape.

Writing

Besides my own MA Thesis, I have published five book chapters that I have written.

Manhattanville College
Asian Studies
American University
Master's

Education

Manhattanville College (Asian Studies)

American University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Maija will travel within 10 miles of Newbury, MA 01951.