The Writer's Tutor

The Writer's Tutor

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2 employees
3 years in business

About this tutor

I am passionate about guiding students from wherever they are to where they wish to go or even deciding that along the way. I teach skills, critical and creative thinking and bring out the unique voices of students as well as honing in on strengths while developing crucial skills. I also make it enjoyable to learn and to work together rather than creating a stressful envirnonment. One does one's best work when one is relaxed and focused. My sister works in a similar way.

We are two sisters who have undergraduate and graduate degrees from Harvard University, Brown University, Princeton, Yale, CSU Northridge, London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. 

Working online in zoom is more effective than meeting in person and I will give you a free first 1/2 hour lesson to show you how it works. I have been able to truly help students meet and exceed their goals in an online environment where we are able to see the same documents, text, etc at the same time in real time.

My experience as founder is as a practicing CA credentials English and French teacher for almost 20 years, who also teaches AP. My younger sister, who I taught to read at age 3 or so, is a law professor as well.

Here is my linked in profile:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/dederoan/

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Scottsdale, AZ 85255
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

We meet for 1/2 hour in a zoom room to get to know each other to see if it's a fit and to speak about goals. I also work with them to get to know how to work in zoom. I use a video and they may as well if they wish to do that.

Then we decide on a course of action if we wish to work together. Perhaps we start with a month at a time.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

CA Clear credentialed teacher, working towards National Board Certification, Masters in Educational Leadership.Teach High School English and AP English. Have also taught middle school English. 

Have worked sucessfully as a writing tutor to gude students with essays for private school, summer programs and for college and to bring out their best to find the fit for their interests and personality.


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Although there is flexibility, I like to work with students monthly and charge by the month. We can discuss when we meet. In other words I charge in packages of 4 that they may spread out over more than a month.

I also do larger packages but recommend starting with 4 lessons.


How did you get started teaching?

I started tutoring French in high school and worked as a an assistant to a Professor of French culture and language as a freshman at Harvard Univeristy. I also had a day camp for little kids when I was 11 and 12. My little sister was a member of our summer camp for kids.


What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with students in elementary school through adult, but primarily focus on working with students in middle school. high school and in community college. I have worked with a diverse range of students from students who struggle with writing or reading to students who love writing and reading and are looking to develop even more through essay writing, etc.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I am fond of the LA festival of books, and of the writing course I am embarking on that is writing about personal events and fictionalizing them. 


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