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I am a working actor and singer and have been a professional tutor since graduating from Vassar College five years ago. I grew up in Queens and moved quickly through the New York City public school system, completing high school math and college English composition while still in middle school and graduating from LaGuardia High School at 16. Many of my accelerated courses were through distance-learning and tutor-led instruction; as a result, I'm very familiar with the challenges facing gifted, accelerated and home-schooled students requiring individualized instruction.
I work out of my office on 5th Ave. and 27th Street. If this doesn't work for you, feel free to contact me to discuss travel rates.
I have five years of experience tutoring K-12 math, English and test prep. I have a B.A. in English from Vassar College (2009). National Merit Scholar, YoungArts Award in Musical Theater, 99th percentile on SAT, 99th percentile on the SHSAT.
(NOTE: My basic rate is $150/hr., but rates vary based on subject.)
K-12: math, English, writing, state tests, homework help
Middle school test prep: LAB, NEST, ISEE, SSAT
Specialized high school prep: SHSAT, ISEE, Monologue and Vocal coaching
College test prep: PSAT, SAT, ACT
I like to tailor my approach to each student individually, treating the student with respect and allowing her to have agency in her own education. I also try to foster a fun, relaxed environment while still holding my students to a high standard. This encourages students to be more responsible and self-sufficient and less resistant to school. My main goal is always to make sure the student is confident and happy with her work. When a student trusts herself, grades and test scores improve and learning becomes a more enjoyable experience. I foster this confidence by making sure the student has a comprehensive and clear grasp of the material and, most importantly, that she knows she has a clear understanding of the material.
Most of my work is done Socratically. In my experience, guiding a student towards discovering the answer on her own promotes a sense of accomplishment and sets the information in the student's mind more securely. This method has the added benefit of reinforcing study skills by providing the student with the tools to excel on her own.
My kid cred:
Last year, I happened to have several kids at the same middle school, and one told me that I'm now known in a few circles as "The Cool Tutor." I've also been called "Funny Tutor,""Sassy Tutor" and "such a nerd, but, like, in a cool way."
I have a B.A. in English from Vassar College and have worked extensively with English students of all ages and all fluency. I have expertise in both writing and literature and my specialties are essay writing (critical, personal and fictional) and reading comprehension.
I have been tutoring geometry for 5 years and have worked with students at every level, from those struggling in class to those who just want to perfect their work. Geometry can be a particularly difficult curriculum to grasp, as it differs dramatically from algebra. This is particularly true when it comes to proofs. Half of a geometry student's job is memorizing, so I often focus on study skills. I aim to make the material feel manageable instead of overwhelming.
I graduated from the NYC public high school system with a Regents Diploma with Honors. I am also a National Merit Scholar. I have been tutoring high school students for their English and math regents exams for 5 years with excellent results.
I am a professional actress with 5 years' professional experience and 14 years of training. I was a drama major at a specialized high school (and am therefore familiar with admissions requirements for specialized high schools) and currently study under Ann Ratray. I have training in improvisation, scene and monologue study, and musical theatre. I work professionally and have received rave reviews for my work off-Broadway. I have been successfully coaching students for high school auditions for 4 years.
I am a professional musical theatre actress with more than 10 years of voice training. I currently study with Joan Lader, whose technique I employ with my students.
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