I am a graduate of UC Berkeley with an English major and a history minor and received a M.A.T. degree from Harvard University Graduate School of Education. I tutored fellow students in college and afterward. As a college admissions and financial aid counselor at a high school in Los Angeles, I garnered a lot of experience editing college application essays. In recent years, I have edited writers' manuscripts. I really enjoy helping a writer develop a cogent essay, whether this is a...
I am a graduate of UC Berkeley with an English major and a history minor and received a M.A.T. degree from Harvard University Graduate School of Education. I tutored fellow students in college and afterward. As a college admissions and financial aid counselor at a high school in Los Angeles, I garnered a lot of experience editing college application essays. In recent years, I have edited writers' manuscripts. I really enjoy helping a writer develop a cogent essay, whether this is a personal essay or one analyzing a piece of literature; I focus like a laser on grammar and punctuation.
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Irma delivers results. I received a B in the first semester of my sophomore Honor’s English class. Irma began working with me. Two and a half years later, I have received all A’s in sophomore Honors, Junior and Senior AP English classes. I have that same teacher for my senior AP English. She wrote a stellar college recommendation letter for me and noted that I am one of her top writers. She used my essays as a writing sample for my AP English peers. I took my ACT and my English and Reading scores were in the top 3 percentile. I have some great college choices due to Irma, including UCLA and USC. Irma worked on all facets of my writing and critical reading skill sets. She is an effective communicator and I feel that my improved writing and critical thinking skills will prepare me for college and beyond. I am grateful to have the opportunity to work with Irma. She has been a fantastic mentor for me. More importantly, she also cares about my future. My father will have Irma work with my younger sister as well. I give Irma the highest recommendation. Thank you Irma!Hung, 114 lessons with Irma
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Hey, I think Irma is one of the best teachers I have ever seen. She not only helped me proofread and edit my essay but also gave some background about my essay. That helps me a lot. By the way, she is so kind.Deqiang, 7 lessons with Irma
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