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Colleen W.

Smithtown, NY

$30/hour

Experienced Writing and ESL Tutor

$30/Hour


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Assumption College
English
Western Connecticut State University - Professional Writing
Master's

Education

Assumption College (English)

Western Connecticut State University - Professional Writing (Master's)

About Colleen

I've worked in the field of English and writing for over 20 years as a newspaper reporter, magazine writer, editor, proofreader, writing tutor and ESL instructor.

ESL
I've taught beginner through advanced ESL students. I customize my sessions based on your goals. Some goals my former students have worked towards (though we're not limited to these):
*Learn to understand and speak English
*Improve English reading and/or writing skills
*Learn the vocabulary and conversation skills needed for their jobs
*Master knowledge and skills needed to pass the US Citizenship and various other tests

Writing/Proofreading/Editing
I help organize and proof term papers, theses, resumes and works of fiction and non-fiction. Every person's needs are different, so together we'll see where you're at and assess what help you need. I can provide guidance and support on organizing, writing, and/or editing your material. I believe in positive and encouraging feedback,and always want my to students feel comfortable sharing their work and asking questions!

About Me: I hold a B.A. in English from Assumption College, an MFA in Professional Writing from Western Connecticut State University, and a TESOL certification from Rennert SIT. I moved to Long Island four years ago, and live in Smithtown with my husband and 6-year-old daughter. I work part-time for a local elementary school and freelance write for regional parenting magazines.

Please contact me for more information, or to schedule a session. I hope to work with you!
I've worked in the field of English and writing for over 20 years as a newspaper reporter, magazine writer, editor, proofreader, writing tutor and ESL instructor.

ESL
I've taught beginner through advanced ESL students. I customize my sessions based on your goals. Some goals my former students have worked towards (though we're not
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Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required

ESL Conversational groups $10 per person, targeted to your groups' needs.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Smithtown, NY 11787
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Proofreading,
TOEFL,
Writing
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL, TOEFL

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Proofreading

As a writing tutor in a small college's Academic Support Center, I helped students brainstorm content and organize thoughts so that they were confident writing their papers. I also proofread and edited papers for grammar, clarity, good flow and content.

TOEFL

I hold a certification from Rennert SIT in Teaching English as a Second Language. I've taught beginner through advanced small and large group classes, along with Civics courses. I focus on speaking, listening, reading and writing English skills.

Writing

Professional freelance writer and editor with an MFA in Professional Writing and TESOL certification. My 20 years of experience includes working as a newspaper reporter, newsletter editor, magazine writer and editor, and college writing tutor.

Assumption College
English
Western Connecticut State University - Professional Writing
Master's

Education

Assumption College (English)

Western Connecticut State University - Professional Writing (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

ESL Conversational groups $10 per person, targeted to your groups' needs.

Travel policy

Colleen will travel within 20 miles of Smithtown, NY 11787.