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The Best college essay Tutors in Oakland, CA

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Jason H.
120/hour

Near Oakland, CA

Highly Experienced Tutor

I’ve been a private tutor for many years and also work onsite as a tutor at a college prep high school in San Francisco, CA. I provide academic support for all subjects K-12 and assist college students with math and writing. I’m also highly experienced with test prep for the SSAT, HSPT, SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT, CBEST,... read more

120/hour
4.9 (58)
133 hours tutoring
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I’ve been a private tutor for many years and also work onsite as a tutor at a college prep high school in San Francisco, CA. I provide academic support for all subjects K-12 and assist college students with math and writing. I’m also highly experienced with test prep for the SSAT, HSPT, SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT, CBEST,... read more

Stephen B.
45/hour

Near Oakland, CA

Writer with 9 Years' Teaching Experience

As we learned writing together, many of my students have expressed much greater confidence overall, and have happily earned improved scores with the SAT, ACT, and other high-stakes testing as well as success with college essays. read more

45/hour
5.0 (82)
707 hours tutoring
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As we learned writing together, many of my students have expressed much greater confidence overall, and have happily earned improved scores with the SAT, ACT, and other high-stakes testing as well as success with college essays. read more

Aran K.
60/hour

Near Oakland, CA

Harvard Graduate: SAT, College Essays, Math, Writing, English

Informally, I also have extensive experience teaching math to my younger cousins. As a Harvard graduate, I am able to provide assistance with college admissions, from SAT tutoring to crafting a successful college essay. I am a strong standardized test taker, having scored a 2180 SAT on my first attempt (Math... read more

60/hour
5.0 (1)
18 hours tutoring
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Informally, I also have extensive experience teaching math to my younger cousins. As a Harvard graduate, I am able to provide assistance with college admissions, from SAT tutoring to crafting a successful college essay. I am a strong standardized test taker, having scored a 2180 SAT on my first attempt (Math... read more

Stephanie H.
125/hour

Near Oakland, CA

Experienced College Essay/Application Guru to end Writer's Block

I taught at the university for three years at the Master's level in the Republic of Georgia at two universities, The Center for Social Studies and the Georgian University for Social Sciences. Additionally, I interviewed student, reviewed and ranked entrance essays and personal statements by measuring potential, passion,... read more

125/hour
5.0 (137)
275 hours tutoring
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I taught at the university for three years at the Master's level in the Republic of Georgia at two universities, The Center for Social Studies and the Georgian University for Social Sciences. Additionally, I interviewed student, reviewed and ranked entrance essays and personal statements by measuring potential, passion,... read more

Praveen K.
35/hour

Near Oakland, CA

Proofreader with 4+ Years of Tutoring Experience

I have 4+ years of experience in proofreading assignments. From English papers, to college essays, to general creative writing pieces my proofreading expertise stands a wide range. read more

35/hour
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I have 4+ years of experience in proofreading assignments. From English papers, to college essays, to general creative writing pieces my proofreading expertise stands a wide range. read more

Shivani G.
45/hour

Near Oakland, CA

Experienced College Application/Essay Tutor

I received scholarships at most schools, including UC Berkeley where I received the Regent's and Chancellor's Scholarship (1 of 200 selected from top 1% of prospective incoming freshmen for this prestigious scholarship). My expertise lies in editing college application essays, where I've... read more

45/hour
5.0 (1)
2 hours tutoring
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I received scholarships at most schools, including UC Berkeley where I received the Regent's and Chancellor's Scholarship (1 of 200 selected from top 1% of prospective incoming freshmen for this prestigious scholarship). My expertise lies in editing college application essays, where I've... read more

Emma A.
50/hour

Near Oakland, CA

Stanford Trained Middle and High School English and Algebra Tutor

In my Teacher Education Program at Stanford, I took several classes focused specifically on designing English curriculum and supporting students in reading and writing. I am open to helping students in any reading and writing goal they have, whether it is working on college application essays, creative... read more

50/hour
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In my Teacher Education Program at Stanford, I took several classes focused specifically on designing English curriculum and supporting students in reading and writing. I am open to helping students in any reading and writing goal they have, whether it is working on college application essays, creative... read more

Michael S.
60/hour

Oakland, CA

Experienced English teacher of 16 years. B.A. and M.A. in English

I have taught a variety of English classes in high school, such as Coming of Age in Literature, Literature as Social Commentary, Critically Reading Graphic Novels, AP English Language and Literature, Journalism, and Mythology. I have helped many students write scholarship and college application essays. I... read more

60/hour
5.0 (48)
165 hours tutoring
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I have taught a variety of English classes in high school, such as Coming of Age in Literature, Literature as Social Commentary, Critically Reading Graphic Novels, AP English Language and Literature, Journalism, and Mythology. I have helped many students write scholarship and college application essays. I... read more

Donna Ann P.
38/hour

Near Oakland, CA

Experienced English Tutor: Essays, Term Paper Emergencies, and ESL

I have assisted many students with their college entrance essays and personal statements for both undergraduate and graduate programs. Basically, you need to tell the school why you are unique and what you can add to their student body as well as how their program will meet your unique needs. Stating simply... read more

38/hour
4.9 (845)
2,876 hours tutoring
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I have assisted many students with their college entrance essays and personal statements for both undergraduate and graduate programs. Basically, you need to tell the school why you are unique and what you can add to their student body as well as how their program will meet your unique needs. Stating simply... read more

Anna L.
100/hour

Near Oakland, CA

College & Prep School Essay Writing Coach, Northwestern/Exeter Grad

I guide students in crafting absolutely phenomenal and impactful essays that consistently amaze admissions committees. Every year, my students gain admission to the top universities and prep schools. I ensure that the message conveyed in any essay is clear, persuasive, and riveting, and that sentence structure,... read more

100/hour
5.0 (165)
407 hours tutoring
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I guide students in crafting absolutely phenomenal and impactful essays that consistently amaze admissions committees. Every year, my students gain admission to the top universities and prep schools. I ensure that the message conveyed in any essay is clear, persuasive, and riveting, and that sentence structure,... read more

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