Washington University in St. Louis
Carnegie Mellon University (Other)
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. Schools that my clients have been admitted to include Cornell, M.I.T., 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 but will provide recommendations for tutors in those subjects. 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.
*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
*References available upon request
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
If a lesson is canceled less than 24 hours prior to the appointment, 1/2 of the lesson fee is charged.
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.
Carolyn was very helpful in beginning to help our son prepare for the English and essay sections of the ACT exam. Our son engaged with her immediately and feels that she will help him greatly.
Carolyn is such an amazing tutor and really took the time to help me edit and make my college essays the best they could be. She has risen my confidence in the whole application process and I could not thank her enough!
Reading is an area that is difficult to see improvement in a short period of time, but Carolyn helped us achieve the ACT reading and English results that we wanted in just several months. She evaluates students' unique needs, bonds with students' commitment to successful goals, and makes every session count. Her sessions are effective, inspiring, and challenging. She is simply the best!
I would recommend Carolyn for any one who needs help with their writing skills. My son has utilized Carolyn for help with his college essays and her help has been a God send!
My daughter was so comfortable with her way of teaching. She explained to my daughter very nicely and patiently. She is a great tutor.
8/13 My daughter got a 5 on AP exam. Thanks Carolyn for her essay tips and review.
1/5 was my daughter's first AP lesson with Carolyn. I was impressed when I saw Carolyn waiting in the car outside 10 minutes early. Although it's the first lesson, my daughter felt comfortable with her tutoring.
1/10- I especially appreciated Carolyn's prompt responses when my daughter asked her for help. Thank you!
Carolyn was present for her 1st session with my son right on time. She was very professional and they had a productive first session.
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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 also have experience as a college instructor at Carnegie Mellon University. I graduated with honors from Washington University in St. Louis (B.A.) and Carnegie Mellon University (M.F.A.).
I coached a student to a perfect 5 on the AP European History exam.
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.
I coached a student on AP World History, and he received a 5, the top score possible on the exam.
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.