University of MA/Amherst (Education Sociology)
As a lifelong teacher, tutor & trainer, I'm passionate about helping students of all ages (we're never too old to stop learning!) achieve their goals. Instilling confidence is critical in learning, and through countless hours working 1:1 with students, I've come to learn teaching "people" is as important as teaching "subjects".
Parents looking for a tutor for their children will find I'm a certified teacher, well-educated and very experienced. I have a strong background in classical studies, having graduated from the prestigious Girls' Latin School (Boston). At an early age, I reaped the benefits of outstanding preparation, study habits and knowledge. I find this background extremely helpful when I tutor students who need to prepare for standardized tests like the SAT, ACT, ISEE, SSAT, and HSPT. Beyond GLS, I graduated Magna Cum Laude, with a double major (BS in Education/Sociology), from University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
After teaching elementary school children in the classroom for 5 years, I spent the next 10 working 1:1 with some of the bravest students ever... youngsters at the Ronald McDonald House & Children's Hospital. Through these touching experiences, I truly saw the merits of setting individualized (yet realistic) goals. In the 10 years since my rewarding time at Children's, I've found working with middle school & high school students on standardized test prep, and overall subjects (math, grammar, writing especially) to be equally rewarding.
A word to my future students: your success is my success! While working with me, you'll find a non-judgmental, caring, compassionate advocate & coach who will work tirelessly to help you achieve your goals. I'll work to get the most out of your potential, and help you learn in the ways best suited for your style & temperament. Together, I promise you, learning can become rewarding no matter how stressful it may have been at times in the past! As a lifelong teacher, tutor & trainer, I'm passionate about helping students of all ages (we're never too old to stop learning!) achieve their goals. Instilling confidence is critical in learning, and through countless hours working 1:1 with students, I've come to learn teaching "people" is as important as teaching "subjects".
Carole is very supportive and attentive to my strengths and weaknesses in SAT and ACT test-taking. She gives me various worksheets and quizzes to tackle my shortcomings in vocabulary and grammar and provides me plenty of test materials to make sure I am doing better overall. She gives me tips for solving SAT and ACT problems and also shares her valuable test-taking techniques. I am grateful that Carole is my tutor and that my learning experience with her has been great so far. I would definitely recommend her for anyone in need of a great SAT and ACT tutor!
It has been a great experience for me as well, Claire!
You are a very intelligent and conscientious student.
I'm sure you will be an asset to whatever college or university you attend!
She is very good at explaining things and is very encouraging! Very positive in the way she teaches, doesn't look down upon the students. I definitely recommend for SATs!
Carole did a great job of keeping my daughter at ease and explaining how the test worked. She gave great tips for making studying more manageable.
It has been my pleasure to work with your daughter!
She's really focused on her first ISEE!
Carole is very personable and connected well with my 11-year-old son. She communicated the importance of the ISEE and studying regularly up until the test date. I appreciate her approach and think her support will have a positive impact on my son's test performance.
It is my pleasure to work with an intelligent student as Dane and his supportive family!
Carole has been working with my daughter on SAT prep for a couple of weeks now. She is a wealth of knowledge in this area and has shared many helpful tips and tricks. She is very patient and breaks things down in a way that is comprehensible. I feel confident that my daughter will excel on test day.
I highly recommend Carole!
Thanks so much for taking the time to validate my "mission", Cari-Ann.
Your daughter is a pleasure to work with!
Carole is a very kind, patient, & knowledgeable tutor. She worked with me on 7/15/16- set up for my business chart of accounts in Quickbooks Simple Start. She also, took the time to explain various concepts & lingo of accounting, that she felt would be both necessary & helpful to my understanding the numbers. Prior to working with Carole, I had hired an expensive Quickbooks Pro-that neglected to TEACH & explain the things that Carole took the time to do working with the "pro" was a huge waste of my time & money.
I am so thankful that, I found Carole. I feel confident & hopeful that, I will be able to keep good financial records now!
So, if you need a knowledgeable & smart tutor- contact Carole! Thanks Again for all your help.
It was my pleasure to educate a businesswoman who wants to be well-versed in the accounting concepts behind the numbers. Savvy business owners need the knowledge.
Kudos to you for recognizing this fact. I'm sure you will do well in the future!
Carole taught me about shortcuts that I didn't know anything about as well as helping me understand certain transaction in my system with cash on hand, discrepancies, owners draw. payroll and more. She was a pleasure to work with, thank you Carole.
I appreciate the opportunity to work with QB users in enhancing understanding, it was equally my pleasure to work with your colleague. She had a keen attention to detail and learned quickly! Good luck, in the future.
Carole was EXCELLENT and was very up-front and honest and even suggested my son didn't need her on a regular basis, but that we would stay connected and she will come back when we think he needs it. We plan to work with Carole to prepare our son for taking private school entrance exams as well. The best part was that our son really liked her as well.
I thoroughly enjoyed meeting Jack (and you!)
He's a terrific student who will do well.
I look forward to working with him (if needed) on his pre-algebra and definitely prepping him for private school entrance exams.
Carole has worked with our son for the last month in getting him ready for the HSPT. He is much more confident than he was a month ago. Carole also has been very accomodating to our schedule. I highly recommend her for your child.
I really enjoyed working with Brady.
He is a polite young man who presents well.
Good luck with all his future goals!
My son just completed his sessions with Carole in order to prepare for the High School Placement Test. Carole was excellent to work with and I know he is well prepared thanks to her. Carole is very knowledgeable with the subject matter and had many strategies and tips for taking the test. She has a way of making her students feel confident in their abilities and how not to feel anxious about test taking. Carole is an excellent tutor and I highly recommend her to others who are looking for a tutor for test prep.
Your son was a pleasure to work with! He is a very intelligent young man!
I know he will be an asset to whatever school he attends next year. Good luck to all of you.
Carole was a pleasure to meet! Our daughter was uncomfortable with the idea of someone tutoring her, but Carole was great with her and made her feel at ease with it.
I enjoyed meeting Maeve and her supportive parents. I look forward to working with her as she prepares for the ISEE!
Carole is working with my 13 year old twin daughters in preparation for the HSPT exam. This was our first session with Carole and we found her to be extremely organized and efficient in her approach. She is warm, personable and easy to engage. No time was wasted and she made the tutoring experience enjoyable. She is clearly well versed in interacting with teens and connected immediately with both my daughters. We're thrilled with our first session and look forward to many more!
It is my pleasure to work with your daughters, Ellen & Rebecca, as they prepare for the HSPT. They are delightful students fully vested in their learning. Having a supportive family is a true bonus and gift! Thanks for this opportunity, Rosemary!
Carole is a true educator able to reach all levels of academics! Our experience has been very successful and we are most thankful.
I really enjoy meeting with Katie on a regular basis. She has really progressed...almost finished with 1000 Dr. Fry words. Her supportive mom is a great benefit as well!
Carole was very helpful in getting me ready for my SATs. She helped me attack my problem areas and build my confidence. She is just great to work with and I recommend her highly.
Thanks so much, Dylan, for your endorsement of my tutoring services. I wish you the best of luck. You worked hard and followed my plan!
Carol has made a huge difference for my daughter. Her kind manner and knowledge of all subject areas has been a great comfort and support for my daughter. She has not only increased confidence but has been instrumental in supporting all academic content areas with amazing testing strategies and guidelines.
It has been my pleasure to work with your daughter! It's so refreshing to work with committed students and supportive families. I am definitely wishing your daughter and her family all the best in her future path!
I've only had Carole as my tutor for a few times now but my improvement would make you think I've had Carole as my tutor for years. She is a great tutor and provides strategies on taking the SAT that are very helpful. Carole helps you work on your weaknesses and helps you become a stronger and more confident test-taker. I definitely recommend her as a tutor, she has taught me numerous things I didn't know before and encouraged me to practice and practice. Now I feel more confident in taking the SAT.
Kamilla, I really enjoy working with you!
You are an intelligent student committed to achieving great test results.
I'm sure your diligence will pay off!
Working with Carole was very enjoyable and informative experience! She is a very smart and patient woman. She helped me prepare for my GED math exam. Because of her and the time she spent with me, I was accepted into the University I hoped to attend. I'm so lucky to have had the opportunity to work with, not only an amazing teacher, but also an amazing person. :)
Hannah, working with you on elementary Math topics and concepts was a total joy!
I'm so thrilled you got accepted to your choice University!
You will be a tremendous asset to the school.
Please keep in touch!
Carole's enthusiasm for her work is contageous. When the lesson was completed, and Carole had gone my grandchild continued to work. Carole went over Math and reading comp. during the lesson, and more or less evaluated Angelina. Looking forward to the next lesson.
Judy, thanks so much for your feedback!
I really enjoyed meeting Angelina as well as her lovely, supportive grandmother.
It's my pleasure to work with Angelina! She is interested, enthusiastic and open to learning new concepts in elementary Math and Reading.
Carole is very informative. We reviewed:
- Basics of the ACT
- English Section of ACT
- Helped create a better understanding of the test overall
- Used my scores to compare with other colleges
Thanks so much for your testimonial, Jordyn.
Helping motivated, intelligent students like you is my pleasure!
Carole is such an amazing tutor who truly wants her students to succeed. As her student, I looked forward to our sessions because I felt like I was getting smarter and gaining more knowledge. I felt extremely confident while taking my SAT because as my tutor, Carole answered all my questions, taught me brand new methods, and gave me plenty of useful study materials, as well as timed practice test sections. She is clearly determined to make sure her students feel absolutely prepared and confident to take such a difficult test. I would definitely recommend Carole to anyone looking for an incredible SAT tutor.
It was my pleasure to work with such a motivated and intelligent high school student as you are. . I have every confidence you will succeed at whatever you choose, Ashley. Please keep in touch!
Carole focused on the area that my daughter needed the most help with. She immediately understood and saw the type of student my daughter is, and provided techniques that would work for her. Her techniques are ones that we would have never known. Carole has always been accommodating to any schedule changes we have needed to make. I know we will be using her as an SAT tutor for our younger daughter, when that time comes.
It was my pleasure to work with your daughter and your family. It's so refreshing when students are so motivated and their parents are so supportive!
Carole is always adjusting her plan with my son as he prepares for the SSAT this month. I appreciate how much she cares about his success and her coaching appears to be making an impact. Also, my son really likes working with her, which is a big plus. I feel my son is very well prepared for his upcoming exam. What I particularly like is that Carole has given him a sense of confidence that he did not possess at the start of the process. Thank you, Carole!
update: My son was accepted at the school of his choice after receiving significantly higher scores than when he was tested for 7th grade.
I really enjoyed working with your son! He will certainly be a welcome addition to his chosen school, Good luck to him!
Carole is absolutely amazing! She is professional, consistent, and passionate about "learning" and her role as an educator. She has the ability to effectively engage the heart and mind of the learner. I am looking forward to her partnership and support in getting my son ready for the SSAT.
12/19/2014: Carole is absolutely a joy to work with! I have seen great improvement in my son's academic performance, drive and motivation to achieve his academic goals. Carole consistently assess and identify opportunity areas regarding my son's academic performance. She is a business professional and does an amazing job at delivering an encouraging learning experience, for my son.
1/8/2014: Tonight was my son's final lesson with Carole before his SSAT, which will be in two days. We feel so fortunate that we had Carole and my son is feeling a lot more confident in his ability to perform well in the exam. couldn't ask for a better tutor!! She genuinely cares about her students and is truly committed and encouraging!!
3/13/2015: We did it!!! We got the acceptance letter!! Thanks to the AMAZING job Carole did with tutoring our son for the SSAT. His scores showed significant increase in ALL AREAS and that's all because of Carole. Our son took the SSAT 3 times, we tried working with 2 different tutors but neither was as effective and had such significant impact as Carole did. She was encouraging, inspiring and challenged our son to work smarter not harder and developed him academically as well as his confidence. We thank you Carole!!
It was my pleasure to work with your son. He will be an asset to his chosen school!
Carole is a professional, caring, and patient tutor!!! As an adult learner, I need a non judgmental tutor. Carole is so comfortable to work with. She improved my confidence in Algebra I. Unfortunately, my work schedule has changed. I have to discontinue working with Carole at this time. Hopefully, I can work work again some time next semester. Thank you.
Thanks so much, Mona! I enjoyed working with you.
I wish you much future success!
I can not speak highly enough of Carole. She is caring, patient and extremely flexible. She is able to accommodate my daughter's hectic schedule. With the snow we have had this winter Carole has been accommodating with meeting times and days. Carole comes prepared and keeps my daughter focused on SAT preparation material. She gives her the right amount of material to do outside of tutoring. Her way is nurturing and supportive always making my daughter feel comfortable and confident. I highly recommend Carole.
Thanks so much for your tremendous endorsement of my tutoring style. It was my pleasure to work with Alyssa boosting her confidence and preparing her for the SAT exam.
She has responded very well to all our lessons!
I wish her the best!
My son just completed his first SAT prep lesson with Carole. As a parent, I worried about finding the right person to "guide" my son through the SAT study process. I was thrilled when he told me how much he learned and how comfortable he felt with Carole as his teacher. When I asked Brendan to describe his new tutor in 3 words, he said "Patient, approachable and understanding." We definitely made the correct choice!
Thanks so much for this feedback applauding my tutoring style. It has been my pleasure to work with your son. He is truly motivated, which makes my mission of developing confident students easier. I look forward to continuing my SAT prep tutoring until his exam!
Carole goes above and beyond, not only in covering material, but also in providing a wealth of tips for how to take the test and improve your chances when it comes to getting a higher score. She is lovely, clear, and a pleasure to deal with.
Thanks so much for your endorsement of my tutoring style! It was my pleasure to work with Miranda and you!
Our 10 year old daughter and 13 year old son love working with Carole. She makes learning fun, and as parents, we are thrilled.
Working with your children has been a pleasure. Kudos to you and Melissa for raising such grounded children! Thanks for the opportunity!
Carole has been working with our daughter to prepare her for a high school entrance exam. We are all very happy with her professionalism, communication skills, patience, and knowledge of subject matter.
Thanks so much, Mark! I really appreciate your feedback. I have enjoyed helping your daughter become more confident as she tackles Math concepts!
I am a certified teacher who has counselled high school seniors (and adults returning for degree programs) for over 10 years. I help navigate the requirements, appropriate college choices and attend to all deadlines. Moreover, my strong English and writing background proves extremely beneficial as I edit college application essays and suggest stronger responses.
The HSPT is a multiple choice exam used for admission and placement in Catholic high schools. It tests academic skills using 5 different testing sections: Verbal Skills, Quantitative Skills, Reading Skills, Mathematics Skills and Language Expression Skills. My extensive experience teaching middle school students makes me a natural to prepare 8th graders seeking admission to Catholic high schools. I currently enjoy working with several students preparing for the HSPT exam.
I am a MA certified teacher in grades K-8. I have had classroom experience at the elementary level for over ten years. Moreover, I have had experience working in specialized settings as Children's Hospital (Boston).
My years of experience working with students preparing for the SAT (especially Critical Reading and Writing) validates the need for extra preparation beyond what the students learn in most high school English classes. Most students actually have a somewhat limited understanding of grammar and vocabulary. I can strongly guide them to improve their performance!
The ISEE is a multiple choice exam used for admission to private and independent schools. It tests academic skills, using 4 different sections (Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning,
Reading Comprehension and Mathematics Achievement). There is also an essay (one writing prompt). The ISEE is given at 3 levels:(Lower -level (grades 4-5), Middle-level (grades 6-7) and Upper-level (grades 8-11). My extensive experience tutoring middle school students makes me a natural to prepare students for the ISEE. I currently am enjoying working with several students preparing for the ISEE.
I am a certified teacher with over 30 years of teaching experience.
I have taught at the primary, elementary and middle school levels, instructing in reading, phonics, spelling. and language arts.
My BS is in Education/Sociology from University of MA, Amherst.
I have worked with QuickBooks Pro for over ten years. Furthermore, I am a Certified QuickbooksPro User after completing Intuit's program leading to this certification. Moreover, I have patiently trained users in QuickBooks Pro for over eight years.
I am a certified teacher with over 25 years of teaching experience. I have worked with elementary, middle , high school and adult students in improving their performance in subjects and tests.
Much of the tutoring in specific subjects as well as standardized test prep involves guidance on study skills and their applications.