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Lessons offered by Jim
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Academic English
  • Literature
  • Essay writing
  • Resume / Cover letter writing prep
  • College / University Preparation
  • English literature
Levels
  • All Levels

English and Writing Tutor with Community College, Ivy League Experience, and High School Teaching Experience

Methodology

As a writing teacher, I find it best to work with students on a completed draft they bring to me. I ask a lot of questions to make the experience enjoyable for students, but also attend to lots of concerns of grammar and style. I have a PhD in literature as well as in composition.

Background

I've been teaching in colleges for over 30 years, but also in high schools. I've tutored in several college writing centers and directed one of them. I wrote books for a children's book company, worked for a newspaper, and also worked extensively with job and college application materials. I've also taught both fiction and poetry writing.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $20/h
Lessons offered by Jim
Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Academic English
  • Literature
  • Essay writing
  • Resume / Cover letter writing prep
  • College / University Preparation
  • English literature
Levels
  • All Levels

Jim's resume

Education Ph.D., English, with a concentration in Rhetoric and Composition 1992-2001 University of North Carolina at Greensboro
M.A., English, Radford University 1989-1991
M.A., Education, Virginia Tech 1981-1987
B.A., English, University of Virginia Positions
Fall 2019- Cornell University
Spring 2020 Visiting Assistant Professor
SC Johnson College of Business The Charles H. Dyson School of
Applied Economics and Management


Courses Taught


Management Communication (Two sections)
Supervised Teaching Experience (Two sections)

Cornell University Fall 2018 Visiting Lecturer
SC Johnson College of Business The Hotel School

2008-present Ithaca College
Assistant Professor Department of Writing

Courses Taught

Writing for the Workplace (Approximately 60 sections)
Peer Tutoring: Theory and Practice Honors Capstone
Honors Slow Read: The Underground Railroad
Ithaca Summer Experience (HEOP Program, 5 years)
Ithaca College Freshman Seminar, Life and Technology in the Year 2050
Senior Project Cluster
Exploring the Options (Freshman Seminar Program) Ithaca College Freshman Seminar, Writing about Survival Academic Writing I
Academic Writing II

Fall 2007- Pennsylvania College of Technology
Spring 2008, Assistant Professor
1997-2003 English

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