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John G.

Philadelphia, PA

$60/hour

Lawyer, writer, former English teacher & grammarian

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Swarthmore
English Literature
Columbia University Teachers' College
Master's
Villanova Univ. School of Law
J.D.

Education

Swarthmore (English Literature)

Columbia University Teachers' College (Master's)

Villanova Univ. School of Law (J.D.)

About John

I have always had a passion for clear and correct writing. I love good literature. Grammatical, logical, and structural errors drive me nuts. My parents were both teachers of English in the Lower Merion public schools with a focus on English and grammar, and I took that in fully. I was an English major at Swarthmore because it is my passion. Before getting my law degree, I taught English in a public high school, where I was certified as a teacher. I hold a Master's from Teacher's College, Columbia, from which I was recruited for that position.

I'm now a government attorney with a primary practice in writing and arguing complex briefs. But because I love teaching, I never gave it up. I'm a former teacher of paralegals in three paralegal programs in the Philadelphia area; I taught simultaneously with my position as an attorney. (I remain on the advisory board for the last program where I taught.) I have now decided to focus again on English rather than on paralegal studies, while continuing to practice as a government attorney. I do not have time for many students, since I am a busy working parent, but I love and miss teaching, especially the one-on-one work of teaching writing and English, and wish to get back to it.

I have a B.A. Honors, Swarthmore College Honors Program, 1988; and M.A. English Education, Fellows in Teaching Program, Columbia Univ. Teacher's College, 1989 and a J.D., Villanova Law School, 1994. My position as a government attorney for the last 15 years has been in writing and arguing briefs in complex cases.

Contact me for tutoring. I am only available select evenings and weekends.
I have always had a passion for clear and correct writing. I love good literature. Grammatical, logical, and structural errors drive me nuts. My parents were both teachers of English in the Lower Merion public schools with a focus on English and grammar, and I took that in fully. I was an English major at Swarthmore because it is my passion. Read more

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Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Philadelphia, PA 19119
In-person lessons
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Reading, Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading

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Swarthmore
English Literature
Columbia University Teachers' College
Master's
Villanova Univ. School of Law
J.D.

Education

Swarthmore (English Literature)

Columbia University Teachers' College (Master's)

Villanova Univ. School of Law (J.D.)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

John will travel within 5 miles of Philadelphia, PA 19119.