University of Houston (English-Communication)
The New School (Master's)
I am an Earthling and alumni of the University of Houston and with two Bachelors, one in English and one in Communications, on my wall. Right now, I'm venturing into my Masters of Arts - Non-Fiction studies at the prestigious New School. You might have spied my work published on The Cougar, The Mary Sue, Gurl, Birth Movies Death, or Texas Living magazine.
I have checked over hundreds of essays, short stories, poems, and college application personal statements. My coaching methods frequently involve quick, succinct impromptu feedback with critique and positive reinforcement.
I specialize in the contents of college admission essays. When reviewing those essays, I ascertain that the student/applicant maximizes all potential selling-points for their narrative.
Even in English classes at the University of Houston, I was the class bookworm. I was a known feedback giver among fellow Creative Writers, whether it was skimming for grammar or the logistics of the narrative storytelling. I analyze classics from the pop cultural hit Harry Potter to the conventional classics like the Scarlet Letter.
Although my days of taking ACTs and SATs have long been past, that doesn't mean I don't have the deductive tricks (courtesy of Latin classes) to test sections involving reading comprehension (I applied these tricks to the pesky vocabulary section).
I was a history gal in my circle of friends in high school and was often approached to guide them through the history materials. I may be no Lin Manuel Miranda, but I can compose poetic trivia of history to memorable facts about history.
I possess a BA in filmmaking, have done audio engineering, loves to dissect every frame of a film, and have script consulted for Houston short films. And I know Final Cut 10 and Adobe Premiere.
I don't bite. But let me know if I intimidate you with my enthusiasm.
I enjoy utilizing the Wyzant online platform to have examples on display, but I can meet with fellow students in-person, although I do have a policy of not meeting new clients in their homes for safety measures.
My Preferable Locations
- Coffee shops, like a Starbucks
- Book stores, like a Barnes & Nobles
- The New School
My schedule is quite flexible, open on afternoons and evenings and weekdays, Sundays included. Even if my schedule here does not indicate so, reach out to me and I'll make the time for you. I am an Earthling and alumni of the University of Houston and with two Bachelors, one in English and one in Communications, on my wall. Right now, I'm venturing into my Masters of Arts - Non-Fiction studies at the prestigious New School. You might have spied my work published on The Cougar, The Mary Sue, Gurl, Birth Movies Death, or Texas Living
Rates are negotiable, according to circumstances.
Caroline helped my senior daughter with her college essays. She is very smart and creative. Also important is that she was extremely flexible with the schedule as my daughter is very busy. Thank you Caroline!!
Caroline was patient and kind,allowing me to learn, while guiding me in order to learn how to become more proficient with Final Cut. I highly recommend her as a tutor!
I liked that Caroline was quick to respond to me and willing to work with me on setting up a tutoring session on short notice. She is very nice and does a good job helping with your educational needs.
Caroline helped my daughter in her reading by giving her techniques on how to analyse poems. She said that she liked Carol because she was very patient and kind.
Caroline was of great help with my online History course. She looked over my work and explained proper outlines for thesis and punctuation. Caroline was very flexible in planning times to meet.
Great tutor! Quickly engaged my sixth grader and made improvements in his writing in just an hour. I look forward to seeing my son continue to improve.
Caroline did a great job in going over the concepts of the verbal section of the GRE. We also practice a lot of different types of questions and figured out ways to solve them.
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I have been prepped with techniques in reading comprehension, whether it's figuring the main idea of a passage and analyzing its context. Due to Latin studies, I have utilized the study of root words when teaching kids deductive tricks to weeding out the right answer choice in the vocabulary section.
History is not about memorizing dates and timelines, it's about being intimate with the subject matter. I'm a firm applier of using specific examples to learning about the effects of the time period, such as discussing how a specific colonist family would be affected by the Redcoats occupation of their home. In addition, I can use rap lyrics, a la-Hamilton, to make a concept humorous and memorable.
With an English B.A., I have three years of writing workshop experience, proofreading and offering constructive criticism for short stories, academic papers, and personal statements on college applications. I also have been a 3-time participant at the Boldface Writing Conference. When it comes to general tutoring, my method is to utilize fun prompts to have the student unwind and become more confident with their writing. I can assist in MLA and APA formats.
At the University of Houston, I have been a Media Production Assistant for three years, guiding students around studio functions and checking in-out camera equipment. I have taken Digital Cinematography and made a music video and a few short films and served as audio engineer and editor in various projects, including commercials and comedy sketches. My greatest strengths also are in analyzing a film, its lighting, its mood, and its script.
My specialties are in the verbal comprehension as I can guide students through interpreting the contexts of the passage and show deductive tricks of solving unknown vocabulary words. I am familiar with writing a succinct outline and thesis within the first five minutes of the timed essay sections and know the intricacies of the "Analyze Issue" and "Analyze Argument" sections. I can also throw in some math.
With three years of American and British literature studies at the University of Houston, I have a sharp eye for symbolism, motifs, figurative language, intertexuality, etc. I coach students into sprucing up their thesis for their literary analysis paper and weave their ideas and brainstorming into a coherent outline toward a conclusion. Even if presented with a project or paper regarding a piece of literature I never read, I can still use the student's notes to guide them through organizing the ideas they've acquired themselves.
In terms of essays and creative-writing fiction, as an editor with three years of University writing workshops, I can whip up quick critiques and list out common shortcomings that pop up on a rough draft. Depending on face-to-face session, I often like the students to read their paper aloud since that has been an effective trick of them catching their own errors. When scheduling a session with me, you're free to send in your paper and brainstorming notes ahead of time so I can be ready for face-to-face.
The reading comprehension is my specialty due to being subjected to much reading in Clear Horizons Early College. Due to Latin studies, I have utilized the study of root words when teaching kids deductive tricks to weeding out the right answer choice in the vocabulary section. As someone who studied up to Algebra I in college, I can throw in math lessons.
I have acted in few productions, including School House Rock, The Vagina Monologues, and Wozyeck. I know the basic fundamentals of theater coaching and improv exercise. In addition, I have studied play text like Shakespeare and Arthur Miller and composed my own plays in my spare time.
I have handled various cameras, Sonys and DSLRs, as a Media Production Assistant for 3 years. I also have partaken in Adobe Premiere and Final Cut editing for various gigs including short films and wedding videos. I have created my own short films.
Studies in Clear Horizons Early College taught me many exercises of memorizing vocabulary, whether it's putting them into a sentence or story. As a brain trainer intern at Learning RX, I know memory games that help cement vocabulary words into a child's consciousness. In addition, two years of Latin studies has help me develop deductive tricks and studies of contextual meaning, which has helped me in the SAT, ACT, and GRE vocabulary questions.
I completed three years of fiction creative writing workshop experience at the University of Houston and it has shaped me to whip up quick critiques for fiction and essay materials. I am the Editor of InStory Houston and Mosaics magazine and know the mechanics of writing quality stories and essays for publication. When it comes to general tutoring, my method is to utilize fun prompts to have the student unwind and become more confident with their writing. I can assist in MLA and APA formats.