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Dorothy B.

Knowledgeable, Experienced, and Caring Tutor

Knowledgeable, Experienced, and Caring Tutor

$45/hour

  • 1,000 hours tutoring

About Dorothy


Bio

I believe that learning can be fun, and that learning how to learn is part of the process. I have a master’s degree in psychology and over 15 years' experience working with individual students to help them reach their goals. My area of concentration in graduate school was cognitive psychology, which has to do with learning and memory.

My greatest joy is when students see their increased efforts lead to better understanding and better grades. Good grades are usually the result of good...

I believe that learning can be fun, and that learning how to learn is part of the process. I have a master’s degree in psychology and over 15 years' experience working with individual students to help them reach their goals. My area of concentration in graduate school was cognitive psychology, which has to do with learning and memory.

My greatest joy is when students see their increased efforts lead to better understanding and better grades. Good grades are usually the result of good organizational and study skills, and good study habits. I help students learn to use these skills to improve performance in language arts, vocabulary, grammar, writing, and Latin. I also have extensive experience and positive outcomes in test prep, both high school entrance tests (HSPT, TerraNova) and college admissions tests (ACT, SAT, PSAT). Students I work with are generally middle school through high school and college age.


Education

Temple University, Philadelphia
Psychology
Brown University
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $45
  • Rate details: Usual hourly rate for online tutoring is $45 per hour, depending on subject matter.
  • Lesson cancellation: 6 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/15/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

Dorothy hasn’t set a schedule.


Subjects

Corporate Training

Latin,

Latin

Latin provides the basis for much of our English language. I took four years of Latin and have worked with students in Latin I, II, and III. During tutoring sessions, I clarify the fine points of Latin grammar. I also offer study suggestions for the best ways to memorize vocabulary and endings.
Proofreading

Proofreading

Do you need an eagle's-eye look at a document or essay? I will correct minor grammar and spelling errors. For ongoing sessions, I can help you improve your own English writing and grammar.

Elementary Education

Reading,

Reading

Reading comprehension is an important skill, for all types of subject matter. Learn skills for how to approach textbook reading in the most effective way. Students can also learn strategies for how best to answer comprehension questions on standardized tests.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

My master's degree is in psychology, with special concentration in cognitive development. This area covers learning and memory. I have experience helping students use effective study skills in a variety of subjects. Some examples would be memorizing English vocabulary, as well as vocabulary and grammar for Latin students. I have also helped many high school students prepare for their college admissions tests, such as the ACT and SAT, by learning skills that enable them to improve their scores.
Vocabulary

Vocabulary

I love anything having to do with language, vocabulary, and writing! About 60% of the English language is based on Latin and Greek. Increasing your knowledge about root words from those two languages will make learning vocabulary much easier.

English

ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

College admissions tests can get easier, and you can reach your goals – if you work at them, that is. There are four sections to the ACT test – English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science - and we will work on strategies and subject matter for each one. Concentrate on one section or work on all. Your scores will improve!
Proofreading,

Proofreading

Do you need an eagle's-eye look at a document or essay? I will correct minor grammar and spelling errors. For ongoing sessions, I can help you improve your own English writing and grammar.
Reading,

Reading

Reading comprehension is an important skill, for all types of subject matter. Learn skills for how to approach textbook reading in the most effective way. Students can also learn strategies for how best to answer comprehension questions on standardized tests.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

In the Reading section of the SAT test, you will be asked to answer questions covering vocabulary and reading comprehension. We will work on strategies and subject matter for both types of question. Your scores will improve!
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

SAT Prep - Writing College admissions tests can get easier, and you can reach your goals – if you work at them, that is. In the Writing and Language section of the SAT test, you will be asked to answer questions covering grammar, punctuation, and writing skills. We will work on strategies and subject matter for each type of question. Your scores will improve!
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

I love anything having to do with language, vocabulary, and writing! About 60% of the English language is based on Latin and Greek. Increasing your knowledge about root words from those two languages will make learning vocabulary much easier.
Writing,

Writing

I'm a writer and freelance editor. I've published in an academic field and will soon publish a novel. When I work with students, my goal is to help them improve their own English writing and grammar skills!
English

Homeschool

Reading,

Reading

Reading comprehension is an important skill, for all types of subject matter. Learn skills for how to approach textbook reading in the most effective way. Students can also learn strategies for how best to answer comprehension questions on standardized tests.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

In the Reading section of the SAT test, you will be asked to answer questions covering vocabulary and reading comprehension. We will work on strategies and subject matter for both types of question. Your scores will improve!
Study Skills,

Study Skills

My master's degree is in psychology, with special concentration in cognitive development. This area covers learning and memory. I have experience helping students use effective study skills in a variety of subjects. Some examples would be memorizing English vocabulary, as well as vocabulary and grammar for Latin students. I have also helped many high school students prepare for their college admissions tests, such as the ACT and SAT, by learning skills that enable them to improve their scores.
Writing,

Writing

I'm a writer and freelance editor. I've published in an academic field and will soon publish a novel. When I work with students, my goal is to help them improve their own English writing and grammar skills!
English

Language

Latin

Latin

Latin provides the basis for much of our English language. I took four years of Latin and have worked with students in Latin I, II, and III. During tutoring sessions, I clarify the fine points of Latin grammar. I also offer study suggestions for the best ways to memorize vocabulary and endings.

Most Popular

Reading,

Reading

Reading comprehension is an important skill, for all types of subject matter. Learn skills for how to approach textbook reading in the most effective way. Students can also learn strategies for how best to answer comprehension questions on standardized tests.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

My master's degree is in psychology, with special concentration in cognitive development. This area covers learning and memory. I have experience helping students use effective study skills in a variety of subjects. Some examples would be memorizing English vocabulary, as well as vocabulary and grammar for Latin students. I have also helped many high school students prepare for their college admissions tests, such as the ACT and SAT, by learning skills that enable them to improve their scores.
Writing,

Writing

I'm a writer and freelance editor. I've published in an academic field and will soon publish a novel. When I work with students, my goal is to help them improve their own English writing and grammar skills!
English

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

My master's degree is in psychology, with special concentration in cognitive development. This area covers learning and memory. I have experience helping students use effective study skills in a variety of subjects. Some examples would be memorizing English vocabulary, as well as vocabulary and grammar for Latin students. I have also helped many high school students prepare for their college admissions tests, such as the ACT and SAT, by learning skills that enable them to improve their scores.

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

My master's degree is in psychology, with special concentration in cognitive development. This area covers learning and memory. I have experience helping students use effective study skills in a variety of subjects. Some examples would be memorizing English vocabulary, as well as vocabulary and grammar for Latin students. I have also helped many high school students prepare for their college admissions tests, such as the ACT and SAT, by learning skills that enable them to improve their scores.

Summer

Reading,

Reading

Reading comprehension is an important skill, for all types of subject matter. Learn skills for how to approach textbook reading in the most effective way. Students can also learn strategies for how best to answer comprehension questions on standardized tests.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

My master's degree is in psychology, with special concentration in cognitive development. This area covers learning and memory. I have experience helping students use effective study skills in a variety of subjects. Some examples would be memorizing English vocabulary, as well as vocabulary and grammar for Latin students. I have also helped many high school students prepare for their college admissions tests, such as the ACT and SAT, by learning skills that enable them to improve their scores.
Writing

Writing

I'm a writer and freelance editor. I've published in an academic field and will soon publish a novel. When I work with students, my goal is to help them improve their own English writing and grammar skills!

Test Preparation

ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

College admissions tests can get easier, and you can reach your goals – if you work at them, that is. There are four sections to the ACT test – English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science - and we will work on strategies and subject matter for each one. Concentrate on one section or work on all. Your scores will improve!
PSAT,

PSAT

In the Reading, Math, and Writing and Language sections of the PSAT test, you will be asked to answer questions covering reading comprehension and vocabulary, general math, algebra, and geometry, and grammar and correct usage. In our sessions, we will work on strategies and subject matter for all types of questions. With instruction and practice, your scores will improve!
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

In the Reading section of the SAT test, you will be asked to answer questions covering vocabulary and reading comprehension. We will work on strategies and subject matter for both types of question. Your scores will improve!
SAT Writing

SAT Writing

SAT Prep - Writing College admissions tests can get easier, and you can reach your goals – if you work at them, that is. In the Writing and Language section of the SAT test, you will be asked to answer questions covering grammar, punctuation, and writing skills. We will work on strategies and subject matter for each type of question. Your scores will improve!

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Great tutor

She explains and answers all questions during g the session. I will keep using her services for the rest of the school year. Looking forward to further sessions.

Maureen, 2 lessons with Dorothy

top notch tutor

Dorothy has been working with my daughter on strengthening her test taking skills in preparation for the ACT this fall. We've been so pleased with Dorothy's professionalism and ability to tutor Lauren thru some difficult subjects. Lauren has gained much confidence in her ability to tackle the science and math sections of the test. We highly recommend Dorothy as a tutor and appreciate her help!

Beth, 7 lessons with Dorothy

Patient and very helpful

Dorothy has been working with my son for several years and has always been very patient with him. Because of her help, he has been able to go to the best school in the state. Dorothy has also helped my son with Latin this year. I would highly recommend her.

Brandi, 18 lessons with Dorothy

Helpful!

I can't express enough how helpful Dorothy has been with my writing. She is very knowledgeable and her expertise has been invaluable. I would highly recommend Dorothy to anyone who is looking for help in learning how to write a graduate school level paper.

Lori, 4 lessons with Dorothy
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