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Rebecca S.

Nine Mile Falls, WA

$40/hour

English teacher, novelist, and poet

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Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA
English
The University of Montana
Master's

Education

Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA (English)

The University of Montana (Master's)

About Rebecca

I taught English at the community college level starting in 2005, and last year I taught at Colorado State University. I have decided to leave academia in favor of tutoring and working on my second novel in the state where I grew up (Washington). I enjoy working one-on-one with students of all ages in reading, writing, and literary analysis.

My first novel was published in 2014, and I am currently writing a fantasy for young adults, set in the Pacific Northwest and featuring trolls. I am also a published poet and the mother of a wonderful teenage son, who is now in college. My passions are literature and creative writing, but I also provide years of expertise in teaching grammar, sentence mechanics, and essay organization. I love helping students fine-tune their skills. They often discover they can excel at writing when they didn't think they could write well at all.

My tutoring style is flexible according to each student, their age, individual goals, and school homework. I would be pleased to work with any student interested in creative writing as well, in case they would like professional assistance writing stories or poems. Classes I have taught include English Composition, Introduction to Literature, and Technical Writing. In analyzing literature, I focus on literary elements and how they work together to impact the reader.

I am patient, relaxed yet focused, encouraging, and passionate about writing! I also have a sense of humor and a high attention to detail. Please feel free to ask me any questions about my teaching or tutoring experience. I am very open to your ideas and feedback, and I look forward to meeting you!
I taught English at the community college level starting in 2005, and last year I taught at Colorado State University. I have decided to leave academia in favor of tutoring and working on my second novel in the state where I grew up (Washington). I enjoy working one-on-one with students of all ages in reading, writing, and literary analysis. Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Nine Mile Falls, WA 99026
In-person lessons
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Reading, Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
ESL/ESOL, Writing

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Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA
English
The University of Montana
Master's

Education

Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA (English)

The University of Montana (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Rebecca will travel within 10 miles of Nine Mile Falls, WA 99026.