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John G.

Lawyer, writer, former English teacher & grammarian

Lawyer, writer, former English teacher & grammarian

$60/hour

  • Chestnut Hill Philadelphia, PA 19119

About John


Bio

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,...

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.


Education

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

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $60
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 5 miles of Philadelphia, PA 19119
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar

Elementary Education

Grammar, Reading

English

English, Grammar, Literature, Reading, Writing

Homeschool

English, Reading, Writing

Most Popular

English, Reading, Writing

Summer

Reading, Writing

$60/hour

John G.

$60/hour

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