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Joe C.

Bronx, NY

$30/hr

Letter-Perfect Writing Tutor/Brown University, MFA

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Very quick at getting back and gives great advice regarding your writing.
— ANA PAULA, Toms River, NJ on 6/15/15

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Bennington College
Literature
Brown University
Master's

Education

Bennington College (Literature)

Brown University (Master's)

About Joe

For the past four years, I have taught a 3-week intensive class at Brown University's Summer Program. In this course, I helped students gain a firmer grasp on grammar, sharper revision skills, and a greater command of language. It was a great pleasure to see the leaps and bounds my students made in their speed, strength, and authority as writers.

Before arriving at Brown, I worked for a number of years as a proofreader, copyeditor and fact-checker at dozens of publishing and advertising firms throughout Manhattan. I have done freelance editing work for Scholastic, J. Crew, Allworth Press, Black Enterprise magazine, and Early Childhood Today. My fiction has been published in many literary journals; one of my stories was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

As a tutor, I work hard at tailoring my instruction to whatever area the student needs the most assistance in. I believe in giving as much positive reinforcement as possible; guiding a student toward finding their own voice and individual style is one of the great rewards of teaching.
For the past four years, I have taught a 3-week intensive class at Brown University's Summer Program. In this course, I helped students gain a firmer grasp on grammar, sharper revision skills, and a greater command of language. It… Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Bronx, NY 10462
In-person lessons

"Very quick at getting back and gives great advice regarding your writing. "

- ANA PAULA, Toms River, NJ on 6/15/15
English:
ACT English, English,
Grammar, Literature,
Proofreading,
Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Art:
Theatre
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
English,
Reading, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, College Counseling,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
College Counseling,
Grammar, Proofreading,
Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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College Counseling

I have an MFA from Brown University, and I have taught over a dozen writing courses for Brown's Continuing Studies and Pre-College program. I have helped many students (both adults and teenagers) with their admission essays for undergraduate and graduate programs. I've thoroughly reviewed their writing and given them specific tips as to how to edit and tailor their personal statements, while making sure they maintain their point of view and individual writing style. Though we may go through various drafts together, it's always a pleasure to hear, months later, that they've gained admittance to the school of their choice.

English

I have an MFA in Writing (Fiction/Poetry/Playwriting) from Brown University and have had my creative writing published in a handful of literary journals.

Literature

I have a master's from Brown University in writing and literature and have tutored high school and undergraduate students, assisting them with their papers and writing assignments.

Proofreading

I have over 10 years' experience working as a proofreader/copyeditor for several publishing, advertising, and financial companies.

I have an MFA from Brown University, a strong editorial background, and am fluent in both AP style and Words Into Type. I am comfortable working with MS Word (track changes) and Adobe Acrobat/InDesign. I am quick, efficient, and highly skilled at spotting typographical errors, consistency and formatting issues, and dropped text. I've proofread (both digitally and in print): essays, personal statements, websites, and highly technical journals and texts.

Theatre

I am member of the stage actor's theater union (EQUITY), and film and television union as well (SAG/AFTRA), and have worked Off-Broadway and in film and television. I have a master's degree from Brown University. I have trained at the Uta Hagen Studio in Manhattan, and at the Paradise Theater as well.

Writing

I have an MFA from Brown University, and I have taught over a dozen writing courses for Brown's Continuing Studies and Pre-College program. I have helped many students with their essays for specific college courses, and for admittance to undergraduate and graduate programs. I've thoroughly reviewed their writing and given them specific tips as to how to edit and tailor their prose, while making sure they maintain their point of view and individual writing style.

Bennington College
Literature
Brown University
Master's

Education

Bennington College (Literature)

Brown University (Master's)

Very quick at getting back and gives great advice regarding your writing. — Taught me how to add more about my future and what I want to learn into my paper. He helped me complete my personal statement. ...

— ANA PAULA, Toms River, NJ on 6/15/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $30.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Joe will travel within 25 miles of Bronx, NY 10462.

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