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Westminster College (English)
Union University (Master's)
Hello! My name is Tim. I am 23 years old, and freshly graduated from a Master's Degree program in Education. Before that, I graduated magna cum laude from Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri with a bachelor's degree in English - Literature. My senior year, while I was serving as editor-in-chief at the campus newspaper, my senior thesis was recognized at the Undergraduate Scholars Forum and awarded second place in the long-paper competition. After graduation, I moved to Memphis where I would earn a Master's degree in Education from Union University, and spent the last year teaching English III at an inner city high school where I worked, one-on-one, with students at every point of the academic spectrum.
Research shows that students learn better when their instructors care about them, and know them as individuals. What attracts me to tutoring is that I have the time and place to give my students this type of attention. Additionally, as a classroom teacher I know first-hand that restrictions in the school environment often mean that students are only exposed to superficial treatments of otherwise complex and rich material. Hiring a tutor gives students a guide through this material and opens up entire new worlds of discovery. I believe tutoring, at its best, can serve as a mentorship for student's intellectual growth.
I specialize in teaching writing and reading skills for the high school through college level classrooms.
Reading: For students who find reading challenging, I develop customized scheduled reading programs focused on growth and improvement. For students who are challenged by a particular text, I deliver individualized instruction explaining and exploring the particular features of that text.
Writing: I offer a full range of services at each part of the writing process. I assist students with breaking down writing prompts, brainstorming ideas to write about, formulating a thesis, drafting and outlining an argument, structuring the body of the paper, and revising drafts.
College Entrance Tests: I offer vocabulary and grammar instruction in preparation for the SAT and ACT tests.
If you find your English classes challenging in any way, or alternatively if you have a desire to engage deeper with the material given to you in your classes, please contact me. I am available from 9 A.M. to 9 P.M. every day and can travel to meet in person. Online lessons cost $40/hour, in person lessons cost $60/hour. Contact me for more information.
I look forward to helping you meet your education goals, whatever they may be. Hello! My name is Tim. I am 23 years old, and freshly graduated from a Master's Degree program in Education. Before that, I graduated magna cum laude from Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri with a bachelor's degree in English - … Read more
$40/hour for online tutoring, $60/hour for in-person
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I received a 32 on my ACT English section when I took it as a high school senior. Additionally, I taught ACT English and reading prep to high school juniors for the last year. I am familiar with the test and the questions on the test.
I got a 35 on the reading section of the ACT when I took it. I also have been teaching high school English for the last year. In the classes I taught we specifically prepared for the reading section by dissecting the types of questions asked on the test.
I majored in English in college, and have read the majority of the books which are included on high school curriculum. I read literature voraciously, have a firm grasp on the major schools of literature and how they relate to each other, and can talk in-depth about the theme, structure, and syntax of any book assigned in school.
I worked as an English teacher and a newspaper editor. I know that proofreading is important for finding minor errors, but also for finding errors which disrupt the argument of the work, or which can be removed in order to optimize the effectiveness of the writing. I have worked with all levels of papers from all levels of students and I know how to turn something from 'barely comprehensible' into 'well-written.'