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Tyler H.

Astoria, NY

$120/hour

Little Ivy Grad/NYU PhD for Test Prep, Writing, College Counseling

200+ Hours
4.9 average from 74 ratings
Well-prepared and encouraging tutor!
— Johanna, Bronxville, NY on 9/23/15

$120/Hour


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Haverford College
English
New York University
Enrolled

Education

Haverford College (English)

New York University (Enrolled)

About Tyler

I'm a graduate of Haverford College, a top-ten liberal arts institution, and am currently a PhD student in Comparative Literature at NYU where I also teach undergraduate literature courses. For almost a decade, I've been working with students of all backgrounds and skill levels, tutoring high school and college writing, as well as the SAT, ACT and, for the past four years, the GRE. Additionally, I have designed SAT, ACT and GRE practice questions for professional tutoring companies which have been used in both classroom settings and in practice test booklets. When helping students prepare for standardized tests, I begin with a comprehensive diagnostic exam to isolate both problem areas and areas of competence, which I then use as a basis to construct a personalized study program for each student. My goal is always to help the student maximize their potential in the most efficient way possible—so neither time nor money is wasted!

I have also worked as a private admissions counselor for the past five years, harnessing my extensive behind-the-scenes experience at top-tier undergraduate and graduate programs to help prospective students craft applications that speak to admissions committees, and most importantly, that stand out amongst the endless stacks of applications that clutter their desks. I offer comprehensive admissions counseling (covering everything from the application to the interview) as well as assistance with individual aspects of the application (essays, personal statements, CVs, etc.). In the past twelve months alone, I've guided successful undergraduate and graduate applications to Stanford, Columbia, Brown, Yale, NYU Stern, Wharton, and Harvard Medical School, among others.

Whether I'm helping you or your child with a high school English project or an application to a top-five law school, my goal in every case is to provide personalized assistance designed to maximize your individual potential and to always make the process as fun (or at least as painless!) as possible. I'm also told my jokes are sometimes funny, and my students have paid me many high compliments, such as "Hey, you're not as nerdy as I would have guessed!" and (from a parent) "You know, I've never liked tutors but you're pretty alright."

Finally, please note that I am more than willing to negotiate reduced rates for individuals who would like to schedule regular tutoring or extended sessions. Additionally, if you feel like I might be an ideal fit but financial constraints make my rate untenable, please send me an email explaining your circumstances— reduced rates are possible in cases of genuine financial hardship; just ask!
I'm a graduate of Haverford College, a top-ten liberal arts institution, and am currently a PhD student in Comparative Literature at NYU where I also teach undergraduate literature courses. For almost a decade, I've been working with students of all backgrounds and skill levels, tutoring high school and college writing, as well as the SAT, ACT Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 12 miles of Astoria, NY 11103
Background Check: Passed

"Well-prepared and encouraging tutor!"

- Johanna, Bronxville, NY on 9/23/15

"Honest, Patient and Caring"

- Lisa, Bronx, NY on 5/31/17

"Excellent Tutor"

- Kaili, New York, NY on 9/29/15

"Helpful as expected."

- Nicholas, New York, NY on 8/17/15

"knowledgeable patient"

- Sam, Bronx, NY on 7/17/15

"Knowledgeable"

- Sasha, New York, NY on 5/29/15

"Very friendly, and efficient"

- Melat, Alexandria, VA on 5/15/15
Math:
Algebra 1, GRE
Science:
PSAT
Music:
Guitar
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, College Counseling,
GRE, PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Reading, TOEFL, Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
ADHD, Reading
Elementary Education:
ADHD, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
ESL/ESOL, GRE, Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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College Counseling

As a graduate of a liberal arts college ranked #11 of all colleges and universities by Forbes, and as a current student in a PhD program ranked #3 in my field, I am intimately familiar with the intricate nature of undergraduate and graduate admissions processes, and especially the admissions processes of so called "top tier" universities. As a minority student at Haverford, I was frequently asked to meet with prospective minority students to help them decide if Haverford was a good choice for them, and to help them weigh the pros and cons of attending Haverford versus others schools they were considering or had applied to. If they had not already been accepted to Haverford, I was also tasked with discussing their application with them, and giving advice that might help them improve their chances of admission. This not only gave me valuable experience with college counseling, but also afforded me a behind the scenes look at the admissions process, as staff frequently spoke with me about how admissions decisions are made, what they look for in a candidate, etc. Additionally, graduate students at NYU are an important part of the admissions process, and have a major impact on helping select future graduate students. As such, I have also been privy to the inner-workings of graduate student admissions, and have learned a lot of "inside information" about what graduate admissions committees do and do not want to see in "statements of purpose," the seriousness with which GRE scores are taken, and the role that letters of recommendation play. I believe this experience will greatly aid my ability to tutor college counseling effectively.

Guitar

I have played and studied guitar for close to fifteen years, and have taught guitar lessons for the last five. I am an experienced player with a solid knowledge of musical theory, and possess a highly advanced technical prowess. I teach basic to intermediate guitar, as well as advanced blues, rock, and "shred" guitar. Regarding these advanced topics, I specialize in teaching blues, pentatonic, and major/minor scale improvisation, as well as difficult "shred" guitar techniques, such as sweep picking, legato and alternate picking.

Haverford College
English
New York University
Enrolled

Education

Haverford College (English)

New York University (Enrolled)

Well-prepared and encouraging tutor!

Tyler is a great tutor - skilled at recognizing my particular needs and speaking in a language that I can understand. He always knows how to rephrase things I don't get the first time around. He has clearly tutored many students and always gives me a realistic but encouraging sense of where I'm at and what I need to to focus on. Ready and willing to provide lots of materials for study. I would hig

— Johanna, Bronxville, NY on 9/23/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $120.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Tyler will travel within 12 miles of Astoria, NY 11103.