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Lessons offered by Thomas
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Academic English
  • Literature
  • Creative writing
  • Essay writing
  • English literature
  • Classic Literature
Levels
  • All Levels

Writing is my superpower. I am a confident, enthusiastic educator with a passion for writing and 20 years experience crafting a dynamic and creative approach to teaching composition, literature, and c

Methodology

Much of my teaching methodology involves rapport. Most instructors and tutors have knowledge and expertise in their chosen fields, but few have the capacity to reach students on an intellectual and personal level. In short, teaching is a passion, not merely a job.

Background

I have taught English, literature, creative writing, and journalism at the college level for 20 years. Moreover, I have had the opportunity (and privilege) to tutor, both collectively in a classroom and individually.

My students, at all levels and for all subjects, have improved their writing skills, often significantly.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $20/h

Details

My standard rate is $20 per hour, either in person or remotely. If you must cancel or reschedule an appointment, plus notify me 24 hours in advance.

Lessons offered by Thomas
Individual
The lessons will be held
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Academic English
  • Literature
  • Creative writing
  • Essay writing
  • English literature
  • Classic Literature
Levels
  • All Levels

Thomas's resume

Professional Summary

WRITING is my superpower
Confident, enthusiastic educator and journalist with a passion for writing and 20 years of experience crafting a dynamic and creative approach to teaching critical thinking, research. and writing.

Skills
• Exceptional Writer and Editor
• Strong Communicator
• Jargon Crusher
• Engaging Collaborator
• Seeker of Knowledge
• Articulate and Creative

Writing and Editing Highlights
State Farm
• Composed and edited customer, agent, and Call Center communications to be clear and understandable using Style Guide standards, and PLAIN language

Heartland Community College
• Lead students to write and edit stories for the newspaper’s sports section and edited final copy for accuracy

News Organizations
• Consistently met deadlines writing articles and sports stories for Bleacher Report, Lincoln Daily News, Lincoln, IL, Lincoln Courier, Lincoln, IL, Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville, FL

Work Experience
• Assistant Adjunct Professor of English, Heartland Community College, Normal, IL
2001-2002, 2009-2012, 2014 to Present
• Business Analyst / Copywriter, State Farm, Bloomington, IL
2012-2014
• Assistant Professor of English, Lincoln College, Lincoln IL
2003-2010
• Lecturer, Illinois State University, Normal, IL
1999-2002

Education
• Illinois State University, Normal, IL, Doctoral Candidate, The School of Teaching and Learning, 2013 (coursework complete, ABD)
• Illinois State University, Normal, IL, MS, English Studies, Composition and Literature Emphasis, 1999
• University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL, BS, English, Minor in Journalism, 1997

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