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Missy M.

Swanton, VT

$40/hour

retired local teacher, MA, proven results in writing instruction

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Lynchburg College
Kean College of NJ (now Kean University)
Other
Goddard College, VT
Master's

Education

Lynchburg College

Kean College of NJ (now Kean University) (Other)

Goddard College, VT (Master's)

About Missy

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.

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 Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Swanton, VT 05488
In-person lessons
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
Praxis, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Language:
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Vocabulary

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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!

Lynchburg College
Kean College of NJ (now Kean University)
Other
Goddard College, VT
Master's

Education

Lynchburg College

Kean College of NJ (now Kean University) (Other)

Goddard College, VT (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Missy will travel within 30 miles of Swanton, VT 05488.