Composition, English, Creative Writing Tutor

Composition, English, Creative Writing Tutor

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Have confidence!  We will work together to achieve your desired result.  We will make a plan with small, attainable steps along the way, and suddenly you will realize you have reached your goal!  It may be challenging at times, but we will have a good time!

MA - English and Writing 2021

BA - English and Writing 2016

AS - General Studies 2007

I love everything about English and literature, from basic composition to poetry to Shakespeare and everything in between.  Sharing these things is my greatest professional reward.

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Dumfries, VA 22026
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FAQs


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

The following is very flexible and student-driven. 

We will meet briefly (in person or via video call), to discuss what the student wants to achieve and make a plan to quickly benchmark his or her level of mastery in the subject.

From there I will draft a plan of action that will get us moving in the right direction almost immediately.  

By default, I plan for the student to work independently a majority of the time with regular check-ins with me for guidance and feedback.  This keeps costs low for the student.  I am also available for more one-on-one time as needed.


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

My Master's degree included practical and theoretical pedagogical study that was focused on teaching students writing composition.

I have extensive research experience in English, American, and World literature. 


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

$30 per half hour, or $50 per hour.

Occasional e-mail or text questions to keep you on track are free.


How did you get started teaching?

My first career was teaching military members in a hands-on and/or classroom setting, formally and informally, for more than 30 years, with excellent success.  


What types of students have you worked with?

Primarily teenage and adult students, up to undergraduate students.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

One of my students received a major promotion as a result of our training together (but mainly his hard work)!


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

Interview more than one tutor - a lot of people are qualified, but I recommend looking for the one with the professional attitude that suits your needs best.


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

Where am I in my mastery of this subject?

Where do I want to be?

How many hours per week can I set aside the time to work toward my goal?


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