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Bridgette P.

English Grad Tutoring Reading & Writing

English Grad Tutoring Reading & Writing

$50/hour

  • 559 hours tutoring

About Bridgette


Bio

I've always been drawn to sharing my love of learning with others. I began tutoring in high school and I’ve been working full time as an English tutor since 2015. I double majored in English and Psychology at Clark University, where I graduated summa cum laude in 2013. Since then I’ve worked on hundreds of student papers, particularly in English literature, lit theory, psychology, sociology, research methods, cultural studies, education, poetry, and comparative lit.

Stuck or Just...

I've always been drawn to sharing my love of learning with others. I began tutoring in high school and I’ve been working full time as an English tutor since 2015. I double majored in English and Psychology at Clark University, where I graduated summa cum laude in 2013. Since then I’ve worked on hundreds of student papers, particularly in English literature, lit theory, psychology, sociology, research methods, cultural studies, education, poetry, and comparative lit.

Stuck or Just Starting:
Many times when a client is stuck on a writing assignment, I find that they need only to stop writing and start talking to get their ideas flowing again. One of my favorite parts of being a tutor is taking dictation. It’s always satisfying for me to turn a dead end around by simply asking a few questions and typing my student’s answers as they’re speaking. More often than not, a few minutes of conversation produces an outline or rough draft that disperses all feelings of hopelessness with minimal effort.

For general editing and organization, I like to use google docs or a similar program with students so we can both view and edit the piece at the same time. I’m comfortable citing in both MLA and APA format and I have experience assisting with database research and literature reviews, as well as designing & organizing psychological research. I particularly enjoy literary analysis and I’m happy to assist students with works of any length whether it be for an introductory class or graduate work, from renaissance studies to contemporary literature.

Some of the areas I typically help students with during a lesson include:

Organization & Clarity:
• Establishing a clear thesis with relevant support
• Using transition words & phrases to link paragraphs and ideas
• Supporting claims with close analysis, secondary evidence, and logical reasoning
• Identifying wordy or unclear areas & addressing them with clear, concise language
• Rearranging sentences, paragraphs, or paper segments for better flow
• Correcting informal or imprecise w


Education

Clark University
English

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

English

English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing

Homeschool

English, Reading, Writing

Most Popular

English, Reading, Writing

Science

Psychology

Psychology

I have a B.A. in Psychology from Clark University and over 200 hours experience tutoring at the college level. I'm well-versed in APA format and research methods. I'm also a fast typist and frequently have my students dictate their ideas when they're having difficulty starting a project or organizing a paper.

Summer

Reading, Writing

Examples of Expertise


Bridgette has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 2 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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4.8 (116 ratings)
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Reviews


Great tutor!

Today I met Bridgette for my English lesson, she was very helpful, on time, well prepared, patient, ingenious, good listener, very kind... she was amazing! I live out state but I'd love still working with her so I highly recommend Bridgette.

Jose, 1 lesson with Bridgette

Helpful and patient tutor

She helped Lundon develop ideas and then put them into sentences. Our first lesson with her inspired Lundon quite a bit, which is what we're looking for!

Tiffiniy, 3 lessons with Bridgette

Excellent and thoughtful teacher

As a parent of a 7 grade boy, I have been looking for a ELA teacher who can help my son to improve his writing skills. We also hoped to find a teacher who can inject a good taste in the appreciation of dynamic and beauty of the language. We feel lucky and are very satisfied with Bridgette. She is very patient and motivating. And her teaching approach is systematic while tailored for my son's need. In addition, she is a good communicator to parents, providing a detailed class feedback note after each class... Highly recommended.

Leon, 43 lessons with Bridgette
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$50/hour

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$50/hour

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Contact Bridgette

Response time: 1 hour