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Laurel T.

San Francisco, CA
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Ben U.

Columbus, OH
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Grant H.

New Orleans, LA
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Laurel T.

San Francisco, CA

I have written professionally for many years. I have published magazine articles in national magazines like National Gardening and Mother Jones, as wells in Bay Area newspapers. I have co-authored 5 academic papers in peer-reviewed journals. In Europe, I taught English writing skills in international corporations like the Deutsche Bank. More importantly, I love teaching writing, breaking down the steps to clear and effective communication and developing a writer's voice.

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Sammie November 30, 2016
English · Online
In the past two years, Laurel has helped me develop my reading and writing skills significantly as well as build graduate level vocabularies. She is very patient and sensitive to my needs, and she always makes our lessons fun! If you need help with the MCAT, GRE, LSAT, or any other graduate school entrance exams, I am sure Laurel will help you nail them and achieve your dreams!
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Renata A. September 30, 2016
English · In home
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Laurel was a great instructor for my parents who are studying ESL. They both enjoyed the conversation and learned a lot.
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Mehrnaz July 26, 2016
Creative Writing · Online
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I took a series of online creative writing lessons with Mrs. Taylor. She is one of the kindest and most intelligent persons I have worked with. She helped me find my writing style and patiently and carefully taught me about every aspect of creative writing. She told me not only about grammar and story structure, but also motivated and encouraged me to write a short story. From my first lesson with her, I knew that she is a gifted teacher, as she is knowledgeable and informed. Before taking lessons with her, I was writing in my journal, but now I have written my first piece. She provided meaningful and relevant ideas to help me find the flow of my story. Because of the excellent and exceptional way that she teaches, I have decided to continue with my creative writing.
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Ben U.

Columbus, OH

It is my grasp of foreign languages that makes me an effective English teacher. For instance, learning the complex grammar of Latin and Greek gave me a thorough understanding of English grammar and the ability to relate to other people’s native languages. I have spent many hours proofreading papers for international students. They find my instruction especially informative because I not only fix mistakes but provide an explanation. When I point out the patterns of grammar, similar mistakes show up less and less, and my students feel more confident that they are writing sentences correctly.

I learned English teaching methods through my tutoring experience. Over a span of four months, I gave a Turkish visiting scholar a systematic overview of English grammar and allowed him to apply it through conversation.

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Tingyang November 13, 2016
Piano · In studio
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Very professional and nice teacher!
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Maria S. October 27, 2016
Violin · Online
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Jelly S. August 1, 2016
Piano · In studio
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Ben is a great teacher and my granddaughters are enjoying the lessons
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Grant H.

New Orleans, LA

There are many different ways to cultivate your writing skills. Let's find out which way works best for you!

Most schools cannot take the time to help you find your ideal way of cultivating your writing process, whether it be visual, auditorial, kinesthetic, memetic, right brain/left brain, etc.

That's why I'm here! I pride myself on working with each individual student on the subtle ways that they learn and form healthy habits. If you have any questions about my teaching styles or methods please ask!

A little more about me:

I have earned my Creative Writing Bachelors Degree from Louisiana State University which boasts one of the top Creative Writing Programs in the country.
I studied Short Story Writing as well as Poetry Writing with teachers who have been published by Norton Anthology's for decades. Let's learn how to improve your writing together!

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Stephanie B. November 30, 2016
Ukulele · Online
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I feel Grant can be whatever you need! After the first lesson, I was confused with music theory and he made it clear by the second lesson. He is very concise with his words and I really appreciate it as some teachers can talk your whole session away. I also asked to work on strumming techniques and he was quick to come up with new ones for me as well as explaining how I can create my own. He's fantastic!
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Stephanie B. November 18, 2016
Ukulele · Online
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Mason C. November 14, 2016
Ukulele · Online
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He is a great teacher that meets you at your skill level.

Jackie D.

Chula Vista, CA
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Morgan L.

Indialantic, FL
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Alexandra M.

Salt Lake City, UT
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Jackie D.

Chula Vista, CA

As a former Journalism student, writing has been the number one way I learned to communicate both academically and professionally. It's important to be able to distill highly technical information into language anyone can read, and not only can read, but enjoys reading. I had three mentors in the past who helped hone my writing skills, and I love applying what I learned from them with my own students today.

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Dustin E. September 13, 2016
Spanish · Online
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Jackie was great! I showed up late but we still were able to accomplish a lot and I look forward to working with her in the future.
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Ellen August 8, 2016
Spanish · Online
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Jackie has made learning Spanish enjoyable. I appreciate her patience and sense of humor! I highly recommend her as a teacher.
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Renata W. July 31, 2016
ESL · Online
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The best teacher ever!
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Morgan L.

Indialantic, FL

Throughout my 15 years in school, I've had challenging English and writing teachers. Their rigorous lessons have helped me become an excellent writer with exceptional proofreading skills. When writing with me, I'll show you your mistakes and the best ways to avoid them in the future.

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Pam November 13, 2016
Algebra 2 · Online
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Anthony November 12, 2016
Algebra 1 · Online
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Morgan has been patient with me. I don't always understand this algebra but she works with me. She has helped me out a lot.
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Anthony November 5, 2016
Algebra 1 · Online
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Morgan did a great job in helping me with my math. I'm still rusty on simple mistakes but she has shown a lot of patience with me. I'm happy to have her as my teacher.
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Alexandra M.

Salt Lake City, UT

I'm a writing coach and editor, and I tailor our time together to your needs. Have a tough paper to write and just don't know where to start? I'll walk you through the research, analysis, brainstorming, structure, and writing process. Have a completed piece and need an expert editor to comb through it and help you give it that extra shine? I'll crack open each sentence with you and fine tune each word. Just want improve your overall writing skills or brush up on basic rules of grammar, structure, organization, analysis, or research technique? I'll bring lesson plans, resources, and tools to help you improve your skills.

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Michelle November 8, 2016
Violin · In home
Alexandra was patient and always smiling as my daughter took her first lesson. She made it fun and interesting. She advised us on the best books to buy for practicing at home and gave "homework" that my daughter was actually excited about! I would recommend her lessons over and over. Thanks!
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Anwin October 17, 2016
Violin · In studio
Very good instructor. So nice and pleasing.
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Winfred P. October 15, 2016
Writing · Online
Verified Student
Wonderful teacher. Our two children (one in elementary and one in high school) really learn and enjoy the writing lessons with Alexandra.

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