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Ms. Lorena W.

specializes in Experienced English/Composition/ESL Tutor with an MFA in Writing · female

"Hello,

I am interested in tutoring dedicated, flexible students who would like to learn more about English composition, speaking, creative writing, or literature. I am a past professor from Chatham University and Duquesne University (Pittsburgh, PA), where I taught composition, creative writing, literature, ESL, and more. My graduate degree (2011) is a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Creative Writing more...

"Hello,

I am interested in tutoring dedicated, flexible students who would like to learn more about English composition, speaking, creative writing, or literature. I am a past professor from Chatham University and Duquesne University (Pittsburgh, PA), where I taught composition, creative writing, literature, ESL, and more. My graduate degree (2011) is a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Creative Writing from Chatham University with a specialized Certificate in Teaching Creative Writing. I received my undergraduate degree (2005) from Oregon State University in English Literature and Creative Writing. I graduated both universities with honors.

I can help students with a wide range of projects for native and non-native English speakers, including: academic essay writing, public speaking, reading, and creative writing, along with spoken English, writing, reading, and grammar skills for the non-native speaker. I also work with students on the writing and reading portions of GRE, TOEFL, ACT and SAT tests.

I prefer to work with adults and young adults, high school freshman and up. The majority of my students have been college or graduate school students, but I have also worked with several high school students in all areas of writing, literature, and history. I spent five years as writing, literature, and grammar instructor, and as an editor and ESL instructor in Pittsburgh, PA before moving back to Colorado to be closer to home. My teaching experience includes technical, creative, formal, and grant writing. I also specialize in nonfiction writing and in American Literature (poetry, fiction, nonfiction). I have also worked as a teaching assistant and as an intern for a travel agency as a travel brochure writer. Other experience includes work as a firefighter, a small business owner, and a Forest Service Ranger. I currently work full time for the US Forest Service.

My tutoring methods typically include a lot of leading questions. I like the student to form his or her own conclusions, and to learn the material based on h" less...

Details

fee: $45 (for 60 min)
travel distance: 15 miles
meeting type: in-person (not online)

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Education and Qualifications

certified: Lorena W. is a certified tutor

Oregon State University, English and Creative Writing

Chatham University, PA, Masters

Durango, CO 81301

Subjects Tutored

Vocabulary - Grammar - Reading - Writing - English - Literature - GRE - Proofreading - SAT Reading - SAT Writing - ACT Reading - ACT English - ESL/ESOL