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Arlene G.

Caring and Patient Professional Writer/Editor Who Motivates Students

Caring and Patient Professional Writer/Editor Who Motivates Students

$75/hour

  • 690 hours tutoring

  • Morrisville, PA 19067

"A+ Tutor, Always available and willing to help"

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About Arlene


Bio

As a writer/editor with over 25 years of experience, and an MA in Communications/Public Relations and a BA in English, I have enjoyed writing and editing for print and the Web.

College entrance essays, personal communications, newspaper articles, webpages, business writing, master degree theses, and doctoral dissertations are among the types of writing and editing with which I have lots of experience.

Additionally, I was a student writing evaluator of a collegiate learning assessment for a...

As a writer/editor with over 25 years of experience, and an MA in Communications/Public Relations and a BA in English, I have enjoyed writing and editing for print and the Web.

College entrance essays, personal communications, newspaper articles, webpages, business writing, master degree theses, and doctoral dissertations are among the types of writing and editing with which I have lots of experience.

Additionally, I was a student writing evaluator of a collegiate learning assessment for a New York City company. In this capacity, I judged writing effectiveness, writing mechanics (such as grammar), critical analysis, and problem solving skills. All of these constitute the foundation of SAT writing, and I enjoy helping students hone these skills through SAT tutoring.

In high school I won the English award and graduated from college summa cum laude.

My approach to your writing is in terms of a wordcrafter, helping you express your thoughts the way you want them to sound with attention to correct grammar, sentence structure, and the like. After all, I want to keep true to the integrity of your writing since it is an expression of you. I just add polish to your ideas.

I tend to be informal and try to make the process an enjoyable learning experience.

Hope we can work together!

P.S. I enjoy working with ESL students and recently earned a certificate in Teaching ESL!


Education

Saint Peter's College
English
Rowan University
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $75
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Morrisville, PA 19067
  • Lesson cancellation: hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 4/21/2016

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

Arlene hasn’t set a schedule.


Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

ESL tutoring is so rewarding because students are motivated to learn. I have worked with native speakers from many different countries and they all want the same thing--to understand and to be understood. Not only do we work hard to attain this goal, but we have fun doing it. I like to establish a trusting, informal atmosphere of learning, armed with a certificate in teaching English as a second language and plenty of hands-on experience. In addition to private ESL tutoring, I have tutored through The English School in Lawrenceville, N.J. for the past three years.
Grammar,

Grammar

In addition to over 25 years of freelance writing and editing with experience ranging from corporate communications to promotional material for a chamber music series, my extensive experience also includes interviewing numerous subjects for newspaper and magazine articles. As communications director and content department head for a digital media company, I created themes and slogans, critiqued business proposals, wrote and edited web pages, brochures and other promotional materials, and managed proofreading/quality assurance. Recently, I was senior editor and project manager for a book published by Sphere First Publishing. My poems and articles have been published in magazines and newspapers, and choirs have sung my commissioned lyrics.
Proofreading

Proofreading

My editing experience is in both print and digital. I regularly edit master candidates’ research papers, theses, and doctoral dissertations, business letters, and books-in-progress, as well as students' college essays and statements. I have also worked with pharmaceutical companies to edit monographs and other product information, and as an independent contractor for a healthcare communications company. Currently, I am editor-in-chief for Sphere Publishing Company. My approach to editing is often as a wordcrafter, helping to polish my client’s ideas while staying true to his or her individual voice with attention to issues such as grammar, sentence structure, and narrative flow. Focusing on the integrity of my client’s writing is important to me since it is an expression of that person. I have worked with students ranging in age from elementary school to postgraduate, as well as with many people for whom English is a second language.

Elementary Education

Grammar

Grammar

In addition to over 25 years of freelance writing and editing with experience ranging from corporate communications to promotional material for a chamber music series, my extensive experience also includes interviewing numerous subjects for newspaper and magazine articles. As communications director and content department head for a digital media company, I created themes and slogans, critiqued business proposals, wrote and edited web pages, brochures and other promotional materials, and managed proofreading/quality assurance. Recently, I was senior editor and project manager for a book published by Sphere First Publishing. My poems and articles have been published in magazines and newspapers, and choirs have sung my commissioned lyrics.

English

English,

English

I am a writer, editor, wordcrafter, poet, lyricist, and publicist with an MA in Communications/Public Relations and a BA in English, and have been writing since childhood! In my corporate life, I was dubbed “the word maven” because of my love of words — whether they are in print, on a web page, or in a multimedia presentation. My related passion is wordcrafting, helping to polish my client’s ideas while staying true to his or her individual voice with attention to issues such as grammar, sentence structure, and narrative flow. With over 25 years of freelance writing and editing experience, my projects have ranged from corporate communications to editing doctoral dissertations and professional articles and books. I am currently editor-in-chief with Sphere First Publishing. Previously, I was communications director and content department head for a digital media company. In this capacity, I created themes and slogans, critiqued business proposals, wrote and edited web pages, brochures and other promotional materials, and managed proofreading/quality assurance. My poems and articles have been published in magazines and newspapers, and choirs have sung my commissioned lyrics.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

ESL tutoring is so rewarding because students are motivated to learn. I have worked with native speakers from many different countries and they all want the same thing--to understand and to be understood. Not only do we work hard to attain this goal, but we have fun doing it. I like to establish a trusting, informal atmosphere of learning, armed with a certificate in teaching English as a second language and plenty of hands-on experience. In addition to private ESL tutoring, I have tutored through The English School in Lawrenceville, N.J. for the past three years.
Grammar,

Grammar

In addition to over 25 years of freelance writing and editing with experience ranging from corporate communications to promotional material for a chamber music series, my extensive experience also includes interviewing numerous subjects for newspaper and magazine articles. As communications director and content department head for a digital media company, I created themes and slogans, critiqued business proposals, wrote and edited web pages, brochures and other promotional materials, and managed proofreading/quality assurance. Recently, I was senior editor and project manager for a book published by Sphere First Publishing. My poems and articles have been published in magazines and newspapers, and choirs have sung my commissioned lyrics.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

My editing experience is in both print and digital. I regularly edit master candidates’ research papers, theses, and doctoral dissertations, business letters, and books-in-progress, as well as students' college essays and statements. I have also worked with pharmaceutical companies to edit monographs and other product information, and as an independent contractor for a healthcare communications company. Currently, I am editor-in-chief for Sphere Publishing Company. My approach to editing is often as a wordcrafter, helping to polish my client’s ideas while staying true to his or her individual voice with attention to issues such as grammar, sentence structure, and narrative flow. Focusing on the integrity of my client’s writing is important to me since it is an expression of that person. I have worked with students ranging in age from elementary school to postgraduate, as well as with many people for whom English is a second language.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

When tutoring, I draw on 25 years of experience as a writer and editor, a B.A. in English and an M.A. in Public Relations/Communications, and a Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) certificate. College-bound seniors have sought my assistance with SAT preparation, application essays, and personal statements. I strive to help my clients hone their English, writing, and reading comprehension skills while enjoying the process in a trusting, informal atmosphere. For five years, I was a collegiate learning assessment evaluator and trainer of critical analysis and communications skills with the Council for Aid to Education in NYC. I judged writing effectiveness, writing mechanics, critical analysis, and problem solving skills. I also taught at The English School in Lawrenceville, N.J., for three years, and have been a Literary Arts adjudicator at the Teen Arts Festival in Mercer County, N.J., where I critiqued middle and high school students’ writing.
Writing

Writing

In addition to over 25 years of freelance writing with experience ranging from corporate communications to promotional material for a chamber music series, my extensive writing experience also includes interviewing numerous subjects for newspaper and magazine articles. As communications director and content department head for a digital media company, I created themes and slogans, critiqued business proposals, wrote and edited web pages, brochures and other promotional materials, and managed proofreading/quality assurance. My poems and articles have been published in magazines and newspapers, and choirs have sung my commissioned lyrics.

Homeschool

English,

English

I am a writer, editor, wordcrafter, poet, lyricist, and publicist with an MA in Communications/Public Relations and a BA in English, and have been writing since childhood! In my corporate life, I was dubbed “the word maven” because of my love of words — whether they are in print, on a web page, or in a multimedia presentation. My related passion is wordcrafting, helping to polish my client’s ideas while staying true to his or her individual voice with attention to issues such as grammar, sentence structure, and narrative flow. With over 25 years of freelance writing and editing experience, my projects have ranged from corporate communications to editing doctoral dissertations and professional articles and books. I am currently editor-in-chief with Sphere First Publishing. Previously, I was communications director and content department head for a digital media company. In this capacity, I created themes and slogans, critiqued business proposals, wrote and edited web pages, brochures and other promotional materials, and managed proofreading/quality assurance. My poems and articles have been published in magazines and newspapers, and choirs have sung my commissioned lyrics.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

ESL tutoring is so rewarding because students are motivated to learn. I have worked with native speakers from many different countries and they all want the same thing--to understand and to be understood. Not only do we work hard to attain this goal, but we have fun doing it. I like to establish a trusting, informal atmosphere of learning, armed with a certificate in teaching English as a second language and plenty of hands-on experience. In addition to private ESL tutoring, I have tutored through The English School in Lawrenceville, N.J. for the past three years.
Writing

Writing

In addition to over 25 years of freelance writing with experience ranging from corporate communications to promotional material for a chamber music series, my extensive writing experience also includes interviewing numerous subjects for newspaper and magazine articles. As communications director and content department head for a digital media company, I created themes and slogans, critiqued business proposals, wrote and edited web pages, brochures and other promotional materials, and managed proofreading/quality assurance. My poems and articles have been published in magazines and newspapers, and choirs have sung my commissioned lyrics.

Language

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

ESL tutoring is so rewarding because students are motivated to learn. I have worked with native speakers from many different countries and they all want the same thing--to understand and to be understood. Not only do we work hard to attain this goal, but we have fun doing it. I like to establish a trusting, informal atmosphere of learning, armed with a certificate in teaching English as a second language and plenty of hands-on experience. In addition to private ESL tutoring, I have tutored through The English School in Lawrenceville, N.J. for the past three years.

Most Popular

English,

English

I am a writer, editor, wordcrafter, poet, lyricist, and publicist with an MA in Communications/Public Relations and a BA in English, and have been writing since childhood! In my corporate life, I was dubbed “the word maven” because of my love of words — whether they are in print, on a web page, or in a multimedia presentation. My related passion is wordcrafting, helping to polish my client’s ideas while staying true to his or her individual voice with attention to issues such as grammar, sentence structure, and narrative flow. With over 25 years of freelance writing and editing experience, my projects have ranged from corporate communications to editing doctoral dissertations and professional articles and books. I am currently editor-in-chief with Sphere First Publishing. Previously, I was communications director and content department head for a digital media company. In this capacity, I created themes and slogans, critiqued business proposals, wrote and edited web pages, brochures and other promotional materials, and managed proofreading/quality assurance. My poems and articles have been published in magazines and newspapers, and choirs have sung my commissioned lyrics.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

ESL tutoring is so rewarding because students are motivated to learn. I have worked with native speakers from many different countries and they all want the same thing--to understand and to be understood. Not only do we work hard to attain this goal, but we have fun doing it. I like to establish a trusting, informal atmosphere of learning, armed with a certificate in teaching English as a second language and plenty of hands-on experience. In addition to private ESL tutoring, I have tutored through The English School in Lawrenceville, N.J. for the past three years.
Writing

Writing

In addition to over 25 years of freelance writing with experience ranging from corporate communications to promotional material for a chamber music series, my extensive writing experience also includes interviewing numerous subjects for newspaper and magazine articles. As communications director and content department head for a digital media company, I created themes and slogans, critiqued business proposals, wrote and edited web pages, brochures and other promotional materials, and managed proofreading/quality assurance. My poems and articles have been published in magazines and newspapers, and choirs have sung my commissioned lyrics.

Other

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

ESL tutoring is so rewarding because students are motivated to learn. I have worked with native speakers from many different countries and they all want the same thing--to understand and to be understood. Not only do we work hard to attain this goal, but we have fun doing it. I like to establish a trusting, informal atmosphere of learning, armed with a certificate in teaching English as a second language and plenty of hands-on experience. In addition to private ESL tutoring, I have tutored through The English School in Lawrenceville, N.J. for the past three years.

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

ESL tutoring is so rewarding because students are motivated to learn. I have worked with native speakers from many different countries and they all want the same thing--to understand and to be understood. Not only do we work hard to attain this goal, but we have fun doing it. I like to establish a trusting, informal atmosphere of learning, armed with a certificate in teaching English as a second language and plenty of hands-on experience. In addition to private ESL tutoring, I have tutored through The English School in Lawrenceville, N.J. for the past three years.
Writing

Writing

In addition to over 25 years of freelance writing with experience ranging from corporate communications to promotional material for a chamber music series, my extensive writing experience also includes interviewing numerous subjects for newspaper and magazine articles. As communications director and content department head for a digital media company, I created themes and slogans, critiqued business proposals, wrote and edited web pages, brochures and other promotional materials, and managed proofreading/quality assurance. My poems and articles have been published in magazines and newspapers, and choirs have sung my commissioned lyrics.

Test Preparation

SAT Writing

SAT Writing

When tutoring, I draw on 25 years of experience as a writer and editor, a B.A. in English and an M.A. in Public Relations/Communications, and a Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) certificate. College-bound seniors have sought my assistance with SAT preparation, application essays, and personal statements. I strive to help my clients hone their English, writing, and reading comprehension skills while enjoying the process in a trusting, informal atmosphere. For five years, I was a collegiate learning assessment evaluator and trainer of critical analysis and communications skills with the Council for Aid to Education in NYC. I judged writing effectiveness, writing mechanics, critical analysis, and problem solving skills. I also taught at The English School in Lawrenceville, N.J., for three years, and have been a Literary Arts adjudicator at the Teen Arts Festival in Mercer County, N.J., where I critiqued middle and high school students’ writing.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (175 ratings)
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(154)
4 star
(21)
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Reviews


Extremely knowledgeable and patient teacher

Arlene taught my son 12th grade English. My son was a bit behind and struggling to learn how to write better and use grammar in a more precise way. Arlene connected to my son personally and drew from him strengths to guide him through his weaknesses. He learned better from her than he did from a private tutoring center he went to for ACT Prep! She is an accomplished writer/editor and one of the nicest people you will ever meet! She is genuine, smart, patient, organized and the best English teacher any of my children have ever had! My son is very fond of her and they have established a wonderful friendship. I would highly recommend Arlene as a professional, friendly and reliable teacher.

Catherine, 70 lessons with Arlene

Great Tutor!

Arlene was amazing. Really helped me understand what I was doing wrong rather than just fixing my essay. She is knowledgeable and helpful, right to the point, showing me other avenues to make corrections. With every session, based on her advice, I was able to fine-tune my writings and re-shape my essays while learning how to better express myself in the future. She also kept the sessions flexible and made herself available at odd hours, whenever I needed help. I could not have done it without her enormous help. Thank you!

Corina, 5 lessons with Arlene

Very patient and insightful tutor!

Our son is in need of help with his college essays and Arlene seems to making headway. We hope to continue to see improvements. Thank you!

Nicole, 3 lessons with Arlene

Professional and Responsive Tutor

I highly recommend Arlene, she responsive, easy to work with, and committed to help students and people. Arlene helped me on my Master’s Degree application and I got accepted. She is a great partner to work with.

Nicol, 2 lessons with Arlene

Professional and knowledgeable.

Arlene worked with my daughter. She is patient, professional and very knowledgeable in writing. My daughter and Arlene just had one meeting to get to know each other and see what our expectations would be.

Paulina, 2 lessons with Arlene

Outstanding, patient tutor

Arlene mentored and helped advise our son from university selection to planning, editing, and completing college application essays, as well as tutoring for SAT writing. She was very professional, friendly, and always available. As parents who have been through the UK education system from elementary school to university, it has always been a challenge and a learning curve at each step of our son's education. Arlene took all the stress and pressure out by taking control through the whole process. We would highly recommend her. So far our son has two confirmed early university offers with two more looking highly likely. Thank you, Arlene. You have been a lifesaver!

Rani, 18 lessons with Arlene

Very patient...Awesome!

Arlene is wonderful. She worked well with my daughter and her very busy schedule. Arlene was able to help define the most important details in my daughters work and help her stay focused. She was very patient and encouraging. Thank you Arlene!

Britt, 6 lessons with Arlene

Great tutor with a lot of enthusiasm for work

Mrs. G is a wonderful, patient, knowledgeable and enthusiastic teacher. She was able to achieve results in just a few lessons. It was great to have her as a tutor!

Tatyana, 6 lessons with Arlene

Excellent Tutor

Arlene, is a wonderful tutor. I would recommend her to anyone who needs assistance in English and writing, grammar, essays, papers, etc. She gives wonderful feedback to help improve your writing skills. Thanks Arlene for all your help!

Ebony, 2 lessons with Arlene

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