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Besides working professionally in traditional print publishing, I specialize in academic tutoring for high school and college prep students, particularly those looking to expand their skills in English, reading, language arts, writing, and history. I have training in ACT, SAT, ISEE, HSPT, COOP, Terra Nova, ISAT, and EXPLORE Test strategy and method, and I used to work as a certified College Admissions Counselor (NACAC). If your student is looking to write a killer college application, I have read thousands and worked with many students to improve their chances of getting into their "dream school."
After working on the college side, I began working as a private tutor for grades K-12 in 2009. I have a BA in History and Creative Writing from a highly selective college in Illinois, one of the official "Colleges That Change Lives" (Loren Pope) and that designation is one that I use to drive my passion for helping students reach their full potential and find, impress, and ultimately attend the college that will change their lives. Having worked with group tutoring in the past, I believe that one-on-one tutoring is an unbeatable experience and that supplementing schoolwork with focused tutoring and engagement with a student's interests and abilities is the clearest path to academic (and life!) success.
Outside of my interest in tutoring and education, I am a published writer and cultural anthropologist. The impact of guided independent learning and attention to detail, especially in learning thematic concepts and synthesis in academic materials, utterly shaped my life, and it's a joy to see students' eyes light up in understanding when they make a breakthrough of their own.
I double-majored with History for my undergraduate degree, and have published a nonfiction book on pop culture ethnology in the 20th century. I held one history-based internship during my undergraduate years of college. In high school, I scored perfect 5's on the AP European History, AP US History, and AP Government exams.
I have written and published in the field of cultural anthropology, with one of my works ranking as high as #7 on the Amazon nonfiction bestseller list. I will also be keynoting a conference on cultural anthropology at a large state university during the Fall 2013 semester.
I worked as a certified college counselor (through NACAC) for Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois for the 2009-2010 admissions cycle. I attended over 25 college recruitment fairs and interviewed several hundred students, as well as having evaluated applications for admission. Additionally, I have been a college application adviser for the last three years at a private tutoring firm.
I have tutored for both tests through a private tutoring firm in the last three years. All of my students have been accepted to their top-choice secondary schools, including parochial schools and high-ranking magnet schools.
I have written and published in GWRS (intersectional feminist sociology and media criticism), with one of my works ranking as high as #7 on the Amazon nonfiction bestseller list. I can tutor at a high school level and content-read papers for undergraduate college students.
I am currently writing my Master's Thesis for a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. I have published three nonfiction books, including one bestseller, and multiple articles. I majored in Creative Writing for my undergraduate degree, and held multiple high-ranking journalism internships.
Awesome Tutor — Hayley is amazing and worked great with my daughter. She is super responsive. After just a few sessions, my daughter brought her ACT score up 2 points, I can only imagine what it would be if we had given her more time. Thank you Hayley, we truly appreciate everything. ...
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