The thing I love more than learning is sharing my own love of learning with my students. In my more than six years tutoring, I have helped students pass Regents exams, score well on the SAT, organize and write successful papers, improve writing skills, plan and prepare for college and high school applications, and more.
Qualifications: I have six-plus years experience tutoring students in English, History, Writing, and test prep (SAT, ACT, SAT Subject tests, Regents, SHSAT, GRE, GMAT, etc.) In addition to tutoring, I am a writer/editor, and I hold a BA in English (minor in History) from UC Santa Barbara and an MA in Literature (emphasis on Cultural Studies) from New York University.
I aim not only to teach but to inspire. I tailor my lessons to the students learning level, and come up with innovative ways to make the learning fun, even for the most disinterested students. I have worked with students ranging from junior high up to adult students returning to college or pursuing advanced degrees.
I focus on learning skills as well as the material at hand, so that the student not only memorizes material to pass a test but really learns and understands it. I like to focus on study skills, and teach my English students how to plan and organize their papers in the most pain-free means possible. I have also developed a number of mechanisms for enhancing vocabulary prepping for standardized tests, and analyzing and understanding literature.
My past and current students have shown vast improvement in my time working with them. One example: I was recently working with a college student who hired me because her history professor had called her a "red alert student" based on her writing skills. We worked together for the semester, focusing on reading comprehension, basic grammar, and essay organization, so that by the end of the term that same professor was praising her improvement.
I am excited to help others improve in a similar manner and look forward to hearing from you!
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