Helms English/Writing Tutoring
I am always able to find the best way to help each individual student. Everyone learns in different ways, so no one can be taught the same. I have been tutoring high school students at a local high school in Raleigh for about a year, and am eager to help others improve academically, specifically through writing. It is a passion of mine and I strive to help each individual find their style.
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
First, I need to get to know the student. It helps if we feel comfortable with each other, so I enjoy getting to know each other a bit. I ask them what they hope to accomplish through tutoring, and we outline their strengths and weaknesses in the topic. Each student has a unique writing style; I hope to help them embrace their individuality and exemplify their best selves through their writing, whether it be through college level research essays or high school creative writing.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have tutored high school students, specifically with writing/editing essays.
How did you get started teaching?
Students at my school needed help with their writing.
What types of students have you worked with?
Mostly high school, but also some younger children.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Look for someone who fits the area of expertise you are looking for. It will also be helpful to find someone who is willing to put in the extra effort to best help their students.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
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What do you like to do outside of academics?