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Gretchen S.

Excellent Writing/Editing Tutor w/ PhD in American Studies

Excellent Writing/Editing Tutor w/ PhD in American Studies

$40/hour

  • 72 hours tutoring

  • Columbia, SC 29201


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About Gretchen


Bio

I graduated magna cum laude from Davidson College with an honors degree in history, and then went on to receive an M.A. and a Ph.D. in American Studies from the College of William and Mary. What I gained most from these degrees was an ability to write well and think analytically. I have taught and tutored writers on and off for 25 years, and I have worked as a free-lance editor for three years. I work with writers of all ages and in a wide range of fields. My teaching jobs have been at the...

I graduated magna cum laude from Davidson College with an honors degree in history, and then went on to receive an M.A. and a Ph.D. in American Studies from the College of William and Mary. What I gained most from these degrees was an ability to write well and think analytically. I have taught and tutored writers on and off for 25 years, and I have worked as a free-lance editor for three years. I work with writers of all ages and in a wide range of fields. My teaching jobs have been at the College of William and Mary (Williamsburg, VA), the University of Richmond (Richmond, VA), Keio University (Tokyo, Japan), and Kasaoka High School (Kasaoka, Japan).

I lived and worked in Japan for six years. For ten years following this, I directed a summer exchange program for Japanese students visiting the American south. Working with Japanese students both in the U.S. and in Japan trained me as an English and ESOL teacher. Currently I work with hispanic elementary school students in a local gardening program. My wide-ranging experience gives me the ability to work well with all ages and abilities. I can help you with Ph.D.-level humanities, history, or cultural studies topics or I can help you with beginning level English-language writing and reading. I am versatile and talented.

At this time I prefer to do my work - proofreading, editing, and writing - online as I am traveling a lot. I am available almost any time to review or edit your writing and research papers. I encourage you to contact me and we will see what we can do to get you on the road to great success!


Education

Davidson College
Honors in History
College of William and Mary - Williamsburg, VA
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $40
  • Rate details: I can be flexible with the price depending on your situation and how much work you have.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Columbia, SC 29201
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/21/2017

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Many seem in need of writing expertise -- whether minor proofreading, major editing, or face-to-face (Skype or in-person) feedback. I am highly qualified to help you! I plowed through my own PhD classes and dissertation (2005 degree in American Studies from the College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA), wrote articles and many conference papers along the way and after graduating, and worked as an editor and a college professor for a total of ten years. I am now a full-time mom looking to gradually get back in the paid-work game. Wyzant tutoring gives me the flexibility to do that. I'd love to help you!
Proofreading

Proofreading

I worked for a proofreading/editing company for two years, but more than this, I have a PhD in American Studies so I have written and edited papers for 30 years.

Elementary Education

Reading

English

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Many seem in need of writing expertise -- whether minor proofreading, major editing, or face-to-face (Skype or in-person) feedback. I am highly qualified to help you! I plowed through my own PhD classes and dissertation (2005 degree in American Studies from the College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA), wrote articles and many conference papers along the way and after graduating, and worked as an editor and a college professor for a total of ten years. I am now a full-time mom looking to gradually get back in the paid-work game. Wyzant tutoring gives me the flexibility to do that. I'd love to help you!
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I worked for a proofreading/editing company for two years, but more than this, I have a PhD in American Studies so I have written and edited papers for 30 years.
Writing,

Writing

I have a PhD in American Studies, which is writing dependent and heavy. I have taught students of all levels in English or American studies and have coached writers for the past 20 years. I have worked with native and non-native English writers. Most recently, I have served with success as a grant writer for our public school district.
Reading

Homeschool

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Many seem in need of writing expertise -- whether minor proofreading, major editing, or face-to-face (Skype or in-person) feedback. I am highly qualified to help you! I plowed through my own PhD classes and dissertation (2005 degree in American Studies from the College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA), wrote articles and many conference papers along the way and after graduating, and worked as an editor and a college professor for a total of ten years. I am now a full-time mom looking to gradually get back in the paid-work game. Wyzant tutoring gives me the flexibility to do that. I'd love to help you!
Writing,

Writing

I have a PhD in American Studies, which is writing dependent and heavy. I have taught students of all levels in English or American studies and have coached writers for the past 20 years. I have worked with native and non-native English writers. Most recently, I have served with success as a grant writer for our public school district.
Reading

Language

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

Many seem in need of writing expertise -- whether minor proofreading, major editing, or face-to-face (Skype or in-person) feedback. I am highly qualified to help you! I plowed through my own PhD classes and dissertation (2005 degree in American Studies from the College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA), wrote articles and many conference papers along the way and after graduating, and worked as an editor and a college professor for a total of ten years. I am now a full-time mom looking to gradually get back in the paid-work game. Wyzant tutoring gives me the flexibility to do that. I'd love to help you!

Most Popular

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Many seem in need of writing expertise -- whether minor proofreading, major editing, or face-to-face (Skype or in-person) feedback. I am highly qualified to help you! I plowed through my own PhD classes and dissertation (2005 degree in American Studies from the College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA), wrote articles and many conference papers along the way and after graduating, and worked as an editor and a college professor for a total of ten years. I am now a full-time mom looking to gradually get back in the paid-work game. Wyzant tutoring gives me the flexibility to do that. I'd love to help you!
Writing,

Writing

I have a PhD in American Studies, which is writing dependent and heavy. I have taught students of all levels in English or American studies and have coached writers for the past 20 years. I have worked with native and non-native English writers. Most recently, I have served with success as a grant writer for our public school district.
Reading

Other

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

Many seem in need of writing expertise -- whether minor proofreading, major editing, or face-to-face (Skype or in-person) feedback. I am highly qualified to help you! I plowed through my own PhD classes and dissertation (2005 degree in American Studies from the College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA), wrote articles and many conference papers along the way and after graduating, and worked as an editor and a college professor for a total of ten years. I am now a full-time mom looking to gradually get back in the paid-work game. Wyzant tutoring gives me the flexibility to do that. I'd love to help you!

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Many seem in need of writing expertise -- whether minor proofreading, major editing, or face-to-face (Skype or in-person) feedback. I am highly qualified to help you! I plowed through my own PhD classes and dissertation (2005 degree in American Studies from the College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA), wrote articles and many conference papers along the way and after graduating, and worked as an editor and a college professor for a total of ten years. I am now a full-time mom looking to gradually get back in the paid-work game. Wyzant tutoring gives me the flexibility to do that. I'd love to help you!
Writing,

Writing

I have a PhD in American Studies, which is writing dependent and heavy. I have taught students of all levels in English or American studies and have coached writers for the past 20 years. I have worked with native and non-native English writers. Most recently, I have served with success as a grant writer for our public school district.
Reading

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Smart-efficient

Writing help doesn't get any better. Gretchen provided virtual writing help that was clear, thoughtful and skilled at providing feedback. Highly recommended.

Kate, 2 lessons with Gretchen

Amazing Proofreading Work

Gretchen is fantastic! She turned my personal statement draft for graduate school into an amazing piece of work. She's super easy going and very pleasant to work with. I highly recommend her.

Glenda, 4 lessons with Gretchen

Knowledgeable and Fast Tutor! Affordable.

I loved that Gretchen responded immediately and took on my philosophy essay. Previous tutors wanted to charge 2x for the same work. She delivered fast amazing results on the same day for 1/2 the price of others! Recommend.

Gema, 4 lessons with Gretchen

Excellent tutor for writing and proofreading

I am currently applying to medical school and needed help revising my personal statement. Gretchen provided me with many useful suggestions and edits. In particular, her edits made the overall flow of the essay much better and my essay more easily transitions from paragraph to paragraph. I am very happy with the help she has provided me and would not hesitate to ask her for help again.

Ivan, 3 lessons with Gretchen

$40/hour

Gretchen S.

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