I have over fifteen years of experience in business, first as a software technical writer and then as a marketing communications professional. My undergraduate degree is in English, and I also have an MBA from Boston University. Three years ago I decided to change careers, and earned a Masters in Teaching from Simmons College. I now am a licensed English teacher with experience teaching middle school ELA and high school English. I have tutored kids at the middle, high school, and the college level in writing. My style is relaxed and conversational, and I relate easily to most students.
I love helping students with literature, grammar, vocabulary, idea and thesis development, and seeing their confidence increase. I can help either with general writing practice, with specific assignments, or with finding your own writer's voice. I have worked with students on the SAT writing test as well as college admissions essays.
I have also worked with students on test prep: SAT/ACT reading, verbal, and writing, and SSAT/ISEE. I start by educating the student on test-taking strategies and tips and tricks for handling the different types of questions they will see on the test. I then set up a plan for strengthening their areas of weakness over time.
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