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Carol J.

Expert Essay Coach / Test Prep Tutor: SAT, ACT, ISEE, SHSAT

Expert Essay Coach / Test Prep Tutor: SAT, ACT, ISEE, SHSAT

$100/hour

  • 375 hours tutoring

About Carol


Bio

Hi! I'm Carol, and I have experience helping students to improve their ELA skills to excel in school, boost their test scores, and shine in writing essays to win acceptance to elite NYC prep and specialized high schools and colleges including Harvard, U.C. Berkeley, U Penn, and Dartmouth.
I'm also a professional writer for companies like Scholastic and Bio.com, and am patient and passionate about helping students to achieve their goals.
I joined Wyzant after 5 years of tutoring in SAT,...

Hi! I'm Carol, and I have experience helping students to improve their ELA skills to excel in school, boost their test scores, and shine in writing essays to win acceptance to elite NYC prep and specialized high schools and colleges including Harvard, U.C. Berkeley, U Penn, and Dartmouth.
I'm also a professional writer for companies like Scholastic and Bio.com, and am patient and passionate about helping students to achieve their goals.
I joined Wyzant after 5 years of tutoring in SAT, ACT, ISEE, SSAT, and SHSAT for Kaplan Test Prep and Riseman Education. (Parent and student references available upon request.)
I have a bachelor's degree from Smith College and a master's degree from NYU, and I believe the key to success is tailoring lessons to match each student's unique abilities and aspirations, and drawing from a wide variety of online and text tools to engage and challenge them while mastering the skills they need to fulfill their dream goals. Reach out any time to ask questions or schedule a lesson!

Here are some comments from recent students and their families:
• "I got into Harvard!! You were such a major part of my application and I thank you so much!!" - Amber (Student accepted to Harvard 12/2019)
• "We're all pretty pleased, ACT composite score of 35. English 36; Math 31; Reading 36, Science 35, writing 9 (9,8,9,9), ELA 34; STEM 33, I really give a ton of credit to the work you did with her. You really set the tone, got her doing those practice tests-/and essays. Thank you so much!!" - Adrienne (mother of Riseman ACT student accepted to Dartmouth.)
• "Thank you so much for your help with Jerry! You were so helpful to him and gave him so much confidence. He has been struggling and it really just made all the difference. His scores were much higher than the first practice test we tried before meeting you!" - Diane (mother of Kaplan ISEE student)


Education

Smith College
Literature, Fine Art
New York University
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $100
  • Rate details: Group rates available starting at $150 per hour for 2 students in a session and up.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 2/10/2019

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar

Elementary Education

Reading,

Reading

A passionate believer in the power of reading to open all doors, I have been helping students learn to read (and love to read) since 2010. I started as a volunteer tutor through New York Cares at a NYC struggling school, then co-founded Read It All Up®, an in-school program for grades K-5 designed to excite students about reading through a taste experience. We launched our pilot program at Philip's Academy Charter School in Newark, N.J. in 2012. Additionally, I write and edit materials for literacy programs like Scholastic's Read 180 and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's Get Curious that help millions of students nationwide learn to read. I've been tutoring high school students through Riseman Education in NY for over 5 years, and have been a Kaplan college and high school test prep tutor since 2017.
Grammar, Vocabulary

English

ACT English,

ACT English

A professional writer who creates literacy texts for education companies like Scholastic, I'm joining Wyzant's platform with over 5 years of experience helping students to boost their scores on the SAT, ACT, ISEE, SSAT, and SHSAT. (References from the families I've worked with available upon request.) I combine techniques developed with Riseman Education and Kaplan along with a variety of online and text resources to tailor unique lesson plans to meet the student's specific goals and needs. I'm experienced, patient, and love to help my students achieve success!
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I am a professional writer who creates literacy texts for education companies like Scholastic, I'm joining Wyzant's platform with over 5 years of experience helping students to boost their scores on the SAT, ACT, ISEE, SSAT, and SHSAT. I combine techniques honed working for Riseman Education and Kaplan Test Prep along with a variety of resources to tailor unique lesson plans to meet the student's specific goals and needs. I'm experienced, patient, and love to help my students achieve success!
English,

English

I have been a professional writer for over 10 years, and since 2014, have been developing, writing, and editing materials for use in classrooms K-12 for companies including Scholastic and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. The only thing more rewarding than creating programs and tools to help students master the use of the English language in reading and writing is to put those tools to use while tutoring one-on-one!
Reading,

Reading

A passionate believer in the power of reading to open all doors, I have been helping students learn to read (and love to read) since 2010. I started as a volunteer tutor through New York Cares at a NYC struggling school, then co-founded Read It All Up®, an in-school program for grades K-5 designed to excite students about reading through a taste experience. We launched our pilot program at Philip's Academy Charter School in Newark, N.J. in 2012. Additionally, I write and edit materials for literacy programs like Scholastic's Read 180 and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's Get Curious that help millions of students nationwide learn to read. I've been tutoring high school students through Riseman Education in NY for over 5 years, and have been a Kaplan college and high school test prep tutor since 2017.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

A professional writer who creates literacy texts for education companies like Scholastic, I'm joining Wyzant's platform with over 5 years of experience helping students to boost their scores on the SAT, ACT, ISEE, SSAT, and SHSAT. (References from the families I've worked with available upon request.) Mastering strategies for the test is as important as knowing the content, and the techniques honed in my work for Kaplan and Risemen Education are designed to help students do exactly that. To employ those techniques, I use a variety of online and text resources to tailor unique lesson plans to meet the student's specific goals and needs. I'm experienced, patient, and love to help my students achieve success!
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

A professional writer who creates literacy texts for education companies like Scholastic, I'm joining Wyzant's platform with over 5 years of experience helping students to boost their scores on the SAT, ACT, ISEE, SSAT, and SHSAT. (References from the families I've worked with available upon request.) Mastering strategies for the test is as important as knowing the content, and the techniques honed in my work for Kaplan Test Prep and Risemen Education are designed to help students do exactly that. To employ those techniques, I use a variety of online and text resources to tailor unique lesson plans to meet the student's specific goals and needs. I'm experienced, patient, and love to help my students achieve success!
Writing,

Writing

I earned a bachelor's degree cum laude at Smith College and a master's degree at New York University that enabled me to build a career as a writer / producer in television and education media. Mentoring emerging writers—helping them to express themselves through eloquent language, coherent essay structure, irresistible characters, and dramatic story arcs—was often the most thrilling part of any project. I began helping my friends' children write their college application essays to gain entry to top schools, and have been tutoring professionally for the past 5 years. By tailoring a lesson plan to match each individual student's strengths and challenges, I've helped middle school students improve their writing skills and boost their grades, and have coached high school students in writing essays that helped them gain entry to colleges such as U Penn Dartmouth, and Georgetown.
Grammar, Literature, Vocabulary

Homeschool

English,

English

I have been a professional writer for over 10 years, and since 2014, have been developing, writing, and editing materials for use in classrooms K-12 for companies including Scholastic and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. The only thing more rewarding than creating programs and tools to help students master the use of the English language in reading and writing is to put those tools to use while tutoring one-on-one!
Reading,

Reading

A passionate believer in the power of reading to open all doors, I have been helping students learn to read (and love to read) since 2010. I started as a volunteer tutor through New York Cares at a NYC struggling school, then co-founded Read It All Up®, an in-school program for grades K-5 designed to excite students about reading through a taste experience. We launched our pilot program at Philip's Academy Charter School in Newark, N.J. in 2012. Additionally, I write and edit materials for literacy programs like Scholastic's Read 180 and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's Get Curious that help millions of students nationwide learn to read. I've been tutoring high school students through Riseman Education in NY for over 5 years, and have been a Kaplan college and high school test prep tutor since 2017.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

A professional writer who creates literacy texts for education companies like Scholastic, I'm joining Wyzant's platform with over 5 years of experience helping students to boost their scores on the SAT, ACT, ISEE, SSAT, and SHSAT. (References from the families I've worked with available upon request.) Mastering strategies for the test is as important as knowing the content, and the techniques honed in my work for Kaplan and Risemen Education are designed to help students do exactly that. To employ those techniques, I use a variety of online and text resources to tailor unique lesson plans to meet the student's specific goals and needs. I'm experienced, patient, and love to help my students achieve success!
Writing

Writing

I earned a bachelor's degree cum laude at Smith College and a master's degree at New York University that enabled me to build a career as a writer / producer in television and education media. Mentoring emerging writers—helping them to express themselves through eloquent language, coherent essay structure, irresistible characters, and dramatic story arcs—was often the most thrilling part of any project. I began helping my friends' children write their college application essays to gain entry to top schools, and have been tutoring professionally for the past 5 years. By tailoring a lesson plan to match each individual student's strengths and challenges, I've helped middle school students improve their writing skills and boost their grades, and have coached high school students in writing essays that helped them gain entry to colleges such as U Penn Dartmouth, and Georgetown.

Most Popular

English,

English

I have been a professional writer for over 10 years, and since 2014, have been developing, writing, and editing materials for use in classrooms K-12 for companies including Scholastic and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. The only thing more rewarding than creating programs and tools to help students master the use of the English language in reading and writing is to put those tools to use while tutoring one-on-one!
Reading,

Reading

A passionate believer in the power of reading to open all doors, I have been helping students learn to read (and love to read) since 2010. I started as a volunteer tutor through New York Cares at a NYC struggling school, then co-founded Read It All Up®, an in-school program for grades K-5 designed to excite students about reading through a taste experience. We launched our pilot program at Philip's Academy Charter School in Newark, N.J. in 2012. Additionally, I write and edit materials for literacy programs like Scholastic's Read 180 and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's Get Curious that help millions of students nationwide learn to read. I've been tutoring high school students through Riseman Education in NY for over 5 years, and have been a Kaplan college and high school test prep tutor since 2017.
Writing

Writing

I earned a bachelor's degree cum laude at Smith College and a master's degree at New York University that enabled me to build a career as a writer / producer in television and education media. Mentoring emerging writers—helping them to express themselves through eloquent language, coherent essay structure, irresistible characters, and dramatic story arcs—was often the most thrilling part of any project. I began helping my friends' children write their college application essays to gain entry to top schools, and have been tutoring professionally for the past 5 years. By tailoring a lesson plan to match each individual student's strengths and challenges, I've helped middle school students improve their writing skills and boost their grades, and have coached high school students in writing essays that helped them gain entry to colleges such as U Penn Dartmouth, and Georgetown.

Summer

Reading,

Reading

A passionate believer in the power of reading to open all doors, I have been helping students learn to read (and love to read) since 2010. I started as a volunteer tutor through New York Cares at a NYC struggling school, then co-founded Read It All Up®, an in-school program for grades K-5 designed to excite students about reading through a taste experience. We launched our pilot program at Philip's Academy Charter School in Newark, N.J. in 2012. Additionally, I write and edit materials for literacy programs like Scholastic's Read 180 and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's Get Curious that help millions of students nationwide learn to read. I've been tutoring high school students through Riseman Education in NY for over 5 years, and have been a Kaplan college and high school test prep tutor since 2017.
Writing

Writing

I earned a bachelor's degree cum laude at Smith College and a master's degree at New York University that enabled me to build a career as a writer / producer in television and education media. Mentoring emerging writers—helping them to express themselves through eloquent language, coherent essay structure, irresistible characters, and dramatic story arcs—was often the most thrilling part of any project. I began helping my friends' children write their college application essays to gain entry to top schools, and have been tutoring professionally for the past 5 years. By tailoring a lesson plan to match each individual student's strengths and challenges, I've helped middle school students improve their writing skills and boost their grades, and have coached high school students in writing essays that helped them gain entry to colleges such as U Penn Dartmouth, and Georgetown.

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

A professional writer who creates literacy texts for education companies like Scholastic, I'm joining Wyzant's platform with over 5 years of experience helping students to boost their scores on the SAT, ACT, ISEE, SSAT, and SHSAT. (References from the families I've worked with available upon request.) I combine techniques developed with Riseman Education and Kaplan along with a variety of online and text resources to tailor unique lesson plans to meet the student's specific goals and needs. I'm experienced, patient, and love to help my students achieve success!
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I am a professional writer who creates literacy texts for education companies like Scholastic, I'm joining Wyzant's platform with over 5 years of experience helping students to boost their scores on the SAT, ACT, ISEE, SSAT, and SHSAT. I combine techniques honed working for Riseman Education and Kaplan Test Prep along with a variety of resources to tailor unique lesson plans to meet the student's specific goals and needs. I'm experienced, patient, and love to help my students achieve success!
ISEE,

ISEE

In addition to college tests, I have over three years of experience tutoring ISEE, SSAT, and SHSAT for KAPLAN TEST PREP. My ISEE students last year were all accepted to their top choice schools as were many of my SHSAT students. Understanding the differences between the tests (the ISEE is generally better for students who excel in math and the SSAT for those who enjoy ELA and writing), and tailoring strategies to boost each student's unique abilities in reading / text analysis, writing, math, logic, reasoning, and language skills is the key to success!
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

A professional writer who creates literacy texts for education companies like Scholastic, I'm joining Wyzant's platform with over 5 years of experience helping students to boost their scores on the SAT, ACT, ISEE, SSAT, and SHSAT. (References from the families I've worked with available upon request.) Mastering strategies for the test is as important as knowing the content, and the techniques honed in my work for Kaplan and Risemen Education are designed to help students do exactly that. To employ those techniques, I use a variety of online and text resources to tailor unique lesson plans to meet the student's specific goals and needs. I'm experienced, patient, and love to help my students achieve success!
SAT Writing

SAT Writing

A professional writer who creates literacy texts for education companies like Scholastic, I'm joining Wyzant's platform with over 5 years of experience helping students to boost their scores on the SAT, ACT, ISEE, SSAT, and SHSAT. (References from the families I've worked with available upon request.) Mastering strategies for the test is as important as knowing the content, and the techniques honed in my work for Kaplan Test Prep and Risemen Education are designed to help students do exactly that. To employ those techniques, I use a variety of online and text resources to tailor unique lesson plans to meet the student's specific goals and needs. I'm experienced, patient, and love to help my students achieve success!

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Great patient and knowledgeable tutor

We had several classes with Carol already. She has great knowledge about ISEE test and how to prepare her students. She also works well with the kids and understands their weaknesses and how to address them. Learning is a process.

Heather, 3 lessons with Carol

First Session

My daughter had a great first session with Carol. She discussed my daughter's needs, assessed her reading fluency and comprehension and gave encouraging feedback. My daughter is finally willing to work with a tutor who is not her mother! Finally!

Vidya, 14 lessons with Carol

Friendly, Patient and Experienced English Tutor!

My daughter is a high school student and needed her help with an essay for her English class. Carol is very professional and experienced. She is very friendly and patient with her students. She is very helpful and knows exactly how to help her students achieve success. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for an excellent tutor, she will not disappoint!

Andreani, 4 lessons with Carol

Wonderful teacher

Carol not only gives my son SAT strategies, her classes have been giving the confidence he needed to do well. His report card average is 87 for English now and that never happened before. I was concerned about having online classes, but she can keep him interested during the full hour and 1/2. She gives me honest feedback after the sessions and guides him through assignments to be done for the classes. Thank you so much, Carol!!

Alessandra, 34 lessons with Carol

Great tutor !!

We have had many sessions now with Carol since last quarter. Renzo has been improving and getting better on his writing. She is patient and always very engaging.

Angeline, 29 lessons with Carol
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$100/hour

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Response time: 2 hours