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  • One-to-one
Lessons can be held..
Subjects taught
  • School English
  • Reading
  • Literature
  • Creative writing
  • Writing
  • Test prep
Levels
  • Primary School
  • Early High School
  • Year 10
  • Year 11-12
  • TAFE
  • Adult

Professional Writer with 16 Years English Teaching Experience in San Antonio, TX

Methodology

I'm a rather animated instructor, who is passionate about communicating effectively in writing so that there is clear understanding between reader and writer. I believe in creating daily teaching habits that will develop writing skills, much the same way lifting weights increases muscular abilities. I'm a stickler for excellent writing craft (grammar, punctuation, etc.), as that is necessary in order for writing content to be clear.

Background

I'm a professional writer who currently teaches college writing. I've taught SAT, ACT, and GED prep since 2006, and language and writing skills, particularly English grammar usage, since 2014. My students have experienced success in improved understanding of reading comprehension and writing skills, along with increased awareness of correct grammar usage for effective communication.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $46/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $208
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $390

Details

All cancellations must be 24 hours in advance for full refund. Will offer 40% refund for any last-minute cancellations.

Lesson formats available..
One-to-one
Lessons can be held..
at their place
Subjects taught
  • School English
  • Reading
  • Literature
  • Creative writing
  • Writing
  • Test prep
Levels
  • Primary School
  • Early High School
  • Year 10
  • Year 11-12
  • TAFE
  • Adult

Crystal's CV

Crystal M. Bratton
Writer- Vocalist- Actress- Teacher

Summary
Accomplished writer, bilingual artist, actress, and vocalist excels at working to lend her talent to a creative project.
Education
Full Sail University, Winter Park, FL
β€’ M.F.A. Creating Writing for Media Arts 2018
β€’ Valedictorian & Advanced Achievement Recipient
β€’ Course Director Awards
β€’ Graduated with 3.92 GPA
Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX
β€’ M.A Drama 2010
β€’ Graduated with 4.0 G.P.A.
Yale University, New Haven, CT
β€’ B.A. Theater Studies 2002
β€’ B.A. Spanish 2002
β€’ Graduated Distinction in both majors
Highlands High School, San Antonio, TX
β€’ Honors Diploma.
β€’ Graduated number 4 in class of 400 with High Honors.
β€’ Outstanding Senior of 1998.
Experience

2010-Present
Independent Contractor , San Antonio, TX
Writer/Editor
β€’ Write fiction novels, novellas, short stories, theatre and cinema scripts
β€’ Editor to a variety of writing, from technical writing to admissions essays
β€’ Currently have 23 books and one solo comic published
2015-Present
Writing Adjunct Professor
The Art Institute of San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
β€’ Teach Conceptual Storytelling for Film
β€’ Teach Interactive Storytelling for Game Design
β€’ Teach plot structure, character roles, loglines, formatting, editing, revision, synopses, treatments

2014-Present
Continuing Education Instructor
St. Phillips College, San Antonio, TX
β€’ Teach Homeless & Highly Mobile Student Tutoring Workshop to Judson ISD Educators
β€’ Teach G.E.D. Prep course
β€’ Teach Algebra I, Geometry, Arithmetic, Data Analysis, Science (all subjects), History, English, Reading, and Essay Response Writing

Theatre Adjunct Professor
Palo Alto College, San Antonio, TX
β€’ Teach Theatre Appreciation both online and face-to-face
β€’ Teach Theatre Roles, including Playwright, Director, Actor, Technician, Designer, Dramaturg
β€’ Teach Theatre History, including Classical, Roman, Medieval, Renaissance, Neoclassical, Romantic, Modern, Musical, Contemporary, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, etc.

2007-Present
Independent Contractor, San Antonio, TX
Private Tutor
β€’ Tutor SAT I & ACT – Math, Critical Reading, Writing, Science, Grammar
β€’ Tutor GRE – Reading, Grammar, Writing
β€’ Tutor Academic Subjects: English, Literature, Grammar, Writing, Spanish, and History

2013-Present
Club Z! San Antonio, TX
Private Tutor
β€’ Tutor SAT I & ACT – Math, Critical Reading, Writing, Science, Grammar
β€’ Tutor GRE – Reading, Grammar, Writing
β€’ Tutor Academic Subjects: English, Literature, Grammar, Writing, Spanish, and History

2012-2016
Top Admit, San Antonio, TX
Editor/Proofreader
β€’ Edit cover letters, resumes, and recommendation letters.
β€’ Proofread application letters, recommendations and essays
β€’ Edit resumes and academic essays
β€’ Provide feedback regarding edits/changes

2012
Firelight Books, San Antonio, TX
Proofreader
β€’ Proofread CD rom educational book
β€’ Reading, Vocabulary, & Grammar Grades 1 – 8
β€’ Edited as needed
β€’

2011
Vision (Ten Resources), San Antonio, TX
Content Writer
β€’ Technical Writer for existing texts
β€’ Re-wrote manuals/books for company training
β€’ Wrote texts on paper asset investment, real estate investment, and entrepreneurship
β€’ Proofread/Edited

2009-2011
High Touch High Tech, McKinney, TX
Scientist-Teacher
β€’ Taught 24 programs in Science, including Biology, Physics, Geology, Health Sciences, Etymology, and Chemistry
β€’ Traveled to different schools throughout the DFW Metroplex
β€’ Teach grades pre-k through 6th

2006-2011
IvyBound, Hartford, CT
Private Tutor
β€’ Tutor SAT I & ACT – Math, Critical Reading, Writing, Science
β€’ Tutor SSAT, ISEE, & PSAT
β€’ Tutor Academic Subjects: English, Writing, Spanish, and History

2006-2007
A+ Student Staffing, Dallas, TX
Temporary Work
β€’ Office Work – includes use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Publisher), Adobe PowerPoint, research, Analysis & Design, organizing fundraisers
β€’ Proofreading/editing/data entry

2002-2006
San Antonio I.S.D., San Antonio, TX
Theatre Arts Instructor/Director, Burbank High School
β€’ Taught Levels I – IV of Theatre (plot structure, acting, voice, playwriting, essay writing, editing, improvisation, history, literature, directing, research)
β€’ Taught Production and Technical Theatre (directing, budgets, costume design, make-up application and design, sound, light, and set design)
β€’ Directed two plays per year; + two talent shows
β€’ Sponsor for Thespian Chapter 626 & Fundraised up to $7000 per year
β€’ Coach for Academic Decathlon Literature, Speech, and Essay Writing
β€’ Co-Sponsor Senior Class of β€˜06

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