I have privately tutored a student at every grade level (K-12) since 2007. I have a B.A. in Africana Studies with special coursework in African-American literature
, and continental African studies. I minored in journalism
. I also have a law
Tutoring Companies I Have Worked For
I am a gifted scribe, seasoned one-on-one and group standardized test tutor, cyber grammarian, copywriter, proofreader, editor
, and language
arts expert. I have tutored for the following tutoring companies over the years: Ivy West, Mobile Minds, Sure Prep Learning, and Sylvan. I was also hired by Kaplan. Like most test-prep tutoring companies, Kaplan requires its tutors to take the SAT
. I scored in the 90++ percentile for the verbal portion of the SAT and in the 80+ percentile for the math
portion. I was hired, but during the two-week training period, my day job schedule changed, so I was unable to continue orientation and to ultimately tutor for them. During that period, I simply focused on my private clients.
Private School Students
I have prepped students for the verbal portion of the SAT, the SAT literature and history
subject exams, the Independent School Entrance Exam, the SSAT
, the HSPT (a Catholic HS Entrance Exam), and in basic English grammar
, history, study skills
, and organizational skill development in some of the San Francisco East Bay’s more exclusive communities: Lafayette, Orinda, Piedmont, the Berkeley and Oakland Hills, Concord, Walnut Creek, and Moraga. These students typically attend private schools and are accustomed to having private tutors.
Public School Students
I have also tutored low income students in public classroom settings and privately for the verbal portion of the SAT, ACT
, the California High School Exit Examination, and in reading
and language arts
. I have a flexible schedule and am willing to adjust it to meet their needs.
Why I Love Tutoring
My experience is vast, my students are very diverse, and I enjoy tutoring them all --from the most motivated to the least. Tutoring is very gratifying and important work and I am honored to be entrusted with this critical component of our nation's development --inspiring young minds.
Give me the opportunity to teach your child. I will teach her/him skills and strategies she/he will use for the rest of her/his academic and professional life. You will not be disappointed and your child will be empowered!