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Sophie G.

Ivy League Grad to Help with Writing Projects & College App Essays

Ivy League Grad to Help with Writing Projects & College App Essays

$120/hour

  • 149 hours tutoring

  • Harlem New York, NY 10027

About Sophie


Bio

With more than 10 years of experience helping students craft pieces of writing, I can assist with every stage of the writing process: brainstorming, outlining, drafting, revising, and proofreading. I love writing, and I truly enjoy delving into this work to help students develop a great final product. One of my favorite things about working as a writing tutor is getting to know my students and hearing their stories.

I meet students where they are, targeting my feedback to improve the...

With more than 10 years of experience helping students craft pieces of writing, I can assist with every stage of the writing process: brainstorming, outlining, drafting, revising, and proofreading. I love writing, and I truly enjoy delving into this work to help students develop a great final product. One of my favorite things about working as a writing tutor is getting to know my students and hearing their stories.

I meet students where they are, targeting my feedback to improve the piece of writing at hand. As a skilled writer and editor, I can provide advice to bring out each student's voice and build writing skills that will transfer to future projects.

I have experience working with clients in middle school, high school, college, graduate school, and the professional world. College application essays are a particular specialty of mine, so I know the best ways to approach an essay prompt and how to squeeze everything into your word limit.

Are you looking for detailed feedback on the "big picture" of your writing project? I can help with choosing a topic, planning content, developing a thesis, and building an argument. Are you ready to polish the important details? I am meticulous when it comes to grammar, sentence structure, and word choices.

About Me
As someone who loves learning and problem-solving, I enjoy engaging with students-- and I find that my enthusiasm helps students enjoy our sessions, too! I graduated with honors from Princeton University with a BA in English and certificate in Theater. I am currently a law student at Columbia University.


Education

Princeton University
English
Columbia Law School
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Policies

  • Hourly rate: $120
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 5 miles of New York, NY 10027
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Theater

Theater

I received a Certificate in Theater as my secondary major, which involved studying both theater production and dramatic literature. After participating in an independent student-run theater throughout college, I have worked for three years in respected, innovative, and popular theater companies in New York City and the New England area. I have experience teaching acting, directing, and playwriting. I have extensive knowledge of theater games and techniques.

Business

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I minored in Theater in college, which required me to take several acting classes. This contributed to my public speaking knowledge by teaching me techniques about how to be comfortable speaking in front of people and how to communicate effectively. Since college, I have worked as a teacher, including teaching acting. I can teach techniques for both the internal and external aspects of public speaking. "Internal" would include ways to remain calm and comfortable, things to focus on while speaking. "External" includes things like speaking at the right pace, enunciating clearly, and how to present yourself physically while speaking. In addition to my experience with the performative and communication aspects of public speaking, I also have experience with crafting remarks for public speaking. For 2.5 years, I worked at a college where part of my job was to write remarks for the president and vice president. Some examples included a speech delivered each year at a military tribute service (commemorating alumni of the college who served in the military), remarks at dinner events, and remarks for awards ceremonies. For each of these, I crafted remarks that were geared toward entertaining and communicating a clear message.

Corporate Training

Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I minored in Theater in college, which required me to take several acting classes. This contributed to my public speaking knowledge by teaching me techniques about how to be comfortable speaking in front of people and how to communicate effectively. Since college, I have worked as a teacher, including teaching acting. I can teach techniques for both the internal and external aspects of public speaking. "Internal" would include ways to remain calm and comfortable, things to focus on while speaking. "External" includes things like speaking at the right pace, enunciating clearly, and how to present yourself physically while speaking. In addition to my experience with the performative and communication aspects of public speaking, I also have experience with crafting remarks for public speaking. For 2.5 years, I worked at a college where part of my job was to write remarks for the president and vice president. Some examples included a speech delivered each year at a military tribute service (commemorating alumni of the college who served in the military), remarks at dinner events, and remarks for awards ceremonies. For each of these, I crafted remarks that were geared toward entertaining and communicating a clear message.
French, Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

English

Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I minored in Theater in college, which required me to take several acting classes. This contributed to my public speaking knowledge by teaching me techniques about how to be comfortable speaking in front of people and how to communicate effectively. Since college, I have worked as a teacher, including teaching acting. I can teach techniques for both the internal and external aspects of public speaking. "Internal" would include ways to remain calm and comfortable, things to focus on while speaking. "External" includes things like speaking at the right pace, enunciating clearly, and how to present yourself physically while speaking. In addition to my experience with the performative and communication aspects of public speaking, I also have experience with crafting remarks for public speaking. For 2.5 years, I worked at a college where part of my job was to write remarks for the president and vice president. Some examples included a speech delivered each year at a military tribute service (commemorating alumni of the college who served in the military), remarks at dinner events, and remarks for awards ceremonies. For each of these, I crafted remarks that were geared toward entertaining and communicating a clear message.
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing

Homeschool

English, French, Reading, Writing

Language

French

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English, French, Reading, Writing

Other

College Counseling

College Counseling

During my four years at Princeton, I tutored high school students preparing to apply to college. I advised them on putting together a complete application that best displayed their talents. I also did in-depth work with college essays, beginning with brainstorming ideas, coaching them on the writing process, and continuing to the end through rigorous editing and proof-reading. Since my own time in college, I have continued to tutor/advise high school juniors and seniors preparing to apply to college.

Summer

French, Reading, Writing

Test Preparation

College Counseling

College Counseling

During my four years at Princeton, I tutored high school students preparing to apply to college. I advised them on putting together a complete application that best displayed their talents. I also did in-depth work with college essays, beginning with brainstorming ideas, coaching them on the writing process, and continuing to the end through rigorous editing and proof-reading. Since my own time in college, I have continued to tutor/advise high school juniors and seniors preparing to apply to college.

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Ratings and Reviews


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knowledgeable, patient, and the best

She helped my son with college apps essays. She is a compassionate, loving person and responds very quickly. Her writing and editing skills are exceptional. You won't be disappointed!

Reeta, 16 lessons with Sophie

Knowledgeable tutor and strong writer

Review of my paper to be edited ahead of a scheduled meeting. Strong writer with technical legal writing skills able to guide me along, and make great improvements to my approach and finished product.

Valerie, 3 lessons with Sophie

Very professional and time efficient - Will contract again!

Sophie was very clear and efficient with our time. She helped my husband edit/ re-write and re-structure his L.L.M law school entrance essay -a 3 page personal statement and a 500 word version. Within 4 hours of tutoring the essay is superb! She was very personable and made sure to understand our needs. She is in law school herself so understands the landscape of this professional field. I would highly recommend Sophie for any of your writing needs. She is a master of the english language and writing.

Brea, 3 lessons with Sophie

Wonderful!

Sophie has wonderful interpersonal skills. My daughter was very comfortable right away. She talked with us about our goals and formulated an organized and comprehensive plan for SSAT preparation during the first session. I would highly recommend her.

Paula, 2 lessons with Sophie
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Sophie G.

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