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Becky H.

RESULTS DRIVEN SAT/ACT PREP TUTOR & ESSAY EXPERT

RESULTS DRIVEN SAT/ACT PREP TUTOR & ESSAY EXPERT

$110/hour

  • 247 hours tutoring

About Becky


Bio

I am passionate about helping students succeed. I help with SAT Verbal (Reading, Writing/Language and Essay) and ACT English, Reading, Science and Essay test prep. I also provide support on college and grad school applications, including helping students formulate and craft their essays, draft their supplemental questions and create their activity lists and resumes.

I have worked with students of all ages - I have worked with students applying to prep school, students looking for academic...

I am passionate about helping students succeed. I help with SAT Verbal (Reading, Writing/Language and Essay) and ACT English, Reading, Science and Essay test prep. I also provide support on college and grad school applications, including helping students formulate and craft their essays, draft their supplemental questions and create their activity lists and resumes.

I have worked with students of all ages - I have worked with students applying to prep school, students looking for academic help in English and/or History, juniors and seniors in high school and college students who are applying to grad school (GRE and personal statement help). I also work quite often with students who have been granted extra time on their standardized tests. I also work with students on perfecting their resumes and their cover letters as they begin their career search.

I was an English major at Yale and loved to write. After three years in finance, I chose to return to school and received an MBA from Columbia. I worked in the corporate world in marketing/finance and then as an entrepreneur, where I did quite a bit of business writing. I have been working as a tutor for over five years and recently moved out of state so I am now building my business through online tutoring.

I have worked with students on time management, reading strategy and grammar. I have developed worksheets for the subjects I teach so that my students can review the worksheets prior to the test so that they feel more prepared.

I have worked with over 100 students on test prep and college counseling-students who have sought careers in engineering, those who wanted to go into business and those who needed extra time on their tests. They have all been accepted to their choice of schools. Junior year in high school should be an exciting time of exploration, not a time of stress. I work hard to build confidence in my students and make them feel comfortable.


Education

Yale University
English
Columbia School of Business
MBA

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  • Hourly Rate: $110
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  • Lesson cancellation: 5 hours notice required
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Subjects

Business

Career Development

Career Development

As a senior marketing director at a number of financial services companies, I had the opportunity to hire many candidates. I am familiar with what hiring managers are looking for. As I moved out of the corporate world and into academia, I have been lucky enough translate that knowledge to my current career. I work with students to help them complete their resumes for the Common App as well as help them write cover letters for each job. I have coached numerous students during the early stages of their job search and work with them on their interview skills. In addition, as circumstances change, I work with adults and students alike on assessing their interests and provide some insight into what could be their next career move. I focus on making sure that their resume reflects their interests and that they are ready for the next step in their careers.

Corporate Training

Career Development,

Career Development

As a senior marketing director at a number of financial services companies, I had the opportunity to hire many candidates. I am familiar with what hiring managers are looking for. As I moved out of the corporate world and into academia, I have been lucky enough translate that knowledge to my current career. I work with students to help them complete their resumes for the Common App as well as help them write cover letters for each job. I have coached numerous students during the early stages of their job search and work with them on their interview skills. In addition, as circumstances change, I work with adults and students alike on assessing their interests and provide some insight into what could be their next career move. I focus on making sure that their resume reflects their interests and that they are ready for the next step in their careers.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I work with many students perfecting their college applications, resumes, or academic papers. I am a typo and grammar nerd and can review your work with a fine tooth comb! I graduated from Yale with an English degree and have an MBA from Columbia. I worked in marketing for many years where I developed collateral for print and social media campaigns-never had a typo.
Grammar

Elementary Education

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have helped many students both online and face to face with academics (History/English) as well as ACT/SAT prep. I have worked with students to increase their scores substantially and also give them confidence!
Grammar, Handwriting, Vocabulary

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I help students learn grammar rules, test taking strategies and time management for the ACT English portion of the test. I have had great success with my students. Their scores usually increase significantly (5-10 points) after working with me.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I have over five years of tutoring experience on the ACT test. My students' reading scores generally increase 5-7 points after working with me. I teach reading strategy and work with each student to ensure that they utilize the best strategy for them so that they can succeed.
English,

English

I tutor academic students frequently-with great success. I coach SSAT, SAT and ACT and English as well.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I work with many students perfecting their college applications, resumes, or academic papers. I am a typo and grammar nerd and can review your work with a fine tooth comb! I graduated from Yale with an English degree and have an MBA from Columbia. I worked in marketing for many years where I developed collateral for print and social media campaigns-never had a typo.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have tutored many students on the verbal SAT, helping them substantially increase their scores.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I have tutored students over the past 10 years on both SAT Verbal and ACT Reading/English and Science. I have achieved excellent results with my students, often increasing their scores from low 20's to over 30 composite on the ACT and have shown comparable increases on the SAT. I teach time management, reading strategies for each particular section and work with each child so that they can achieve the score that they desire. I find that the SAT Writing is 70% grammar rules (which I teach) and 30% understanding the question being asked. I work with each student so that he/she can identify the correct answer confidently!
Writing,

Writing

I have worked with students on their college essays and supplements, helping them be accepted into the schools of their choice. I work with students to understand their assignments so that they can express themselves creatively, but with clarity. I was a senior marketing director for twenty years before I became a tutor, so I am skilled in business writing and editing as well. I have helped students craft personal statements for grad school, develop their college essays from ideation through completion, and apply for scholarships -all with success.
Grammar, Vocabulary

Homeschool

English,

English

I tutor academic students frequently-with great success. I coach SSAT, SAT and ACT and English as well.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have tutored many students on the verbal SAT, helping them substantially increase their scores.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have helped many students both online and face to face with academics (History/English) as well as ACT/SAT prep. I have worked with students to increase their scores substantially and also give them confidence!
Writing,

Writing

I have worked with students on their college essays and supplements, helping them be accepted into the schools of their choice. I work with students to understand their assignments so that they can express themselves creatively, but with clarity. I was a senior marketing director for twenty years before I became a tutor, so I am skilled in business writing and editing as well. I have helped students craft personal statements for grad school, develop their college essays from ideation through completion, and apply for scholarships -all with success.
Handwriting

Most Popular

English,

English

I tutor academic students frequently-with great success. I coach SSAT, SAT and ACT and English as well.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have helped many students both online and face to face with academics (History/English) as well as ACT/SAT prep. I have worked with students to increase their scores substantially and also give them confidence!
Writing

Writing

I have worked with students on their college essays and supplements, helping them be accepted into the schools of their choice. I work with students to understand their assignments so that they can express themselves creatively, but with clarity. I was a senior marketing director for twenty years before I became a tutor, so I am skilled in business writing and editing as well. I have helped students craft personal statements for grad school, develop their college essays from ideation through completion, and apply for scholarships -all with success.

Other

College Counseling,

College Counseling

I help students with their essays, their resumes, and their college, transfer and grad school applications. I work with students as they navigate their college choices. I work closely with them to understand their interests and help them match colleges that suit those interests. I walk students and parents through the application process, helping students craft their college essays and supplements as well as ensure that they are completing the Common Application/Coalition Application thoroughly and accurately. My students have had great success-full scholarship to St. Lawrence, ED to Cornell, ED to Yale, first choice acceptances to Pitt, Marist, Fordham, NYU, University of Michigan, Wellesley College, Princeton, and many others.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have helped many students both online and face to face with academics (History/English) as well as ACT/SAT prep. I have worked with students to increase their scores substantially and also give them confidence!

Science

ACT Science

ACT Science

I have helped students increase their ACT scores substantially by working with them on timing and understanding the different types of science passages. My students have increased their scores substantially (sometimes 10 points!) on the Science portion of the ACT.

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

I have helped many students both online and face to face with academics (History/English) as well as ACT/SAT prep. I have worked with students to increase their scores substantially and also give them confidence!

Summer

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have helped many students both online and face to face with academics (History/English) as well as ACT/SAT prep. I have worked with students to increase their scores substantially and also give them confidence!
Writing

Writing

I have worked with students on their college essays and supplements, helping them be accepted into the schools of their choice. I work with students to understand their assignments so that they can express themselves creatively, but with clarity. I was a senior marketing director for twenty years before I became a tutor, so I am skilled in business writing and editing as well. I have helped students craft personal statements for grad school, develop their college essays from ideation through completion, and apply for scholarships -all with success.

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I help students learn grammar rules, test taking strategies and time management for the ACT English portion of the test. I have had great success with my students. Their scores usually increase significantly (5-10 points) after working with me.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I have over five years of tutoring experience on the ACT test. My students' reading scores generally increase 5-7 points after working with me. I teach reading strategy and work with each student to ensure that they utilize the best strategy for them so that they can succeed.
ACT Science,

ACT Science

I have helped students increase their ACT scores substantially by working with them on timing and understanding the different types of science passages. My students have increased their scores substantially (sometimes 10 points!) on the Science portion of the ACT.
Career Development,

Career Development

As a senior marketing director at a number of financial services companies, I had the opportunity to hire many candidates. I am familiar with what hiring managers are looking for. As I moved out of the corporate world and into academia, I have been lucky enough translate that knowledge to my current career. I work with students to help them complete their resumes for the Common App as well as help them write cover letters for each job. I have coached numerous students during the early stages of their job search and work with them on their interview skills. In addition, as circumstances change, I work with adults and students alike on assessing their interests and provide some insight into what could be their next career move. I focus on making sure that their resume reflects their interests and that they are ready for the next step in their careers.
College Counseling,

College Counseling

I help students with their essays, their resumes, and their college, transfer and grad school applications. I work with students as they navigate their college choices. I work closely with them to understand their interests and help them match colleges that suit those interests. I walk students and parents through the application process, helping students craft their college essays and supplements as well as ensure that they are completing the Common Application/Coalition Application thoroughly and accurately. My students have had great success-full scholarship to St. Lawrence, ED to Cornell, ED to Yale, first choice acceptances to Pitt, Marist, Fordham, NYU, University of Michigan, Wellesley College, Princeton, and many others.
ISEE,

ISEE

I help students prepare for the middle and upper ISEE verbal test to in preparation for their application to private school. We review synonyms, and sentence completion questions as well as reading comprehension strategies so that the student can succeed on this test. We also review prior essay questions and practice outlining the essay.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have tutored many students on the verbal SAT, helping them substantially increase their scores.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I have tutored students over the past 10 years on both SAT Verbal and ACT Reading/English and Science. I have achieved excellent results with my students, often increasing their scores from low 20's to over 30 composite on the ACT and have shown comparable increases on the SAT. I teach time management, reading strategies for each particular section and work with each child so that they can achieve the score that they desire. I find that the SAT Writing is 70% grammar rules (which I teach) and 30% understanding the question being asked. I work with each student so that he/she can identify the correct answer confidently!
SSAT

SSAT

I have tutored many students on the verbal sections (inc essay) of the SSAT. I have tutored for all levels of the test.

Examples of Expertise


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Becky is awesome tutor

Becky is awesome, she teaches my son who improved a lot with SAT & ACT English Part in last couple of months, she also guides my son with other parts of the SAT\ACT with the practice tests, you rock Becky, please continue to do so and thank you for your service and all the help

Murali, 21 lessons with Becky

Becky is Awsome ! she helped in in most needed time working overnight to improve my writing.

Becky was able to pick my eassy and help me in articulating my story. She has amazing skill to understand things very quickly and respond to in effective ways. she stay late hours and sacrificed her personal time to get to my writing goals. She was very commited to make me sucessful. I can never thanks her contributions, The life time learning value is 10000 of time more then she has contributed to my career growth. She some time responded to my request late night and early morning 4 am too. She is very commited professional and very good person. Thanks again Arshad

Arshad, 8 lessons with Becky

Excellent editor!

Becky helped tremendously with my grad school applications. I was on a tight deadline and she was always very quick to respond. Her turnaround time was remarkable. She is a very meticulous editor--exactly what I was looking for before submitting my applications. Becky is truly an essay expert! I highly recommend her, and I plan to use her again soon!

Erika, 6 lessons with Becky

Excellent!

Becky assisted me with career documents: resume, cover letter, and statement of interest. Her turn-around time has been fantastic, and I plan to use her again very soon!

Lynn, 6 lessons with Becky

Very Knowledgeable and super sweet!

Love her! She taught me how to work zoom and helped me come up with a start for my paper! Very intelligent and knowledgeable! We got to know each other first before we

Alexis , 1 lesson with Becky
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