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Cody D.

Cairo, NE

$25/hour

Unconventional and Passionate English/Writing Tutor

Background check passed as of 11/11/15

$25/Hour


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Grand Canyon University
English Education

Education

Grand Canyon University (English Education)

About Cody

I've been in love with the subject of English and all its facets since I was rather young. Reading and writing gave me a renewed sense of purpose. I wanted to become a novelist, but then I realized a couple years ago that teaching was the more noble and rewarding path.

I went to four different high schools in three different states before acquiring my GED. Afterward, I attended Southeast Community College to knock out general education requirements. I transferred a year later to Doane College and withdrew subsequent spring break because I felt that I would perform better in an online environment, which brings me to present day. I am now attending Grand Canyon University through their online program on the road to becoming a high school English teacher.

The way I approach teaching is rather different. I do not condone memorization and regurgitation. Instead, I strive to make my lessons meaningful so that the information is both valued and internalized. I also do not believe in "teaching to the test", as that seriously minimizes any learning potential. My tutor sessions will be geared toward improving the student's ability to learn and utilize the knowledge ascertained.

I specialize in vocabulary, linguistics, creative writing, essay writing, research, literary analysis, and grammar. As an incentive, I would be more than happy to provide instruction in fiction and poetry writing free of charge. If a student or parent is unsatisfied with my tutorship, they will not be charged.

I will ask for feedback from time to time for quality purposes and to ensure that my students are getting the best possible from me as a tutor. While I do have a 12-hour cancellation policy, I will offer makeup classes. For a majority of my sessions, I will tutor online as transportation is not necessarily reliable. However, I will be sure to meet in a quiet, public setting (such as a library) at the request of the student or parent for their convenience.

I've taken many classes for English in particular. I studied linguistics, modern and classical literature, some Shakespeare, and have performed in both theater and speech teams. While I may not have my teaching credentials yet, my passion more than makes up for my lack of experience. If I truly do not know something, I do my best to research that aspect until I am confident of my ability to teach it. I have submitted short stories and poetry to literary magazines and have been published twice.

I also tutored special education students in simple mathematics and writing. I've tutored for general English courses and essay writing. I've been tutoring there since June. Whether it's online or in-person, I will go out of my way to see that my students succeed and achieve their full potential. I have high expectations of all my students, regardless of grade level or educational background.

Please feel free to contact me to learn more and schedule some lessons!
I've been in love with the subject of English and all its facets since I was rather young. Reading and writing gave me a renewed sense of purpose. I wanted to become a Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required

The cost of group rates is prorated based on number of people. Multiple hour lessons are on a case-by-case basis and will be evaluated economically.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Cairo, NE 68824
Background Check: Passed
Art:
Theatre
English:
English, Literature, Public Speaking,
Reading, Vocabulary
Computer:
Linux, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word
Language:
Speech
Elementary Education:
Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Public Speaking

I have taken several public speaking courses, as well as interpersonal communication. I know how to write a speech, and I know how to deliver a speech. I've also been on speech teams, both in high school and in college.

Grand Canyon University
English Education

Education

Grand Canyon University (English Education)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $25.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

The cost of group rates is prorated based on number of people. Multiple hour lessons are on a case-by-case basis and will be evaluated economically.

Travel policy

Cody will travel within 20 miles of Cairo, NE 68824.