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Abby K. Near Cambridge, MA, available for online & in-person tutoring
Abby K.
125/hour

Near Cambridge, MA

Writing coach/editor with 25 years of experience and MA from Harvard

I will teach you how to write clearly, concisely, and compellingly, whether you need help with middle school and high school essays, college papers, dissertations, or business writing. My specialities include college application essays and the ACT & SAT exam essays. I'm also a fastidious and... See Abby's full profile

125/hour
4.9 (473)
2,084 hours tutoring
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I will teach you how to write clearly, concisely, and compellingly, whether you need help with middle school and high school essays, college papers, dissertations, or business writing. My specialities include college application essays and the ACT & SAT exam essays. I'm also a fastidious and... See Abby's full profile

Eileen O. Cambridge, MA, available for online & in-person tutoring
Eileen O.
150/hour

Cambridge, MA

Harvard Early Acceptance Alum. Harvard & Wellesley College Instructor.

I currently teach Spanish at Harvard Divinity School, and previously taught Spanish and First-Year Writing at Wellesley College, where I served as an academic advisor to first-year students. I have worked with high school students on college application essays as a writing coach, and have tutored high... See Eileen's full profile

150/hour
5.0 (143)
249 hours tutoring
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I currently teach Spanish at Harvard Divinity School, and previously taught Spanish and First-Year Writing at Wellesley College, where I served as an academic advisor to first-year students. I have worked with high school students on college application essays as a writing coach, and have tutored high... See Eileen's full profile

Trudi F. Near Cambridge, MA, available for online & in-person tutoring
Trudi F.
65/hour

Near Cambridge, MA

Expert in College Counseling with over 20 Years of Experience!

I have been working with students on the college level my entire career. This includes helping students with their college essays, selecting colleges and assisting them through the entire college process which I know can be very stressful. Starting college essays can be the most most stressful part of the... See Trudi's full profile

65/hour
4.9 (244)
727 hours tutoring
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I have been working with students on the college level my entire career. This includes helping students with their college essays, selecting colleges and assisting them through the entire college process which I know can be very stressful. Starting college essays can be the most most stressful part of the... See Trudi's full profile

Kevin B. Near Cambridge, MA, available for online & in-person tutoring
Kevin B.
185/hour

Near Cambridge, MA

Expert College Advisor, Harvard Admissions and Stanford Graduate

I fully understand the college admissions process and what it takes to successfully apply to top colleges and universities. Having personally reviewed thousands of college admissions essays and graduate school personal statements while working in university admissions, I can help you craft an application... See Kevin's full profile

185/hour
5.0 (45)
83 hours tutoring
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I fully understand the college admissions process and what it takes to successfully apply to top colleges and universities. Having personally reviewed thousands of college admissions essays and graduate school personal statements while working in university admissions, I can help you craft an application... See Kevin's full profile

Sabrina K. Near Cambridge, MA, available for online & in-person tutoring
Sabrina K.
60/hour

Near Cambridge, MA

College Essays

I have been involved in editing college essays, specifically supplementals and common app. I have taught classes on how to apply to college for about 2 years See Sabrina's full profile

60/hour
5.0 (8)
32 hours tutoring
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I have been involved in editing college essays, specifically supplementals and common app. I have taught classes on how to apply to college for about 2 years See Sabrina's full profile

Jane P. Near Cambridge, MA, available for online & in-person tutoring
Jane P.
160/hour

Near Cambridge, MA

College Essay Specialist with 14 Years Experience

I specialize in coaching students on college essays, extracurricular activities, honors, resume, and interviews—all the defining “signature” pieces of your application where you MUST set yourself apart from other applicants. I will help you find a dynamic essay topic, jump into writing, revise and refine... See Jane's full profile

160/hour
4.0 (1)
5 hours tutoring
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I specialize in coaching students on college essays, extracurricular activities, honors, resume, and interviews—all the defining “signature” pieces of your application where you MUST set yourself apart from other applicants. I will help you find a dynamic essay topic, jump into writing, revise and refine... See Jane's full profile

Elynn F. Near Cambridge, MA, available for online & in-person tutoring
Elynn F.
60/hour

Near Cambridge, MA

English and ESL Tutor: 25 Years of Experience

...Cambridge and Brookline Centers for Adult Education). Also, I have tutored privately. I have helped people with practical skills such as applying to college, writing essays, and developing fun ways to study. I'm a creative and highly motivated person. My approach is to offer a warm, safe place for students to feel comfortable... See Elynn's full profile

60/hour
5.0 (228)
321 hours tutoring
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...Cambridge and Brookline Centers for Adult Education). Also, I have tutored privately. I have helped people with practical skills such as applying to college, writing essays, and developing fun ways to study. I'm a creative and highly motivated person. My approach is to offer a warm, safe place for students to feel comfortable... See Elynn's full profile

Veronica A. Cambridge, MA, available for online & in-person tutoring
Veronica A.
45/hour

Cambridge, MA

Current Harvard Student Tutoring in Writing, Proofreading, Reading!

Hi! It's great to meet you. My name is Veronica. I graduated from Stanford in 2017 with a degree in Management Science and Engineering. I am currently getting my MBA from Harvard and am tutoring on the side while in my program. I love working with all students and helping them enhance their confidence when it comes to... See Veronica's full profile

45/hour
5.0 (30)
41 hours tutoring
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Hi! It's great to meet you. My name is Veronica. I graduated from Stanford in 2017 with a degree in Management Science and Engineering. I am currently getting my MBA from Harvard and am tutoring on the side while in my program. I love working with all students and helping them enhance their confidence when it comes to... See Veronica's full profile

Ariana L. Near Cambridge, MA, available for online & in-person tutoring
Ariana L.
90/hour

Near Cambridge, MA

Experienced English and Writing Tutor: Essays, SAT, ACT, AP, and More!

During my Senior year of college, I completed a teaching internship with a professor, assisting in teaching a core course for incoming freshmen. I have worked with high school students to prepare coursework, compose college application essays, study for the SAT, organize their workspaces, and manage their... See Ariana's full profile

90/hour
5.0 (298)
1,402 hours tutoring
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During my Senior year of college, I completed a teaching internship with a professor, assisting in teaching a core course for incoming freshmen. I have worked with high school students to prepare coursework, compose college application essays, study for the SAT, organize their workspaces, and manage their... See Ariana's full profile

Denise C. Near Cambridge, MA, available for online & in-person tutoring
Denise C.
65/hour

Near Cambridge, MA

College Essay Expert with 15 Year Experience with US, UK & European

Over 15 years experience working with students in developing strong and original college essays, from brainstorming to final edits. Extensive knowledge of US, UK, and European essays prompt expectations and supplementals. Former students have gone on to UK schools, European schools, and US schools, such as... See Denise's full profile

65/hour
4.9 (19)
88 hours tutoring
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Over 15 years experience working with students in developing strong and original college essays, from brainstorming to final edits. Extensive knowledge of US, UK, and European essays prompt expectations and supplementals. Former students have gone on to UK schools, European schools, and US schools, such as... See Denise's full profile

Aaron S. Near Cambridge, MA, available for online & in-person tutoring
Aaron S.
80/hour

Near Cambridge, MA

Test Preparation, ESL Proficiency, and Writing Specialist

Everyone processes information in a different way, which is why flexible teaching and comprehensive lesson plans can bring out new ideas. For my clients, I teach anything from SAT and TOEFL prep to grammar and advanced syntax. College essays from students of mine stand out in their content, composition and... See Aaron's full profile

80/hour
4.9 (7)
12 hours tutoring
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Everyone processes information in a different way, which is why flexible teaching and comprehensive lesson plans can bring out new ideas. For my clients, I teach anything from SAT and TOEFL prep to grammar and advanced syntax. College essays from students of mine stand out in their content, composition and... See Aaron's full profile

Anisha S. Near Cambridge, MA, available for online & in-person tutoring
Anisha S.
35/hour

Near Cambridge, MA

Help for College Essays, and Accelerating Medical Program Advising!

Since I have just been through the process myself, I believe that I know the climate well in order to help your child succeed. Please feel free to reach out for college essay help. I can read, comment, and provide feedback in whatever manner is most helpful to you. I have a flexible schedule and am available... See Anisha's full profile

35/hour
4.9 (15)
53 hours tutoring
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Since I have just been through the process myself, I believe that I know the climate well in order to help your child succeed. Please feel free to reach out for college essay help. I can read, comment, and provide feedback in whatever manner is most helpful to you. I have a flexible schedule and am available... See Anisha's full profile

Karen P. Near Cambridge, MA, available for online & in-person tutoring
Karen P.
50/hour

Near Cambridge, MA

Writing - All Levels (including ACT, SAT, GRE, Science, and Higher Ed)

I am a highly qualified English teacher and private tutor who specializes in writing instruction, college personal statement essays and applications for twenty years. I have taught AP English Language & Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, and English regular and honors courses grades... See Karen's full profile

50/hour
4.9 (431)
2,630 hours tutoring
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I am a highly qualified English teacher and private tutor who specializes in writing instruction, college personal statement essays and applications for twenty years. I have taught AP English Language & Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, and English regular and honors courses grades... See Karen's full profile

Bilal R. Cambridge, MA, available for online & in-person tutoring
Bilal R.
40/hour

Cambridge, MA

Harvard Grad for Essays, College/Med school apps, science

As a masters student at Harvard, I studied ethics and politics while helping undergraduates pursue their own research. I'm starting medical school in the fall, and so I am happy to help with courses related to humanities/essay-writing (including college essays) or science! I love tutoring because I... See Bilal's full profile

40/hour
5.0 (9)
12 hours tutoring
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As a masters student at Harvard, I studied ethics and politics while helping undergraduates pursue their own research. I'm starting medical school in the fall, and so I am happy to help with courses related to humanities/essay-writing (including college essays) or science! I love tutoring because I... See Bilal's full profile

Yilmaz Y. Near Cambridge, MA, available for online & in-person tutoring
Yilmaz Y.
100/hour

Near Cambridge, MA

English Teacher

I have helped my students and other college-bound students develop outstanding college essays. Students who have worked with me saw incredible growth in their writing and were confident in their college application essays. See Yilmaz's full profile

100/hour
4.8 (12)
31 hours tutoring
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I have helped my students and other college-bound students develop outstanding college essays. Students who have worked with me saw incredible growth in their writing and were confident in their college application essays. See Yilmaz's full profile

Kathryn S. Near Cambridge, MA, available for online & in-person tutoring
Kathryn S.
180/hour

Near Cambridge, MA

Ivy League test prep tutor - SAT/ACT/GRE/SSAT/ISEE

I have detailed knowledge of SAT / ACT / SSAT / ISEE essay prompts, but can also help students develop essays for school. I also provide support for college application essays, helping students determine appropriate topics to write about and working with them on polishing essays. See Kathryn's full profile

180/hour
4.9 (654)
2,728 hours tutoring
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I have detailed knowledge of SAT / ACT / SSAT / ISEE essay prompts, but can also help students develop essays for school. I also provide support for college application essays, helping students determine appropriate topics to write about and working with them on polishing essays. See Kathryn's full profile

Marissa S. Near Cambridge, MA, available for online & in-person tutoring
Marissa S.
60/hour

Near Cambridge, MA

Dedicated to Providing High Quality Tutoring in English

I'd like to share the skills I have in a personalized setting to help your student do the best they can in their English class! I can assist your student through the writing process, help them with their reading comprehension, aid them in crafting their college essay, and work on time management strategies... See Marissa's full profile

60/hour
4.8 (4)
5 hours tutoring
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I'd like to share the skills I have in a personalized setting to help your student do the best they can in their English class! I can assist your student through the writing process, help them with their reading comprehension, aid them in crafting their college essay, and work on time management strategies... See Marissa's full profile

Patrick B. Near Cambridge, MA, available for online & in-person tutoring
Patrick B.
65/hour

Near Cambridge, MA

Professional Teacher with Experience Proofreading College Essays

I have written college essays that have gained me admittance to Ivy League Schools. I have also written college recommendations for students who have gained entrance into elite colleges and universities. As an educator, I have worked closely with the college counseling office of my school to edit applications to... See Patrick's full profile

65/hour
5.0 (38)
182 hours tutoring
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I have written college essays that have gained me admittance to Ivy League Schools. I have also written college recommendations for students who have gained entrance into elite colleges and universities. As an educator, I have worked closely with the college counseling office of my school to edit applications to... See Patrick's full profile

Skylar F. Near Cambridge, MA, available for online & in-person tutoring
Skylar F.
50/hour

Near Cambridge, MA

Ace your college essays and writing assignments!

I have an extensive writing background as a journalism major, writer for my university's newspaper, and recipient of a fellowship in journalism. I specialize in essay writing, for college essays and otherwise. I help students in all stages of their essay production from brainstorming ideas to synthesizing... See Skylar's full profile

50/hour
5.0 (3)
15 hours tutoring
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I have an extensive writing background as a journalism major, writer for my university's newspaper, and recipient of a fellowship in journalism. I specialize in essay writing, for college essays and otherwise. I help students in all stages of their essay production from brainstorming ideas to synthesizing... See Skylar's full profile

Nancy N. Near Cambridge, MA, available for online & in-person tutoring
Nancy N.
180/hour

Near Cambridge, MA

Engaged, Experienced Teacher of English, History, AP, Test Prep, ELL

As a college professor and high school tutor, I have worked extensively with high school students to improve their English skills in writing, grammar, vocabulary acquisition, and reading comprehension in preparation for taking the ACT and SAT. I have also tutored students in how to write a winning college essay,... See Nancy's full profile

180/hour
5.0 (273)
1,018 hours tutoring
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As a college professor and high school tutor, I have worked extensively with high school students to improve their English skills in writing, grammar, vocabulary acquisition, and reading comprehension in preparation for taking the ACT and SAT. I have also tutored students in how to write a winning college essay,... See Nancy's full profile

Sam R. Near Cambridge, MA, available for online & in-person tutoring
Sam R.
175/hour

Near Cambridge, MA

Experienced with Application/College Selection Process

I regularly help students with their college essays. I work with the student to best craft their unique story in a way that would be appealing to the admissions committee. With a lot of experience in the US college system, I regularly advise students and navigate them through the complex college application and... See Sam's full profile

175/hour
5.0 (106)
580 hours tutoring
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I regularly help students with their college essays. I work with the student to best craft their unique story in a way that would be appealing to the admissions committee. With a lot of experience in the US college system, I regularly advise students and navigate them through the complex college application and... See Sam's full profile

Mary B. Near Cambridge, MA, available for online & in-person tutoring
Mary B.
40/hour

Near Cambridge, MA

Essay Writing/ General Writing Tutor

I can help with all levels of writing and will work with your specific needs and learning style. I specialize in: Middle school through high school English/grammar/ and essays College essay help Admissions essays Undergrad and graduate writing/essays Cover letter writing Public Speaking... See Mary's full profile

40/hour
5.0 (3)
46 hours tutoring
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I can help with all levels of writing and will work with your specific needs and learning style. I specialize in: Middle school through high school English/grammar/ and essays College essay help Admissions essays Undergrad and graduate writing/essays Cover letter writing Public Speaking... See Mary's full profile

Kathy T. Cambridge, MA, available for online & in-person tutoring
Kathy T.
120/hour

Cambridge, MA

Supportive and Effective Ivy League Mentor | Mixed Method Researcher

As I understand the academic process can be complicated, I particularly enjoy demystifying the application process and helping them select appropriate academic programs and craft strong college application essays, personal statements, UC personal insight questions, statements of purpose, scholarship... See Kathy's full profile

120/hour
5.0 (23)
41 hours tutoring
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As I understand the academic process can be complicated, I particularly enjoy demystifying the application process and helping them select appropriate academic programs and craft strong college application essays, personal statements, UC personal insight questions, statements of purpose, scholarship... See Kathy's full profile

Near Cambridge, MA Tutoring
Eitan G.
175/hour

Published Author, NYU MFA in Writing, Personal Statement Specialist

I have assisted students through their college journeys since 2016. Since then, I have run large college essay workshops and have worked privately with individuals applying to top schools such as Stanford University, The University of... See Eitan's full profile

175/hour
5.0 (55)
315 hours tutoring
Offers online lessons
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I have assisted students through their college journeys since 2016. Since then, I have run large college essay workshops and have worked privately with individuals applying to top schools such as Stanford University, The University of... See Eitan's full profile

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Elena R.
45/hour

7+ years of tutoring writing + college essays

Extensive experience with writing of all forms. From creative writing, to analysis, to research, to personal statements, I can help you form an idea and put it to paper in a cohesive, strong, professional manner. See Elena's full profile

45/hour
4.9 (22)
40 hours tutoring
Offers online lessons
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Extensive experience with writing of all forms. From creative writing, to analysis, to research, to personal statements, I can help you form an idea and put it to paper in a cohesive, strong, professional manner. See Elena's full profile

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