Over 20 tutoring hours

Olya T.

New York, NY

$100/hour

Accomplished Writing Tutor

In-person lessons
5.0 average from 23 ratings
Excellent tutor and dedicated!
— Keren, New York, NY on 1/18/16

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City University of New York, Brooklyn College
English
Indiana University - Bloomington, IN
Master's

Education

City University of New York, Brooklyn College (English)

Indiana University - Bloomington, IN (Master's)

About Olya

I am a professional writer of commentary and literary essays. I have worked as a columnist and essayist for Newsday, The Philadelpia Inquirer, and other publications, including NPR, and have had my blog posts picked up by various online and academic outlets. My writing is also featured in a nonprofit website and in an international European forum.

I am multilingual and I taught essay-writing, literature, and ESL at UNC. I have taught upper level writing classes at other universities. I am also a judge of a literary essay contest, sponsored by a nonprofit.

I enjoy helping others improve their oral and written language skills and am gentle and encouraging of all student efforts. I have worked with middle schoolers, high school students, college students and adults.

In teaching writing, I stress clarity, organization, and support as a basis for all good writing. I include lessons on style and grammar when applicable. I relate these methods to all forms of writing and to all the disciplines. My goal is to help students develop the ability to think and write analytically, no matter what the topic and to enable them, through writing, to take part in a larger dialogue about the world.

My students show concrete improvement in their analytical skills and an improved ability to present a unified and tightly structured argument. Improvement is also reflected in their understanding of the writing process and in their own evaluations of their work. My students also report an enhanced interest in and a renewed excitement about the field of writing.

I am also a member of the New York Learning Specialists Group.
I am a professional writer of commentary and literary essays. I have worked as a columnist and essayist for Newsday, The Philadelpia Inquirer, and other publications, including NPR, and have had my blog posts picked up by various online and academic outlets. My writing is also featured in a Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Cancelled lessons should be rescheduled within the week.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of New York, NY 10024
In-person lessons

"Excellent tutor and dedicated!"

- Keren, New York, NY on 1/18/16

"Great tutor"

- Deniz, West New York, NJ on 10/18/15
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, Common Core, GED, LSAT, PSAT, Regents, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, SSAT, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Common Core, Grammar,
Phonics, Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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English

I have taught writing, literature, and advanced writing classes on the college level. I am very patient explaining English grammar and usage. I can show you how to develop the skill of analysis in your writing.

ESL/ESOL

I taught intensive English as a Second Language classes at the University of North Carolina. I also taught English to groups of adult professionals and individuals. I taught grammar reading, writing, conversation at all levels, from introductory to advanced.

Grammar

Have taught writing, including grammar, on the college level. Am a writer. Worked as an editor. Have perfect grammar. Am very patient explaining English grammar and usage.

Reading

Perhaps the best way to master reading is to become a "reader." I ask students to read aloud. I then ask questions about what they read, to ensure comprehension, and I go over new vocabulary words.

SAT Reading

I taught writing on the college level. Have perfect grammar. Am very patient explaining complex topics in a clear and simple way. Can not only teach study strategies, but the concepts your child needs to master for the SAT.

Writing

I taught writing on the college level. I initially taught introductory composition essays. My academic focus of interest was the essay. I helped establish a writing program at a college together with the editor of the Best Essays series of books that come out every year. I went on to become a commentary writer and essayist, teaching the occasional advanced nonfiction writing class, and am now also working on a book.

City University of New York, Brooklyn College
English
Indiana University - Bloomington, IN
Master's

Education

City University of New York, Brooklyn College (English)

Indiana University - Bloomington, IN (Master's)

Excellent tutor and dedicated! — Olya has been helping me improve my writing and English skills. What I like about Olya is that she puts in extra effort in making her students understand the assignments and writing process and that she wants her students to succeed. I've also improved my confidence and got A in my English class working with Olya. ...

— Keren, New York, NY on 1/18/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $100.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Cancelled lessons should be rescheduled within the week.

Travel policy

Olya will travel within 10 miles of New York, NY 10024.