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Serena Dylan B.

Writing, Test Prep, and Social Studies Tutor

Writing, Test Prep, and Social Studies Tutor

$28/hour

  • 395 hours tutoring

About Serena Dylan


Bio

Hi! I'm Serena, a professional tutor in writing, government, history, and test preparation (ACT, SAT, AP, GRE). I graduated from Tulane University with a Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude, majoring in Political Economy and concentrating in Moral and Historical Perspectives.

I have a wealth of experience in drafting, editing, researching, and proofreading. I've written and edited newspaper articles, speeches, prize-winning scholarship essays, and successful grant applications. I am proficient...

Hi! I'm Serena, a professional tutor in writing, government, history, and test preparation (ACT, SAT, AP, GRE). I graduated from Tulane University with a Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude, majoring in Political Economy and concentrating in Moral and Historical Perspectives.

I have a wealth of experience in drafting, editing, researching, and proofreading. I've written and edited newspaper articles, speeches, prize-winning scholarship essays, and successful grant applications. I am proficient in Chicago style citations. I am a published academic writer, with my work appearing in the Journal of American Studies.

I'm a strong believer in interdisciplinary learning, especially in the social sciences. My degree has trained me in history, economics, political science, and philosophy. I'm proud to say that the Political Economy Department gave me the Senior Honors Award in the subject. I think that if a student can relate their values to their work, they can excel in all social sciences.

I work by asking students the right questions so they can independently develop their own ideas, take control of their tests, substantiate their points, digest complex concepts, enrich their vocabularies, and sharpen their arguments. I have faith in my students' initiative and intuition, I just help them get to where they want to be.

Notes: Although part of my background is in economics, I'm not prepared to help business, finance, or microeconomics students.


Education

Tulane University
Political Economy

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $28
  • Rate details: Cancellations with less than 24 hours' notice get charged at half the price of the session, and cancellations without notice get charged the full price.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
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Subjects

Business

GRE,

GRE

I am a test preparation tutor with an experience in the SAT, ACT, and GRE. My GRE Quantitative Reasoning score was 163, and my Verbal Reasoning score was 168. I help students raise their scores by honing their strengths, sharpening their strategies, and drilling weaker concepts.
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

As an activist and a writer, I've been laying out arguments in speeches and presentations for years. I've spoken in front of marches and classrooms, presenting both trans rights causes and my research findings. I started as early as high school, when I spoke in front of my church once a month. I'm excited to help train others in this valuable life skill.

Corporate Training

Proofreading,

Proofreading

I’m graduating from Tulane University this month, with a BA magma cum laude in Political Economy and an Honors Thesis in US History. I tutor political science and history, so I have plenty of experience helping people out with essays. I've also edited everything from newspaper articles to college essays, and know my way around AP Exams very well. I’m excited to share my passions with young students!
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

As an activist and a writer, I've been laying out arguments in speeches and presentations for years. I've spoken in front of marches and classrooms, presenting both trans rights causes and my research findings. I started as early as high school, when I spoke in front of my church once a month. I'm excited to help train others in this valuable life skill.

Elementary Education

Reading

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I have a BA magna cum laude from Tulane University, with an Honors Thesis and a Political Economy major. My ACT English score was 36, and I've won several awards for essay-writing since taking the exam (one from the American Foreign Service Association, another from Tulane's Political Economy Department). I care a lot about well-written English, both in style and structure. I'm happy to share this passion however I can.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I help students with reading comprehension, essay writing, multiple choice strategies, and social studies. I graduated magma cum laude from Tulane University, with a BA in Political Economy and a book-length Honors Thesis (so I have plenty of strategies for reading and writing!). I received a 34 on the ACT in high school, with a perfect score in English.
English,

English

I graduated from Tulane University with a BA magma cum laude in Political Economy and an Honors Thesis in US History. I tutor English, Political Science, and History, so I have plenty of experience helping people out with essays. I've also edited everything from newspaper articles to college essays, and know my way around AP Exams very well.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I’m graduating from Tulane University this month, with a BA magma cum laude in Political Economy and an Honors Thesis in US History. I tutor political science and history, so I have plenty of experience helping people out with essays. I've also edited everything from newspaper articles to college essays, and know my way around AP Exams very well. I’m excited to share my passions with young students!
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

As an activist and a writer, I've been laying out arguments in speeches and presentations for years. I've spoken in front of marches and classrooms, presenting both trans rights causes and my research findings. I started as early as high school, when I spoke in front of my church once a month. I'm excited to help train others in this valuable life skill.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I successfully tutor students in Writing and Reading for the SAT by teaching tried-and-true methods for taking control of the questions. I begin by finding out students' test taking style, and then hone it with new strategies and critical drills. My score in high school was 760.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I graduated with Honors from Tulane University after writing a book-length thesis based on archival research. I've been helping younger students with writing for several years, and have edited everything from newspaper articles to academic essays. I've achieved top scores in both the SAT and the ACT, as well as over a dozen AP Exams. My skills in both argumentative writing and standardized test-taking make me an ideal tutor for students who want to ace the SAT.
Writing,

Writing

I have a BA magma cum laude in Political Economy from Tulane University, having completed a book-length Honors Thesis in US History. I tutor political science and history, so I have plenty of experience helping people out with essays. I've also edited everything from newspaper articles to college writing, and know my way around AP Exams.
Reading

History

American History,

American History

I have a BA magna cum laude from Tulane University with a historical Honors Thesis, which required extensive research of archived US periodicals and leading scholarly literature. My work has helped me develop amicable and lasting professional relationships with historians of this country, who have helped my knowledge and ideas reach where they are today. I've also led discussion groups on historical writers, from John Stuart Mill to Karl Marx. I'm thrilled to teach and guide future students of the US's past and present.
European History,

European History

I have a BA magna cum laude in Political Economy from Tulane University, with a concentration in Moral and Historical Perspectives. I've written a book-length historical Honors Thesis, and in high school received a 5 on the AP European History Exam. I'm very well-versed in historical writing as well as Western political ideology, and I'm excited to share these skills.
Government & Politics,

Government & Politics

I have a BA magma cum laude in Political Economy from Tulane University. I am currently tutoring students in college-level Political Science regularly, and I received 5s on both AP Government and AP Economics Exams. Polysci is all about concepts and argumentation, and I have plenty of experience helping students work through both.
World History

World History

I have a BA magna cum laude in Political Economy from Tulane University, with a concentration in Moral and Historical Perspectives. I've written a book-length Honors Thesis based on archival research and in collaboration with several historians, so I'm very familiar with historical writing and argumentation. I'm also well-versed in Western political thought and have led several reading groups on the subject, so I have plenty of experience helping others think critically about challenging concepts. I hope I'm the right fit for you!

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I've helped students raise their scores for the GRE, ACT, and SAT Math sections. My background in test preparation makes for a versatile teaching style, with students ranging from teenagers to adults. I'm best suited in Algebra and Geometry.
English,

English

I graduated from Tulane University with a BA magma cum laude in Political Economy and an Honors Thesis in US History. I tutor English, Political Science, and History, so I have plenty of experience helping people out with essays. I've also edited everything from newspaper articles to college essays, and know my way around AP Exams very well.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I successfully tutor students in Writing and Reading for the SAT by teaching tried-and-true methods for taking control of the questions. I begin by finding out students' test taking style, and then hone it with new strategies and critical drills. My score in high school was 760.
Writing,

Writing

I have a BA magma cum laude in Political Economy from Tulane University, having completed a book-length Honors Thesis in US History. I tutor political science and history, so I have plenty of experience helping people out with essays. I've also edited everything from newspaper articles to college writing, and know my way around AP Exams.
Geometry, Reading, SAT Math

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I've helped students raise their scores for the GRE, ACT, and SAT Math sections. My background in test preparation makes for a versatile teaching style, with students ranging from teenagers to adults. I'm best suited in Algebra and Geometry.
Geometry, SAT Math

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I've helped students raise their scores for the GRE, ACT, and SAT Math sections. My background in test preparation makes for a versatile teaching style, with students ranging from teenagers to adults. I'm best suited in Algebra and Geometry.
English,

English

I graduated from Tulane University with a BA magma cum laude in Political Economy and an Honors Thesis in US History. I tutor English, Political Science, and History, so I have plenty of experience helping people out with essays. I've also edited everything from newspaper articles to college essays, and know my way around AP Exams very well.
Writing,

Writing

I have a BA magma cum laude in Political Economy from Tulane University, having completed a book-length Honors Thesis in US History. I tutor political science and history, so I have plenty of experience helping people out with essays. I've also edited everything from newspaper articles to college writing, and know my way around AP Exams.
Geometry, Reading

Other

Government & Politics

Government & Politics

I have a BA magma cum laude in Political Economy from Tulane University. I am currently tutoring students in college-level Political Science regularly, and I received 5s on both AP Government and AP Economics Exams. Polysci is all about concepts and argumentation, and I have plenty of experience helping students work through both.

Science

ACT Science

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I've helped students raise their scores for the GRE, ACT, and SAT Math sections. My background in test preparation makes for a versatile teaching style, with students ranging from teenagers to adults. I'm best suited in Algebra and Geometry.
Writing,

Writing

I have a BA magma cum laude in Political Economy from Tulane University, having completed a book-length Honors Thesis in US History. I tutor political science and history, so I have plenty of experience helping people out with essays. I've also edited everything from newspaper articles to college writing, and know my way around AP Exams.
Geometry, Reading, SAT Math

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I have a BA magna cum laude from Tulane University, with an Honors Thesis and a Political Economy major. My ACT English score was 36, and I've won several awards for essay-writing since taking the exam (one from the American Foreign Service Association, another from Tulane's Political Economy Department). I care a lot about well-written English, both in style and structure. I'm happy to share this passion however I can.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I help students with reading comprehension, essay writing, multiple choice strategies, and social studies. I graduated magma cum laude from Tulane University, with a BA in Political Economy and a book-length Honors Thesis (so I have plenty of strategies for reading and writing!). I received a 34 on the ACT in high school, with a perfect score in English.
GRE,

GRE

I am a test preparation tutor with an experience in the SAT, ACT, and GRE. My GRE Quantitative Reasoning score was 163, and my Verbal Reasoning score was 168. I help students raise their scores by honing their strengths, sharpening their strategies, and drilling weaker concepts.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I successfully tutor students in Writing and Reading for the SAT by teaching tried-and-true methods for taking control of the questions. I begin by finding out students' test taking style, and then hone it with new strategies and critical drills. My score in high school was 760.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I graduated with Honors from Tulane University after writing a book-length thesis based on archival research. I've been helping younger students with writing for several years, and have edited everything from newspaper articles to academic essays. I've achieved top scores in both the SAT and the ACT, as well as over a dozen AP Exams. My skills in both argumentative writing and standardized test-taking make me an ideal tutor for students who want to ace the SAT.
ACT Science, SAT Math

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Great AP Gov tutor

Serena is a great tutor with very flexible schedule and affordable rate. My daughter’s AP Government score was improved a lot after taking tutorial sessions with her.

Song, 10 lessons with Serena Dylan

Amazong Tutor!!!

I really enjoy my tutoring sessions with Serena! Along with knowing how to solve every GRE math problem I show her, she makes sure I don’t get frustrated with myself when I make a really simple problem more complicated than it is. She also gives really great testing advice for the GRE; advice you probably wouldn’t think is important but is really beneficial!

Keniece, 11 lessons with Serena Dylan

Methodical and effective

Setena provided AP Government preparation with exceptional methodology and effective pedagogy. Without any hesitation, I would highly recommend. I would recommend anybody who is looking for a knowledgeable instructor with great proficiency in the subject of political science.

Ben, 4 lessons with Serena Dylan

Best Tutor Ever!!!!

Serena was helping me with my upcoming AP exams. Specifically, she helped with AP US History and AP Language and Composition. She helped me improve my weaknesses in writing and when it came to my exam they felt like breeze. I was very confident in my writing during the exam and I have Serena to thank for that!!

Kate, 11 lessons with Serena Dylan

Great teacher.

Great teacher! Very patient and kind. Always looks forward to meeting for sessions! Thank you so much. Highly recommend

Alexis, 3 lessons with Serena Dylan

the best teacher!

Great teacher! Very patient and kind. Wants to know about you. And a really friendly person. I recommend 100%. And I cannot wait for our next lesson.

Alexis, 3 lessons with Serena Dylan

Fantastic tutor

Dylan is a fantastic GRE tutor. He is very intelligent and patient when working through problems. He is always prepared and willing to let you dictate the session based on areas of weakness.

Dalton, 6 lessons with Serena Dylan

Great tutor!!

Dylan is amazing! She helped me with both reading and math for my upcoming GRE test! She is very patient and doesn’t mind explaining the problem again and again to make sure that you understand! She also gave great tips on how to answer the comprehension questions and how to write a better argument task for the analytical writing!

Eiman, 2 lessons with Serena Dylan

Very helpful and asking the right questions

Very helpful in adding structure and very sensitive in making sure the student gets her unique message across. Dylan has great patience and asked all the right questions which helped to focus on the main points. Thank you so much!

Irina, 1 lesson with Serena Dylan
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$28/hour

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