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Sophie D.

New York, NY

$120/hour

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

100+ Hours
5.0 average from 30 ratings
Very professional and time efficient - Will contract again!
— Brea, Long Island City, NY on 12/6/16

$120/Hour


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Princeton University
English
Columbia Law School
Enrolled

Education

Princeton University (English)

Columbia Law School (Enrolled)

About Sophie

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.
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 Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of New York, NY 10027

"Very professional and time efficient - Will contract again!"

- Brea, Long Island City, NY on 12/6/16

"Wonderful!"

- Paula, Amesbury, MA on 10/29/13
Art:
Theater
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
College Counseling
Computer:
Microsoft Word
Language:
French
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft Word, Public Speaking

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.

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.

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.

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.

Princeton University
English
Columbia Law School
Enrolled

Education

Princeton University (English)

Columbia Law School (Enrolled)

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 h

— Brea, Long Island City, NY on 12/6/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $120.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Sophie will travel within 5 miles of New York, NY 10027.