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Lyssa D.

Experienced English Tutor Specializing in Writing and Shakespeare

Experienced English Tutor Specializing in Writing and Shakespeare

$75/hour

  • 13 hours tutoring

  • Los Angeles, CA 90027

About Lyssa


Bio

I am a former NYC high school English teacher with over 10 years of experience working with students as a classroom teacher, theater facilitator, tutor, and camp counselor. I have an MA in English and Theater Education from NYU and a BA in Performance Studies from Northwestern University, and I'm NY state certified in Secondary English and Theater. I lived a few different lives before becoming a teacher, and I discovered my love of teaching while traveling the world and working on volunteer...

I am a former NYC high school English teacher with over 10 years of experience working with students as a classroom teacher, theater facilitator, tutor, and camp counselor. I have an MA in English and Theater Education from NYU and a BA in Performance Studies from Northwestern University, and I'm NY state certified in Secondary English and Theater. I lived a few different lives before becoming a teacher, and I discovered my love of teaching while traveling the world and working on volunteer projects in South Africa, Tanzania, and Nepal.

I love working with students of all ages, and I have a special passion for teaching writing (creative, persuasive, expository, college essays) and Shakespeare. I'm happy to help craft and revise academic and creative pieces, from grammar and structuring to flow and personal voice. I also love helping students make meaning from challenging works of literature - I think gaining academic confidence by mastering texts like Shakespeare's is key to future success in school and life. My experience as a classroom teacher also means that I'm well-versed in state standards, academic writing requirements, and common student challenges in reading and writing. And I'm great at helping students get organized and develop strong study skills - sometimes learning how to learn is all a student needs to achieve their goals!

I excel at working with both struggling students who need to the tools to feel confident expressing their ideas and advanced writers who want to take their work to the next level. My background as a teacher and artist allow me to help with both the nitty-gritty academic skills and getting a student to tap into their creative potential. I believe in providing all students with reliable methods and structures for approaching any task while also identifying and addressing their specific strengths and challenges. I'm definitely not a one-size-fits-all tutor; I think the tools of the trade can be universal, but every reader and writer is unique. My favorite part of this work is getting to know and creating an individualized approach for each student.

I'd love to help you clearly and creatively express your ideas or crack that Shakespeare play - bring on your reading and writing homework, study skill needs, and essay tasks! Contact me today with any questions or to schedule a tutoring session. I look forward to working with you!


Education

Northwestern University
undergrad
NYU
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $75
  • Rate details: One hour at regular rate is charged for cancellation with less than 24 hours notice.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90027
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 4/15/2016

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Theater

Theater

I have a BA in Performance Studies (acting/writing/directing) from Northwestern University and an MA in Educational Theater & English from NYU. I've been an actor, writer, and director for over 15 years, with credits in drama, comedy, musical theater, and Shakespeare. I have taught theater in a high school and elementary drama club, a summer theater camp, and a community-engaged program through an off-Broadway company in NYC.

Corporate Training

Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

English

English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing

Homeschool

English, Reading, Writing

Most Popular

English, Reading, Writing

Summer

Reading, Writing

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Helpful and accommodating tutor

During our session, Lyssa helped me on my critical analysis essay. She was very knowledgeable on the subject of writing, for she answered all my questions and gave me great feedback on my thesis. I would definitely recommend her if you need writing help of any kind. I would absolutely work with her again!

Judy, 1 lesson with Lyssa

Great Tutor

my daughter was initially resistant to the idea of a tutor but Lyssa set her at ease and was really helpful. Will definately schedule Lyssa again!

Kate, 1 lesson with Lyssa
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$75/hour

Lyssa D.

$75/hour

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Response time: 9 minutes