I enjoy working with elementary, high-school and college students who need help with any aspect of writing, reading, or written comprehension, including SAT and ACT prep and review, college-application essays, college papers, and ESOL reading, writing and comprehension.
For many people, writing is difficult. With my help, you will find it far easier to develop topics for your essays and papers, conduct research, and organize your writing so that you make strong, well-substantiated arguments. Working with me, you will soon create stellar papers and essays that are written in clear language, have a strong thesis, and use proper spelling, punctuation and grammar. Even better is that writing will seem easier -- and more enjoyable -- than ever before!
As a tutor, I am smart, funny and fun to work with, but I am goal oriented and will see that your work improves quickly and with the least amount of stress. You'll learn what's important, what's not, and how to know the difference for every assignment. In short, you will learn HOW to learn. We will use your time wisely and shoot for the best possible grades. But my focus isn't only on your grades. When your skills grow, so does your confidence, and good grades are the natural outcome.
I have lots of experience with students in intro and mid-level college English classes, many of whom are ESOL students. Some of my students have no writing experience at all. They start out lost, but after working with me for only a few weeks, they've done a "one-eighty!" and are consistently writing well. My students show lasting improvement in the areas we target, as well as improvement in their confidence, focus, and comprehension, and more interest in their studies overall.
Me? I am a widely published author/journalist and former magazine editor who lived and worked in New York City for 25 years. I am also an experienced educator, and currently teach the weekly Study-Skills Workshops at Berkshire Community College, where, since 2010, I tutor students enrolled in English, reading and writing courses. I was nominated for Tutor of the Year in 2011.
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