EducationGraduated Magna Cum Laude with degrees in English and anthropology from North Carolina State University, May 2011.
You can reach me by email at email@example.com or by phone at 704-999-9574.
ExperienceI'm a nationally certified tutor who has been working with high school, college, and graduate school students for over seven years. I work with students on everything from academic essays to admissions counseling, in any writing stage from brainstorming/outlining an essay to editing the finished piece. Oftentimes I guide students through the entire writing process from start to finish, and I typically establish relationships with students that extend throughout the semester, if not throughout their college careers.
My greatest success story is with an NYU student who reached out to me during her sophomore year because she had debilitating writer's block. I guided her with every single essay for the next three years, teaching her how to research, organize, plan, write, and edit her essays, and by the end of her senior year she managed to write her senior thesis without any help from me at all...and received an A!
Although I tailor each session depending on what the student needs most, I typically focus on high-level issues in writing first: Clarity, flow, organization, comprehensibility, and originality. These, I feel, are the major underlying issues in any work. Only once the writing is to a certain standard do we move on to grammar and word choice, since ultimately a truly good piece of writing can transcend these lower-level issues. My goal is eventually for the student to write so well that I only need to offer minor adjustments and advice, and to be more of a second pair of eyes rather than a teacher.
In my experience, brainstorming sessions are best done in person, as we'll be more comfortable to bounce ideas off of each other and I'll get a better sense of what you need from me.
Outlining/organization and editing sessions are best done over phone/Skype/FaceTime so that we can share screens and really focus on the work at hand. Of course, I'm flexible and am open to other suggestions as well.
***SAT Verbal and Writing tutoring available at an additional rate***
HobbiesIn addition to tutoring, I'm a book editor who worked for a Top Five publishing house before leaving to freelance edit, tutor, and write full-time. I currently write for the Huffington Post.
Besides reading and writing, I am very passionate about music and am constantly seeing shows around the city.
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