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Presley B.

Los Angeles, CA

$80/hour

Study with a Summa Cum Laude UCLA Honor's College Graduate!

Background check passed as of 2/12/16
5.0 average from 22 ratings
Great tutor!
— Jesse, Beverly Hills, CA on 11/2/16

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University of Los Angeles California
English

Education

University of Los Angeles California (English)

About Presley

As the old adage goes, knowledge is far more valuable when shared. As an English, writing and SAT reading comprehension instructor, I strive to inspire a passion for knowledge, spirit of creativity and acute critical thinking skills within my students.

I understand the frustrations students face when struggling to write – the difficulty of transferring ideas to paper, the anxiety of constructing a well-organized paper under a deadline…I can help! As a summa cum laude graduate from UCLA’s Honors College with a major in English, I am well-versed in the challenges of academic writing, and possess a number of methods that can help you or your child excel.

As an English major, I am also well-trained in close reading analysis, and can help you develop the skills needed in order to analyze a literary work thoroughly and methodically, empowering you to gain a deeper comprehension of the text’s central ideas and supporting details.

I can also help with:
-college admission essays
-transfer student application essays
-constructing clean, strong and well organized academic papers

As a tutor, I adhere to the three 'P's: Personal, Patient and Passionate about learning!

I can tutor all ages, from grammar to reading comprehension to proofreading papers. I'm an English geek, but I make learning fun!

I am flexible with my schedule and can meet you in person or online.

I look forward to meeting with you and helping you achieve your academic goals!
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90049
Background Check: Passed

"Great tutor!"

- Jesse, Beverly Hills, CA on 11/2/16

"Best tutor!"

- Steve, Encino, CA on 8/4/16

"Knowledgeable and a great writer"

- C, Los Angeles, CA on 4/19/16

"Incredible tutor!"

- Cathleen, Los Angeles, CA on 2/24/16
English:
English,
Literature,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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English

I graduated from UCLA's Honors College summa cum laude as an English major. At UCLA, I studied under some of the most illustrious professors in my subject. I learned a number of vital skills, including close-reading, critical thinking, and formulating clear and precisely written academic essays.

Literature

I have been a passionate reader since a very young age, and I have carried my love of literature into my academic and professional life. In the words of Erasmus, "When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes."

During my time as an English major at UCLA, I analyzed a countless number of works, employing close-reading analytical techniques in order to develop an intimate and comprehensive understanding of themes, character and structure.

It is safe to say that this subject is one of my passions, and there is no greater satisfaction than helping a student understand the underlying concepts and themes within a novel.

The only thing better than a good book is sharing it with another!

SAT Reading

I scored 800 on my SAT Reading, and have experience assisting students in developing and strengthening their reading comprehension skills. There are a number of strategies that can help you succeed on the SAT, including elimination, identifying structural words and phrases, and summarizing main arguments. I can help you implement these techniques as you study for the SAT and improve both your comprehension skills and confidence as your test date approaches.

University of Los Angeles California
English

Education

University of Los Angeles California (English)

Great tutor! — Presley broke down my reading material for class so that I could better understand it. She also completely caught me how to do an annotated bibliography. She was a complete lifesaver and I'll definitely be using her again. ...

— Jesse, Beverly Hills, CA on 11/2/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $80.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Presley will travel within 10 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90049.