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I am an experienced ACT tutor and, in fact, have written portions of these exams for ACT.
I have helped hundreds of high school students decide where to apply to college, how to complete their college essays and other important application questions, and I have pointed many students in the direction of colleges they hadn't known about that turned out to be excellent fits for them.
My years of experience as an English teacher (American Lit, AP English Language, AP English Literature, creative writing and Journalism) enable me to help students in a wide variety of grades. I love to discuss and assign books, and I can teach anyone how to be a more effective writer.
I have worked with many English Language learners (ESL) in the enrichment school where I teach a few times a week. Most of my students are Chinese, Korean, or Indian, although I have also worked with ESL students from Scandinavia. I work on reading comprehension, idioms, homonyms, and other vocabulary, and spend much time explaining how to see writing in English as a predictable process.
Literature is my passion, and as an experienced Literature teacher at both the high school and college level (I also help middle schoolers in tutoring sessions), I have the skills and the background to help all my students understand what they read and learn how to write effective papers about works of literature.
I was a Philosophy major in college, and I love to help students understand the big ideas in life.
Not only do I tutor in the SAT, but I also tutor for the PSAT (of course). I have helped countless students get ready for these standardized tests, and I have had much success and many satisfied customers.
Helping my students to become avid readers is one of my goals as a teacher. With wider reading comes increased comprehension and greater appreciation of the written word. Reading is a joy, and this is a lesson I always impart to my students. Remembering what is read is also a secret that I can effectively teach.
I have been tutoring for SAT Verbal sections for several years, helping both advanced and remedial students increase their SAT scores. I know the strategy, and I know what students need to learn and study, and when I take the SAT--as I often do--I always get a top score.
Teaching the SAT essay is one of the things I do best. I have also worked as an SAT essay grader. Therefore, I know the secrets to success on the SAT essay and the SAT writing multiple-choice questions!
I have seven years of teaching experience in total, and I always taught study skills to the college freshmen I taught. Learning how to take notes while listening to a lecture or while reading, how to review for a test or exam and how to manage time are issues I always teach. I find that the transitional years (just beginning high school or college, for example) are times when students need instruction in or to refresh their study skills. I can also teach students how to "bounce back" from poor test performance or how to manage their test-taking anxiety. I see this problem often with the high school students in teach in my regular job, and I believe that the ability to take responsibility for one's school performance is an essential life skill.
As a professional writer, I teach writing to others of all ages. I can help anyone learn how to be more expressive, clear and creative in writing.