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Donna C.

Croton On Hudson, NY

$50/hr

Effective Writing Tutor specializing in test prep & improvement

Usually responds in about 6 hours

Effective Writing Tutor specializing in test prep & improvement

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The skills I bring to my role as tutor are my experience as Community College/Business College Professor of 11+ years, teaching fundamentals and best methods for all types of writing and oral communications from the elementary through college. I also assist business professionals seeking improvement. I specialize in helping the student to improve/polish their personal statement essays for college admissions and meet writing requirements for standardized tests such as SSAT, SAT, and ISEE essays. Additionally, my expertise includes business applications such as letters, memos, emails, reports, and papers for small business and freelance business owners.

I train students to concentrate on the planning and organization needed to successfully write all types of documents.

Raising the student's sensitivity/awareness to diversity and bias in writing are also included during sessions.

Preparing the student for the transition from high school writing to the more analytical and comparative style of writing that distinguishes college writing is an important component for success.

Testimonials

"We feel confident our son is prepared for ISEE test"

- Mary, Ossining, NY on 1/10/13
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
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.

Public Speaking

Presently, as a Senior Adjunct Professor in Westchester County teaching at two colleges for the past 11 years, I bring to my tutoring activities several years experience in pubic speaking instruction.
In this role, I introduce, train and develop the student's need to speak publicly. The student's first introduction to public speaking is in the classroom in front of his fellow students; however, as the student moves to the professional environment, this skill becomes more important as they begin to speak to their staff and managers.
As professionals advance in their careers and need to present to higher levels of senior executives, the importance of communicating orally in a precise, competent and professional manner becomes a major skill that can make or break a career.
Many articles today discuss the loss of oral communications skills due to the the texting phenomena.

Still, the classroom and professional environment will always demand public speaking as a major skill set.

SAT Writing

SAT writing is probably the most challenging for most students. Usually, students are unsure of what they are going to write and that is where I come in.
I give the student the tools they need to be prepared to write on any topic thus increasing their confidence and ability to anticipate this part of the exam.
I tutor students on all levels of writing and I enjoy watching the student's creativity come alive once they have conquered their anxiety.

Writing

My belief is that writing is fun. Once the student views writing as a form of communication skills which they already possess, the anxiety accompanying any writing task disappears. This is accomplished by introducing writing for interesting and creative topics which the student feels comfortable. I then move from creative and free lance writing to assigned and timed writing topics, the type they will come across on the exam. The key is to build the confidence and the comfort level that will develop the student's creativity as they approach any writing assignment.

I presently hold the title of Senior Adjunct Professor at Westchester Community College with 11 years experience. Also, I am an Adjunct Professor at the College of Westchester.
I am experienced tutoring students with writing improvement and test preparation for the SAT and ISEE exams as well as college essays.
I believe writing is fun and once the student views writing as a form of a communication skills which they already possess, their approach removes the anxiety usually accompanying any writing task. This is accomplished by introducing writing for interesting topics and creative topics with which the student feels comfortable. I then move from creative and free lance writing to assigned writing topics. The key is to build the confidence and comfort level that will enhance the student's creativity as they approach any writing assignment.

Iona College of New Rochelle
Healthcare Admin
School of Public Health, New York Medical College
Graduate Coursework

Education

Iona College of New Rochelle (Healthcare Admin)

School of Public Health, New York Medical College (Graduate Coursework)

We feel confident our son is prepared for ISEE test — Thanks to Donna for working with us. She was always prompt and prepared with activities to work on with our 10 year old son to prepare for the English section of ISEE exam. She has a great special focus on the essay portion. I would highly recommend Donna. ...

— Mary, Ossining, NY on 1/10/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Donna will travel within 10 miles of Croton On Hudson, NY 10520.


About Donna

The skills I bring to my role as tutor are my experience as Community College/Business College Professor of 11+ years, teaching fundamentals and best methods for all types of writing and oral communications from the elementary through college. I also assist business professionals seeking improvement. I specialize in helping the student to improve/polish their personal statement essays for college admissions and meet writing requirements for standardized tests such as SSAT, SAT, and ISEE essays. Additionally, my expertise includes business applications such as letters, memos, emails, reports, and papers for small business and freelance business owners.

I train students to concentrate on the planning and organization needed to successfully write all types of documents.

Raising the student's sensitivity/awareness to diversity and bias in writing are also included during sessions.

Preparing the student for the transition from high school writing to the more analytical and comparative style of writing that distinguishes college writing is an important component for success.

Testimonials

"We feel confident our son is prepared for ISEE test"

- Mary, Ossining, NY on 1/10/13
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Education

Iona College of New Rochelle
Healthcare Admin
School of Public Health, New York Medical College
Graduate Coursework

Education

Iona College of New Rochelle (Healthcare Admin)

School of Public Health, New York Medical College (Graduate Coursework)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Croton On Hudson, NY 10520

Donna’s Subjects

Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
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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