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Joseph M.

Albany, NY

$40/hour

Full-time lecturer at the U of Albany in the writing program

$40/Hour


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St. Joseph's College, NY
English
Hofstra University
Master's
University of Arkansas
PhD

Education

St. Joseph's College, NY (English)

Hofstra University (Master's)

University of Arkansas (PhD)

About Joseph

I've been teaching composition and literature for ten years now--it never gets tiring. The truth is that I've always enjoyed the concept of transferring knowledge. It's exciting to see a student begin to understand a difficult concept. As a full-time lecturer in the Writing & Critical Inquiry program at the University at Albany, I am specially trained to help students learn to write more clearly and precisely. Every student, however, does not achieve the same goals in the same time. It is important that each student be treated independently, and for each student to have independent goals. This is especially important when tutoring. It is for this reason that I have established a clear approach for tutoring writing and critical thinking that is based upon the skills and goals for the student.

The first step in tutoring is to establish what the student already knows and what he or she does particularly well. This helps to reinforce the positive traits so that they do not get lost along the way. Secondly, we identify the areas where the student needs additional practice and instruction. Thirdly, we create a schedule for specific lessons that will help address these needs, reinforcing good habits along the way. Finally, we test along the way. It is one thing for an individual to cram for a big test at the end of a time period; it's another thing for a student to actually retain information. Therefore, each tutoring lesson ends with a review and brief test to help establish the information. If necessary, some additional work is given for extra practice at home.



Writing, grammar, communication skills, literature analysis, critical thinking skills, editing

My knowledge, experience, and patience is what makes me an effective teacher. I look forward to working with your son or daughter in crafting a plan to help him or her achieve his or her goals.
I've been teaching composition and literature for ten years now--it never gets tiring. The truth is that I've always enjoyed the concept of transferring knowledge. It's exciting to see a student begin to understand a difficult concept. As a full-time lecturer in the Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Albany, NY 12203
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar

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Approved subjects

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St. Joseph's College, NY
English
Hofstra University
Master's
University of Arkansas
PhD

Education

St. Joseph's College, NY (English)

Hofstra University (Master's)

University of Arkansas (PhD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Joseph will travel within 10 miles of Albany, NY 12203.