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Justin J.

Portland, OR

$37/hour

English Tutor and Proofreader: Critical, Creative Reading and Writing

In-person lessons
5.0 average from 72 ratings
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— Anne, Austin, TX on 4/16/16

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the University of Hull

Education

the University of Hull

About Justin

English language and literature are passions of mine, and my approach to tutoring is to try to inspire the same enthusiasm in pupils. This requires conveying a sense of appreciation for storytelling and awe at the power of the written word. Engagement with texts that will interest students is key.

My tutoring strategy involves helping students realize their own way of understanding and using language. I strive to encourage learners to create their own proper ways of interpreting and expressing ideas and texts, and to feel confident with these.

I was a student of English Literature and Philosophy at the University of Hull in Kingston-upon-Hull, UK, from 2006-2009, and held an International Student Scholarship from 2007-2009. I took my BA with High Honors, near the head of both departments of my joint course, and will happily provide references from my instructors upon request. I look forward eagerly and with positive excitement to hearing from you and setting up a tutoring schedule, and I wish you well until we meet.
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Policies
Cancellation
5 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Portland, OR 97232
In-person lessons

"Amazing Tutor"

- Anne, Austin, TX on 4/16/16

"Awesome tutor!"

- Rain, Austin, TX on 9/10/15

"Highly recommended"

- Irene, Austin, TX on 3/28/12
Math:
Elementary Math
Test Preparation:
Common Core
Elementary Education:
Common Core, Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Grammar,
Handwriting, Reading,
Study Skills, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

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English

English language and literature are my passions, and my approach to teaching the subject is to try to inspire the same enthusiasm in my pupils.

Grammar

Grammar defines the rules for structuring words to attain meaningful and sensible expression.

Literature

The literary studies that I undertook at university encompassed critical inquiry into classical, monumental texts, their contents, and the contexts in which they were written. This fostered development of skills and familiarity with principles, which I now teach others so that they can learn to understand and appreciate whatever they read.

Proofreading

My experience in proofreading includes academic and professional double-checking and rereading with eyes towards spelling, grammar, and overall flow. I also will give suggestions for development and rewriting.

Reading

As a student of philosophy and literature I have learned that good reading requires, above all else, close engagement with a text. Open discussion can facilitate such engagement, as can the critical skills and principles proper to any discipline.

Writing

Writing has many purposes. The art of writing requires practice gathering thoughts and ideas, and conveying them creatively and effectively, keeping in mind the purpose one has.

the University of Hull

Education

the University of Hull

Amazing Tutor — Justin is very kind, and has been extremely helpful. He gave me useful advice to improve my writing skills, and he showed me the way to go further. We also worked on my spoken English and I've been learning a lot. ...

— Anne, Austin, TX on 4/16/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $37.00

Cancellation: 5 hours notice required

Travel policy

Justin will travel within 10 miles of Portland, OR 97232.