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Ben S.

Stevensville, MI

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BA ~ Grand Valley State University
Communications

Education

BA ~ Grand Valley State University (Communications)

About Ben

As a former writing tutor for Grand Valley State University, I have a full year's worth of experience collaborating with student-aged individuals struggling with their writing or writing process. Just last April, I graduated with a Bachelor's of Arts from GVSU in verbal and written communication. I learned a great deal through my time in college, both academically and in terms of life. I have learned that writing, though fundamentally beautiful, can be quite difficult. Writing is essentially thought transcription - it is transferring thought to paper - and this action is certainly a form of vulnerability. It's never easy to put yourself out there, especially when it's something so personal. As a writing tutor, I've always made it my goal to help students find confidence in their writing. My philosophy on teaching is that, if you can get the student to truly believe that the work that they are participating in is worth while, then they will find value in it themselves. I think this is the most important concept for an aspiring student to grasp.

Progress is a collaborative action that requires the effort and intellect of two or more individuals. To make progress within the field of writing, it is quite important that one makes strides to learn. All in all, I just want to help people learn and grow in a field that means so much to me. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns you may have.

As a Communication Studies major, I have gathered a tremendous amount of comprehension and familiarity working interpersonally with others. I also spent a year employed at the Grand Valley State University Writing Center. This provided me a great opportunity to not only improve my own writing craft, but also experience working with others and acquiring the skills to adapt depending on the individual that I am working with. With my knowledge of and passion for communications and writing, I feel as though I could contribute immensely to any student's journey in learning.
As a former writing tutor for Grand Valley State University, I have a full year's worth of experience collaborating with student-aged individuals struggling with their writing or writing process. Just last April, I graduated with a Bachelor's of Arts from GVSU in verbal and written communication. I learned a great deal through my time in college, Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Stevensville, MI 49127
In-person lessons
English:
Writing

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Writing

- Former writing consultant for Grand Valley State University
- Minor in writing completed April 2016 from Grand Valley State University
- Short story written and accepted into student journal - Fishladder

BA ~ Grand Valley State University
Communications

Education

BA ~ Grand Valley State University (Communications)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Ben will travel within 30 miles of Stevensville, MI 49127.