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Holly O.

Latham, NY

$40/hour

Writing & Humanities Tutor

5.0 average from 2 ratings

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Sarah Lawrence College, New York
Writing and Liberal Arts
Northwestern University Evanston, IL
Master's

Education

Sarah Lawrence College, New York (Writing and Liberal Arts)

Northwestern University Evanston, IL (Master's)

About Holly

While studying at Northwestern, I had the privilege and pleasure of teaching two Foundations of Screenwriting courses to NU undergraduates. Those first forays into teaching were delightfully challenging, immensely rewarding, and awoke in me a passion for teaching that is on par with my passion for writing. Since completing my MFA studies, I have sought out opportunities that combine these two passions. Thus, for the past 4+ years, I have been self-employed as a tutor.

During my time as a tutor, I have helped pupils as young as eight, and as advanced as Ph.D. candidates. No matter what the assignment, my students and I have worked on their ability to articulate their ideas with proper grammar, syntax and dynamic vocabulary. Meanwhile, we also work together on improving their critical thinking abilities, reading comprehension, research techniques, organization methods, and time-management skills. As an educator, I feel that it is not only my responsibility to assist my students with their current school work, but to hone and cultivate the skills and confidence they will need to succeed on their own in college, the work place, or anywhere else that their dreams may take them.
While studying at Northwestern, I had the privilege and pleasure of teaching two Foundations of Screenwriting courses to NU undergraduates. Those first forays into teaching were delightfully challenging, immensely rewarding, and awoke in me a passion for teaching that is on par with my passion for Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Latham, NY 12110
Background Check: Passed
Art:
Film
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar,
Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Film

My Bachelor's degree from Sarah Lawrence is in Liberal Arts; however, my concentrations were in Screenwriting and Film History, meaning that I took at least one class in at least one of those subjects every semester for all four years. Also, my MFA from Northwestern is in Writing for the Screen & Stage, and the curriculum included heavy analysis of films, television shows, and plays. Moreover, I taught Foundations of Screenwriting for two quarters as part of my MFA program at Northwestern.

Grammar

"Grammar Snobs Are Great Big Meanies!" That's the title of my favorite grammar book, and let's be real here, we all know it's true. On the other hand, a thorough knowledge and handling of English grammar is essential in today's world no matter what your interests. With it comes an ability to articulate one's self, and communicate effortlessly with people from all social strata. I am passionate about the sanctity of the English language, but I remember not to be a meanie about it!

Sarah Lawrence College, New York
Writing and Liberal Arts
Northwestern University Evanston, IL
Master's

Education

Sarah Lawrence College, New York (Writing and Liberal Arts)

Northwestern University Evanston, IL (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Holly will travel within 30 miles of Latham, NY 12110.