An English Tutor, for All Your Language and Literature Needs!
An English Tutor, for All Your Language and Literature Needs!
I am a graduate of the University of Washington (B.A. in English Language and Literature) and the University of Southern Maine (M.F.A in Creative Writing). I'm well-versed in English literature, both prose and poetry, and I have a background in English linguistics. I am an extremely knowledgeable writer of fiction and non-fiction. I maintained a high level GPA at both the undergraduate and graduate level, and have taken creative writing classes from New York University and the...
I am a graduate of the University of Washington (B.A. in English Language and Literature) and the University of Southern Maine (M.F.A in Creative Writing). I'm well-versed in English literature, both prose and poetry, and I have a background in English linguistics. I am an extremely knowledgeable writer of fiction and non-fiction. I maintained a high level GPA at both the undergraduate and graduate level, and have taken creative writing classes from New York University and the Stonecoast MFA Program. Basically, I'm an enthusiastic literature and language geek, and I'm passionate about helping people master the subject I love so much!
If you need help:
a) learning to write an academic essay,
b) analyzing story themes or critical linguistic structures,
c) understanding complicated novels,
d) writing articulate and elegant non-fiction memoirs,
e) learning the ropes of creative fiction and poetry,
f) learning better pronunciation and articulation,
g) just getting the basics of grammar, sentence structure, vocabulary, and the English language in general,
I'm your gal!
Due to the ongoing pandemic, all lessons will be offered online! I will resume in-person lessons Spring 2022.
Additional areas of expertise:
*~I'm a published author (for poetry and pieces of short fiction), and I've acted as a tutor at college, high school, and elementary school levels.
*~Additionally, I've done significant work helping adult learners with technical writing, presentation work, understanding the differences between informal and formal language, pronunciation and articulation when speaking, and a myriad of other things.
*~Finally, I also have a background in American history, some familiarity with European studies, and a great love of world history.
Claire has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 6 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.
The Best English Tutor I have ever had
I have worked with Claire in linguistic phonetics for about 2 months and I have learned so much more than I ever expected. As a foreigner, I learned English writing and listening skills just fine, but I have been struggling with speaking English clearly for years. I have worked with over 10 tutors and Claire is the most accomplished and gifted tutor I have ever worked with. It's hard and frustrating to learn a second language, however, Claire was able to identify my strengths and weaknesses at our first meeting, and then tailored her teaching method to maximize my learning progress. It's amazing how she can tell what difficulties I was encountering and teach me exactly how to correct and form the sounds in my mouth. In only 2 months, I am able to identify and pronounce sounds that I have been having trouble with for decades. I just wish that I met Claire sooner. Claire is not only knowledgeable in what she does, but she is also very patient, friendly, and she truly cares about her students. I have not only learned a lot from her, but also become more confident to communicate with other people in English. I can't tell you how many times that she encouraged me when I was defeated by reminding me how far I have come from the 1st lesson. I highly recommend Claire and she is definitely the tutor you want if you are looking for a talented, accomplished and responsible tutor who also also has a lovely personality.Edith, 6 lessons with Claire
A patient and professional tutor.
She is really understanding the foreigner students’s issues on the pronunciation and she has a lot of patience to repeat the content she tough to until you get right. She is a awesome tutor for me.May, 23 lessons with Claire
Enjoyed Claire's first class
Claire's class is very informative. She is able to recognize my pronunciation issues immediately and give very useful tips to improve it. We also discussed some interesting topics. It was a fun and satisfied experience overall.Linxin, 14 lessons with Claire
Studying for the CSET
Claire defined some CSET terms that I had confused and guided me to a book that would help me make better use of the time I have. I would definitely have her as a tutor again!Anna, 3 lessons with Claire
Effective & passionate tutor
Claire has been a great tutor helping me with an article I am working on. She’s really great at helping me frame narratives effectively with a blend of personal memoirs and essay-like commentary. Very content-focused versus getting stuck on the little details which is something I appreciate given past tutoring experiences. I’m looking forward to continuing to work with her to refine my writing!Mahika, 2 lessons with Claire
Resume, cover letter, and personal statement
Claire is amazing. She helped me with my resume, cover letter, and personal statement. I was in a rush and she helped in a short notice. She responded to my emails in a timely manner. I'm looking forward to working with her again.Sami, 6 lessons with Claire
knowledgeable and patient tutor
I learned the sound of vowels and what is my weakness. she helped how I can make the exact sound and gives proper advice. And whatever you ask for, she provides the materials that I did and would be helpful. She is patient and listens to me with care.Hanna, 9 lessons with Claire
It was a pleasure working with Claire. She did a good job reviewing my son's 12-page research paper. I appreciate her knowledge and help! Thanks.Cathy, 1 lesson with Claire
very pleasant experience with Claire.
I had two lessons with Claire so far, she is definitely a specialist in English. She taught me where to put my tongue in my mouth, she also sent me charts and other documents to help me get a better understanding of the pronunciation. Lessons are organized and structured, not jumpy or random. Her instructions are straightforward and effective(scientific). Moreover, she has a really nice personality, very communicating and nurturing, taking classes with her is a total enjoyment .( class is informative and fun) I'd love to take more classes with her down the road in the hope someday I will be as half good as Claire. I'm very lucky to find her in a sea of instructors. Copious thanks to Claire.tiantian, 14 lessons with Claire
Knowledgable and patient tutor
Claire prepared my lesson very well and we had a one hour talk which helps me improve my listening and speaking. Claire is patient and I am very happy to talk with her.Jinmeng, 19 lessons with Claire
Response time: 5 hours