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Zaira R.

Steubenville, OH

$45/hour

Helping students and peers since I was a high school freshman

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Franciscan University of Steubenville
English Writing
Franciscan University of Steubenville
Enrolled

Education

Franciscan University of Steubenville (English Writing)

Franciscan University of Steubenville (Enrolled)

About Zaira

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.
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Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Steubenville, OH 43952
In-person lessons
Music:
Music Theory, Sight Singing
Art:
Cosmetology,
Drawing, Film, Painting
English:
ACT English, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar,
Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, Praxis, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SOL
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Handwriting, Phonics, Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking
Sports/Recreation:
Cooking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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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.

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.

Franciscan University of Steubenville
English Writing
Franciscan University of Steubenville
Enrolled

Education

Franciscan University of Steubenville (English Writing)

Franciscan University of Steubenville (Enrolled)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Zaira will travel within 20 miles of Steubenville, OH 43952.