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Tracy R.

Experienced Writing and SAT/ACT Test Prep Instructor

Experienced Writing and SAT/ACT Test Prep Instructor

$60/hour

  • Berkeley, CA 94703


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My love for essay-writing and test instruction stems from understanding personally what it is like to perform and produce under stress. My studies of psychology, learning styles, English--and even classical music--have complimented the individualized lessons I've provided for hundreds of students in public and private venues. It's important to me to find students where they're at, academically and personally. Having a tutor who has been in competitive environments and learned how to thrive is...

My love for essay-writing and test instruction stems from understanding personally what it is like to perform and produce under stress. My studies of psychology, learning styles, English--and even classical music--have complimented the individualized lessons I've provided for hundreds of students in public and private venues. It's important to me to find students where they're at, academically and personally. Having a tutor who has been in competitive environments and learned how to thrive is a good inroad to academic excellence.

I offer personalized, high quality SAT/ACT verbal and writing sessions, as well as essay/literature responses and editing. SAT/ACT sessions include reading and essay strategies designed to maximize students' completion times and scores. I provide homework, with practice tests to chart students' improvement, as well as to target areas that need extra attention. I am aware of the current changes in the SAT and ACT test formats, and can guide students through new changes--for example, essay prompt analysis, outlining, and the different writing goals of the SAT and ACT.

I am a tireless reader and writer, with lots of handy tools to share with students needing assistance with high school and college literature and essay assignments.

I've read many of the classics typically assigned in high school English classes and have helped students interpret these and write high-scoring essays.

I've worked for the past ten years at an award-winning test preparation company in Lafayette and have had the honor of working personally with a wide range of students, from those who have struggled and prevailed to those who have achieved perfect scores.

I've also worked as a lead consultant at Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes, learning and teaching cutting-edge reading and comprehension strategies to children and adults.

My passion for finding students' learning styles and meeting them where they're at is a key skill in elementary instruction. I'm quick to recognize students who have learning differences, and equally quick to spot students who thrive when challenged to push their intellectual limits.

If you're looking for a tutor who knows what you're going through and has a lot of personalized strategies to offer you, let's get started!


Education

San Francisco Conservatory of Music and Pacific Union College
Music, Eng., psych

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $60
  • Rate details: Price reduction for prepaid lessons in sets of four
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Berkeley, CA 94703
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Proofreading,

Proofreading

I studied English in college and am a corporate trained English tutor. I've worked with many hundreds of students who are making their way through high school and college. I try to make lessons engaging and strive to find students where they are at as individual learners.
Grammar

Elementary Education

Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

Proofreading,

Proofreading

I studied English in college and am a corporate trained English tutor. I've worked with many hundreds of students who are making their way through high school and college. I try to make lessons engaging and strive to find students where they are at as individual learners.
Writing,

Writing

I'm a trained writing instructor currently employed at a tutoring company in Lafayette.
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Spelling, Vocabulary

Homeschool

Writing,

Writing

I'm a trained writing instructor currently employed at a tutoring company in Lafayette.
English, Reading, SAT Reading, Spelling

Most Popular

Writing,

Writing

I'm a trained writing instructor currently employed at a tutoring company in Lafayette.
English, Reading

Music

Oboe

Oboe

I hold a bachelor's degree in music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. I studied the oboe with William Bennett, William Banovetz, and Pamela Smith. I am a skilled reed-maker. My favorite performance venues are churches.

Summer

Writing,

Writing

I'm a trained writing instructor currently employed at a tutoring company in Lafayette.
Reading

Test Preparation

ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

$60/hour

Tracy R.

$60/hour

  • No subscriptions or upfront payments

  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

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