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Lessons offered by Devon
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Academic English
  • Reading
  • Creative writing
  • Dissertation and thesis writing preparation
  • Modernist literature
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • College
  • Adult Education

English made easy, wicked writing, and confident comprehension. Whether you are facing or seeking a challenge, I'm here to help with 5+ years of tutoring and teaching experience.

Methodology

I have a BA in English, with a minor in technical and professional writing, and an MA in Communication and Rhetorical studies. I've been tutoring writing and comprehension across disciplines for over five years, from middle school students to PhD candidates from all walks of life.

My teaching style is student-centered in that I encourage and help my students set their own goals for a session. and we then work together to achieve them. Whether it's understanding a homework assignment, brainstorming writing topics/ approaches, refining the grammar and mechanics of an almost-final-draft, or anything in-between, we work together as a team until my student feels more confident in their abilities.

Background

I've been giving lessons as a certified writing tutor for over five years. Over those years, I've tutored countless students, many of whom enthusiastically return. I am proud to say that students tell me they feel empowered and inspired by our sessions together, and the majority see at least one letter-grade improvement within the first several weeks.

Rates

Transportation Fee : $5
Rate for online lessons : $25/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $158
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $298
Lessons offered by Devon
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Academic English
  • Reading
  • Creative writing
  • Dissertation and thesis writing preparation
  • Modernist literature
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • College
  • Adult Education

Devon's resume

Education
Communication and Rhetorical Studies, MA
Syracuse University. Syracuse NY. ABD.

English and Professional Writing, BA
Sam Houston State University. Huntsville, TX. Summa Cum Laude, December 2012.

Professional Experience

Syracuse University, 2014
Teaching Assistant
 Taught CRS 225: Public Advocacy.
 Designed and lead class discussions and activities.
 Facilitated and graded exams.
 Coordinated with tenured faculty and fellow teaching assistants in the department to ensure department-wide cohesion.
 Helped organize, advertise, and judge the White Denison Presentational Speaking Competition.
 Acted as department liaison in faculty meetings and reaching out cross campus to other departments and colleges.

Quarterly Journal of Speech, 2013
Assistant Book Review Editor
 Copy-edited academic articles and book review.
 Coordinated with fellow editors for consistency.
 Formatted articles and book reviews to house style guide.
 Corresponded with both publishers and authors to commission reviews.
 Advised authors regarding larger edits.

Sam Houston State University Writing Center, 2011– 2013
Writing Tutor
 Aided students across all disciplines and degrees to become better, more confident writers.
 Assisted students in deconstructing and understanding assignment sheets.
 Helped students with heuristic brainstorming and organizing assignments.
 Trained new tutors.
 Helped students trouble-shoot computer software and hardware issues, including printer issues.
 Aided students with formatting in MS Office, Publisher, and Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop.

Sam Houston State Review, 2012– 2013
Editor and Designer
 Selected short fiction and poetry pieces for the 2012 Sam Houston Review.
 Worked in InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator to design the page layout for the 2012 Sam Houston Review, amongst other journals.
 Copy-edited short fiction, poetry, and academic articles for various journals.

Awards
 Received the Excellence in Writing Award 2009 and 2012.
 Rewarded the Elliott T. Bowers Honors Scholarship, 2010–2011, 2011–2012.
 Recipient of the E & O Carroll Scholarship, 2010–2011.
 Recipient of the Ruthannah Scholarship, 2010–2011.
 Received the Undergraduate Academic Achievement Scholarship, 2010–2011.

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