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Tracy G.

English and Writing Tutor: Published, Professional, and Patient

English and Writing Tutor: Published, Professional, and Patient

$85/hour

  • Kensington Brooklyn, NY 11218

About Tracy


Bio

If you are looking for that rare blend of professional credentials, patience, a genuine love of the language arts, and a sense of humor, I may be the ideal tutor for your child.

I am a published author, performance poet, and professional copy editor for the biggest and best publishing houses. This means that writing and reading comprehension are not just things that I teach; I do them every day.

After earning MFA credits in Creative Writing and Literature, I graduated with a Masters...

If you are looking for that rare blend of professional credentials, patience, a genuine love of the language arts, and a sense of humor, I may be the ideal tutor for your child.

I am a published author, performance poet, and professional copy editor for the biggest and best publishing houses. This means that writing and reading comprehension are not just things that I teach; I do them every day.

After earning MFA credits in Creative Writing and Literature, I graduated with a Masters in Teaching and New York State/City certification to teach English at the secondary school (grades 6 - 12) level. I am particularly comfortable and experienced in working with this age group, and devote thorough, one-on-one attention toward improving their writing and reading skills in English, Social Studies, and any other required class or elective that requires writing and reading. This includes the SAT and the frequently dreaded college entrance essay.

I also teach students an often overlooked skill: how to proofread their work and effectively organize their thoughts.

I have designed several enjoyable exercises to help students overcome their fear or dislike of writing. Interestingly, these same exercises also benefit students who have a natural aptitude for creative writing! I absolutely welcome students who have a special interest in writing fiction or poetry, because creativity is often overlooked by English teachers who must constantly teach to some test or other.

I help students become confident, effective writers and solid readers--not just for school, but for life.


Education

Connecticut College
English
Emerson College (completed 16 MFA credits)
Graduate Coursework
The New School for Social Research
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $85
  • Rate details: I charge an additional $15 for traveling to students outside my 10-mile radius. 2-hr. sessions are $150.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 4 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11218
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

Tracy hasn’t set a schedule.


Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar,

Grammar

As a professional copy editor, I have a great ear for the language that translates into strong grammar skills.
Proofreading

Proofreading

For several years, I have been a freelance proofreader for such major publishing houses as Simon & Schuster, Random House, and Penguin.

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

As a professional copy editor, I have a great ear for the language that translates into strong grammar skills.
Reading,

Reading

Reading is my life. I do not remember learning how to read; it seems I was always reading. I am usually reading at least two books: one that I am copyediting, and the other for pleasure.
Vocabulary

Vocabulary

I believe that the best way to build a solid vocabulary is through regular reading, not rote memorization. However, learning Latin and Greek roots can be a great help.

English

English,

English

I received a BA in English with a concentration in Creative Writing, and NY City/State certification to teach English at the secondary (grades 6-12) level.
Grammar,

Grammar

As a professional copy editor, I have a great ear for the language that translates into strong grammar skills.
Literature,

Literature

I am passionate about literature, having studied it in college and graduate school. Some of my old favorites include The Great Gatsby, 1984, and On the Beach. I also love anything by Philip Roth. I usually feel that the book version is better than the movie version, though not always (e.g., Gone with the Wind).
Proofreading,

Proofreading

For several years, I have been a freelance proofreader for such major publishing houses as Simon & Schuster, Random House, and Penguin.
Reading,

Reading

Reading is my life. I do not remember learning how to read; it seems I was always reading. I am usually reading at least two books: one that I am copyediting, and the other for pleasure.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

I believe that the best way to build a solid vocabulary is through regular reading, not rote memorization. However, learning Latin and Greek roots can be a great help.
Writing

Writing

I have been writing for most of my life, studied creative writing in college and graduate school, have been a featured performer in NYC's thriving poetry scene, and have published fiction (short stories and a novel) and poetry (most recently in First Literary Review-East). I enjoy transmitting my love of writing to students, for clear, effective writing is a skill they will need to have for their entire lives.

Homeschool

English,

English

I received a BA in English with a concentration in Creative Writing, and NY City/State certification to teach English at the secondary (grades 6-12) level.
Reading,

Reading

Reading is my life. I do not remember learning how to read; it seems I was always reading. I am usually reading at least two books: one that I am copyediting, and the other for pleasure.
Writing

Writing

I have been writing for most of my life, studied creative writing in college and graduate school, have been a featured performer in NYC's thriving poetry scene, and have published fiction (short stories and a novel) and poetry (most recently in First Literary Review-East). I enjoy transmitting my love of writing to students, for clear, effective writing is a skill they will need to have for their entire lives.

Most Popular

English,

English

I received a BA in English with a concentration in Creative Writing, and NY City/State certification to teach English at the secondary (grades 6-12) level.
Reading,

Reading

Reading is my life. I do not remember learning how to read; it seems I was always reading. I am usually reading at least two books: one that I am copyediting, and the other for pleasure.
Writing

Writing

I have been writing for most of my life, studied creative writing in college and graduate school, have been a featured performer in NYC's thriving poetry scene, and have published fiction (short stories and a novel) and poetry (most recently in First Literary Review-East). I enjoy transmitting my love of writing to students, for clear, effective writing is a skill they will need to have for their entire lives.

Summer

Reading,

Reading

Reading is my life. I do not remember learning how to read; it seems I was always reading. I am usually reading at least two books: one that I am copyediting, and the other for pleasure.
Writing

Writing

I have been writing for most of my life, studied creative writing in college and graduate school, have been a featured performer in NYC's thriving poetry scene, and have published fiction (short stories and a novel) and poetry (most recently in First Literary Review-East). I enjoy transmitting my love of writing to students, for clear, effective writing is a skill they will need to have for their entire lives.

$85/hour

Tracy G.

$85/hour

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