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Emma L.

Houston, TX

$50/hour

Writing Coach/Published Writer

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 12/17/14

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University of Houston
Marketing
Rice University
Master's

Education

University of Houston (Marketing)

Rice University (Master's)

About Emma

I come to tutoring as a subject matter expert in the English language. In middle school and high school, I was active in an organization called Peer Helpers, which was devoted to peers helping peers. Through that affiliation, I volunteered my time to orienting new students, as well as counseling and tutoring fellow students. I also worked as a paid tutor during evenings and weekends, coaching students of all ages in writing, literature, and reading. In addition, I would help my stepsisters from Taiwan with their English, as well as friends of my father (who is Chinese). From eighth grade through my second semester of college, I tutored many students in writing, literature, and reading. From my second semester of college and onward, I have focused on being an expert in the English language, including holding jobs as editor, researcher, and writer for the bulk of my career. In 2010, I also completed my master's degree in liberal studies, focusing my coursework on the creative writing of a memoir.

Throughout my work now as a freelance editor and writer, and in my work as an English/reading/writing tutor, I teach my clients the fundamentals of the English language. Our language is beautiful and complex, and requires the knowledge of many grammar rules to use it to communicate. I try to focus my clients on the point they are trying to get across, and what they are trying to say. How can you say it in as few words as possible? What tactics do the world's best writers use to tell a story? How can you, as a writer, make your content come alive? What tone does your writing have? What voice? I like to employ exercises, such as looking for lower quality writing and rewriting it, or highlighting what makes high quality writing as good as it is. In addition to focusing on the task at hand (test, paper, etc.), it is important to do freewriting to keep the mind in a constant state of thought and sentence construction.
I come to tutoring as a subject matter expert in the English language. In middle school and high school, I was active in an organization called Peer Helpers, which Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Houston, TX 77021
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading

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University of Houston
Marketing
Rice University
Master's

Education

University of Houston (Marketing)

Rice University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Emma will travel within 20 miles of Houston, TX 77021.