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Blayr D.

Friendswood, TX

$40/hour

Exceptional Writing Coach, Grammar Guru, and Biology Buff

Background check passed as of 10/10/16

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University of Houston Clear Lake
B.S. in Biology

Education

University of Houston Clear Lake (B.S. in Biology)

About Blayr

I was trained in collaborative peer tutoring at The University of Houston - Clear Lake, where I also then became a tutor at the Writing Center for 2 1/2 years. Our training was an entire semester-long course in how to give students the tools they need to not only succeed in getting the grades they desire, but to also give students the tools and strategies they need to succeed independently. I love not only watching students' essays improve, but what I love the most is giving students strategies that help build their confidence in their own abilities.

While writing is a passion of mine, I also love Biology. I have a B.S. of Biology from the University of Houston - Clear Lake. I can help explain and bring greater understanding to the subject, as well as related subjects; such as, conservation, environmental toxicology, environmental biology, ecology, and cell biology. I help give my students a broad understanding of how various systems in biology relate to each other, creating a larger picture of the functions of biological systems.

I have extensive training and tutoring experience in writing and subjects that relate to writing (i.e. grammar, punctuation, and literature). Not only do I have experience with English composition assignments, but I also have experience in resume/cover letter building, college application essays, scholarship essays, and theses/dissertations. I help give students strategies on how to brainstorm, focus on a specific thesis in their writing, and revise their first drafts. I also teach students strategies on how to structure their essays in a way that helps the reader fully understand the purpose that the writer is trying to achieve.

My ultimate goal is to help you succeed, so lease feel free to contact me with any questions you might have regarding my tutoring strategies, or my availability.
I was trained in collaborative peer tutoring at The University of Houston - Clear Lake, where I also then became a tutor at the Writing Center for 2 1/2 years. Our training was an entire semester-long course in how to give students the tools they need to not only succeed in getting the Read more

Policies
Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Friendswood, TX 77546
Background Check: Passed
Science:
Biology
Elementary Education:
Grammar

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Biology

I have a B.S. of Biology from the University of Houston Clear Lake. My expertise includes basic biology as well as environmental biology, conservation, environmental toxicology, and ecology. I also have experience tutoring students in writing professional journal-style scientific reports.

English

I taught, on a volunteer basis, at a local homeschooling co-op in our community. I taught not only English and grammar, but also Literature for a year to middle school and high school age students. I created hands-on projects as well as analytical worksheets that helped my students develop their critical thinking abilities. My personal teaching/tutoring method is to make English and literature fun, and it was rewarding to watch my students get excited about the next book, or glow with pride when they did well in the class.

I was trained in collaborative peer tutoring at The University of Houston - Clear Lake, where I also then became a tutor at the Writing Center for 2 1/2 years.

Grammar

I was trained for 4 months in collaborative peer tutoring before becoming a full-time tutor for over 2 1/2 years. I have a plethora of experience in helping students learn and apply grammar rules in order to give greater clarity to their writing. I also help give students the strategies they need to identify and correct their own mistakes, as well as strategies that boost confidence and self-esteem

Literature

I taught, on a volunteer basis, at a local homeschooling co-op in our community. I taught not only English and grammar, but also Literature for a year to middle school and high school age students. I created hands-on projects as well as analytical worksheets that helped my students develop their critical thinking abilities. My personal teaching/tutoring method is to make English and literature fun, and it was rewarding to watch my students get excited about the next book, or glow with pride when they did well in the class.

Writing

I was trained for 4 months in collaborative peer tutoring before becoming a full-time tutor for over 2 1/2 years. I have experience helping students succeed not only with essays, but also with application essays, scholarship essays, and resumes/cover letters. I help give students the strategies they need to identify and correct their own mistakes, as well as strategies that boost confidence and self-esteem.

University of Houston Clear Lake
B.S. in Biology

Education

University of Houston Clear Lake (B.S. in Biology)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Blayr will travel within 20 miles of Friendswood, TX 77546.