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Emily D.

Purcellville, VA

$50/hour

Creative, Patient and Knowledgeable Writing Tutor

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Boston College
English and Theatre
University of Chicago
Master's
University of Iowa
Master's

Education

Boston College (English and Theatre)

University of Chicago (Master's)

University of Iowa (Master's)

About Emily

About Me: I am currently in Denver as the National New Play Network (NNPN)'s Playwright in Residence at Curious Theatre Company. I grew up in Virginia, attended college in Boston, lived in Chicago and Iowa, but this is my first time out west. I am really loving it so far! My passions are writing (creatively and analytically), traveling, reading and teaching. While most of my experience is teaching at the collegiate level, I have also worked with high school and middle school students as well.

Educational Background: I recently graduated from the University of Iowa's Playwright's Workshop where I received my MFA in playwriting. Prior to that, I attended the University of Chicago where I earned a Masters in English Literature. My undergrad degree is from Boston College, where I graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa and majored in English and Theater Arts. I also spent a semester in England on a Shakespeare scholarship where I studied at Oxford and with the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC).

Teaching Experience: Since graduating from Iowa, I have been a guest teacher at Notre Dame University and UC-Boulder, where I taught playwriting. While at Iowa, I taught all three years, and my classes included History of Theatre, Playwriting I and Script Analysis. In both History of Theatre and Script Analysis, I required my students to write a well-developed, compelling, argumentative paper. I helped walk them through all aspects of the project including researching , drafting, revising, editing and how to properly cite resources. I also spent a significant time in Script Analysis teaching students valuable study skills including how to read for comprehension, study for a cumulative exam, take notes and manage their time.

Area of Specialty: My strongest teaching areas are English literature, grammar, vocabulary, reading comprehension and writing skills. I've tutored writing and reading regularly since graduating college. I also am available to tutor in theatre arts and playwriting. If you've ever had an interest in developing a script or learning more about the magical world of theatre, I'm happy to discuss these areas as well. My award-winning plays have been produced around the country.

I also have experience helping students fill out college applications and plan and write their college essays.

Professional Background: I've worked in the editorial departments for both Cengage Heinle ESL Publishing and the University of Chicago Press. Prior to my time in Denver, I worked as a Content Writer for Nogginlabs, an educational software company, where I helped to develop and write scripts for interactive training modules and video games.

Editing and Proofreading: In addition to tutoring services, I am also available to edit and proofread documents, resumes, college essays, etc.
About Me: I am currently in Denver as the National New Play Network (NNPN)'s Playwright in Residence at Curious Theatre Company. I grew up in Virginia, attended college in Boston, lived in Chicago and Iowa, but this is my first time out west. I am really loving it so far! My passions are Read more

Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required

My rate is $50/hour for one on one tutoring. I am also happy to edit any documents for $30/hour.

Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Purcellville, VA 20132
Art:
Theatre
English:
English,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Writing
History:
American History, European History, World History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Study Skills

Approved subjects are in bold.

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English

I tutor basic K-12 English skills including grammar, vocabulary, sentence construction, reading strategies, study skills, and writing.

Study Skills

For three years, I taught a freshmen-level college theatre course titled Script Analysis. This class was considered a basic class for all incoming freshman theatre majors. While the course was taught through the lens of drama, much time was focused on teaching students the building blocks to succeed in all their classes. I spent the course teaching them how to write a short analytical paper, study for cumulative tests and read for comprehension.

Additionally, I have several years of experience with helping students organize and write their college essays. As a result of my efforts, all the students I have tutored have been accepted into prestigious universities around the country.

Theatre

I am currently pursuing my MFA in Playwriting at the University of Iowa's Playwright's Workshop, where I taught playwriting to undergraduate students this past fall. I have also taught playwriting to high school and middle school students at the Beverly Arts Center in Chicago and the Theatre Royal in Bath, England. I am currently a working writer, and my plays have been produced around the country. If you would like more information, please let me know, and I would be happy to provide you with a resume and bio.

Boston College
English and Theatre
University of Chicago
Master's
University of Iowa
Master's

Education

Boston College (English and Theatre)

University of Chicago (Master's)

University of Iowa (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

My rate is $50/hour for one on one tutoring. I am also happy to edit any documents for $30/hour.

Travel policy

Emily will travel within 30 miles of Purcellville, VA 20132.