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Emma K.

Brooklyn, NY

$60/hour

Enthusiastic and Knowledgeable English, Grammar, and Writing Tutor

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$60/Hour


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Swarthmore College
Classical Studies

Education

Swarthmore College (Classical Studies)

About Emma

My whole life, I have been surrounded by exceptional teachers, mentors, and educators. These people have not only taught me, but have inspired me to love learning, and to love helping others to learn. As a graduate of Swarthmore College, I know just how amazing the payoff for hard work and dedication can be.

I have been a tutor since I was in high school, a passion which culminated in college. I spent all four years at Swarthmore working as a Writing Associate (WA). WAs are specially trained tutors who help students with their writing - from grammar to high level content - and to guide them through the process of engaging with ideas and creating new work. I loved working with my peers, helping them to achieve their goals and understand the material they were working with. I am absolutely dedicated to helping my tutees, and enjoy the process immensely.

My time as a WA, my lifelong commitment to literature, and my experience as a Classical major uniquely qualify me as a writing and English tutor. I am trained in the elements of grammar, the scope of literature, how to understand books (whether they be modern, ancient, or in translation), and the building blocks of writing.

Looking forwards to hearing from you, working with you, and helping you to achieve your goals!
My whole life, I have been surrounded by exceptional teachers, mentors, and educators. These people have not only taught me, but have inspired me to love learning, and to love helping others to learn. As a graduate of Swarthmore College, I know just how amazing the payoff for hard work and dedication can be.

I have been a tutor since I
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11215
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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English

I have four years of experience tutoring in writing, which often focused on English literature. Moreover, I have extensive education not just in Classical literature, but in English literature as a whole - from Shakespeare to Alice Walker. I have a breadth of experience and education in English that comes from years of study, appreciation, tutoring, and absorption.

Grammar

I was a Classical studies major, which means I learned both Greek and Latin. In doing so, I was given the opportunity to delve deep into grammatical structures in those languages, as well as in English. I also spent four years as a writing tutor, covering not just structure and content, but grammatical issues as well.

Literature

My education has been focused on literature - from the early Classics (Aeschylus, Sophocles, Aristophanes) to the more modern ones (Shakespeare, Dante, Achebe, Austen, etc.). I have extensive experience tutoring in literature, helping students to delve deep into the symbolic and ideological underpinnings of great works. I also simply love books, and have spent my life reading everything, from high literature to young adult fiction.

Proofreading

During my time as a writing associate at Swarthmore, I gained tremendous experience proofreading pieces of writing. I am well acquainted with several citation styles, having taking a pedagogical course in writing tutoring. I have also developed methods for demonstrating why certain rules exist and how they should be implemented. I have a well-trained eye for catching errors, and know how to put worries to rest.

Reading

As an avid and dedicated reader, as well as a trained tutor, I have immense experience helping others to read deeply and accurately. My time as a writing associate meant that I had to learn how help others gain skills and confidence at reading. I also spent a great deal of time volunteering at various schools in New York as a reading tutor and homework helper.

Swarthmore College
Classical Studies

Education

Swarthmore College (Classical Studies)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Emma will travel within 10 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11215.