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Jim M.

Williamsburg, VA

$40/hour

Professor, teacher, of writing and literature

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William and Mary
English
Clemson
Master's
University of Delaware
PhD

Education

William and Mary (English)

Clemson (Master's)

University of Delaware (PhD)

About Jim

Hello. My name is Jim M. I hold a PhD in English and a Masters in The Teaching of Writing. I have over 30 years' experience teaching English and, most particularly, writing. I grew up in Williamsburg (Walsingham, James Blair, and William and Mary) and returned home some fifteen years ago, after teaching at various colleges and schools across six states. I have taught Honors Composition at Penn State, designed a Writing across the Curriculum program at Eureka College, directed Freshman Composition at Carroll College, and taught Literary Arts at the York County School of the Arts. I recently retired from full-time teaching and am now offering my services as a tutor.
I am especially excited about tutoring. When one teaches writing in a classroom, one's challenge is always finding enough time to work one on one with students, by far the best way to teach something so personal as writing. Classroom teaching must be generalized, therefore it can be excellent for explaining abstract principles and broad strategies. But every student is unique, with his or her own strengths and challenges. Tutoring permits me to make certain that any individual student can actually realize the general principles and strategies in her or his specific writing task. And, when their own writing is the sole focus of our discussion, students discover that writing is thrilling and a whole lot of fun.

I am especially excited about tutoring. When one teaches writing in a classroom, one's challenge is always finding enough time to work one on one with students, by far the best way to teach something so personal as writing. Classroom teaching must be generalized, therefore it can be excellent for explaining abstract principles and broad strategies. But every student is unique, with his or her own strengths and challenges. Tutoring permits me to make certain that any individual student can actually realize the general principles and strategies in her or his specific writing task. And, when their own writing is the sole focus of our discussion, students discover that writing is thrilling and a whole lot of fun.

Whether you are doing well in English or having some difficulties, you can profit from learning more accurately just what it is that your future (or present!) college expects from you as a writer. Because I am retired, my schedule is flexible enough to meet your needs. I am eager to begin. Writing really is a surprising and enjoyable journey.
Hello. My name is Jim M. I hold a PhD in English and a Masters in The Teaching of Writing. I have over 30 years' experience teaching English and, most particularly, writing. I grew up in Williamsburg (Walsingham, James Blair, and Read more

Policies
Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Williamsburg, VA 23188
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading

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William and Mary
English
Clemson
Master's
University of Delaware
PhD

Education

William and Mary (English)

Clemson (Master's)

University of Delaware (PhD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jim will travel within 10 miles of Williamsburg, VA 23188.