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Carol O.

Kind but Challenging English and Writing Skills Coach

Kind but Challenging English and Writing Skills Coach

$40/hour

  • 182 hours tutoring

  • Minneapolis, MN 55418


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Response time: 11 hours

About Carol


Bio

Hello! I am a professional writer with over fifteen years of experience in writing, editing, publishing, and marketing. I have taught various subjects to business professionals and students including English pronunciation, grammar, spelling, composition, e-mail/letter writing, MS Office and basic computer and keyboarding skills. I'm familiar with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Scrivener, InDesign, FileMaker Pro, PhotoShop, GarageBand, blog and website design.

I received my MFA in Creative...

Hello! I am a professional writer with over fifteen years of experience in writing, editing, publishing, and marketing. I have taught various subjects to business professionals and students including English pronunciation, grammar, spelling, composition, e-mail/letter writing, MS Office and basic computer and keyboarding skills. I'm familiar with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Scrivener, InDesign, FileMaker Pro, PhotoShop, GarageBand, blog and website design.

I received my MFA in Creative Writing in August of 2009 and I also have a B.S. in Technical Communications. I've worked in both corporate and educational environments. My students describe me as kind but challenging. I like to teach others by focusing on their personal style of learning and how they can relate what they know to the subject matter.


Education

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Technical Writing
University of Nebraska - Omaha
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $40
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 30 miles of Minneapolis, MN 55418
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Adobe InDesign

Adobe InDesign

I've been working with Adobe InDesign (formerly PageMaker) for a number of years. I've used the software to put together workshop materials for a psychological testing company. I've also used it extensively for my own personal newsletters, Christmas cards, flyers and business cards.

Business

Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Computer

Adobe InDesign,

Adobe InDesign

I've been working with Adobe InDesign (formerly PageMaker) for a number of years. I've used the software to put together workshop materials for a psychological testing company. I've also used it extensively for my own personal newsletters, Christmas cards, flyers and business cards.
Macintosh,

Macintosh

I've been working with Macintosh computers for over twenty years. I used to sell Macintosh software and I'm familiar with keyboard functions, shortcuts, and have extensive experience with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, FileMaker Pro, PageMaker, GarageBand, itunes, Microsoft Mail, iPhoto and Safari. I currently use Mac OS X on a MacBook laptop.
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have completed the 12-hour ESL training for tutors through the Minnesota Literacy Council and worked with several ESL students to improve their pronunciation, reading, grammar, spelling and writing skills.
Grammar, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Grammar, Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary

English

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have completed the 12-hour ESL training for tutors through the Minnesota Literacy Council and worked with several ESL students to improve their pronunciation, reading, grammar, spelling and writing skills.
Writing,

Writing

I have many years of experience coaching people with their writing assignments and projects.
English, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary

History

Bible Studies,

Bible Studies

I've read the Bible and participated in Bible Studies for most of my life. I've been able to help college students with their comprehension of Bible passages and related readings.
American History

Homeschool

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have completed the 12-hour ESL training for tutors through the Minnesota Literacy Council and worked with several ESL students to improve their pronunciation, reading, grammar, spelling and writing skills.
Writing,

Writing

I have many years of experience coaching people with their writing assignments and projects.
English, Reading, Study Skills

Language

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I have completed the 12-hour ESL training for tutors through the Minnesota Literacy Council and worked with several ESL students to improve their pronunciation, reading, grammar, spelling and writing skills.

Most Popular

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have completed the 12-hour ESL training for tutors through the Minnesota Literacy Council and worked with several ESL students to improve their pronunciation, reading, grammar, spelling and writing skills.
Writing,

Writing

I have many years of experience coaching people with their writing assignments and projects.
English, Reading, Study Skills

Other

Bible Studies,

Bible Studies

I've read the Bible and participated in Bible Studies for most of my life. I've been able to help college students with their comprehension of Bible passages and related readings.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have completed the 12-hour ESL training for tutors through the Minnesota Literacy Council and worked with several ESL students to improve their pronunciation, reading, grammar, spelling and writing skills.
Study Skills

Special Needs

Study Skills

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have completed the 12-hour ESL training for tutors through the Minnesota Literacy Council and worked with several ESL students to improve their pronunciation, reading, grammar, spelling and writing skills.
Writing,

Writing

I have many years of experience coaching people with their writing assignments and projects.
Reading, Study Skills

Resources

Carol has shared 2 videos, 1 article and 1 file on Wyzant Resources.

Go to Carol’s resources

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.8 (27 ratings)
5 star
(23)
4 star
(3)
3 star
(0)
2 star
(1)
1 star
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Reviews

Tremendous help!

Carol has been a tremendous help to my daughter Isabella. In addition to tutoring, she encourages Isabella to exercise, socialize, and look ahead a few days. Carol will also read with her and help her understand concepts as well as go in depth by asking her questions to make sure she understands what she is reading. We feel blessed to have Carol involved in Isabella’s life.

Tracy, 50 lessons with Carol

What an amazing tutor!

I nearly worked three months with Carol on improving my English pronunciation skills. During the first lessons, Carol paid close attention to my individual learning type. She immediately corresponded to my needs and understood my goals. In Carol I found a perfect support and mentor in order to improve my English speaking and pronouncing skills. She taught me the most common rules and we worked a lot on "mouth choreography" and other creative ways for remembering how to pronounce and spell words in English. After each session Carol created a session-related video for me so that I was able to train, to repeat and to work on the specific rules for the correct pronunciation at home. Carol is a very patient and encouraging teacher. Since my lessons with Carol I communicate with much more clarity and confidence. Thank you so much for your support and individual help to feel successful in reaching my goals. Our intensive work, the exercised rules, and productive practice sessions and even more the created training videos were and still are so valuable for me!

Simone, 17 lessons with Carol

$40/hour

Carol O.

$40/hour

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Response time: 11 hours