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Olympia J.

New York, NY

$35/hour

LMSW, MA, PhD student offering College Counseling, etc.

50+ Hours
Background check passed as of 11/2/15
4.8 average from 22 ratings
Great tutor
— Natasha, Bronx, NY on 10/12/15

$35/Hour


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New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
MA in International Education
Stony Brook University School of Social Welfare
Master's
PhD: Newburgh Thelogical Seminary
Enrolled

Education

New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development (MA in International Education)

Stony Brook University School of Social Welfare (Master's)

PhD: Newburgh Thelogical Seminary (Enrolled)

About Olympia

Hello,
My name is Olympia. I am offering College Counseling for high school students, college students, adult learners, and for those with special needs. Services include personal statement and essay writing, supportive counseling, and career advisement. I also offer services in Study Skills including, time management, stress management, and organizational tips. I also offer tutoring and instruction in bible studies and Christian education.

A liitle about myself. I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences Interdisciplinary with a concentration in Community Mental Health,
a Master of Social Work with a concentration in Student-Community Development in Higher Education, and a Master of Arts in International Education. I am currently pursuing a Doctorate of Philosophy in Christian Education. I currently work as a Clinical Consultant providing mental health and educational insight.

I look forward to working with you!
Hello,
My name is Olympia. I am offering College Counseling for high school students, college students, adult learners, and for those with special needs. Services include personal statement and essay writing, supportive counseling, and career advisement. I also offer services in Study Skills including, time management, stress management, and
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Cancellation
24 hours notice required

I require a 24 hour cancellation notice or you will be charged for half of the scheduled time. I appreciate your business. Thank YOU!

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of New York, NY 10027
Background Check: Passed

"Great tutor"

- Natasha, Bronx, NY on 10/12/15
Olympia replied on 10/12/2015

Thank you Natasha! It's my pleasure!

"Great Tutor!"

- Carina, New York, NY on 12/15/15
Olympia replied on 12/24/2015

Thank you so much Carina! It was a pleasure working with you!

Science:
Biology, Elementary Science, Social Work
English:
Bible Studies,
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading,
SAT Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary,
Writing
Test Preparation:
College Counseling,
SAT Reading, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Reading,
TOEFL, Writing
History:
Criminal Justice, European History,
Geography, Government & Politics, World History,
Writing
Special Needs:
Elementary Science, Reading,
Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Elementary Science, Grammar, Homeschool,
Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary,
Writing
Business:
ESL/ESOL,
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.

Bible Studies

I am Doctor of Education student with a focus in Christian Educational Leadership. I currently teach Sunday School for young adults at my church, and I have two bible study certificates in "Evangelism" and "Christian Doctrine".

College Counseling

I have a MSW with a concentration in Higher Education, and a MA in International Education. Through my academic career I have been trained to respond to the unique challenges college applicants and college students face. I have attended three of the nation's top schools and I know what it takes to write a clear, concise, and compelling personal statement. I have experience helping students develop time management guides and helping students improve their study skills. I currently work with juveniles who have academic difficulty; I help them find supportive counseling and alternative schooling.

ESL/ESOL

As a tutor, I utilize vocabulary and phrase lists to help inform one's English language repertoire. I work with students on their written communication skills, and their personal and public speaking skills.

European History

In high school I took a number of AP Courses, including European History for which I received a 4/5 on the exam. I have a Bachelors degree in Social Sciences, a Masters of Social Work with a concentration in Higher Education, and a Masters in International Education. As part of my study for my MA degree I studied many aspects of history, political agreements and international relations.

Homeschool

I have been tutoring students and assisting at my family's daycare for over a year. Tutoring and working in the daycare are similar to homeschooling because there is still an expectation of meaningful learning. While a curriculum is used to give structure to the learning process students are encouraged to have their curiosity guide them. I have experience working with children as young as 2 years old, teaching them basic alphabets and numbers, and I have experience with older children upwards to teenagers, helping them in the areas of English, reading comprehension, and science.

Reading

According to UNESCO, the ability to read and write is very important for communication, self-improvement and the elimination of poverty. However, more than 2/3rds of the world’s population of women is illiterate, and young women comprise more than 60% of the world’s illiterate youth; many literate adults still lack basic reading, writing and comprehension skills. As a tutor, I encourage students to read and to be actively involved in their own education. I teach them to look up unfamiliar words in the dictionary and to utilize prefix, suffix, and root word lists. I teach them to look for context, voice, and style as they read in order to enhance their comprehension.

Social Work

I am a Licensed Master Social Worker in NYS. I graduated from Stony Brook University School of Social Welfare in 2013. I decided to take the licensing exam in 2016, and passed on the first try. My score was 107; I needed a 95 to pass.

Study Skills

I have a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences Interdisciplinary with a concentration in Community Mental Health. I have a MSW with a concentration in Higher Education, and a MA in International Education where I studied the sociology and politics of education and education development. I have interned for one year (2012-2013) on a college campus where I helped students who were struggling academically due to personal issues and/or poor study skills.

Vocabulary

The English language is filled with a plethora of words, yet many people only use but a few. As a tutor I utilize words lists, phrase lists, book lists, as well as, suffix, prefix, and roots lists. The key to improving ones vocabulary is to constantly read and to research unfamiliar words. Prefix, suffix, and root knowledge enables one to infer the basic meaning of a word when dictionaries and search engines are unavailable.

World History

We live in a global society which requires us to have knowledge and respect of other cultures, faiths, and customs. Many of these cultures, faiths, and customs go back centuries to the dawn of civilization. As part of my educational training for both my Masters of Social Work and Masters of Arts in International Education degrees, I have studied various peoples, social ideologies, and political systems. As a tutor I will ensure that my students have a solid understanding of ancient history from the fertile crescent civilizations, to the Silk Road commerce, to the invention of the printing press, until modern day times. I believe that current events can be informed from history, and that it is important to make connections between the two. World History is our history; we must be able to intelligently research and analyze that history through use of various literary texts, whether political, historical, or religious in nature.

New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
MA in International Education
Stony Brook University School of Social Welfare
Master's
PhD: Newburgh Thelogical Seminary
Enrolled

Education

New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development (MA in International Education)

Stony Brook University School of Social Welfare (Master's)

PhD: Newburgh Thelogical Seminary (Enrolled)

Great tutor

Olympia is great with my son. He seems very happy after sessions with her. Not only is she helping him with his work but she is giving him tips to build his confidence.

— Natasha, Bronx, NY on 10/12/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

I require a 24 hour cancellation notice or you will be charged for half of the scheduled time. I appreciate your business. Thank YOU!

Travel policy

Olympia will travel within 10 miles of New York, NY 10027.