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Lily J.

Experienced English Teacher Specializing in Writing and College Apps.

Experienced English Teacher Specializing in Writing and College Apps.

$60/hour

  • 514 hours tutoring

About Lily


Bio

Welcome to my page! I've been an educator for the last decade and I absolutely love working with young adults and adult students- it's my passion.

I am currently a PhD student in English Language and Applied Linguistics. I graduated from the University of Delaware magna cum laude with a BA in Psychology & Italian. I have a master's degree from Syracuse University in Linguistics (TESOL concentration) with a 4.0 GPA. I started tutoring Italian when I was in college, and I have been an ESL...

Welcome to my page! I've been an educator for the last decade and I absolutely love working with young adults and adult students- it's my passion.

I am currently a PhD student in English Language and Applied Linguistics. I graduated from the University of Delaware magna cum laude with a BA in Psychology & Italian. I have a master's degree from Syracuse University in Linguistics (TESOL concentration) with a 4.0 GPA. I started tutoring Italian when I was in college, and I have been an ESL instructor at the university level for the last nine years.

I have taught at Syracuse University, Virginia Tech, and USC. I consistently receive excellent course evaluations and have a great relationship with my students. My specialties are grammar and writing. As part of my job, I advise students who are applying to colleges and universities throughout the US. I love it when my students are accepted to the schools of their dreams! In recent years, my students have been accepted to many prestigious universities, such as American, Georgetown, George Washington, Michigan State, University of Michigan, UC Berkeley, USC, UCSD, UT- Austin, and many more!

I've worked with students on a range of projects, including PhD dissertations, job applications, and professional communication. My most popular lessons are in TOEFL/IELTS test prep, college applications (essays and interviews), and essay writing/proofreading (from brainstorm to final draft).

I'd love to hear from you! Send me a message so we can make a plan of action and set up your first lesson.


Education

The University of Delaware
Italian
Syracuse University
Masters

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have an M.A. in Linguistics from Syracuse University with a concentration in TESOL (Teaching English as a Second Language). I have been teaching ESL at the college level for the last nine years. During that time, I have taught at Syracuse University, Virginia Tech, and USC. I keep current on my teaching practices by collecting feedback from students, and by attending and presenting at local, regional, and international TESOL conferences.
Grammar,

Grammar

I actually love grammar! I am very familiar with grammar rules and easy ways to explain them from my 9 years of teaching English to international students.
Italian,

Italian

I have a B.A. in Italian from the University of Delaware, where I tutored other students at varying levels of Italian proficiency. I lived in Siena, Italy for six months and return to Italy regularly to keep my language skills current. I have a passion for Italian language and culture!
Proofreading

Proofreading

After 9 years of grading my students' essays, I can quickly and effectively edit any written communication. Check out my testimonials!

Elementary Education

Grammar

Grammar

I actually love grammar! I am very familiar with grammar rules and easy ways to explain them from my 9 years of teaching English to international students.

English

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have an M.A. in Linguistics from Syracuse University with a concentration in TESOL (Teaching English as a Second Language). I have been teaching ESL at the college level for the last nine years. During that time, I have taught at Syracuse University, Virginia Tech, and USC. I keep current on my teaching practices by collecting feedback from students, and by attending and presenting at local, regional, and international TESOL conferences.
Grammar,

Grammar

I actually love grammar! I am very familiar with grammar rules and easy ways to explain them from my 9 years of teaching English to international students.
IELTS,

IELTS

I've been teaching ESL to college students from all over the world for the last 9 years. In that time, I've worked with dozens of students to improve their IELTS scores in all areas. This year, my top student scored an 8.5 overall. If you're looking for IELTS help, especially in writing, let me know!
Linguistics,

Linguistics

I graduated from Syracuse University in 2014 with an MA in Linguistics (4.0 GPA). Now, I'm a Ph.D. student in Applied Linguistics. I'd be happy to help you understand key concepts and work with you on linguistics assignments.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

After 9 years of grading my students' essays, I can quickly and effectively edit any written communication. Check out my testimonials!
TOEFL,

TOEFL

I served as a TOEFL Speaking Rater for two years, and I've been teaching ESL and Test Prep at the college level for the last 9 years. My top student this year earned 110 points overall. I'd be happy to work with you on improving your TOEFL score!
Writing

Writing

In addition to my own experience writing numerous essays in college and graduate school, I teach effective writing strategies to my ESL students. I can help with many different writing styles and formats, including APA-style research papers.

Homeschool

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have an M.A. in Linguistics from Syracuse University with a concentration in TESOL (Teaching English as a Second Language). I have been teaching ESL at the college level for the last nine years. During that time, I have taught at Syracuse University, Virginia Tech, and USC. I keep current on my teaching practices by collecting feedback from students, and by attending and presenting at local, regional, and international TESOL conferences.
Writing

Writing

In addition to my own experience writing numerous essays in college and graduate school, I teach effective writing strategies to my ESL students. I can help with many different writing styles and formats, including APA-style research papers.

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have an M.A. in Linguistics from Syracuse University with a concentration in TESOL (Teaching English as a Second Language). I have been teaching ESL at the college level for the last nine years. During that time, I have taught at Syracuse University, Virginia Tech, and USC. I keep current on my teaching practices by collecting feedback from students, and by attending and presenting at local, regional, and international TESOL conferences.
IELTS,

IELTS

I've been teaching ESL to college students from all over the world for the last 9 years. In that time, I've worked with dozens of students to improve their IELTS scores in all areas. This year, my top student scored an 8.5 overall. If you're looking for IELTS help, especially in writing, let me know!
Italian,

Italian

I have a B.A. in Italian from the University of Delaware, where I tutored other students at varying levels of Italian proficiency. I lived in Siena, Italy for six months and return to Italy regularly to keep my language skills current. I have a passion for Italian language and culture!
TOEFL

TOEFL

I served as a TOEFL Speaking Rater for two years, and I've been teaching ESL and Test Prep at the college level for the last 9 years. My top student this year earned 110 points overall. I'd be happy to work with you on improving your TOEFL score!

Most Popular

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have an M.A. in Linguistics from Syracuse University with a concentration in TESOL (Teaching English as a Second Language). I have been teaching ESL at the college level for the last nine years. During that time, I have taught at Syracuse University, Virginia Tech, and USC. I keep current on my teaching practices by collecting feedback from students, and by attending and presenting at local, regional, and international TESOL conferences.
Writing

Writing

In addition to my own experience writing numerous essays in college and graduate school, I teach effective writing strategies to my ESL students. I can help with many different writing styles and formats, including APA-style research papers.

Other

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I have an M.A. in Linguistics from Syracuse University with a concentration in TESOL (Teaching English as a Second Language). I have been teaching ESL at the college level for the last nine years. During that time, I have taught at Syracuse University, Virginia Tech, and USC. I keep current on my teaching practices by collecting feedback from students, and by attending and presenting at local, regional, and international TESOL conferences.

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have an M.A. in Linguistics from Syracuse University with a concentration in TESOL (Teaching English as a Second Language). I have been teaching ESL at the college level for the last nine years. During that time, I have taught at Syracuse University, Virginia Tech, and USC. I keep current on my teaching practices by collecting feedback from students, and by attending and presenting at local, regional, and international TESOL conferences.
Italian,

Italian

I have a B.A. in Italian from the University of Delaware, where I tutored other students at varying levels of Italian proficiency. I lived in Siena, Italy for six months and return to Italy regularly to keep my language skills current. I have a passion for Italian language and culture!
Writing

Writing

In addition to my own experience writing numerous essays in college and graduate school, I teach effective writing strategies to my ESL students. I can help with many different writing styles and formats, including APA-style research papers.

Test Preparation

IELTS,

IELTS

I've been teaching ESL to college students from all over the world for the last 9 years. In that time, I've worked with dozens of students to improve their IELTS scores in all areas. This year, my top student scored an 8.5 overall. If you're looking for IELTS help, especially in writing, let me know!
TOEFL

TOEFL

I served as a TOEFL Speaking Rater for two years, and I've been teaching ESL and Test Prep at the college level for the last 9 years. My top student this year earned 110 points overall. I'd be happy to work with you on improving your TOEFL score!

Examples of Expertise


Lily has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 19 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Appreciate your class.

I wanted to learn the speaking strategy. You thought me well organized and concrete way. It is quite useful and helpful for the TOEFL. Appreciate all of your help for me.

Yukari, 28 lessons with Lily

Syntax - Lily Knows Syntax!

This is one course i struggle with, especially drawing trees. Lily did an amazing job of guiding me on drawing trees. I am much better at it. Lily is equally knowledgable in other fields of linguistics

Ejiro, 4 lessons with Lily

A Great Pleasure to Work With

It was a great pleasure to work with Lily on my medical school application and interview. Lily is very professional and easy to collaborate with, she has a meticulous work ethic and a wide breadth of knowledge. Lily always provides timely feedback to my questions, and her comments are insightful. I would definitely recommend Lily for others preparing for their medical school application and interview.

ABUDU, 3 lessons with Lily

Experienced tutor

Lily was truly a pleasure to work with. She is both extremely knowledgeable and a consistent source of support. I enjoyed our sessions and felt more confident before test day. I would highly recommend Lily to anyone looking to prepare for the Toefl.

Amanda, 5 lessons with Lily

MBA Application

Lily has been great to work with! She helped me with my personal statement essay, letter to the admissions committee, resume, and helped organize the script for my video essay. She is an expert in writing, editing, and graduate applications. She has patience and takes the time to explain her edits. I will continue to work with Lily during the grad school program... if I get in! Fingers crossed. Thanks Lily!

Gisselle, 8 lessons with Lily

Excellent

This lady knows her stuff!! I had another session with someone else after and it was a disaster. She was patient and thorough.. I will be working with her again, no question !!!

Miss Dylan, 2 lessons with Lily

The Best Teacher for IELTS

She focussed on my weakness of English, not just for the test also in general. Thanks for your help, even before I take the test tomorrow. Encourage all English learners to take her tutoring.

Manho, 4 lessons with Lily

Great tutor!

My favorite part about working with Lily J. Was that we actually collaborated on my essay rather than have it be one sided. She really understood where I was coming from and wanted to make my essay work for me.

Megan, 1 lesson with Lily

She knows what other tutors don't!

Besides working on formal grammar and punctuation, Lily me informed me about important nuances about the writing part of the TOEFL that will save me priceless points. She also pointed out some flows in my writing that I believed were advantages of my writing. She helped me to correct and adjust them, too. There is a big chance she knows what other tutors can not now because they don't have a TOEFL grader's experience.

Elena, 5 lessons with Lily
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$60/hour

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