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William

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I'm a graduate of Washington State University with a BA in English who is looking to help others expand their knowledge of literature. I find the analysis of literature to be very interesting and hope to inspire those I work with to feel the same way. I am most versed in early American literature but am familiar with many other types as well. I seek to promote close reading strategies and emphasis on aesthetic analysis.

William’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Washington State University - Bachelors, English

Hobbies

Music, visual art, DIY

Tutoring Subjects

ACCUPLACER ESL - Reading Skills Prep

ACCUPLACER ESL - Sentence Meaning Prep

ACT Reading

Adult Literacy

American Literature

Ancient and Medieval Heritage

Anthropology

British Literature

College English

College Level American Literature

Comparative Literature

COMPASS Reading Prep

Creative Writing

DJing

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Writing

English

Essay Editing

Evolutionary Biology

Fiction Writing

Graduate Test Prep

High School English

High School Level American Literature

High School Writing

ISEE Prep

ISEE-Lower Level Reading Comprehension

ISEE-Lower Level Writing

LSAT Essay Section

Marine Biology

Medieval Literature

Middle School Science

Middle School Writing

Music Recording

Paleontology

PCAT Verbal Ability

PCAT Writing

Philosophical Ethics

Philosophy

PSAT Critical Reading

SAT Writing and Language

Science

Social Sciences

Social studies

Sociology

Spelling Bee

SSAT Prep

SSAT- Elementary Level

Test Prep

US Constitutional History

World Civilization

World Literature

World Religions

Writing

Zoology


Q & A

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

Introduce myself and get to know the student briefly. Find out their previous experience with the subject matter. Discuss their availability and set up a schedule.

What is your teaching philosophy?

Listen to the student at as many points in the teaching process as possible. Decide which routes to take dependent on the student's understanding.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

By confronting the student with seemingly open-ended discussion questions. These are questions that encourage the student to address the subject matter critically.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Amplify their previous successes. Remind them of their stated goals.