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Carina F.

Cold Spring, NY

$40/hour

Personable Tutor with MA Degree for Social Sciences & More

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$40/Hour


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San Francisco State University
Anthropology - Film
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Master's
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor - candidacy exams
Other

Education

San Francisco State University (Anthropology - Film)

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Master's)

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor - candidacy exams (Other)

About Carina

Greetings! There are two simple secrets to writing well - solid organization and clarity. Organization develops clear thoughts; clear wording prevents redundancy and over-writing. But I also believe this process must be guided by an individual's personal learning style. Together we can find your natural study rhythm and develop strong writing skills.

I hold a master's degree and candidacy in cultural anthropology from the University of Michigan and have spent 8 years as a freelance writer. During college I tutored students in a variety of subjects, and in graduate school I tutored students one-on-one in office hours as a teaching assistant for anthropology and film studies classes. I currently work as a professional tutor for Dutchess Community College during the academic year. I am respectful and personable by nature, patient and professional as a tutor.

Starting out as an academic writer helped me develop good analytic writing skills; as a grant writer I developed strong argumentation; and as a PR writer I honed a more expository and engaging style. Highly detail oriented with strong analytic abilities (perfect score on the GRE Analytic Section), I can help you grasp any subject, as well as organize and improve your writing skills.
Greetings! There are two simple secrets to writing well - solid organization and clarity. Organization develops clear thoughts; clear wording prevents redundancy and over-writing. But I also believe this process must be guided by an individual's personal learning style. Together we can find your natural study rhythm and develop strong writing Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Cold Spring, NY 10516
In-person lessons
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2
Science:
Anthropology
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English,
Grammar,
Proofreading,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading, Study Skills

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.

Anthropology

I hold a Master's Degree in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. I have also attained candidacy toward the PhD in anthropology and conducted over-seas fieldwork in Nepal (on a Fulbright-Hayes scholarship).

English

As a freelance writer, excellent language use, grammar, and proofreading skills are a requirement. At the University of Michigan, my graduate program was heavily informed by literary theory and cultural studies, making analysis of text, literature and behavior a top priority.

Grammar

As a freelance writer, excellent grammar and proofreading skills are a requirement. I can help you develop an eye and an ear for these details.

Proofreading

As a freelance writer, my proofreading skills are excellent. I can help you develop an eye for these details.

Social Studies

At the core of cultural anthropology lies the same dynamic explored by the umbrella-field of social studies: the relationship between the individual and society. Anthropology takes on the same key topics, including culture, the development of institutions, governance, history and environment, religion, civic duty, and consumption - enhanced by a comparative, global perspective. As such, my knowledge of anthropology qualifies me to tutor all subjects in the social sciences at either the high school or college level.

Writing

A simple secret to writing well is good organization and clarity. As a freelance writer for 12 years, I've honed these skills thoroughly. I advanced my skills as an analytic writer while a graduate student at the University of Michigan in a theory-heavy Anthropology program. I later worked as an international development writer for USAID while in Nepal, which helped me develop a strong argumentative/persuasive style, as did my three-year stint as a grant writer back in NYC. Six years as a public relations writer for firms specializing in high-end travel and restaurants taught me a more expository and engaging style.

San Francisco State University
Anthropology - Film
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Master's
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor - candidacy exams
Other

Education

San Francisco State University (Anthropology - Film)

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Master's)

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor - candidacy exams (Other)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Carina will travel within 20 miles of Cold Spring, NY 10516.