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Tristan S.

Frederick, MD

$15/hour

M.A. English Instructor for AP English/Essay Composition/Grammar

Background check passed as of 9/12/16
5.0 average from 7 ratings
Very Patient and Understanding
— LaShell, Brunswick, MD on 10/18/16

$15/Hour


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BA San Francisco State University (SFSU)
English
MA San Francisco State University (SFSU): English Literature
Master's

Education

BA San Francisco State University (SFSU) (English)

MA San Francisco State University (SFSU): English Literature (Master's)

About Tristan

I have a Masters and a BA in English from San Francisco State University. I have ten years cumulative experience in tutoring, spanning from homeschooled children to college level English students.

In the past I have worked as a Teachers Assistant for the English department of San Francisco State University; I assisted a class titled Shakespeare's Representative Plays. By proxy, I graded and administered tests (both written and oral), held office meetings, coordinated group discussions, and assisted students with grammar and essay composition. Additionally, I have worked as an English teacher at Central Coast Language Academy, which was an English school for foreigners attending local aeronautics programs at Lockheed Martin and California Polytechnic State University. Presently, I'm an English tutor and substitute teacher for grades 6 through 12.

I specialize in essay writing and proofreading, and I can improve the coherence and cohesion of an essay both at the level of syntax and of the structure of the whole essay.

My personality is some place between quirky and contemplative, and I come from a small coastal town in California (wine country), so I enjoy the outdoors and surfing.
I have a Masters and a BA in English from San Francisco State University. I have ten years cumulative experience in tutoring, spanning from homeschooled children to college level English students.

In the past I have worked as a Teachers Assistant for the English department of San Francisco State University; I assisted a class titled
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Policies

$30 per hour in person.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Frederick, MD 21703
Background Check: Passed

"Very Patient and Understanding"

- LaShell, Brunswick, MD on 10/18/16

"Excellent job"

- Francisco, Arlington, TX on 9/30/16
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Philosophy
Elementary Education:
Grammar

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English

I have 10+ years of educational experience with English--from grammatical parts of speech to theory of literature--and I have been both a teacher and tutor of the English language.

Grammar

I have 10 years of tutoring experience with grammar, from parts of speech to syntax and semantics.

Literature

M.A English Literature, T.A. English Literature: Shakespeare's Representative Plays, English Teacher Central Coast Language Academy

Proofreading

I have around seven years cumulative proofreading experience, from my college days peer editing fellow students to proofreading graduate theses (including my thesis). Additionally, I have proofread student papers for SFSU and CCLA, as well as for the outbound correspondence of a financial institution.

Writing

My M.A. in English Literature was obtained to be qualified to teach composition at the college level, and the degree entailed superior academic writing, especially with the formality of my Master's Thesis. Additionally, I have taught English composition at a language academy for one year to Catalan/Balkan students.

BA San Francisco State University (SFSU)
English
MA San Francisco State University (SFSU): English Literature
Master's

Education

BA San Francisco State University (SFSU) (English)

MA San Francisco State University (SFSU): English Literature (Master's)

Very Patient and Understanding

Tristan was exceptional when helping me with my college application essay. When I did not understand a topic Tristan gave me a detailed explanation of the topic. He helped change my syntax and diction to help get my point across better. I would highly recommend highering Tristan for help in any topic related to English.

— LaShell, Brunswick, MD on 10/18/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $15.00

$30 per hour in person.

Travel policy

Tristan will travel within 20 miles of Frederick, MD 21703.