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Harvard Trained SAT/College Coach and Writing Instructor
Evelyn K.

198 hours tutoring

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Hourly Rate: $70

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Evelyn K.'s Photo

Harvard Trained SAT/College Coach and Writing Instructor
Harvard Trained SAT/College Coach and Writing Instructor
Evelyn K.

198 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

198 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

About Evelyn


Bio

I have 30 years of combined classroom and tutoring experience. Currently, I work as a private educational consultant.

I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from New York University and a Master’s degree in Reading Education from Harvard University. I help students of all ages learn how to learn, get motivated, gain confidence, and improve study skills. My approach is relaxed and friendly. I strive to make lessons engaging and incorporate a student’s interests.

COLLEGE...

I have 30 years of combined classroom and tutoring experience. Currently, I work as a private educational consultant.

I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from New York University and a Master’s degree in Reading Education from Harvard University. I help students of all ages learn how to learn, get motivated, gain confidence, and improve study skills. My approach is relaxed and friendly. I strive to make lessons engaging and incorporate a student’s interests.

COLLEGE COACHING

You will spend a lot of money paying for college, so invest wisely in preparation and reap the rewards. I help students plan for college admissions and tackle that overwhelming application. Avoid the emotional battles with your child--let me help your teen tell her/his story and create an application that shines. My services include: admission strategy, Activities List/Resume, Personal Statement, Supplemental essays, and application/testing timeline, and Highly-Selective School protocol.

SAT/ACT PREP

All students who follow my customized program, raise their test scores.

WRITING INSTRUCTION

As a published author, I teach students the tools of professional writers. I am available to assist high school and college students with academic essays, research papers, and creative writing.

I look forward to being a part of your child’s success team.


Education

New York University
Elementary Education
(1) Harvard University
MEd

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $70
  • Rate details: 25.00 cancellation fee without 6 hour prior notice. No-Shows billed full lesson fee.
  • Lesson cancellation: 6 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 have been a featured speaker at the Southern Maryland Reading Conference in 2012. I presented a lecture at the Massachusetts Reading Conference. I spoke at the Chabad Center of Natick about my published novel. I give creative writing workshops. My speech, "Raising Girls Who Dream" was part of Limmud Boston 2012.

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have worked with children, teens, and adults who are second language learners. I am a certified reading teacher and have taught English for many years. I also am a published writer.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I've worked as an editor and editorial board member. As a published writer, I bring my skills in craft, revision, and editing. I have also taught middle and high school writing workshops. Currently, I help students with planning, revising, and editing their English and History papers.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I have been a featured speaker at the Southern Maryland Reading Conference in 2012. I presented a lecture at the Massachusetts Reading Conference. I spoke at the Chabad Center of Natick about my published novel. I give creative writing workshops. My speech, "Raising Girls Who Dream" was part of Limmud Boston 2012.
Grammar

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am certified in elementary education in Massachusetts. I have taught first grade. I have worked as a school K-6 reading specialist for a total of 13 years.
Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

I love teaching math and seeing kids gain confidence in their abilities. I have devised my own research-based methods for helping kids understand some of the common challenge areas: fractions, decimals, percents, and word problems. I use a fun, hands-on approach customized to your child's learning style and needs.
Phonics,

Phonics

I have a master's degree in reading education. I am trained as a Wilson Reading teacher. I have taught first grade and tutored children with decoding difficulty.
Reading,

Reading

I have a master's degree in Education with a specialization in reading. I worked with children of all ages in and out of the classroom. I have extensive experience teaching students who have dyslexia or reading/language disabilities both in decoding and comprehension.
Spelling,

Spelling

I am trained in the Wilson Reading System--a highly-effective research based program that teaches decoding and spelling skills to students with reading disabilities.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have a master's degree in education. I've worked as a reading support teacher in middle schools. I tutor students in: how to prepare for tests, manage time, read textbooks, take notes, organize materials, write reports, etc. I prepare private students to take the AP World History exam and SAT English.
Elementary Science, Grammar, Vocabulary

English

ACT English,

ACT English

My recipe for Success = Content + Strategy + Practice + Pacing. I will teach you the most common grammar and language skills tested on the ACT, give you lots of practice, analyze your errors, target your weakness, and show you strategies for picking the CORRECT answer.
English,

English

Freelance writer. Author of children's novel. Writing workshop instructor. Middle school English teacher. Reading specialist.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have worked with children, teens, and adults who are second language learners. I am a certified reading teacher and have taught English for many years. I also am a published writer.
Literature,

Literature

I'm an award-winning author with many publications and one YA novel. I love literature and getting kids excited about books. I am very familiar with the standard middle and high school literature curriculum. I make sure to give kids contextual information as well as background on the author. I show students how to see the author's "special effects". Helping students develop a language to talk about literature is also key. I enjoy discussing literature with my students as a way to deepen comprehension as well as their understanding of themselves and the world.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I've worked as an editor and editorial board member. As a published writer, I bring my skills in craft, revision, and editing. I have also taught middle and high school writing workshops. Currently, I help students with planning, revising, and editing their English and History papers.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I have been a featured speaker at the Southern Maryland Reading Conference in 2012. I presented a lecture at the Massachusetts Reading Conference. I spoke at the Chabad Center of Natick about my published novel. I give creative writing workshops. My speech, "Raising Girls Who Dream" was part of Limmud Boston 2012.
Reading,

Reading

I have a master's degree in Education with a specialization in reading. I worked with children of all ages in and out of the classroom. I have extensive experience teaching students who have dyslexia or reading/language disabilities both in decoding and comprehension.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have helped students devise a personal SAT study plan based on their target scores and available time. I have done a great deal of research into the new SAT and examined study strategies and advice from experts across the country. I focus on building needed skills but primarily increasing the students' knowledge of the test itself. Then I introduce tactics for each section, diagnose your weaknesses, and teach you how to learn from your errors. Finally, I'll help you with mental preparation, as well. Doing well on this exam is like training for a marathon--you certainly can't do it in a week.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

A tutor's thorough understanding of the SAT is essential for helping students improve their scores. I not only teach my students the content needed to do well, but I show them proven strategies and tactics. I also customize a study plan based on the student's target score and length of time before the test. The SAT essay section is very different. I offer students a template to memorize that helps them tackle the essay with speed and confidence.
Spelling,

Spelling

I am trained in the Wilson Reading System--a highly-effective research based program that teaches decoding and spelling skills to students with reading disabilities.
Writing,

Writing

I have worked as a freelance writer for many years and have several publishing credits. My award-winning children's novel was published in 2010. I teach writing workshops to students of all ages. I'm also an approved AP English homeschool teacher. Areas of instruction include: publishing, academic writing, college essays, elementary and high school English, and grammar.
Grammar, Vocabulary

History

American History,

American History

I am a certified AP American History homeschool instructor. I have experience as an English teacher and published writer. I work privately with many students on improving academic essays.
World History

World History

I am a certified homeschool AP World History teacher.

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am certified in elementary education in Massachusetts. I have taught first grade. I have worked as a school K-6 reading specialist for a total of 13 years.
English,

English

Freelance writer. Author of children's novel. Writing workshop instructor. Middle school English teacher. Reading specialist.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have worked with children, teens, and adults who are second language learners. I am a certified reading teacher and have taught English for many years. I also am a published writer.
Geometry,

Geometry

I enjoy teaching geometry and have tutored this subject for several years.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have tutored prealgebra for several years. I know the areas where students get stuck. I've also developed my own approach to these problem areas. I try to keep my math sessions low-key and fun to prevent anxiety and build confidence. I enjoy using hands-on techniques to teach prealgebra concepts such as negative numbers, fractions, decimals, and solving equations.
Reading,

Reading

I have a master's degree in Education with a specialization in reading. I worked with children of all ages in and out of the classroom. I have extensive experience teaching students who have dyslexia or reading/language disabilities both in decoding and comprehension.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have helped students devise a personal SAT study plan based on their target scores and available time. I have done a great deal of research into the new SAT and examined study strategies and advice from experts across the country. I focus on building needed skills but primarily increasing the students' knowledge of the test itself. Then I introduce tactics for each section, diagnose your weaknesses, and teach you how to learn from your errors. Finally, I'll help you with mental preparation, as well. Doing well on this exam is like training for a marathon--you certainly can't do it in a week.
Spelling,

Spelling

I am trained in the Wilson Reading System--a highly-effective research based program that teaches decoding and spelling skills to students with reading disabilities.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have a master's degree in education. I've worked as a reading support teacher in middle schools. I tutor students in: how to prepare for tests, manage time, read textbooks, take notes, organize materials, write reports, etc. I prepare private students to take the AP World History exam and SAT English.
Writing

Writing

I have worked as a freelance writer for many years and have several publishing credits. My award-winning children's novel was published in 2010. I teach writing workshops to students of all ages. I'm also an approved AP English homeschool teacher. Areas of instruction include: publishing, academic writing, college essays, elementary and high school English, and grammar.

Language

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I have worked with children, teens, and adults who are second language learners. I am a certified reading teacher and have taught English for many years. I also am a published writer.

Math

Geometry,

Geometry

I enjoy teaching geometry and have tutored this subject for several years.
Prealgebra

Prealgebra

I have tutored prealgebra for several years. I know the areas where students get stuck. I've also developed my own approach to these problem areas. I try to keep my math sessions low-key and fun to prevent anxiety and build confidence. I enjoy using hands-on techniques to teach prealgebra concepts such as negative numbers, fractions, decimals, and solving equations.

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am certified in elementary education in Massachusetts. I have taught first grade. I have worked as a school K-6 reading specialist for a total of 13 years.
English,

English

Freelance writer. Author of children's novel. Writing workshop instructor. Middle school English teacher. Reading specialist.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have worked with children, teens, and adults who are second language learners. I am a certified reading teacher and have taught English for many years. I also am a published writer.
Geometry,

Geometry

I enjoy teaching geometry and have tutored this subject for several years.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have tutored prealgebra for several years. I know the areas where students get stuck. I've also developed my own approach to these problem areas. I try to keep my math sessions low-key and fun to prevent anxiety and build confidence. I enjoy using hands-on techniques to teach prealgebra concepts such as negative numbers, fractions, decimals, and solving equations.
Reading,

Reading

I have a master's degree in Education with a specialization in reading. I worked with children of all ages in and out of the classroom. I have extensive experience teaching students who have dyslexia or reading/language disabilities both in decoding and comprehension.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have a master's degree in education. I've worked as a reading support teacher in middle schools. I tutor students in: how to prepare for tests, manage time, read textbooks, take notes, organize materials, write reports, etc. I prepare private students to take the AP World History exam and SAT English.
Writing

Writing

I have worked as a freelance writer for many years and have several publishing credits. My award-winning children's novel was published in 2010. I teach writing workshops to students of all ages. I'm also an approved AP English homeschool teacher. Areas of instruction include: publishing, academic writing, college essays, elementary and high school English, and grammar.

Other

College Counseling,

College Counseling

I have a Master's Degree in education from Harvard and currently run a private educational consulting business. As a veteran homeschooling parent, I was both instructor and guidance counselor to my children. I've navigated the college admissions process three times and continue to work with students from 8-12 grade, along with grad students including medical school personal statements. I am active on college admissions forums and attend workshops and training sessions and read extensively on admission trends. I can help students create a time table, find college matches, choose meaningful extra curriculars, start a passion project, write an effective resume, craft essays, assist your recommenders, and avoid common pitfalls and errors. My students have all gotten into at least one of their top 3 schools. I work with a diverse population of students applying to all types of colleges.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have worked with children, teens, and adults who are second language learners. I am a certified reading teacher and have taught English for many years. I also am a published writer.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have a master's degree in education. I've worked as a reading support teacher in middle schools. I tutor students in: how to prepare for tests, manage time, read textbooks, take notes, organize materials, write reports, etc. I prepare private students to take the AP World History exam and SAT English.

Special Needs

ADHD,

ADHD

I have an understanding of ADD/ADHD through the many workshops I have taken. In addition, I have direct experience working with such students in the classroom and privately. I use specific strategies to help students with attentional difficulties succeed and learn. I have attended many IEP meetings and advised parents on how to help their ADD child at home. I've also been supervised in my teaching of ADD/ADHD kids.
Dyslexia,

Dyslexia

I have a master's degree in education with a concentration in reading. I trained in the Harvard University Reading Lab. I've taken the Wilson Reading Training course and used it with great success with dyslexic students. I was hired to work with dyslexic students as part of the learning support team at two schools.
Phonics,

Phonics

I have a master's degree in reading education. I am trained as a Wilson Reading teacher. I have taught first grade and tutored children with decoding difficulty.
Special Needs,

Special Needs

I have several years experience working as a school learning specialist for special needs students with IEPs. I assessed, taught, and supported students in grades 1-12 in math, decoding, spelling, comprehension, writing, and study skills. I have a master's degree in education with a focus on the teaching of reading. I am trained in the Wilson Reading System and have continued my professional development in teaching special needs students. My student population includes those with dyslexia, nonverbal LD, speech and language disabilities, dyscalculia, cognitive impairment, ADHD, and anxiety disorders.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have a master's degree in education. I've worked as a reading support teacher in middle schools. I tutor students in: how to prepare for tests, manage time, read textbooks, take notes, organize materials, write reports, etc. I prepare private students to take the AP World History exam and SAT English.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am certified in elementary education in Massachusetts. I have taught first grade. I have worked as a school K-6 reading specialist for a total of 13 years.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have worked with children, teens, and adults who are second language learners. I am a certified reading teacher and have taught English for many years. I also am a published writer.
Geometry,

Geometry

I enjoy teaching geometry and have tutored this subject for several years.
Reading,

Reading

I have a master's degree in Education with a specialization in reading. I worked with children of all ages in and out of the classroom. I have extensive experience teaching students who have dyslexia or reading/language disabilities both in decoding and comprehension.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have a master's degree in education. I've worked as a reading support teacher in middle schools. I tutor students in: how to prepare for tests, manage time, read textbooks, take notes, organize materials, write reports, etc. I prepare private students to take the AP World History exam and SAT English.
Writing

Writing

I have worked as a freelance writer for many years and have several publishing credits. My award-winning children's novel was published in 2010. I teach writing workshops to students of all ages. I'm also an approved AP English homeschool teacher. Areas of instruction include: publishing, academic writing, college essays, elementary and high school English, and grammar.

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

My recipe for Success = Content + Strategy + Practice + Pacing. I will teach you the most common grammar and language skills tested on the ACT, give you lots of practice, analyze your errors, target your weakness, and show you strategies for picking the CORRECT answer.
College Counseling,

College Counseling

I have a Master's Degree in education from Harvard and currently run a private educational consulting business. As a veteran homeschooling parent, I was both instructor and guidance counselor to my children. I've navigated the college admissions process three times and continue to work with students from 8-12 grade, along with grad students including medical school personal statements. I am active on college admissions forums and attend workshops and training sessions and read extensively on admission trends. I can help students create a time table, find college matches, choose meaningful extra curriculars, start a passion project, write an effective resume, craft essays, assist your recommenders, and avoid common pitfalls and errors. My students have all gotten into at least one of their top 3 schools. I work with a diverse population of students applying to all types of colleges.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have helped students devise a personal SAT study plan based on their target scores and available time. I have done a great deal of research into the new SAT and examined study strategies and advice from experts across the country. I focus on building needed skills but primarily increasing the students' knowledge of the test itself. Then I introduce tactics for each section, diagnose your weaknesses, and teach you how to learn from your errors. Finally, I'll help you with mental preparation, as well. Doing well on this exam is like training for a marathon--you certainly can't do it in a week.
SAT Writing

SAT Writing

A tutor's thorough understanding of the SAT is essential for helping students improve their scores. I not only teach my students the content needed to do well, but I show them proven strategies and tactics. I also customize a study plan based on the student's target score and length of time before the test. The SAT essay section is very different. I offer students a template to memorize that helps them tackle the essay with speed and confidence.

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Fantastic communication and presentation coach

Over the time I spent learning from Evelyn, I was able to significantly improve my delivery and strategy in regards to communication in different situations. She had a variety of targeted methods and exercises that ensured steady progress. Her lessons were very engaging and were easily applied to real life scenarios. In conclusion, her tutelage was extremely helpful and prepared me well for the future.

Victoria, 28 lessons with Evelyn

a very kind teacher.

Evelyn K. Helped me with my story and was very patient with me even when I was moving around to a different room. -aurelia

Aurelia, 24 lessons with Evelyn
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Response time: 3 hours
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