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Sharpen English and drawing skills with this chill, nerdy tutor
Emily S.

8 hours tutoring

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Hourly Rate: $40

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Emily S.'s Photo

Sharpen English and drawing skills with this chill, nerdy tutor
Sharpen English and drawing skills with this chill, nerdy tutor
Emily S.

8 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

8 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

About Emily


Bio

Whether you need to learn how to make your writing ring true to your personal voice, how to analyze a story or essay, or what a semicolon does, you've come to the right tutor!

To me, communicating knowledge is like solving a puzzle— the most fulfilling and satisfying puzzle there is to solve. Make no mistake: I have the education (graduated summa cum laude— that's "with highest honors" —in English) and I have the experience (3+ years of classroom teaching, including SAT prep classes...

Whether you need to learn how to make your writing ring true to your personal voice, how to analyze a story or essay, or what a semicolon does, you've come to the right tutor!

To me, communicating knowledge is like solving a puzzle— the most fulfilling and satisfying puzzle there is to solve. Make no mistake: I have the education (graduated summa cum laude— that's "with highest honors" —in English) and I have the experience (3+ years of classroom teaching, including SAT prep classes specifically, and 7+ years of tutoring). But the best I can offer you is my ability to tailor my approach to how each student learns. Like Mary Poppins, I try to find the "spoonful of sugar" in any task, educational or otherwise, and my tutoring style involves helping students learn to find or create that element of fun for themselves.

I can tutor elementary through college English and writing, but I work best at the high school level. The language arts sections of the SAT (Reading, Writing & Language, Essay) are my specialty. I also coach students on drafting and refining their essays. And I'm an artist, so I'd be happy to provide guidance in drawing and other artistic endeavors! If you think I'm a good fit for you or your child, contact me and we'll set things up.

Please note that due to contract obligations with a local tutoring agency, I am unable to tutor locally (in the Sacramento region). Remote tutoring can be a drag, but as I'm a hobbyist video producer and editor, I have the equipment and experience to be engaging on camera and make good use of the technology at hand. Wyzant's remote tutoring toolkit is robust and promising, so I'm excited to work with it.


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Saint Mary's College of California
English

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Art

Drawing

Drawing

I don't go a day without drawing. I currently work as a freelance artist, bringing character designs to life with thoughtful detail and eye-catching expressions. My skills mainly lie in digital painting programs, but I have dabbled in many artistic fields and media and I'm constantly learning.

Corporate Training

Grammar

Elementary Education

Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have taught the language arts sections of the SAT for more than 6 years, and during that time I have familiarized myself with the patterns of the test's passages, questions, and answers. Working with a variety of students has clued me in to both common errors and obstacles unique to each test-taker. I coach students in how to approach the Reading passages and questions, identify patterns among right and wrong answers, and build reading habits that will strengthen their momentum and comprehension.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I have taught the language arts sections of the SAT for more than 6 years, and during that time I have familiarized myself with the patterns of the test's passages, questions, and answers. Working with a variety of students has clued me in to both common errors and obstacles unique to each test-taker. I coach students in how to tackle the Writing test efficiently, notice patterns among questions they miss, and understand the reasoning behind the often confusing grammar and style choices. In addition to the Writing and Language section, I also coach the Essay section. I show students the ropes of rhetorical analysis and some of the key elements they will need to identify and analyze. The Essay requirements often catch students off-guard if they are not used to writing rhetorical analysis, so I'm used to starting from square one.
ACT English, English, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing

Homeschool

SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have taught the language arts sections of the SAT for more than 6 years, and during that time I have familiarized myself with the patterns of the test's passages, questions, and answers. Working with a variety of students has clued me in to both common errors and obstacles unique to each test-taker. I coach students in how to approach the Reading passages and questions, identify patterns among right and wrong answers, and build reading habits that will strengthen their momentum and comprehension.
English, Spelling, Writing

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English, Writing

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Writing

Test Preparation

SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have taught the language arts sections of the SAT for more than 6 years, and during that time I have familiarized myself with the patterns of the test's passages, questions, and answers. Working with a variety of students has clued me in to both common errors and obstacles unique to each test-taker. I coach students in how to approach the Reading passages and questions, identify patterns among right and wrong answers, and build reading habits that will strengthen their momentum and comprehension.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I have taught the language arts sections of the SAT for more than 6 years, and during that time I have familiarized myself with the patterns of the test's passages, questions, and answers. Working with a variety of students has clued me in to both common errors and obstacles unique to each test-taker. I coach students in how to tackle the Writing test efficiently, notice patterns among questions they miss, and understand the reasoning behind the often confusing grammar and style choices. In addition to the Writing and Language section, I also coach the Essay section. I show students the ropes of rhetorical analysis and some of the key elements they will need to identify and analyze. The Essay requirements often catch students off-guard if they are not used to writing rhetorical analysis, so I'm used to starting from square one.
ACT English

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Emily has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 6 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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