If you're looking for a tutor who is familiar with all levels of high school English, or if you're looking for a tutor to help you or your child prepare for the English regents exam, or the verbal and essay portions of the SAT or ACT exams, or if you need help in improving your reading or writing skills in any way, I would be happy to help you reach that goal. My name is Haran and I have over a decade of experience in teaching and tutoring English. I am determined to help my students achieve by giving them the tools they need to be successful in secondary English and beyond.
I graduated from the University at Buffalo with a degree in English. I continued my education at Teachers College, Columbia University where I learned the most current theories and practices in teaching reading and writing.
I have extensive experience helping students excel in the New York State English regents exams, as well as preparing students for the AP Language and Composition exam. In addition, I am adept at strengthening students' skills for both the verbal and essay sections of the SAT and ACT exams. I have worked with students at all levels, whether they are struggling readers and writers or high performing students who want to continue their progress and improve in their ability to analyze complex literature and write more sophisticated essays.
I take a comprehensive approach to tutoring. After I determine the students' current reading and writing levels, I then help them recognize their strengths and make them aware of areas they need to improve. Then I will develop a plan that is built upon the students’ strengths while addressing all of the areas they need to improve. Working one-on-one with students reaps the biggest rewards for both improvement in skill and grade.
Most recently, I participated in a summer program that helped high school students develop skills for college level writing. I taught students how to closely read, analyze, and interpret non-fiction essays. Through these assignments students improved in their ability to write college level essays. Students rewrote essays based on written feedback, I provided, and partaking in one-on-one meetings.
I am familiar with many of the canonical works often read in a high school English classroom. I have taught various types of essays, from narrative, to expository, to college applications. My experiences would make me a qualified candidate for most English students' needs.
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