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Debra K.

Clayton, NC

$50/hour

Supportive English/Writing Tutor Elementary/AP High School/College

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 8/24/12
5.0 average from 1 ratings

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Portland State University
English

Education

Portland State University (English)

About Debra

Hello and Welcome Students!

Are you an elementary, high school, or college student struggling with writing? Do you have trouble coming up with thesis ideas, or panic at the thought of putting words to a blank screen? Do you sometimes experience test anxiety, or find yourself getting “stuck” while writing? I am an experienced tutor with a B.A. degree in English, who specializes in assisting students with high school and college level writing, grammar, vocabulary, literature analysis, critical thinking, and SAT/ACT test preparation. As a published writer and editor, my goal as a tutor is to help you become a better student by supporting your individual needs, while building on your strengths, rather than focusing solely on your weaknesses. I am also a friendly, supportive, and patient tutor who values open communication, collaborative interaction, and a good sense of humor, to create a positive learning environment that fosters your continued growth and development in writing. I usually work with students at public libraries, college libraries, and through Skype for your convenience. I am also available for emergency proofreading services to ensure that your papers are perfect before submission.

Along with a persnickety and ornery cat, I live with my family in the Triangle, and serve students in the greater Triangle to improve their skills in the following areas:

Academic Writing Support:

Develop writing and composition skills
Improve grammar and sentence structure
Boost vocabulary and spelling
Strengthen reading comprehension
Analyze literature (high school and college level)
Create thesis and all phases of research paper development
Increase confidence and knowledge

Test Preparation Support:

SAT
ACT
GED

Format Review:

MLA and APA citation and formatting guidelines
Other Services
AP honors papers
Senior projects and presentations
Hello and Welcome Students!

Are you an elementary, high school, or college student struggling with writing? Do you have trouble coming up with thesis ideas, or panic at the thought of putting words to a blank screen? Do you sometimes experience test anxiety, or find yourself
Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Clayton, NC 27520
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
GMAT, GRE

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ESL/ESOL

Certified ESL Tutor - Wake County Literacy Council. Skilled in communicating with non-native speakers. Assistance provided with resumes, job applications, GED programs,and college prep.

Portland State University
English

Education

Portland State University (English)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Debra will travel within 40 miles of Clayton, NC 27520.