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Jeffrey W.

Yale/Cambridge/UCB Grad for College Counseling, Writing, Foreign Langs

Yale/Cambridge/UCB Grad for College Counseling, Writing, Foreign Langs

$40/hour

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Dr. Jeffrey W. has lectured and tutored since 2003. He has helped students of all ages, including students in secondary school and college, as well as post grads and professionals. Ask for free tips on college counseling and writing from Dr. W's podcast and blog.

* Academic and Business Writing
* SAT, ACT, and TOEFL preparation
* Personal Statement, Supplementary Questions, and Parents' Essay
* Foreign Languages
* Creative Writing (Fiction, Poetry, and Personal Essay)

Dr. W. will make...

Dr. Jeffrey W. has lectured and tutored since 2003. He has helped students of all ages, including students in secondary school and college, as well as post grads and professionals. Ask for free tips on college counseling and writing from Dr. W's podcast and blog.

* Academic and Business Writing
* SAT, ACT, and TOEFL preparation
* Personal Statement, Supplementary Questions, and Parents' Essay
* Foreign Languages
* Creative Writing (Fiction, Poetry, and Personal Essay)

Dr. W. will make applying to universities in the US and abroad easy. He has years of experience helping students both in the US and foreigners:
*Process overview and preliminary assessment of all areas: academic, extra-curricular, leadership, SAT/ACT scores, and general interests
*Customized college search and selection
*Essay topic selection and editing
*Interview preparation, including mock interviews, and a customized list of student questions
*Resume development and editing

Dr. W. received his BA from Yale, MA from Cambridge, and PhD from UC Berkeley. He taught at the University of California for sixteen years. A writer of fiction and non-fiction, he has received the US White House Commission's Presidential Scholar in the Arts award and Yale's Wallace Prize for the best fiction. Jeffrey has received various fellowships for research, including the Ehrman, Torbett, and Bildner Fellowships. His research has been funded by the Ford-Mellon foundation. He has delivered lectures at Oxford, Yale, the U Penn, U Toronto, UCLA, and Harvard. He was selected to participate in the NYS Writers' Institute Master Fiction workshop. In 2018, Dr. W worked in Beijing for TAL Education, the world's largest educational company, developing and teaching a brand new program in the Humanities for gifted students.

Dr. W. helps students write essays, letters, and business proposals that have led to acceptance at their college, graduate school program, or job of choice. Jeffrey can teach English language and grammar, intermediate and advanced writing, as well as advanced business and critical writing. Jeffrey's ability to speak and interpret in Spanish and Italian also make it easier to work with foreign students.

A native Spanish speaker, Jeffrey taught beginning and intermediate Spanish at UC Berkeley. He has conducted research in Spain many summers at the Archive of the Indies, University of Granada library, Cordoba, and Santiago de Compostela. His dissertation was partially devoted to Miguel de Cervantes' writing.


Education

Yale University
Comparative Literatu
Cambridge University
Masters
University of California, Berkeley
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $40
  • Rate details: Cancellation must be made 24 hours before for full refund. Under 24 hours, you will be charged for a one hour appointment.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Dr. Jeffrey W. has taught writing-intensive courses at UC Berkeley and UC Davis since 2003. He is a highly ranked university lecturer with experience coaching Google executives in conversational and business English. He has developed and taught ESL and writing programs for TAL Education, the largest educational company in the world. He received his PhD from UC Berkeley, MA from Cambridge, and BA from Yale.
Italian,

Italian

Dr. Jeffrey W. received his PhD in Comparative Literature at UC Berkeley with a concentration in Italian, Spanish, and English literature. He received grant support from UC Berkeley to study Italian in Bologna, Italy. He has taught courses in Dante's Divine Comedy and Collodi's Pinocchio, among other well-known Italian literary texts. He has led learning tours to Rome, and has travelled throughout northern and central Italy.
Spanish,

Spanish

Jeffrey taught beginning and intermediate Spanish at UC Berkeley. He has conducted research in Spain many summers at the Archive of the Indies, University of Granada library, Cordoba, and Santiago de Compostela. His dissertation was partially devoted to Miguel de Cervantes' writing.
Grammar

Elementary Education

Grammar, Vocabulary

English

ACT English,

ACT English

Dr. Jeffrey W. has taught English and Comparative Literature at UC Berkeley and UC Davis for fourteen years. He has tutored students to prepare for the ACT and SAT since 2015. Jeffrey holds an undergraduate degree from Yale University, a Masters from the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, an MPhil from the University of Cambridge, and a PhD from UC Berkeley.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Dr. Jeffrey W. has taught writing-intensive courses at UC Berkeley and UC Davis since 2003. He is a highly ranked university lecturer with experience coaching Google executives in conversational and business English. He has developed and taught ESL and writing programs for TAL Education, the largest educational company in the world. He received his PhD from UC Berkeley, MA from Cambridge, and BA from Yale.
English, Grammar, Literature, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing

History

Bible Studies,

Bible Studies

Coursework for the MA in Theology included Old Testament and New Testament Biblical Studies, a course on the Gospel of John, and New Testament Ethics.
Religion,

Religion

MA in Theology with a 3.94 GPA from the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley: coursework included Church History, OT & NT Biblical Studies, Systematic and Constructive Theology, Latin, Medieval Theology, Christian Spirituality, Literature and Religion, and Ethics.
European History, World History

Homeschool

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Dr. Jeffrey W. has taught writing-intensive courses at UC Berkeley and UC Davis since 2003. He is a highly ranked university lecturer with experience coaching Google executives in conversational and business English. He has developed and taught ESL and writing programs for TAL Education, the largest educational company in the world. He received his PhD from UC Berkeley, MA from Cambridge, and BA from Yale.
Spanish,

Spanish

Jeffrey taught beginning and intermediate Spanish at UC Berkeley. He has conducted research in Spain many summers at the Archive of the Indies, University of Granada library, Cordoba, and Santiago de Compostela. His dissertation was partially devoted to Miguel de Cervantes' writing.
English, Writing

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Dr. Jeffrey W. has taught writing-intensive courses at UC Berkeley and UC Davis since 2003. He is a highly ranked university lecturer with experience coaching Google executives in conversational and business English. He has developed and taught ESL and writing programs for TAL Education, the largest educational company in the world. He received his PhD from UC Berkeley, MA from Cambridge, and BA from Yale.
Italian,

Italian

Dr. Jeffrey W. received his PhD in Comparative Literature at UC Berkeley with a concentration in Italian, Spanish, and English literature. He received grant support from UC Berkeley to study Italian in Bologna, Italy. He has taught courses in Dante's Divine Comedy and Collodi's Pinocchio, among other well-known Italian literary texts. He has led learning tours to Rome, and has travelled throughout northern and central Italy.
Spanish,

Spanish

Jeffrey taught beginning and intermediate Spanish at UC Berkeley. He has conducted research in Spain many summers at the Archive of the Indies, University of Granada library, Cordoba, and Santiago de Compostela. His dissertation was partially devoted to Miguel de Cervantes' writing.
TOEFL

Most Popular

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Dr. Jeffrey W. has taught writing-intensive courses at UC Berkeley and UC Davis since 2003. He is a highly ranked university lecturer with experience coaching Google executives in conversational and business English. He has developed and taught ESL and writing programs for TAL Education, the largest educational company in the world. He received his PhD from UC Berkeley, MA from Cambridge, and BA from Yale.
Spanish,

Spanish

Jeffrey taught beginning and intermediate Spanish at UC Berkeley. He has conducted research in Spain many summers at the Archive of the Indies, University of Granada library, Cordoba, and Santiago de Compostela. His dissertation was partially devoted to Miguel de Cervantes' writing.
English, Writing

Other

Bible Studies,

Bible Studies

Coursework for the MA in Theology included Old Testament and New Testament Biblical Studies, a course on the Gospel of John, and New Testament Ethics.
College Counseling,

College Counseling

I have been helping students to choose universities and graduate school programs, applications, essays, financial aid, and interviewing since 2015. I am familiar with boarding schools and universities in the US, UK, Germany, Switzerland, and Spain.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Dr. Jeffrey W. has taught writing-intensive courses at UC Berkeley and UC Davis since 2003. He is a highly ranked university lecturer with experience coaching Google executives in conversational and business English. He has developed and taught ESL and writing programs for TAL Education, the largest educational company in the world. He received his PhD from UC Berkeley, MA from Cambridge, and BA from Yale.
Religion

Religion

MA in Theology with a 3.94 GPA from the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley: coursework included Church History, OT & NT Biblical Studies, Systematic and Constructive Theology, Latin, Medieval Theology, Christian Spirituality, Literature and Religion, and Ethics.

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Dr. Jeffrey W. has taught writing-intensive courses at UC Berkeley and UC Davis since 2003. He is a highly ranked university lecturer with experience coaching Google executives in conversational and business English. He has developed and taught ESL and writing programs for TAL Education, the largest educational company in the world. He received his PhD from UC Berkeley, MA from Cambridge, and BA from Yale.
Italian,

Italian

Dr. Jeffrey W. received his PhD in Comparative Literature at UC Berkeley with a concentration in Italian, Spanish, and English literature. He received grant support from UC Berkeley to study Italian in Bologna, Italy. He has taught courses in Dante's Divine Comedy and Collodi's Pinocchio, among other well-known Italian literary texts. He has led learning tours to Rome, and has travelled throughout northern and central Italy.
Spanish,

Spanish

Jeffrey taught beginning and intermediate Spanish at UC Berkeley. He has conducted research in Spain many summers at the Archive of the Indies, University of Granada library, Cordoba, and Santiago de Compostela. His dissertation was partially devoted to Miguel de Cervantes' writing.
Writing

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

Dr. Jeffrey W. has taught English and Comparative Literature at UC Berkeley and UC Davis for fourteen years. He has tutored students to prepare for the ACT and SAT since 2015. Jeffrey holds an undergraduate degree from Yale University, a Masters from the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, an MPhil from the University of Cambridge, and a PhD from UC Berkeley.
College Counseling,

College Counseling

I have been helping students to choose universities and graduate school programs, applications, essays, financial aid, and interviewing since 2015. I am familiar with boarding schools and universities in the US, UK, Germany, Switzerland, and Spain.
SAT Writing, TOEFL

Examples of Expertise


Jeffrey has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 11 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Dr. Jeffrey is the best at what he does

I am very happy with my lesson with Dr. Jeffrey. I applied to colleges two years ago, but never understood the process entirely, till now. I also finally learned how to tackle the “why us” essays through Dr. Jeffrey’s guidance. Dr. Jeffrey is truly the best at what he does! I feel very lucky and grateful to learn from him.

Dania, 6 lessons with Jeffrey

Very patient tutor

We came in contact with Jeffrey with just 2 days away from the deadline for submission. But in this short period of time he was very spot on and guided my daughter exceedingly well with finalising a top notch essay. Thank you Jeffrey and we hope to work with you again soon.

Sonali, 2 lessons with Jeffrey

Incredibly Insightful, Direct, and Affordable Tutor

Helped me write creative writing and has some of the greatest ideas to make your writing cleaner and unique. His knowledge of classical argumentation and forms is insane and having him leave comments, suggest books to read, and helping create new ideas has been invaluable!!

Braden, 8 lessons with Jeffrey

The best tutor for college application

Jeffrey has helped my daughter so much during her college application. He is very knowledgeable about different colleges and know how to work on the writings with a plan and schedule. And I can tell that he also spent time to review and think about writing before the lessons. This is quite different from other tutors who only start to prepare and think about our needs only during lesson time. That has released so much pressure from my kid's regular school work. Thank you very much. It's a great pleasure to work with you.

Bill, 9 lessons with Jeffrey

Congrats, you have found the right tutor!

There are so many options on Wyzant, but I suggest you waste no more time. Having over 10 hours of tutoring with Jeffrey, I was so lucky to find him. Whether you are looking for help with college applications, academic or creative writing, SAT/ACT prep, foreign languages, and so many other areas that Jeffrey excels at, you will receive top-quality help. Having studied at the top universities around the world, he has profound knowledge in a wide scope of subjects. Personally, I needed college counseling, and I don't know what I would do without him. I have previously gone through many different options for college help, and no one nearly matched the contribution he was able to provide. Form advising the college list to brainstorming sessions for supplementary essays, he helped me every step of the way. Unlike many other services, he is a very hands-on tutor who truly cares about what he does. Dr. Jeffrey W. is an exceptionally accessible and knowledgeable teacher, and I strongly recommend the services he provides!

Andrew, 17 lessons with Jeffrey

Knowledgeable and professional tutor

His comment to my essay is really valuable. My thoughts become clearer and his grammar check is also wonderful. Further, I asked him to polish my draft and he timely checked with me what he found it important to his review so that I can easily understand on his progress.

Masato, 1 lesson with Jeffrey

Patient and knowledgeable

Jeffery is a patient and knowledgeable tutor . He helped me on structuring an essay about Islamic literature. I was impressed that he had so much information on Islamic culture though this is an uncommon topic.

Clementine, 3 lessons with Jeffrey

Summary application

First time had an online lesson and it was went very well! Thanks! Looking forward for the next writing experience together!

Erin, 3 lessons with Jeffrey

Wonderful tutor

Jeffrey worked with me on my personal statement for my college applications and I do not regret choosing him to assist me in the process! His comments and advice catapulted my essay into everything I had hoped it would be. Not only so, he was very prompt in responding and editing/reviewing my essay (which is a lifesaver for us procrastinating teens waiting last minute to submit applications). He is the fresh pair of eyes everyone needs!

M, 2 lessons with Jeffrey
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Jeffrey W.

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