English Tutor - Writing, Organization, Editing - Essays, Books, Talks
English Tutor - Writing, Organization, Editing - Essays, Books, Talks
As a tutor for Wyzant for close to seven years, I have guided students with patience and creativity as we learn correct writing, grammar, and organizational skills. My students range in ages from 4th grade through college level, and adults who might need clear communication skills for work. My tutoring is directed to help the individualized student needs. The goal is to learn through completion of an assignment, whether it be through school or one we create. Students have been pleased with...
As a tutor for Wyzant for close to seven years, I have guided students with patience and creativity as we learn correct writing, grammar, and organizational skills. My students range in ages from 4th grade through college level, and adults who might need clear communication skills for work. My tutoring is directed to help the individualized student needs. The goal is to learn through completion of an assignment, whether it be through school or one we create. Students have been pleased with my teaching skills that build the knowledge and confidence they need to write on their own.
Other specialties include:
- Guiding college-bound students in writing unique and compelling essays for their entrance applications.
- Working with professionals to improve their message for papers, presentations, and even emails.
- Editing and content feedback for novels.
- Speaking presentations at school and at work.
With more than 10 years of experience in technical and nontechnical writing, including computer software instructions, online help files, public relation material, and newsletters. My degree a in English from the University of California at Berkeley, where I wrote literary and research papers. After graduation, I wrote for corporations and nonprofits. In addition, I have experience with public speaking through a local Toastmasters Club and from speaking at public events. I enjoy finding the right teaching style and curriculum to help each student through their needs and to improve their skills.
I have traveled to a few countries around the world, so I have an understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment when working with students from different cultures and can do so as long as there is a basic understanding of the English language.
My students enjoy my patient and creative teaching style. I enjoy working with many learning and personality types. Please read my reviews under "Student Feedback" to see what others have said about my tutoring.
Special Note: My education and experience do not enable me to tutor talented students in special education or help in ESL for second language students.
Meeting Policy: Before arranging a day and time to meet, there must be payment information registered with Wyzant; it is their policy. They do not charge anything until we have a lesson. The first few lessons in a library or coffee shop that is convenient for both of us. Later lessons can be done in a home. My hours are flexible. My travel range is a 6-mile radius due to traffic and time constraints unless special arrangements are made. Should you not be sure if you want to use my tutor my tutoring services, you can have a 30-minute in-person "get-to-know-me" introduction for $10. Also, I have a 24-hour cancellation policy, which means a charge if you cancel in less than that time so please keep that in mind when you make an appointment.
If you need a patient and creative teacher to improve yours or your student's writing skills or an oral presentation, please contact me. Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you through Wyzant.
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Really helped with college essays!
I asked Marlene for help writing essays for 6 different colleges. A tall order to be sure, but fortunately Marlene is a great tutor. Over the course of several weeks, she diligently worked through each of my papers with me, pointing out grammar mistakes and giving incredibly helpful suggestions as to how I can improve the communication of my ideas in my writing overall.Rachel, 5 lessons with MarleneTutor responded:
Rachel, It was a pleasure helping you!
She is very patient, and provided us with a lot of useful information and advise. Very good at explaining materials for test and provide efficient directions. But at this point it is too time consuming for Gorden to take AP English language and composition by self study. So he decided not to continue. But if he wants to improve writing skills, we will come back and study with you.Peiming, 1 lesson with Marlene
Knowledgeable and conscientious
Marlene worked with me in my college essay. She helped me organize and structure my rough draft. She then worked with me to make sure my “story” didn’t overshadow my voice. I reallly enjoyed working with Marlene!Erin, 2 lessons with Marlene
Provides Follow up and Brainstorming - Great Tutor
Marlene led a great discussion with my son about his AP Lit assignment. She asked questions to help my son think about the themes and how to organize his ideas. She sent a summary and specific steps for him to follow up with her. He seemed more confident and less stressed after talking with her about the assignment.JC, 8 lessons with MarleneTutor responded:
I am pleased that JC and I were able to work through some of the first stage jitters. He is certainly not alone; even the seasoned writers go through it. I look forward to helping JC moving along to a completed essay that he feels good about.
Knowledgeable and Patient
My Mom was intimidated by computer usage but it became a requirement for her job. I found Marlene on WyzAnt and she has been an absolute lifesaver. Her patience and kindness instantly put my Mom at ease and it created a safe environment that allowed my mother to move at her own pace. I am so proud of the progress my Mom has made and I owe it to Marlene. She consistently goes above and beyond. Thank you, Marlene!Hayat, 86 lessons with MarleneTutor responded:
Hayat, Thank you for a wonderful review. I have really enjoyed working with your Mom and watching her amazing progress. She is a very smart lady who just needed to get over her fears of the different applications she needed to do on the computer for her work. I was pleased to help her with that growth, and I think she has helped me in many ways! Take care, Marlene
Expert editing advice
Wonderful editing advice and very reachable via email and phone. Marlene edited my Masters essay after I worked with another tutor to write it and she did a great job helping me a second opinion.Gia, 2 lessons with MarleneTutor responded:
Gia, Thank you for your comment. It was a pleasure helping you with a second opinion. I very much appreciated that you were direct with what edits you wanted and did not want, and worked quickly on your essay and resume so you could get them submitted soon. It was great working with you. Best of luck!
Great English Tutor
Marlene was a great tutor and I will be using her in the near future. She provides good feedback and will assist you in helping you understand. Marlene is very responsive. Thank you for the help you provided.Karen, 2 lessons with MarleneTutor responded:
Karen, Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure working with your daughter. Marlene
Knowledgeable, patient, and caring tutor.
Marlene is a great tutor. Although we contacted her in an emergency situation, she took the time to help my daughter with her essay. Her comments helped her a lot!Vicky, 4 lessons with Marlene
Marlene is a great instructor!
My 10-year old son really enjoyed working with Marlene and he gained a new confidence with writing. She worked extensively with him on breaking down the writing into manageable pieces and translating his thoughts into complete sentences. She also worked on paragraph structure and ensuring that he expanded the content to be more than just the bare bones. We are very glad we had Marlene come work with him and would highly recommend her as a writing tutor.Sarah, 9 lessons with Marlene
Marlene helped me edit two essays. She is very helpful in organizing ideas and helped me structure my essay! I would highly recommend seeing her for essay editing!!Isabel, 1 lesson with Marlene
Response time: 7 hours