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Alan B.

Philadelphia, PA

$30/hour

MFA Creative Writer Specializing in English, Writing, Editing

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University of Toledo
English, Psychology
Rosemont College
Master's

Education

University of Toledo (English, Psychology)

Rosemont College (Master's)

About Alan

I'm always trying new things, taking on new hobbies, or learning a new language. And I know how frustrating it can be to connect with a new subject, even with the motivation to succeed. But I'm here to help and I know we can work out whatever you're struggling with, together.

I've come to learn that language is a complicated thing and communicating effectively can be tough. Sometimes the things we think aren't exactly what we end up saying. There's a disconnect between knowing how to do something and actually doing it.

I've worked with students as young as first grade as well as taught high school writing workshops. The thing I've learned is how each student is unique and comes at a subject with a need that is specific to them. Because of this, I'm able to identify how to best suit your learning style, and design a platform for you to learn and build upon.

I'm an MFA graduate from Rosemont College's creative writing program with a concentration in poetry. With bachelor's degrees in both psychology and creative writing, I have a curiosity and increasing knowledge about cognitive processes, linguistics, and deficits in language acquisition. Taking a hands-on approach to poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction, I've developed an understanding of how individuals learn craft and develop in their own way.

The subjects I have the most experience with are English, Writing, Vocabulary, Reading, and ESL. I also offer line editing of essays as well as developmental editing of creative projects.

I'm here to work with you and accommodate your schedule, providing tutoring services both in person and online. I look forward to hearing from you and know we'll be the right fit!
I'm always trying new things, taking on new hobbies, or learning a new language. And I know how frustrating it can be to connect with a new subject, even with the motivation to succeed. But I'm here to help and I know we can work out whatever you're struggling with, together.
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Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Philadelphia, PA 19146
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Reading, Vocabulary

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University of Toledo
English, Psychology
Rosemont College
Master's

Education

University of Toledo (English, Psychology)

Rosemont College (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Alan will travel within 15 miles of Philadelphia, PA 19146.