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Steve F.

Lakewood, OH

$43/hour

Patient Writing Coach & Award-Winning Editor

Background check passed as of 10/30/13
4.5 average from 2 ratings
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— Khlood, Lakewood, OH on 3/12/16

$43/Hour


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Cleveland State University
Communications

Education

Cleveland State University (Communications)

About Steve

My teaching and coaching philosophy is that each student has unique strengths that he or she can use to improve their writing and speaking. As a tutor, I help my students of all ages discover their strengths so they can reach their goals in a way that seems natural for each individual student. As a result, my students gain confidence from improving their skills and learn they can succeed on their own. In two words, I *teach and coach* my students to success.

My professional background includes award-winning editing, print and online journalism, public relations and marketing communications. I have coached writers of all ages, aptitudes and interests including memoir and book writing, poetry, business communications, public speaking, non-fiction, creative fiction, news reporting, white papers, press releases, essays, report writing, WordPress and blogging.

In addition to writing, editing and coaching, I have training and professional experience in computing, thus I tutor others in basic-to-intermediate computer and internet skills.

My degree is from Cleveland State University, where I majored in Communications with emphasis in the Journalism and Public Relations/Promotional tracks. I have led workshops and been an invited speaker at several Ohio colleges and conferences in the areas of writing, communications and computers.

I make every effort to be flexible with tutoring time. Although I have a 36-hour cancellation policy, I offer make-up sessions without a penalty.
My teaching and coaching philosophy is that each student has unique strengths that he or she can use to improve their writing and speaking. As a tutor, I help my students of all ages discover their strengths so they can reach their goals in a way that seems natural for each individual student. As a result, my students gain confidence from Read more

Policies
Cancellation
36 hours notice required

The $43 hourly rate applies to weekdays. Add $11 for Saturday or Sunday tutoring sessions. My travel time to and from tutoring sessions is included free in my hourly rates.

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Lakewood, OH 44107
Background Check: Passed

"Helpful Tutor"

- Khlood, Lakewood, OH on 3/12/16
Steve replied on 6/22/2016

Khlood, I regret that we could not communicate better what your teacher's requirements were than we were able. I'll accept most of the responsibility for this. I believe that if we had at least a few hours before your paper was due, we would have had a 5-star outcome. Nonetheless, thank you for rating me 4-stars. I wish you good fortune as you progress ahead!

English:
Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Writing
Computer:
General Computer

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Marketing

My marketing expertise is in the area of marketing communications. My degree is in mass media communications, emphasizing persuasive research and public relations. My professional experience is focused on leveraging online marketing and advertising, copy and content development, and running successful email campaigns and social media promotions.

Public Speaking

In addition to coaching, writing and editing for others' speeches, I've taught, lectured and been an encore presenter at several local and national conferences. My early training included Toastmasters and a Public Speaking class in college. Later, as president of three different nonprofit and association boards, I made many public presentations for educational, professional and fundraising purposes.

Writing

Steve F. is a writing coach, award-winning ghostwriter and Nonprofit Newswire editor.

He is past president of the Society of Professional Journalists, Cleveland Chapter, and of the Association of Railway Communicators based in Washington D.C.

Steve F. has passed WyzAnt's background check and is qualified in tutoring students in Writing.

Cleveland State University
Communications

Education

Cleveland State University (Communications)

Helpful Tutor

He tried hard to meet what I need, but he did not understand what I want especially the research questions, which were the most important part of any research. But, I really appreciated him, Thank you.

— Khlood, Lakewood, OH on 3/12/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $43.00

Cancellation: 36 hours notice required

The $43 hourly rate applies to weekdays. Add $11 for Saturday or Sunday tutoring sessions. My travel time to and from tutoring sessions is included free in my hourly rates.

Travel policy

Steve will travel within 40 miles of Lakewood, OH 44107.