Hi! I am an experienced ACT and SAT tutor, also certified to teach all ages from elementary students to adults. I have been a professor at two universities and have worked in the corporate world as a professional editor. Educational credentials: graduated summa cum laude in college and 4.0 in my Master's along with a university-wide writing award. I am an experienced professional writer and editor, and have had my own 310-page book published. I am a member of Actors Equity Association, so I can help with speech and pronunciation and I'm am a terrific with ESL persons at all levels and ages in both speaking and writing. You may ask for my professional resumes in either of the above-mentioned areas.
FOR MOMS: I am also a mom. Personally, I have always done very well on tests, but I fully understand how daunting they can be, especially today. I take one step at a time and all my classes are totally personalized to one student. Your child will get my undivided attention in sessions and I will do research for the books and papers and test samples that can help only your student! Your child is not a number in a class -- he or she has my full attention.
TESTS: A note about the SAT test: I am fully aware of the changes happening with the SAT, when they will be implemented and specifically what they will be. I can help with vocabulary and logic and give students clear, memorable examples. Needless to say, I have also tutored for the ACT and am familiar with Common Core.
For students: I can help with reading and comprehension. I will teach starting at your level and you will be amazed at how far you can learn and how fast! I will not overwhelm you, but I will challenge you to see how much you can learn by grasping some basics you may have missed in your education. I'm great with vocabulary and reading comprehension, terrific with essays, and extremely patient with grammar.
WRITING and EDITING: I'm highly experienced with college essays, both Common App and school-specific. I can help you overcome writer's block by asking pertinent questions. I can help professionals and college/master's students with term papers, manuscripts, essays, reports, important e-mails, resume cover letters, etc. I'll help you get better scores on tests, write and edit great essays, and turn your research paper into an A-grade project. I've also tutored elementary children in good writing skills.
RESUMES/INTERVIEW SKILLS: I've helped both college applicants and professionals write or revamp resumes that are concise and impressive job/college application tools. I work intensively with students and adults on practice interviews, speech pronunciation, and tricky interview questions. I hope you'll consider me both a friend and a tutor, and I would love to work with you to help you ace a test, get a degree, and get that job!
SUCCESSES: Recently I worked with a young man from the Middle East who was applying for a medical residency in this country. With my coaching and help with written materials, he got one of the few spots available in a teaching hospital. Additionally, one of my students received a prestigious scholarship after working extensively on interview skills.
MUSIC: I studied piano for more than 15 years and was musical director of a USO tour, playing both piano and guitar -- I have played piano onstage professionally and continue to play classical, jazz, popular, and standard music from all eras. I read and teach music and also encourage playing by ear and chording so you can "just sit down and play" as so many people would love to do!
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