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Ciara D.

English & Test Prep Tutor with 6 Years Experience

English & Test Prep Tutor with 6 Years Experience

$65/hour

  • 27 hours tutoring

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I'm Ciara, and I'm looking forward to working with you! I completed my bachelor's degree with honors at the University of Oxford, where I majored in English Language and Literature, and my master's degree at the University of Chicago, also with a concentration in English. I'm passionate about making English an accessible subject for everyone, and this affects every part of my tutoring style--from my multiple strategies for outlines to helping students come up with a thesis they are truly...

I'm Ciara, and I'm looking forward to working with you! I completed my bachelor's degree with honors at the University of Oxford, where I majored in English Language and Literature, and my master's degree at the University of Chicago, also with a concentration in English. I'm passionate about making English an accessible subject for everyone, and this affects every part of my tutoring style--from my multiple strategies for outlines to helping students come up with a thesis they are truly passionate about!

I want to make sure that students feel prepared for whatever their next step is, whether that's this semester's grades or college admissions. English is a broad subject, so I'm always willing to be flexible with what we're covering that day-it could be a close reading assignment, a paper, a presentation, test prep, or a college admissions essay.

I'm looking forward to working with you soon--please feel free to reach out with any questions or to schedule a lesson!

I have six years experience tutoring in English Language and Literature, including preparation for the SAT and both AP exams. I achieved a score of 5 on both, as well as a 780 on both the SAT reading and writing sections (2400 scoring system). I have worked with a wide variety of clients, ranging from elementary school to collegiate courses, and I emphasize reading comprehension and essay structure across all ages.

I also have six years experience tutoring in a wide range of history disciplines, focusing on middle and high school curricula. I achieved a score of 5 on both World and European AP history exams, and would be thrilled to work in this field as well--whether it's more general history coursework or preparation for a specific test. I believe in material access, so all of my students receive copies (handwritten or digitized) of our work that day. I'm also happy to provide copies to parents who might want them. I'm looking forward to working with you soon--please feel free to reach out with any questions or to schedule a lesson!


Education

University of Oxford
English Literature
University of Chicago
Masters

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Elementary Education

Reading

English

English,

English

I have six years experience tutoring in English Language and Literature, including preparation for the SAT and both AP exams. I completed my bachelor's degree with honors at the University of Oxford, where I majored in English Language and Literature, and my master's degree at the University of Chicago, also with a concentration in English. In high school, I achieved a score of 5 on both AP English exams, as well as a 780 on both the SAT reading and writing sections (2400 scoring system). I have worked with a wide variety of clients, ranging from elementary school to collegiate courses, and I emphasize the importance of both reading comprehension and essay structure across all ages.
Literature,

Literature

I completed my bachelor's degree with honors at the University of Oxford, where I majored in English Language and Literature, and my master's degree at the University of Chicago, also with a concentration in English. Additionally, I have six years experience tutoring in English Language and Literature, including preparation for the SAT and both AP exams. I achieved a score of 5 on both, as well as a 780 on both the SAT reading and writing sections (2400 scoring system).
Writing,

Writing

I have six years experience tutoring students on a wide variety of essay topics, assisting with everything from brainstorming to final proofreads. At the high school level, I divide my time between coursework and standardized preparation. Previous clients have averaged a full grade's improvement on their coursework essays, as well as high scores on all standardized tests with a writing component (not only the SAT/ACT, but also multiple AP disciplines, with 5s earned). I have also worked with students on the process of their college admissions essays and supplemental questions, ensuring that they put their best writing forward to their schools of choice. I have also tutored essay writing at the college level, covering standard class papers, dissertations, and theses. I achieved excellent results on all written work throughout both my bachelor's and my master's, and I help provide students with the skills they need to enjoy their own success.
Reading, SAT Writing

History

European History

European History

I also have six years experience tutoring in a wide range of history disciplines, focusing on middle and high school curricula. I achieved a score of 5 on both World and European AP history exams, as well as As in my coursework and in-school tests. Additionally, I have further experience in the subject at the collegiate level. I earned my bachelor's degree with honors at the University of Oxford; while attending, I had the opportunity to work with professors Dr. Simon Horobin and Dr. Laurie Maguire. During my time with them, I was able to apply historical lenses to both medieval and Shakespearian literature, which I continued to pursue throughout my master's degree at the University of Chicago,

Homeschool

English,

English

I have six years experience tutoring in English Language and Literature, including preparation for the SAT and both AP exams. I completed my bachelor's degree with honors at the University of Oxford, where I majored in English Language and Literature, and my master's degree at the University of Chicago, also with a concentration in English. In high school, I achieved a score of 5 on both AP English exams, as well as a 780 on both the SAT reading and writing sections (2400 scoring system). I have worked with a wide variety of clients, ranging from elementary school to collegiate courses, and I emphasize the importance of both reading comprehension and essay structure across all ages.
Writing,

Writing

I have six years experience tutoring students on a wide variety of essay topics, assisting with everything from brainstorming to final proofreads. At the high school level, I divide my time between coursework and standardized preparation. Previous clients have averaged a full grade's improvement on their coursework essays, as well as high scores on all standardized tests with a writing component (not only the SAT/ACT, but also multiple AP disciplines, with 5s earned). I have also worked with students on the process of their college admissions essays and supplemental questions, ensuring that they put their best writing forward to their schools of choice. I have also tutored essay writing at the college level, covering standard class papers, dissertations, and theses. I achieved excellent results on all written work throughout both my bachelor's and my master's, and I help provide students with the skills they need to enjoy their own success.
Reading

Most Popular

English,

English

I have six years experience tutoring in English Language and Literature, including preparation for the SAT and both AP exams. I completed my bachelor's degree with honors at the University of Oxford, where I majored in English Language and Literature, and my master's degree at the University of Chicago, also with a concentration in English. In high school, I achieved a score of 5 on both AP English exams, as well as a 780 on both the SAT reading and writing sections (2400 scoring system). I have worked with a wide variety of clients, ranging from elementary school to collegiate courses, and I emphasize the importance of both reading comprehension and essay structure across all ages.
Writing,

Writing

I have six years experience tutoring students on a wide variety of essay topics, assisting with everything from brainstorming to final proofreads. At the high school level, I divide my time between coursework and standardized preparation. Previous clients have averaged a full grade's improvement on their coursework essays, as well as high scores on all standardized tests with a writing component (not only the SAT/ACT, but also multiple AP disciplines, with 5s earned). I have also worked with students on the process of their college admissions essays and supplemental questions, ensuring that they put their best writing forward to their schools of choice. I have also tutored essay writing at the college level, covering standard class papers, dissertations, and theses. I achieved excellent results on all written work throughout both my bachelor's and my master's, and I help provide students with the skills they need to enjoy their own success.
Reading

Other

College Counseling

College Counseling

I assist with every step of the college admissions process, so that they can present their best qualities to the admissions officers. This includes, but is not limited to, common app outlines, editing, and proofreading; help with supplemental questions; and assistance assembling art portfolios. Previous clients have attended prestigious universities like Tufts, NYU, and William & Mary. With some students, I have begun this work even earlier; I have advised on coursework selection choices and assisted with standardized test prep, as well as helped match students with volunteer opportunities. I feel that this best prepares them not only for the admissions process, but the college community and their wider lives. I am also experienced in advising on applications for universities outside of the United States, including students admitted to the University of Cambridge (UK) and Trinity College Dublin (Ireland). These applications involve separate standardized tests, such as the ELAT, and in-person interview questions with professors at that college. I have helped prepare custom study plans for both and helped conducted mock interviews, so that students can feel confident and prepared.

Summer

Writing,

Writing

I have six years experience tutoring students on a wide variety of essay topics, assisting with everything from brainstorming to final proofreads. At the high school level, I divide my time between coursework and standardized preparation. Previous clients have averaged a full grade's improvement on their coursework essays, as well as high scores on all standardized tests with a writing component (not only the SAT/ACT, but also multiple AP disciplines, with 5s earned). I have also worked with students on the process of their college admissions essays and supplemental questions, ensuring that they put their best writing forward to their schools of choice. I have also tutored essay writing at the college level, covering standard class papers, dissertations, and theses. I achieved excellent results on all written work throughout both my bachelor's and my master's, and I help provide students with the skills they need to enjoy their own success.
Reading

Test Preparation

College Counseling,

College Counseling

I assist with every step of the college admissions process, so that they can present their best qualities to the admissions officers. This includes, but is not limited to, common app outlines, editing, and proofreading; help with supplemental questions; and assistance assembling art portfolios. Previous clients have attended prestigious universities like Tufts, NYU, and William & Mary. With some students, I have begun this work even earlier; I have advised on coursework selection choices and assisted with standardized test prep, as well as helped match students with volunteer opportunities. I feel that this best prepares them not only for the admissions process, but the college community and their wider lives. I am also experienced in advising on applications for universities outside of the United States, including students admitted to the University of Cambridge (UK) and Trinity College Dublin (Ireland). These applications involve separate standardized tests, such as the ELAT, and in-person interview questions with professors at that college. I have helped prepare custom study plans for both and helped conducted mock interviews, so that students can feel confident and prepared.
ISEE,

ISEE

I have been tutoring at the high school and collegiate level for 6 years, with a focus on college preparation, college essays, and standardized testing prep. My clients have been admitted to prestigious universities (including Tufts, Harvard, and NYU) as well as highly-ranked New England preparatory schools. I am capable of tutoring all sections of these tests, and pay particular attention to the essay writing section.
SAT Writing

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Super Adaptive to Student's Needs

Ciara is extremely adaptive of her teaching to suit a student's learning style. She switched from "lecturing" to "Socrates and Meno Dialogues" once she learns that my daughter thinks deeper when questioned. She the most responsible teacher I have met.

Chin, 19 lessons with Ciara
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$65/hour

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Response time: 7 hours