Academic Prose / College Composition
Academic Prose / College Composition
My interest in working as an academic tutor began after earning an A grade on the first expository essay I wrote as a college freshman. Over ten years later, I submitted an economic research report as a continuing education student. That report reawakened a proclivity for academic prose. From that point on, I pursued all writing roles either as the mentor or as the author. My first tutoring responsibility materialized in the fall of 2009 when I accepted an assignment to tutor freshman...
My interest in working as an academic tutor began after earning an A grade on the first expository essay I wrote as a college freshman. Over ten years later, I submitted an economic research report as a continuing education student. That report reawakened a proclivity for academic prose. From that point on, I pursued all writing roles either as the mentor or as the author. My first tutoring responsibility materialized in the fall of 2009 when I accepted an assignment to tutor freshman English courses. Needless to say, the tutoring sessions became a productive and valuable educational experience.
It is gratifying to meet a student who does not understand the essay requirement and has other equally important and urgent subjects to master, and then leave enlightened and empowered one hour later. I have worked with students who arrive with the task, a weak draft and a deadline; then, leave with a fresh new outlook and a well defined course of direction. The end result is a new educational perspective and an eagerness to return to the writing center they once eluded, whether the next day or years later. This is the episode I encounter hour after hour and day after day. Every student brings a new dilemma that has to be evaluated, restructured and refocused. It is rewarding to be the source of a life changing event.
My long term personal goal has been to educate individuals on academic prose, formal argument and research protocol. I believe that the motivated, broadminded and agile university population is the optimal audience for a writing enthusiast such as I, and that alone has served as my guiding principle. I worked in Princeton for several years after graduating from college and, as such, I would not hesitate to further my commitment as a writing center tutor. I have been a member of four major research organizations and I feel qualified to mentor university students, given the prospect.
I highly recommend Luis. He is very dedicated to helping, is very knowledgeable and flexible. He is always prompt and reliable and has always been on top of any email communication I've had with him.Darlene, 6 lessons with Luis
Flexible and knowledgeable Tutor
Luis is a very good writing mentor. Recommended for assistance with research papers at the college level. He assisted me with the researh and organization of an economics paper.Amy, 1 lesson with Luis
Luis was very helpful and patient. He reviewed portions of my make up test in economics, helped me identify items I did incorrectly and explained why they were wrong.Vera , 1 lesson with Luis
As always, an excellent lesson. Luis always strives to make sure that my son is advancing in his understanding and skills with Spanish. Continuously works on skills my son needs to use in his class.Lisa, 25 lessons with Luis
A great teacher
Writing in paragraphs for an essay has always been challenging for my 2 daughters. However with the guidance of Luis, they are gaining confidence and their writing is becoming more fluid. He does not chat - he gets straight to business.Jennifer, 23 lessons with Luis
A 100% Score
I received a 100% score on my last paper. My professor complimented that she had seen great improvement in my writing since the beginning of the quarter. That was because I engaged Luis as my writing tutor. Thank you, Luis!Maria, 38 lessons with Luis
Luis prepares study guides for 5 novels he read for school. He quickly found my son's strengths and weaknesses and guided him how to write a good essay based on what he got from the books. We are impressed with the Luis' productive and efficient tutoring.Luping, 23 lessons with Luis
Very good English teacher.
Luis is a very good teacher, he is patient and honest when dealing with the student. he has vast experience in writing and guiding students in writing.Divakara, 2 lessons with Luis
A great tutor
He is just an overall great tutor. He is very patient, gives fantastic advice, and is very good at trying to figure what your weakness is and will work with you on it. I would highly recommend to use him.Rohan, 11 lessons with Luis
A step by step teacher
Luis has been, for me, one of the greatest writing teachers of my entire scholastic career. Writing was always a difficult topic for me to fully grasp because it is not a fact subject. By that, I simply mean that two different teachers with the same paper may grade it completely different. Luis, taught me a way to write, that teaches the core fundamentals of writing while still keeping my unique style. Not only does he teach exceptionally well but he has never wasted a moment of any of our time together. I can honestly say he is one of the few teachers that wont try to take up time just to get to the end of a class. this means, if we finish our session early not only will he leave at that time, but he only charges for the time we spent together learning. Because of his teachings not only will I score much higher on the S.A.T writing portion of the test but I will be a much better writer throughout my life.Bob, 53 lessons with Luis