Sophie’s Writing Tutoring

Sophie’s Writing Tutoring

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About this tutor

I am a freelance journalist in Portland, OR with extensive tutoring experience with children and young adults. For three years during college I tutored fellow student-athletes as well as local high school students in a variety of writing formats. I have also worked with younger children in reading comprehension and learning the basics of analytical writing. I was a journalism major with a double minor in media studies and gender studies. 

I specialize in persuasive writing, analytical essays, reading, reading comprehension, expository essays, personal essays, sentence structure, grammar and college/admission essays. 

I love working with students one-on-one to hone their writing and reading skills. Helping students understand how to craft a compelling essay, and seeing the pride they cultivate for their work, continues to inspire me.  

During COVID-19 I have switched to conducting sessions through Zoom and am using Google Docs so we can share interactive documents and readings.

If you’d like any more information, please feel free to reach out to me via phone or email. I look forward to working with you or your child! 

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

During our first session, I like to get a sense of the student’s writing level and style. I’ll ask the student to bring in several recent pieces they’ve written so I can go over them and identify strengths and weaknesses. From there, we’ll work on a current assignment or project and use the original pieces as a framework for how to best help the student with the current assignment. 

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

I was an English and writing tutor for three years during college for fellow students. I am also a journalist for a local newspaper, and prior to working in print I had a fellowship with National Public Radio. During that time I found stories, spoke with sources, crafted scripts, and curated a news story.  

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

I have flexible pricing dependent on the family’s financial stability, as I want every student to have the opportunity to improve their writing no matter income level. However, my standard pricing is below:

1/2 hour: $25.0

45 minutes: $35.0

1 hour: $50.0 

How did you get started teaching?

I first started tutoring officially during college, when I tutored student-athletes in English and writing. I am able to meet students at whatever level they’re currently at, whether they’re young elementary students first learning how to construct fluid sentences or seniors in high school who are in AP English. 

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