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Nicole E.

15+yrs AP English Teacher, UCI, College App Essay & Writing Expert

15+yrs AP English Teacher, UCI, College App Essay & Writing Expert

$68/hour

  • 509 hours tutoring

About Nicole


Bio

Writing can often be a difficult skill to hone. Many times we are learning from an English teacher who has become an English teacher because they LOVE WRITING, and they love writing because they are good at it. What about the rest of us?

I have had the unique experience of being both. In college, I was a lover of literature, but found out that I wasn't as great of a writer as I thought. Just like many students, I focused on the writing first, wanting my writing to "sound smart" and impress...

Writing can often be a difficult skill to hone. Many times we are learning from an English teacher who has become an English teacher because they LOVE WRITING, and they love writing because they are good at it. What about the rest of us?

I have had the unique experience of being both. In college, I was a lover of literature, but found out that I wasn't as great of a writer as I thought. Just like many students, I focused on the writing first, wanting my writing to "sound smart" and impress my teachers. Yet, this kind of writing HIDES one's ideas. I was fortunate to have my UCI English instructor sit with me for hours, going line by line, explaining the basics, the advanced techniques, and the nuances one can use TO THINK while writing. I was taught how to use writing to convey my thoughts, not to use my thoughts to make me seem like a good writer.

Writing is the vehicle our minds use to drive our ideas into new, better ideas.

I focus on the thinking first. Becoming a more methodical thinker can make one a more poignant writer.

One can be a methodical thinker at any age and any level. Being smart is not a prerequisite for writing, but writing CAN MAKE YOU SMARTER. I can show you how.

I'm interested in what YOU KNOW and I will show you HOW TO THINK ABOUT IT. Then the writing comes naturally.

A good writer lies dormant in all of us. We all have something interesting to say. You already have within you the means, the content, the vehicle with which to write. My Roadmap to Writing can show you that you also have the ability to drive your writing and thinking to new places and new heights.

Let me teach you the Roadmap to GREAT Writing, skills that you can use for the rest of your life and for any piece of writing you have.

Specific Areas of Expertise:

AP English Language and Composition - I have chaired the AP Language sections at our school for over ten years. Moreover, I have studied with Larry Scanlon, one of the writers of the AP Language text, Language and Composition as well as been trained by my


Education

B.A. University of California Irvine
English
Brandman University - Chapman University System
Masters
Johns Hopkins University
Other

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Subjects

Art

Art History

Art History

I taught a course called Arts and Cultures for five years. It was basically an Intro to Art History course for high school juniors. We started with cave paintings and rock formations, and we generally made it through the Art deco and modernism periods.

Corporate Training

Grammar,

Grammar

I have taught AP English Language for eight years. We focus on the craft of writing for effect and one aspect of that is syntax. Syntax has a lot to do with grammar and how grammar can be manipulated for effect and meaning.
Proofreading

Proofreading

I have been proofreading for over 20 years for both academics and business-related content. I have been an English teacher for over 15 years in various capacities wherein I’ve proofread English essays, namely and most significantly AP Language essays. Because of the nature of test prep for the AP exam I have proofread and scored over 10,000 essays for that class. Moreover, those students prepare personal essays for university when they are in my class and during the months after. I have help many of them through the entire process - brainstorming, organizing, drafting, revising, and polishing - to create not only polished coherent papers, but poignant ones; essays that evoke emotions in the reader and convey the writer in an extraordinary way.

Elementary Education

Common Core,

Common Core

When Common Core was adopted, I was one of six teachers in my district elected to address the standards and write the curriculum for K-12.
Grammar,

Grammar

I have taught AP English Language for eight years. We focus on the craft of writing for effect and one aspect of that is syntax. Syntax has a lot to do with grammar and how grammar can be manipulated for effect and meaning.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I’ve been a teacher for over 15 years, spanning grade school, middle school, and high school. I have tutored many students with IEPs or ‘at risk’ , And help them with organization, intrinsic motivation, and study skills to improve their grades. Specifically, I homeschooled a third grader for a year, and she went from a C-average student to an A-average student the year after I taught her. When I was in school, I completed the A+ Study Skills program. I am proficient in teaching paraphrasing, summarizing, and notetaking – the three top skills for educational success - alongside organizational skills, Brain Gym, scotopic and dyslexic remedial aid, and nutritional guidance, which prepares the student to study even before they begin.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

I have facilitated vocabulary study for many years to children ages 8 to 18. I was a homeschool private teacher for a third grader for a year focussing on ELA creative writing as well as literary analysis and vocabulary. My approach to vocabulary is immersive, contextual, and conversational, using pneumonic devices and personalization.
Phonics

English

English,

English

I have taught English for over 10 years. I started by teaching middle school advanced English Literature classes - sixth, seventh, and eighth grade. Then I taught high school advanced English for 8 years - spanning all four grades but mostly focusing on junior AP English Language and Composition.
Grammar,

Grammar

I have taught AP English Language for eight years. We focus on the craft of writing for effect and one aspect of that is syntax. Syntax has a lot to do with grammar and how grammar can be manipulated for effect and meaning.
Literature,

Literature

I have taught literature to a third grader in home school; sixth, seventh, and eighth graders; and ninth, tenth, and eleventh graders. I have focused primarily on novels, having taught using Great Gatsby, Scarlet Letter, Grapes of Wrath, 1984, Great Expectations, etc many, many times. Novel study is one of my niches.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have been proofreading for over 20 years for both academics and business-related content. I have been an English teacher for over 15 years in various capacities wherein I’ve proofread English essays, namely and most significantly AP Language essays. Because of the nature of test prep for the AP exam I have proofread and scored over 10,000 essays for that class. Moreover, those students prepare personal essays for university when they are in my class and during the months after. I have help many of them through the entire process - brainstorming, organizing, drafting, revising, and polishing - to create not only polished coherent papers, but poignant ones; essays that evoke emotions in the reader and convey the writer in an extraordinary way.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

The SAT writing section tests very specific writing skills during a very short amount of time. I have been training students for over 10 years to write timed essays, specifically for the test taking situation. I have a specific method for planning, organizing, and writing an essay in a short amount of time while still maintaining complexity and voice.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

I have facilitated vocabulary study for many years to children ages 8 to 18. I was a homeschool private teacher for a third grader for a year focussing on ELA creative writing as well as literary analysis and vocabulary. My approach to vocabulary is immersive, contextual, and conversational, using pneumonic devices and personalization.
Writing,

Writing

I have taught AP English Language and English I-II Honors for ten years.
ACT English, ACT Reading

History

Art History

Art History

I taught a course called Arts and Cultures for five years. It was basically an Intro to Art History course for high school juniors. We started with cave paintings and rock formations, and we generally made it through the Art deco and modernism periods.

Homeschool

English,

English

I have taught English for over 10 years. I started by teaching middle school advanced English Literature classes - sixth, seventh, and eighth grade. Then I taught high school advanced English for 8 years - spanning all four grades but mostly focusing on junior AP English Language and Composition.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I’ve been a teacher for over 15 years, spanning grade school, middle school, and high school. I have tutored many students with IEPs or ‘at risk’ , And help them with organization, intrinsic motivation, and study skills to improve their grades. Specifically, I homeschooled a third grader for a year, and she went from a C-average student to an A-average student the year after I taught her. When I was in school, I completed the A+ Study Skills program. I am proficient in teaching paraphrasing, summarizing, and notetaking – the three top skills for educational success - alongside organizational skills, Brain Gym, scotopic and dyslexic remedial aid, and nutritional guidance, which prepares the student to study even before they begin.
Writing

Writing

I have taught AP English Language and English I-II Honors for ten years.

Most Popular

English,

English

I have taught English for over 10 years. I started by teaching middle school advanced English Literature classes - sixth, seventh, and eighth grade. Then I taught high school advanced English for 8 years - spanning all four grades but mostly focusing on junior AP English Language and Composition.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I’ve been a teacher for over 15 years, spanning grade school, middle school, and high school. I have tutored many students with IEPs or ‘at risk’ , And help them with organization, intrinsic motivation, and study skills to improve their grades. Specifically, I homeschooled a third grader for a year, and she went from a C-average student to an A-average student the year after I taught her. When I was in school, I completed the A+ Study Skills program. I am proficient in teaching paraphrasing, summarizing, and notetaking – the three top skills for educational success - alongside organizational skills, Brain Gym, scotopic and dyslexic remedial aid, and nutritional guidance, which prepares the student to study even before they begin.
Writing

Writing

I have taught AP English Language and English I-II Honors for ten years.

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

I’ve been a teacher for over 15 years, spanning grade school, middle school, and high school. I have tutored many students with IEPs or ‘at risk’ , And help them with organization, intrinsic motivation, and study skills to improve their grades. Specifically, I homeschooled a third grader for a year, and she went from a C-average student to an A-average student the year after I taught her. When I was in school, I completed the A+ Study Skills program. I am proficient in teaching paraphrasing, summarizing, and notetaking – the three top skills for educational success - alongside organizational skills, Brain Gym, scotopic and dyslexic remedial aid, and nutritional guidance, which prepares the student to study even before they begin.

Special Needs

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I’ve been a teacher for over 15 years, spanning grade school, middle school, and high school. I have tutored many students with IEPs or ‘at risk’ , And help them with organization, intrinsic motivation, and study skills to improve their grades. Specifically, I homeschooled a third grader for a year, and she went from a C-average student to an A-average student the year after I taught her. When I was in school, I completed the A+ Study Skills program. I am proficient in teaching paraphrasing, summarizing, and notetaking – the three top skills for educational success - alongside organizational skills, Brain Gym, scotopic and dyslexic remedial aid, and nutritional guidance, which prepares the student to study even before they begin.
Phonics

Summer

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I’ve been a teacher for over 15 years, spanning grade school, middle school, and high school. I have tutored many students with IEPs or ‘at risk’ , And help them with organization, intrinsic motivation, and study skills to improve their grades. Specifically, I homeschooled a third grader for a year, and she went from a C-average student to an A-average student the year after I taught her. When I was in school, I completed the A+ Study Skills program. I am proficient in teaching paraphrasing, summarizing, and notetaking – the three top skills for educational success - alongside organizational skills, Brain Gym, scotopic and dyslexic remedial aid, and nutritional guidance, which prepares the student to study even before they begin.
Writing

Writing

I have taught AP English Language and English I-II Honors for ten years.

Test Preparation

Common Core,

Common Core

When Common Core was adopted, I was one of six teachers in my district elected to address the standards and write the curriculum for K-12.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

The SAT writing section tests very specific writing skills during a very short amount of time. I have been training students for over 10 years to write timed essays, specifically for the test taking situation. I have a specific method for planning, organizing, and writing an essay in a short amount of time while still maintaining complexity and voice.
ACT English, ACT Reading

Examples of Expertise


Nicole has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 4 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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Ms. Nicole is knowledgeable tutor.

My kids did first class with her today and they were happy. They mentioned session was helpful. She is professional and focuses on the grade level. She is friendly. My kids are of the opinion that her teaching methodology will help them accelerate in the school.

Komal, 1 lesson with Nicole

Really helpful

Katie had her first lesson with Nicole and is excited to continue. She has struggled to put her thoughts on paper and I think that working with Nicole has helped her get going. She is looking forward to continuing to work with Nicole!

Nanette, 1 lesson with Nicole

Excellent High School English Tutor

Nicole helped my son with his 11th grade Honors English “Scarlett Letter” paper. She knows the book very well and helped him organize his ideas as his paper was almost twice the required length. Nicole was patient and positive, and my son will use her help and guidance again.

Ling, 2 lessons with Nicole

Great lesson for our daughter

In just our second lesson for our 5th grader, Nicole easily picked out what we've felt is our daughter's biggest issue, that is getting the thoughts in her head onto paper. We are excited to continue having our 5th grader work with Nicole each week!

Steve, 5 lessons with Nicole

Knowledgeable tutor!

Nicole provided my child with valuable feedback and insights for his AP class. Looking forward to more sessions in the future!

Karen, 3 lessons with Nicole

KNOWLEDGABLE AND PATIENT WRITING TUTOR

Nicole helped me organize and structure a research paper for my History class. She went above and beyond to help me with the last-minute paper that I was struggling with. I highly recommend Nicole as a writing tutor.

Amadi, 5 lessons with Nicole

Supportive, knowledgeable, and personable!

Nicole has been an amazing tutor for me as I go through the college process. She is always extremely helpful structuring my essays, helping with sentence structure, and working with me to find the best times to meet. I have been so lucky to have such a supportive tutor, and I am so grateful for all the help she has provided.

Jana, 21 lessons with Nicole

Amazing and Motivational English Tutor

If you are looking for an amazing English tutor, then you are looking for Nicole. Her super useful tips & strategies and upbeat motivational attitude helped me score a 4 on AP English lang in only 3 weeks of studying. She always believes in her students from the beginning up until the end, and that is what makes her the best.

Jack, 13 lessons with Nicole

I don't think I would have scored as well as I did without her tutoring!

I got in touch with Nicole E for AP test prep for the English Language and Composition exam. After proof reading one essay, she was able to hone in on the specific areas which needed improvement. She provided me with practice writing assignments and strategies to use for building my argument for my rhetorical analysis essay. I don't think I would have scored as well as I did without her tutoring!

Noelle, 2 lessons with Nicole

Nicole is extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and patient

I am taking writing and English grammar online classes with Nicole. She's helping me tremendously, and it results in me moving at a high pace to produce my writing piece. In about 1.5 weeks I have an almost ready-to-publish article. Nicole is also very patient in explaining my grammar mistakes (I am an ESL person), and I am learning a lot.

IGOR, 4 lessons with Nicole
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