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Danielle S.

Milwaukee, WI

$60/hour

I LOVE Writing Tutoring! Patient and Supportive Ivy League Ph.D. Tutor

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Boston area
English
Boston area
Master's
Ivy League
PhD

Education

Boston area (English)

Boston area (Master's)

Ivy League (PhD)

About Danielle

Hello, and welcome!

I'm Dani. I have a Ph.D. in writing and adult learning, and I *love* being a writing tutor. I've been lucky to support writers like you for close to 20 years now!

It's a real privilege for me to work one-on-one with students of all kinds -- whether you're in college, graduate school, or in the midst of a transition. While my main tutoring focus is writing, I also offering tutoring in related areas, such as academic reading comprehension, research, and study skills.

I've been a faculty member and academic program leader, too, so I can offer you extra firsthand insight into the "why?" behind your academic assignments.

ARE YOU A NEW, RETURNING, OR ADULT COLLEGE STUDENT?

One of my specialty areas is helping students navigate college expectations. A lot of the rules and requirements in college are unspoken...even downright invisible. Getting to know and mastering "the system" is a big part of the academic experience -- whether you're a new or returning college or graduate student. It's especially important when you're balancing work and family, and you have to make every minute count. That's why learner advocacy matters to me. Let me know how I can support you in your academic journey!

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR CAREER-RELATED SUPPORT?

I can also help you with writing, communication, reading comprehension, and test preparation skills "on the job." I've been a marketing director, and I've trained corporate executives as well as students. I would love to help support your career goals -- whether you're seeking to develop your skills, advance your position, or make a change.

MY MOST-REQUESTED TUTORING AREAS:

- Writing (anything from short introductory assignments to theses and dissertations)
- Literature
- Study skills (such as preparing for tests and managing test anxiety)
- Vocabulary and grammar
- Academic reading and note-taking
- Public speaking
- Applications to college and graduate/professional school

HOW CAN I HELP YOU?

As much as I like cookies, I hate cookie cutter approaches to tutoring. For me, tutoring works best when it's a dialogue. It has to be about you -- your questions, strengths, interests, and goals. I'd love the chance to talk about how I can customize a tutoring plan that puts YOU first.

YOU'RE ON YOUR WAY TO SUCCESS!

As you already know, there are so many ways "in" to a topic, question, or task. Your interest in a tutor is a huge step in itself. Thank you for making the time to visit! I can't wait to talk with you about your needs and goals.
Hello, and welcome!

I'm Dani. I have a Ph.D. in writing and adult learning, and I *love* being a writing tutor. I've been lucky to support writers like you for close to 20 years now!

It's a real privilege for me to work one-on-one with students of all kinds -- whether
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

24 hr notice required for canceling a scheduled appointment. Canceling or rescheduling w/in 18 hrs billed at 1/2 rate. Canceling or rescheduling w/in 6 hrs, or missing appointments, billed in full.

Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Milwaukee, WI 53213
Science:
Anthropology, Nursing, Philosophy, Sociology
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Career Development,
College Counseling, GED, GMAT, GRE, NCLEX, Praxis, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Computer:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
Anthropology
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Career Development,
GMAT, GRE, Marketing, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking

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.

Career Development

Career development issues are always under the surface for college students. They influence everything from how and where students choose to attend college to how they select, perform in, and experience their courses. Career development concerns are also magnified when taking into account students' out-of-school lives -- whether they are dependents and living with their parents, or they have existing jobs, and/or they have families or serve as caregivers.

Concerns about how to plan for a career are also increasingly affecting high school students. However, these concerns are not always well accommodated by the advising and academic resources available to them.

For all of these reasons, a focus on career development has been important to my tutoring and advising practice. Across all postsecondary institutional types, I have cultivated strong experience working with students on career development issues. While I work with college, graduate, and post-doctoral students in disciplines, I also cultivated a special focus on advising students who are pursuing post-baccalaureate science programs, especially pre-nursing and pre-medical students.

More generally, my tutoring approach builds on the strengths and experiences that students bring into academic and professional settings. Reflective, conversational methods are important for helping students make connections -- and shape strategies -- across their strengths, hopes, and goals.

In addition to my individualized career support experience, I also have experience developing collaborative cross-departmental career support programs as a higher ed administrator. One major contribution was bringing together three different college centers -- academic resources, academic advising, and career services -- to co-host integrated student resources, such as new student orientations, career writing workshops, and community resource materials.

Public Speaking

Public speaking is more than just delivering speeches to large audiences, yet it is not sufficiently addressed in conventional academic support contexts. Whether a student is speaking up in class, participating in small group discussion sections, or giving presentations, they are "on stage" in all of these contexts -- and that stage can be as stressful as a formal speech.

The stress associated with public speaking is often magnified by the associated academic navigation, positioning, and identity issues that are so deeply connected to learning. In fact, anxieties about performance in a subject matter or about one's success as a student are frequently increased by or conflated with the public speaking required in these contexts. In acknowledgement of these challenging, interconnected issues, I often address public speaking issues in my tutoring sessions.

I have also taught and tutored in public speaking at the college level, in addition to having designed and managed a college tutorial program focused on public speaking and academic modes of communication.

Study Skills

I believe that reading and study skills underpin all academic activities. Study skills, at their core, fundamentally connect how students think about navigate their school culture and courses with how they specifically approach individual assignments and academic task. And, of course, study skill develop and vary over people's many developmental stages they assimilate information across these different dimensions of academic life.

As a learning specialist, particularly given my focus on adults who bring complex contexts to their schooling, study skills support represents a major component of my educational practice. Since the late '90s, it has been my privilege to work on both direct and applied study skills with students in high school, college, and graduate school, in both individualized and group contexts, across a range of academic disciplines, programs, and degree tracks.

I have significant experience working with professional and post-bacc students in business, law, medicine, and nursing, as well as with doctoral students across the humanities, behavioral, and social sciences. On the flip side, I have similarly extensive experience working with students who are brand new to higher education, including first-generation students, and are still figuring out how to go about studying in college. Finally, much of my current work is focused on adult students who have been out of school for many years and who are seeking study skills support in both academic and non-academic contexts, such as licensing and permit exams.

Boston area
English
Boston area
Master's
Ivy League
PhD

Education

Boston area (English)

Boston area (Master's)

Ivy League (PhD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

24 hr notice required for canceling a scheduled appointment. Canceling or rescheduling w/in 18 hrs billed at 1/2 rate. Canceling or rescheduling w/in 6 hrs, or missing appointments, billed in full.

Travel policy

Danielle will travel within 5 miles of Milwaukee, WI 53213.