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Michelle F.

Lynnwood, WA

$45/hour

English tutor & editor with Master's degree

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 10/18/15
4.9 average from 59 ratings
Great English Tutor
— Ying, Bothell, WA on 2/14/16

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University of Washington
Sociology
University of Wisconsin
Master's
University of Massachusetts
Master's

Education

University of Washington (Sociology)

University of Wisconsin (Master's)

University of Massachusetts (Master's)

About Michelle

I offer highly individualized tutoring services that take account of each student's strengths, areas for improvement, and interests. I am an English tutor and editor with a Master's degree. I coach the student in both the theory and practice of writing and engage in substantive discussions of literature and other reading material, encouraging the student to think first and write second.

Depending on student need, the focus may be on the process of writing (outlining, brainstorming, rough draft, feedback and editing); mechanics; or structure, clarity and flow. I also offer editing services for high school and college students who need assistance structuring and refining term papers and theses.
I offer highly individualized tutoring services that take account of each student's strengths, areas for improvement, and interests. I am an English tutor and editor with a Master's degree. I coach the student in both the theory and Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required

Rate reductions: $25 per student per hour for groups of 3 or more $40 per hour for sessions of 2 hours or more

Travel Radius
Travels within 12 miles of Lynnwood, WA 98036
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Great English Tutor"

- Ying, Bothell, WA on 2/14/16

"Knowledgeable Tutor"

- Ashley, Seattle, WA on 12/8/15
Special Needs:
Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading,
Spelling, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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English

I have an MFA degree in English from the University of Massachusetts, where I taught undergraduate writing courses and tutored both undergraduate and graduate students, including ESL students.

I have been writing and editing for over 25 years. I've edited academic papers, business materials, marketing and outreach materials, and online content.

Grammar

I have been teaching grammar to my individual tutoring students for the past two years, as well as to students in an ACT prep course.

Literature

I have a master's degree in English from the University of Massachusetts, where I taught college-level courses for approximately three years. I taught composition, reading and writing literature, and creative writing courses. I also tutored undergraduate and graduate students in writing.

Proofreading

I have proofread and edited a wide variety of materials in both volunteer and paid capacities for over 25 years, including academic papers for undergraduate and graduate students, academic papers for submission to journals, high school papers, informational and marketing materials, and online materials.

Reading

I have worked with many K-12 students on both beginning and critical reading skills. I work with elementary students to improve their phonics/sound decoding, increase sight word recognition, and improve comprehension. In most cases, I will also incorporate writing into the lessons to reinforce the skills needed for reading. For older students, the focus is on developing critical reading skills such as summarizing texts, analyzing structure, identifying important details, and understanding literary devices.

Special Needs

I worked in the developmental disabilities field for over 17 years. During much of that time I worked one-on-one with people who had many different kinds of learning disabilities, cognitive disabilities and other developmental disabilities. I also received training in how to work with individuals with disabilities throughout my career.

Vocabulary

For elementary and middle school students, I use vocabulary lists developed by reading professionals. The lists are based on words that typically show up in challenging texts for different grade levels. For high school students, the focus is more on understanding root words, prefixes and suffixes, and/or advanced vocabulary they encounter in their reading and test preparation.

Writing

I have a master's degree in English from the University of Massachusetts, where I taught Composition, Reading and Writing Literature, and Creative Writing for approximately three years. I also tutored undergraduate and graduate students in writing, including ESL students.

I have had several short stories published in literary magazines and have written a wide variety of informational and outreach materials for educational institutions, nonprofits, and businesses.

University of Washington
Sociology
University of Wisconsin
Master's
University of Massachusetts
Master's

Education

University of Washington (Sociology)

University of Wisconsin (Master's)

University of Massachusetts (Master's)

Great English Tutor — My daughter is taking English literature AP class and Michelle has been very helpful. She is very patient and easy to reach. Every time when we text or call her, she responds immediately. My daughter's writing skill improves a lot, so I am asking her to help my son too. ...

— Ying, Bothell, WA on 2/14/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Rate reductions: $25 per student per hour for groups of 3 or more $40 per hour for sessions of 2 hours or more

Travel policy

Michelle will travel within 12 miles of Lynnwood, WA 98036.