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Jennifer D.

Patient and Good-Humored Cornell Grad for Literary Enrichment, SAT/ACT

Patient and Good-Humored Cornell Grad for Literary Enrichment, SAT/ACT

$60/hour

  • 1,368 hours tutoring

About Jennifer


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I earned my degree from Cornell University in Comparative Literature, a major that requires extensive training in literary analysis, theory, and articulation of complex ideas. The ability to express myself with clarity, earnestness, and effective force is perhaps the most important thing I’ve gained, and I take great pleasure in in coaching students to do the same.

Although my primary focus is on literary essays for high school and college writers, I also specialize in...

I earned my degree from Cornell University in Comparative Literature, a major that requires extensive training in literary analysis, theory, and articulation of complex ideas. The ability to express myself with clarity, earnestness, and effective force is perhaps the most important thing I’ve gained, and I take great pleasure in in coaching students to do the same.

Although my primary focus is on literary essays for high school and college writers, I also specialize in Reading/Writing/Science/Essay for SAT and ACT. I begin with fundamental skills and then go in depth to explain the mindset of the test makers, with particular focus on the wording of questions. As students gain independence, I have them articulate their problem solving, make study guides, and zero in on their individual challenges when test-taking. I’ve seen great improvement in confidence as well as scores with this method.

I always prepare thoroughly for my sessions with students with any necessary background research or individualized worksheets. During our time together, I try to keep the interaction energetic, efficient, and, if at all possible, entertaining. Part of the pleasure in teaching is acclimating to the unique psychology of each student, and discovering what tactics or topics seem to awaken them. I like to give students the confidence to value their innate responses to the world, as well as to put their ideas in a broader perspective.

Feel free to contact me. I'm open to any questions, and will always respond promptly.


Education

Cornell University
Comparative Literatu

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  • Hourly Rate: $60
  • Rate details: I'm willing to offer discounts for multiple hour lessons, or multiple lessons per week.
  • Lesson cancellation: 3 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 7/26/2017

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Subjects

Art

Art History

Elementary Education

Reading, Vocabulary

English

ACT English,

ACT English

After a year tutoring students of all abilities, I have learned that every student needs individualized attention. That said, I always start by working on observational and memory skills while reading. On average, my students would improve their scores by 3-5 points after 5 weeks of tutoring.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I have tutored around 20 students in this subject, and regularly saw a 3 point increase after a dew sessions. As a Literature major, reading efficiently and incisively has become a well practiced skill. When teaching students, I emphasize the effectiveness of strategies such as underlining, summarizing, and reading aloud to improve their observations and memory.
Literature,

Literature

After so much time spent studying literature, it continues to be a fascinating and rewarding subject that I love to teach and discuss. I like to start by emphasizing rhetorical analysis skills and then move to helping students developing themes and ideas. It is the combination of reading closely and thinking independently that makes literature so exciting.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

In addition to having passed the test myself at sufficient levels to enter the Ivy League, I also have a year's experience teaching SAT Reading to high school students of all levels through a local tutoring agency.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

After tutoring students of all abilities for over a year, I have discovered that a student's difficulty with SAT writing is often not as straightforward as it seems. Although SAT writing often seems like a complex tangle of grammar rules, it is SAT's style of posing questions that presents the most difficulty, and in my tutoring, I focus on reading questions carefully to find the clues SAT has left.
Writing,

Writing

Completing my major has involved countless hours of producing focused, organized and driven writing. Since highschool, my own writing has evolved immensely, and the problems that I and other highschoolers had have become more clear. In my tutoring, I emphasize thinking out the essay beforehand, planning carefully, and writing with intention and clarity.
English, Reading, Vocabulary

History

Art History, Social Studies, World History

Homeschool

SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

In addition to having passed the test myself at sufficient levels to enter the Ivy League, I also have a year's experience teaching SAT Reading to high school students of all levels through a local tutoring agency.
Writing,

Writing

Completing my major has involved countless hours of producing focused, organized and driven writing. Since highschool, my own writing has evolved immensely, and the problems that I and other highschoolers had have become more clear. In my tutoring, I emphasize thinking out the essay beforehand, planning carefully, and writing with intention and clarity.
English, Reading

Most Popular

Writing,

Writing

Completing my major has involved countless hours of producing focused, organized and driven writing. Since highschool, my own writing has evolved immensely, and the problems that I and other highschoolers had have become more clear. In my tutoring, I emphasize thinking out the essay beforehand, planning carefully, and writing with intention and clarity.
English, Reading

Science

ACT Science

Summer

Writing,

Writing

Completing my major has involved countless hours of producing focused, organized and driven writing. Since highschool, my own writing has evolved immensely, and the problems that I and other highschoolers had have become more clear. In my tutoring, I emphasize thinking out the essay beforehand, planning carefully, and writing with intention and clarity.
Reading

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

After a year tutoring students of all abilities, I have learned that every student needs individualized attention. That said, I always start by working on observational and memory skills while reading. On average, my students would improve their scores by 3-5 points after 5 weeks of tutoring.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I have tutored around 20 students in this subject, and regularly saw a 3 point increase after a dew sessions. As a Literature major, reading efficiently and incisively has become a well practiced skill. When teaching students, I emphasize the effectiveness of strategies such as underlining, summarizing, and reading aloud to improve their observations and memory.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

In addition to having passed the test myself at sufficient levels to enter the Ivy League, I also have a year's experience teaching SAT Reading to high school students of all levels through a local tutoring agency.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

After tutoring students of all abilities for over a year, I have discovered that a student's difficulty with SAT writing is often not as straightforward as it seems. Although SAT writing often seems like a complex tangle of grammar rules, it is SAT's style of posing questions that presents the most difficulty, and in my tutoring, I focus on reading questions carefully to find the clues SAT has left.
ACT Science

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excellent teacher

Jennifer has been helping my daughter to prepare for the SAT reading/writing portion. We are very pleased with her teaching methods, her experience, and professionalism, overall we highly recommend her.

Andrea, 31 lessons with Jennifer

excellent teacher

Jennifer has been helping my daughter to prepare for the SAT reading/writing portion. We are very pleased with her teaching methods, her experience, and professionalism, overall we highly recommend her.

Andrea, 31 lessons with Jennifer

excellent teacher

Jennifer has been helping my daughter to prepare for the SAT reading/writing portion. We are very pleased with her teaching methods, her experience, and professionalism, overall we highly recommend her.

Andrea, 31 lessons with Jennifer

A great start!

Jennifer has put me in a path to succeed and improve my test scores! I look forward to our next sessions. She is very thorough and sent along a ton of learning aids for me to work with during the week.

John, 5 lessons with Jennifer

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Jennifer is a great tutor. She knows exactly what my kid is lack of and finds the best way to help! She is flexible about changing less schedule as well. I would highly recommend Jennifer!

Jen, 44 lessons with Jennifer

Excellent!!!

Jennifer helped my daughter edit her essay and did a great job. For anyone who needs help on English reading or writing, Jennifer is definitely highly recommended!!!

Virginia, 17 lessons with Jennifer

Amazing tutor!

Jennifer went into depth about topics I had trouble on. She provided another practice test (other than the 8 she previously attached) and went over the problems missed and gave general tips. She also typed up some notes during the lesson regarding topics I needed more clarification on, such as modifier questions, colons, semicolons, active and passive subjects, etc. She is very thorough and she helps me through all the problems I had with the reading and writing/grammar sections of the SAT.

Ses, 8 lessons with Jennifer

Extremely Helpful and Amazing Teacher

Jennifer has been my tutor for the past few weeks, helping me on my college applications. She edited my essays and guided me through almost 20 to 30 college applications. Jennifer is an amazing teacher and I am so thankful for her. I loved working with her and learning from her. I would recommend Jennifer to anyone who wants to improve the way they write, work on quality essay writing, and seeks a patient and resourceful teacher.

Anu, 19 lessons with Jennifer

Helps You Get it DONE

I was struggling with an essay and just could not get it done. I had two lessons with Jennifer and produced a quality paper! This was my first time working with a tutor online and I could not be happier with the experience.

Carrie, 2 lessons with Jennifer

Knowledgeable and good attitude

She taught English. She is knowledgeable and knows how to teach students in terms of analysis and key points. She also provides variable viewpoints. She also leads the teaching to fit students.

Ki, 6 lessons with Jennifer
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