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Cheryl T.

Towaco, NJ

$80/hour

Experienced English tutor specializing in writing and test prep

In-person lessons
4.9 average from 91 ratings
Very Good
— STEVE, Bloomingdale, NJ on 3/31/15

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Boston University
English literature
Northwestern University
Master's

Education

Boston University (English literature)

Northwestern University (Master's)

About Cheryl

A former writer, editor and high school English teacher, I am now tutoring students for the SAT/ACT tests and high school English class work. For the SAT/ACT, I draw on a variety of test strategies such as those included in the College Board SAT Study Guide, The Princeton Review Reading and Writing Prep and Barron's SAT Writing and Reading Workbooks. I review several strategies with my students and let them decide which strategy works best for them.

I always ask my students to take a diagnostic test before we start working together so that I can identify weaknesses and track the student's progress. The student can administer the test him or herself or I can do it for a fee. There is also a practice test on the SAT website which can be used as a diagnostic test.

I have been tutoring for four years and find the work challenging and fun. The college prep tests are tricky and require logic and practice. Reading comprehension is a major concern for many students, and I spend a lot of time reviewing questions on main idea, inference and author's tone. As a high school English teacher with a bachelor's degree in English literature and language, I can provide my students the skills and knowledge they need to improve in this area.

Students also stress over the essay, and we spend many hours writing essays together. I hold a master's degree in journalism and worked as a writer and editor for magazines and in corporate communications. I am able to draw on my work experience to help students strengthen their writing skills. We brainstorm, outline and practice with different prompts, all of which helps students overcome their anxiety and write the best essay possible.

College prep is hard work, but it can also be challenging and fun. Let me help your teenager succeed. Please email me so we can meet and start working together.
A former writer, editor and high school English teacher, I am now tutoring students for the SAT/ACT tests and high school English class work. For the SAT/ACT, I draw on a variety of test strategies such as those included in the College Board SAT Study Guide, The Princeton Review Reading and Writing Prep and Barron's SAT Writing and Reading Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

I will administer a diagnostic SAT or ACT test for a $50 hourly rate.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Towaco, NJ 07082
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Very Good"

- STEVE, Bloomingdale, NJ on 3/31/15

"Patient and very knowledgeable"

- Lisa, Fairfield, NJ on 3/3/16

"First lesson. We are very happy."

- Nerraj, Pine Brook, NJ on 12/10/14
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading,
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.

ACT English

I hold a bachelor's degree in English Literature and language from Boston University and a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism. I worked for many years as a writer and editor. More recently, I was employed as a middle and high school English teacher. Up until this summer, I tutored a middle and high school student in Denville, NJ for two years. I can give you his mother's name if you would like a reference. I also tutored many middle school students while I was working for the Huntington Learning Center in Verona, NJ.

ACT Reading

I hold a bachelor's degree in English literature and language from Boston University and a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University. I worked for many years as a writer and editor and more recently as a high school English teacher in Livingston, NJ. I love tutoring for the ACT and SAT because the tests are so challenging, and students have to think strategically and logically. Let's discuss how I can help you do your best on the ACT and get into the top college of your choice.

English

I hold a bachelor's degree in English literature and language from Boston University. I worked as a writer and editor for many years. I was also a high school and middle school English teacher and I currently tutor individual students in English literature, grammar and test prep.

Grammar

I hold a bachelor's degree in English literature and language from Boston University and a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern. I worked for several years as a writer and editor where a strong command of grammar is essential. I also taught grammar on the high school and middle school level.

Literature

I hold a bachelor's degree in English literature and language from Boston University. I was a high school and middle school English teacher and I tutored individual students in literature.

Proofreading

I worked as a technical editor for three years where I proofread and copy edited research articles written by engineers. I taught English at Livingston high school where I worked with New Jersey's top teachers and students. For the past three years I have tutored students in critical reading and in writing for work in their high school English classes and for the SAT/ACT.

Reading

I have been tutoring English for three years. I am former high school and middle school English teacher. I hold a bachelor's degree in English literature and language from Boston University and a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University.

SAT Reading

I hold a bachelor's degree from Boston University in English
literature and language and a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University. I worked for several years as a writer and editor and more recently as a high school English teacher in Livingston, NJ. I have been tutoring for three years in both English classroom work and SAT/ACT prep. I find SAT tutoring both challenging and fun.

SAT Writing

I have been tutoring students for the SAT English tests for almost four years. I have helped at least 100 students prepare for this challenging exam. My students range from top ranked private school boys and girls shooting for the ivy league to struggling learning disabled pupils hoping to break 500 on the writing portion of the test. Prior to my tutoring position, I worked as a high school English teacher in Livingston, NJ. I also spent many years as a writer and editor for business magazines and in corporate communications. I hold a masters degree in journalism from Northwestern University and a bachelor's degree in English literature and language from Boston University.

Vocabulary

I hold a bachelor's degree in English literature and language from Boston University and a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University. In addition to my work as a writer and editor, I taught English including vocabulary in high school and middle school. I also teach vocabulary as part of the SAT/ACT test prep.

Writing

I hold a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism. I worked for many years as a writer and editor. I also taught writing to seventh and ninth grade students, the latter at Livingston High School. I have also tutored many middle and high school students in writing.

Boston University
English literature
Northwestern University
Master's

Education

Boston University (English literature)

Northwestern University (Master's)

Very Good

Made my daughter feel very comfortable when meeting a strange person to her. She is looking forward to meeting again next week.

— STEVE, Bloomingdale, NJ on 3/31/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $80.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

I will administer a diagnostic SAT or ACT test for a $50 hourly rate.

Travel policy

Cheryl will travel within 10 miles of Towaco, NJ 07082.