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Hayley T.

Gaithersburg, MD

$40/hour

Hayley, Writing and Reading Tutor

5.0 average from 60 ratings
A+ Online Sessions
— Rebecca, Abington, PA on 11/24/16

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Lafayette College
English, Art History
Oregon State University
Master's

Education

Lafayette College (English, Art History)

Oregon State University (Master's)

About Hayley

My English teachers taught me more than Shakespeare; under their guidance I learned how to form and express my own ideas, to listen carefully to the ideas of my classmates and to engage in conversation. I think that every student has the right to realize the value of their contributions, within and beyond the English classroom, and I make it my goal to help students recognize their worth.

I practice active listening. I've found that when given the opportunity, students often reveal interests and strengths that don't make it into tests and papers. During my five years spent as a college writing tutor, I learned to recognize deep reservoirs of inspiration, of individuality, and ask the open-ended questions that encouraged students to tap into these sources themselves. The goal being: develop the student, not just the paper.

Creativity resonates, and some of my most memorable moments as a student were born from an English teacher’s decision to introduce modernism with a painting, or to compare Slaughterhouse Five to Harold and Maude. Just as I have an assortment of interests (film, photography, baking, running, ballet, to name a few) so do my students; I do my best to incorporate these natural attractions into our discussions to make the lessons more effective.

Above all, tutoring is about the student. I look forward to getting to know yours and learning a thing or two, myself.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me for more information.
My English teachers taught me more than Shakespeare; under their guidance I learned how to form and express my own ideas, to listen carefully to the ideas of my classmates and to engage in conversation. I think that every student has the right to realize the value of their contributions, Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Background Check: Passed

"A+ Online Sessions"

- Rebecca, Abington, PA on 11/24/16

"Patient And Organized"

- Sabrina, Germantown, MD on 11/2/16

"Amazing!!!"

- Sarah, Silver Spring, MD on 5/27/14

"Excellent reading teacher"

- Shyam, Bethesda, MD on 1/17/14
Art:
Art History, Film,
Photography, Video Production
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Photography, Video Production
Language:
ESL/ESOL, French
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Film

Within my English major, I concentrated in Film Studies. In addition to analyzing frames, scenes and themes in analytical essays, I have experience with the filmmaking process; I shot and edited (using Final Cut Pro) two short documentaries for a college film class, I created short web videos about the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, and I taught filmmaking at a technology summer camp. I have taken one screenwriting class, so I have a basic knowledge of the screenwriting process.

Lafayette College
English, Art History
Oregon State University
Master's

Education

Lafayette College (English, Art History)

Oregon State University (Master's)

A+ Online Sessions — Hayley is a very knowledgeable and thoughtful tutor. I utilized her online sessions for thesis papers, analysis essays, and compare/contrast assignments. Her guidance and flexibility has eased A LOT of the stress that comes with intense and demanding college courses. Quick responses, quick editing turn-around time, and college "convenient" hours. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! ...

— Rebecca, Abington, PA on 11/24/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Hayley will travel within 15 miles of Gaithersburg, MD 20878.