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Zaira R.

Helping students and peers since I was a high school freshman

Helping students and peers since I was a high school freshman

$45/hour

  • Steubenville, OH 43952

About Zaira


Bio

My love for teaching English came slowly, and then all at once. I should have realized when I got a near perfect score on the writing and reading sections of my SAT that I would become a teacher. I learned of my love for grammar, and English reading/writing in general, freshman year of college when my mathematics major friend asked me to edit his paper, and I was up until 3am, giddy with excitement at how fun it was to edit the paper. I changed my major to English writing the next day. As...

My love for teaching English came slowly, and then all at once. I should have realized when I got a near perfect score on the writing and reading sections of my SAT that I would become a teacher. I learned of my love for grammar, and English reading/writing in general, freshman year of college when my mathematics major friend asked me to edit his paper, and I was up until 3am, giddy with excitement at how fun it was to edit the paper. I changed my major to English writing the next day. As time went on, I tutored students in the writing lab while I was studying abroad in Austria, and was offered a student job as copy editor of the university's newspaper when I returned to the main campus. I have worked with students of all learning styles and personal focuses - whether you find yourself preferring math and hating English, or loving health class and just want to become a better writer, I can help you as I have many others!

What I love about tutoring in my experience with friends, classmates, and other students is helping someone learn how to express themselves in a way they couldn't before. Too often students hear only where they go wrong in their writing and become convinced they cannot write at all. I disagree. I believe with the right positive reinforcement, the correct amount of appropriate correction, and a willingness to learn, anyone can exponentially increase the quality of their writing. A stickler for grammar and flow, I will not allow anything sub-par to hold a student back. Tutoring and teaching is the best way I can help turn uncertain students into personally convicted writers. I personally believe the best teachers are the ones who empower their students and help them discover their own voice.

I specialize in English writing and grammar. I also have done personal focuses in poetry and editing in traditional style grammar, as well as AP style grammar, throughout my undergraduate degree. Because of this, I work on all aspects of writing when working through essays. Likewise, I understand critical reading because of a deep understanding of literature and good writing. I can tutor for SAT English writing and critical reading, grammar, MLA and APA style citations, Literature, and English as a general language.

Thank you for considering me as a tutor, and I encourage you to contact me for more information, specifics, and to see if I will be able to provide what you need. I am also willing to do a free consultation/interview if that would make you more comfortable.


Education

Franciscan University of Steubenville
English Writing
Franciscan University of Steubenville
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Policies

  • Hourly rate: $45
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Steubenville, OH 43952
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar,

Grammar

I have been able to correct grammar even before I knew the reasons why that comma didn't go there, and you really shouldn't use "that", you should use ", which..." Since then, I have taken courses on grammar both as a teaching method and in news editing. I have also had practice in tutoring for essays. I was copy editor for my university's news paper as well.
ESL/ESOL

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

I have been able to correct grammar even before I knew the reasons why that comma didn't go there, and you really shouldn't use "that", you should use ", which..." Since then, I have taken courses on grammar both as a teaching method and in news editing. I have also had practice in tutoring for essays. I was copy editor for my university's news paper as well.
Vocabulary

English

Grammar,

Grammar

I have been able to correct grammar even before I knew the reasons why that comma didn't go there, and you really shouldn't use "that", you should use ", which..." Since then, I have taken courses on grammar both as a teaching method and in news editing. I have also had practice in tutoring for essays. I was copy editor for my university's news paper as well.
ACT English, English, ESL/ESOL, Literature, Vocabulary, Writing

Homeschool

English, ESL/ESOL, Writing

Language

ESL/ESOL

Most Popular

English, ESL/ESOL, Writing

Music

Music Theory

Other

Cosmetology,

Cosmetology

I have been a Mary Kay consultant in the past year. During that time I passed certifications regarding colors, foundations, and specifics such as eye or mouth shape manipulation. I have also done makeup for proms, weddings, daily use, and date nights. I have also conducted many makeup consultations, giving instruction on skin care, how to do makeup, and why certain products are use.
ESL/ESOL

Summer

ESL/ESOL, Writing

Test Preparation

ACT English

$45/hour

Zaira R.

$45/hour

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  • Only pay for the time you need

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