Graduate Student Offering English/ Writing Tutoring

Graduate Student Offering English/ Writing Tutoring


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I am a current MFA candidate at the University of Massachusetts - Amherst seeking a masters in poetry. I graduated Cum Laude from the University of Richmond where I received a Bachelors of Arts degree in English with a minor in Creative Writing. At UMass, I teach a College Writing course which fulfills a general education requirement for all college students. While at Richmond, I worked as a tutor in the writing center for first-year seminars. I was also honored as the Writing Consultant of the year for the 2011-2012 school year. I work predominantly with college-aged students, but I have experience teaching elementary through high school students, as well as ESL and international students. I can also offer grammatical help for students of all fluency levels. Ironically, I enrolled at UMass solely to get a masters degree and pursue a career as a writer. Teaching was only a means to fund my education while I was in the program. But over the past two years, my students have completely captivated my attention and motivated me to pursue a PhD in Rhetoric and Composition to teach full time. I have found not only a knack but also a passion for teaching creative approaches to expository essays. I believe I offer a unique perspective to learning that engages students of all skill and interest levels. Being a student myself, I can relate to student mindsets and cater lesson plans to their specific areas of strength and weaknesses.

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Glen Allen, VA 23059
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I usually begin by asking students what their strengths and weaknesses are with writing, and I then establish a curriculum that works to improve their weaknesses while emphasizing their strengths.

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

I worked as a writing tutor at the University of Richmond Writing Center for two years during my undergraduate education and I have also taught College Writing at UMass for the past 2 years as a masters student, both of which required training for. I have also tutored elementary-aged ESL students and I currently teach ESL and international students in my writing classes.

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

I usually charge $15 for 30 minutes and $25 for an hour.

How did you get started teaching?

I have always had a passion for reading and writing, but I realized I could steward those talents during college and I discovered my passion for teaching writing in grad school.

What types of students have you worked with?

College-age students, high school students, elementary-aged students, ESL students, and international students.

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