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I have been tutoring and coaching subjects ranging from debate to critical theory to American literature to Communication Studies for over 5 years. Furthermore, I have achieved a perfect score on the analytical writing section of the GREs. I am certain that I can help any client succeed and I am dedicated to excellence in every area. Please feel free to email me at any point so we can set up an appointment.

Zachary’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Western Connecticut State University - Bachelors, English

Graduate Degree: University of California-San Diego - Masters, Communication Studies

Tutoring Subjects

American Literature

College English

College Level American Literature

English

Essay Editing

Graduate Test Prep

GRE Analytical Writing

High School English

High School Level American Literature

High School Writing

Public Speaking

Writing


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

I call my teaching philosophy "the networked classroom". I believe that students already have more than enough resources to self-teach through their access to the internet. I use the internet to offer students materials that speak to a multiplicity of different learning styles. I will use my expertise as a researcher and scholar to help students use the Internet to find examples of great writing, speech, and literature analysis. I will assist students in using the Internet to find audio, visual, kinesthetic, emotive, and other forms of models to help in finding the answer to difficult questions. The internet has an unbelievable number of resources available for free. As tutors and students, we can use quality internet materials to guide our learning process.

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

In a first session with a student, I would have a deep discussion of the nature of the coursework and where their strengths and weaknesses lie. Once I can assess both the types of work that students are expected to be doing and how they can improve that sort of work, it will be possible to be a great tutor.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

I use the internet to help students become an independent learner. I believe that modern technology has an immense possibility to offer students autodidactic strategies for learning. With quality internet materials, students can excel at a faster rate from mimicking great examples, engaging with alternative forms of material and sharing resources such as citation guides and outlines to better enhance preparation.