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Arlene G.

Morrisville, PA

$75/hour

Caring and Patient Professional Writer/Editor Who Motivates Students

600+ Hours
Background check passed as of 4/21/16
4.9 average from 175 ratings
A+ Tutor, Always available and willing to help
— Irina, Philadelphia, PA on 7/30/12

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Saint Peter's College
English
Rowan University
Master's

Education

Saint Peter's College (English)

Rowan University (Master's)

About Arlene

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!
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
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Travels within 20 miles of Morrisville, PA 19067
Background Check: Passed

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

- Irina, Philadelphia, PA on 7/30/12

"Extremely knowledgeable and patient teacher"

- Catherine, New Hope, PA on 4/18/17

"Great Tutor!"

- Corina, Trenton, NJ on 1/2/16

"Very patient and insightful tutor!"

- Nicole, Morrisville, PA on 8/25/14

"Professional and Responsive Tutor"

- Nicol, Trenton, NJ on 8/8/13

"Professional and knowledgeable."

- Paulina, Morrisville, PA on 12/17/12

"Outstanding, patient tutor"

- Rani, Princeton Junction, NJ on 3/19/12

"Very patient...Awesome!"

- Britt, Morrisville, PA on 1/23/12

"Great tutor with a lot of enthusiasm for work"

- Tatyana, Princeton, NJ on 10/10/11

"Excellent Tutor"

- Ebony, Philadelphia, PA on 11/21/10

"Very Engaging and Knowledgable"

- Ralph, Plainsboro, NJ on 6/12/09
Test Preparation:
SAT Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Writing
History:
Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Writing
Business:
ESL/ESOL,
Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

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 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

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

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

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

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.

Saint Peter's College
English
Rowan University
Master's

Education

Saint Peter's College (English)

Rowan University (Master's)

A+ Tutor, Always available and willing to help

Regardless of what your needs are, Arlene will help you to improve your English skills. Arlene was helping my daughter to prepare for English section of SAT and essay. Arlene suggested an approach on how to improve essay writing skills and how to organize lessons to maximize learning time and minimize "idling" (essay review and correction) time. This worked out great for my daughter and improved

— Irina, Philadelphia, PA on 7/30/12

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $75.00

Travel policy

Arlene will travel within 20 miles of Morrisville, PA 19067.