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Jiabin
« Lori was the lecturer of multiple writing classes when I was studying at the University of Michigan. She is an expert in writing, editing, and teaching. Her specialization in English as Second Language is also super helpful to students from my background. During my years at UM, Lori helped me improve my writing in significant ways. She was a great teacher and mentor to me. I highly recommend Lori to anyone who is looking to improve their writings!! »
$35/h
1st lesson free!
Verified profile and diploma
Response Time 24h
Lessons offered by Lori
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Academic English
  • Writing comprehension - English
  • Writing expression - English
  • Essay writing
  • Resume / Cover letter writing prep
  • Dissertation and thesis writing preparation
  • Dissertation
Levels
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Adult Education
  • College
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • Masters
  • Doctorate
  • MBA

Retired writing professor can help you become a more confident and effective writer!

Methodology

Caring, respectful relationships lie at the heart of my teaching, for teaching and learning work best when a teacher and her students are able to connect on a human level!

What will this mean for you as my student?

1) You'll know that your tutor genuinely cares about you and your success. Few factors could be more effective in helping you grow as a writer!

2) I'll have opportunities to learn about your interests, goals, dreams, strengths, weaknesses, and learning needs. This knowledge will help me decide which teaching strategies are likely to work best for you. Meanwhile, you can rest assured that I have or will ask for the information I need to make instruction comprehensible, relevant, and engaging.

3) You and I will enjoy a sense of respect for one another. This mutual sense of respect gives you the freedom to experiment and to make mistakes without worrying about trying to impress me. A mutually respectful relationship also makes it easier for me to say one of the most important things a good teacher can say: "I can't answer that question; let's discover the answer together!"

Because I want to establish a respectful relationship with you, I will spend our first tutoring session getting to know who you are, what your dreams are, and how I can help you achieve them. At this session, we'll also set goals together and draw up a schedule of times to meet.

Typical goals for writing instruction include the following:

+develop a more efficient and effective writing process

+develop strategies for identifying the strengths and weaknesses in your own writing

+discover how the reading that you do can help you become a better writer

+continue developing your knowledge of and skill in using English grammar, vocabulary, and style

Subsequent sessions will include plenty of opportunities for you to ask questions, make suggestions, or let me know about any happenings in your life that may affect your learning or your work.

I look forward to meeting you soon!

Background

I've been working as a freelance editor, writing tutor, and translator (German to English) for 24 years. Additionally, I have 15 years of experience teaching at the following institutions: Northern Arizona University (Flagstaff, AZ, USA), The University of Wisconsin-Madison (Madison, WI, USA), The University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI, USA), and Denison University (Granville, Ohio, USA).

My freelance clients and my classroom students have been consistently successful in meeting their academic and professional goals, from getting higher grades to improving their pronunciation of individual sounds of the English language to graduating with honors, getting accepted to graduate school, and publishing articles in respected academic journals!

Over the course of fifteen years, I've taught the following subjects:

+beginner-level German

+English as a Second Language (all levels)

+academic writing for native and nonnative speakers of English

+academic oral communication for nonnative speakers of English

+grammar and style for native and nonnative speakers of English

+pedagogy courses that help teachers work effectively with students who are not native speakers of the classroom language.

I hold degrees from the following universities:

+The University of Wisconsin-Madison - PhD in ESL Teacher Education and MA in German Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition

+Northern Arizona University - Graduate Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language

+Kansas State University - BA in Modern Languages with an emphasis on German Literature

I retired from classroom instruction a few years ago so that I could focus on my own creative writing as well as offer my tutoring services to a broader audience of traditional and non-traditional students --- including you!

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $35/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $160
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $335
Lessons offered by Lori
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Academic English
  • Writing comprehension - English
  • Writing expression - English
  • Essay writing
  • Resume / Cover letter writing prep
  • Dissertation and thesis writing preparation
  • Dissertation
Levels
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Adult Education
  • College
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • Masters
  • Doctorate
  • MBA

Lori's resume

RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE:

1996 - present
Freelance editor, translator, and writing instructor

+Work with clients to polish individual pieces of academic or professional writing

+Help clients develop effective strategies for writing and revising


2013 - 2016
Lecturer and Specialist in Multilingual Writing, The University of Michigan's Sweetland Center for Writing and Lloyd Hall Scholars Program

+ Analyzed the needs of international students and implemented curriculum or services to meet identified language-development and cultural-adaptation needs

+Taught the following courses:

WRITING 100: Transition to College Writing
WRITING 119: Style and Editing for International Students
WRITING 120: Transition to College Writing for International Students
LHSP 125: Being Human in the Digital Age (fulfilled the university's first-year writing requirement)
WRITING 240: Academic Communication for International Students
WRITING 340: Advanced Writing for International Students

+Provided one-to-one assistance with writing projects for students who use English as a second language

+Supported student tutors at the writing center in working effectively with writers who use English as a second language

+Mentored faculty colleagues in working effectively with students who use English as a second language


2016 - 2018
Coordinator of Multilingual Learning at Denison University

+Analyzed the needs of international students and implemented curriculum or services to meet identified language-development and cultural-adaptation needs

+Taught Writing 100: First-Year Writing Workshop, section designed specifically for students studying in a second language

+Provided one-to-one assistance with writing projects for students and faculty members who use English as a second language

+Supported writing center tutors in working effectively with clients who use English as a second language

+Collaborated with Modern Languages faculty members to offer student workshops on studying successfully in a second language

+Mentored faculty colleagues in working effectively with students who use English as a second language

EDUCATION:

2013 - PhD in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on ESL Teacher Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison

2007 - Graduate Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language from Northern Arizona University

2004 - Master of Arts in German Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition from the University of Wisconsin-Madison

1998 - Bachelor of Arts in Modern Languages with an emphasis on German Literature from Kansas State University

The 2 reviews on Lori
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2 recommendations

J
Jiabin

Lori was the lecturer of multiple writing classes when I was studying at the University of Michigan. She is an expert in writing, editing, and teaching. Her specialization in English as Second Language is also super helpful to students from my background. During my years at UM, Lori helped me improve my writing in significant ways. She was a great teacher and mentor to me.

I highly recommend Lori to anyone who is looking to improve their writings!!

S
Sharon

I have known Dr. Lori Randall for over twenty years and reveled in her excellency in writing, teaching and the examples she has set and continues to set in every aspect of her life. She is to be trusted for the needs of all students. She is excellent.

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