Thanks for the interest in my services. Here are a few particulars:
I always strive to reinforce the unique qualities in each student. Over the years, I've found that a number of academic problems stem from poor technical skills: an inability to grasp core themes, develop ideas, take and/or utilize notes or adequately comprehend tedious prose, etc. A sharp awareness of individual student needs or challenges and effective approaches comes through experience. I've had my own highly successful tutoring service for the past 10+ years (one of the very very few tutors to have a "full-time" business
), personally helping 350+ students (twelve were placed in the Ivy League). In comparative terms, I logged 14,000+ hours tutoring over that span of time. Hence, I am only new to the WyzAnt "online" family (which didn't exist when I began in 1998). As the Internet
can often be uncertain, I've made a point of meeting prospective clients first, offering references, before any formal decisions or arrangements. I hold a Bachelor's degree in American and English Literature
and a Master's degree in International Relations.
Over the past 10+ years, I've proficiently taught English composition and literature (w-essay writing
in all forms and subjects), creative writing, speech
, world history
, social studies
, political science
, health, psychology
. In addition, I've trained students for the SAT
comp, written structure and essay sections), the ACT
(reading comp, written structure and essay sections) and TOEFL
exams, and I've helped prepare personal statement essays for university applications, along with any college counseling
needed (and private school apps/essays as well).
All my students have additional access to me for homework questions (via text, talk or e-mail). In this way, I set out to initially "protect" their grades, while working ahead with "what they will be seeing" in class. I tailor my coursework for the individual needs or challenges of a given student. The majority of my students are between 5th and 11th. I can also work with a few students together, depending on age/skill level, adjusting fees accordingly. As a courtesy, I've furnished my own background check. Aside from tutoring, I'm a full-time published/working writer and college lecturer.