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Stephen C.

Ithaca, NY

$50/hour

Sixteen years of experience teaching English

In-person lessons

$50/Hour


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Cornell University
English
Binghamton University
MEd

Education

Cornell University (English)

Binghamton University (MEd)

About Stephen

I've taught all areas of high school-level English and SAT prep for 16 years, in both the United States and South Korea. I have a love for the subject and for working with young people to improve their skills, their enjoyment, and ultimately their success in school and in business. I have found a blend of respect for the student, respect for the subject, and an informal and friendly approach to be most effective.

What I enjoy most in teaching and tutoring is the "light bulb" moment, when the student suddenly completely understands a point that was once difficult. After the light bulb moment, the student has the topic down cold. You can almost see a brightening come on in his or her eyes, and that's the most rewarding part of the experience for us both.

I have the following academic qualifications and accolades: B.A. English, Cornell University; M.A., English Education, Binghamton University; 99th percentile Verbal SAT score (761) and English subject test (754); Teacher of the Year award, St. Paul Preparatory School (South Korea), 2010-2011. Experience with teaching literature, reading and writing skills, grammar, SAT preparation and test-taking strategies.

I offer in-person and online tutoring sessions to fit your schedule. Please contact me online for more information and/or to set up a free introductory meeting.
I've taught all areas of high school-level English and SAT prep for 16 years, in both the United States and South Korea. I have a love for the subject and for working with young people to improve their skills, their enjoyment, and ultimately their success in school and in business. I have found a blend of respect for the student, respect for the Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Ithaca, NY 14850
In-person lessons
English:
Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
Language:
Reading, Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Public Speaking, Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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SAT Reading

I have taught reading comprehension and test-taking skills for 17 years, in Florida and South Korea.

Cornell University
English
Binghamton University
MEd

Education

Cornell University (English)

Binghamton University (MEd)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Stephen will travel within 20 miles of Ithaca, NY 14850.