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Courtney A.

Chester, NJ

$35/hour

Writing, History, and Test Prep

Background check passed as of 1/18/16
5.0 average from 80 ratings
Courtney is a fabulous tutor for my daughter
— Mausumi, Basking Ridge, NJ on 1/9/17

$35/Hour


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Binghamton University
History
George Mason University
Master's

Education

Binghamton University (History)

George Mason University (Master's)

About Courtney

Hi! My name is Courtney. I tutor students who are looking to improve their history grades, writing skills, and l SAT scores. I work primarily with high school or college students. However, I would be more than happy to help younger students, as well.

I am currently pursuing my Master's degree in American History, a discipline that requires strong writing skills. Over the past eight years, I have completed almost 120 credit hours in History. I specialize in Slavery and Emancipation, however, I have thorough knowledge of a wide range of historical topics and periods in both American and European history. As a former AP/IB student, I am also knowledgeable about the preparation required for these exams. I also have a history of strong performance on the "verbal" section of standardized tests. My scores for this portion of the GRE fell within the eighty-ninth percentile.

I realize that writing can be difficult and frustrating. I have a very patient approach with students. Although I try to pass along helpful tips and strategies that I have learned, I also try to respect the methods of students' current teachers. In my own experience with standardized testing, I've found the keys to success are time management, test-taking strategy, and developing an extensive vocabulary. These are the elements that I stress. If possible, I ask that students seeking help with writing e-mail me a copy of the paper they would like to discuss in advance of our first meeting. This way, I can get a sense of their style. Reading in advance also leaves more time to help students work through their difficulties.

Thank you for your consideration, I look forward to working with you!
Hi! My name is Courtney. I tutor students who are looking to improve their history grades, writing skills, and l SAT scores. I work primarily with high school or college students. Read more

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Travels within 20 miles of Chester, NJ 07930
Background Check: Passed

"Courtney is a fabulous tutor for my daughter"

- Mausumi, Basking Ridge, NJ on 1/9/17
Math:
SAT Math
English:
Grammar, Proofreading, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Math, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
History:
American History,
European History, Government & Politics
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Vocabulary

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.

American History

I hold a Master's degree in American History. I have completed about 120 credit hours in History over the last eight years and graduated with a 3.6 GPA. In my coursework I have covered a variety of topics and periods, ranging from Colonial America to the 1960s.

SAT Reading

I have a history of strong performance on the Reading comprehension standardized tests. Most recently, my GRE scores fell within the 90th percentile.

Binghamton University
History
George Mason University
Master's

Education

Binghamton University (History)

George Mason University (Master's)

Courtney is a fabulous tutor for my daughter — Courtney is very patient, has easy and good communication skills. She is very nice, supportive and knowledgeable too. Teaching Social Studies is a difficult task. She knows how to work with my daughter who is in middle school to achieve good results. We are very grateful to have her. ...

— Mausumi, Basking Ridge, NJ on 1/9/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Travel policy

Courtney will travel within 20 miles of Chester, NJ 07930.