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Missy M.

retired local teacher, MA, proven results in writing instruction

retired local teacher, MA, proven results in writing instruction

$40/hour

  • Swanton, VT 05488

About Missy


Bio

My specialty is writing. I taught high-school English for 28 years, and am still working at the college level, where I've taught Freshman Composition, Literature, and Introduction to Education. My students have consistently told me that I've helped them improve their writing skills more than they thought possible.

I focus on organization and grammar/usage, which I teach through such techniques as visual cues and online exercises which provide instant feedback. I teach literature in a...

My specialty is writing. I taught high-school English for 28 years, and am still working at the college level, where I've taught Freshman Composition, Literature, and Introduction to Education. My students have consistently told me that I've helped them improve their writing skills more than they thought possible.

I focus on organization and grammar/usage, which I teach through such techniques as visual cues and online exercises which provide instant feedback. I teach literature in a similar fashion, having the students look at a writer's diction-- how he or she uses words-- and use of rhetorical devices, so that they can develop a "toolbox" of ways to convey their own ideas.

Most students have learned the basics; direct instruction boosts their confidence and takes their writing to new levels. Working one on one with me, an experienced writing teacher, is the best way to refine their skills and prepare them for the future.


Education

Lynchburg College
undergrad
Kean College of NJ (now Kean University)
Other
Goddard College, VT
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $40
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 30 miles of Swanton, VT 05488
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

Missy hasn’t set a schedule.


Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Grammar, Vocabulary

English

Writing,

Writing

I have a MA in English Education. I've taught high-school English with a focus on the Vermont writing portfolio for many years. Recently, I've spent seven years teaching Freshman Composition at several colleges. I teach a lot of grammar using interactive web sites, and encourage my students to write multiple drafts in order to get in the habit of revising in an organized way. My students tell me my approach is very effective!
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary

Homeschool

Writing,

Writing

I have a MA in English Education. I've taught high-school English with a focus on the Vermont writing portfolio for many years. Recently, I've spent seven years teaching Freshman Composition at several colleges. I teach a lot of grammar using interactive web sites, and encourage my students to write multiple drafts in order to get in the habit of revising in an organized way. My students tell me my approach is very effective!
English

Language

TOEFL

Most Popular

Writing,

Writing

I have a MA in English Education. I've taught high-school English with a focus on the Vermont writing portfolio for many years. Recently, I've spent seven years teaching Freshman Composition at several colleges. I teach a lot of grammar using interactive web sites, and encourage my students to write multiple drafts in order to get in the habit of revising in an organized way. My students tell me my approach is very effective!
English

Summer

Writing

Writing

I have a MA in English Education. I've taught high-school English with a focus on the Vermont writing portfolio for many years. Recently, I've spent seven years teaching Freshman Composition at several colleges. I teach a lot of grammar using interactive web sites, and encourage my students to write multiple drafts in order to get in the habit of revising in an organized way. My students tell me my approach is very effective!

Test Preparation

SAT Writing, TOEFL

$40/hour

Missy M.

$40/hour

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