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Lynda M.

English Professor Specializing in Academic Writing

English Professor Specializing in Academic Writing

$30/hour

  • 6 hours tutoring

  • South Burlington, VT 05403


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About Lynda


Bio

Hello, and thank you for reading my biography! Although I am fairly new to Wyzant, I have ten years of experience teaching college English courses. Specific areas of expertise are Writing, Literature, and English Composition, plus I taught ESL learners for two years at Chinese universities. I love traveling, challenging myself, and learning; consequently, I've also been a magazine editor, proofreader, and political speech writer. My passion is steering students toward sharper writing skills...

Hello, and thank you for reading my biography! Although I am fairly new to Wyzant, I have ten years of experience teaching college English courses. Specific areas of expertise are Writing, Literature, and English Composition, plus I taught ESL learners for two years at Chinese universities. I love traveling, challenging myself, and learning; consequently, I've also been a magazine editor, proofreader, and political speech writer. My passion is steering students toward sharper writing skills in every aspect, from grasping grammar, creating essays, and penning thoughtful literary analyses to composing research papers and original short stories. I hope you will give me the opportunity to help you achieve your academic and professional goals.


Education

Trinity College, Burlington, Vermont
English
(M.F.A.) University of Arizona
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $30
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of South Burlington, VT 05403
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 hours notice required
  • No background check

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Subjects

Business

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

As a Communications Professional, editor, and published writer, I still wanted to expand my skills, so I enrolled in several NYU speech writing seminars. In addition to learning some wonderful techniques, I realized I have a natural ear for language rhythms, linear delivery, and visual cues. That's how I began composing in-house, community, and international speeches for corporate executives. Later I worked as sole speech writer and an executive assistant to a U.S. governor. Not only did I write up to three speeches a day for him (ranging from ten minutes to nearly an hour) but also I wrote and presented speeches myself as the Governor's representative. I learned by experience how to exude confidence, grab the attention of an audience, keep their interest, and many other tricks of the trade.

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I've taught hundreds of ESL/ESOL college students over the past decade, both in the United States (Burlington, VT, is an international immigrant sanctuary/resettlement city) and at two universities in China (Shenyang and Shanghai, respectively). While my primary expertise is in developing students' writing skills--from English grammar and essays to resumes and cover letters-- I've also taught lively and creative oral/conversational English classes.
Grammar,

Grammar

In the age of Twitter and IMs, does grammar matter? If you are writing for academia and/or hoping to launch a successful career, the answer is YES. You have probably already realized that throughout your education more will be demanded and far fewer exceptions made for those who don't know or practice correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, logic, and clarity in writing projects. Surveys of Fortune 500 companies reveal that basic writing skills are a threshold skill for nailing an interview appointment, getting the job, and being promoted. That's true even if your professional writing is limited to emails. I will be happy to help you develop better academic and business writing abilities.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

Before working as an English professor, where editing students' writing is an almost daily occurrence, I worked in Public Relations/Communications as a writer and editor of print and online publications. Editing business materials, in particular, demands the superlative proofreading skills I've developed. I would love to work with you and ensure your writing projects are error-free and grammatically correct.
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

As a Communications Professional, editor, and published writer, I still wanted to expand my skills, so I enrolled in several NYU speech writing seminars. In addition to learning some wonderful techniques, I realized I have a natural ear for language rhythms, linear delivery, and visual cues. That's how I began composing in-house, community, and international speeches for corporate executives. Later I worked as sole speech writer and an executive assistant to a U.S. governor. Not only did I write up to three speeches a day for him (ranging from ten minutes to nearly an hour) but also I wrote and presented speeches myself as the Governor's representative. I learned by experience how to exude confidence, grab the attention of an audience, keep their interest, and many other tricks of the trade.

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

In the age of Twitter and IMs, does grammar matter? If you are writing for academia and/or hoping to launch a successful career, the answer is YES. You have probably already realized that throughout your education more will be demanded and far fewer exceptions made for those who don't know or practice correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, logic, and clarity in writing projects. Surveys of Fortune 500 companies reveal that basic writing skills are a threshold skill for nailing an interview appointment, getting the job, and being promoted. That's true even if your professional writing is limited to emails. I will be happy to help you develop better academic and business writing abilities.
Vocabulary

Vocabulary

As an English Professor and Creative Writer, a superior vocabulary is an essential skill in my toolkit. I have always written and been a voracious reader. From competing in spelling bees and editing a school newsletter to professional published journalism and short fiction, my vocabulary skills are perpetually wetted to a sharper point. I especially love words that sound like their meaning (called onomatopoeias) such as buzz, hiss, and cuckoo, and words that connote their meaning, like sanguine (cheerful or sunny), belch, sprinkle, spaghetti (from the Italian meaning little cord, "spago") and blanch (to bleach or drain of color).

English

English,

English

What I enjoy most about teaching writing and literature courses is helping students develop and improve their writing abilities, whether it's learning to read critically, grasp basics of English grammar and style, structure essays, analyze aspects of a novel, conduct research, or compose a paper from thesis to final citations in MLA and APA style. I'm now entering my eleventh year as a college English professor, and it is equally rewarding to tutor students (including many ESL learners) on written assignments comprising a wide variety of subjects. I have extensive tutoring experience, and my skills and teaching methods are transferring very smoothly to online classrooms.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I've taught hundreds of ESL/ESOL college students over the past decade, both in the United States (Burlington, VT, is an international immigrant sanctuary/resettlement city) and at two universities in China (Shenyang and Shanghai, respectively). While my primary expertise is in developing students' writing skills--from English grammar and essays to resumes and cover letters-- I've also taught lively and creative oral/conversational English classes.
Grammar,

Grammar

In the age of Twitter and IMs, does grammar matter? If you are writing for academia and/or hoping to launch a successful career, the answer is YES. You have probably already realized that throughout your education more will be demanded and far fewer exceptions made for those who don't know or practice correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, logic, and clarity in writing projects. Surveys of Fortune 500 companies reveal that basic writing skills are a threshold skill for nailing an interview appointment, getting the job, and being promoted. That's true even if your professional writing is limited to emails. I will be happy to help you develop better academic and business writing abilities.
Literature,

Literature

I am a college Literature Professor and Tutor who loves leading students in explorations of various literary genres, and in writing analyses and research papers about fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and drama. I encourage students to think critically about what they read and form their own opinions based on the texts. From Ibsen, Ishiguro, and Shelley to Atwood, Carver, and Camus, from "M. Butterfly" and "The Metamorphosis" to "Beloved" and "Birches," each great work forms a distinct thread of the human experience, and each reader responds to them in a unique way.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

Before working as an English professor, where editing students' writing is an almost daily occurrence, I worked in Public Relations/Communications as a writer and editor of print and online publications. Editing business materials, in particular, demands the superlative proofreading skills I've developed. I would love to work with you and ensure your writing projects are error-free and grammatically correct.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

As a Communications Professional, editor, and published writer, I still wanted to expand my skills, so I enrolled in several NYU speech writing seminars. In addition to learning some wonderful techniques, I realized I have a natural ear for language rhythms, linear delivery, and visual cues. That's how I began composing in-house, community, and international speeches for corporate executives. Later I worked as sole speech writer and an executive assistant to a U.S. governor. Not only did I write up to three speeches a day for him (ranging from ten minutes to nearly an hour) but also I wrote and presented speeches myself as the Governor's representative. I learned by experience how to exude confidence, grab the attention of an audience, keep their interest, and many other tricks of the trade.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

As an English Professor and Creative Writer, a superior vocabulary is an essential skill in my toolkit. I have always written and been a voracious reader. From competing in spelling bees and editing a school newsletter to professional published journalism and short fiction, my vocabulary skills are perpetually wetted to a sharper point. I especially love words that sound like their meaning (called onomatopoeias) such as buzz, hiss, and cuckoo, and words that connote their meaning, like sanguine (cheerful or sunny), belch, sprinkle, spaghetti (from the Italian meaning little cord, "spago") and blanch (to bleach or drain of color).
Writing

Writing

While I am fairly new to Wyzant, I've taught dozens of college courses in English Composition, Literature, and Creative Writing. I impart to my students the importance and ability to write grammatically, clearly, and succinctly. These skills are essential to a successful college career, where careful academic writing is a must, and in launching a career by submitting grammatical, organized, and compelling resumes and cover letters. Just about every vocation calls for some degree of writing--even emails are important. As a successful journalist and fiction writer, I know how gratifying and empowering it is to find and develop one's own unique voice, and the pleasure of becoming confident embarking on any writing project, from research papers to business plans.

Homeschool

English,

English

What I enjoy most about teaching writing and literature courses is helping students develop and improve their writing abilities, whether it's learning to read critically, grasp basics of English grammar and style, structure essays, analyze aspects of a novel, conduct research, or compose a paper from thesis to final citations in MLA and APA style. I'm now entering my eleventh year as a college English professor, and it is equally rewarding to tutor students (including many ESL learners) on written assignments comprising a wide variety of subjects. I have extensive tutoring experience, and my skills and teaching methods are transferring very smoothly to online classrooms.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I've taught hundreds of ESL/ESOL college students over the past decade, both in the United States (Burlington, VT, is an international immigrant sanctuary/resettlement city) and at two universities in China (Shenyang and Shanghai, respectively). While my primary expertise is in developing students' writing skills--from English grammar and essays to resumes and cover letters-- I've also taught lively and creative oral/conversational English classes.
Writing

Writing

While I am fairly new to Wyzant, I've taught dozens of college courses in English Composition, Literature, and Creative Writing. I impart to my students the importance and ability to write grammatically, clearly, and succinctly. These skills are essential to a successful college career, where careful academic writing is a must, and in launching a career by submitting grammatical, organized, and compelling resumes and cover letters. Just about every vocation calls for some degree of writing--even emails are important. As a successful journalist and fiction writer, I know how gratifying and empowering it is to find and develop one's own unique voice, and the pleasure of becoming confident embarking on any writing project, from research papers to business plans.

Language

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I've taught hundreds of ESL/ESOL college students over the past decade, both in the United States (Burlington, VT, is an international immigrant sanctuary/resettlement city) and at two universities in China (Shenyang and Shanghai, respectively). While my primary expertise is in developing students' writing skills--from English grammar and essays to resumes and cover letters-- I've also taught lively and creative oral/conversational English classes.

Most Popular

English,

English

What I enjoy most about teaching writing and literature courses is helping students develop and improve their writing abilities, whether it's learning to read critically, grasp basics of English grammar and style, structure essays, analyze aspects of a novel, conduct research, or compose a paper from thesis to final citations in MLA and APA style. I'm now entering my eleventh year as a college English professor, and it is equally rewarding to tutor students (including many ESL learners) on written assignments comprising a wide variety of subjects. I have extensive tutoring experience, and my skills and teaching methods are transferring very smoothly to online classrooms.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I've taught hundreds of ESL/ESOL college students over the past decade, both in the United States (Burlington, VT, is an international immigrant sanctuary/resettlement city) and at two universities in China (Shenyang and Shanghai, respectively). While my primary expertise is in developing students' writing skills--from English grammar and essays to resumes and cover letters-- I've also taught lively and creative oral/conversational English classes.
Writing

Writing

While I am fairly new to Wyzant, I've taught dozens of college courses in English Composition, Literature, and Creative Writing. I impart to my students the importance and ability to write grammatically, clearly, and succinctly. These skills are essential to a successful college career, where careful academic writing is a must, and in launching a career by submitting grammatical, organized, and compelling resumes and cover letters. Just about every vocation calls for some degree of writing--even emails are important. As a successful journalist and fiction writer, I know how gratifying and empowering it is to find and develop one's own unique voice, and the pleasure of becoming confident embarking on any writing project, from research papers to business plans.

Other

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I've taught hundreds of ESL/ESOL college students over the past decade, both in the United States (Burlington, VT, is an international immigrant sanctuary/resettlement city) and at two universities in China (Shenyang and Shanghai, respectively). While my primary expertise is in developing students' writing skills--from English grammar and essays to resumes and cover letters-- I've also taught lively and creative oral/conversational English classes.

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I've taught hundreds of ESL/ESOL college students over the past decade, both in the United States (Burlington, VT, is an international immigrant sanctuary/resettlement city) and at two universities in China (Shenyang and Shanghai, respectively). While my primary expertise is in developing students' writing skills--from English grammar and essays to resumes and cover letters-- I've also taught lively and creative oral/conversational English classes.
Writing

Writing

While I am fairly new to Wyzant, I've taught dozens of college courses in English Composition, Literature, and Creative Writing. I impart to my students the importance and ability to write grammatically, clearly, and succinctly. These skills are essential to a successful college career, where careful academic writing is a must, and in launching a career by submitting grammatical, organized, and compelling resumes and cover letters. Just about every vocation calls for some degree of writing--even emails are important. As a successful journalist and fiction writer, I know how gratifying and empowering it is to find and develop one's own unique voice, and the pleasure of becoming confident embarking on any writing project, from research papers to business plans.

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Lynda M.

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