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Savannah G.

Virginia Beach, VA

$40/hour

Writing, Reading, and Literature Tutor

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Pepperdine University
English
University of Massachusetts Boston
Master's

Education

Pepperdine University (English)

University of Massachusetts Boston (Master's)

About Savannah

I am originally from Houston, and I completed my undergraduate work at Pepperdine University in English, with my emphasis in writing and rhetoric and a concentration in film theory and Feminist rhetoric. While at Pepperdine, I also studied music, vocal emphasis, and had the opportunity to spend time in Germany working with a small opera company in Heidelberg. I was also a member and eventual president of the university’s improv troupe and had multiple internships in the publishing arena. It was during my time at Pepperdine that I discovered my love for tutoring!

I first began as a writing tutor in the library’s writing center and eventually became a head tutor. At Pepperdine I tutored both graduate and undergraduate students in proofreading and revision and, too, all stages of their writing process (e.g. idea development, organization, composition, etc). Outside of the writing center, I tutored elementary age students in reading, working mostly with those children that had been diagnosed with ADD and ADHD--as an adult with ADD, I found that one-on-one engagement with these students was most effective as I was sensitive to their daily endeavors.

While pursuing my graduate degree at the University of Massachusetts Boston, I maintained my busy tutoring endeavors, but worked exclusively with undergraduate freshman and sophomores. My work with tutoring guided me to the classroom, and I began teaching at the university level during my second year of graduate school. It was during this time I added literature to my repertoire of tutoring, and have found that a composition approach to literary tutoring is both fun and effective. I just finished my graduate work in May, moved to Virginia Beach, and I’m excited to get back to my passion!

English, Literature, Reading, Writing, Literary and Film Theory, and Rhetoric

I know you have many choices when searching for a reading/writing/English tutor, what sets me apart is the way I conduct a tutoring session. I first and foremost care about the individual success of my tutees. I make it a priority to understand why she or he is requesting a tutor and what she or he hopes to gain from tutoring. And, most importantly, I ensure that I teach skills that can be honed with me and away from me so that tutees develop a sense of agency and pride in their abilities.
I am originally from Houston, and I completed my undergraduate work at Pepperdine University in English, with my emphasis in writing and rhetoric and a concentration in film theory Read more

Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Virginia Beach, VA 23462
English:
English,
Grammar,
Literature, Reading, Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading, Study Skills

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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English

I have received both my undergraduate and graduate degrees in English. My B.A., from Pepperdine University, is in English: Writing and Rhetoric, with an emphasis in film theory and feminist rhetoric. My M.A, from the University of Massachusetts Boston, is English with a focus in post-Reagan American literature, film, and theory.

Grammar

My two degrees in English have fully equipped me to tutor grammar. I am in accordance with the current pedagogical thought that encourages a pragmatic approach to grammatical instruction; however, I have developed effective drills that focus on understanding the importance of grammar in the context of nonverbal communication, i.e. writing. In this way, a session with me in this subject would involve a significant amount of writing, rather than lecture.

Pepperdine University
English
University of Massachusetts Boston
Master's

Education

Pepperdine University (English)

University of Massachusetts Boston (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Savannah will travel within 20 miles of Virginia Beach, VA 23462.