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Tiffany C.

Portsmouth, NH

$49/hr

PhD for ESL, English, Writing, Study Skills, College Essays and more!

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Background check passed as of 2/26/14
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Competent and motivating tutor - Great EFL lessons.
— Cornelia, Portsmouth, NH on 8/21/13

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Middlebury College
English
Boston College
Master's
Northeastern University
PhD

Education

Middlebury College (English )

Boston College (Master's)

Northeastern University (PhD)

About Tiffany

Hello,

I look forward to helping you with any and all matters pertaining to public speaking, college applications, study skills, time-management, standardized tests, advanced ESL, writing and literature. Currently, I am teaching composition, literature and public speaking at several colleges and universities. I have taught courses in ESL for the Harvard Institute for English Language (IEL).

I've been teaching since 1999 and have experience with students from teens, to young adults, to senior citizens. I have extensive experience tutoring high school and college students for general English subjects, SAT and GRE, college applications, ESL, public speaking, writing and reading. My special fields are Shakespeare, drama, film, and literature from the Classical to the 20th Century.

My approach is relaxed and informal, but at the same time, I am focused on your improvement.

Education:

PhD in English, Northeastern University, 2010
Graduate Certificate in Cinema Studies, Northeastern University 2004
MA in English, Boston College, 1999
BA in Literary Studies, Middlebury College (VT), 1996

Please message me for more information.

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Cancellation
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Group rate differs based upon what you need. We can negotiate a lower rate depending upon where you live and where you are willing to meet.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Portsmouth, NH 03801
Background Check: Passed

"Competent and motivating tutor - Great EFL lessons."

- Cornelia, Portsmouth, NH on 8/21/13

"Great Tutor"

- Per, Newburyport, MA on 8/10/13

"Outstanding Tutor!!!"

- Alexander, York, ME on 7/31/13
English:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Literature,
Proofreading,
Public Speaking,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Art:
Film,
Theatre
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
GRE,
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
SAT Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
College Counseling,
GRE,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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College Counseling

I have helped several students get into their top-choice schools!

Why? Because I have taught and been a student at various types of schools, from adult ed. programs, to community colleges, to large research universities.

In each case, I have gotten a very good feel for the needs of different types of students and the nature of different learning settings. Because of my own educational career, I have taken many standardized tests, filled out many applications and had several interviews and campus visits.

All of this experience makes me an excellent person to give guidance and advice to students applying for undergraduate or graduate degrees.

English

I have a PhD in English from Northeastern University. I am capable of helping you with all areas related to the study of literature.

ESL/ESOL

I have taught advanced ESL courses for the Harvard University Institute for English Language Programs and Southern New Hampshire University, and have a great deal of experience with ESL students in my other college courses. I enjoy working with international and non-native students since they show great enthusiasm. My approach combines speaking, listening, reading and writing in every lesson.

Film

I have been a professional actor for over 25 years. Additionally, I have a Graduate Certificate in Cinema Studies from Northeastern University.

Grammar

I do a whole lot of writing and even more reviewing and grading student papers! I read hundreds of drafts every year and help my students to self-edit and polish their grammar, punctuation, sentence and paragraph structure and overall style. Fortunately, I am a bit of a grammar geek and find teaching it to be quite fun. Being able to proof and edit one's own writing is a very valuable skill since one is often judged by the quality and clarity of one's writing in this information and internet age. I have taught and tutored grammar and editing to high school students as well as college and graduate students and other adults.

GRE

I have done one-on-one tutoring for the GRE in Literature and the Verbal portion of the general exam. In addition to helping you review material and suggesting ways to study new material, I also provide test-taking strategies which are applicable to any standardized tests. Because I have gotten into graduate school twice--for my MA and PhD programs--and am a college-level teacher, I am familiar with these exams and very comfortable helping others approach them with confidence.

Literature

Since I have three degrees from three great schools* in literature, I think I can handle just about anything you need in this area.

*PhD in English, Northeastern University;
MA in English, Boston College; BA in Literary Studies, Middlebury College.

Proofreading

In addition to being a great "eagle-eye" proofer and editor for your work, I can also give you many tips and tricks for learning how to better review and correct your work yourself.

Public Speaking

I have been teaching public speaking at York County Community College in Maine and at Great Bay and Manchester Community Colleges in New Hampshire. My coaching focuses on helping students connect with an audience, use visual aids effectively, as well as giving feedback regarding voice, body-language and other aspects of presentation.

Study Skills

As a college teacher I can tell you how to be a great student because I know what works and what doesn't in my own students. We can cover all aspects of student skills, from homework time-management to effective classroom behaviors.

Theatre

I have been acting on stage for over 35 years.

Writing

I've been teaching writing at the college level for well over 12 years, and have tutored many high school and middle school students in writing as well. It's definitely my area of specialty as a teacher and tutor.

Middlebury College
English
Boston College
Master's
Northeastern University
PhD

Education

Middlebury College (English )

Boston College (Master's)

Northeastern University (PhD)

Competent and motivating tutor - Great EFL lessons. — If you are looking for a competent and motivating EFL-Teacher, I can highly recommend Tiffany C. I made a great experience with Tiffany during my stay in May 2013. I’m a German editor and I wanted to improve my English in order to enhance my chances for English speaking positions in Germany. Therefore I did intensive English classes with Tiffany for some weeks. After our first meeting Tiffany exa ...

— Cornelia, Portsmouth, NH on 8/21/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $49.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Group rate differs based upon what you need. We can negotiate a lower rate depending upon where you live and where you are willing to meet.

Travel policy

Tiffany will travel within 20 miles of Portsmouth, NH 03801.

Background Check Status for Tiffany C.

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