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Cornelia G.

Improve writing skills & perfect college essays.

Improve writing skills & perfect college essays.

$75/hour

  • 260 hours tutoring

  • Bethel, CT 06801

"Supportive, and encouraging. "

Susan, 14 lessons with Cornelia

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About Cornelia


Bio

As an editor and writer with over 30 years of experience in publishing, I can help students improve their writing skills. I've helped students with numerous essays for college and secondary school applications. I can help with SAT/ACT/SSAT/PSAT prep as well.

I also give Scrabble lessons, which help students with their vocabulary, math, and spacial skills.

As an editor and writer with over 30 years of experience in publishing, I can help students improve their writing skills. I've helped students with numerous essays for college and secondary school applications. I can help with SAT/ACT/SSAT/PSAT prep as well.

I also give Scrabble lessons, which help students with their vocabulary, math, and spacial skills.


Education

Hollins College
undergrad
University of Iowa Writers' Workshop
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $75
  • Rate details: Rates will not increase for existing clients.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Bethel, CT 06801
  • Lesson cancellation: 8 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 5/12/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar,

Grammar

I've worked in publishing for years as an editor, so I am an expert on correct grammar.
Proofreading

Proofreading

I've been an editor, copy editor, and proofreader for major publishing houses for over thirty years. I'm currently working freelance for many clients, including top PR firms in the metropolitan area.

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I've worked with elementary school students for the past 15 years, helping my own children (now in college) with their homework and tutoring younger children in math and English skills. I work in three different libraries and one private elementary school with children in 3rd-8th grade, primarily developing their math and vocabulary skills. From simple addition and subtraction, I continue into more complex math skills. The students learn how probability can influence decision-making, ways to solve basic word problems, and methods to solve problems more quickly. I also teach students how to use language correctly and effectively, both in sentence structure and in composing essays. I like to include puzzles and games in my teaching, making the lesson entertaining for the student as well as educational. Scrabble, for example, can reinforce math skills and introduce vocabulary. I have an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, and I have worked as an editor for over thirty years.
Grammar,

Grammar

I've worked in publishing for years as an editor, so I am an expert on correct grammar.
Reading,

Reading

I've worked helping students improve their reading skills for the past fifteen years.
Vocabulary

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I have taught numerous students how to prepare for the ACT English test with excellent results. I teach composition at a NYC college and am a great source for grammar tips and reading strategies.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I've helped kids prepare for the SAT and ACT tests and they've done very well. I can help kids improve their speed and accuracy in answering the reading questions.
English,

English

I have an MFA in English from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, plus a BA from Hollins College, where I majored in a combination of English, Film, and Theater. I work as a writer and editor, so I have excellent experience in correcting faulty grammar and making writing more clear.
Grammar,

Grammar

I've worked in publishing for years as an editor, so I am an expert on correct grammar.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I've been an editor, copy editor, and proofreader for major publishing houses for over thirty years. I'm currently working freelance for many clients, including top PR firms in the metropolitan area.
Reading,

Reading

I've worked helping students improve their reading skills for the past fifteen years.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have helped numerous students prepare for the SAT reading and writing sections, with excellent results. I help the students understand how to approach the various questions and avoid the traps set by the test. I also help students with the essay portion of the SAT so they are able to write a strong essay within the time constraints of the test.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I have been helping students with the SAT Writing sections for many years with excellent results. I specialize in helping students with their essays.
Writing,

Writing

A graduate of the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, I have worked for many years as an editor and writer for major New York City publishing houses. As a mother of triplets (now in college), I have helped students with reading and writing for years, and I have particular expertise in helping students with essays. I have an MFA in creative writing.
Vocabulary

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I've worked with elementary school students for the past 15 years, helping my own children (now in college) with their homework and tutoring younger children in math and English skills. I work in three different libraries and one private elementary school with children in 3rd-8th grade, primarily developing their math and vocabulary skills. From simple addition and subtraction, I continue into more complex math skills. The students learn how probability can influence decision-making, ways to solve basic word problems, and methods to solve problems more quickly. I also teach students how to use language correctly and effectively, both in sentence structure and in composing essays. I like to include puzzles and games in my teaching, making the lesson entertaining for the student as well as educational. Scrabble, for example, can reinforce math skills and introduce vocabulary. I have an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, and I have worked as an editor for over thirty years.
English,

English

I have an MFA in English from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, plus a BA from Hollins College, where I majored in a combination of English, Film, and Theater. I work as a writer and editor, so I have excellent experience in correcting faulty grammar and making writing more clear.
Reading,

Reading

I've worked helping students improve their reading skills for the past fifteen years.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have helped numerous students prepare for the SAT reading and writing sections, with excellent results. I help the students understand how to approach the various questions and avoid the traps set by the test. I also help students with the essay portion of the SAT so they are able to write a strong essay within the time constraints of the test.
Writing

Writing

A graduate of the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, I have worked for many years as an editor and writer for major New York City publishing houses. As a mother of triplets (now in college), I have helped students with reading and writing for years, and I have particular expertise in helping students with essays. I have an MFA in creative writing.

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I've worked with elementary school students for the past 15 years, helping my own children (now in college) with their homework and tutoring younger children in math and English skills. I work in three different libraries and one private elementary school with children in 3rd-8th grade, primarily developing their math and vocabulary skills. From simple addition and subtraction, I continue into more complex math skills. The students learn how probability can influence decision-making, ways to solve basic word problems, and methods to solve problems more quickly. I also teach students how to use language correctly and effectively, both in sentence structure and in composing essays. I like to include puzzles and games in my teaching, making the lesson entertaining for the student as well as educational. Scrabble, for example, can reinforce math skills and introduce vocabulary. I have an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, and I have worked as an editor for over thirty years.
English,

English

I have an MFA in English from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, plus a BA from Hollins College, where I majored in a combination of English, Film, and Theater. I work as a writer and editor, so I have excellent experience in correcting faulty grammar and making writing more clear.
Reading,

Reading

I've worked helping students improve their reading skills for the past fifteen years.
Writing

Writing

A graduate of the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, I have worked for many years as an editor and writer for major New York City publishing houses. As a mother of triplets (now in college), I have helped students with reading and writing for years, and I have particular expertise in helping students with essays. I have an MFA in creative writing.

Other

College Counseling

College Counseling

I have helped students research and apply to colleges. I have a good sense of the differences between many colleges and have visited approximately thirty colleges in the past two years. My specialty is helping students with college essays. My background as an editor for the past thirty years helps give me the ability to improve students' work while letting their unique voice still speak. My own sons are at the University of Chicago, one of the top universities in the United States. When they were accepted, the admissions officers commented on the excellence of their essays. This past year I helped several students with all of their college applications, shepherding them through this complicated process. From analyzing each school for "fit" to assuring that each application adequately demonstrates interest, I helped these students present themselves at their best to increase the probability for acceptance. I look forward to helping more students with the college-admission process.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I've worked with elementary school students for the past 15 years, helping my own children (now in college) with their homework and tutoring younger children in math and English skills. I work in three different libraries and one private elementary school with children in 3rd-8th grade, primarily developing their math and vocabulary skills. From simple addition and subtraction, I continue into more complex math skills. The students learn how probability can influence decision-making, ways to solve basic word problems, and methods to solve problems more quickly. I also teach students how to use language correctly and effectively, both in sentence structure and in composing essays. I like to include puzzles and games in my teaching, making the lesson entertaining for the student as well as educational. Scrabble, for example, can reinforce math skills and introduce vocabulary. I have an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, and I have worked as an editor for over thirty years.
Reading,

Reading

I've worked helping students improve their reading skills for the past fifteen years.
Writing

Writing

A graduate of the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, I have worked for many years as an editor and writer for major New York City publishing houses. As a mother of triplets (now in college), I have helped students with reading and writing for years, and I have particular expertise in helping students with essays. I have an MFA in creative writing.

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I have taught numerous students how to prepare for the ACT English test with excellent results. I teach composition at a NYC college and am a great source for grammar tips and reading strategies.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I've helped kids prepare for the SAT and ACT tests and they've done very well. I can help kids improve their speed and accuracy in answering the reading questions.
College Counseling,

College Counseling

I have helped students research and apply to colleges. I have a good sense of the differences between many colleges and have visited approximately thirty colleges in the past two years. My specialty is helping students with college essays. My background as an editor for the past thirty years helps give me the ability to improve students' work while letting their unique voice still speak. My own sons are at the University of Chicago, one of the top universities in the United States. When they were accepted, the admissions officers commented on the excellence of their essays. This past year I helped several students with all of their college applications, shepherding them through this complicated process. From analyzing each school for "fit" to assuring that each application adequately demonstrates interest, I helped these students present themselves at their best to increase the probability for acceptance. I look forward to helping more students with the college-admission process.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have helped numerous students prepare for the SAT reading and writing sections, with excellent results. I help the students understand how to approach the various questions and avoid the traps set by the test. I also help students with the essay portion of the SAT so they are able to write a strong essay within the time constraints of the test.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I have been helping students with the SAT Writing sections for many years with excellent results. I specialize in helping students with their essays.
PSAT, SSAT

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (69 ratings)
5 star
(61)
4 star
(8)
3 star
(0)
2 star
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1 star
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Reviews


Recommendation letter review

Cornelia is an excellent reviewer! Fast and accurate...Great job!

Natalie, 2 lessons with Cornelia

Patient, knowledgeable, reliable and very responsive

Patient, knowledgeable, reliable and very responsive. My son loved working with Cornelia on his college essay writing and resume. We feel she made a big difference. We would defiantly recommend her.

Anup, 6 lessons with Cornelia

Very helpful tutor

Cornelia helped me with my college essay. She edited my essay and stated ways to improve my writing. I really appreciate her patience and feedback. I look forward to working with her in the future.

Ruth, 3 lessons with Cornelia

Knowledgeable!

Cornelia demonstrates excellent editing & formatting skills in a timely manner. Cornelia consistently communicates & will continue to be my first choice for future projects.

Danette, 4 lessons with Cornelia

Knows her stuff

Knows her stuff, able to home in on weaknesses and prepare appropriate lessons to address them. Very personable and great teaching demeanor. My son responded very well to her approach. Thank you, Cornelia!

Peter, 2 lessons with Cornelia

Very thorough tutor

Cornelia is a very thorough and patient tutor. She is helping my son prepare for an upcoming test and her knowledge and understanding of the structure and content of the test is extremely helpful.

Gregory, 6 lessons with Cornelia

Knowledgeable

Elizabeth was somewhat satisfied with her initial lesson. She felt the initial connection was not strong and was not as lively as she had hoped for. She says the tutor was knowledgeable but she felt the chemistry was not there. Thank you for your time.

Wai, 1 lesson with Cornelia
Tutor responded:

Sorry it didn't work out. Best of luck to Elizabeth on her SAT!

Targets and improves weak areas through patient focus

Cornelia is a patient tutor that focuses in on our son's needs, supports and reviews. I can hear his confidence improve with each session. Her empathy with him also has I believe gone a long way to show him that others have same issues but review and practice make reading and comprehensive a challenge but not an obstacle. Thanks Cornelia

Darlene, 9 lessons with Cornelia

$75/hour

Cornelia G.

$75/hour

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