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Amy E.

Austin, TX
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Homestead, FL
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Columbus, OH
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Amy E.

Austin, TX

Improve your writing skills in grammar, mechanics, and overall flow.

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Pragna March 21, 2016
English · In home
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My kid was happy with Amy and always looked forward for next class! Amy covered most of the school curriculum in less time... Helped boost my child confidence.
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Minh Vo January 18, 2016
Reading · Online
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Nice teacher. Easy to work with. My son likes her teaching. Thanks...
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Cole (. June 15, 2015
Reading · In home
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We've only had one session so far, but Amy really knows her content. She assessed my 8 year old son's reading/spelling/vocab skills quickly and accurately and was very kind and engaging during the session. I feel confident he'll be at the level we want him to be by the start of the school year.
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Shellora L.

Homestead, FL

Help you become a better essay writer, focusing on cohesiveness, focus, developing support and grammar as well as formatting in students home or public building.

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Paris C. January 9, 2016
Algebra 2 · In home
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Very pleased with our first session!!
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Nathalie L. March 17, 2015
Algebra 1 · In home
Ms. Shellora has been a very multi-talented helpful young lady. She is very easy to work with and very flexible with her time.
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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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Mauricio G. January 24, 2016
Violin · In home
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very nice person, gentle and with a lot of patience to explain you the basics. I really recommend him if any of you is interested to take violin classes.
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Maria S. December 16, 2015
Violin · Online
Verified Student
Ben is extremely patient with my children, very professional and explains things in a way a children understand and encourages them to work and help one another!
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Jacob S. October 8, 2015
Violin · Online
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Thank you for my kids first lesson. I was a little nervous at first as my kids if always had lessons in a studio. Online worked ok really well. We look forward to many more lessons with Ben.

Andrew P.

Milton, VT
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Charis C.

Brooklyn, NY
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New York, NY
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Andrew P.

Milton, VT

As I have done with my community college students for the past 35 years, I put my students at ease by saying that I know they have not received adequate grammar instruction, nor have they been shown the writing process stages in high school. So what they are about to acquire is no review but a step-by-step introduction to college writing. We work through the writing stages to develop types of essays.

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Yousef A. March 9, 2016
Writing · Online
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Great - Thanks for your time and help.
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Haya February 19, 2016
Writing · Online
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Thanks Andrew for your time and help - My daughter is excited and learning new/different writing skills.
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Yousef February 17, 2016
Writing · Online
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Andrew is a great teacher. He is flexible. My son is enjoying the lessons and learning new writing skills after each lesson. Thanks indeed.
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Charis C.

Brooklyn, NY

I am an award-winning, published writer of fiction and non-fiction, and have edited and coached the writing of everyone from prize-winning authors to emerging ones, as well as teaching writing to students of all ages. Over the course of thirty years, I've taught writing at every level, both one-on-one and in public and private school classrooms, as well as other settings. My students have included kindergarten, elementary, middle, high school, college, and graduate students; people with books or other projects they want to write or have written; immigrants, at-risk youth, prisoners, hospital patients, and everyone in between. I am as excellent at heightening the level of a child’s school work as I am at turning a book author into a best seller. Authors whose published books I have helped with include: Laurie Garrett, Eric Metaxas, Roya Hakakian, Ethan Watters, Suki Kim, and many of my Harper’s authors, who went on to include my early advice in the versions they later used in their ...

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Katherine April 13, 2016
Drawing · In studio
I love my drawing lesson with Charis and look forward to a lessons each week. She gives thoughtful comments that have helped me develop my drawing skills and personal creative style.
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Adrian September 22, 2015
Charis is brilliant. Her marvelous sense of humor, curiosity, and expertise with language, literature and the making of beautiful things, would make learning anything with her a pure delight, as well as a privilege. As it happens, she is a masterful writer, editor and expediter of creative dreams -in a genuinely original, even magical way- every time I see her, I find I've got five new ideas and my sense of reality feels enlivened and enlarged.
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Jarrel September 15, 2015
Writing · In studio
Charis was able to help me condense my complex ideas into something impactful and understandable; taking ideas that I couldn't quite verbalize and rephrasing them in a way that seems as if she is reading my mind. She takes into account the writers personality when helping edit. Her feedback is extraordinary, it will certainly inspire you to write more than you knew you had within you. Just a few sessions boosted my confidence in my writing ability and as a human being in general. Her belief in the writer will undoubtedly generate a higher belief in themselves.
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Marion S.

New York, NY

I am a published writer with a masters degree, and years of teaching. I've worked with people of all ages and backgrounds. Whether you need help with basic writing, or completing a specific project, I can help. I can be your teacher, your writing coach, or the person who helps you brainstorm and think it through. Essay tests? Wedding toasts? Eulogies? College applications? Novels? Cover letters? I've helped people with all of them. Ask me a question. Maybe I can help you.

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Chaia December 28, 2015
Reading · In studio
Marion's communication skills and her depth and breadth of knowledge are a recipe for enjoyable learning as well as comprehension and mastery of any subject she teaches.
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Pete December 28, 2015
Writing · Online
Marion Stein is a skilled writer and an exceptionally good communicator. Her critique of my work has always been thoughtful and very much on point. Considering her experience working with youth at all levels, I would regard her an an ideal person to tutor in this field.
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Danny December 28, 2015
Literature · Online
Marion has often offered guidance, criticism and support for my writing on an informal basis. She is astute, honest and encouraging as well as a skilled, knowledgeable and effective tutor. In short, her input makes you better at stuff.

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As a young writer, you might be wondering what itÂ’s like to write a novel. What goes into the process? How in the world do authors get started, especially when you look at writers like Stephen King, who has written several novels of over 1,000 pages? Keep reading to learn how to break down the process and make it much more manageable: Start with Brainstorming Start small - as small as a single word or sentence. It might seem silly, but it can help you stay focused before your imagination sta
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What are the steps to writing a book report that will earn you an "A"? Check out these helpful tips from San Diego tutor Natalie S... Every student will be expected to write a book report at some point or another in his or her scholastic career. This is a great assignment for students who want to hone reading comprehension and critical thinking skills. Book reports often seem scary and overwhelming initially, however, if you follow these steps to writing a book report, you can easily and succes
Writing Tips for Kids: How to Write an Amazing Ending
A good story needs to be strong from the first line through the final page. It's all too easy to start strong with a great hook and an interesting set of characters, but then lose momentum along the way and stop short at the end. This can be tough for budding wordsmiths of all ages - so how can you encourage your kids and help them understand the writing techniques involved? Here are some tips for parents and private writing tutors alike... Read and discuss great literature As a parent
3 Unique Writing Topics for Students
When you're given a writing assignment - but not a topic - deciding what to write about can be a challenge. Here, teacher Matthew H. shares a few unique writing topics to consider...    Virtually all students eventually will be required to write an essay on some literary piece they read in class or for homework. Normally, you will be expected to answer a specific question the teacher has posed to provoke a thoughtful response. However, sometimes you will be given the option to wri

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