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Dan P.

Marcellus, NY

$45/hour

Writing, English

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SUNY Purchase College
Creative Writing
Syracuse University, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
Enrolled

Education

SUNY Purchase College (Creative Writing)

Syracuse University, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications (Enrolled)

About Dan

I first came to tutoring as an undergraduate student at SUNY Purchase College. As part of a very selective course in Literature called "Teaching Good Prose," I served as a Teacher's Assistant in a section of College Writing comprised of freshmen in Purchase's Educational Opportunity Program. I was responsible for assisting the instructor in moderating in-class workshops, teaching mini-lessons, holding private student conferences, and tutoring online.

My experience as a TA brought me to the Purchase College Learning Center, where I worked for three consecutive semesters as a Writing Tutor. Though my specialization is in tutoring essays in English and the Humanities (critical lenses; research essays; book, film, theatre reviews; personal essays) I saw a lot of work at Purchase in general proofreading and revising for a variety of academic assignments, in such fields as History, Psychology, Philosophy, and Sociology. My own academic background at Purchase was in Creative Writing. I also hold a minor in Screenwriting.

In the Syracuse area, I have tutoring experience as an employee of both Onondaga Community College and Syracuse University. I currently work for OCC's Educational Opportunity Program as an Academic Tutor II in writing across the curriculum, though I deal mostly with lower-level English coursework. I have worked as a tutor in English 099 for OCC's EOP Summer Bridge Program, designed to transition high school students and future EOPers into college. For this program, I tutored in-class and in group sessions.

At Syracuse University, I am approved to tutor student-athletes in several English and Textual Studies courses. I also have experience as a private English Tutor for middle and high school students. To date, I have tutored students in the Marcellus and Jamesville-Dewitt school districts, dealing mostly with personal reflections, book reports, poetry explications, scholarship applications, and general time management.

I am passionate about the duality of writing: it is equal parts creative and technical. I have worked with many students who struggle with the creative aspects of writing, but pride myself in my ability to teach the writing process as a wholly formulaic thing. I have had success with student writers who find they are stronger in mathematics and science. I can show you the nuts and bolts of English!

Overall, I find tutoring to be extremely rewarding, in that both parties typically walk away having learned something. If a student finds a particular academic task challenging, the tutor is forced to try and conceptualize it, too—and thus in my efforts to help other student writers, I find that I am becoming a better writer myself. I am encouraging without being demanding. I am patient without being dull. Let's work together.
I first came to tutoring as an undergraduate student at SUNY Purchase College. As part of a very selective course in Literature called "Teaching Good Prose," I served as a Teacher's Assistant in a section of College Writing Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Marcellus, NY 13108
In-person lessons
Art:
Film
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading,
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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English

As I possess a degree in Creative Writing, I have extensive experience in English as an academic field. I have tutored or am approved to tutor courses in English at SUNY Purchase, Onondaga Community College, and Syracuse University.

Film

I am well-read in film theory and history, having taken several elective courses in Cinema Studies -- including Introduction to Film Studies, The City on Film, Arab Cinema, Contemporary Asian Cinema, The Horror Film, and The Writer and the Documentary. I also have a minor in Screenwriting. I have tutored extensively in film and media studies and English at the college level, at SUNY Purchase, Onondaga Community College, and with private clientele. I was recently accepted to the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications for graduate study in Arts Journalism with a concentration in Film and Television.

Grammar

As a student of writing, I have had 4+ years of instruction in grammar at the college level, and more than 6 years at the secondary ed level. I frequently encounter grammar and proofreading issues with students in my professional tutoring experience.

Literature

As a student of Creative Writing, I have taken several courses in Literature, including Adapting Literature for Performance, Satire, and Teaching Good Prose. I have tutored in Literature at SUNY Purchase and Onondaga Community College. I am also an avid reader and have either conducted interviews with or worked professionally alongside notable authors.

Proofreading

As a student of writing, I have had 4+ years of instruction in editing, revising, and general proofreading at the college level, and more than 6 years at the secondary ed level. I frequently encounter grammar and proofreading issues with students in my professional tutoring experience.

Reading

As I possess a degree in Creative Writing, I am well-read in many schools of literature, especially contemporary fiction and some poetry. Critically, I have read a wide range of literature, both fiction and nonfiction, for a variety of courses in my time as a college student. I have tutored for reading-intensive courses at both the high school and college levels, including several English, Reading, and Communications courses at Onondaga Community College as an Academic Tutor II.

Vocabulary

As a writer (with a degree in Creative Writing), I have an expansive vocabulary. As a tutor, I have worked with many high school and college students on issues of diction and syntax in papers of a variety of academic fields -- from English to Philosophy, Psychology, and beyond.

Writing

I hold a Bachelors Degree from SUNY Purchase College in Creative Writing (Fiction), with a minor in Screenwriting. I was also recently admitted to study Arts Journalism, at the graduate level, at Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. In my time at Purchase, I worked both as a Teacher's Assistant in College Writing (as part of a very selective course entitled Teaching Good Prose) and a Writing Tutor. I currently work as an English/Writing Tutor (Academic Tutor II) for Onondaga Community College's Educational Opportunity Program, and am approved to tutor student-athletes in several writing-intensive courses in English and Textual Studies at Syracuse University. I have privately tutored some high school students in English, dealing specifically in the writing of personal essays, research essays, and book reviews.

SUNY Purchase College
Creative Writing
Syracuse University, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
Enrolled

Education

SUNY Purchase College (Creative Writing)

Syracuse University, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications (Enrolled)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Dan will travel within 20 miles of Marcellus, NY 13108.