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The Best essay Tutors in New York City, NY

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Jonathan K.
450/hour

New York City, NY

Mentor for College Application Essays

70% of my tutoring work is helping students with college application essays. I have been accepted as a mentor by the Fulbright Commission to work with extremely promising college applicants to help them in applying to top-tier universities; I have been a mentor with them for the past 5 years. My preparation in... read more

450/hour
5.0 (1225)
3,088 hours tutoring
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70% of my tutoring work is helping students with college application essays. I have been accepted as a mentor by the Fulbright Commission to work with extremely promising college applicants to help them in applying to top-tier universities; I have been a mentor with them for the past 5 years. My preparation in... read more

Elliott E.
100/hour

New York City, NY

Columbia instructor can help with writing, reading, all things English

I'm an experienced writer and editor (and a lifelong reader), and frequently tutor or provide assistance in each of those subjects. Whether it's prepping for the reading section of the SATs or ACTs, working on college admission essays, improving your writing, or just practicing your citation skills,... read more

100/hour
4.9 (36)
54 hours tutoring
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I'm an experienced writer and editor (and a lifelong reader), and frequently tutor or provide assistance in each of those subjects. Whether it's prepping for the reading section of the SATs or ACTs, working on college admission essays, improving your writing, or just practicing your citation skills,... read more

John S.
125/hour

New York City, NY

Columbia School of Social Work Grad in Advanced Clinical Practice

I hold an MSW from Columbia and am here to help you with social work school applications, research papers and presentations, and licensure examination preparation. I specialize in anything related to writing or research, whether it's an application essay, process recording, journal reflection, literature... read more

125/hour
5.0 (84)
207 hours tutoring
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I hold an MSW from Columbia and am here to help you with social work school applications, research papers and presentations, and licensure examination preparation. I specialize in anything related to writing or research, whether it's an application essay, process recording, journal reflection, literature... read more

Lester K.
200/hour

New York City, NY

Harvard & Columbia Grad - Computer Science & Technical Interview Tutor

I counseled many high school students on how to identify and apply to the colleges that match their preferences and needs. I have advised students on how to select their reach, target, and safety schools, and how to submit strong applications for each. I also provide guidance on essay writing to help students... read more

200/hour
4.9 (118)
225 hours tutoring
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I counseled many high school students on how to identify and apply to the colleges that match their preferences and needs. I have advised students on how to select their reach, target, and safety schools, and how to submit strong applications for each. I also provide guidance on essay writing to help students... read more

Daniel H.
65/hour

New York City, NY

Strong Writer, 19 Years Experience with Formal and Other Styles

I have experience writing formal essays in an academic background, some research essays, some quite personal. I also have a good deal of experience in the Journalistic, Playwriting and Screenwriting styles, having worked in the film, video and media industries for so long. I keep a blog on linked on,... read more

65/hour
5.0 (7)
19 hours tutoring
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I have experience writing formal essays in an academic background, some research essays, some quite personal. I also have a good deal of experience in the Journalistic, Playwriting and Screenwriting styles, having worked in the film, video and media industries for so long. I keep a blog on linked on,... read more

Kait W.
40/hour

New York City, NY

Experienced Coach: Empower your Writing and Speaking

As an English tutor, I have worked as a college admissions essay coach at a top review company, assisting students from first to final draft to gain admission to prestigious universities. I understand that writing an essay can be overwhelming, so I have crafted a step-by-step process to help you craft a... read more

40/hour
5.0 (26)
56 hours tutoring
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As an English tutor, I have worked as a college admissions essay coach at a top review company, assisting students from first to final draft to gain admission to prestigious universities. I understand that writing an essay can be overwhelming, so I have crafted a step-by-step process to help you craft a... read more

Michael N.
110/hour

New York City, NY

English/Writing/Reading/Study Habits Tutor

I've assisted students with the reading, ELA and writing sections of the SAT, ACT, GRE and TOEFL exams. I've also provided support and guidance for college and graduate school bound students as they compose application personal essays. read more

110/hour
5.0 (688)
2,824 hours tutoring
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I've assisted students with the reading, ELA and writing sections of the SAT, ACT, GRE and TOEFL exams. I've also provided support and guidance for college and graduate school bound students as they compose application personal essays. read more

Kaya C.
60/hour

New York City, NY

Essay editing and counseling

I have two years of experience counseling students in college admissions at both the undergraduate (small liberal arts colleges, state schools, and ivy league) and graduate institutions (PhD, MD). I have guided students in the essay writing process, overseen overall applications and given feedback, and prepared... read more

60/hour
5.0 (41)
63 hours tutoring
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I have two years of experience counseling students in college admissions at both the undergraduate (small liberal arts colleges, state schools, and ivy league) and graduate institutions (PhD, MD). I have guided students in the essay writing process, overseen overall applications and given feedback, and prepared... read more

Adam D.
50/hour

New York City, NY

Recent PhD Specializing in Writing Strategy, Humanities, College Prep

My name is Adam D. and I recently received my PhD in Archaeology at UCLA. I am passionate about helping students improve their grades and prepare for exams. If you are looking for feedback on an essay, I have a keen understanding of what instructors at the high school and college level expect. I am very familiar... read more

50/hour
4.9 (27)
68 hours tutoring
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My name is Adam D. and I recently received my PhD in Archaeology at UCLA. I am passionate about helping students improve their grades and prepare for exams. If you are looking for feedback on an essay, I have a keen understanding of what instructors at the high school and college level expect. I am very familiar... read more

Dillon O.
100/hour

New York City, NY

Counselor

I have worked with a number of students through the steps of selecting colleges to which to apply, researching those colleges, writing the essays required for the applications, and organizing and submitting their final applications. read more

100/hour
5.0 (2)
2 hours tutoring
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I have worked with a number of students through the steps of selecting colleges to which to apply, researching those colleges, writing the essays required for the applications, and organizing and submitting their final applications. read more

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