Trinity University (Art History)
University of Missouri Columbia, MO (Master's)
I love grammar! I'm a professional writer with a passion for the English language, I've spent much of my career editing others' writing and working with them to learn the basics of grammar and composition. I've worked as a journalist, creative writer, technical writer and editor, and I love helping others string words together to tell a compelling story.
I had a tutor when I studied for the SAT test (I ended up with perfect scores in English and writing!), and what I liked best about it was that it wasn't tedious. A good tutor finds ways to teach that don't make the student dread tutoring -- whether that's meeting in a specific location or using unconventional methods of education. It all depends on the student. I also feel it's important to work with students, particularly those preparing for big tests, on staying calm and testing with confidence. Test anxiety can undo all the great learning you have accomplished, so it's important not only to know what you're being tested on, but also to have the confidence to express that knowledge.
In the past, I've tutored students in preparation for the SAT English and writing portions (though the writing section is now optional) and the ACT English and reading portions, in addition to more general tutoring in English, reading and writing. I can also teach art history (from basic overviews to specific eras) and public speaking.
I am generally available in the late afternoon/early evening, but that's negotiable. My rate is $50 an hour for in-person tutoring and $35 an hour for online tutoring.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions. I look forward to hearing from you and to ensuring your student achieves his or her best! I love grammar! I'm a professional writer with a passion for the English language, I've spent much of my career editing others' writing and working with them to learn the basics of grammar and composition. I've worked as a journalist, creative writer, technical writer and editor, and I love helping others string words together to tell a compelling
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I studied theater in college, but I have been practicing theater as an actor (and occasional techie) for the past 20 years. I was a student-teacher in an acting class in college, and I've taught theater to groups of 5- to 12-year olds at summer camps multiple times. I am skilled with cutting plays or monologues down to an appropriate length for performance, dramaturgy and acting coaching.