Brown University (English)
University of Michigan (Master's)
Over the last 24 years, I have realized that the best part about teaching is helping someone achieve a dream. My parents always told me to seek out and surround myself with others who can help me become the best I can be, and I hope that I can do that for my students. Together we can go where you want to go. I had plenty of help from those who led me to achieve the goals and dreams I had set for myself - the Ivy League (Brown University) graduate education (University of Michigan), and excellence as an educator. As a team we can improve your test scores, write a great essay for class or that crucial application, or sharpen your knowledge of curriculum work and whatever readings you need help with.
I focus English, writing, and reading comprehension - for SAT, ACT, ISEE, SSAT, GRE, the NY State Regents Exam, NJ PARCC, college application essays, class essays, general curriculum work, and summer reading. Generally, I prefer to work with high school and college students. I have been tutoring for years, and have seen all of the different permutations of the dreaded standardized tests. While understanding concepts and content is a major part of testing, equally important is knowing how to take the test, because once you know how to approach it, your confidence will grown and your scores will improve.
In writing, the biggest challenge for a student is putting on a document what is in his or her head. I can help you through the often frustrating writing process. Whether one struggles with a thesis/concept, organization, or grammar/syntax, I can clarify the confusion that often bogs down students.
The same goes for reading comprehension and textual analysis. I can help you navigate the journey through a book by teaching you how to see patterns, spot important details, and figure out how they all contribute to the statement that a text makes. Over the last 24 years, I have realized that the best part about teaching is helping someone achieve a dream. My parents always told me to seek out and surround myself with others who can help me become the best I can be, and I hope that I can do that for my students. Together we can go where you want to go. I had plenty of help from those who led
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