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Carolyn K.

North Hollywood, CA

$60/hour

College Counseling and Test Prep from Fulbright Scholar

600+ Hours
Background check passed as of 10/16/16
5.0 average from 251 ratings
Prompt and prepared
— NAncy, La Crescenta, CA on 2/7/17

$60/Hour


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Washington University in St. Louis
Carnegie Mellon University
Other

Education

Washington University in St. Louis

Carnegie Mellon University (Other)

About Carolyn

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 academic goals such as earning higher grades or raising a standardized test score. I have a passion for education and personalize lessons based on individual learning styles and preferences. My students have described me as clear, patient, and dedicated.

I provide expert college counseling and feedback on application essays. I work with a wide variety of motivated students. Schools that my clients have been admitted to include M.I.T., 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, SAT Writing and Language, SAT Essay, ACT English, ACT Reading, ACT Writing, AP U.S. History, AP European History, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, and AP World History. Please note, I do not tutor math or science. I instruct students age 11 and up.

EXAMPLES OF RESULTS:
*One of my students scored a perfect 36 on the ACT, and another two students scored a 35.
*Many students have scored in the top 5% of the SAT.
*Two of my students scored a perfect 5 on the AP English Language and Composition Exam.
*Two of my students scored a perfect 5 on the AP U.S. History Exam.
*One of my students scored a perfect 5 on the AP European History Exam.

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.)
*Howard Nemerov Writing Scholarship
*Named an Aspen Ideas Festival Scholar, a prestigious national award for young leaders
*Fulbright Scholar
*References available upon request

TRAVEL RADIUS
If you live outside of my travel radius, we can do online tutoring or meet at a public library within my travel area.

I look forward to hearing from you.
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 academic goals such as earning higher grades or raising a standardized test score. I have a passion for education and
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

If a lesson is canceled less than 24 hours prior to the appointment, 1/2 of the lesson fee is charged.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of North Hollywood, CA 91605
Background Check: Passed

"Prompt and prepared"

- NAncy, La Crescenta, CA on 2/7/17

"Very knowledgeable tutor"

- Karen, Encino, CA on 1/6/17

"Sweet, Caring, and Smart!"

- Ashley, Trabuco Canyon, CA on 11/26/16

"A reading tutor who makes a difference"

- Showming, Willowbrook, IL on 2/25/14

"Carolyn is so helpful in helping my son put his thoughts into words."

- DeeDee, DuPage, IL on 1/9/14

"Excellent tutor."

- Raji, Clarendon Hills, IL on 9/27/13

"Responsible and quick response tutor!"

- Christien, Willowbrook, IL on 8/13/13

"Very Responsible"

- Stephanie, Hinsdale, IL on 2/28/13
Art:
Theatre
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, College Counseling,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
History:
American History, European History,
Social Studies,
World History
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

College Counseling

I have worked with numerous high school students to determine appropriate colleges based on interests, skills, and aptitudes. So far, 100% of my students have been admitted to college. I have experience as a college instructor at Carnegie Mellon University and as a private tutor serving Chicagoland. I graduated with honors from Washington University in St. Louis (B.A.) and Carnegie Mellon University (M.F.A.).

European History

I coached a student to a perfect 5 on the AP European History exam.

Social Studies

I scored a 5 on the AP US History exam and have a minor in Political Science.

Theatre

I have taught undergraduates in the School of Drama at Carnegie Mellon University. I also hold a B.A. and M.F.A. in the field. I can teach you playwriting, directing, and dramatic literature.

World History

I coached a student on AP World History, and he received a 5, the top score possible on the exam.

Writing

I have a minor in Writing from Washington University in St. Louis and received a Fulbright Award. I help students improve their composition skills for English courses, standardized tests, and college essays.

Washington University in St. Louis
Carnegie Mellon University
Other

Education

Washington University in St. Louis

Carnegie Mellon University (Other)

Prompt and prepared

Carolyn came prepared and was productive with the time. She gave quality tutoring, engaged my daughter to come up with an answer and assisted thereafter in modifying those answers as needed. My daughter liked her session with Carolyn.

— NAncy, La Crescenta, CA on 2/7/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

If a lesson is canceled less than 24 hours prior to the appointment, 1/2 of the lesson fee is charged.

Travel policy

Carolyn will travel within 10 miles of North Hollywood, CA 91605.