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Fairfax Station 
$20/h
1st lesson free!
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Response Time 24h
Lessons offered by Joshua
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Academic English
  • Literature
  • Essay writing
  • Oral Expression
  • English literature
  • Classic Literature
Levels
  • All Levels

University Professor in DC Area offering one-on-one or group tutoring for writing and literary analysis

Methodology

When I teach, I focus on the needs of the student. I believe that it's most important to ensure that a student is engaged by the work, so I try to explore how the student can connect the content to their own lives. I believe that it is vital that students learn to write well as a way of expressing themselves.

If you choose to sign up for lessons with me, we'll work together to determine what would be most valuable for you. We can discuss literature you're reading for classes, I can help you to write academic papers, and I can offer advice on other English language and writing skills. I'm also happy to edit papers with you!

Background

I am a university professor with a background in research writing and literary analysis. I have been teaching for five years at various schools in the DC area, including American University and George Mason University. The average grade in my class is in the A-range, and my students often go on to earn scholarships.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $20/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $90
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $150

Details

Sessions may be cancelled up to 24-hours in advance. Same-day cancellations will charged half the usual rate.

Lessons offered by Joshua
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Academic English
  • Literature
  • Essay writing
  • Oral Expression
  • English literature
  • Classic Literature
Levels
  • All Levels

Joshua's resume

Professional Profile

Student-focused English faculty with five years of experience. Passionate about competency-based learning and student development. Expertise in building student-educator rapport, as demonstrated by semester survey results from students. Proven track record for teaching students rhetorical skills, literary analysis, composition skills, and argumentation.

Key Skills & Qualification

Works Well in Teams & Autonomously
Detail Oriented & Task Driven
Strong Written & Verbal Communication Skills
Active Listener
Student Evaluations & Assessments
Course Development
Commitment to Diversity
Research & Library Databases


Education

Master of Arts in English
Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH
Relevant Coursework in Composition Theory & Teaching
Cumulative GPA 4.0
June 2016

Bachelor of Arts in English
Concentration in Dramatic Literature; Minor in Psychology
George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
May 2009

Teaching Experience

Teaching composition courses at the college level with a focus on rhetoric, research-based writing, critical thinking, and logic
Developing new courses that explore areas of expertise, including horror literature
Guest lecturer for all departments on varying topics including writing skills, plagiarism, and academic success
One-on-one training and tutoring sessions for at-risk students
Teaching soft skills, such as time management and study skills, to new and continuing students in long-form information sessions
Connecting students with other staff
Making sure that students remain on track
Service Award from The Art Institute of Virginia Beach for Outstanding Service to Students
Consistent Recipient of Outstanding Mason Core Written Communication Course Acknowledgment through George Mason University

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