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Cecilia M.

Winston Salem, NC

$30/hour

Patient and Knowledgeable Ivy League Reading/Writing/Test Prep Tutor

In-person lessons
100+ Hours
4.9 average from 28 ratings

$30/Hour


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Yale College cum laude
African American Stu
Harvard University
MEd
Nova Southeastern University
EdD

Education

Yale College cum laude (African American Stu)

Harvard University (MEd)

Nova Southeastern University (EdD)

About Cecilia

I focus on several areas focusing on English speaking and writing with competency, both for native and non-native English speakers. I help students identify and implement a study plan for entrance examinations. These exams typically test knowledge obtained over years of learning. The challenge is comfort in taking such tests and strategies that minimize frustration. In addition, I delight in helping adult learners who are master's or doctoral level learners preparing theses or dissertations.
For a number of years, I have helped students, both English and non-native English speaking students, prepare for entrance exams, developmental courses, and admissions and scholarship essays. I have substantial experience in preparing students to take SAT/ACT/GRE/GMAT entrance examinations, especially verbal sections and test prep skills in a variety of community and college settings.
Besides instructional experience with elementary to doctoral students, I have scored ISATs (Institutional SATs) as an INS certified foreign student advisor. Because I have also lived in a different culture and tutored children from families where English is not the first language, I am more familiar than most with learning to speak proficiently a foreign language. I have also been an adult learner balancing work, family, and studies.
When possible, I individualize instruction to target feedback and practice through face-to-face and online instruction. Many find face-to-face more comfortable initially, especially when learning English. It is usually helpful to know the learner's short and longterm goals as soon as possible. This helps us make the best use of tutoring time.
I welcome opportunities to provide technical assistance to learners preparing or proofing theses or dissertations including action research, and as a reader of final manuscripts.
I look forward to hearing from you.
I focus on several areas focusing on English speaking and writing with competency, both for native and non-native English speakers. I help students identify and implement a study plan for entrance examinations. These exams typically test knowledge obtained over years of learning. The challenge is comfort in taking such tests and strategies that Read more

Policies
Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Winston Salem, NC 27105
In-person lessons
English:
English, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing,
Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Language:
Reading, Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

SAT Writing

For more than 10 years, I have helped students develop their writing skills, especially for college entrance exams and admissions or scholarship essays. In addition to preparing for the exams, I encourage developing an essay to put those skills into practice. Writing is a valuable skill for college entry as well as career promotion. Even though my daughter did not like to write, she learned hiw valuable it is in earning scholarships. Now, she publishes research as a medical doctor. If I can help you, I am happy todo so.

Yale College cum laude
African American Stu
Harvard University
MEd
Nova Southeastern University
EdD

Education

Yale College cum laude (African American Stu)

Harvard University (MEd)

Nova Southeastern University (EdD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Cecilia will travel within 10 miles of Winston Salem, NC 27105.