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Serena C.

Staten Island, NY

$150/hour

Yale Graduate Guides Students Writing College Admissions Essays

10+ Hours
Background check passed as of 9/21/12
5.0 average from 5 ratings
Very Patient and Knowledgeable!
— Lisa, Staten Island, NY on 9/11/12

$150/Hour


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Yale College, Yale University
Literature
Yale Law School
J.D.

Education

Yale College, Yale University (Literature)

Yale Law School (J.D.)

About Serena

I have nine years of experience in working intensively with SAT study materials, including questions from the test makers. During this time, I have developed a comprehensive list of vocabulary words and grammar points that every successful test taker must know. I work with students to share the techniques I used in high school that helped me to earn nearly perfect scores, and the titles of National Merit Finalist and Winner, a designation as one of the top 8,000 test takers in the nation.

My writing skills were honed at Yale, where I majored in literature and won The Wallace Prize, Yale's most prestigious undergraduate writing award. I have expertise in helping high school, college, and graduate students to edit essays and term papers. I have helped with proofreading, explaining grammar points, fine-tuning ideas, and developing a thesis.

Last year, I lived in the United Kingdom, where I worked at a leading independent school as a fellow on the US university advising team and in the English department. I coached dozens of students through the university application process, walking them through standardized testing and advising them on their admissions essays. I have held hundreds of sessions to walk students through every stage of writing a competitive application essay, helping students with every stage from finding the right idea to polishing the final draft.
I have nine years of experience in working intensively with SAT study materials, including questions from the test makers. During this time, I have developed a comprehensive list of vocabulary words and grammar points that every successful test taker must know. I work with students to share the techniques I used in high school that helped me to Read more

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Staten Island, NY 10309
Background Check: Passed

"Very Patient and Knowledgeable!"

- Lisa, Staten Island, NY on 9/11/12
Science:
PSAT
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, College Counseling, PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Language:
French, Reading, Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Reading, Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Public Speaking, Writing

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Yale College, Yale University
Literature
Yale Law School
J.D.

Education

Yale College, Yale University (Literature)

Yale Law School (J.D.)

Very Patient and Knowledgeable!

My daughter who is a senior in high school had some ideas for a college essay, but just didn't know exactly how to put it all together. Although I was initially helping her, I realized that we were not gaining much ground and were both losing patience. I decided to look online for tutoring/ specifically for short term essay and came across WyzAnt. I chose Serena initially because she was locate

— Lisa, Staten Island, NY on 9/11/12

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $150.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Serena will travel within 20 miles of Staten Island, NY 10309.