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JJ
« Maren is a great tutor. She helped me with my Masters work and took... More »
JJ
« Maren is a great tutor. She helped me with my Masters work and took my needs and questions seriously. She gave me excellent advice and helped me improve my writing with her editing support. Marin made time for me and worked quickly to help me meet my deadlines. She is reliable, available, and efficient. I would recommend her as a tutor. »
$50/h
First lesson is free!
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Response Time 24h
Lessons offered by Maren
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
  • at their home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Academic English
  • Literature
  • Essay writing
  • Grammar
  • Poetry
  • Oral Expression
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Junior High / Middle School
  • High School
  • College
  • University
  • Adult Education
  • Masters/ Graduate School
  • Early childhood education
  • Cégep

Former York University Writing Centre instructor specializing in making academic writing easy for students in Toronto

Methodology

Under my tutelage, students have gone from earning D to A grades in humanities subjects. After years of marking papers as a Course Director and Teaching Assistant, I know exactly what professors are looking for when evaluating papers and exams.

While working as a Writing Instructor for two years at York's Writing Centre, I assisted individual students with interpreting assignments, organizing research notes, getting started at writing, proper documentation styles, and editing their own work. I also taught several group workshops and lectured to large undergraduate classrooms on the fundamentals and processes of academic essay writing, and avoiding plagiarism.

I am proud to successfully boost student confidence by acknowledging the challenges of academic writing while also proving that students can succeed in their goals when provided with effective tools and support.

Background

I am a PhD candidate in humanities at York University, and I have taught English, social sciences, academic writing, public speaking, and drama for over twenty years to hundreds of students between the ages of 15-65. I can help with all aspects of academic research and writing, as well as presentation and public speaking skills. I am also a DJ, musician, and entrepreneur.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $ 50/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $180
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $350
Lessons offered by Maren
Individual
The lessons will be held
at their home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Academic English
  • Literature
  • Essay writing
  • Grammar
  • Poetry
  • Oral Expression
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Junior High / Middle School
  • High School
  • College
  • University
  • Adult Education
  • Masters/ Graduate School
  • Early childhood education
  • Cégep

Maren's Resume

EDUCATION

PhD Candidate (ABD), Gender, Feminist and Women’s Studies
Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies
York University, Toronto

MA , Women’s Studies and Gender Relations
Faculty of Arts
University of British Columbia, Vancouver

BA Hon, Women’s Studies (Honours), English (Minor)
Faculty of Humanities
University of Victoria

Associate of Mount Royal College (AMRC)
Mount Royal College Conservatory of Music, Calgary
Teaching Diploma, Speech Arts & Drama

Associate of the Royal Conservatory of Toronto (ARCT)
The Royal Conservatory of Toronto
Teaching Diploma, Speech Arts & Drama

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

TA Certificate in Teaching (TACT)
Awarded by the Staff and Educational Development
Association (SEDA)
York University, Toronto

PROFESSIONAL TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Writing Tutor, The Writing Centre, York University

Private Tutor, York University, Toronto

I tutored two undergraduate students with disabilities, assisting with their assignments, projects, and program applications. Both students faced significant barriers to post-secondary education; one student was Culturally Deaf and the other experienced mental health issues in addition to further societal barriers. Due to their disabilities, both students received funding for a tutor and sought me out specifically after previously being in my course or tutorial.

Course Director, Tough Chicks: Representations of Women’s Strength and Anger in Popular Culture and Society (GWST 4514)
Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, York University

Teaching Assistant, Sex, Gender and Popular Culture (GWST 1510)
Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, York University

Teaching Assistant, Women in Canada (HREQ 1700)
Department of Equity Studies, York University

Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Women’s Studies and Gender Relations (WMST 310)
Department of Women’s Studies and Gender Relations,
University of British Columbia

Instructor, Academic Writing, Introduction to Women’s Studies
Women’s Humanities Year, Vancouver

Instructor, Speech Arts & Drama
Bolton Academy of Spoken Arts, Vancouver

Speech Arts and Drama focuses on training the speaking voice and training in performance and presentation through such forms as public speaking, acting, storytelling and speaking verse. The process of accreditation for Speech Arts and Drama teachers involves rigorous technical theory (body and voice, phonetics, prosody, and performance and presentation skills) and literature and dramatic history, including biographies and works of major English-language poets and dramatists.

RELATED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Owner/Operator, Dialed-In DJs Mobile DJ Company, Toronto

Research Assistant, Virtual Environment Real User Study, York University
Principal Investigator: Dr. Jennifer Jenson

Consultant/Author, Women’s Hands and Voices Project
National Campus Radio Association/Status of Women Canada

Consultant, “Rock the Box” (Documentary Short)
National Film Board of Canada

Invited Member Adjudication Committee, Juno Awards
Categories: adult contemporary, hip hop, electronic

Invited contributor, She Bop: The Definitive Guide to Women in Popular Music
By Lucy O’Brien (Jawbone Press)

On-Air Host, CiTR Radio 101.9FM
Vancouver, BC

Writer, DiSCORDER Magazine
Vancouver, BC

References available upon request.

Reviews on Maren
  • 5/5

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1 recommendation

JJ

Maren is a great tutor. She helped me with my Masters work and took my needs and questions seriously. She gave me excellent advice and helped me improve my writing with her editing support. Marin made time for me and worked quickly to help me meet my deadlines. She is reliable, available, and efficient. I would recommend her as a tutor.

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