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Geraldine D.

Harvard Grad for College Counseling & English Tutoring (99% ACT Eng)

Harvard Grad for College Counseling & English Tutoring (99% ACT Eng)

$75/hour

  • 279 hours tutoring

  • Upper East Side New York, NY 10065

About Geraldine


Bio

I have worked with students to help them gain admission to some of the country's best undergraduate and high school programs. By tailoring personal statements to specific institutions and making students' voices come alive, I have been able to aid students as they gain admission to some of the country's most elite institutions, such as: Barnard, Columbia, Cornell, Carnegie Mellon, Trinity, Mount Holyoke, Smith, Macaulay Honors, Vassar, NYU, Amherst, Yale, Harvard, Fordham, Bard, Morehouse. I...

I have worked with students to help them gain admission to some of the country's best undergraduate and high school programs. By tailoring personal statements to specific institutions and making students' voices come alive, I have been able to aid students as they gain admission to some of the country's most elite institutions, such as: Barnard, Columbia, Cornell, Carnegie Mellon, Trinity, Mount Holyoke, Smith, Macaulay Honors, Vassar, NYU, Amherst, Yale, Harvard, Fordham, Bard, Morehouse. I have also assisted students in their applications to New York City day schools (including Brearley, Collegiate, and Trinity) and Northeastern boarding schools, including Andover and Exeter.

For my full time job, I am the director of a college preparatory program for students around New York City. I work very closely with staff and students in order to ensure that 100% of the students we work with apply to college, and that all of them enroll in schools that will not charge them full tuition. On my own time, I love to work individually with students to make sure that they have all the resources necessary to succeed in school, and to continue to challenge themselves educationally.

Tutoring allows me to learn about children's specific needs and to develop action plans that allow us to work together to come to our ultimate goals. Through hard work and perseverance, the students I have worked with have been able to excel academically -- I meet you where you are, and we develop a plan together to see where it is that you can go.

I have a Master's in Education from the Harvard University, where I studied Education Policy and Management. While I was at Harvard, I also tutored adults who needed to develop ELL skills, tutored adults in GED subjects, and in basic computer usage.

I am able to guide them through ways to improve scores on the evidence-based English/writing section of the SAT, and the English/Reading section of the ACT (99%ile; 2017).

I studied sociology in undergrad and have a deep understanding of theory.

I have studied language and language development and have created unique ESL curricula for students I have tutored.

I am a native Spanish speaker with demonstrated proficiency in the Spanish language, and an ability to teach the subject to speakers of other languages.

My adeptness in the language stems from my own personal ability to speak French and Mandarin Chinese.

I am very excited to get to know you, and look forward to working with you to improve your own academic skills. Reach out if you would like to schedule lessons or to learn some more!


Education

Mount Holyoke College
Sociology
Harvard University
MEd

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $75
  • Rate details: If you are seeking help, but are not sure whether you will be able to afford my rate, please be in touch. Education should not be out of reach.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 9 miles of New York, NY 10065
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 4/29/2018

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Study Skills,

Study Skills

While knowing subject content is important, the best way to excel academically is to learn how to study well. Be it for the SAT, a Regents examination, or a classroom test, using study skills and knowing HOW to take exams is one of the greatest markers of success. I have been able to raise student PSAT and SAT scores over 100 points based on study skills alone, with over 8 years of experience. I began tutoring while at Mount Holyoke College, where I led a volunteer tutoring project in West Springfield, MA, and tutored children in high needs areas.
Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I have taught English at the high school level and have fared very well on standardized test schools. Currently, I guide students through reading exercises for the SSAT, ISEE, ACT, and SAT.
Writing,

Writing

Attending schools in New York City right now is very competitive, and being admitted to top universities is as well. As such, I am able to help students who need help with their writing skills in order to develop strong personal statements for their college and graduate application packages. With my writing skills, we will be able to work together to create the best version of you possible, so that you are more competitive in admissions.
ACT English, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Spelling, Vocabulary

History

American History, Government & Politics

Homeschool

Study Skills,

Study Skills

While knowing subject content is important, the best way to excel academically is to learn how to study well. Be it for the SAT, a Regents examination, or a classroom test, using study skills and knowing HOW to take exams is one of the greatest markers of success. I have been able to raise student PSAT and SAT scores over 100 points based on study skills alone, with over 8 years of experience. I began tutoring while at Mount Holyoke College, where I led a volunteer tutoring project in West Springfield, MA, and tutored children in high needs areas.
Writing,

Writing

Attending schools in New York City right now is very competitive, and being admitted to top universities is as well. As such, I am able to help students who need help with their writing skills in order to develop strong personal statements for their college and graduate application packages. With my writing skills, we will be able to work together to create the best version of you possible, so that you are more competitive in admissions.
English, Reading, SAT Reading, Spelling

Most Popular

Study Skills,

Study Skills

While knowing subject content is important, the best way to excel academically is to learn how to study well. Be it for the SAT, a Regents examination, or a classroom test, using study skills and knowing HOW to take exams is one of the greatest markers of success. I have been able to raise student PSAT and SAT scores over 100 points based on study skills alone, with over 8 years of experience. I began tutoring while at Mount Holyoke College, where I led a volunteer tutoring project in West Springfield, MA, and tutored children in high needs areas.
Writing,

Writing

Attending schools in New York City right now is very competitive, and being admitted to top universities is as well. As such, I am able to help students who need help with their writing skills in order to develop strong personal statements for their college and graduate application packages. With my writing skills, we will be able to work together to create the best version of you possible, so that you are more competitive in admissions.
English, Reading

Other

College Counseling,

College Counseling

At Harvard, I took three higher education courses that focused on access to institutions and assimilation. I took a class with Lee Coffin, the Director of Admissions at Tufts University, who allowed us to understand the college admissions process at elite institutions and how to create access for all.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

While knowing subject content is important, the best way to excel academically is to learn how to study well. Be it for the SAT, a Regents examination, or a classroom test, using study skills and knowing HOW to take exams is one of the greatest markers of success. I have been able to raise student PSAT and SAT scores over 100 points based on study skills alone, with over 8 years of experience. I began tutoring while at Mount Holyoke College, where I led a volunteer tutoring project in West Springfield, MA, and tutored children in high needs areas.
Government & Politics

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

While knowing subject content is important, the best way to excel academically is to learn how to study well. Be it for the SAT, a Regents examination, or a classroom test, using study skills and knowing HOW to take exams is one of the greatest markers of success. I have been able to raise student PSAT and SAT scores over 100 points based on study skills alone, with over 8 years of experience. I began tutoring while at Mount Holyoke College, where I led a volunteer tutoring project in West Springfield, MA, and tutored children in high needs areas.

Summer

Study Skills,

Study Skills

While knowing subject content is important, the best way to excel academically is to learn how to study well. Be it for the SAT, a Regents examination, or a classroom test, using study skills and knowing HOW to take exams is one of the greatest markers of success. I have been able to raise student PSAT and SAT scores over 100 points based on study skills alone, with over 8 years of experience. I began tutoring while at Mount Holyoke College, where I led a volunteer tutoring project in West Springfield, MA, and tutored children in high needs areas.
Writing,

Writing

Attending schools in New York City right now is very competitive, and being admitted to top universities is as well. As such, I am able to help students who need help with their writing skills in order to develop strong personal statements for their college and graduate application packages. With my writing skills, we will be able to work together to create the best version of you possible, so that you are more competitive in admissions.
Reading

Test Preparation

ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I have taught English at the high school level and have fared very well on standardized test schools. Currently, I guide students through reading exercises for the SSAT, ISEE, ACT, and SAT.
College Counseling,

College Counseling

At Harvard, I took three higher education courses that focused on access to institutions and assimilation. I took a class with Lee Coffin, the Director of Admissions at Tufts University, who allowed us to understand the college admissions process at elite institutions and how to create access for all.
ACT English, PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

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Geraldine is just awesome!! She's knowledgeable, warm, easy to talk to and competent. I look forward to our sessions.

We worked on the Common app/college essay; we brainstormed ideas; feedback was very helpful; and Geraldine was amiable and easy to talk to.

Liz, 28 lessons with Geraldine
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Response time: 11 hours

$75/hour

Geraldine D.

$75/hour

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Response time: 11 hours