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Lisa K.

Ivy League Writing Tutor and College and Grad Admissions Consultant

Ivy League Writing Tutor and College and Grad Admissions Consultant

$295/hour

  • 111 hours tutoring

  • Long Island City New York, NY 10028

About Lisa


Bio

Writing can be hard. Doing it alone, when you don't have the right one-on-one help, can make it harder. Whether you need help with the college, transfer, or graduate school admission process (essays, strategy, SAT/ACT essay writing, school choice) or writing a high school or college English essay (or a corporate manual, speech or grant proposal), I can make the process easier for you. I understand different thinking styles, and tailor my approach to them whenever possible. My standards...

Writing can be hard. Doing it alone, when you don't have the right one-on-one help, can make it harder. Whether you need help with the college, transfer, or graduate school admission process (essays, strategy, SAT/ACT essay writing, school choice) or writing a high school or college English essay (or a corporate manual, speech or grant proposal), I can make the process easier for you. I understand different thinking styles, and tailor my approach to them whenever possible. My standards are high, but you won't mind; I guarantee some laughter along with a better sense of the written word.

Sessions can take place at my office on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, during the summer in parts of the Hamptons (Remsenberg to Southampton), or by skype.

I have helped many students find the right fit, "write the right essay," and navigate the admissions process for undergraduate and graduate programs (medical, business, and education). I have served as a volunteer college admissions counselor in a NYC high school, and as an applicant interviewer, alumni ambassador and college fair representative for an Ivy League University. As a writing expert, I have tutored middle and high school clients, taught freshmen at a local university, and led government executives in deductive writing programs. I have written marketing and publicity copy for a major retailer, speeches for a CEO, grant proposals for non-profit organizations, corporate reports, and meta-analyses of public policy for state and local government.

My education: B.A. in English from Cornell University and Masters degree from Columbia University.


Education

Cornell University
English
Columbia University
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $295
  • Rate details: Rates are $350 an hour for the last two weeks of October and for December 15-January 15. A 48 hour cancellation policy applies. Students are advised to book sessions for those weeks in advance.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 0 miles of New York, NY 10028
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/8/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar

Grammar

I am a private tutor and have taught freshman composition as an adjunct professor in a university. I have also taught deductive writing to government executives, and am a researcher, analyst and editor with extensive experience. I understand the kind of writing that is prized in the corporate setting (clear, concise, to the point), and in the academic as well. Grammar is distinctly important to good writing; those who do not heed its rules will be misunderstood, and often judged as incompetent writers and thinkers.

Elementary Education

Grammar

Grammar

I am a private tutor and have taught freshman composition as an adjunct professor in a university. I have also taught deductive writing to government executives, and am a researcher, analyst and editor with extensive experience. I understand the kind of writing that is prized in the corporate setting (clear, concise, to the point), and in the academic as well. Grammar is distinctly important to good writing; those who do not heed its rules will be misunderstood, and often judged as incompetent writers and thinkers.

English

English,

English

I am a private tutor and have taught freshman composition as an adjunct professor in a university. I have also taught deductive writing to government executives, and am a researcher, analyst and editor with extensive experience. I understand the kind of writing that is prized in the corporate setting (clear, concise, to the point), and in the academic as well.
Grammar,

Grammar

I am a private tutor and have taught freshman composition as an adjunct professor in a university. I have also taught deductive writing to government executives, and am a researcher, analyst and editor with extensive experience. I understand the kind of writing that is prized in the corporate setting (clear, concise, to the point), and in the academic as well. Grammar is distinctly important to good writing; those who do not heed its rules will be misunderstood, and often judged as incompetent writers and thinkers.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

There are strategies one can use to improve SAT English scores, and I can help you ascertain which ones you need to use. I can help you see which areas are your challenges, and focus on improving your scores in those areas. In particular, I have graded the essay portions of standardized tests and know what is required.
Writing,

Writing

I am a private tutor and have taught freshman composition as an adjunct professor in a university. I have also taught deductive writing to government executives, and am a researcher, analyst and editor with extensive experience in all sectors. As a result, I understand the kind of writing that is prized in the corporate setting (clear, concise, to the point), and in the government and academic as well. One who writes well can think well; not everyone who thinks well can write well. Your writing reveals much about your thinking; improve it and see greater success in various areas of life.
ACT English

Homeschool

English,

English

I am a private tutor and have taught freshman composition as an adjunct professor in a university. I have also taught deductive writing to government executives, and am a researcher, analyst and editor with extensive experience. I understand the kind of writing that is prized in the corporate setting (clear, concise, to the point), and in the academic as well.
Writing

Writing

I am a private tutor and have taught freshman composition as an adjunct professor in a university. I have also taught deductive writing to government executives, and am a researcher, analyst and editor with extensive experience in all sectors. As a result, I understand the kind of writing that is prized in the corporate setting (clear, concise, to the point), and in the government and academic as well. One who writes well can think well; not everyone who thinks well can write well. Your writing reveals much about your thinking; improve it and see greater success in various areas of life.

Most Popular

English,

English

I am a private tutor and have taught freshman composition as an adjunct professor in a university. I have also taught deductive writing to government executives, and am a researcher, analyst and editor with extensive experience. I understand the kind of writing that is prized in the corporate setting (clear, concise, to the point), and in the academic as well.
Writing

Writing

I am a private tutor and have taught freshman composition as an adjunct professor in a university. I have also taught deductive writing to government executives, and am a researcher, analyst and editor with extensive experience in all sectors. As a result, I understand the kind of writing that is prized in the corporate setting (clear, concise, to the point), and in the government and academic as well. One who writes well can think well; not everyone who thinks well can write well. Your writing reveals much about your thinking; improve it and see greater success in various areas of life.

Other

College Counseling

College Counseling

Lisa has guided many applicants for freshman, transfer and graduate school admissions through the entire process. She can help you to choose the right school for you, arrange and describe your activities to best showcase your efforts, and guide you in crafting personal statements and supplemental essays that convey the "you" behind the grades and scores. Lisa has served as a volunteer college guidance counselor for a NYC high school, helping juniors and seniors in the application process. She was an admissions ambassador for an Ivy League university for over 5 years, interviewing applicants and representing the university at college fairs. Lisa is an expert writer and teacher of writing; she has experience as a corporate writing trainer, private writing tutor and college adjunct composition professor. She is a member of the New York State Association for College Admissions Counseling.

Summer

Writing

Writing

I am a private tutor and have taught freshman composition as an adjunct professor in a university. I have also taught deductive writing to government executives, and am a researcher, analyst and editor with extensive experience in all sectors. As a result, I understand the kind of writing that is prized in the corporate setting (clear, concise, to the point), and in the government and academic as well. One who writes well can think well; not everyone who thinks well can write well. Your writing reveals much about your thinking; improve it and see greater success in various areas of life.

Test Preparation

College Counseling,

College Counseling

Lisa has guided many applicants for freshman, transfer and graduate school admissions through the entire process. She can help you to choose the right school for you, arrange and describe your activities to best showcase your efforts, and guide you in crafting personal statements and supplemental essays that convey the "you" behind the grades and scores. Lisa has served as a volunteer college guidance counselor for a NYC high school, helping juniors and seniors in the application process. She was an admissions ambassador for an Ivy League university for over 5 years, interviewing applicants and representing the university at college fairs. Lisa is an expert writer and teacher of writing; she has experience as a corporate writing trainer, private writing tutor and college adjunct composition professor. She is a member of the New York State Association for College Admissions Counseling.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

There are strategies one can use to improve SAT English scores, and I can help you ascertain which ones you need to use. I can help you see which areas are your challenges, and focus on improving your scores in those areas. In particular, I have graded the essay portions of standardized tests and know what is required.
ACT English

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Ratings and Reviews


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Knowledgeable and patient college counselor

Lisa did wonderful job on my college initial draft and gave me valuable suggestion on how to develop the essay; she gave me quick responses timly, and experienced suggestion.

Caiyun, 34 lessons with Lisa

Very knowledgeable

Lisa is very professional and focused. For my college essay, she helped to organize and make my thoughts clear and completely transformed my piece with her edits and suggestions. Highly recommend to anyone who needs any help with writing!

Alena, 2 lessons with Lisa

Great tutor who really cares about your success!

I was having a lot of trouble with one of my NYU expository writing classes and I consulted Ms. K for help. She is one of the best tutors available for you. She helped me outline my new essays and was always available to bounce ideas off of, whether by telephone or by email. After I rewrote my essay, she then proceeded to meticulously double check the essay for grammar and content, strengthening my work. She tirelessly combs through your work, your teacher's directions and the literature you need to write on and really gives you great ideas to improve your writing. Without her, I certainly would not have improved my English grade from B- to A-. There's no need to look any further; if you need help, consult Lisa!

David, 4 lessons with Lisa

$295/hour

Lisa K.

$295/hour

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