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Emily S.

Silver Spring, MD

$45/hr

All subjects K-8, Specialty in Writing/Editing & Study Skills

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All subjects K-8, Specialty in Writing/Editing & Study Skills

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PLEASE NOTE: I have a full time job in the training department of an NGO, so my time is more limited than when I first created this profile; this being the case, I can only take on short-term or task-specific tutoring jobs (such as brush ups for a test, application essay assistance, etc.).

I first began tutoring Bar and Bat Mitzvah students (ages 10-13) to prepare for their torah/haftarah portions, blessings, and services (Friday night, Saturday morning and havdalah). I worked with students of all experience levels in the Hebrew reading and trope, and can easily adjust my teaching style for quicker and slower learners.

Since then, I started working intermittently with elementary and middle school students. Notably, I was able to help a 9th grade student with special needs go from Cs and Ds to As and Bs by helping her practice effective study habits and reading comprehension in all of her core subjects. I earned my degree in writing from Johns Hopkins University, and graduated with honors in May 2012. During my last semester, I served as the Teaching Assistant for two subjects in the Theatre Arts & Studies Department: Contemporary Theatre & Film, and Acting and Directing Level II. I continue to assist people of all ages drafting and editing admissions essays for college and law school, as well as articles, press releases, and fiction writing.

I am a very good listener and believe in individualizing my methods for optimum results. What resonates with one student may not with another, and I am patient and determined in helping a person find what works for them. I assisted several students between ages 8 and 19 during the 2013-14 school year - some for test preparation or occasional help, and one student for regular, twice-a-week, tutoring.

I look forward to hearing from you, and encourage you to ask me questions!

Testimonials

"She is a very good, helpful tutor."

- EPHRAME, Washington, DC on 1/20/14
Math:
Prealgebra
English:
English,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
History:
American History
Art:
Art History, Theatre
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Grammar, Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English,
Prealgebra, Reading,
Study Skills, Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Public Speaking

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.

Elementary (K-6th)

A lot of learning at the elementary level is about mastering basic concepts and developing study skills to prepare for more complex stages of different subjects. In teaching younger students, I focus on helping them really understand the basics, and review as needed. In the past, I have helped younger students (ranging from ages 8-16) with reading, speech, spelling, math, social studies and science. I am very patient, and experienced working with younger students, taking care to find examples that resonate with the individual student for optimum comprehension.

Elementary Math

Though I earned my BA in writing from Johns Hopkins University, I am also a very data-oriented person and experienced working with numbers. Throughout high school, I followed an honors curriculum in mathematics and placed out of most of my college math requirements with a top scoring AP statistics exam. I have worked in finance and in program management, requiring me to be comfortable with quick and accurate calculations and formulas. On the elementary level when students are getting comfortable with the basics, I am good at identifying steps and mnemonics to make math easier to understand.

English

I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Writing from Johns Hopkins University in 2012, along with university and departmental honors. During my final semester, I served as a Teaching Assistant for two courses in the Theatre Arts & Studies Department (one lecture course with traditional test and paper assignments and one practical course in acting and directing). I have tutored students from elementary school age to post-college level in reading comprehension, mathematics, social studies/history, and paper/essay writing.

Reading

I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Writing from Johns Hopkins University in 2012, along with university and departmental honors. During my final semester, I served as a Teaching Assistant for two courses in the Theatre Arts & Studies Department (one lecture course with traditional test and paper assignments and one practical course in acting and directing). I have tutored students from elementary school age to post-college level in reading comprehension, mathematics, social studies/history, and paper/essay writing. Additionally, I have worked in child care, and am able to communicate with younger children well, keeping them focused and encouraged in homework and reading.

Theatre

I earned a minor in Theatre Arts & Studies from Johns Hopkins University in 2012. I had taken every available class by my senior year, and in my last semester, I was the T.A. for the department and helped teach two classes led by Professor John Astin (of the Addams Family fame). One class was a lecture course, Contemporary Theatre & Film, that focused on theory and examples as applied in historical and modern film and theatre examples and the other was a practical course, Acting and Directing Level II, where we worked on actual acting exercises and scenes. In addition to my training, I have been acting professionally for several years, primarily in the DC/MD/VA region.

Writing

I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Writing from Johns Hopkins University in 2012, along with university and departmental honors. During my final semester, I served as a Teaching Assistant for two courses in the Theatre Arts & Studies Department (one lecture course with traditional test and paper assignments and one practical course in acting and directing). I have tutored students from elementary school age to post-college level in reading comprehension, mathematics, social studies/history, and paper/essay writing. Additionally, I have worked in child care, and am able to communicate with younger children well, keeping them focused and encouraged in homework and reading.

Johns Hopkins University
Writing Seminars

Education

Johns Hopkins University (Writing Seminars)

She is a very good, helpful tutor. — We are very happy! She is the best tutor. She comes on time. We are very happy about her, as she has been a lot of help to our daughter. ...

— EPHRAME, Washington, DC on 1/20/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Emily will travel within 15 miles of Silver Spring, MD 20910.


About Emily

PLEASE NOTE: I have a full time job in the training department of an NGO, so my time is more limited than when I first created this profile; this being the case, I can only take on short-term or task-specific tutoring jobs (such as brush ups for a test, application essay assistance, etc.).

I first began tutoring Bar and Bat Mitzvah students (ages 10-13) to prepare for their torah/haftarah portions, blessings, and services (Friday night, Saturday morning and havdalah). I worked with students of all experience levels in the Hebrew reading and trope, and can easily adjust my teaching style for quicker and slower learners.

Since then, I started working intermittently with elementary and middle school students. Notably, I was able to help a 9th grade student with special needs go from Cs and Ds to As and Bs by helping her practice effective study habits and reading comprehension in all of her core subjects. I earned my degree in writing from Johns Hopkins University, and graduated with honors in May 2012. During my last semester, I served as the Teaching Assistant for two subjects in the Theatre Arts & Studies Department: Contemporary Theatre & Film, and Acting and Directing Level II. I continue to assist people of all ages drafting and editing admissions essays for college and law school, as well as articles, press releases, and fiction writing.

I am a very good listener and believe in individualizing my methods for optimum results. What resonates with one student may not with another, and I am patient and determined in helping a person find what works for them. I assisted several students between ages 8 and 19 during the 2013-14 school year - some for test preparation or occasional help, and one student for regular, twice-a-week, tutoring.

I look forward to hearing from you, and encourage you to ask me questions!

Testimonials

"She is a very good, helpful tutor."

- EPHRAME, Washington, DC on 1/20/14
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Education

Johns Hopkins University
Writing Seminars

Education

Johns Hopkins University (Writing Seminars)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Silver Spring, MD 20910

Emily’s Subjects

Math:
Prealgebra
English:
English,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
History:
American History
Art:
Art History, Theatre
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Grammar, Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English,
Prealgebra, Reading,
Study Skills, Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Public Speaking

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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