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Ethan L.

Experienced Tutor Specializing in Writing and Test Prep Skills

Waltham, MA (02453)

Travel radius
5 miles
Hourly fee
$40.00
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First, a little about me:

I'm a master's student at Brandeis University with four years tutoring experience. I study philosophy--a field that teaches students how to break down and communicate complex ideas. It takes a bit of practice to be able to explain, in plain English, philosophical theories. I also have had a lifelong interest in science, which led me to complete a biology minor as an undergraduate. I spent free time in lab studying the neurons of nematodes, a practice in both patience and attention to detail.

Now, a bit about my tutoring:

I've worked with a huge variety of students on essays and essay writing skills. Thanks to my experience tutoring a variety of native and non-native English speakers, I am well-versed in communicating essay writing skills such as organization, grammar, and flow. I have found that these are the most common problems in students' work and I've developed a variety of methods to teach students how to improve these abilities.

I also have experience teaching SAT and ACT test prep. Unlike some tutoring services, I spend time outside of lessons personalizing an approach that I believe will best increase a student's score. Often working through practice tests are not enough to raise scores, and I design lessons that tackle the root cause of an unsatisfactory score.

I love and excel at teaching out-of-reach ideas and can also teach basic problem solving skills. I believe explaining a problem to a student is only half the battle. Having a student explain the concept in their own words or teaching them how to fix mistakes (rather than fix the mistakes for them) is an important step in the learning process.

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Ethan’s subjects

Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, ACT Science, GED, GRE, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Homeschool:
Biology, English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Reading, Writing
Business:
GRE, Public Speaking
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
History:
American History
Language:
ESL/ESOL, TOEFL
Science:
ACT Science, Biology, Microbiology, Philosophy
Math:
Logic
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing

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Education

Lawrence University (Philosophy)

Great Tutor Ethan tutored my son for almost 7 weeks this summer for SAT. He is a very good tutor. We are very satisfied with him. ...

— Julie from Oshkosh, WI on 8/10/14);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Ethan will travel within 5 miles of Waltham, MA 02453.

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