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Rumbi M.

Alexandria, VA

$60/hour

PhD Ready to Help You Improve Your Writing

10+ Hours
Background check passed as of 9/15/15
4.1 average from 7 ratings
Awesome tutor, very helpful
— Kayla, Arlington, VA on 11/23/15

$60/Hour


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Emory University
Political Science
University of Miami
Master's
University of Miami
PhD

Education

Emory University (Political Science)

University of Miami (Master's)

University of Miami (PhD)

About Rumbi

Hello (Future) Writers!

Do you need to improve your writing? Would you like to write more clearly and concisely in school, or on your college and scholarship applications? I can help!
I have spent my personal and professional life reading, writing, and editing ( a lot and everyday!) and I love helping others improve their writing skills.

Students: I can help you improve college and scholarship applications and essays. I worked as an application reader for the University of Miami and I can help high school seniors complete their admissions packages: this includes drafting, editing, and finalizing essays as well as proofreading the entire submission.

Adults: Do you need an editor for your marketing material or website? Someone to proofread a book, essay, or graduate school application? Ask me about "per word" rates.

About Me:
My love affair with literature began when my father grew tired of reading Winnie the Pooh (again). I decided to sound it out myself that night! I went on to earn an MA and PhD in Political Science and International Studies. Although I no longer have to read 500 pages a week and write an essay everyday, I still enjoy reading and writing as much as possible. Today, I am a professional writer, researcher, and analyst who loves to share my enthusiasm for the written word with students.

My goal as a tutor is to create a positive environment where I can motivate students to engage in both analytical and critical thinking, thus improving their reading comprehension, writing skills, and subject knowledge. I believe a strong reader can more easily become a strong writer in any subject! My goal is for each of my students to not only feel successful but BE successful.
Hello (Future) Writers!

Do you need to improve your writing? Would you like to write more clearly and concisely in school, or on your college and scholarship applications? I can help!
I have spent my personal and professional life reading, writing, and editing ( a lot and everyday!) and I love helping others improve their writing
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Proofreading: $0.020/word (approx. $5.00/page) Copy editing: $0.030/word (approx. $7.50/page) Line editing: $0.035/word $8.75/page) Email for details about each type of editing.

Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Alexandria, VA 22314
Background Check: Passed

"Awesome tutor, very helpful"

- Kayla, Arlington, VA on 11/23/15
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, College Counseling,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Language:
Reading, Writing
History:
Government & Politics, Political Science,
Social Studies, World History, Writing
Special Needs:
Phonics, Reading, Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

College Counseling

I worked as an admissions reader for the University of Miami. In this position, I reviewed applications based on the standards of admission and also flagged students outside of the guidelines for further consideration. I have also helped high school students prepare their applications for college in addition to reviewing the competitiveness of their coursework and extracurricular activities.

English

I have experience helping high school and college students conceptualize, draft, write, and proofread essays ranging from 3-20 pages. My PhD in International Studies included a writing requirement; I completed 4 courses with research and writing projects of 20 pages or more. I also work as a freelance editor of fiction books.

Political Science

I have an MA and PhD in International Studies and Political Science, as well as a BA in Political Science. I co-taught 6 undergraduate classes in Political Science, including Intro to Political Science. I have also tutored college students in the subject, often using a mix of textbooks, contemporary authors and current events.

Study Skills

In graduate school, I assisted 6 student-athletes with their study skills by creating study plans, calendars, and deadlines as well as reviewing their techniques to study, retain and recall information. Personally, I completed an MA and PhD in 5 years by creating a short- and long-term plan, which included mechanisms for accountability. I'm confident I can create a tailored plan for a student to complete their work efficiently and with care as well as refine their study skills to do so.

Emory University
Political Science
University of Miami
Master's
University of Miami
PhD

Education

Emory University (Political Science)

University of Miami (Master's)

University of Miami (PhD)

Awesome tutor, very helpful

Rumbi worked with me to improve my college materials. She was patient in helping me to better express my ideas through my writing. With her help, I now feel more confident in my writing capabilities. I definitely recommend her to everyone in need of writing help. Rumbi is a five star tutor!

— Kayla, Arlington, VA on 11/23/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Proofreading: $0.020/word (approx. $5.00/page) Copy editing: $0.030/word (approx. $7.50/page) Line editing: $0.035/word $8.75/page) Email for details about each type of editing.

Travel policy

Rumbi will travel within 30 miles of Alexandria, VA 22314.