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Gwynedd Mercy University (English)
I came to realize my love for the one-on-one instruction involved in tutoring while working toward my BA in English. Having been employed as a tutor by Gwynedd Mercy University, I have tutored students of varied ages, academic abilities, and countries of origin. For me, the most enjoyable aspects of tutoring are getting to know the strengths, thought processes, and personalities of the students. This enables me to differentiate the instruction in order to best serve the student according to his or her abilities and needs.
My dedication to academics resulted in graduating Summa Cum Laude, and yielded two scholarships won through national and regional writing contests. I was also invited to join the National Honor Societies of Literature Students and Adult Learners as rewards for my academic achievements.
I specialize in tutoring all aspects of English/Language Arts, which includes reading skills, writing, grammar, editing, vocabulary, and MLA and APA formatting. These subject areas have always come naturally to me, and have always been topics that I researched because of my interest in them.
My availability and meeting arrangements are flexible. I am available almost every day of the week. I am very interested in serving your tutoring needs. I came to realize my love for the one-on-one instruction involved in tutoring while working toward my BA in English. Having been employed as a tutor by Gwynedd Mercy University, I have tutored students of varied ages, academic abilities, and countries of origin. For me, the most enjoyable
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I earned a 4.0 cumulative GPA in all of my BA English classes. I have tutored every aspect of English for years.
Grammar has always been a particular area of interest to me. I am constantly researching grammar rules or searching for answers to grammar related questions that arise from day-to-day. As a tutor, I notice grammar mistakes in students' writing, and explain to them the proper grammar rules. I have witnessed many "aha" moments from students who tell me, "I always wondered which way to write that." My latest grammar crusade is explaining that the difference between "toward" and "towards" depends on which continent one lives.
I was also awarded membership into Lambda Iota Tau, the National Honor Society for Literature Students. I am a student of Literature who always searches for the reasons why the author decides to include anything in their writing. I also relish the history attached to Literature. I am constantly learning from authors' written accounts, and the means in which they express their ideas.
As a tutor, I instruct and challenge students to use more accurate and descriptive verbs in their writing. I also encourage and support students in striving to use academic language. When tutoring, I notice weak verbs and descriptions, and ask students if they know any vocabulary words that are more descriptive or more academic. I do this as a means to challenge them and build their writing confidence. I also strongly encourage opening up a synonym box while writing, and inform them that I do the same.
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