Cathy T.


Cathy T.

Tutor

Glendale, CA 91206

Will travel 30 miles

$50 per hour.

5.0 7 ratings

Published Journalist, Writer, Professional Editor

I hold a B.A. in English with a writing emphasis from Santa Clara University, and my career has always involved both writing and editing. I have published work in outlets including Disney Online and the Disney Insider newsletter, Emmys.com, Entertainment Today, Box Office Magazine, PC Portables Magazine, and more. I also have extensive experience as a copy editor, and I grasp the fine points of English grammar and usage -- I can teach students not just WHAT is right, but WHY it's right! As an... [more]


American History


Grammar


European History

I am a History enthusiast, widely read in both American and world history. I can help you or your child understand source materials and craft thoughtful essays in response to them. History is an adventure and an exciting story, not just a list of facts -- grasp the reason events happened and let the past come alive.


Reading

Graduate of Santa Clara University (a prestigious Jesuit university, equivalent to Loyola Marymount or similar) in English, lifelong avid reader of literature and literary criticism. I have a deep background in American, British, and world literature. I scored above the 95th percentile on the verbal portion of the SAT and earned 5s in the writing and literature AP tests. I especially love children's books and know all the most popular writers for different age groups -- the types of books that appeal even to kids who find reading hard and frustrating. I can work with a child or teenager to master phonics and sight reading, and to deepen older students' comprehension of what they read.


Writing

I am a professional writer with a long publication history who has worked in both creative media and journalism for multiple outlets. My short fiction, novellas, and poetry have all been published (not self published). I am a seminar leader at Disney Online, teaching working professionals to improve their writing.


English

Graduate of Santa Clara University (a prestigious Jesuit university, equivalent to Loyola Marymount or similar) in English, lifelong avid reader of literature and literary criticism. I have a deep grounding in American, British, and world literature. In addition I deeply love literature and can share this passion and enthusiasm with you -- reading fiction should be a pleasure, not a chore. Professional writer with long publication history (I'm happy to show you clips if you'd like to see them), who has worked in both creative media and journalism for multiple outlets. My short fiction, novellas, and poetry have all been published (not self published). Seminar leader at Disney Online, teaching working professionals to improve their writing. Taught my own 15-year-old to improve her composition skills and achieve AP-level work.


Government & Politics

Widely read in politics and history. My own father is a Professor of Political Science and I grew up in a home where politics, government, and current events were the hot topics of conversation. I can place political events in context, and help you master the intricacies of the U.S. governmental system.


Literature

I am a graduate of Santa Clara University in English, and am a lifelong avid reader of literature and literary criticism. I have a deep grounding in American, British, and world literature. In addition I deeply love literature and can share this passion and enthusiasm with you -- reading fiction should be a pleasure, not a chore.


Proofreading

I am a professional proofreader and copy-editor with years of experience. I am versed in both AP and CMS styles.