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Darlene H.

Cincinnati, OH

$55/hour

English Tutor Specializing in Test Prep Skills and College Apps.

In-person lessons
500+ Hours
Background check passed as of 10/3/13
4.8 average from 112 ratings
Knew her stuff!
— Maya, Cincinnati, OH on 11/22/16

$55/Hour


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Northern Kentucky University
English and Writing
Xavier University, English
Master's

Education

Northern Kentucky University (English and Writing)

Xavier University, English (Master's)

About Darlene

I have more than 20 years of English teaching experience as a college professor; for more than 5 years I graded (scored) the written portion of the GRE, the people who also write the ACT. My area of specialization is with people who need help with their writing skills; I am certified in the GED, SAT, ACT, GRE, and GMAT test preparation (please note, however, that with the GRE and GMAT I work only with the writing or verbal sections). My successes include raising one student's ACT score from a 26 to a 35 overall, and one person's English score from a 17 to a 32. I particularly like test preparation because it gives me a chance to see tangible results from the time spent with the student.

Once your student is through the ACT, we can work together on college essays and applications. It's a long, arduous process in which I have a great deal of experience. With your student's ACT score ready to submit for college applications, we will work with his/her college application essays so that he/she can get ranked and admitted to the highest possible selections. In working with one student, he was admitted to 5 colleges; 4 were offers of full scholarships. (Yes, 4!) Simultaneously, we will work on scholarship applications so that your student can be eligible for any free money available! To date, my students have received over $310,000.00 in scholarship monies; I have had students turn down almost $750,000.00. One student in particular was accepted for one of twenty fellowship opportunities which included full tuition, books, room and board, and beginning his sophomore year a monthly stipend of $200.00. I am continually amazed at the opportunities "my students" have been offered.

Please note that if 24-hour cancellation notice is not given, a $25.00 cancellation fee will be charged.
I have more than 20 years of English teaching experience as a college professor; for more than 5 years I graded (scored) the written portion of the GRE, the people who also write the ACT. My area of specialization is with people who need help with their writing skills; I am certified in the GED, SAT, ACT, GRE, and GMAT test preparation (please Read more

Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Cincinnati, OH 45241
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Knew her stuff!"

- Maya, Cincinnati, OH on 11/22/16

"Great Tutoring Session!"

- Kathy, Hamilton, OH on 2/3/13

"Wonderful tutor, amazing results"

- Tommi, Mason, OH on 5/14/12
Math:
GED, GMAT, GRE
Science:
PSAT
English:
ACT English,
English,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
GED, GMAT, GRE, PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Language:
Reading, Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Reading, Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
GMAT, GRE, Public Speaking, Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT English

I've been preparing students for the ACT for some time now. I can usually raise their scores by a significant number of points. If they are prepared to study with me, they will learn some of the ins and outs of the test.

English

We can work on any aspect of English, whether it be test prep, writing an essay, or understanding the readings, I'm here to help.

Writing

Helping with writing is my specialty. I can teach you the "quick capture" method so that those ideas don't flee from your thoughts. Writing a 5 paragraph is as simple as following the directions on a recipe. Let me show you how.

Northern Kentucky University
English and Writing
Xavier University, English
Master's

Education

Northern Kentucky University (English and Writing)

Xavier University, English (Master's)

Knew her stuff!

After the first lesson with my daughter she came home eager to learn more. Specifically studying for the English, Reading, and Writing portion of the ACT, Darlene knew exactly what types of questions she needed to work on, retested her in the moment, and gave her essential fixes and tips for the reasons that she got each of them wrong. She identified her weaknesses to work on for the next lesson

— Maya, Cincinnati, OH on 11/22/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $55.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Darlene will travel within 15 miles of Cincinnati, OH 45241.