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Tampa Tutor Essay Writing Help

Posted on 18th March 2011 in Essay Writing & Help

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I recently connected with a student taking English Composition II at an Orlando university. He found me through this site.

He needed some help reviewing essays and understanding how to translate the teacher’s comments into better second and third drafts. Although most of the writing students I work with are in New Tampa and Wesley Chapel, I have really enjoyed helping him by telephone and e-mail.

He wanted the extra writing help because he is enrolled in an extra-heavy course load and working full time and not able to take advantage of his college’s writing center.

I am a freelance copywriter writer and an experienced private English tutor. If you would like to write better or get a little advice on how to improve an essay, I can help you.

Contact me at 813.787.8959 or at Tampa tutor at Tampa bay dot rr dot com.

Tampa SAT Tutor’s Student Headed to Harvard!

Posted on 22nd February 2011 in English Tutor Success Stories

One of my students is going to Harvard University! I am so thrilled for her.

We worked together and dramatically improved her writing score. She is a superb student and will thrive at Harvard. Very few of my students work as hard as she did to improve her scores.

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Vocabulary and SAT Critical Reading

Posted on 28th December 2010 in Tampa SAT Preparation

I was talking to a parent of one of my tutorees this morning. She was trying to convince her son to dedicate himself to studying more vocabulary before he takes the SAT in a month.

She is right that a lot of a person’s critical reading score is determined by his or her ability to decode vocabulary.

Certainly, vocabulary matters on the quarter of the SAT critical reading questions that are sentence completions, but I find that a surprising number of questions missed in the critical reading are because the student cannot properly decode an unfamiliar word or phrase in the passage or answer choices.

I like to teach vocabulary using a series of books about word roots, but some students also like a series called Vocabulary Cartoons.

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If you are preparing for the SAT and struggling with the critical reading section, work on your vocabulary. Spend an hour a day with one of these resources and your score will climb!

Eric Anderson is an English and history tutor who lives in Wesley Chapel, Florida. He tutors high school and college students in language arts and history.

Reach Eric by e-mail at Tampa tutor at Tampa bay dot rr dot com. He tutors students in New Tampa, Odessa, Temple Terrace, and Carrollwood.

Tampa English Tutor Finds Tips for Unlocking Creativity

Posted on 10th December 2010 in Tampa Language Arts tutors

As someone who has moments when the writing just won’t flow, I especially like tips and tricks for beating writer’s block and letting the words flow.

If you’re a writer motivated only by an impending deadlines, you ought to devote a minute or two to this list.

I was using Stumble Upon when I found 201 Ways to Arouse Your Creativity by Katie Tallow of Momentum Gathering.

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What’s your favorite way to break writer’s block and get the words flowing?

Eric Anderson is a freelance writer and English and history tutor in Wesley Chapel, Florida. Contact him at Tampa tutor at Tampa bay dot rr dot com or by calling 813.787.8959.


Tampa Writing Tutor’s Student Graduates from USF

Posted on 8th December 2010 in Tampa Writing Tutor

Time certainly goes quickly.

Yesterday, I found out that one of the students who I tutor in writing is graduating from USF.

I wish her well as she enters a tough job market.

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Regardless of her career path, the extra work she has put in to learning to write better will help her.

Eric Anderson is a Tampa writing tutor . He lives in Wesley Chapel, Florida. Reach Eric at 813.787.8959 or by emailing him at Tampa Tutor at Tampa Bay dot RR dot com.