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I am not just another tutor. I am also an accomplished writer, and instructor - and star student! I completed my Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Anthropology, and graduated summa cum laude (SUNY at Buffalo). I then earned a Master’s Degree in English with honors from Columbia University and completed most of my doctoral credits on full academic scholarship. I also won a NY Times Foundation scholarship to NYU Writer’s Conference.
I have about 15 years of experience as a tutor and have taught writing, critical thinking, film and literature on the college and university level for more than 15 years, working with all levels of students. I've tutored successfully for private test prep companies in California and at UCLA. My expertise is test preparation and interdisciplinary writing and literature, from high school to Ph.D. level. I also have very successful experience with the SAT (Verbal and literature), GRE, and GMAT.
I have particular expertise as a college admissions essay coach; I've worked with students crafting persuasive college and professional school admissions essays. My students have been admitted to prestigious and selective universities, including Harvard, Stanford, Berkeley, UCLA, NYU and Georgetown University. I have also also had some remarkable, quick and dramatic results, boosting students' test scores on standardized tests by 100-150 points on one section of the exam in as few as three or four sessions.
I've successfully worked with students revising doctoral dissertations and Master’s essays in multiple disciplines - including political science and applied mathematics, worked with adults sharpening their business and non-fiction writing skills, and helped students with college-level essays in the humanities, social sciences, and applied mathematics. She even helped an attorney pass the Bar exam (analytical writing).
I am a widely-published magazine writer, researcher and editor. My most recent project was as project manager and writer of a distance learning course on becoming a fashion stylist - I developed, produced, and wrote the entire course. I've also had more than 55 publications including several in prominent magazines like Wine Enthusiast and Art in America and written publicity and biographical articles. As a researcher for a very prominent political strategist, I contributed to two published books published on politics and international relations and wrote research reports read by Hillary Clinton.
I studied classical piano as a child at Juilliard School of Music. She continues her professional development and has completed numerous classes in education, film, creative writing, journalism, public relations writing, and more recently, college algebra and lifespan psychology at NYU, UCLA, and Hunter College (3.7+ gpa).
I'm an empathetic and effective tutor.
I have extensive experience assisting students and business professionals with writing personal statements for admissions to professional schools, as well as writing business marketing materials. I have helped law school, med school, and dental school students write personal statements. I've also assisted clients with revising, rewriting and editing hedge fund reports and marketing reports. I've worked in ad agencies and corporations on business reports as an editor, researcher and writer.
I have coached students on writing admissions essays for college applications and have had to be knowledgeable about college admissions. I have done this successfully for 8 years. I have particular expertise working with students on college admissions essays - personal statements - for college and professional schools. Students I've worked with have been accepted to highly selective and competitive universities, including Harvard, Yale, Berkeley, Columbia, Stanford, Univ of Pennsylvia, NYU and others of that kind. I have developed long-term relationships with students of all ages, working with them on multiple applications.
I've taught classes in film and literature on the college level and worked in the film industry as a script analyst, in publicity, and as an actress. I've also attended seminars like "Writers on Genre" at the Writer's Guild and was a member of Independent Film Project for more than a decade.
I recently worked with a Barnard grad on the Verbal Section of the GMAT; I helped boost her score by 150 points in 3 1/2 sessions.
I have several years of successful experience coaching students on the GMAT. Since I've taught critical thinking and analytical writing, and am a professional writer and college professor, I am particularly effective on the Verbal section of the exam.
I've taught writing workshops on the college and university level for 15 years. I am also a professional writer with more than 55 publications. I've also worked with graduate students on Master's essays - and doctoral dissertations, helping students turn around marginal essays at competitive schools like UCLA.
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