Heather L.


Heather L.

Tutor

North Hollywood, CA 91602

Will travel 20 miles

$60 per hour.

4.98 65 ratings

Experienced English Teacher and Freelance Writer

Need help editing your graduate thesis or college paper? Have a student struggling to craft a high school essay? Want to improve your grammar or reading skills? I can help! I've been teaching high school English for over 10 years now and also work with an after school program, tutoring elementary and middle school students. I love each opportunity to inspire students to grow in knowledge and confidence. I believe that each student can achieve when given the proper tools, the opportunities to ... [more]


Vocabulary

I teach various techniques to assist with the understanding and retention of vocabulary terms including mnemonic devices, visual aids, root words, context clues, and reading comprehension.


Grammar

I have studied and taught both descriptive and prescriptive grammar. I can help students learn and review the structured rules of grammar as well as how grammar usage influences meaning.


Reading

In the classroom, I have applied various techniques to assist with reading comprehension and retention including mind maps and other graphic organizers, Cornell notes, and metacognition among others.


Writing

I have extensive experience writing and editing my own written work for my degrees as well as 20-25 different essay prompts for my students each year. I take my students through various stages of the writing process to teach them the tools to organize, craft, and edit their own work.


English

I have a B.A. and an M.A. in English. I studied literature, linguistics, and philosophy in particular as a part of these degrees. I have been teaching English in a middle school and high school classroom for 10 years.


Literature

I have studied and taught various literary periods in American, British, and World Literature as well as literary criticism and philosophy. I know and have used the typical novels for middle school and high school classrooms.


Proofreading

Via my teaching and freelance work, I have experience applying AP style mechanical rules. I also have used and taught MLA and APA stylebooks.