The teacher stands up in front of the class and assigns an essay. The whole class loses their breath, unable to grasp the concept. Writing isn't that hard...right? Wrong. Writing is one of the most difficult subjects students are faced with. Writing words on paper is one thing, but writing them well is another.
I've been writing professionally for two years now and enjoy the ability to reach out to people through words. A deep, renowned love for writing and the English language has driven me further each day to succeed in my career and to allow the student to succeed as well. I am currently studying communications at Arizona State University, expanding my knowledge of writing and language. I recently presented a podcast piece I completed called "This I Believe" to the English Association of Ohio as apart of their "(Re)Claiming Our Voices" conference. I also work as a copywriter for a local Phoenix agency, completing scripts and public writing material for charities, organizations, etc.
As a tutor, I allow the student to make mistakes we all make. Writing is hard, but there's no need to be punished for those mistakes. "D" papers can easily be turned into "A" papers through persistence and some reclaimed voices through words.
Writing is simply translating thoughts to paper. Thoughts come naturally, yet the translation often does not. I'm there to be that translation and allow the student to better understand the process of turning thoughts into magnificent works of word art.
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I first start off by analyzing the assignment. Is this a narrative, argument, political piece, etc? We then sit down to organize the guidelines for this paper and basic knowledge of the subject. From there, if any research is needed, I will provide the platforms for creative commons and peer-reviewed information sources. We will then discuss basic ways to translate thoughts to paper through organizational charts, etc. A first draft will then be produced. Once we overlook the first draft, the student will be allowed to first correct their own paper for any mistakes. I will then read it and critique word-choice and grammar. The second draft will be drafted correcting basic errors. Once the basic errors are corrected, students must find a friend/parent/peer to review their paper for flow. Finally, I will review it and correct minor errors and allow for the final product to be written.
Communications at Arizona State University
AA in Marketing at The University of Findlay
Online: $25/ hour
Traveling: $35-$45/ hour (Within a 50 mile radius of Phoenix, AZ)
Find someone you click with. Writing can't be taught by the bland professor who scratches pieces of chalk down the chalkboard. Writing is apart of a vibrant language and you must feel comfortable with the individual before the process truly begins.