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University of Southern California (USC) (English Literature, Theatre)
Goldsmiths University of London (Master's)
I'm Heather. I grew up in San Francisco, where I attended a private, college preparatory high school and graduated with a 3.9 GPA, a perfect store on the SAT English, and scores of 5 on the AP English and Psychology tests. I then graduated Summa Cum Laude (with most high honors) from the University of Southern California, with degrees in English Literature and Theatre. I hold an MA from Goldsmiths University of London.
Since my junior year of high school, I have been tutoring my peers and other students in writing, grammar, editing, essays, SAT prep, and more! I have helped business majors write presentations, helped environmental science students prepare posters, and helped valedictorians work on their speeches. I have formal training in helping students create and edit essays. I currently tutor several students in ESL (English as a Second Language). I also tutor in essay writing, essay researching, proofreading, general writing, reading, and editing. I offer homework help, too. I specialize in college, post-college, and professional students. My students come from all over the world!
I'm very easy-going, patient, and friendly. I can listen as you tell me what areas you would like to work on and help you design a plan of tutoring to improve your abilities, or admissions consulting to help you find and gain admission to the right university for you. I can also help you focus and get your work done if you need homework help or help studying and completing applications.
In addition to tutoring, I work as a writer, editor, blogger, and actor. I have been self-employed for over 5 years. My experience as a self-employed professional has cemented my professionalism and responsible work ethic.
If you have any questions, please send me an email. I look forward to talking with you, and I hope I can be your tutor! Hi!
I'm Heather. I grew up in San Francisco, where I attended a private, college preparatory high school and graduated with a 3.9 GPA, a perfect store on the SAT English, and scores of 5 on the … Read more
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Heather is the best tutor! I feel so lucky to have found her. I am a college student in a American Values class that requires a lot of critical thinking and writing. I have never been confident in my writing skills and knew that getting a tutor was a must. Heather has really exceeded my expectations and is helping me get the grades I want on my in-class essays. She's easy to reach by phone and email and has always been available when I need to meet for a session. She's willing to work with your schedule and meet for however many hours needed until you feel confident. We have met about 5-6 times so far and I will definitely continue to meet with her throughout the rest of the semester and hope to use her as a tutor for any future classes that I am struggling with! :)
Heather helped me proofread a few papers and she is great! I am very happy with her work and will definitely be using her tutoring services in the near future. She is very professional, and responds very fast to emails and texts. I would highly recommend her.
She is a such good teacher and friend. I am so happy to have she as my tutor and help me work on my research paper. Effective and high quality. Thank you!
I was so happy to have her as an ESL teacher for my company. Specially it was such a short notice and she did me a big favor! I was looking for an Esl teacher who can evaluate our employees' English skills. I think She is absolutely the right person to be an ESL tutor. Also, my CEO and bosses were really impressed the way she was doing her job. I just want to say "She is such an excellent teacher!"
This is a very serious review. I have been working with her for a while regarding my interview preparation and words cannot describe how great a tutor Heather is. From writing to presentation skills, Heather excels in all these and beyond. Her well-developed writing skills along with her exceptional communication skills are further elaborated her acting career and creativity. My interview practice with her not only guides me how to better express my opinions but also how also how to add my true intentions/emotions. Beside her teaching skills, Heather has the power to inspire and motivate you, which is a necessary invaluable skill for a tutor. I am so lucky to have her as my personal tutor/motivator and so will you!
I really enjoyed our lesson. I really liked the way Heather explained things. It was so clear and made sense! She is very patient and full of passion during the lesson. Another good thing is, she knows how young people talk so she can teach slang too.
Heather is a fun and helpful tutor. She is great at conversation practice and has interesting lessons. Her American Slang lessons are fun too. I recommend her!
She is really great! She is patient! I love the way she explains, easy to understand. You will love her. =)
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I have over 200 hours experience editing applications for US admissions (the Common App and individual university supplements such as Princeton, Harvard, MIT, and USC), and UK admissions (UCAS). I have completed a 20 hour training course with a leading private admissions consulting firm. Students and I work together to find universities with the best fit for the student's academic and extracurricular needs. I can help with any stage of the process, from advisement on course selection and summer activities during high school to college list making to applications themselves.
Majoring in English, I got a lot of practice with many aspects of the subject. I learned how to write solid papers supported with research and quotes, which always earned high marks. Since graduating, I have tutored students in English and English as a second language for several years.
I have 5+ years of experience tutoring students in English, writing, and grammar. Many students who I have tutored spoke English as a second language. I work from the bottom up, teaching the foundations of the language and building upon those to create confidence. I tutor through a combination of reading, writing, and conversation.
Grammar is a tough thing to master. Knowing the difference between "its" and "it's" and figuring out where to put your semicolons can be hard. I have specially designed worksheets to help you learn common grammar mistakes and tricks to help you remember. If there's a specific grammatical rule or subject you have questions about, we can work on that. I want to help make figuring out grammar easier. Oh, and I love commas!
From poetry to prose, Milton to Larsson...there is so much written Literature that sorting through it can be daunting. Writing about it may seem challenging. Figuring out what the writer meant can feel impossible. But I can help. I have earned top marks in Literature since high school, and wrote a thesis on Shakespeare which scored A+ Honors during the final year of my BA. Together, we can read through your books, plays, or short stories, and work out how to effectively talk about and write about them to high academic standards.
I have helped students in high school, community colleges, private universities, and postgraduate work proof essays, presentations, stories, and other pieces of writing. I can help with grammar, spelling, formatting, flow, style, and structure. I know MLA, APA, Chicago, and Harvard formats.
I can help tutor you from start to finish, first creating an effective presentation, then conquering your nerves before presenting, and finally delivering a successful talk. Or, if you only need tutoring on public speaking, we can jump right in to leaning powerful ways to address a group, captivate, and maintain their attention.
With 11 years of acting training and experience, I've done a lot of public speaking. But my public speaking background is not limited to the stage. I've taken several leadership classes in which we practiced public speaking and learned effective tools for writing and presenting speeches and orating well. I've founded clubs and societies which required constant public interaction, and I've worked in public relations. So let me help you become a better public speaker!
I have experience teaching students tips to help them manage their time and stay organized, such as list making, ways to monitor their progress, and how to set achievable goals. I can also help students with note taking, both in class and from reading, and equip students with the tools to complete research both on- and off-line. I myself have learned these skills in my college-preparatory high school, and applied them during both my BA and MA. I teach these techniques both through hands-on demonstrations, like what websites to use for research, and how to take effective notes from readings, and also through talking with the student about their current techniques so I can find out what works and what does not work for them.
I have been studying theatre since age 12, when I began taking classes at the American Conservatory Theatre (ACT) in San Francisco. After exhausting their range of classes, I also trained at Judy Berlin's Kids on Camera before moving to Los Angeles in 2003 to attend USC, where I studied at the School of Theatre and received my B.A.
During my time at USC, I spent a year abroad studying theatre at Queen Mary University of London. I also participated in many student productions, acting, directing, and working with sets, lights, and sound. Not only do I have the American perspective on performance, but I have the British aesthetic as well, and I am experienced in most aspects of technical theatre production too!
Now, as a working actor with a background in many theatre styles as well as on camera and voice over training, I am well equipped to tutor in almost every aspect of theatre, from performance to theory to history.
Over the course of my tutoring career, I have worked with over 200 students across grade levels from high school to post-graduate to help improve their writing. Over the course of my academic career spanning high school, college, and a Master's degree, I have written award-winning papers that have earned me high honors across programs.
I provide assistance for the whole writing process, from the initial brainstorm right up until final editing, or whatever specific parts you need help with. We can work together to set up a strategy and timeline to make sure you complete work you are satisfied with, on time.
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