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Carolyn K.

I Have Coached Students to Perfect Scores and the Ivy League

I Have Coached Students to Perfect Scores and the Ivy League

$150/hour

  • 1,737 hours tutoring

About Carolyn


Bio

INTRO:
I graduated with honors from Washington University in St. Louis (B.A.) and Carnegie Mellon University (M.F.A.). I also received a U.S.-U.K. Fulbright Award, a highly competitive fellowship. I help students reach goals such as earning higher grades, raising a standardized test score, or gaining admission to their dream colleges. I have a passion for education and personalize lessons based on individual learning styles. My students have described me as clear, patient, and...

INTRO:
I graduated with honors from Washington University in St. Louis (B.A.) and Carnegie Mellon University (M.F.A.). I also received a U.S.-U.K. Fulbright Award, a highly competitive fellowship. I help students reach goals such as earning higher grades, raising a standardized test score, or gaining admission to their dream colleges. I have a passion for education and personalize lessons based on individual learning styles. My students have described me as clear, patient, and dedicated.

I provide expert college counseling and feedback on application essays. Schools that my clients have been admitted to include M.I.T., Princeton, Cornell, Johns Hopkins, University of Pennsylvania, Carnegie Mellon, Washington University in St. Louis, UC Berkeley, Notre Dame, Northwestern, Boston College, University of Michigan, University of Illinois, Purdue, UC Santa Barbara, UC Davis, and many more.

My tutoring specialties include Writing, English, Reading, SAT Reading, ACT English, ACT Reading, AP U.S. History, AP European History, AP English Language and Composition, and AP English Literature and Composition. Please note, I do not tutor math or science but will provide recommendations for tutors in those subjects. I instruct students at the high school level and above.

EXAMPLES OF RESULTS:
*Many of my students have achieved perfect or nearly perfect scores on the ACT and SAT.
*Almost all of my students score fives and fours on the AP exams.
*I have helped students go up 100 or more points on the SAT Reading, increase 10 points on ACT English, and improve 10 points on ACT Reading.

MY CREDENTIALS:
*Scored in the top 1% in ACT Reading, the top 2% in ACT English, and the top 3% in ACT Composite
*Scored a perfect 5 on the AP U.S. History Exam
*Minor in Writing from Washington University in St. Louis (3.9 overall G.P.A.)
*Fulbright Scholar

I look forward to hearing from you.


Education

Washington University in St. Louis
undergrad
Carnegie Mellon University
Other

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $150
  • Rate details: If a lesson is canceled less than 24 hours prior to the appointment, 1/2 of the lesson fee is charged.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 3/25/2021

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Theater

Theater

I am a graduate of Carnegie Mellon School of Drama, a top-ranked theater school. As an award-winning theater artist and working professional, I can coach you in playwriting, directing, and dramatic literature. I also received a Fulbright and have taught undergraduate drama courses.

Corporate Training

Grammar,

Grammar

I help students learn the rules of grammar to improve their writing and speaking abilities. Clients learn to fix mistakes by completing grammar exercises and revising essays. Many of my students have earned top scores on the SAT, ACT, and AP exams through grammar mastery.
Proofreading

Proofreading

I help students and professionals make great first impressions by fixing errors in their compositions. I minored in Writing at Washington University in St. Louis and am an expert in grammar rules. I have proofread college applications, English papers, resumes, cover letters, and scripts.

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

I help students learn the rules of grammar to improve their writing and speaking abilities. Clients learn to fix mistakes by completing grammar exercises and revising essays. Many of my students have earned top scores on the SAT, ACT, and AP exams through grammar mastery.
Reading,

Reading

I help students learn to be more effective readers and critical thinkers. I have coached students to perfect Reading scores on the ACT and SAT exams. I can also recommend strategies for speed reading.
Vocabulary

Vocabulary

I teach students vocabulary skills, which provide a strong foundation for reading comprehension, writing, and standardized test-taking. I've coached students on phonetics and encouraged them to become more active readers. Evaluating students' individual learning styles allows me to offer personalized strategies to effectively memorize vocabulary words.

English

ACT English,

ACT English

The English grammar section of the ACT can be tricky, and I teach students the skills and strategies they need to succeed. Many of my students have earned perfect English scores after using the tips and techniques I introduced.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

The Reading section of the ACT is all about passage annotation, question type identification, and answer elimination. I will give you tips and techniques to improve your scores. We'll also practice effective time management.
English,

English

I guide students to improve their writing skills and scores in English courses and on standardized tests. I have coached students to perfect scores in AP English Language, AP English Literature, ACT English, and SAT Writing & Language.
Grammar,

Grammar

I help students learn the rules of grammar to improve their writing and speaking abilities. Clients learn to fix mistakes by completing grammar exercises and revising essays. Many of my students have earned top scores on the SAT, ACT, and AP exams through grammar mastery.
Literature,

Literature

I have coached students to perfect scores in AP English Literature, AP English Language, ACT Reading, and SAT Reading. I guide students to sharpen reading comprehension skills, improve writing proficiency, and raise test scores in literature courses and on standardized tests.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I help students and professionals make great first impressions by fixing errors in their compositions. I minored in Writing at Washington University in St. Louis and am an expert in grammar rules. I have proofread college applications, English papers, resumes, cover letters, and scripts.
Reading,

Reading

I help students learn to be more effective readers and critical thinkers. I have coached students to perfect Reading scores on the ACT and SAT exams. I can also recommend strategies for speed reading.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

For over four years, I have helped students achieve impressive results on the SAT exam. Many of my clients have earned scores in the top 1% on SAT Reading. I teach skills and strategies to make the passages and questions easier.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I have helped students achieve impressive results on the SAT exam. Many of my clients have earned scores in the top 1%. I teach strategies to uncover the tricks of the test.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

I teach students vocabulary skills, which provide a strong foundation for reading comprehension, writing, and standardized test-taking. I've coached students on phonetics and encouraged them to become more active readers. Evaluating students' individual learning styles allows me to offer personalized strategies to effectively memorize vocabulary words.
Writing

Writing

I earned a minor in Writing from Washington University in St. Louis, received a Fulbright Award, and work as a professional writer. My students improve their composition skills for English courses, standardized tests, and college essays. Many clients have achieved top scores on ACT and SAT essays. I also offer feedback on creative writing projects.

History

American History,

American History

Many of my students have achieved top scores (fours and fives) on the demanding AP U.S. History exam. I help students discover the test's key themes and concepts, and this shift in focus makes studying hundreds of years of history more efficient. I also provide feedback on course papers and projects.
European History,

European History

I've coached many students to a perfect 5 on the AP European History exam. I assist students with dividing hundreds of years of material into more manageable sections. We also study exam format and essay strategies.
Social Studies,

Social Studies

I teach students skills to achieve content mastery in social studies. Understanding geographical and historical context illuminates social studies topics. I scored a 5 on the AP US History exam and have a minor in Political Science. I have tutored students in social studies courses for over two years.
World History

World History

I coached a student to a top score of 5 on the AP World History exam. I help clients discover the test's key themes and concepts, and this shift in focus makes studying hundreds of years of history more efficient. I also provide feedback on course papers and projects.

Homeschool

English,

English

I guide students to improve their writing skills and scores in English courses and on standardized tests. I have coached students to perfect scores in AP English Language, AP English Literature, ACT English, and SAT Writing & Language.
Reading,

Reading

I help students learn to be more effective readers and critical thinkers. I have coached students to perfect Reading scores on the ACT and SAT exams. I can also recommend strategies for speed reading.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

For over four years, I have helped students achieve impressive results on the SAT exam. Many of my clients have earned scores in the top 1% on SAT Reading. I teach skills and strategies to make the passages and questions easier.
Writing

Writing

I earned a minor in Writing from Washington University in St. Louis, received a Fulbright Award, and work as a professional writer. My students improve their composition skills for English courses, standardized tests, and college essays. Many clients have achieved top scores on ACT and SAT essays. I also offer feedback on creative writing projects.

Most Popular

English,

English

I guide students to improve their writing skills and scores in English courses and on standardized tests. I have coached students to perfect scores in AP English Language, AP English Literature, ACT English, and SAT Writing & Language.
Reading,

Reading

I help students learn to be more effective readers and critical thinkers. I have coached students to perfect Reading scores on the ACT and SAT exams. I can also recommend strategies for speed reading.
Writing

Writing

I earned a minor in Writing from Washington University in St. Louis, received a Fulbright Award, and work as a professional writer. My students improve their composition skills for English courses, standardized tests, and college essays. Many clients have achieved top scores on ACT and SAT essays. I also offer feedback on creative writing projects.

Other

College Counseling

College Counseling

I provide expert college counseling and feedback on application essays. Schools that my clients have been admitted to include M.I.T., Princeton, Cornell, Johns Hopkins, University of Pennsylvania, Carnegie Mellon, Washington University in St. Louis, UC Berkeley, Notre Dame, Northwestern, Boston College, University of Michigan, University of Illinois, Purdue, UC Santa Barbara, UC Davis, and many more. My advice makes the complex application process much easier.

Summer

Reading,

Reading

I help students learn to be more effective readers and critical thinkers. I have coached students to perfect Reading scores on the ACT and SAT exams. I can also recommend strategies for speed reading.
Writing

Writing

I earned a minor in Writing from Washington University in St. Louis, received a Fulbright Award, and work as a professional writer. My students improve their composition skills for English courses, standardized tests, and college essays. Many clients have achieved top scores on ACT and SAT essays. I also offer feedback on creative writing projects.

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

The English grammar section of the ACT can be tricky, and I teach students the skills and strategies they need to succeed. Many of my students have earned perfect English scores after using the tips and techniques I introduced.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

The Reading section of the ACT is all about passage annotation, question type identification, and answer elimination. I will give you tips and techniques to improve your scores. We'll also practice effective time management.
College Counseling,

College Counseling

I provide expert college counseling and feedback on application essays. Schools that my clients have been admitted to include M.I.T., Princeton, Cornell, Johns Hopkins, University of Pennsylvania, Carnegie Mellon, Washington University in St. Louis, UC Berkeley, Notre Dame, Northwestern, Boston College, University of Michigan, University of Illinois, Purdue, UC Santa Barbara, UC Davis, and many more. My advice makes the complex application process much easier.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

For over four years, I have helped students achieve impressive results on the SAT exam. Many of my clients have earned scores in the top 1% on SAT Reading. I teach skills and strategies to make the passages and questions easier.
SAT Writing

SAT Writing

I have helped students achieve impressive results on the SAT exam. Many of my clients have earned scores in the top 1%. I teach strategies to uncover the tricks of the test.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Engaging positive tutor

Carolyn was able to give us grammar feedback, suggestions on how to improve our writing, techniques to strengthen the narrative that we wrote. She also suggested some books to read for reference material.

Jami, 1 lesson with Carolyn

Very Helpful

Carolyn helped my daughter with an AP Lit paper. She has been struggling with writing strong topic sentences. Carolyn helped her make her writing more forceful and argumentative.

Michele, 2 lessons with Carolyn

patient tutor

Carolyn is communicative with us before and after the lesson. She sent me a summary of the lesson as well afterward without asking for it. We are happy to continue with her.

Jay, 9 lessons with Carolyn

Helpful in transforming writing from ordinary to amazing

Miss Carolyn really helped in modifying my daughters personal statement. After getting reviewed by Carolyn my daughters personal statement sounded very mature and demonstrated her strengths. Knowledge gained in that process helped my daughter to write her other college applications.

Sudha, 2 lessons with Carolyn

Very good first lesson!

My son had the first lesson with Carolyn. He really enjoyed the class, and said that the class was very helpful in brainstorming and organizing his thoughts. He is looking forward to the next lesson!

Min, 13 lessons with Carolyn

Essay

Awesome! Incredibly helpful. Thank you so much! What a great resource for college essay, ACT and application help. Savannah really enjoyed the lesson and is looking forward to working with you. We can't thank you enough. Regards, Heidi

Heidi, 5 lessons with Carolyn

Very knowledgeable and patient

She helped my son with his essay topic. She is very patient with her students and knowledgeable about top 50 colleges. She is also on time which very important.

Sara, 7 lessons with Carolyn

Amazing, brilliant tutor

Excellent college counseling. Carolyn has extensive experience and knowledge about colleges, college applications and the whole process. She takes the stress out of it all.

Ally, 9 lessons with Carolyn

Very helpful SAT tutor

Carolyn helped me accomplish and understand the aspects of the English and Essay portions of the SAT. Her tips and teaching style were very effective and made everything easier to understand. She is a patient tutor and you will certainly see positive results with her help!

Rowan, 8 lessons with Carolyn
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