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Pir R.

Expertise in composition and creative writing

Expertise in composition and creative writing

$35/hour

  • Buffalo, NY 14216

About Pir


Bio

Hi, my name is Pir. Since 2003 I have tutored and taught college-level writing as both a graduate student and an adjunct instructor, in classroom settings and online. I can help you with academic essays--expository, reflective, analytical, persuasive, researched argument, personal statements, etc.--and creative writing--fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction. I focus on four main categories when I critique a piece of writing: 1. Fulfillment of stated goals (accomplishing what the...

Hi, my name is Pir. Since 2003 I have tutored and taught college-level writing as both a graduate student and an adjunct instructor, in classroom settings and online. I can help you with academic essays--expository, reflective, analytical, persuasive, researched argument, personal statements, etc.--and creative writing--fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction. I focus on four main categories when I critique a piece of writing: 1. Fulfillment of stated goals (accomplishing what the assignment requires); 2. Content (subject matter and quality of thinking); 3. Organization (thesis statements, topic sentences, paragraph coherence and unity); Language (grammar, punctuation, mechanics, style, voice).

I strive to establish an interactive and communicative relationship with students or clients, not one that is wholly prescriptive. I see tutoring as a conversation, whether working side-by-side or online, so I give lots of comments and ask lots of questions. I identify errors, ambiguity, weaknesses, and show you ways to revise; I also mark where your writing is improving or already strong. My goal is to help you find clarity and creativity in your writing.

I graduated summa cum laude from Loyola University Chicago (BS, anthropology); was admitted with a Graduate Teaching Assistantship to Virginia Commonwealth University (MFA in fiction) and Georgia State University (PhD in fiction). I've worked as a writing tutor, a freelance editor, and an associate editor for a literary magazine. I've been nominated for writing prizes, granted fellowships, and awarded for excellent teaching. I publish short fiction and non-fiction in literary journals.

Feel free to contact me with any questions!


Education

loyola univ chicago
Anthropology
Virginia Commonwealth Univ
Masters
Georgia State Univ
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $35
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Buffalo, NY 14216
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

Pir hasn’t set a schedule.


Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Grammar

English

English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Writing

Homeschool

English, Writing

Most Popular

English, Writing

Summer

Writing

$35/hour

Pir R.

$35/hour

  • No subscriptions or upfront payments

  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

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