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Carla L.

New York, NY

$60/hour

An Energetic Polyglot Jill-of-All-Trades

In-person lessons
10+ Hours
Background check passed as of 2/29/16
4.0 average from 4 ratings
Great tutor
— Lissa, New York, NY on 6/28/16

$60/Hour


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Sarah Lawrence College
Narrative Studies

Education

Sarah Lawrence College (Narrative Studies)

About Carla

Hello there! The idea of seeking a tutor can be stressful for a lot of people, but it doesn't need to be. I am a well rounded tutor with several years of experience both in teaching and performance. Which is to say, I'm a heck of a communicator. Not only will I help you in your subject of need, I will make you laugh. This is important to my teaching philosophy, and not simply because making other people happy makes me happy. If I make an impression on you because of the absurd cheese joke I made while teaching you about French grammar, you will remember that cheese joke incident. Then you'll think back and realize that you also remember the grammar I was teaching you during the cheese joke incident.

"Ok, fine, she's entertaining, but does she know her stuff?" I sure do! I have been teaching at least part time for ten years, whether as a teaching assistant or tutor. I'm a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, I'm fluent in three-and-a-half languages, I've worked with ages 3-35, and I'm a contracted test prep instructor and tutor for The Princeton Review. I get kids into college, help them with math and language skills, and recommend excellent books on a regular basis.

I am an excellent math tutor because I'm used to articulating basic math principles for kids who have had terrible, terrible math teachers. I'm patient, and I know how to walk people though the steps.

I graduated with a French minor and am a fluent speaker. I have read the classics in French and lived in France for a year. Haitian cab drivers and French businessmen on the subway are consistently impressed with my skills, and they never think I'm American.

My base rate is $60/hr and I can come to you. My rate is negotiable for those with financial need. My schedule is extremely flexible, and I can be available morning through evening.

I love teaching. I'm good at it, and that moment where a student's brain goes "click!" and the ideas finally fit together is a kind of magic to me.
Let's make some magic.
Hello there! The idea of seeking a tutor can be stressful for a lot of people, but it doesn't need to be. I am a well rounded tutor with several years of experience both in teaching and performance. Which is to say, I'm a heck of a communicator. Not only will I help you in your subject of need, I will make you laugh. This is important to my Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 6 miles of New York, NY 10024
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Great tutor"

- Lissa, New York, NY on 6/28/16
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Elementary Math, Geometry, Prealgebra
English:
English,
Literature, Proofreading, Reading,
Writing
Language:
French,
Reading,
Spanish, Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Elementary Math, Reading
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Reading,
Spelling, Writing
Business:
Writing

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.

Drawing

I studied art while while at Sarah Lawrence College and was awarded the Moser Marsh Fellowship for drawing. I subsequently studied at the Marchutz School of Art in France, where I was trained in the crafts of drawing and oil painting as well as educated in the history of art.

English

I used to teach Shakespeare, and have been tutoring English for four years.

French

I began studying French when I was eleven years old and continued through university. I have a minor in French literature, and lived in France for a year. It is safe to say that I am fluent.

A fun fact: I have dreamed in three languages.

Reading

I have a BA from Sarah Lawrence College and have been a reading tutor for about four years. I am particularly good at helping students improve by connecting reading to their individual interests. I'm also a native Spanish speaker and have experience with ESL students.

Theater

I studied theater at the California Shakespeare Youth Conservatory, Sarah Lawrence College, and The Michael Howard Studios two-year Acting Conservatory, as well as completing the improvisation program at The Upright Citizens Brigade. I was an assistant teacher for several years at the California Shakespeare Youth Conservatory and am currently a working actor. I am a member of the Village Playback Theatre, two comedy improv teams in Manhattan, and most recently performed with The Bride Project at TheatreLab and with Manhattan Shakespeare.

Writing

I have a BA in Narrative Studies from Sarah Lawrence College and have been a writing tutor for three years.

Sarah Lawrence College
Narrative Studies

Education

Sarah Lawrence College (Narrative Studies)

Great tutor

She was great. My daughter really liked her. She kept on course and I was surprised that my five year old could last an hour.

— Lissa, New York, NY on 6/28/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Carla will travel within 6 miles of New York, NY 10024.