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    English Tutoring by a Professional American Writer (Written/Verbal)

    I'm a published poet and screenwriter from the U.S., with 3+ years of editorial and tutorial experience, ready and able to help you achieve your English-language goals and tasks.

    I'm happy to help with upcoming school assignments or give you some of my own, along with lessons that are tailored to fit your needs. My specialty is in writing and grammar, but we can also work on spoken English to sharpen your oral communication skills.

    English can be difficult, idiomatic, and downright bizarre — with my help, you can demystify and master this useful language!

    For students and adults in the general Leiden area.

    Extra information

    Please bring a pen and notebook, or a laptop if you have one. If you'd like, you can send me an example of your writing ahead of our first meeting: that way, I can identify any areas for improvement and prepare lessons beforehand.

    Location

    At student's location: Around Leiden, Netherlands

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    General info

    Skills:

    English:
    English as a second language (esl), English for adults, School

    Age:

    Teenagers (13-17 years old)
    Adults (18-64 years old)
    Seniors (65+ years old)

    Student level:

    Intermediate
    Advanced

    Duration:

    30 minutes
    45 minutes
    60 minutes
    90 minutes
    120 minutes

    The class is taught in:

    English

    About Me

    Hello! I'm an American living in Leiden with my fiancée. For work, I write feature film scripts for a production company in Manhattan. When I'm not doing that I'm usually reading a good book, watching my favorite baseball team, going on a run, making music on my laptop, enjoying a picnic in the park, visiting a museum, or just spending an evening with friends. Still, there's so much of this wonderful country I haven't seen yet — every day is an adventure, and I can't wait to see what the future has in store!

    Education

    Bachelor of Science in Cinema & Photography, Ithaca College Class of 2016 (Ithaca, NY)
    Graduate, Young Authors Writing Program at Stony Brook University (Southampton, NY)

    Experience / Qualifications

    Creative Writing Editor at Buzzsaw Magazine (2012-2016)
    Lead Poetry Editor at Stillwater Magazine (2015-2016)
    Independent creative writing tutor (2014-2017)

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