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Hadrian D.

Friendly and Professionally-Trained Writing Tutor

Friendly and Professionally-Trained Writing Tutor

$36/hour

  • 73 hours tutoring

About Hadrian


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Hey there! I'm Hadrian, a friendly, experienced, and effective tutor. I graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in 2019 with a dual degree in History and Environmental Studies, and a minor in Professional Writing. I scored in the 99th percentile on the ACT (34), graduated college with a 3.94 GPA, and received my year's "Most Outstanding History Department Graduate" award. I love academic and communication work, and can't wait to share what I know with you!

I specialize in written...

Hey there! I'm Hadrian, a friendly, experienced, and effective tutor. I graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in 2019 with a dual degree in History and Environmental Studies, and a minor in Professional Writing. I scored in the 99th percentile on the ACT (34), graduated college with a 3.94 GPA, and received my year's "Most Outstanding History Department Graduate" award. I love academic and communication work, and can't wait to share what I know with you!

I specialize in written communications, and I love teaching it! I received formal training in tutoring Professional and Academic Writing at a top twenty university, and worked there as a communications consultant for two years. In that role, I assisted 250+ students in everything from from oral presentations, college applications, statements of purpose, creative writing projects, cover letters, academic essays, PhD dissertations and more!

How do you use a writing tutor? Frequently and often! Don't worry about where you are in a project -- I often work with clients even before any draft is started, which is something that can pay dividends later. Of course, I also work with clients on scraps, rough drafts, final drafts, and more!

During lessons, my focus is on clarity of writing and structure -- something studies repeatedly show matters more than "grammar" to both readers and writers. Using specific "learnable principles," my lessons in clarity, style, genre, and audience will have a lifelong benefit. I work well with people of all types, and it's my job to make sure the lesson works for you.

Outside of writing, I also provide excellent tutoring in a variety of academic and non-academic subjects, including modern ideas of sustainability, history, reading, test prep, vocab, and more. I draw on my own unusual and expansive education to deliver unique lessons.

Please don't hesitate to contact me with questions! I love working with clients, am happy to answer any questions. I'm looking forward to hearing from you!


Education

Carnegie Mellon University
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Business

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

As a consultant at Carnegie Mellon's Global Communication Center, I regularly assist with preparation for public speaking, including research presentations, pitches, job interviews, speeches, and more. This includes helping with research-backed strategies for slide- and note- design, strategies for adjusting elocution and tempo weaknesses, and general practice help. I specialize in putting people at ease, and received formal training in all this from both the Global Communication Center and a Public Speaking course.

Corporate Training

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

As a consultant at Carnegie Mellon's Global Communication Center, I regularly assist with preparation for public speaking, including research presentations, pitches, job interviews, speeches, and more. This includes helping with research-backed strategies for slide- and note- design, strategies for adjusting elocution and tempo weaknesses, and general practice help. I specialize in putting people at ease, and received formal training in all this from both the Global Communication Center and a Public Speaking course.

Elementary Education

Vocabulary

English

Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

As a consultant at Carnegie Mellon's Global Communication Center, I regularly assist with preparation for public speaking, including research presentations, pitches, job interviews, speeches, and more. This includes helping with research-backed strategies for slide- and note- design, strategies for adjusting elocution and tempo weaknesses, and general practice help. I specialize in putting people at ease, and received formal training in all this from both the Global Communication Center and a Public Speaking course.
Writing,

Writing

I am a experienced and effective writing tutor. As a tutor at CMU's Global Communication Center, I received formal training on how to approach everything from college applications, academic essays, grant proposals, and PhD dissertations, and applied those skills to 100+ clients. As a Teaching Assistant for a class of twenty international freshmen, I also have training and experience on tutoring academic writing for non-native English speakers. And finally, as a Professional Writing minor (professional writing being as opposed to academic writing), I'm fluent in advanced topics like cohesion and coherence, rhetorical grammar, and more.
ACT English, Vocabulary

Homeschool

Writing

Writing

I am a experienced and effective writing tutor. As a tutor at CMU's Global Communication Center, I received formal training on how to approach everything from college applications, academic essays, grant proposals, and PhD dissertations, and applied those skills to 100+ clients. As a Teaching Assistant for a class of twenty international freshmen, I also have training and experience on tutoring academic writing for non-native English speakers. And finally, as a Professional Writing minor (professional writing being as opposed to academic writing), I'm fluent in advanced topics like cohesion and coherence, rhetorical grammar, and more.

Most Popular

Writing

Writing

I am a experienced and effective writing tutor. As a tutor at CMU's Global Communication Center, I received formal training on how to approach everything from college applications, academic essays, grant proposals, and PhD dissertations, and applied those skills to 100+ clients. As a Teaching Assistant for a class of twenty international freshmen, I also have training and experience on tutoring academic writing for non-native English speakers. And finally, as a Professional Writing minor (professional writing being as opposed to academic writing), I'm fluent in advanced topics like cohesion and coherence, rhetorical grammar, and more.

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Writing

Writing

I am a experienced and effective writing tutor. As a tutor at CMU's Global Communication Center, I received formal training on how to approach everything from college applications, academic essays, grant proposals, and PhD dissertations, and applied those skills to 100+ clients. As a Teaching Assistant for a class of twenty international freshmen, I also have training and experience on tutoring academic writing for non-native English speakers. And finally, as a Professional Writing minor (professional writing being as opposed to academic writing), I'm fluent in advanced topics like cohesion and coherence, rhetorical grammar, and more.

Test Preparation

ACT English

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Really kind and helpful tutor for college writing.

Hadrian helped me flesh out the details for an executive summary I had to write. Would recommend to anyone needing a push in the right direction with writing. Very kind person, and talented and able.

Matthew, 1 lesson with Hadrian

Beyond expectations!

Hadrian was awesome!. He is very very friendly! And you will bound with him immediately! This will count a lot in the tutoring session, is like you are having your best friend who guides you and tutors you! If you feel stuck in your academic writing, on how to structure/develop a presentation or in how to deliver a speech, Hadrian is the best tutor you can find!

Mihai, 5 lessons with Hadrian

Knowledgeable and Extremely Helpful!

Hadrian was able to explain how to make my statement of purpose stronger and construct specific paragraphs. He provided me with such crucial feedback, and now I feel like I'm closer to my final draft of my statement of purpose.

Luz, 2 lessons with Hadrian

Outstanding- made learning meaningful

Hadrian provided extensive context to a challenging Environmental Studies college project. He helped break down the reading and information to make it clear and understandable. Hadrian is an excellent tutor and more importantly seems to care about the overall well being of the students he works with. Highly recommended.

Kate, 4 lessons with Hadrian

Really helps explore options and pathways. Enthusiasm is contagious!

Hadrian guides my sons in exploring essay topics, teaches them how to find the "hook", and is inquisitive and friendly while staying on track. He is even helping them with some much needed organizational skills. ISo much better than mom or dad "nagging" to get things done, the boys actually look forward to their sessions with Hadrian. Highly recommended!

Linda, 7 lessons with Hadrian
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$36/hour

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Response time: 2 hours