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Carla L.

New York, NY

$60/hour

An Energetic Polyglot Jill-of-All-Trades

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

"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,
Spanish
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Reading,
Spelling

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.

Theatre

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.