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Andrea C.

Stamford, CT

$120/hour

Life Changing Writing Coach

Background check passed as of 12/6/13
5.0 average from 209 ratings
Experienced and have great ideas
— Ning-yang, Stamford, CT on 6/6/16

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Georgetown University
History
Teachers College, Columbia Univ.
Master's

Education

Georgetown University (History)

Teachers College, Columbia Univ. (Master's)

About Andrea

This is my tenth year as a tutor in Social Studies and English, and twelfth year in college admissions. I have worked for Georgetown, Cambridge, William and Mary, Johns Hopkins, Columbia, several public and private schools, and numerous individual families in the NYC Metro Area. My training and experience in social studies education, literacy education, and college admissions, enables me to be an effective writing / humanities / literacy coach and college admissions consultant.

This NYS & CT certified teacher, experienced tutor whose students achieve great successes, former member of the Cambridge U. editorial team, former UConn Adjunct, and Georgetown interviewer, would love to help you become a better writer and student!

Do you struggle with writing or organization?
Are you looking for an experienced writing, literature, grammar, vocabulary acquisition, history, government, academic research, and analysis tutor who customizes instruction to maximize success?

Do you want to maximize your chances for admission to your best fit colleges?
Do you want to shine the best light on your unique, individual story in your personal statement?

I'd love to discuss my services with you!!
This is my tenth year as a tutor in Social Studies and English, and twelfth year in college admissions. I have worked for Georgetown, Cambridge, William and Mary, Johns Hopkins, Columbia, several public and private Read more

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24 hours notice required
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Travels within 10 miles of Stamford, CT 06902
Background Check: Passed

"Experienced and have great ideas"

- Ning-yang, Stamford, CT on 6/6/16

"Patient and eager to teach"

- Seema, Wilton, CT on 6/2/15

"Excellent Tutor"

- Sazia, Oyster Bay, NY on 8/26/14

"Resourceful and Knowledgeable"

- Nancy, Roslyn Heights, NY on 6/2/14

"Great Tutor"

- Kathy, East Setauket, NY on 4/15/14

"Great tutor!"

- Suzanne, Huntington, NY on 3/4/14

"Perfect tutor!! Doesn't come better!"

- Alanna, Jericho, NY on 12/8/12

"Great tutor"

- Sandra, Huntington Station, NY on 9/21/12

"My Daughter Loved Andrea"

- Maryann, Levittown, NY on 5/17/12
Test Preparation:
College Counseling
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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American History

A product of the Georgetown, Cambridge, W&M, and Columbia TC history programs, this is my tenth year as a history teacher and tutor.

As a teacher, I have helped students of all abilities to significantly improve their writing, study techniques, critical / analytical thinking abilities, grammar, and reading comprehension. Almost all of my tutoring students have become A-level students in all of their humanities courses and exams, including Regents, AP and college courses. I also specialize in middle school education. I am constantly updating and refreshing my skills and lessons, as well as customizing my instruction, to ensure the success of all students!

Numerous educators, who are familiar with my students, their struggles, and their subsequent accomplishments, have commented on the strengths of my customized sessions, which highlight students' strengths, target students' weaknesses, reflect student interests, and accommodate students' individual needs in order to maximize the positive results.

My students tend to be extremely happy with my tutoring, and their grades and scores improve, often by a very large amount!

College Counseling

This is my twelfth year working in higher education. My past employers include Cambridge, Georgetown, William and Mary, and Johns Hopkins, as well as numerous individual families in the NYC Metro Area. I am also affiliated with UConn and Future 5. My training in college admissions, writing, editing / proofreading, market research, higher education administration, and social studies education, plus my experience teaching History and English Language Arts to a wide variety of students, enables me to be an effective and successful writing coach and college admissions consultant.

As a current interviewer for Georgetown, research assistant to a prominent college admissions consultant for Ivy bound applicants, and staff member at two small, successful, college counseling organizations, which focus on matching students to their genuinely best fit schools, I have worked on both sides of the application process and hold an excellent client placement record. Whether you need help with creating a list of summer programs and scholarships; choosing potential colleges to investigate and visit; planning those visits; improving your English Test Prep skills; preparing for interviews; exploring interest areas; brainstorming, drafting and polishing your personal statement, short answers, essays, and videos; inquiring about special programs; deciding where to apply; filling in actual applications; and/or applying for financial aid and scholarships; I'd love to help you and your family.

Numerous educators, who are familiar with my students, their struggles, and their subsequent accomplishments, have commented on the strengths of my customized writing coaching sessions, which highlight students' strengths, target students' weaknesses, reflect student interests, and accommodate students' individual needs in order to maximize the positive results.

My recent college consulting clients, who reflect a wide variety of academic abilities, have all been accepted by at least one, if not several, of their reach, but excellent fit, schools. These colleges and universities include: Boston College, Carnegie Mellon, U. Chicago, U. Colorado-Boulder, Columbia, Connecticut College, UConn, Cornell, Dartmouth, Duke, Georgetown, Johns Hopkins, U. Michigan, NYU Stern, UNC Chapel Hill, Penn State, Purdue, Redlands, Rollins, San Diego State, Stony Brook, UC Davis, and UC Riverside.

English

Looking for a trained and experienced literacy (reading and writing) instructor to help you with a regular-level 6th-12th English course? or perhaps a standardized test- ISEE, SSAT, ACT, or SAT?

Besides being one of the first to tutor for the NYS English high school Common Core exam, and a successful tutor for the ELA sections of the ACT, SAT, ISEE, and SSAT, I taught regular English to grades 7-12 in a CT private school for two years before deciding to focus on one-on-one instruction. As a result, I can help you to improve your writing, reading comprehension, literary analysis, public speaking, and/or listening skills.

As a teacher, I have helped students of all abilities to significantly improve their writing, study techniques, critical / analytical thinking abilities, grammar, and reading comprehension. Almost all of my tutoring students have become A-level students in all of their humanities courses and exams, including Regents, AP and college courses. I also specialize in middle school education. I am constantly updating and refreshing my skills and lessons, as well as customizing my instruction, to ensure the success of all students!

Numerous educators, who are familiar with my students, their struggles, and their subsequent accomplishments, have commented on the strengths of my customized sessions, which highlight students' strengths, target students' weaknesses, reflect student interests, and accommodate students' individual needs in order to maximize the positive results.

My students tend to be extremely happy with my tutoring, and their grades and scores improve, often by a very large amount!

European History

Are you looking for help with AP European History, Western Civilization I & II, or a European History elective? Look no further!

As a student of European history during college, experienced tutor of AP Euro, and certified Adjunct Instructor for UConn's Modern Western Traditions course, I have extensive knowledge to draw upon while helping you to improve your analytical abilities, develop better study skills, ace your essays, and make sense of all those details! A product of the Georgetown, Cambridge, W&M, and Columbia TC history programs, this is my tenth year as a history teacher and tutor.

The combination of my own studies and my teaching experiences allows me to draw upon extensive content knowledge, while helping you to become a better reader, memorizer, analyzer, and writer, so that you ace your class discussions, essays, presentations, research projects, and exams!

As a teacher, I have helped students of all abilities to significantly improve their writing, study techniques, critical / analytical thinking abilities, grammar, and reading comprehension. Almost all of my tutoring students have become A-level students in all of their humanities courses and exams, including Regents, AP and college courses. I also specialize in middle school education. I am constantly updating and refreshing my skills and lessons, as well as customizing my instruction, to ensure the success of all my students!

Numerous educators, who are familiar with my students, their struggles, and their subsequent accomplishments, have commented on the strengths of my customized sessions, which highlight students' strengths, target students' weaknesses, reflect student interests, and accommodate students' individual needs in order to maximize the positive results.

My students tend to be extremely happy with my tutoring, and their grades and scores improve, often by a very large amount!

Government & Politics

A product of the Georgetown, Cambridge, and Columbia TC social studies/sciences programs, this is my tenth year as a government teacher and tutor. I have experience teaching U.S. Government, International Relations, and Comparative Government courses for middle school, high school, and college students.

As a former Congressional intern, Congressional employee, and staff member at a public policy organization, I am quite familiar with how our own government works. In addition, my graduate level coursework in International Affairs provided insights into the U.S. government, democratization efforts around the world, political philosophy, and several other forms of government, both past and present.

As a teacher, I have helped students of all abilities to significantly improve their writing, study techniques, critical / analytical thinking abilities, grammar, and reading comprehension. Almost all of my tutoring students have become A-level students in all of their humanities courses and exams, including Regents, AP and college courses. I also specialize in middle school education. I am constantly updating and refreshing my skills and lessons, as well as customizing my instruction, to ensure the success of all students.

Numerous educators, who are familiar with my students, their struggles, and their subsequent accomplishments, have commented on the strengths of my customized sessions, which highlight students' strengths, target students' weaknesses, reflect student interests, and accommodate students' individual needs in order to maximize the positive results.

Grammar

As a middle and high school English teacher, I taught grammar on an almost daily basis! I draw upon a concise, but very insightful and thorough, workbook series, plus many custom lessons and activities. My comments and feedback on written work also include grammar corrections. Students with whom I have worked one-on-one gained an understanding of the grammatical rules and exceptions, and now follow correct usage when writing.

As a teacher, I have helped students of all abilities. Almost all of my tutoring students have become A-level students in all of their humanities courses and exams, including Regents, AP and college courses. I also specialize in middle school education. I am constantly updating and refreshing my skills and lessons, as well as customizing my instruction, to ensure the success of all students!

Numerous educators, who are familiar with my students, their struggles, and their subsequent accomplishments, have commented on the strengths of my customized sessions, which highlight students' strengths, target students' weaknesses, reflect student interests, and accommodate students' individual needs in order to maximize the positive results.

My students tend to be extremely happy with my tutoring, and their grades and scores improve, often by a very large amount!

Political Science

A product of the Georgetown, Cambridge, W&M, and Columbia TC social studies/sciences programs, this is my tenth year as a government teacher and tutor. I have experience teaching U.S. Government, International Relations, and Comparative Government courses for middle school, high school, and college students.

As a former Congressional intern, Congressional employee, and staff member at a public policy organization, I am quite familiar with how our own government works! In addition, my graduate level coursework in International Affairs provided insights into the U.S. government, democratization efforts around the world, political philosophy, and several other forms of government, both past and present.

As a teacher, I have helped students of all abilities to significantly improve their writing, study techniques, critical / analytical thinking abilities, grammar, and reading comprehension. Almost all of my tutoring students have become A-level students in all of their humanities courses and exams, including Regents, AP and college courses. I also specialize in middle school education. I am constantly updating and refreshing my skills and lessons, as well as customizing my instruction, to ensure the success of all students.

Numerous educators, who are familiar with my students, their struggles, and their subsequent accomplishments, have commented on the strengths of my customized sessions, which highlight students' strengths, target students' weaknesses, reflect student interests, and accommodate students' individual needs in order to maximize the positive results.

My students tend to be extremely happy with my tutoring, and their grades and scores improve, often by a very large amount.

Proofreading

Do you need an expert proofreader to check your written assignments and provide suggested changes? Do you want to know why those changes are correct, so that you can learn from your mistakes and hopefully not repeat them? Do you want suggestions regarding additions, reorganization, and use of rhetorical (persuasive) strategies, in addition to grammatical suggestions? If you answered yes to these questions, please contact me!

Social Studies

A product of the Georgetown, Cambridge, W&M, and Columbia TC social studies / social sciences programs, this is my tenth year as a history teacher and tutor.

The combination of my own studies and my teaching experiences allows me to draw upon extensive content knowledge, while helping you to become a better reader, memorizer, analyzer, and writer, so that you ace your class discussions, essays, presentations, research projects, and exams.

As a teacher, I have helped students of all abilities to significantly improve their writing, study techniques, critical / analytical thinking abilities, grammar, and reading comprehension. Almost all of my tutoring students have become A-level students in all of their humanities courses and exams, including Regents, AP and college courses. I also specialize in middle school education. I am constantly updating and refreshing my skills and lessons, as well as customizing my instruction, to ensure the success of all my students!

Numerous educators, who are familiar with my students, their struggles, and their subsequent accomplishments, have commented on the strengths of my customized sessions, which highlight students' strengths, target students' weaknesses, reflect student interests, and accommodate students' individual needs in order to maximize the positive results.

My students tend to be extremely happy with my tutoring, and their grades and scores improve, often by a very large amount!

Vocabulary

Whether you are in middle school or high school, concerned about your English scores on a particular standardized test or trying to better understand course readings, I can help you to greatly expand your vocabulary knowledge, using more than one fun method! After working with me, you will sound more intelligent, and know how to readily absorb terms and new vocabulary throughout your life!

This is my tenth year as a literacy teacher and tutor.
I have experience teaching middle school, high school, and college students. I have found that vocabulary skills are key to success on both standardized reading and writing assessments, as well as in the college admissions and job application processes.

As a teacher, I have helped students of all abilities. Almost all of my tutoring students have become A-level students in all of their humanities courses and exams, including Regents, AP and college courses. I also specialize in middle school education. I am constantly updating and refreshing my skills and lessons, as well as customizing my instruction, to ensure the success of all students!

Numerous educators, who are familiar with my students, their struggles, and their subsequent accomplishments, have commented on the strengths of my customized sessions, which highlight students' strengths, target students' weaknesses, reflect student interests, and accommodate students' individual needs in order to maximize the positive results.

My students tend to be extremely happy with my tutoring, and their grades and scores improve, often by a very large amount!

World History

A product of the Georgetown, Cambridge, W&M, and Columbia TC history programs, this is my tenth year as a history teacher and tutor. World History has always been my specialty. My lessons are a mix of regional focus projects and cross-regional comparisons within a time period.

The combination of my own studies and my teaching experiences allows me to draw upon extensive content knowledge, while helping you to become a better reader, memorizer, analyzer, and writer, so that you ace your class discussions, essays, presentations, research projects, and exams!

As a teacher, I have helped students of all abilities to significantly improve their writing, study techniques, critical / analytical thinking abilities, grammar, and reading comprehension. Almost all of my tutoring students have become A-level students in all of their humanities courses and exams, including Regents, AP and college courses. I also specialize in middle school education, and am certified as an adjunct professor at UConn. I am constantly updating and refreshing my skills and lessons, as well as customizing my instruction, to ensure the success of all my students!

Numerous educators, who are familiar with my students, their struggles, and their subsequent accomplishments, have commented on the strengths of my customized sessions, which highlight students' strengths, target students' weaknesses, reflect student interests, and accommodate students' individual needs in order to maximize the positive results.

My students tend to be extremely happy with my tutoring, and their grades and scores improve, often by a very large amount!

Writing

A product of Georgetown and Columbia, this is my tenth year as a writing tutor. I have also worked as a full-time classroom teacher, in the humanities, for Johns Hopkins’ CTY and a gifted school in CT, and as an extremely successful college essay writing coach. My teaching certification is in grades 5-12 and as a college adjunct professor. Before becoming a teacher, I worked in writing intensive positions at Cambridge, a national non-profit, and William & Mary. As a result, I will most certainly help you to write better papers, whether they are short responses, literary analysis, DBQs, thematic essays, comparative pieces, persuasive editorials, analytical essays, creative narratives, personal statements, or formal research papers. I might even be able to help with poetry!

As a teacher, I have helped students of all abilities to significantly improve their writing, critical / analytical thinking abilities, and grammar. Almost all of my tutoring students have become A-level students in all of their humanities courses and exams, including Regents, AP and college courses. I also specialize in middle school education. I am constantly updating and refreshing my skills and lessons, as well as customizing my instruction, to ensure the success of all my students!

Numerous educators, who are familiar with my students, their struggles, and their subsequent accomplishments, have commented on the strengths of my customized sessions, which highlight students' strengths, target students' weaknesses, reflect student interests, and accommodate students' individual needs in order to maximize the positive results.

My students tend to be extremely happy with my tutoring, and their grades and scores improve, often by a very large amount!

Georgetown University
History
Teachers College, Columbia Univ.
Master's

Education

Georgetown University (History)

Teachers College, Columbia Univ. (Master's)

Experienced and have great ideas — Andrea gave my son advice on both academic and extracurricular activities based on his interest and strengths. All items in the action plan she put together at the end are great and doable, and none of them are obvious to me, that is, I will not be able to figure it out without her help. ...

— Ning-yang, Stamford, CT on 6/6/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $120.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Andrea will travel within 10 miles of Stamford, CT 06902.