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Tutor profile: James B.

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James B.
Experienced English/Writing Tutor and Library Aide
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About James

About James
I have a decade of experience in academia, nearly half of which included tutoring students in English and writing in university writing centers. Here I tutored students on how to construct almost written document, including tutoring on constructing theses and arguments, doing research, citing properly in APA, MLA, and Chicago styles, and, of course, grammar. Alongside my degrees in both English and the arts, I've also been employed at university and state libraries in various capacities for a total of six years, where I learned the ins and...

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
I worked for university writing centers for a total of four years, in which I individually tutored hundreds of students on the intricacies of learning English grammar, writing academic papers, and navigating academia.
Education
Virginia Commonwealth University
Literature (Creative Writing)
Master's Degree
2016 - 2019
Western Michigan University
Fine Arts
Bachelor's Degree
2010 - 2016
Western Michigan University
Literature (Creative Writing)
Bachelor's Degree
2010 - 2016

Work Experience

Work Experience
Library of Virginia, Stacks Technician
2017 - Present
State library position where I and my coworkers manage the location, transportation, and care of the library's closed stacks materials.
Virginia Commonwealth University James Branch Cabell Library, Graduate Research Assistant to Humanities Librarian
2016 - 2019
Aided the university humanities librarian in developing a robust poetry collection by doing weekly research into current trends in poetry and publishing, as well as identifying and correcting gaps in our collection. Over the course of the three years I identified and reported over a thousand integral materials to bolster our poetry collection.
Virginia Commonwealth University, Writing Center Consultant
2016 - 2016
Conducted one-on-one hour long consultations with clients (students, staff, and ESL clients) to better their writing. Worked on nearly any writing topic including grammar, research, argumentative structure, proper formatting for specific documents, citing in the most popular citations styles, and making their writing more clear and compelling regardless of subject matter.
Western Michigan University Writing Center, Writing Center Consultant
2013 - 2016
Conducted one-on-one hour long consultations with clients (students, staff, and ESL clients) to better their writing. Worked on nearly any writing topic including grammar, research, argumentative structure, proper formatting for specific documents, citing in the most popular citations styles, and making their writing more clear and compelling regardless of subject matter.
Western Michigan University Waldo Library, Access Services Aide
2012 - 2016
Worked the front desk at the university library, navigating the library's catalog to assist patrons in their research endeavors.

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