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University of Wisconsin - Whitewater (English)
I began working as an English tutor for the University of Wisconsin system in the first year of my undergraduate studies. During this time, I received an award for Tutor of the Year, for which I was nominated by students I tutored and selected by a committee of faculty. I received a BA in English from the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater, where my emphasis was Creative and Professional Writing and Publishing. I graduated with Summa Cum Laude honors. I have also volunteered time as an editor for an online literary journal, where I work with writers to polish their pieces for publication and write craft articles and book reviews for the website. For the last three years, I have worked as a freelance business writer, creating content for websites.
My time as an English tutor and as an editor has been incredibly rewarding. I love working with high school and college students, and am able to relate to adult students as well. I feel fulfilled when I help students and writers not only create a polished piece of work, but understand the concepts of how to do this on their own.
I have extensive experience and knowledge on English, grammar, literature, proofreading, creative writing, and academic writing. I can help with almost any kind or writing, and have education in working with MLA, CMS, APA, and AP style guides.
I am a comfortable people-person. I would love the opportunity to help students with their writing goals, no matter how big or small. This is what drove me to college in the first place! Please contact me to set up a time to meet and discuss your own personal needs. I began working as an English tutor for the University of Wisconsin system in the first year of my undergraduate studies. During this time, I received an award for Tutor of the Year, for which I was nominated by students I tutored and selected by a committee of faculty. I received a BA in
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I earned a BA in English. I have experience that stretches before my undergraduate work, as well as beyond it. I also have nearly 4 years of experience tutoring students in a variety of English subtopics.
As an editor and a writer, I have experience with different forms of grammar including: subject, predicate, verb tense, and individual elements of a sentence. In the past, I have helped students transform their work from passive to active voice. My understanding of grammar ranges from creative to technical.
As an English major and lover of literature, I have read a wide variety of novels and short stories. My knowledge ranges from Jane Austen to Mark Twain, as well as more modern authors such as Flannery O'Connor and Nabakov. In addition, I have read contemporary works in Young Adult literature, as well as New Adult.
As an editor and English tutor, I have worked extensively with proofreading skills. My methods include teaching students about common proofreading errors by supplying them with clear and relatable examples. I have written and edited works using MLA, CMS, APA, and AP style guides.
In my experience, many students who struggle with reading and writing do so because they have a hard time with comprehension. I have a foolproof method of finding the topic of sentences and the verbs to help students better comprehend what each sentence is saying, and how one connects to the others around it. This method of analysis has helped a number of students understand not only what they are reading, but the assignments they are given.
I love the English language, and have always kept a dictionary and thesaurus close at hand since the age of 10. My experience as an editor, writer, reader, and tutor have given me a strong understanding of the language, as well as the tools to understand that which I previously did not either by context or by research. Students often misuse words to make their work sound smarter. I watch for those words, help them learn to correct them, and give them the tools necessary to avoid misused words in the future.
In my experience as an English tutor, I have discovered that many students fail to write strong essays because they lack proper understanding of the fundamentals of grammar and punctuation. Students I help with writing skills learn how to look at each sentence individually, as well as in a cohesive paragraph format. We break down the writing one line at a time, then examine how to create the best flow possible using appropriate language. Writing isn't just about writing, but about understanding all of the elements that bring ideas and sentence together.