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Devon G.

Richmond, VA

$55/hour

Writing Mentoring/Coaching/Tutoring, College Prep, Algebra 1

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Amherst College
English

Education

Amherst College (English)

About Devon

In the one-and-a-half years since I graduated from Amherst College, I have had the privilege and pleasure of working with college students from around the world to help them improve their writing skills across the curriculum. I have worked with students studying remedial college English, with students writing senior theses at Amherst College, and with students at every level in between. My approach is always the same, regardless of the student’s level: determine the student’s needs, and then empower him/her through individualized instruction.

My primary focus for the past year has been on designing and implementing individualized study plans for students with learning disabilities. This process has included conducting an intake evaluation, determining the student's strengths and weaknesses, and designing a supplementary curriculum that supports the work the student is already doing in the classroom.

In the six months after I graduated from Amherst College, I served as a teaching assistant for three English classes at Amherst. In this role, I mentored high-achieving students through the writing process. Most of the support I provided was on the level of ideas and argument formation. I also proofread an academic journal that has since been submitted for publication.

My experiences with mentoring students through all stages of the writing process, from idea formation through final proofread, have instilled in me a passion and excitement for seeing students learn through writing. More importantly, I firmly believe that everyone—yes, even the student who cries when asked to write a 300-word response—has the capacity to enjoy writing. My goal is not only to guide students through the writing process, but, through that process, to help those students learn to see writing as an enjoyable means of expression, not a torturous punishment.

Writing mentoring is fun! The proof? My tutoring sessions always include plenty of laughter!

Thank you so much for visiting my profile. I can't wait to start working with your student!
In the one-and-a-half years since I graduated from Amherst College, I have had the privilege and pleasure of working with college students from around the world to help them improve their writing skills across the curriculum. I have worked with students studying remedial college Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Richmond, VA 23228
Math:
Algebra 1
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Writing
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading

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Amherst College
English

Education

Amherst College (English)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $55.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Devon will travel within 25 miles of Richmond, VA 23228.