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Tanya W.

Specialty Essay Writing Tutor: IB ENG / AP Lit-Lang / Praxis / College

Specialty Essay Writing Tutor: IB ENG / AP Lit-Lang / Praxis / College

$65/hour

  • 203 hours tutoring

About Tanya


Bio

Karibu (welcome, in Swahili)! I'm a native Nebraskan, with a global perspective of over eight years in international education. I currently teach College Writing at University of Nebraska-Kearney. My experience includes teaching in Madagascar, Indonesia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, South Africa, and Seattle. I graduated from Northwestern College, cum laude, with a B.A. in English Education. I hold a current teaching certification from the state of Iowa. I'll finish a Masters of English with...

Karibu (welcome, in Swahili)! I'm a native Nebraskan, with a global perspective of over eight years in international education. I currently teach College Writing at University of Nebraska-Kearney. My experience includes teaching in Madagascar, Indonesia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, South Africa, and Seattle. I graduated from Northwestern College, cum laude, with a B.A. in English Education. I hold a current teaching certification from the state of Iowa. I'll finish a Masters of English with specialization in Writing and Rhetoric in May of 2022.

My classroom experience includes teaching English grades 8-12, leading ACT/SAT prep courses, coaching students through the college essay writing process, and instruction in AP Lit and Comp. and AP Language and Comp. In addition, I worked for three years at a university writing center, helping students edit academic writing. My students have gone on to Princeton, MITT, and Yale. I am also experienced with IB English curriculum and assessments included the Personal Project and the DP English Literature Extended Essay. I've also created curriculum to master the TOK essay.

Learning should be fun and interesting, even if the topic isn't a student's favorite. When teaching, I introduce lessons in a fun and creative way, then teach the material to be both accessible and explicit. I believe learning should be practical, so I do my best to structure lessons to be transferable to other subjects. My favorite courses were ones where the instructor challenged the students while coming alongside them to grow in an encouraging way. I try to bring the combination of appropriate challenge and encouragement into my tutoring. I love empowering the students I teach to become better writers.

I am easiest to reach online and welcome feedback from students and parents. Feel free to contact me with any questions or schedule a lesson! I'm excited to help you succeed in your writing and look forward to connecting with you.


Education

Northwestern College (Orange City, IA)
English Education
DePaul University-IB MYP and DP Certificate
Graduate Coursework
MA (Current) University of Nebraska-Kearney--English, Writing Concentration
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $65
  • Rate details: Offline proofreading rate available upon request. Includes a thorough reading with detailed comments in 24 hours. For groups inquire about pricing.
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I'm a certified English educator who has coached many students through the frights of public speaking. I bring practical strategies and experience to help you grow confident in your abilities. Because I understand the challenges of public speaking, I tailor each lesson to specifically meet the needs of the student. Sessions will cover topics such as posture and vocal delivery, as well as tips to keep nerves manageable. Students will walk away from tutoring sessions feeling empowered to deliver speeches (and might grow to actually enjoy doing it!).

Corporate Training

Proofreading,

Proofreading

With a background as a certified and experienced English Educator, I've been helping high school and college students perfect their writing. I am a patient and understanding instructor who is adaptable to your needs. I look forward to helping you!
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I'm a certified English educator who has coached many students through the frights of public speaking. I bring practical strategies and experience to help you grow confident in your abilities. Because I understand the challenges of public speaking, I tailor each lesson to specifically meet the needs of the student. Sessions will cover topics such as posture and vocal delivery, as well as tips to keep nerves manageable. Students will walk away from tutoring sessions feeling empowered to deliver speeches (and might grow to actually enjoy doing it!).

Elementary Education

Reading,

Reading

As a certified and experienced secondary English teacher, I enjoy helping students improve their reading skills. I bring a love of literature and can help with all aspects of language arts to improve your comprehension of difficult texts. As a long-time literacy coach with real classroom experience, I provide tailored specific lessons to meet your student's individual needs.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Worried about your next exam? Can't seem to find your assignment much less keep track of it? Weary of your parent's complaints despite your very best efforts? I'm here to help you! As an Experienced Educator who has struggled with dyslexia, I understand the challenges of learning, and learning when you have challenges. I'm equipped to help you find, implement, and own strategies that are tailored to meet your needs and personality. Book a session today and become empowered to help yourself succeed!
Vocabulary

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I'm a certified English teacher with over five years of international teaching experience. My experience includes over three years teaching ACT and SAT prep courses to native and non-native English speakers through the English and writing portions of each exam. Students will leave tutoring sessions with proven strategies to ace the timed writing portions as well as practical tips to conquer the English portion of the exam. I look forward to helping you achieve your desired score!
English,

English

I'm a certified and experienced English teacher with international teaching experience. I'm excited to help you achieve your English goals!
Literature,

Literature

I specialize in helping students grow confident about their writing. From supporting ideas with specific examples to formulating sentences which invite being read aloud, I seek to help students hone their writing abilities to meet a variety of writing challenges. Students can expect to walk away with practical and accessible writing skills applicable to any subject.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

With a background as a certified and experienced English Educator, I've been helping high school and college students perfect their writing. I am a patient and understanding instructor who is adaptable to your needs. I look forward to helping you!
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I'm a certified English educator who has coached many students through the frights of public speaking. I bring practical strategies and experience to help you grow confident in your abilities. Because I understand the challenges of public speaking, I tailor each lesson to specifically meet the needs of the student. Sessions will cover topics such as posture and vocal delivery, as well as tips to keep nerves manageable. Students will walk away from tutoring sessions feeling empowered to deliver speeches (and might grow to actually enjoy doing it!).
Reading,

Reading

As a certified and experienced secondary English teacher, I enjoy helping students improve their reading skills. I bring a love of literature and can help with all aspects of language arts to improve your comprehension of difficult texts. As a long-time literacy coach with real classroom experience, I provide tailored specific lessons to meet your student's individual needs.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I'm a certified English teacher with over five years of international teaching experience. My experience includes over three years teaching SAT and ACT prep courses to native and non-native English speakers through the English and writing portions of each exam. Students will leave tutoring sessions with proven strategies to write masterfully under timed pressure as well as practical tips to conquer the English portion of the exam. Bringing both classroom knowledge and an inside look into the making of exams, I seek to give students tried and true strategies for acing timed writing. I look forward to helping you achieve your desired score!
Writing,

Writing

I specialize in helping students grow confident about their writing. From supporting ideas with specific examples to formulating sentences which invite being read aloud, I seek to help students hone their writing abilities to meet a variety of writing challenges. Students can expect to walk away with practical and accessible writing skills applicable to any subject.
Vocabulary

Homeschool

English,

English

I'm a certified and experienced English teacher with international teaching experience. I'm excited to help you achieve your English goals!
Reading,

Reading

As a certified and experienced secondary English teacher, I enjoy helping students improve their reading skills. I bring a love of literature and can help with all aspects of language arts to improve your comprehension of difficult texts. As a long-time literacy coach with real classroom experience, I provide tailored specific lessons to meet your student's individual needs.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Worried about your next exam? Can't seem to find your assignment much less keep track of it? Weary of your parent's complaints despite your very best efforts? I'm here to help you! As an Experienced Educator who has struggled with dyslexia, I understand the challenges of learning, and learning when you have challenges. I'm equipped to help you find, implement, and own strategies that are tailored to meet your needs and personality. Book a session today and become empowered to help yourself succeed!
Writing

Writing

I specialize in helping students grow confident about their writing. From supporting ideas with specific examples to formulating sentences which invite being read aloud, I seek to help students hone their writing abilities to meet a variety of writing challenges. Students can expect to walk away with practical and accessible writing skills applicable to any subject.

Most Popular

English,

English

I'm a certified and experienced English teacher with international teaching experience. I'm excited to help you achieve your English goals!
Reading,

Reading

As a certified and experienced secondary English teacher, I enjoy helping students improve their reading skills. I bring a love of literature and can help with all aspects of language arts to improve your comprehension of difficult texts. As a long-time literacy coach with real classroom experience, I provide tailored specific lessons to meet your student's individual needs.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Worried about your next exam? Can't seem to find your assignment much less keep track of it? Weary of your parent's complaints despite your very best efforts? I'm here to help you! As an Experienced Educator who has struggled with dyslexia, I understand the challenges of learning, and learning when you have challenges. I'm equipped to help you find, implement, and own strategies that are tailored to meet your needs and personality. Book a session today and become empowered to help yourself succeed!
Writing

Writing

I specialize in helping students grow confident about their writing. From supporting ideas with specific examples to formulating sentences which invite being read aloud, I seek to help students hone their writing abilities to meet a variety of writing challenges. Students can expect to walk away with practical and accessible writing skills applicable to any subject.

Other

College Counseling,

College Counseling

I've worked with many students submitting entrance essays to university and post graduate programs for more than five years. My experience includes coaching high school English with college essays as well as proofreading and giving ideas for graduate school application essays. I have also taught courses in writing resumes for specific audiences.
Study Skills

Study Skills

Worried about your next exam? Can't seem to find your assignment much less keep track of it? Weary of your parent's complaints despite your very best efforts? I'm here to help you! As an Experienced Educator who has struggled with dyslexia, I understand the challenges of learning, and learning when you have challenges. I'm equipped to help you find, implement, and own strategies that are tailored to meet your needs and personality. Book a session today and become empowered to help yourself succeed!

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

Worried about your next exam? Can't seem to find your assignment much less keep track of it? Weary of your parent's complaints despite your very best efforts? I'm here to help you! As an Experienced Educator who has struggled with dyslexia, I understand the challenges of learning, and learning when you have challenges. I'm equipped to help you find, implement, and own strategies that are tailored to meet your needs and personality. Book a session today and become empowered to help yourself succeed!

Summer

Reading,

Reading

As a certified and experienced secondary English teacher, I enjoy helping students improve their reading skills. I bring a love of literature and can help with all aspects of language arts to improve your comprehension of difficult texts. As a long-time literacy coach with real classroom experience, I provide tailored specific lessons to meet your student's individual needs.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Worried about your next exam? Can't seem to find your assignment much less keep track of it? Weary of your parent's complaints despite your very best efforts? I'm here to help you! As an Experienced Educator who has struggled with dyslexia, I understand the challenges of learning, and learning when you have challenges. I'm equipped to help you find, implement, and own strategies that are tailored to meet your needs and personality. Book a session today and become empowered to help yourself succeed!
Writing

Writing

I specialize in helping students grow confident about their writing. From supporting ideas with specific examples to formulating sentences which invite being read aloud, I seek to help students hone their writing abilities to meet a variety of writing challenges. Students can expect to walk away with practical and accessible writing skills applicable to any subject.

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I'm a certified English teacher with over five years of international teaching experience. My experience includes over three years teaching ACT and SAT prep courses to native and non-native English speakers through the English and writing portions of each exam. Students will leave tutoring sessions with proven strategies to ace the timed writing portions as well as practical tips to conquer the English portion of the exam. I look forward to helping you achieve your desired score!
College Counseling,

College Counseling

I've worked with many students submitting entrance essays to university and post graduate programs for more than five years. My experience includes coaching high school English with college essays as well as proofreading and giving ideas for graduate school application essays. I have also taught courses in writing resumes for specific audiences.
Praxis,

Praxis

I bring international education experience and expertise. I completed the teacher education Praxis exams: Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT Grades 7-12) Score: 185. English Language Arts Endorsement (Eng Lang, Lit, Comp: Cont& Analy) Score: 174 Pre-Praxis PPST (Teacher Entrance Exam) Reading: 184 Writing: 173 Math: 179 These scores were achieved despite having extremely limited time to study. I bring firsthand knowledge of how an international classroom should be managed and can provide expertise in navigating the case study scenarios frequently found on the Praxis exam. In addition, I've coached many students through timed writing and can provide tips and strategies to help you write your best timed essay!
SAT Writing

SAT Writing

I'm a certified English teacher with over five years of international teaching experience. My experience includes over three years teaching SAT and ACT prep courses to native and non-native English speakers through the English and writing portions of each exam. Students will leave tutoring sessions with proven strategies to write masterfully under timed pressure as well as practical tips to conquer the English portion of the exam. Bringing both classroom knowledge and an inside look into the making of exams, I seek to give students tried and true strategies for acing timed writing. I look forward to helping you achieve your desired score!

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Excellent

My lessons with Tanya are always amazing. She is patient and does a great job explaining content. I’m very pleased!

MaRae, 9 lessons with Tanya

Excellent

My first lesson with Tanya was amazing. She is patient and does a great job explaining content. I’m very pleased!

MaRae, 9 lessons with Tanya
Tutor responded:

Thank you MaRae. I'm excited to join you on the journey to passing the Praxis exam!

Excellent tutor

Tanya is very good. She always sent emails after lessons to summarize what has been done during the lesson, and followed up by offering to answer related questions offline. This one-on-one tutorial has filled the gap of personal interaction because my son has studied offline for over a year. She is also very knowledgeable and pointed out what's not been done perfectly in my son's essay. Overall, very good.

Queenie, 3 lessons with Tanya
Tutor responded:

Thank you Queenie. It's a pleasure to work with Eric. Wishing him luck and all the best for his exams this week. He'll do great!

A very patient , caring and professional tutor

Tanya helped me a lot to improve my resume and my talking points in the resume. She is very helpful. She tells me that I need to be confident and she follows up with me to make sure all the talking points are fit to my situation. She is caring and passionate to be a tutor and help. She is a professional writer too. She can change many different ways to make me comfortable to use the words so I can present myself well in the interview. Thank you, Tonya.

JIABAO, 7 lessons with Tanya
Tutor responded:

Thanks Jiabao, I hope the interview went well! It was a pleasure to work with you.

A great teacher

I loved the lesson with her. I was very comfortable in the lesson and felt like I knew her for a long time. She was prepare for the lesson, answered all my questions, and gave me a lot of suggestions for my essays. She is a really good teacher,I will take more lessons with her.

Eulogia, 1 lesson with Tanya
Tutor responded:

Thank you Eulogia. It was lovely to meet you!

ABOVE AND BEYOND!!!

Tanya helped me with a very long submission for an Honors Fellows Application. She took personal interest in seeing me present my very best work. This meant a great deal to me and made for a FANTASTIC submission. Nothing beats the feeling of submitting something that is the best work I could have done! Thank you, Tanya!!!

Karen, 1 lesson with Tanya
Tutor responded:

Thank you Karen, looking forward to hearing how you did on your Application. Really interesting work you're doing!

The best college admissions tutor I could ask for

Tanya is my ideal college admissions tutor. She is always extremely responsive, responding promptly regardless of her busy work schedule, and her responses are always detailed and precisely. She is exactly what every student looking to apply to a grad school needs.

Safi, 6 lessons with Tanya
Tutor responded:

Thank you, Safi. It's a pleasure to work with you!

Patient and knowledgeable

I’m currently taking lessons from Tanya to take my Praxis exam next year. Tanya is a great instructor who spends time preparing for our lessons and go beyond to make sure I get all the help that I need! I would recommend her to anyone! We did have some issues with the internet so the overall experience is a four star, but it’s not her fault at all!

Claire , 6 lessons with Tanya
Tutor responded:

Hi, Claire, It's been great to work with you. Thanks for you feedback, and I'm glad we were able to find another solution to the internet. Looking forward to our next session!

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