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Cheryl T.

Experienced English tutor specializing in writing and test prep

Experienced English tutor specializing in writing and test prep

$80/hour

  • 398 hours tutoring

  • Towaco, NJ 07082

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About Cheryl


Bio

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...

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.


Education

Boston University
English literature
Northwestern University
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $80
  • Rate details: I will administer a diagnostic SAT or ACT test for a $50 hourly rate.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Towaco, NJ 07082
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 9/5/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar,

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.
Proofreading

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.

Elementary Education

Grammar,

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.
Reading,

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.
Vocabulary

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.

English

ACT English,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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

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.

Homeschool

English,

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.
Reading,

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,

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.
Writing

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.

Most Popular

English,

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.
Reading,

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.
Writing

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.

Summer

Reading,

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.
Writing

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.

Test Preparation

ACT English,

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,

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.
SAT Reading,

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

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.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Patient and very knowledgeable

Cheryl is great with my son Vincent. He has a better understanding and she has been giving him tips on how to study more effectively.

Lisa, 5 lessons with Cheryl

First lesson. We are very happy.

We like her, and my daughter is happy to have her. The first lesson was the perfect start we were looking for. She knows how to handle kids, and her experience is quite evident.

Nerraj, 8 lessons with Cheryl

$80/hour

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