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Lit/Writing/Russian Tutoring with Encouragement and Inquisitiveness
Liz K.

545 hours tutoring

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Hourly Rate: $40

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Lit/Writing/Russian Tutoring with Encouragement and Inquisitiveness
Lit/Writing/Russian Tutoring with Encouragement and Inquisitiveness
Liz K.

545 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

545 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

About Liz


Bio

I am endlessly fascinated by languages and literatures and the varied and complex perspectives and philosophies they open us up to. I dedicated over a decade of my life to academic literary study, earning a Bachelor's from Vassar College, a Master's in Humanities from NYU, and a Master's from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in pursuit of a Comparative Literature PhD, with teaching assistant experience from 2015-2020 in literature, folklore, communication arts, and Russian language.

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I am endlessly fascinated by languages and literatures and the varied and complex perspectives and philosophies they open us up to. I dedicated over a decade of my life to academic literary study, earning a Bachelor's from Vassar College, a Master's in Humanities from NYU, and a Master's from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in pursuit of a Comparative Literature PhD, with teaching assistant experience from 2015-2020 in literature, folklore, communication arts, and Russian language.

It was this that led me to tutoring as I realized that the most rewarding parts of my job came when I was working with students one-on-one during my office hours - something that allowed us to delve into the subject more deeply, with more thought and thoroughness than a 50-minute class in a group of 25 would allow. Most often, these discussions were fueled by questions - why would the author suddenly go on this particular tangent? what implications does this have? how does a certain perspective shed light on other texts? With the guidance of such questions, we would uncover students' own unique readings and theories and the spark by the end of the discussion left us both excited about the work they were doing and where it would lead. Moreover, it left students with the urge to keep questioning, and thus to widen their views, unveil new potentialities, and engage with the worlds they encounter (literary or otherwise!) more actively and attentively than before - which is, to me, the pinnacle of what academic study can offer. I look forward to sharing this experience with others!

If you've read this far, you probably know quite a bit about me. But what about you? I would love to learn about you and help you develop your thoughts and talents! Contact me for a session and see how far it can take you!


Education

Vassar College
English
NYU
Masters
UW-Madison
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $40
  • Rate details: Wednesday-Saturday availability may vary between the first and second set of hours. I will be able to confirm within a week of the desired time.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Art History

Corporate Training

Grammar,

Grammar

As a university-level teaching assistant in Comparative Literature, Communication Arts, and Folklore Studies, I've helped many of my students improve various aspects of their writing (including but not limited to grammar, clarity, and organization). I've worked with students from the U.S. as well as international students, and am comfortable teaching students with various levels of English. As a teaching assistant for Beginning Russian, I am also familiar with explaining a language in terms of its structure, and can transfer this knowledge to help explain grammatical concepts from English. I will also be able to contribute my editing experience from a graduate school journal and a non-profit internship, which requires a keen eye for detail and solid knowledge of grammar.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I'm a graduate student in Comparative Literature, so writing is necessarily a strong point. As a teaching assistant at my university for Comparative Literature, Communication Arts, Folklore Studies, I've marked up hundreds of papers and helped students improve their writing in terms of thesis, analysis, organization, style, and grammar. As a teaching assistant for Beginning Russian, I am also familiar with explaining a language in terms of its structure, and can transfer this knowledge to help explain grammatical concepts from English. Additionally, I have editing experience from a graduate school journal and a non-profit internship.
Russian

Russian

I am a bilingual speaker of Russian and English, growing up in St. Petersburg, Russia and then moving to the US, all the while indulging my love of languages and literatures with avid study. I instructed Beginning Russian at the university level while pursuing a Comparative Literature PhD, leading textbook practice as well as sharing extracurricular cultural materials like songs, videos, short stories, and worksheets, conducting conversational practice and pronunciation coaching, providing thorough explanations of Russian and careful evaluations of students' work. Whether you're looking to build your skills from the ground up or refine already-established knowledge, I would be delighted to guide your way and help you express yourself in another language!

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

As a university-level teaching assistant in Comparative Literature, Communication Arts, and Folklore Studies, I've helped many of my students improve various aspects of their writing (including but not limited to grammar, clarity, and organization). I've worked with students from the U.S. as well as international students, and am comfortable teaching students with various levels of English. As a teaching assistant for Beginning Russian, I am also familiar with explaining a language in terms of its structure, and can transfer this knowledge to help explain grammatical concepts from English. I will also be able to contribute my editing experience from a graduate school journal and a non-profit internship, which requires a keen eye for detail and solid knowledge of grammar.
Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary

English

Grammar,

Grammar

As a university-level teaching assistant in Comparative Literature, Communication Arts, and Folklore Studies, I've helped many of my students improve various aspects of their writing (including but not limited to grammar, clarity, and organization). I've worked with students from the U.S. as well as international students, and am comfortable teaching students with various levels of English. As a teaching assistant for Beginning Russian, I am also familiar with explaining a language in terms of its structure, and can transfer this knowledge to help explain grammatical concepts from English. I will also be able to contribute my editing experience from a graduate school journal and a non-profit internship, which requires a keen eye for detail and solid knowledge of grammar.
Literature,

Literature

Graduate student in Comparative Literature with an undergraduate degree in English. Teaching assistant experience for several university-level Comparative Literature courses.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I'm a graduate student in Comparative Literature, so writing is necessarily a strong point. As a teaching assistant at my university for Comparative Literature, Communication Arts, Folklore Studies, I've marked up hundreds of papers and helped students improve their writing in terms of thesis, analysis, organization, style, and grammar. As a teaching assistant for Beginning Russian, I am also familiar with explaining a language in terms of its structure, and can transfer this knowledge to help explain grammatical concepts from English. Additionally, I have editing experience from a graduate school journal and a non-profit internship.
English, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing

History

Classics,

Classics

My speciality in Comparative Literature rests on a solid foundation of ancient Greek culture, particularly ancient Greek philosophy and literature. Aside from the in-depth study of these fields in graduate-level readings for my Comparative Literature degree, I've also taken an undergraduate course in Ancient Greek Warfare (including readings by Herodotus and Thucydides), a graduate course on the Ancient Epic (with both The Iliad and the Odyssey), and Reading Knowledge of Ancient Greek. I am also well-versed in ancient Greek and Roman mythology (starting with extensive reading of myths in childhood to working with the literature inspired by those myths in my academic studies) as well as in ancient Greek and Roman sculpture and pottery (stemming from a love of art and museums).
Philosophy,

Philosophy

Five undergraduate-level philosophy courses, two graduate-level philosophy courses, as well as extensive work with various philosophical texts throughout my academic career in the humanities.
American History, Art History, World History

Homeschool

English, Reading, Study Skills, Writing

Language

Russian

Russian

I am a bilingual speaker of Russian and English, growing up in St. Petersburg, Russia and then moving to the US, all the while indulging my love of languages and literatures with avid study. I instructed Beginning Russian at the university level while pursuing a Comparative Literature PhD, leading textbook practice as well as sharing extracurricular cultural materials like songs, videos, short stories, and worksheets, conducting conversational practice and pronunciation coaching, providing thorough explanations of Russian and careful evaluations of students' work. Whether you're looking to build your skills from the ground up or refine already-established knowledge, I would be delighted to guide your way and help you express yourself in another language!

Most Popular

English, Reading, Study Skills, Writing

Other

Philosophy,

Philosophy

Five undergraduate-level philosophy courses, two graduate-level philosophy courses, as well as extensive work with various philosophical texts throughout my academic career in the humanities.
Study Skills

Science

Philosophy

Philosophy

Five undergraduate-level philosophy courses, two graduate-level philosophy courses, as well as extensive work with various philosophical texts throughout my academic career in the humanities.

Special Needs

Study Skills

Summer

Russian,

Russian

I am a bilingual speaker of Russian and English, growing up in St. Petersburg, Russia and then moving to the US, all the while indulging my love of languages and literatures with avid study. I instructed Beginning Russian at the university level while pursuing a Comparative Literature PhD, leading textbook practice as well as sharing extracurricular cultural materials like songs, videos, short stories, and worksheets, conducting conversational practice and pronunciation coaching, providing thorough explanations of Russian and careful evaluations of students' work. Whether you're looking to build your skills from the ground up or refine already-established knowledge, I would be delighted to guide your way and help you express yourself in another language!
Reading, Study Skills, Writing

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Helpful and professional

Liz helped our son prepare for an upcoming poetry midterm. She is knowledgeable, organized, patient, and focused. She was quick to respond with questions and provided a detailed tutoring report.

Grant, 4 lessons with Liz

Great editing and essay help

Liz went over an essay for a college literature course with my son, improving it with suggestions. He got an A and a bump up in confidence. We will definitely continue to work with her on this course and others this term.

Juliette, 7 lessons with Liz

Great tutor

Liz is very patient and well prepared. And she also gives quick responses. I am so glad that I found her to teach one of my students English writing. I will give her more of my students if she can take more students in the future.

Aaron, 57 lessons with Liz

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

As we work through both conversation and reading, I highly appreciate Liz's attention to detail and small corrections given in a way that don't overwhelm me as I try to read and speak out loud. It's very helpful and encouraging.

Addison, 5 lessons with Liz

Great teacher, very patient

My daughter enjoyed her session with Liz and learned a lot. Liz was very patient and made my daughter feel very comfortable to try new words and pronunciations.

Ana, 1 lesson with Liz

Liz is a fantastic tutor

Liz helped me edit my private school application essays, she is very good at grammar. I really recommend her. She was able to think of great topics and guide me in the right direction.

June, 16 lessons with Liz

Great tutor! Made it feel easy

Liz’s approach is very relaxed and helpful. She has good tools and dynamics that made the lesson feel easy. I walked away glad to have sat down together and certain I will book with her again.

Lee, 9 lessons with Liz

Excellent Spoken English sessions

My relative had a few Spoken English sessions with Liz. Liz was very helpful for my relative to advance in English conversation. She is an awesome tutor and patiently explains every point. We are thankful to Liz.

Johny, 4 lessons with Liz

Fantastic tutor!

Liz is so kind and welcoming. She's encouraging when I make mistakes and offers plenty of resources to help with my self-study. I'm so excited to refresh my language with her at the helm!

Jessica, 4 lessons with Liz

Organized and patient

She is helping my son structure his day on how to conquer his assignments and to get ahead! She is very organized and knowledgable which is what my son needs right now. I am very thankful for her help. Looking forward to more sessions!!!!

Maki , 33 lessons with Liz
Hourly Rate: $40
Response time: 8 hours
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