Jack's Writing Class

Jack's Writing Class

4 years in business

About this tutor

Do you struggle with developing an Essay Structure? Is coming up with a compelling thesis difficult? Or do you have that more bothersome problem; of having a great argument, knowing that it makes sense, knowing, even, how it makes sense, but not knowing how to translate it onto the page?

Don't worry, I can help!

When it comes to Academic writing, I've never met anyone who is more proficient or effective than I am. In College, I was a paper wizard, consistently earning A's from the hardest professors (Profs with monikers like Asher the Grade-Slasher) like their essay assignments were open-book quizzes. I even won some awards for research papers I've written. All this is to say: I know my way around an argument outline.

For me, Paper Writing was always a breeze. I couldn't believe how much everyone else seemed to struggle. But when I started tutoring, I realized that getting good grades on papers wasn't some special talent only I had. Anyone could succeed pretty easily once they were armed with the right information.

I got paid by school to tutor peers for all 4 years of my college experience. From ESL students, to dissertation candidates, every one of my students improved, and many saw 1 to 2 whole letter grade jumps on their writing assignments. In my final year, I became the highest-rated tutor at my College's Writing Center. Not only did I get results for my students on the grade books, but as a result, they all became better writers.

I decided to keep tutoring after college, because I wanted to spread my wealth of knowledge on Academic Writing. Nothing feels better to me than seeing someone who once dreaded paper writing, breeze through a paper and get the grade their argument deserves.

My goals with students adhere to a strict hierarchy, and all of my students can expect me to act accordingly as a tutor.

1.) Improve the Grade

For different people this will take different forms. But for me, first and foremost, I will try to ensure that any time you spend with me directly results in a better grade for you. This is the overall result that we are aiming for. If you're with me for an hour, you got better as a writer; a half hour, you get better; even 5 minutes, I want to give you one or two USEFUL pieces of information that will forever improve your essay grades.

2.) Build Rapport & Familiarity with the Student

I need to know where you are at in your skill level, where you want to be, and how you learn, so that I can take you there. If you are my student, I am going to be invested in your success, and to be the most succesful I have to be able to teach you the best way you can learn.

3.) Improve the Writing

My goal is not to have us work on a paper together, and you just follow my instructions to a better grade. Ultimately, I will improve your writing in general. I teach principles, not arguments. What I teach you will be applicable for all argumentative academic writing, and should help you improve to the point where you need me more as a resource and partner, than a tutor.

If you are serious about improving your writing, and getting your essay grades up. 

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

1. 5min of Introduction to understand where you are at, and what your goals are.

2. Straight into the assignments. The best place to start is previous assignments. Even if it is a new project you are working on, I will ask for previous written assignments for this professor. Each prof is different so this provides me with a background understanding of their habits, proclivities and desires. I'm going to determine what the prof likes, and what he dislikes. 

Next we go into assignment guidelines. This is huge for academic writing! Assignment guidelines are like secret codes for some reason. The prof has to leave it open ended enough because it is a writing assignment after all, but he is looking for one, maybe two, things he wants his students to demonstrate to him.

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

5 years tutoring experience Specializing in:

College Students

English Majors

ESL Students

High School Students

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

$15 1/2 hour session

Lesson plan pricing dependent on each student.

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