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Nick C.

Acton, MA

$30/hour

Patient, effective writing tutor for All Ages

In-person lessons
5.0 average from 4 ratings
Helpful SAT tutoring
— Kim, Acton, MA on 11/19/16

$30/Hour


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Colby College
St. Catherine's College, Oxford University
Graduate Coursework

Education

Colby College

St. Catherine's College, Oxford University (Graduate Coursework)

About Nick

Hi Everyone,

Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. My name is Nick, and I just may be the ideal tutor for you.

I recently graduated from Colby College in Waterville, ME with a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy, after which I worked in Communications at the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association in Park City, UT. I currently freelance on my favorite outdoor topics—skiing, mountain biking, running—and am looking to begin tutoring in writing. I have experience co-editing papers with classmates and going over stories with editors, and am excited at the chance to apply these skills to working with students.

Style-wise, I favor a lot of interaction between tutor and student in going over essays as well as structured, consistent, and precise writing. "Leading the reader by the nose" is tremendously important at any level, and that idea—of being able to read an essay without confusion—is one I would hope to impart. However, my specific methods in arriving at that form may vary according to the issue to be addressed and the learning style of the student. For example, if a student is having trouble organizing their essay, yet has ideas and thinks visually, I would advise him or her to create an overall structure that can then be "filled-in." If a student is having trouble coming up with a topic or thesis, I would advise him or her to write a "pretend" conclusion—as it is often those which contain solid theses. In any case, I prefer to give positive feedback and give samples of high-quality writing as much as I can.

Thank you again for looking at my profile, and I look forward to hearing from you!

Nick
Hi Everyone,

Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. My name is Nick, and I just may be the ideal tutor for you.

I recently graduated from Colby College in Waterville, ME with a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy, after which I worked in Communications
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Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Acton, MA 01720
In-person lessons

"Helpful SAT tutoring"

- Kim, Acton, MA on 11/19/16
Math:
ACT Math, Calculus, SAT Math
Music:
Guitar
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Drawing
English:
English, Literature, Reading, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
Computer:
Adobe Photoshop
Elementary Education:
Reading, Vocabulary
Sports/Recreation:
Tennis

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.

SAT Math

I scored 800 Math each time I completed the SAT. Currently certified to tutor ACT and SAT Math. 2230 SAT, 3.98 Undergraduate GPA.

SAT Reading

I earned the following scores on standardized tests: 2230 SAT - 800 Math, 660 CR, 770 Writing (12 Essay). Currently tutoring SAT reading, writing, and math for several students in the Acton area.

Colby College
St. Catherine's College, Oxford University
Graduate Coursework

Education

Colby College

St. Catherine's College, Oxford University (Graduate Coursework)

Helpful SAT tutoring — Great first lesson, set up strategies for SAT math sections and worked on problem solving. Very patient and focused! ...

— Kim, Acton, MA on 11/19/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Nick will travel within 20 miles of Acton, MA 01720.