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Max-Joseph

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  • Hourly rate $75
  • Response Time 24h
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Improve your English / humanities skills and scores with a Harvard grad (LA).

About the lesson

I believe in meeting students where they are, recognizing their individual strengths and helping them build on those strengths while tackling new challenges. I usually begin by focusing on what's going well and building on that, helping students both understand the guidelines that are expected while still finding their own voice. One of my lifelong mantras is: you can break all the rules you want, but you have to know what they are first.

subjects

  • Academic English
  • Literature
  • Essay writing
  • +3

    Test Prep

    Classic Literature

    ACT prep

languages

  • English

levels

  • All Levels

About Max-Joseph

A lifelong learner, I enjoy sharing my love of learning with others. A cum laude graduate of Harvard and an MFA graduate of Carnegie Mellon, I know from personal experience how hard work produces great results. An avid reader and lover of language, I also know how powerful it is to learn and master communication skills. With a strong eye for detail, I love helping students find stronger and clearer ways of expressing themselves verbally.

I began tutoring younger students in essay writing while still in high school as part of the Writing Lab. At Carnegie Mellon University, I taught three semesters of Intro to Theater, where I guided students new to the form in both written and in-class presentation skills, based on both general analysis and close reading. As a private tutor, I have worked with students from elementary to graduate school on both academic and creative writing, helping them master the tools of grammar and style, and find their voice. My greatest satisfaction comes from seeing the confidence writing skills bring to a student; the improved grades are a bonus. I tailor my lesson plans to the needs of the student and the situation, assigning homework when appropriate, and/or working with them to prepare for an upcoming paper or presentation.

I specialize in reading and writing skills. As a history and literature major, I have spent a great deal of time honing expository writing skills, as well as basic reading comprehension, proofreading, literary analysis, close reading, and creative writing.

I am generally available 9am-8pm M-F and by arrangement on weekends. I can travel or meet online. Please contact me to set up a session or consultation.

I look forward to hearing from you and helping you succeed!

Rates

packages

  • 5h: $325
  • 10h: $600

webcam

  • $75/h

free lessons

  • 30mins

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