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Christopher P.

Miami, FL

$60/hour

English Tutor Specializing in Essay Writing, Literature, and SAT Prep

20+ Hours
4.9 average from 7 ratings
Knowledgeable and very patient!
— Mali, Miami, FL on 10/29/16

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Bachelor's Degree from University of Miami
English Literature

Education

Bachelor's Degree from University of Miami (English Literature)

About Christopher

I recently graduated from the University of Miami with honors in English Literature and a minor in History. During the three years that I was in college, I took 15 English classes and a total of 20 writing-credit classes. I wrote over 30 college-level essays, finishing with a 3.9 GPA in my English major. In my final year, I chose to write an optional 25-page senior thesis in which I analyzed the processes of literary interpretation in William Blake's epic poem, "America a Prophecy." For my work, I was recognized as the honoree for UM's "Outstanding Student in Literary Studies Award."

I have two years of experience tutoring English and History at the middle school, high school, and college level. I have worked with over 17 students, including every grade level from 7th-12th. I have edited and proofread countless essays for college students at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Whether you need assistance writing an essay, understanding your English homework, or preparing for the SAT Reading/Writing sections, I can help you develop the skills necessary to improve and enhance your control of the English language.

For the SAT I only tutor the Reading, Writing, and Essay sections. I have a firm understanding of the newly redesigned SAT format. My philosophy is to work on improving foundational skills, test-taking strategies, and time management. Every student I have worked with has seen a significant improvement in their test scores.

I am very passionate about literature, writing, and rhetoric. I greatly enjoy sharing the benefits of these subjects with my students and helping them realize how fundamental they are to everyday success. I have accomplished this with my students by giving my lessons a real-world application whenever the opportunity arises. However, the primary priority will always be to cater my lessons to your specific needs.
I recently graduated from the University of Miami with honors in English Literature and a minor in History. During the three years that I was in college, I took 15 English classes and a total of 20 writing-credit classes. I wrote over 30 college-level essays, finishing with a 3.9 GPA in my English major. In my final year, I chose to write an Read more

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Miami, FL 33156

"Knowledgeable and very patient!"

- Mali, Miami, FL on 10/29/16

"Knowledgeable and well prepared."

- Maureen, Miami, FL on 10/25/16

"Knowledgeable tutor"

- Nathalia, Miami, FL on 8/30/16
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English,
Grammar, Literature,
Proofreading,
Reading, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
Vocabulary,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
History:
American History, European History, World History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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English

I graduated from the University of Miami with honors in English Literature. I took 15 English classes, 7 of which were upper-level coursework, and a total of 20 writing-credit classes. I wrote 34 college-level essays, finishing with a 3.9 GPA in my English major. In my final year, I chose to write an optional 25-page senior thesis in which I analyzed the processes of literary interpretation in William Blake's epic poem, "America a Prophecy." For my work, I was recognized as the honoree for UM's "Outstanding Student in Literary Studies Award."

Literature

I took 15 courses in English Literature at the University of Miami, earning an average GPA of 3.9 in those classes. Of those fifteen classes, seven were at the 400-level (the most difficult level offered to undergraduates).

Here is a list of some of the courses I took:
"Shakespeare: The Early Plays", "Shakespeare: The Later Plays", "Early Romantic Literature", "Late Romantic Literature", "Transatlantic Gothic Literature", "Early Modern English Drama", "Major American Novelists: Edgar Allan Poe", "The Bible as Literature", "British Literature - Survey", "Literature and Psychoanalytic Theory".

Proofreading

I have edited and proofread countless essays for college students at both the undergraduate and graduate level. I also have proofread a wide variety of subjects, including papers on literature, marketing, and even environmental science. I have a firm understanding of standard writing conventions, syntax, grammar, and proper formatting.

SAT Reading

I have a firm understanding of the new SAT format. My philosophy is to work on improving foundational skills, test-taking strategies, and time management. Every student I have worked with has seen a significant improvement in their test scores.

SAT Writing

I have a firm understanding of the new SAT format. My philosophy is to work on improving foundational skills, test-taking strategies, and time management. Every student I have worked with has seen a significant improvement in their test scores.

Vocabulary

In the GRE Verbal Reasoning section I scored in the 97th percentile, earning a score of 166 (out of 170). This section is almost entirely a vocabulary test - analogies, antonyms, and sentence completion questions all test your understanding of high-level college vocabulary.

Writing

In college I took 15 English classes and a total of 20 writing-credit classes. I wrote 34 college-level essays, finishing with a 3.9 GPA in my English major. In my final year, I wrote a 25-page senior thesis for which I was recognized as the honoree for UM's "Outstanding Student in Literary Studies Award." I have since helped many students improve their writing, ranging from the middle school to college level.

Bachelor's Degree from University of Miami
English Literature

Education

Bachelor's Degree from University of Miami (English Literature)

Knowledgeable and very patient!

Chris was punctual and very professional, patient and tried his best to help. My son is happy to work with him. Thank you Chris!

— Mali, Miami, FL on 10/29/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Christopher will travel within 10 miles of Miami, FL 33156.