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Jim P.

Durham, NC

$40/hour

Personalized and effective tutoring for all your writing needs

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$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 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.

Approved subjects

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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.