English, Creative Writing, Poetry Tutor

English, Creative Writing, Poetry Tutor

5.0 (1)
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About this tutor

Have had several of my own work published online and figured that made me qualified enough to tutor people about it. Not gonna pretend I'm Shakespeare or anything but I know what I'm talking and will share that knowledge for fairly cheap, along with a life time experience of tutoring my sibling. I love kids and do well with them but have also helped many friends through their high school classes and feel confident helping anyone k-12.

I had a hard time in grade school due to undiagnosed ADHD and autism, but my grades vastly improved when I was able to get help catered to my needs and believe every kid should get that as well. 

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Bradenton, FL 34212
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1 Review

5.0

  • Matthew Coleson

    Go to school with them, they're always super nice and were very understanding and patient with me. Helped me get my grades up from a D to a B!



FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I offer one free session up to an hour long to get to know a student and how best to help them. I will ask for specifics in what they're struggling with and give them and their parent I chance to ensure I fit their needs.


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

I have helped many friends and children or younger siblings of friends through their classes and am a semester away from graduating highschool. I plan on going into creative writing and have had many works published in smaller online publications. This makes me a unique mix of qualified and willing to work for minimum wage


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

13 dollars an hour is my baseline but I consider that highly negotiable based on the specifics of what I'm teaching and the parents ability to afford my pricing. I think every child that needs help is entitled to it and while I am I broke I'll do what I can to help those as broke as I.


How did you get started teaching?

I had a hard time in grade school but after getting external support my grades skyrocketed, and I ended up into a lot of advanced classes and developed a passion for writing, while retaining my understanding of why kids might struggle with classes like I did and ended up helping a lot of friends improve their grades.


What types of students have you worked with?

Kids ages 8 -16 in nearly all subjects, although I consider myself qualified to help anyone k - 12


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I don't quite know what that means, which I'm going to blame on my autism, and then use that as a chance to talk about my autistim. Despite the "silent genius" trope a lot of kids with high functioning autism (or you might have heard it called aspergers) like myself struggle a lot in school. Particularly with English, because while we're not stupid our brains are fundimently made differently, and often our teaches are unable or unwilling to accommodate those differences. My experience with my own autism and that of the people around me has given me a deeper understanding of why kids struggle in school beyond "stupidity" and how to help with those problems.


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

While I think this applies to most subjects, but particularly English teachers, just talk to them. You're teacher should be willing to have an honest and eloquent conversation with you about your current needs and struggles and tell you exactly how they'll help and agree to change their strategies if they're not working. Every students struggles are different and so is the reason why they're struggling, which means every student requires unique help. Your teachers should be willing to express to you what they can offer to fit your needs and adapt their teaching style to fit you as best they can.


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Well, a big part of teaching is learning what you're students need to learn effectively, but if you already know some of that about yourself it can be very helpful. Consider the environment youve noticed you've learned best in (noisy, quite, cold, hot, outside, inside, alone, with people, etc) and what you and your teacher can do to accommodate that, and express those needs to your teacher as clearly as you can. Always mention to your teacher if they do something you know doesn't help you or makes you uncomfortable and similarly mention the things you know you learn from, for instance certain types of assignments like presentations, reading on your own, having someone read to you, writing something down, making a model, etc.


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