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Carol W.

Watertown, MA

$80/hr

College Counselor and Writing Tutor

Usually responds in about 4 hours

College Counselor and Writing Tutor

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Since graduating from Tufts in 1998, I have been working with students on meeting their education goals. I possess Massachusetts state licensure in high school guidance counseling and have served as a volunteer guidance counselor in both Quincy and Malden, MA. I specifically work with students on their college applications. Some of my other career highlights include working as an ESL teacher in Hong Kong through the Princeton-in-Asia teaching fellowship, teaching writing skills to fellow graduate students at the Columbia Teachers College, and creating a college access program for low-income youth in Boston. My college access program consisted of campus tours, informational workshops, financial aid assistance, and college essay writing help. Personally, I know how important these essays can be. I was an honor student at Westwood High School and believe that my college essays got me into my reach school - Tufts! In addition to general applications help, I can provide suggestions on how to compare schools, am willing to accompany students on college fairs/tours, and can facilitate post visit discussions comparing different schools toured. I am also able to offer career interests testing for students that might be unsure of what they want to study in college. Knowing clearly what your interests and needs are will make for a more successful match between student and college.

English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL, TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
College Counseling,
SAT Writing, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
College Counseling,
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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College Counseling

I possess a dual masters degree in counseling psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University. I am a Massachusetts state licensed high school guidance counselor and have a particular interest in college counseling. I have extensive experience in assisting students with college applications/essays and financial aid options. In a previous job, I created a college access program for kids who were the first in their families to attend college.

Study Skills

At a local high school, I assisted a student with organization skills. I met with him once a week to make sure all of his papers were filed into the correct subject folders. We also discussed deadlines for upcoming assignments. I highly encourage students to use a date/assignment book to keep track of school work and activities.

Tufts University
Psychology, Chinese
Columbia, Teachers College
Master's
Columbia, Teachers College
MEd

Education

Tufts University (Psychology, Chinese)

Columbia, Teachers College (Master's)

Columbia, Teachers College (MEd)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $80.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Carol will travel within 15 miles of Watertown, MA 02472.


About Carol

Since graduating from Tufts in 1998, I have been working with students on meeting their education goals. I possess Massachusetts state licensure in high school guidance counseling and have served as a volunteer guidance counselor in both Quincy and Malden, MA. I specifically work with students on their college applications. Some of my other career highlights include working as an ESL teacher in Hong Kong through the Princeton-in-Asia teaching fellowship, teaching writing skills to fellow graduate students at the Columbia Teachers College, and creating a college access program for low-income youth in Boston. My college access program consisted of campus tours, informational workshops, financial aid assistance, and college essay writing help. Personally, I know how important these essays can be. I was an honor student at Westwood High School and believe that my college essays got me into my reach school - Tufts! In addition to general applications help, I can provide suggestions on how to compare schools, am willing to accompany students on college fairs/tours, and can facilitate post visit discussions comparing different schools toured. I am also able to offer career interests testing for students that might be unsure of what they want to study in college. Knowing clearly what your interests and needs are will make for a more successful match between student and college.

Education

Tufts University
Psychology, Chinese
Columbia, Teachers College
Master's
Columbia, Teachers College
MEd

Education

Tufts University (Psychology, Chinese)

Columbia, Teachers College (Master's)

Columbia, Teachers College (MEd)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Watertown, MA 02472

Carol’s Subjects

English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL, TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
College Counseling,
SAT Writing, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
College Counseling,
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading

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.


Background Check Status for Carol W.

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