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Erik A.

Frederick, MD

$40/hour

Arming Students to Defeat English Papers Since 2011

In-person lessons
10+ Hours
Background check passed as of 6/22/14
5.0 average from 18 ratings
Excellent Methods of teaching
— Steven, Frederick, MD on 5/16/16

$40/Hour


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Bucknell University
English
University College Dublin
Master's

Education

Bucknell University (English)

University College Dublin (Master's)

About Erik

Armed with an M.A. in English literature from the flagship campus of Ireland’s university system, I’ve taught students how to defeat the dreaded English paper since 2011. As a part-time English instructor myself, I can help you mold your own original thoughts to fit your teacher’s strict formal requirements for organization, sentence structure, grammar, and more. I will lead you through the best approaches to literary texts and research material by breaking them into their most basic elements. When all of the information is laid in front of you in a language that you understand, you can use the pieces to form your own hierarchy of ideas that will easily translate into whatever level of organization your teacher asks of you.

I have worked with students from grades seven through college to improve writing and reading comprehension, but I specialize in helping students who experience difficulty transitioning into the higher levels of writing. I walk students through the new expectations step by step with comparison examples until they have enough practice to succeed on their own.

For new clients, I'd like to schedule an initial hour-long assessment session and then discuss future needs with the student and parents. In some cases, such as help with a specific project, like a college admission essay, only one session may be necessary. I prefer to meet in whatever public library is conveniently located near the student, but I would also be happy to conduct tutoring sessions over Skype or FaceTime.
Armed with an M.A. in English literature from the flagship campus of Ireland’s university system, I’ve taught students how to defeat the dreaded English paper since 2011. As a part-time English instructor myself, I can help you mold your own original thoughts to fit your teacher’s strict formal requirements for organization, sentence structure, Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Frederick, MD 21703
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Excellent Methods of teaching"

- Steven, Frederick, MD on 5/16/16

"Off to a great start!!"

- Sheila, Tracys Landing, MD on 8/8/14
Math:
Prealgebra
English:
English,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
College Counseling,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Language:
Reading, Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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College Counseling

I am qualified to provide college counseling to students because I have taught four academic semesters of Eng. 101 at Frederick Community College and worked for a year as a Learning Assistant for the college's Center for Teaching and Learning. Eng. 101 instructors are responsible for a lot of the basic college orientation that first-year students receive, including introducing students to college resources and clarifying academic responsibilities and options. In this capacity, I have counseled students regarding their academic majors and options for transferring to four-year institutions.

As a Learning Assistant, I explained to students what college programs were available to them based on the results of their placement exams or how to improve their results if they were unhappy. I often helped students understand the pros and cons of keeping their original results versus retesting. This task required sensitivity, as I was not always able to provide options that the students found desirable.

English

I hold an M.A. in literature from the University College Dublin and a B.A. in English from Bucknell University. I have served as a substitute teacher in Frederick County Public Schools and as an adjunct English instructor at Frederick Community College.

Writing

I hold an MA in literature from the University College Dublin and a BA in English from Bucknell University. I have served as a substitute teacher in Frederick County Public Schools and as an adjunct English instructor at Frederick Community College.

Bucknell University
English
University College Dublin
Master's

Education

Bucknell University (English)

University College Dublin (Master's)

Excellent Methods of teaching

Erik has a great way to approach to my son's weakness in writing. My son likes the way how Erik teaches him.

— Steven, Frederick, MD on 5/16/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Erik will travel within 40 miles of Frederick, MD 21703.