Hannah Babcock

Hannah B.

Brooklyn, NY
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Levels Taught:
Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
Writing is a creative process and everyone works through a writing project differently. Students can expect help with everything from planning a work to outlining to editing and restructuring. Throughout my years of lit-based education to encounter many different styles of writing.

Having worked as an assistant to the head of pedagogy at Purchase College, I have plenty of experience with hands-on assignment building and have been instrumental in assisting students with very complex assignments. Any lesson with me will be specifically attuned to each student's particular needs.
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Hannah teaches



Hannah delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 1+

Teaching since:
September 2011

I have been tutoring for over 6 years now and have worked on everything from personal creative writing projects to senior theses to college writing assignments. I graduated with a BA in Literature from Purchase College in 2014 to start my publishing career. I am an avid reader as my background suggests - I love reading in every capacity and share my enthusiasm with all of my students. My favorite genres are classic American literature, metafiction, and popular science though I read everything in between as well. Past students have been known to call me vibrant, imaginative, and ambitious. One of my greatest joys as a tutor is to help see students all the way through challenging projects. I pay very close attention to the needs of my students and feel it is highly important to facilitate a comfortable but structured working environment for each student's particular challenges.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Various Anthologies and Reading Materials
Apple Computer
Pens and Paper

*** Specialties ***
American Literature
Short Stories
Cultural Theory
Writing Structure
Preparation for Assignments

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Literary Scout's Assistant
Dec 2014 - Present
Baker Literary Scouting Inc.

Baker Literary Scouting is a full-service literary consulting company which helps contracted foreign publishing houses to see what's on the US book market first so they have a chance to acquire translation rights. In order to fully serve our clients, I liaise with US publishing house and agencies in order to keep on top of the latest works in both fiction and nonfiction. I also schedule clients for/attend book fairs and conferences. My work requires a keen eye for detail and talent and as such I am able to "diagnose" works for their merit, strengths, and possible improvements.

With my help, some of our clients have won prestigious awards over the course of the past 2 years and have successfully grown their lists to include a wide array of American projects.

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Jan 2014 - Jan 2015
Foundry Literary and Media

I worked under a literary agent reading manuscript submissions and providing a second pair of eyes on important existing clients' works. I discussed projects closely with my agent and helped her to decide who she should represent.

Senior Peer Mentor
Sep 2013 - Dec 2013
SUNY Purchase Literature Department

I advised and ran workshops with students under the head professor of pedagogy at Purchase college. In addition to my previous duties as a peer mentor, I also worked closely with new peer mentors to help them facilitate discussions in small groups. I acted as a senior advisor for new peer mentors and helped to cultivate their individual relationships with one another and their students. This involved helping them to pair with students one-on-one to ensure a fully-assisted learning community.

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Peer Mentor
Sep 2011 - Dec 2012
SUNY Purchase Literature Department

I advised students under the head professor of pedagogy at Purchase college. I worked with students to form and articulate convincing arguments. In addition, I ran workshops with students to facilitate an environment where people could get constructive criticism from their peers. I held meetings and worked on aspects of writing on a case-by-case basis. Many of my students went on to be peer mentors themselves, and we are still very much in contact years after teaching them.

My students have gone on to work at literary agencies, Teach for America, and graduate programs for the arts. Many of my peer mentor colleagues continue to be in close contact with me as we've wound up working together in the publishing world.

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Jan 2011 - Dec 2012
Learning Center, SUNY Purchase

I worked with students in all stages of writing. At the learning center, I helped people to organize their writing materials and research, write senior projects and capstones, and I worked with them on edits made by their professors. My tutoring differentiated based on the specific challenges that presented themselves in each project. I often helped students from start to finish with works that they felt passionately about. It is here that I found my passion for editing and my keen eye for detail while still keeping the integrity of each writers' work.

I also helped students who sent their work via the student portal - I diagnosed their specific strengths and weaknesses in order to solidify theses, improve grammar, and overall "tone" their writing for professorial review.

I was featured in the Purchase College 2014 Learning Center brochure as a prominent tutor.

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BA in Humanities, concentration in Literature
Sep 2010 - May 2014
SUNY Purchase
High School
Sep 2007 - Jun 2010
Nathan Hale-Ray High School


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency

Photos & Videos

A beautiful view of the clock tower outside my office.

Taking lunch on a rooftop near work.

Enjoying the sunshine in Little Italy


Going to an event in city

Teaching a friend how to make apple pie


3 Reviews

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Yinghua Apr 21, 2019
Writing · Online

thank you !!!!!!!!!!

Joseph Nov 17, 2015
Essay Writing · In studio

Fantastic Tutor! I'm a much much much better writer because of her!

Joseph Nov 17, 2015
Essay Writing · In studio

Hannah is a fantastic tutor! Tremendously helped me better my writing.

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