Make your college essay stand out! Find out what admissions officers are looking for and how to deliver! I'm an experienced college-level English instructor who has helped students create winning college essays. How do you create an essay that stands out in the crowd? By showing them how amazing you are, and showing what makes you the absolutely right student for them. One of my students accepted to Tufts this year was told by her admissions officer that it was her essay we worked on together that made the difference. In my work, I reviewed hundreds of essays from college applicants and saw what mattered. Let me help.
If you are a junior or senior and need individualized test prep with SAT or ACT, let me help you decode the test, build on your strengths as a thinker and test-taker and increase your score.
For high school students, I am here to help you succeed in any aspect of reading or writing, from history to English to psychology. If you are an international student, I will help you increase your fluency in reading, writing, speaking and listening. (I currently teach international students at MIT). I've been teaching English and ESL at the college level for 15 years. How do you create an essay that stands out in the crowd? By showing them how amazing you are, and showing what makes you the absolutely right student for them.
What sets me apart as a tutor is that I understand how to meet you where you are. I can help you figure out what you need to advance successfully. Everyone has great ideas--and so do you--but writing well requires skill to move from creative chaos to compelling prose. Through drafting, revising, and organizing, you can improve your mastery, your confidence and your grades one step at a time. When reading, even the hardest text can be decoded with effective strategies. My teaching style is engaged, interactive and individually focused.
At Brandeis University, Gordon College, Mass College of Pharmacy and MIT, I have taught undergraduates, graduates, and high school students to write and read effectively. Whether preparing a college essay for that dream school of your choice or figuring out what the 9th grade teacher wants for an essay on Lord of the Flies or succeeding in 7th grade English, I have spent years guiding students through the writing process.
My background includes a Master's from Brandeis in English, a BA in English with Honors from Trinity College, and a career as a journalist and magazine editor. I look forward to working with you!
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