SERVICES

Are you trying to learn something, or trying to help someone else learn something? Then you are one of my  favorite kinds of people! I love learning, and I created Seekna Company LLC to help learning happen so that lives can be enriched by the joy of learning. 

How can I help you today? Browse through the list of services below and contact me if anything jumps out at you. I’ll respond to your message within 24 hours to schedule a time when we can have a 20-30 minute conversation so I can learn about you and what service(s) you are interested in. After our brief conversation, I’ll send you a free, no-obligation Service Proposal and Cost Estimate for your consideration. 

I look forward to being a part of your learning journey!

 
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ENGLISH LANGUAGE LESSONS

Are you looking for… 

  • one-on-one tutoring or group instruction? 

  • classes at your home or workplace?

  • basic English or advanced?

  • a focus on speaking, writing, grammar or pronunciation?

  • a brief 1-week intensive or a long-term once a week class?

Whatever it is, I’m ready to talk with you about tailoring an English Language learning service to meet your need.

Because of the excellent TESOL training I received at Wheaton Graduate School and the wide variety of English teaching experiences I’ve had over the past decade, I’m comfortable in nearly any English Learning situation you can throw at me. But, of course, I do have my “sweet spots” that I love most:

  • My favorite age group to teach are adults. 

  • My favorite levels to teach are beginner thru early intermediate. 

  • My favorite skills to teach are Speaking and Literacy/Reading. 

  • My favorite group dynamic is one with a mix of L1 (first languages). 

  • My favorite class size is either one-on-one or a small group (6 to 8 students). 

  • My favorite teaching mode is face-to-face.

Those are a few of my favorite things. But, as I already said, I’m quite comfortable in any teaching context. Tackling new challenges and tailoring a plan to fit the unique situation and needs of each client—that might just be my favorite thing of all!

Contact me today to begin the conversation about how I might be able to help you—or someone you know—make progress in their journey of learning English. I’d love to put together a FREE Service Proposal and Cost Estimate for your consideration.

Rates for English Language Lessons vary based on the class size, topic, and situation.

 
 
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EDITORIAL SERVICES

Whatever you’ve written—whether it is part of your own learning journey or part of helping someone else learn—I can offer you the support of an extra set of eyes and a fresh mind to tackle the copyediting, proofreading, or formatting of your masterpiece. Let me fidget with the fiddly details, so you can focus on the important parts—thinking about your topic and capturing your thoughts in writing.

Before I became an English teacher, I was an assistant book editor at a publishing house. It was an absolute dream job. But, 3 years and nearly 100 books later, my eyes warned me that they weren’t able to keep up with the demands of a full-time copyeditor and proofreader. So, I had to move my passion for polishing the printed word to a part-time profession. The fun part of that sad little story is that I now get to work on a wider variety of fascinating materials—more than merely book manuscripts! 

  • Slideshows

  • Blog posts

  • Worksheets and handouts

  • Essays

  • Articles

  • Marketing pieces

  • Curriculum

  • Teacher guides

  • and more!

Contact me and let me know what editorial service(s) you are interested in. I will be happy to put together a FREE Service Proposal and Cost Estimate for you to consider.

 

COPY EDITING

Submit your typed rough draft to me, and I will:

  • make changes to fix any unclear, repetitive, disorganized, or contradictory parts of your writing. (You will be able to clearly see the changes I make and can undo anything that you dislike).

  • bring to your attention any places that need to be corrected/improved, but that I am unable to address without the author’s input. I can contact you directly with the query, or insert a note explaining the problem and offering suggested solutions where I can. 

  • correct mistakes in grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary that I may happen to notice—but in this pass I will not be specifically reading for those issues. 

Editing service rates average about 2 cents per word.

PROOFREADING

Submit your edited document to me and I will:

  • find and correct all mistakes in your text (spelling, punctuation, grammar, etc.) that you don’t want to be in your writing when the public sees it. 

  • crosscheck footnotes, table of contents, indices, headings, page numbers, charts, etc. for consistency and accuracy of information and format.

  • mark for your attention any glaring issues in your meaning, organization, or facts that I happen to notice—but I will not be reading specifically for those issues.

Proofreading service rates average about 1 cent per word.

FORMATTING

Send your edited and proofread document to me and I will:

  • conform your document’s format to match the style guide you direct me to follow (APA, MLA, CMS, Turabian, etc.). Formatting the document will include attention to such details as font, spacing, margins, headings, citations, quotations, lists, punctuation rules (unique to the style guide), and bibliography/works cited page.

  • bring to your attention any glaring errors or issues in the content of your document that may come to my notice, but I won’t be reading with a focus on such things.

Formatting service rates average about 1.5 cents per word.

 
 
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READING LESSONS

Learning to read is one of the most important things we can ever do. Once we master that complex skill, we are equipped with a lifelong ability that opens up a world of learning to us! Helping learners of any age master the skill of reading is one of the most satisfying things I do with my time.

I have experience with tutoring one-on-one and in small groups, and have helped struggling readers as young as 1st grade all the way up to adults. 

Contact me today to let me know about the friend or family member in your life who needs help learning to read, so they can spend a life reading to learn and grow!

If I don’t have any availability in my schedule for the present tutoring term, I’ll be happy to add their name to my waiting list.                        

My tutoring rates range from $20 to $40 per session, depending on the group size (individual/small group) and length of tutoring session (60 or 90 minutes).