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Annie A.

Experienced tutor, Swarthmore College Phi Beta Kappa graduate

Experienced tutor, Swarthmore College Phi Beta Kappa graduate

$125/hour

  • 303 hours tutoring

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I've tutored for over 5 years now! I've taught Spanish, math, standardized test prep, writing, grammar, and English as a foreign language. I scored well on the AP, SAT, SAT subject test, ACT, and GRE exams, and have successfully completed the pre-med, Biology major, and History major requirements at Swarthmore, one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country. I've also been the president of both my high school and college debate teams, and have won many public speaking awards. I have...

I've tutored for over 5 years now! I've taught Spanish, math, standardized test prep, writing, grammar, and English as a foreign language. I scored well on the AP, SAT, SAT subject test, ACT, and GRE exams, and have successfully completed the pre-med, Biology major, and History major requirements at Swarthmore, one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country. I've also been the president of both my high school and college debate teams, and have won many public speaking awards. I have experience teaching students of all ages, from elementary school to college students, and have extensive experience editing student writing.

I love helping students feel more confident. It's so rewarding to come up with ways to help students understand concepts they are struggling with or have never learned before. My goal in tutoring is to enable students to do their best in any given assignment or assessment, or simply learn something new and have fun in the process.

Swarthmore College GPA: 3.9
GRE Quantitative: 168
GRE Verbal: 169
GRE Writing: 6/6
ACT: 35
SAT II Math II: 800
SAT II Spanish: 800
AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP US History, AP Spanish, AP English: all 5's

I have been a very successful student and standardized test taker, and I have experience in a wide variety of subjects as a pre-med student, and through my biology/history double major. I have developed strong skills in both STEM disciplines and social sciences, and I have done significant amounts of scientific, analytical, and expository writing (including researching and writing a history thesis that has been submitted for publication in an academic journal). I also have experience working in a developmental biology research laboratory at Swarthmore, and in a cancer biology lab at Harvard University. I have translated my academic skills to teaching in a variety of subjects, and have learned to adapt to respond best to students' individual needs.

Feel free to reach out and see if I can offer the kind of help you're looking for!


Education

Swarthmore College
History and Biology, pre-med

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Business

GRE,

GRE

I took the GRE just last fall and scored 169 on the verbal section, 168 on the quantitative section, and 6/6 on the writing section. I did over 15 full length practice exams and hundreds of additional problems in preparation for the test, using test prep resources from Kaplan, The Princeton Review, and ETS. I also took an in-person Kaplan GRE course, and have prior experience tutoring other students in test prep. I know how to translate my own success on the GRE to helping others study for the test and reach their goals!
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I have debated competitively for 8 years and have mentored dozens of students along the way. I have strong skills in rhetoric, argument generation, and extemporaneous speaking, and have strategies and drills to help others develop these skills as well. My debate awards include numerous state and national championships, in addition to individual speaker awards. I was also selected to represent my school at the international World Universities Debating Championship three years in a row, and have competed extensively in Public Forum, American Parliamentary, and British Parliamentary debate styles.

Corporate Training

Grammar,

Grammar

I love grammar! I'm such a stickler for proper usage of commas and dangling modifiers. I really enjoyed learning about grammar in school and have experience translating my own love of grammar to help students improve their own writing. I have had a rigorous English and writing education that has culminated in grades of A or A+ in all of my humanities and social science courses at Swarthmore College. I have extensive experience applying my fundamental grammar skills to both expository creative fiction and analytical essays on many works of literature.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have had a rigorous writing education that has culminated in grades of A or A+ in all of my humanities and social science courses at Swarthmore College. I have extensive experience producing and editing expository fiction, analytical, and academic research essays in a variety of subjects including English, Political Science, Anthropology, Sociology, and History (my major). I also have experience copy editing for the Swarthmore College newspaper, in addition to many years of experience peer editing. I also have very strong grammar skills! I'm such a stickler for proper usage of commas and dangling modifiers. I really enjoyed learning about grammar in school and have experience translating my own love of grammar to help students improve their own writing. I love helping students improve their writing skills and refine their writing to be the best it possibly can!
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I have debated competitively for 8 years and have mentored dozens of students along the way. I have strong skills in rhetoric, argument generation, and extemporaneous speaking, and have strategies and drills to help others develop these skills as well. My debate awards include numerous state and national championships, in addition to individual speaker awards. I was also selected to represent my school at the international World Universities Debating Championship three years in a row, and have competed extensively in Public Forum, American Parliamentary, and British Parliamentary debate styles.
Spanish

Spanish

I have been studying Spanish for over 8 years, and spent five months living abroad in Spain. I also have three years of experience tutoring beginner and intermediate level Spanish. I know how to translate my own language skills to students, and enjoy coming up with fun ways to increase confidence and comfort with the language!

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

I love grammar! I'm such a stickler for proper usage of commas and dangling modifiers. I really enjoyed learning about grammar in school and have experience translating my own love of grammar to help students improve their own writing. I have had a rigorous English and writing education that has culminated in grades of A or A+ in all of my humanities and social science courses at Swarthmore College. I have extensive experience applying my fundamental grammar skills to both expository creative fiction and analytical essays on many works of literature.
Spelling,

Spelling

I love grammar and spelling! I'm such a stickler for correct spelling and avoiding typos. I also have experience translating my own expertise to help elementary and middle school students improve their own writing. I have had a rigorous English and writing education that has culminated in grades of A or A+ in all of my humanities and social science courses at Swarthmore College. I have extensive experience applying my fundamental spelling skills to both expository creative fiction and analytical essays on many works of literature.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

I love expanding my vocabulary! I've really enjoyed learning new vocabulary in school and in preparation for standardized tests like the SAT and GRE. I also have experience translating my expertise to helping students improve their own writing and reading comprehension skills. I have had a rigorous English and writing education that has culminated in grades of A or A+ in all of my humanities and social science courses at Swarthmore College. I have extensive experience applying my fundamental vocabulary skills to both expository creative fiction and academic research essays
Elementary Math

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I studied extensively for the ACT, and ended up scoring a 36/36 on the English section and a 35 overall! I have several years of experience tutoring in test prep, translating my own success on standardized tests to help students do their best on test day.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I studied extensively for the ACT, and ended up scoring a 35/36 on the Reading section and a 35 overall! I have several years of experience tutoring in test prep, translating my own success on standardized tests to help students do their best on test day.
English,

English

I have had a rigorous English and writing education that has culminated in grades of A or A+ in all of my humanities and social science courses at Swarthmore College. I have extensive experience producing and editing both expository creative fiction and analytical essays on many works of literature. I have a lot of experience with peer editing, and I love helping students improve their critical reading skills and refine their writing to be the best it possibly can.
Grammar,

Grammar

I love grammar! I'm such a stickler for proper usage of commas and dangling modifiers. I really enjoyed learning about grammar in school and have experience translating my own love of grammar to help students improve their own writing. I have had a rigorous English and writing education that has culminated in grades of A or A+ in all of my humanities and social science courses at Swarthmore College. I have extensive experience applying my fundamental grammar skills to both expository creative fiction and analytical essays on many works of literature.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have had a rigorous writing education that has culminated in grades of A or A+ in all of my humanities and social science courses at Swarthmore College. I have extensive experience producing and editing expository fiction, analytical, and academic research essays in a variety of subjects including English, Political Science, Anthropology, Sociology, and History (my major). I also have experience copy editing for the Swarthmore College newspaper, in addition to many years of experience peer editing. I also have very strong grammar skills! I'm such a stickler for proper usage of commas and dangling modifiers. I really enjoyed learning about grammar in school and have experience translating my own love of grammar to help students improve their own writing. I love helping students improve their writing skills and refine their writing to be the best it possibly can!
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I have debated competitively for 8 years and have mentored dozens of students along the way. I have strong skills in rhetoric, argument generation, and extemporaneous speaking, and have strategies and drills to help others develop these skills as well. My debate awards include numerous state and national championships, in addition to individual speaker awards. I was also selected to represent my school at the international World Universities Debating Championship three years in a row, and have competed extensively in Public Forum, American Parliamentary, and British Parliamentary debate styles.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I have had a rigorous writing education that has culminated in grades of A or A+ in all of my humanities and social science courses at Swarthmore College. I have extensive experience producing and editing expository fiction, analytical, and academic research essays in a variety of subjects including English, Political Science, Anthropology, Sociology, and History (my major). I also produced a 40 page History research thesis that is currently being reviewed for publication in an academic journal. I have a lot of experience with peer editing, and I love helping students improve their writing skills and refine their writing to be the best it possibly can. I also score in the high 90th percentile on standardized test writing, including on the SAT, ACT, and GRE.
Spelling,

Spelling

I love grammar and spelling! I'm such a stickler for correct spelling and avoiding typos. I also have experience translating my own expertise to help elementary and middle school students improve their own writing. I have had a rigorous English and writing education that has culminated in grades of A or A+ in all of my humanities and social science courses at Swarthmore College. I have extensive experience applying my fundamental spelling skills to both expository creative fiction and analytical essays on many works of literature.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

I love expanding my vocabulary! I've really enjoyed learning new vocabulary in school and in preparation for standardized tests like the SAT and GRE. I also have experience translating my expertise to helping students improve their own writing and reading comprehension skills. I have had a rigorous English and writing education that has culminated in grades of A or A+ in all of my humanities and social science courses at Swarthmore College. I have extensive experience applying my fundamental vocabulary skills to both expository creative fiction and academic research essays
Writing

Writing

I have had a rigorous writing education that has culminated in grades of A or A+ in all of my humanities and social science courses at Swarthmore College. I have extensive experience producing and editing expository fiction, analytical, and academic research essays in a variety of subjects including English, Political Science, Anthropology, Sociology, and History (my major). I also produced a 40 page History research thesis that is currently being reviewed for publication in an academic journal. I have a lot of experience with peer editing, and I love helping students improve their writing skills and refine their writing to be the best it possibly can.

History

American History,

American History

I took AP US History in high school and scored a 5! I am also a history major in college and have extensive experience writing and peer editing analytical and academic research papers.
Geography, World History

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I've been a very successful math student, having taken high school Geometry, Algebra II/Trigonometry, and Calculus. I scored a 5 on the AP Calculus BC exam, and an 800 on the Math II SAT Subject Test. I also have 4 years of experience tutoring middle school math, including algebra. In high school, I founded and ran the Mathletes club.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I've been a very successful math student, having taken high school Geometry, Algebra II/Trigonometry, and Calculus. I scored a 5 on the AP Calculus BC exam, and an 800 on the Math II SAT Subject Test. I also have 4 years of experience tutoring middle school math, including algebra. In high school, I founded and ran the Mathletes club.
Biology,

Biology

I majored in biology at Swarthmore College and have done a combined 3 years of laboratory research at Harvard and Swarthmore labs. I've also fulfilled all the pre-med course requirements and have taken physiology courses in and beyond college. I love bio and I'd be happy to teach the subject I'm going to be pursuing my career in!
English,

English

I have had a rigorous English and writing education that has culminated in grades of A or A+ in all of my humanities and social science courses at Swarthmore College. I have extensive experience producing and editing both expository creative fiction and analytical essays on many works of literature. I have a lot of experience with peer editing, and I love helping students improve their critical reading skills and refine their writing to be the best it possibly can.
Geometry,

Geometry

I've been a very successful math student, having taken high school Geometry, Algebra II/Trigonometry, and Calculus. I scored a 5 on the AP Calculus BC exam, and an 800 on the Math II SAT Subject Test. I also have 4 years of experience tutoring math. In high school, I founded and ran the Mathletes club.
Spanish,

Spanish

I have been studying Spanish for over 8 years, and spent five months living abroad in Spain. I also have three years of experience tutoring beginner and intermediate level Spanish. I know how to translate my own language skills to students, and enjoy coming up with fun ways to increase confidence and comfort with the language!
Spelling,

Spelling

I love grammar and spelling! I'm such a stickler for correct spelling and avoiding typos. I also have experience translating my own expertise to help elementary and middle school students improve their own writing. I have had a rigorous English and writing education that has culminated in grades of A or A+ in all of my humanities and social science courses at Swarthmore College. I have extensive experience applying my fundamental spelling skills to both expository creative fiction and analytical essays on many works of literature.
Writing,

Writing

I have had a rigorous writing education that has culminated in grades of A or A+ in all of my humanities and social science courses at Swarthmore College. I have extensive experience producing and editing expository fiction, analytical, and academic research essays in a variety of subjects including English, Political Science, Anthropology, Sociology, and History (my major). I also produced a 40 page History research thesis that is currently being reviewed for publication in an academic journal. I have a lot of experience with peer editing, and I love helping students improve their writing skills and refine their writing to be the best it possibly can.
Prealgebra

Language

Spanish

Spanish

I have been studying Spanish for over 8 years, and spent five months living abroad in Spain. I also have three years of experience tutoring beginner and intermediate level Spanish. I know how to translate my own language skills to students, and enjoy coming up with fun ways to increase confidence and comfort with the language!

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I've been a very successful math student, having taken high school Geometry, Algebra II/Trigonometry, and Calculus. I scored a 5 on the AP Calculus BC exam, and an 800 on the Math II SAT Subject Test. I also have 4 years of experience tutoring middle school math, including algebra. In high school, I founded and ran the Mathletes club.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I've been a very successful math student, having taken high school Geometry, Algebra II/Trigonometry, and Calculus. I scored a 5 on the AP Calculus BC exam, and an 800 on the Math II SAT Subject Test. I also have 4 years of experience tutoring middle school math, including algebra. In high school, I founded and ran the Mathletes club.
Geometry,

Geometry

I've been a very successful math student, having taken high school Geometry, Algebra II/Trigonometry, and Calculus. I scored a 5 on the AP Calculus BC exam, and an 800 on the Math II SAT Subject Test. I also have 4 years of experience tutoring math. In high school, I founded and ran the Mathletes club.
Prealgebra

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I've been a very successful math student, having taken high school Geometry, Algebra II/Trigonometry, and Calculus. I scored a 5 on the AP Calculus BC exam, and an 800 on the Math II SAT Subject Test. I also have 4 years of experience tutoring middle school math, including algebra. In high school, I founded and ran the Mathletes club.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I've been a very successful math student, having taken high school Geometry, Algebra II/Trigonometry, and Calculus. I scored a 5 on the AP Calculus BC exam, and an 800 on the Math II SAT Subject Test. I also have 4 years of experience tutoring middle school math, including algebra. In high school, I founded and ran the Mathletes club.
Biology,

Biology

I majored in biology at Swarthmore College and have done a combined 3 years of laboratory research at Harvard and Swarthmore labs. I've also fulfilled all the pre-med course requirements and have taken physiology courses in and beyond college. I love bio and I'd be happy to teach the subject I'm going to be pursuing my career in!
English,

English

I have had a rigorous English and writing education that has culminated in grades of A or A+ in all of my humanities and social science courses at Swarthmore College. I have extensive experience producing and editing both expository creative fiction and analytical essays on many works of literature. I have a lot of experience with peer editing, and I love helping students improve their critical reading skills and refine their writing to be the best it possibly can.
Geometry,

Geometry

I've been a very successful math student, having taken high school Geometry, Algebra II/Trigonometry, and Calculus. I scored a 5 on the AP Calculus BC exam, and an 800 on the Math II SAT Subject Test. I also have 4 years of experience tutoring math. In high school, I founded and ran the Mathletes club.
Spanish,

Spanish

I have been studying Spanish for over 8 years, and spent five months living abroad in Spain. I also have three years of experience tutoring beginner and intermediate level Spanish. I know how to translate my own language skills to students, and enjoy coming up with fun ways to increase confidence and comfort with the language!
Writing,

Writing

I have had a rigorous writing education that has culminated in grades of A or A+ in all of my humanities and social science courses at Swarthmore College. I have extensive experience producing and editing expository fiction, analytical, and academic research essays in a variety of subjects including English, Political Science, Anthropology, Sociology, and History (my major). I also produced a 40 page History research thesis that is currently being reviewed for publication in an academic journal. I have a lot of experience with peer editing, and I love helping students improve their writing skills and refine their writing to be the best it possibly can.
Prealgebra

Other

Geography

Science

Biology,

Biology

I majored in biology at Swarthmore College and have done a combined 3 years of laboratory research at Harvard and Swarthmore labs. I've also fulfilled all the pre-med course requirements and have taken physiology courses in and beyond college. I love bio and I'd be happy to teach the subject I'm going to be pursuing my career in!
Anatomy

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I've been a very successful math student, having taken high school Geometry, Algebra II/Trigonometry, and Calculus. I scored a 5 on the AP Calculus BC exam, and an 800 on the Math II SAT Subject Test. I also have 4 years of experience tutoring middle school math, including algebra. In high school, I founded and ran the Mathletes club.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I've been a very successful math student, having taken high school Geometry, Algebra II/Trigonometry, and Calculus. I scored a 5 on the AP Calculus BC exam, and an 800 on the Math II SAT Subject Test. I also have 4 years of experience tutoring middle school math, including algebra. In high school, I founded and ran the Mathletes club.
Biology,

Biology

I majored in biology at Swarthmore College and have done a combined 3 years of laboratory research at Harvard and Swarthmore labs. I've also fulfilled all the pre-med course requirements and have taken physiology courses in and beyond college. I love bio and I'd be happy to teach the subject I'm going to be pursuing my career in!
Geometry,

Geometry

I've been a very successful math student, having taken high school Geometry, Algebra II/Trigonometry, and Calculus. I scored a 5 on the AP Calculus BC exam, and an 800 on the Math II SAT Subject Test. I also have 4 years of experience tutoring math. In high school, I founded and ran the Mathletes club.
Spanish,

Spanish

I have been studying Spanish for over 8 years, and spent five months living abroad in Spain. I also have three years of experience tutoring beginner and intermediate level Spanish. I know how to translate my own language skills to students, and enjoy coming up with fun ways to increase confidence and comfort with the language!
Writing

Writing

I have had a rigorous writing education that has culminated in grades of A or A+ in all of my humanities and social science courses at Swarthmore College. I have extensive experience producing and editing expository fiction, analytical, and academic research essays in a variety of subjects including English, Political Science, Anthropology, Sociology, and History (my major). I also produced a 40 page History research thesis that is currently being reviewed for publication in an academic journal. I have a lot of experience with peer editing, and I love helping students improve their writing skills and refine their writing to be the best it possibly can.

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I studied extensively for the ACT, and ended up scoring a 36/36 on the English section and a 35 overall! I have several years of experience tutoring in test prep, translating my own success on standardized tests to help students do their best on test day.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I studied extensively for the ACT, and ended up scoring a 35/36 on the Reading section and a 35 overall! I have several years of experience tutoring in test prep, translating my own success on standardized tests to help students do their best on test day.
GRE,

GRE

I took the GRE just last fall and scored 169 on the verbal section, 168 on the quantitative section, and 6/6 on the writing section. I did over 15 full length practice exams and hundreds of additional problems in preparation for the test, using test prep resources from Kaplan, The Princeton Review, and ETS. I also took an in-person Kaplan GRE course, and have prior experience tutoring other students in test prep. I know how to translate my own success on the GRE to helping others study for the test and reach their goals!
ISEE,

ISEE

I took the ISEE at the end of middle school and was accepted to numerous independent high schools in NYC! My stanine scores for the ISEE consisted of three 9's and one 8 (out of 9). I have consistently scored in or close to the 99th percentile on standardized tests (ISEE, ACT, SAT, GRE), and also have experience tutoring other students in test prep.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I have had a rigorous writing education that has culminated in grades of A or A+ in all of my humanities and social science courses at Swarthmore College. I have extensive experience producing and editing expository fiction, analytical, and academic research essays in a variety of subjects including English, Political Science, Anthropology, Sociology, and History (my major). I also produced a 40 page History research thesis that is currently being reviewed for publication in an academic journal. I have a lot of experience with peer editing, and I love helping students improve their writing skills and refine their writing to be the best it possibly can. I also score in the high 90th percentile on standardized test writing, including on the SAT, ACT, and GRE.
PSAT

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Patient and Thorough Tutor

After a slightly disastrous first attempt at the GRE, I really wanted to make sure the second time I took the test my verbal score would go up like I needed them to. I contacted Annie two weeks before the exam. She was extremely attentive and helped formulate a personalized study plan for the next two weeks. Additionally, she supplies you with much needed extra study material. My verbal score went up by 6 points and I definitely attribute a good amount of my new score to my tutoring sessions with Annie!!

Whei, 2 lessons with Annie

Extremely Patient and an Amazing Writer!

Annie helped me with my MBA college admission essays. She is very patient and e extremely knowledgeable. She was able to take my “average” essay and make it “extraordinary”. I would highly recommend her!

Heather, 7 lessons with Annie

Annie is the best and most knowledgeable tutor I've ever had!

She helped me improve my writing score on the GRE. I ended up getting a 5.5. She was not only patient but also extremely professional. I am lucky to have worked with her. I know she will do a great job tutoring other students. She is really knowledgeable and able to give good advice.

Louis, 39 lessons with Annie

Super helpful for GRE!!! Great explainer.

As I'm preparing for the GRE, Annie was so helpful to answer questions & help me with topics I have been stuck on. I have about 6 GRE books... And none of them explained concepts as easily as Annie. I would definitely recommend.

Ricky, 2 lessons with Annie

Knowledgable and Fun to learn with

Annie taught me the basics in Spanish. She taught me simple ways to learn the language and was very interactive. She made sure I repeated most of the words and sentences. She has a way of making it easy to learn. She was extensively prepared for the class and had all the necessary material written on the boards beforehand. This made it easy to navigate through the boards while reviewing at the end of the class. She made learning easy and fun!

Priyanka, 1 lesson with Annie
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