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Vera L.

Montclair, NJ

$59/hr

Highly Recommended Writing Tutor

Background check passed as of 3/21/13
Usually responds in about 13 hours

Highly Recommended Writing Tutor

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Dear Prospective Student,

I am a highly recommended tutor here to serve you! In the first session, find yourself improving without even realizing it.

Do you know the proven exercises that work? (I show you in lesson two... you'll love it). By the third lesson, you will have individualized instruction tailored to specific learning needs (this will make your scores so much higher).

Here are the areas I work with: Standardized Test Preparation, Reading Comprehension, English skills as an ESL learner, Reading and Writing K-12, College-level Writing Intensive courses.

Here are the specifics: To improve reading comprehension, I teach you active reading techniques. To improve English skills in ESL learners, I teach grammar and pinpoint your areas that can improve. For reading and writing in K-12, I use curriculum appropriate to each grade level accompanied by personal instruction. For college-level Writing Intensive courses, I use exercises to help you think critically about the text and make connections in your writing.

Most people rate me as very helpful because I take a creative approach to helping you improve. I hope you make an appointment with me soon so you can find out how you can improve as well!

Best,

Vera

Testimonials

"Highly Recommended for SAT English Prep"

- Mitchell, Verona, NJ on 12/19/14
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, SPSS, Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Bible Studies, English,
ESL/ESOL, Grammar,
Literature,
Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Anthropology, Astronomy, Biology, Geology, Nutrition, Philosophy, Physical Science, Physics, Psychology, Sociology
Computer:
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, AutoCAD, Desktop Publishing, Dreamweaver, General Computer, HTML, Macintosh, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Photography, SPSS, Video Production, Web Design
Language:
ESL/ESOL, French, Italian, Latin, TOEFL
History:
American History, Anthropology, Classics, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Music History, Religion, Social Studies, World History
Music:
Guitar, Music History, Music Theory, Piano, Salsa Dancing
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Art History, Ballroom Dancing, Painting, Photography, Salsa Dancing, Theatre, Video Production
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar,
Phonics, Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
Career Development, GRE, Marketing, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, English,
ESL/ESOL, French, Geometry, Physics, Piano, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading,
SAT Math, SAT Reading,
Statistics, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, Career Development, College Counseling, GED, GRE, Praxis,
SAT Math, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
TOEFL
Sports/Recreation:
Ballet, Ballroom Dancing, Cooking, Fitness, Poker, Salsa Dancing, Softball, Swimming, Tango, Yoga
Corporate Training:
Career Development, College Counseling, ESL/ESOL, French, General Computer, Grammar,
HTML, Italian, Latin, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Public Speaking, SPSS, Statistics, Web Design

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.

English

I hold a B.A. in English.

Grammar

I regularly tutor students in grammar.

Literature

I hold a B.A. in English Literature.

Praxis

I am qualified to tutor the Praxis. Having taken the test myself, I am familiar first-hand with the way the test is for the test-taker. I have tutored standardized tests before including the Praxis and have seen high success rates.

Reading

I have experience helping students increase their reading comprehension.

SAT Reading

I have experience tutoring SAT reading.

SAT Writing

I have experience tutoring SAT writing.

Web Design

I am qualified to tutor in web design. Having been in the industry for over 7 years, I am very acquainted with design and development tools including programs and coding. I have a great way with students, and a lot of patience when it comes to working with someone on the computer.

Writing

I have over 6 years of experience tutoring writing in the high school and college levels.

Vera’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Vera. View all of Vera’s resources

I believe that learning by mistakes is the only way, and learning involves a certain amount of risk-taking because it involves the ego, and the ego does not want to fail. National Teacher of the Year 1989 Mary V. Bicouvaris says she would "hope that all American children will be given the opportunity to become literate in their own culture and at the same time develop an international... read more

As summer break is winding down, many students look ahead to fall and one question is on their minds: how can I start this year strong? Well, trust me, your teachers are saying the same thing (yes, your teachers are people too). For teachers and students alike, fall is a time to start over and begin the year anew.   Chances are, you've grown as a person over the summer. I remember... read more

The aim of college is to inspire critical thinking in student writing - the kind of critical thinking that enables students to make independent claims derived from texts having to do with some of the most pressing issues of our time. Many times students find themselves wondering just how to achieve this in writing - they want an A, B, C plan for writing. This does exist, it's just not the same... read more

Rutgers College
New York University (NYU) Master Degree is in progress
Graduate Coursework

Education

Rutgers College

New York University (NYU) Master Degree is in progress (Graduate Coursework)

Highly Recommended for SAT English Prep — Vera was quite good as an English SAT tutor for my son. She quickly and easily developed a rapport with him and then zero'd in on the areas that needed the most attention, in particular, critical reading and vocabulary. Vera is personable and flexible in terms of scheduling. I would recommend Vera without hesitation. ...

— Mitchell, Verona, NJ on 12/19/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $59.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

I will negotiate the rate based on how many lessons for which you sign up.

Travel policy

Vera will travel within 20 miles of Montclair, NJ 07042.


About Vera

Dear Prospective Student,

I am a highly recommended tutor here to serve you! In the first session, find yourself improving without even realizing it.

Do you know the proven exercises that work? (I show you in lesson two... you'll love it). By the third lesson, you will have individualized instruction tailored to specific learning needs (this will make your scores so much higher).

Here are the areas I work with: Standardized Test Preparation, Reading Comprehension, English skills as an ESL learner, Reading and Writing K-12, College-level Writing Intensive courses.

Here are the specifics: To improve reading comprehension, I teach you active reading techniques. To improve English skills in ESL learners, I teach grammar and pinpoint your areas that can improve. For reading and writing in K-12, I use curriculum appropriate to each grade level accompanied by personal instruction. For college-level Writing Intensive courses, I use exercises to help you think critically about the text and make connections in your writing.

Most people rate me as very helpful because I take a creative approach to helping you improve. I hope you make an appointment with me soon so you can find out how you can improve as well!

Best,

Vera

Testimonials

"Highly Recommended for SAT English Prep"

- Mitchell, Verona, NJ on 12/19/14
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Education

Rutgers College
New York University (NYU) Master Degree is in progress
Graduate Coursework

Education

Rutgers College

New York University (NYU) Master Degree is in progress (Graduate Coursework)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required

I will negotiate the rate based on how many lessons for which you sign up.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Montclair, NJ 07042

Vera’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, SPSS, Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Bible Studies, English,
ESL/ESOL, Grammar,
Literature,
Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Anthropology, Astronomy, Biology, Geology, Nutrition, Philosophy, Physical Science, Physics, Psychology, Sociology
Computer:
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, AutoCAD, Desktop Publishing, Dreamweaver, General Computer, HTML, Macintosh, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Photography, SPSS, Video Production, Web Design
Language:
ESL/ESOL, French, Italian, Latin, TOEFL
History:
American History, Anthropology, Classics, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Music History, Religion, Social Studies, World History
Music:
Guitar, Music History, Music Theory, Piano, Salsa Dancing
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Art History, Ballroom Dancing, Painting, Photography, Salsa Dancing, Theatre, Video Production
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar,
Phonics, Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
Career Development, GRE, Marketing, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, English,
ESL/ESOL, French, Geometry, Physics, Piano, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading,
SAT Math, SAT Reading,
Statistics, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, Career Development, College Counseling, GED, GRE, Praxis,
SAT Math, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
TOEFL
Sports/Recreation:
Ballet, Ballroom Dancing, Cooking, Fitness, Poker, Salsa Dancing, Softball, Swimming, Tango, Yoga
Corporate Training:
Career Development, College Counseling, ESL/ESOL, French, General Computer, Grammar,
HTML, Italian, Latin, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Public Speaking, SPSS, Statistics, Web Design

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.


Vera’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Vera. View all of Vera’s resources

I believe that learning by mistakes is the only way, and learning involves a certain amount of risk-taking because it involves the ego, and the ego does not want to fail. National Teacher of the Year 1989 Mary V. Bicouvaris says she would "hope that all American children will be given the opportunity to become literate in their own culture and at the same time develop an international... read more

As summer break is winding down, many students look ahead to fall and one question is on their minds: how can I start this year strong? Well, trust me, your teachers are saying the same thing (yes, your teachers are people too). For teachers and students alike, fall is a time to start over and begin the year anew.   Chances are, you've grown as a person over the summer. I remember... read more

The aim of college is to inspire critical thinking in student writing - the kind of critical thinking that enables students to make independent claims derived from texts having to do with some of the most pressing issues of our time. Many times students find themselves wondering just how to achieve this in writing - they want an A, B, C plan for writing. This does exist, it's just not the same... read more


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