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Pir R.

Buffalo, NY

$35/hour

Expertise in composition and creative writing

$35/Hour


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loyola univ chicago
Anthropology
Virginia Commonwealth Univ
Master's
Georgia State Univ
PhD

Education

loyola univ chicago (Anthropology)

Virginia Commonwealth Univ (Master's)

Georgia State Univ (PhD)

About Pir

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!
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 Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Buffalo, NY 14216
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar

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Approved subjects

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loyola univ chicago
Anthropology
Virginia Commonwealth Univ
Master's
Georgia State Univ
PhD

Education

loyola univ chicago (Anthropology)

Virginia Commonwealth Univ (Master's)

Georgia State Univ (PhD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Pir will travel within 10 miles of Buffalo, NY 14216.