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Alexandra L.

Cambridge, MA

$50/hr

Tutoring the Write Stuff: Middle School through College

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Tutoring the Write Stuff: Middle School through College

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I have a B.A. in history, a J.D., and an M.F.A. in creative writing. I am a published short story writer. Although I have only recently listed myself on WyzAnt (in February 2013), I have long tutored middle school and high school students in language arts, English and writing and have worked with high school students on the S.A.T. writing section, as well as college application essays.I have also worked with med school and business school applicants on their application essays and on the writing section of the GMAT. I am a lifelong student, reader and writer. I seek to give students the tools so that they too can learn to love writing and develop their own voices. I don't have a set "curriculum." I like to look at a student's writing and get a sense of his or her strengths and weaknesses. I aim to teach students how to write well-organized and compelling prose and to have fun while doing it.

Testimonials

"Exceptionally dedicated and attentive tutor!"

- S., Brighton, MA on 8/24/14

"Incredibly talented writer and genuinely nice person."

- Angela, Danvers, MA on 12/2/13

"Excellent tutor."

- Mashhour, Boston, MA on 4/27/13
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
History:
American History, Criminal Justice,
European History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
English, Reading, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
College Counseling,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
College Counseling,
Criminal Justice,
Grammar

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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College Counseling

I have worked with students on their college and grad school admission essays, including essays for the Common App for college and essays for med school applications. Working on application essays is one of my favorite jobs. I love learning about people and strategizing with them as to what might make the most compelling subject for an essay and then helping them to find their own voice in writing it. I have a B.A. in history, a J.D., and an M.F.A. in creative writing.

Criminal Justice

I have a J.D. degree. I worked as a lawyer for almost 25 years, practicing in both the civil and criminal areas.

University of Pennsylvania
History
Boston College Law School
J.D.
Antioch University, LA
Master's

Education

University of Pennsylvania (History)

Boston College Law School (J.D.)

Antioch University, LA (Master's)

Exceptionally dedicated and attentive tutor! — I worked with Alexandra last year as I prepared for my medical school applications and interviews. She was tremendously helpful at every stage of my application process. Every session was immensely helpful because Alexandra always gave me very thoughtful, constructive, and specific comments/advice. With her guidance, I was able to continue to improve my essays and interview skills. Alexandra is an ...

— S., Brighton, MA on 8/24/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Lessons canceled without adequate notice will be billed at 1/2 the normal hourly rate.

Travel policy

Alexandra will travel within 15 miles of Cambridge, MA 02138.


About Alexandra

I have a B.A. in history, a J.D., and an M.F.A. in creative writing. I am a published short story writer. Although I have only recently listed myself on WyzAnt (in February 2013), I have long tutored middle school and high school students in language arts, English and writing and have worked with high school students on the S.A.T. writing section, as well as college application essays.I have also worked with med school and business school applicants on their application essays and on the writing section of the GMAT. I am a lifelong student, reader and writer. I seek to give students the tools so that they too can learn to love writing and develop their own voices. I don't have a set "curriculum." I like to look at a student's writing and get a sense of his or her strengths and weaknesses. I aim to teach students how to write well-organized and compelling prose and to have fun while doing it.

Testimonials

"Exceptionally dedicated and attentive tutor!"

- S., Brighton, MA on 8/24/14

"Incredibly talented writer and genuinely nice person."

- Angela, Danvers, MA on 12/2/13

"Excellent tutor."

- Mashhour, Boston, MA on 4/27/13
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Education

University of Pennsylvania
History
Boston College Law School
J.D.
Antioch University, LA
Master's

Education

University of Pennsylvania (History)

Boston College Law School (J.D.)

Antioch University, LA (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Lessons canceled without adequate notice will be billed at 1/2 the normal hourly rate.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Cambridge, MA 02138

Alexandra’s Subjects

English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
History:
American History, Criminal Justice,
European History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
English, Reading, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
College Counseling,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
College Counseling,
Criminal Justice,
Grammar

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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