Hello, my name is Nancy, and I am not a business :)
I'm an English major currently on leave from Yale University, and I would love nothing more than to spend my time helping people learn to write and read. I have over six years of tutoring experience with both fiction and academic writing, including as a Writing Partner at the Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning.
My goal is to help you bring the elements of your reading and writing that interest /you/ the most to the forefront of your work. I love discovering ideas with students of all ages and using writing to develop them and communicate them to the communities around us.
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1) Prompt/Assignment/Premise - what's the goal of this piece?
2) What interests you most about this topic?
3) Talk through your ideas and throw thoughts around.
4) Draft, re-draft, re-draft ruthlessly! (Usually on your own)
5) Regroup to edit for argument, structure, and style.
6) Fine detail work - a sentence-by-sentence polish.
I am currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in English at Yale University.
I have six years of writing tutoring experience with high school and university students. I am most familiar with literary analysis and other English papers, but I have also worked with short stories and long-form narratives, screenplays, poems, STEM research papers, history essays, etc.
My standard fee is $30/hour, and I work on a sliding scale to accomodate students of different backgrounds. Please let me know if the fare would be a financial hardship.
I work primarily with high school and college students from a range of academic backgrounds. Where tutors who specialize in younger ages build critical literacy and reading foundations, I focus on facilitating creative and academic written communication and developing students' critical thinking abilities in all walks of life.
Don't give up! Finding a tutor (in any subject) who will be a good fit for you and your learning style will take trial and error, and it is absolutely okay to talk about what works and what doesn't work for you in a session. Our goal for one-on-one tutoring is to support /you/.
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