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Alex C.

Olympia, WA

$40/hour

Better Writing Today, Better Writers Tomorrow

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Bachelor of Arts - The Evergreen State College
English
Northwest Institute of Literary Arts
Master's

Education

Bachelor of Arts - The Evergreen State College (English)

Northwest Institute of Literary Arts (Master's)

About Alex

I specialize in writing. It is my passion. I also have a deep understanding of literature, plot, character, and symbolism. As a writer I speak publicly often and with authority. There are many techniques used for those who struggle in presentations.

I have experience tutoring at The Evergreen Writing Center, and taught ESL in South Korea between 2010-2012.

Writing is never easy, even for professionals. The written word is a form of communication. One that is as complex as it is mysterious. My time as a tutor at The Evergreen Writing Center helped me understand the anxieties many people feel when confronted with a writing assignment. One of the main difficulties in writing is communicating thoughts concisely and thoroughly. Writing is an act we learn at such a young age, it is sometimes easy to forget that forming letters with a pen or pencil is only the most basic aspect of the craft. Writing, like music, is not something anyone is naturally perfect at. In fact, it takes years of practice to hone these skills of communication, which go far beyond passing a test. Being a proficient writer means being a proficient thinker; someone who can transcribe their thoughts with the written word.

My goal for each session, regardless of whether it is focused on writing, public speaking, or literature, is that the student come away with a deeper understanding of the material at hand was well as their own thoughts concerning that material. Only when a student understands his or her own ideas is there lasting progress.

As a writer my fiction has appeared in eFiction, Smokebox Literary Magazine, Best New Writing 2016, and The Cost of Paper Volume Three.

Contact me with questions about sessions, scheduling, or even writing and I'll respond as soon as I can.
I specialize in writing. It is my passion. I also have a deep understanding of literature, plot, character, and symbolism. As a writer I speak publicly often and with authority. There are many techniques used for those who struggle in presentations.

I have experience tutoring at The Evergreen Writing Center, and taught ESL in South
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Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Olympia, WA 98501
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Literature, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Writing
History:
Writing
Elementary Education:
Writing
Business:
ESL/ESOL, Writing

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Bachelor of Arts - The Evergreen State College
English
Northwest Institute of Literary Arts
Master's

Education

Bachelor of Arts - The Evergreen State College (English)

Northwest Institute of Literary Arts (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Alex will travel within 5 miles of Olympia, WA 98501.