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Christopher P.

Miami, FL

$40/hour

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

20+ Hours
4.9 average from 13 ratings
Knowledgeable and well prepared.
— Maureen, Miami, FL on 10/25/16

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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 my time 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 wrote an optional 25-page senior thesis in which I analyzed the processes of literary interpretation in William Blake's poem "America a Prophecy." For my work, I was recognized as the honoree for UM's "Outstanding Student in Literary Studies Award."

I have three years of experience tutoring English, History, and SAT Prep. I have worked with over 25 students, including every grade level from 6th-12th. I have edited and proofread essays for college students at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

For the SAT, I tutor the Reading, Writing, and Essay sections. I have a firm understanding of the 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 enjoy sharing the benefits of these subjects with my students and helping them realize how fundamental they are to everyday success.

Some specific things I have helped students with:

• drafting and writing essays
• college application essays, personal statements, term papers, etc.
• editing and proofreading graduate-level dissertations
• preparing for the SAT Reading, Writing, and Essay Sections
• developing sentence patterns and rhetorical strategies to improve writing
• learning the fundamentals of grammar
• improving vocabulary
• composing speeches and practicing for presentations
• completing literature assignments

Whether you need assistance with homework, essays, standardized tests, study techniques, grammar, or anything in between, I am positive that I can help you improve and enhance your control of the English language.
I recently graduated from the University of Miami with honors in English Literature and a minor in History. During my time 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 wrote an optional 25-page senior thesis in Read more

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 9 miles of Miami, FL 33156

"Knowledgeable and well prepared."

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

"Excellent, Helpful Tutor"

- Juanita, Miami, FL on 10/6/17

"Knowledgeable and smart tutor"

- Dorys, Miami, FL on 9/21/17

"By Far the Best Tutor I've Ever Worked With!"

- Adrianna, Miami, FL on 9/1/17

"Knowledgeable and very patient!"

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

"Knowledgeable tutor"

- Nathalia, Miami, FL on 8/30/16
Science:
PSAT
Language:
Reading, Writing
History:
American History, European History, Social Studies, World History, Writing
Special Needs:
Reading, Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary,
Writing
Business:
Public Speaking, Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ACT English

Every student I have worked with has seen a significant improvement in their test scores.

ACT Reading

I have a firm understanding of the ACT format. My philosophy is to work on improving foundational skills, test-taking strategies, and time management.

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. I have three years of experience tutoring students in English from 6th grade to college.

Grammar

Nouns, articles, linking verbs, adjective clauses, subjects and predicates, direct objects, prepositional phrases, participles, modifiers – grammar can be complicated, but I believe it doesn't have to be. I have helped multiple students learn the fundamentals of grammar, always starting with the basics to ensure that they have a solid foundation to build upon.

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 proofread and edited over 500 pages of academic and professional writing in the past three years. The works I've edited comprise 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.

I will enhance sentence structure, organization, and vocabulary.
I will convey your ideas in the most effective way possible.
I guarantee perfect grammar and no typos.

PSAT

The PSAT is nearly identical in format to the actual SAT, which I have more than three years of experience tutoring. 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 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

I believe the best way to learn words is to use them, so I make sure that my students actually write sentences using the vocabulary words in order to master the meanings more effectively. Better than simply reading definition after definition, this method is also a great practice for improving sentence structure and overall writing ability.

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 well prepared.

My son is a high school sophomore who needed guidance for his research paper. Chris came well prepared by familiarizing himself with the assignment prior to the tutoring session. He arrived on time and was very courteous. My son was very pleased with the tutoring.

— Maureen, Miami, FL on 10/25/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Christopher will travel within 9 miles of Miami, FL 33156.