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Ivy S.

Pelham, NY

$50/hour

Ph.D. in English tutoring in Writing and Literature

In-person lessons
50+ Hours
Background check passed as of 5/27/15
4.9 average from 56 ratings
Intelligent and helps me understand my assignments
— Blanka, Scarsdale, NY on 8/6/15

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Assumption College, Worcester, MA
English
University of Connecticut, Storrs
Master's
University of Connecticut, Storrs
PhD

Education

Assumption College, Worcester, MA (English)

University of Connecticut, Storrs (Master's)

University of Connecticut, Storrs (PhD)

About Ivy

I'm an invested tutor because I've dedicated my life to the study of literature and language. English isn't just the study of dusty old classics (though those are great!); it's about learning how to see the world from many points of view and about perfecting our own communication skills so that we can best articulate our own perspective. The more honed and specific our written voice is, the better we are able to speak up for what we want and show off what we have to offer.

As a college instructor with extensive experience teaching writing and literature, I have helped hundreds of students advance their writing and critical thinking skills. I emphasize the use of effective and transferable processes for approaching the intellectual work of reading and writing. In our tutorials, we will establish a series of critical questions and step projects to work through that not only help students produce a successful essay or pass the test, but give them confidence to approach new assignments using the same model.

I have a Ph.D. in English and ten years of teaching experience at the college level. I am a professor at a local college where I teach everything from basic writing and introductory literature courses to advanced literature and composition. I've also worked in a variety of college tutoring centers and am well practiced at one-on-one instruction.

Working with students entering, enrolled in, and departing college means I also have lots of experience helping students craft personal statements and writing samples for degree programs, scholarships, jobs, etc., and I'd love to work with tutees on this work as well.

Please contact me with any questions about tutorials. I'll be happy to hear more about what you're looking for in tutorials or give you more information about how we might approach it. Looking forward to working with you!
I'm an invested tutor because I've dedicated my life to the study of literature and language. English isn't just the study of dusty old classics (though those are great!); it's about learning how to see the world from many points of view and about perfecting our own communication skills so that we can best articulate our own perspective. The more Read more

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Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Pelham, NY 10803
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Intelligent and helps me understand my assignments"

- Blanka, Scarsdale, NY on 8/6/15

"Ivy is very comfortable to work with"

- Ani, New Rochelle, NY on 6/28/15
English:
English, Literature, Proofreading,
Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Proofreading

I have the following proofreading experience:

- currently editing a scholarly book
- worked as managing editor for an academic journal
- worked as proofreader for graduate students in the University of Connecticut's engineering department.

Writing

I've taught college-level literature and writing for the past ten years, including courses in Basic Writing, Academic Writing, and writing-intensive upper-level courses.

I've also tutored students in a range of classes, everything from English and history to business and engineering, so I'm ready to help you work on writing projects in any discipline.

Assumption College, Worcester, MA
English
University of Connecticut, Storrs
Master's
University of Connecticut, Storrs
PhD

Education

Assumption College, Worcester, MA (English)

University of Connecticut, Storrs (Master's)

University of Connecticut, Storrs (PhD)

Intelligent and helps me understand my assignments

Ivy guided me through a tough English assignment. Ivy gave me the confidence and the knowledge to accomplish my assignment.

— Blanka, Scarsdale, NY on 8/6/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Ivy will travel within 20 miles of Pelham, NY 10803.