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Damon H.

Northampton, MA

$30/hour

English Tutor with Expertise in Writing, Reading and Literature

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Hampshire College
Literature

Education

Hampshire College (Literature)

About Damon

Hello there. I'm a graduate of Hampshire College, a small experimental interdisciplinary school located in Amherst, who concentrated in literature and critical theory

I have experience tutoring 2nd graders in all subjects, as well as experience as a teacher's assistant (Introduction to Comparative Literature) at the college level. On occasion I would lead class discussions and deliver presentations when the professor could not make it to class or had to leave early. I am particularly good at writing essays, and greatly enjoyed my time helping students figure out how to decide on topics and theses, and formulate cogent arguments.

I believe the key to becoming a good writer and reader is to engage with topics you love, and to focus more on questions than answers. I value saying as much with as few words as possible, constructive criticism, elegant and fluid prose, drafting and editing, and good syntax.

I would be happy to tutor both struggling students who need extra help and advanced students who want to go further into their studies.
Hello there. I'm a graduate of Hampshire College, a small experimental interdisciplinary school located in Amherst, who concentrated in literature and critical theory

I have experience tutoring 2nd graders in all subjects, as well as experience as a teacher's assistant (Introduction to Comparative Literature) at the college level. On
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Policies
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Northampton, MA 01060
In-person lessons
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
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading,
Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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English

I have a B.A. in literature and critical theory, including experience as a teacher's assistant for professor. Proper syntax and grammar are two of my greatest values as a writer.

Literature

I completed a 50-page senior thesis on the works of Thomas Pynchon and Vladimir Nabokov. I have a B.A. in literature and critical theory, and served as a teacher's assistant to a professor of literature. I'm well read in the classics, but am especially fond of modern authors.

Reading

I have a B.A. in literature and critical theory, and experience as a reading tutor for 2nd graders and college-level teaching assistant. I'm also familiar with government approved teaching strategies in writing and reading. I believe in adapting these plans to individual students, choosing writing and reading material that fits their interests and gives them something they can easier care about.

On my own time, I try to read at least one book a week (schedule permitting) whether it's a sci-fi novel, a work of classic literature, or a philosophy book.

SAT Writing

In addition to having a BA in literature, I scored highly on the writing section of the SATs when I took them as a high school student. I've written numerous articles, short stories, and academic essays with close attention paid to my rhetoric, grammar, and syntax. Additionally, I have experience as a TA in college-level literature, which includes experience helping students with their rhetoric, grammar and syntax (both in an official and unofficial capacity).

Writing

In addition to having a BA in Literature- for which I completed a 50-page thesis in literary analysis- I have experience as college level teacher's assistant. I'm also familiar with government approved teaching strategies in writing and reading. I believe in adapting these plans to individual students, choosing writing and reading material that fits their interests and gives them something they can easier care about.

Hampshire College
Literature

Education

Hampshire College (Literature)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Travel policy

Damon will travel within 40 miles of Northampton, MA 01060.