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Tyler H.

Astoria, NY


NYU PhD/Haverford Grad for Test Prep, Writing, College Counseling, etc

4.9 average from 69 ratings
Well-prepared and encouraging tutor!
— Johanna, Bronxville, NY on 9/23/15

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Haverford College
New York University


Haverford College (English)

New York University (Enrolled)

About Tyler

Hi everyone! I am currently a PhD student in Comparative Literature at NYU and hold a BA in English from Haverford College. I have years of professional tutoring and college counseling experience, covering subjects ranging from the SAT, ACT and the GRE, to the humanities and writing in all its forms (admissions essays, research essays, general non-fiction and fiction, cover letters, etc.). I'm reliable, down to earth, and adapt my methods to each individual student in order to find strategies that work best for them. I'm confident I can help you, your student or your child achieve their goals. Hi everyone! I am currently a PhD student in Comparative Literature at NYU and hold a BA in English from Haverford College. I have years of professional tutoring and Read more

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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

"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


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

"Very friendly, and efficient"

- Melat, Alexandria, VA on 5/15/15
Algebra 1
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
Special Needs:
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

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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.


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
New York University


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: $80.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

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