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Sidney C.

Ivy League Proofreader/Editor, English, Math, TOEFL + SAT + ACT Tutor

Glendale, CA (91201)

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I am a graduate of Brown University with a concentration in philosophy and logic, a former researcher in a space sciences lab, an award-winning creative fiction writer, and a private tutor who is dedicated to effective communication. I have tutored dozens of students over the past four years through community outreach programs, mentorship companies, and in private arrangements; I have experience working with middle school students, high school students, and college students--as well as with adult learners studying for the TOEFL. In 2012 I taught English literature and SAT prep classes at schools in Hong Kong.

My specialties are essay consulting and proofreading; test prep for the SAT, TOEFL, and ACT; and English: writing, grammar, vocabulary, literature, etc. I am additionally qualified to teach a wide array of other subjects drawing on my knowledge of mathematics, history, and physics.

Finally, I have also helped many students coordinate their college applications and provide general academic guidance through study skills tutoring.

The three core elements emphasized in my teaching philosophy are:

1. Promoting Awareness and Clarity of Goals

2. Encouraging Achievement as well as Personal and Professional Development

3. Instilling Good Study Habits and Time Management Skills


I am a versatile scheduler who will work almost anywhere in Rhode Island or the Boston area.

Please contact me to make arrangements.


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Sidney’s subjects

ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
ACT Science, Chemistry, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology
American History, European History, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Chemistry, English, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Statistics, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Proofreading, Statistics

Linear Algebra

I have taken a linear algebra course (MATH0540) from the math department at Brown University. In addition to this course I have experience with linear algebra in mathematical physics courses, programming courses, and applied mathematics courses. I can teach this material at the level of abstract proofs or at the simpler level of numerical matrix operations you might encounter in high school. I am also familiar with Dirac's notation.


I have a degree in "Logic and the Philosophy of Science" from Brown University; thus, I have familiarity with mathematical logic as well as a general knowledge of argumentation, proof methods, rhetoric, and logical fallacies. I can teach you how to construct good arguments for papers/essays. I am also willing to work as an editor/consultant.

Study Skills

Working with the College Guidance Project at Brown University and at KAA Prep in Queens, I have acquired experience in teaching/promoting academic management, explaining the college admissions process, coordinating student schedules, and enforcing work completion while instilling discipline.

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Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $35.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Sidney will travel within 20 miles of Glendale, CA 91201.

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