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Vivian D.

Los Angeles, CA

$50/hour

English, reading, writing tutor

5.0 average from 12 ratings

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Scripps College
English
UCLA
Enrolled

Education

Scripps College (English)

UCLA (Enrolled)

About Vivian

I'm a recent college graduate from Scripps College. I majored in Honors English and minored in Dance and French, with a GPA of 3.8. I have tutored English and French for private clients throughout college, and I founded the Claremont Colleges Literary Society, a club that worked with students on literature and writing. I have taught dance since I was 16 and am the president of a small ballet company. I scored a 164 verbal, 154 math and 5.0 writing on the GRE and a 31 on the ACT.

I love working with students of all ages, and look forward to continuing to share my studying skills. I believe that creating a comfortable, relaxed environment is important for students, and that tackling new material slowly and with clarity is imperative to learning. I'm friendly but have a calm personality, and want to find ways to help students engage thoughtfully and happily with work that may otherwise seem impossible.
I'm a recent college graduate from Scripps College. I majored in Honors English and minored in Dance and French, with a GPA of 3.8. I have tutored English and French for private clients throughout college, and I founded the Claremont Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90024
Math:
Algebra 1, Prealgebra
Music:
Salsa Dancing
Art:
Salsa Dancing, Theatre
English:
ACT English,
ACT Reading, Bible Studies, English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature,
Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Reading, College Counseling, GRE, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Handwriting,
Reading,
Spelling, Vocabulary
Business:
GRE, Public Speaking
Sports/Recreation:
Ballet,
Salsa Dancing, Yoga

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT English

I received a perfect score of 36 in English and a 35 in Reading on the ACT. I earned a 2070 on the SAT. I am currently an instructor in SAT and ACT for Kaplan.

Ballet

I began training in ballet at the age of 3, and have continued to dance at least 2 days a week ever since. I trained with former professional ballet dancers across America and in Serbia, continued my dance education with a Dance minor in college, and then founded my own ballet company in college. I taught ballet to dancers ages 2-7 from when I was 16-18 years old, and continue to train college-age dancers. I have worked with beginning adults as well as highly-trained ballerinas.

English

I have excellent grammar and vocabulary, and I scored a 164/170 on the verbal section of the GRE. I studied English literature in college.

ESL/ESOL

I have studied ESL and I have tutored students for the past 4 years in a variety of English-related subjects.

Handwriting

I taught my younger brother, who has ADHD, how to improve his handwriting for several years. I also taught creative writing at a summer camp, the Green River Preserve, during the summers of 2011 and 2012, and for the 6-12 year olds this course included a section on handwriting. Finally, I took a calligraphy class in France over last summer while I studied abroad in Aix en Provence. I am not a true calligrapher, but the experience taught me a great deal about the basics of good penmanship.

Literature

I am graduating this year with a major in Honors English from Scripps College. My thesis on Walt Whitman and female writers of the 19th and 20th centuries is over 100 pages long. I am currently applying to PhD programs in English Literature.

Reading

I teach SAT/ACT reading, and earned a score of 35/36 on the Reading section of the ACT. I have a BA in English from Scripps College; I graduated with honors.

SAT Reading

I earned a 2070 on the SAT in 2009, and a 31 on the ACT (perfect score of 36 in English, score of 35 in reading). I have been tutoring students privately and through an organization called the Claremont Colleges Literary Society for several years.

Writing

-President of Claremont Colleges Literary Society; edit papers and proofread
-English PhD applicant
-Wrote for online blog for 1 year

Scripps College
English
UCLA
Enrolled

Education

Scripps College (English)

UCLA (Enrolled)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Vivian will travel within 10 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90024.