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Madeleine O.

Pullman, WA

$30/hour

Writing Specialist with Well-Rounded Knowledge

In-person lessons
5.0 average from 2 ratings

$30/Hour


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University of Iowa
English

Education

University of Iowa (English)

About Madeleine

As a former Writing Fellow, I am well-prepared to help you learn to write fantastic essays. In the Writing Fellows program, I worked with one class each semester on two major writing assignments. After reading students' first drafts, I would return them with written advice and then have a one-on-one conference with each student. This way, we could create a plan for their next draft and come up with personalized strategies to make writing easier. This technique applies to all subjects that involve writing. Whether you're working on a lab report for biology or analyzing Lord of the Flies, I can help you make the next draft better.

I enjoy tutoring because I like making a difference in people's academic lives. Writing is a vital skill in every field--even in the hard sciences, clear communication is a necessity. However, its importance is often glossed over in subjects outside of English. This can result in uncertainty and a lack of confidence when the time comes to hit the keyboard. If I can help someone build the tools and confidence they need to write effectively, I consider it time well spent.

I was an English major at the University of Iowa, which involved studying literature from multiple eras and across multiple genres. As I described above, I also participated in the Writing Fellows program, which covered both grammar and general academic writing principles.

While I consider myself a writing and English specialist, I can offer assistance for a wide variety of subjects. I minored in psychology, and I'm also familiar with biology, anthropology, and history. Contact me to take advantage of my broad knowledge base and experience engaging with students, not just lecturing them.
As a former Writing Fellow, I am well-prepared to help you learn to write fantastic essays. In the Writing Fellows program, I worked with one class each semester on two major writing assignments. After reading students' first drafts, I would return them with written advice and then have a one-on-one conference with each student. This way, we could Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Pullman, WA 99163
In-person lessons
Science:
Biology, Psychology
English:
English,
Grammar,
Literature,
Proofreading,
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
History:
American History, European History
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

English

I was an English major when I studied at University of Iowa. I went through a gauntlet of writing essay after essay, honing my ability to communicate effectively through writing. In the end, I earned my Bachelor's Degree in English and graduated with University Honors.

Grammar

As an English major, having a strong grasp of grammar was key in my success. As a Writing Fellow, it was key in my ability to aid other students with their own writing. I learned how to help others understand grammar so they could focus on higher-order matters in their writing.

Literature

As an English major, I had to study literature from multiple eras and across multiple genres. From Beowulf to Charlotte Brontë to Zora Neale Hurston, I learned how to read texts with a critical eye in order to understand their deeper meaning.

Proofreading

Proofreading was a major part of my job as a Writing Fellow. While I also learned how to address higher-order issues in a student's writing, it was important to keep an eye out for minor mistakes. Correcting these was an easy way to help the student earn a higher grade.

Writing

I learned how to tutor writing when I participated in the Writing Fellows program at University of Iowa. There, we helped students learn general techniques that can apply to any type of academic writing.

University of Iowa
English

Education

University of Iowa (English)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Madeleine will travel within 20 miles of Pullman, WA 99163.