Leslie: Reading, Writing, and Results Specialist
Leslie: Reading, Writing, and Results Specialist
I have successfully tutored English reading and writing skills to a variety of age groups, in a variety of settings, for thirty years. My areas of expertise include preparation for the SAT, ACT, and GRE Reading Comprehension and Writing Sections. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Comparative Literature from Duke, a Masters in Fine Arts in Writing from Vermont College, and my Law degree from UNC-Chapel Hill. I have had classroom, individual, and small group experience with elementary school,...
I have successfully tutored English reading and writing skills to a variety of age groups, in a variety of settings, for thirty years. My areas of expertise include preparation for the SAT, ACT, and GRE Reading Comprehension and Writing Sections. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Comparative Literature from Duke, a Masters in Fine Arts in Writing from Vermont College, and my Law degree from UNC-Chapel Hill. I have had classroom, individual, and small group experience with elementary school, middle school, high school, and university students.
Also, I have designed English Comprehension and Writing courses at the College and Post-Graduate Level.
For eight years, I tutored students for the essay section of the North Carolina Bar Exam. Also, I have tutored students in preparation for their theses, term papers, and daily homework needs, including organizational skills. I have amassed an array of creative approaches to bring out the best in all kinds of minds! Please consider my services and email me with questions. Although you may pay a little more for my expertise, I promise you will get the highest quality tutoring. Also, I promise that you will save in the long run by learning how to study wisely on your own, and thus needing fewer tutoring sessions!
Great tutor! I was extremely impressed with Leslie’s bar exam prep. Leslie helped me prepare for the July 2017 Bar Exam in North Carolina, specifically focusing on essays. She was very responsive and really helped me ensure that the structure of my essays was bettered, as well as the content. Her critiques were very helpful, and she really keys in on how to alter what you are doing to ensure it is what the exam graders are looking for. Her style was perfect for my needs, and I would highly recommend her tutoring to others looking to pass the bar exam. Utilizing her strategies are what I believe gave me an advantage and helped my pass. Can’t thank her enough!Matthew, 3 lessons with Leslie
Leslie reviewed my son's SAT essay and analyzed ways to take evidence based essay. They also worked on sample test questions from the SAT writing test. Based on my son's feedback they will continue to meet as he felt the session was educational. He indicated he wants to continue to meet with Leslie as she definitely met his expectations.C.I., 4 lessons with Leslie
Great help with Spanish 3
Our daughter has made great strides since she began working with Leslie. Her written and oral work has improved and she feels more confident. Definitely recommend Leslie.Tracey, 10 lessons with Leslie
I was very pleased with Leslie's work. Will certainly use her services again. Thank you Leslie, looking forward to working with you again.Shannon, 3 lessons with Leslie
Leslie helped me with GRE writing and literature. She was very helpful in giving me good tips on how to tackle questions, and keep in mind the time constraints of the GRE.Ann Archer, 5 lessons with Leslie
Knowledgeable and Helpful
She did an excellent job helping me plan my college essays. When I send her my essays, she is quick to critique them and provides very constructive criticism.Monika, 5 lessons with Leslie
I couldn't have passed without her!
I reached out to Leslie in the early stages of preparing for my 4th attempt at the North Carolina Bar Exam. I knew I needed help on my essay writing if there was any chance I was ever going to pass this exam. Leslie responded to my tutoring request immediately and was very knowledgeable, helpful, and responsive. She evaluated my past essay answers, gave me detailed suggestions on how to improve my writing style, and provided me with practice essays in subject areas that I felt I needed more practice on. Leslie's feedback and advice was invaluable and I can honestly say that I would not have had a successful outcome on the February 2016 NC Bar Exam without her.Stephanie, 5 lessons with Leslie
Great experience so far!
Leslie is working with my daughter on SAT prep. Our schedule has been chaotic and she has been understanding of that, flexible, and clear about her scheduling policies. My daughter really likes her approach to the process, and the way that she explains things. Highly recommend.Amy, 6 lessons with Leslie
Leslie helped me prepare for the verbal section of the GRE. With her assistance, I achieved a competitive score and I feel confident applying to graduate programs. She served as an invaluable resource, providing me with techniques for reading comprehension, critical reasoning and sentence correction. She also helped me to develop game plan for the analytic writing section—timing was my biggest obstacle! I’m very grateful for her help and I would highly recommend her as a tutor.Julia, 6 lessons with Leslie
Fantastic overall tutor!
Leslie is a wonderful tutor! She helped me thoroughly prepare for the MCAT verbal section. I struggled with retaking the MCAT multiple times in order to improve my verbal section score. I did well on the science areas but could not grasp an effective strategy for the verbal section. I tried Kaplan and Princeton Review classes, studying on my own, and other tutors; however, my score still did not improve. It was frustrating to say the least. I started working with Leslie and immediately noticed a small difference. She taught me to read more critically, expand my vocabulary, and analyze the MCAT passages in a more detailed way. At first, my score did not improve, but after time the strategies started working. I continued to do everything she said and worked incredibly hard to truly understand her lessons. We advanced each session by going into more detail with the passages. For example, I would complete a new passage in a certain time frame. Then we would critically analyze the questions and answer choices. This helped me understand WHY the answer was correct and WHERE it was in the passage, something that was challenging for me. Over time, we developed a strategy that worked for me. I think this is crucial to MCAT preparation. Not every strategy works for every student like the larger companies suggest. Leslie was very good at working on this with me and diagnosing my weaknesses so they could be improved. After working with her for a few months, I felt more prepared for the MCAT verbal section than I had previous times. I improved my verbal score by 2 points, which was what I needed! Even this small improvement makes a huge difference and I have to thank Leslie for all of her help. I learned how to better take this part of the MCAT, but I also learned how to read more effectively, something that will help me in medical school. She was incredibly patient, kind, and very knowledgeable about the MCAT verbal section. She deeply cares and wants to help her students improve. Overall, I strongly recommend Leslie for an MCAT verbal tutor!Cara, 4 lessons with Leslie
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