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Jim P.

Durham, NC

$40/hour

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UC Berkeley
English
NCCU
Enrolled

Education

UC Berkeley (English)

NCCU (Enrolled)

About Jim

I have been tutoring and writing for many years since I was undergraduate in English at UC Berkeley, where I tutored mainly student athletes. Shortly after that, I worked as a tutor at San Francisco State while I pursued a Graduate degree. What I enjoyed most about my tutoring experience was helping students find academic success, particularly students who had come from challenging situations.

Since then, I’ve been a writer working with some of the world’s best-known consumer brand companies and retailers. I’ve written everything from video scripts and Web content, to brochures, instruction manuals and Trade Show materials.
I am currently pursuing a Master's degree in Speech Pathology at North Carolina Central and have been working at the Speaking and Writing Studio as a writing consultant. I work one-on-one with college students and lead student engagement sessions.

Enough about my experience though. Writing is a process and I am committed to helping each and every student find theirs! Here is my approach in a nutshell:

•I like to create a safe environment so that students feel comfortable to fully participate in activities and to freely express themselves

•I am more of a partner in learning rather than a teacher. I listen more than talk, carefully considering the thinking and expertise of my students

•My focus is on the students’ writing projects rather than my own agenda

•Finally, I love to learn, and a partnership creates learning on both sides. I try to model this love of learning in each meeting!



I have been tutoring and writing for many years since I was undergraduate in English at UC Berkeley, where I tutored mainly student athletes. Shortly after that, I worked as a tutor at San Francisco State while I pursued a Graduate degree. What I enjoyed most about my tutoring experience was helping students find academic success, particularly Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Durham, NC 27707
In-person lessons
English:
English, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Elementary Education:
Reading, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

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UC Berkeley
English
NCCU
Enrolled

Education

UC Berkeley (English)

NCCU (Enrolled)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jim will travel within 10 miles of Durham, NC 27707.