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I am a book author and cultural anthropologist with college classroom teaching experience in the social sciences. I have helped academics and college and graduate students with essays, theses and papers with a focus on bringing out their strongest ideas and making their writing accessible and clear to the reader. I have experience working with people whose first language is not English and recently helped turn papers that had been rejected for publication into articles published in the best journals in their field.

I enjoy empowering students to do their best work by breaking down the work of writing into achievable steps. It's exciting to help them discover and bring to light the ideas that are often buried in their notes and thoughts.

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Lisa’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of California-Berkeley - Bachelors, Dance and History

Graduate Degree: University of Chicago - PHD, Cultural Anthropology


published author. enjoys writing

Tutoring Subjects

College English

College Essays

Conversational Spanish


Essay Editing

High School English


Social Sciences



Spanish 1

Spanish 2


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

I believe students learn by doing and by solving problems themselves. But first, they need the information, tools, examples and practice that a good teacher can provide.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

In a first session, I would: 1-get to know the student and establish rapport 2-determine what the student wants from the session 3-determine the student's current level and understanding of the subject in order to discover how I can help

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