Experienced and Patient Writing, Literature and Humanities Coach
Experienced and Patient Writing, Literature and Humanities Coach
I have been helping students of all abilities learn how to succeed since 1985. My experience teaching and developing college writing and literature courses, tutoring in a university writing center, helping found another and serving for over a decade as director of an after-school non-profit learning lab providing academic support in all subjects for high school students has enabled me to develop a variety of programs, strategies, courses and workshops designed to help students from all...
I have been helping students of all abilities learn how to succeed since 1985. My experience teaching and developing college writing and literature courses, tutoring in a university writing center, helping found another and serving for over a decade as director of an after-school non-profit learning lab providing academic support in all subjects for high school students has enabled me to develop a variety of programs, strategies, courses and workshops designed to help students from all walks of life succeed. With special expertise in writing, literature, language and the humanities, I understand that the best learning results from patient coaching and clear instruction rather than judgmental criticism.
As an academic coach, my goal is to develop independent learners. I help students understand how to approach projects and assignments so that their success with one challenge can lead to success with new tasks. My students learn to understand clearly what assignments are asking them to do and to organize their notes, classroom materials and study strategies to anticipate exactly what will be on the test. I love to see my students develop confidence and build a set of tools they can use in school, on the job and in life.
As a college professor I have taught students of all abilities, from struggling basic writers and English as a second language students to advanced literature scholars. Having studied Latin, Germanic, Romance and Celtic languages and literatures, I understand how to use language to create great writing. As a long-time writing teacher, my superpowers are organizing, revising, editing and proofreading--all practical skills any student can learn to do well. Because I have written tests and other academic assessments, I understand from the inside how to best anticipate and to prepare for them.
Please contact me to learn more and to schedule customized lessons from a writing, language and literature expert. During regular business hours, you can expect a prompt response.
Wonderful tutor, great to work with
We highly recommend Steven for tutoring in English: writing, editing reading comprehension, literature. He is superb! Steven has worked with our high school son and on occasion our college daughter. He has helped with all kinds of writing for different classes, English, vocabulary, grammar, SAT, ACT, college admission essays, presentations, editing, resumes, building self confidence and more. Spending many hours with Steven, in person, on the phone, and online, we can vouch for his excellent character as he is kind, patient, knowledgeable, honest, dependable, and really takes an interest in his clients. He has gone the extra mile for our son. We have used many tutors over the years and Steven by far surpasses all of them. He has gone beyond our expectations. Our son who always hated writing and English said, "Writing is fun." and "I've learned more this semester from Steven than in all my years of school in English." Steven has made himself completely available to our children 24/7 and they feel extremely comfortable calling on him. Our children will continue to call on Steven for help through college and through their journey in life.John, 143 lessons with Steven
Extremely Knowledgeable and capable tutor/teacher
He helped me raised my English ACT score from a 22 to a 34. He is an amazing teacher and very professional in all aspects. I have a lot of positives I could say, but I would rather just let the numbers do the talking.Melissa, 10 lessons with Steven
My daughter has taken Eight lessons from Steven and so far so good. My daughter says that she learns a lot from revising her own writing under Steven’s instructions. I also want to thank Wyzant for letting my daughter have the chance to learn from such an excellent tutor.Eileen , 34 lessons with Steven
STEVEN is cute
I love steven he has great stories, funny accents, and is an awesome person. Also very talented and passionate. Steven and I have been working on English essays and SAT and he helped me score over 600 on the English section of SAT and I have started really enjoying the writing process. -KellerJanine, 69 lessons with Steven
My son isn't a big fan of English class but has enjoyed his time with Steven. He's finally gaining an understanding of how to properly write an essay and how to express his thoughts. I appreciate the literal line-by-line approach of working through a writing session. My son who was apprehensive in the beginning now looks forward to his lessons.Kimberly, 20 lessons with Steven
Knowledgeable and professional tutor!
Steven did an excellent job as an academic coach and tutor for my son. He immediately was able to assess his needs and guide him appropriately on an assignment that he was struggling with.Jenn, 43 lessons with Steven
Steven is a wonderful English tutor. He has helped both of my children with writing, vocabulary, and grammar. His knowledge has made a remarkable difference in their school work.Amy, 70 lessons with Steven
In my first meeting with Steven as we kick off a more thorough and in-depth course of study, he very effectively summarized the high points of literary history necessary to get me current to our starting point. With simple detail and choice language he not only covered significant substantive ground, he made the lesson interesting and memorable. I'm sort of snobby and I was very impressed. I am looking forward to working with him much more.Lindsay, 13 lessons with Steven
Knowledgable and caring.
Steven is an amazing tutor. His individual lessons blend together to provide an overview on the building blocks of writing. His analysis and examples help my son understand how his own voice can be found and put down on paper.Jonathan, 19 lessons with Steven
My daughter was happy after her first lesson with Steven. He is enthusiastic and encouraging. He takes her interests into account for his lesson plan. I am glad that my daughter has the chance to learn with StevenTram, 36 lessons with Steven
Response time: 41 minutes