Harvard Grad for College Guidance and Writing/Language Skills
Harvard Grad for College Guidance and Writing/Language Skills
I'm Razi! I am graduating with a BA from Harvard University in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations (and now fluently speak Hebrew, Arabic and English!). At Harvard one of my most meaningful experiences was working for the Harvard Learning Lab, a company within Harvard that hires students to read and simulate new and cutting edge assignments and projects that professors wanted to assign their classes. Besides for learning lots of new things, the Learning Lab helped me understand the...
I'm Razi! I am graduating with a BA from Harvard University in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations (and now fluently speak Hebrew, Arabic and English!). At Harvard one of my most meaningful experiences was working for the Harvard Learning Lab, a company within Harvard that hires students to read and simulate new and cutting edge assignments and projects that professors wanted to assign their classes. Besides for learning lots of new things, the Learning Lab helped me understand the intricacies of cutting-edge education, and what makes a curriculum succeed or fail.
Ever since giving my first chess lesson when I was 11 years old (certainly the most exciting $2 I have ever made in my life) I have continued tutoring in almost every imaginable capacity, from ACT, to college essays, from Middle School English to High School Math, from the suburbs to the inner city, from lifelong Americans to recent refugees. Of all the types of tutoring I enjoy, I particularly love helping High Schoolers with their college applications. The entire process can often seem quite daunting, and especially, the essay, where one is required to condense the most important part of him or herself into a few hundred words. When I was published in the most recent edition of "50 Successful Harvard Application Essays" I realized how influential my essay must have been on my admission, and hope to share what helped me create a powerful essay with anyone I can teach.
The way I succeeded on the ACT, was my taking as many practice tests I could and then going over all the questions I got wrong with a tutor. The Math and English sections are perhaps the easiest ones to improve at, and the best sections for implementing this specific technique. After quickly going through important math concepts, every practice test and its subsequent analysis will always allow the student to feel more confident the next time.
Science was the section that most differentiates the ACT from the SAT (back when I took it) and also the section I consistently did t
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Razi is super creative and very intelligent. He shared a powerful poem to help me overcome my writer's block. Razi readily provides new ideas and insightful comments on essay drafts. He is also just an enjoyable person to work with! :) I look forward to continuing sessions with Razi!Britt, 2 lessons with Razi
Review for 10/10
I really enjoyed today’s lesson! I got a better idea on what to improve and a better idea of what colleges are looking for in my essays. I will continue to work hard and do whatever it takes to get the best possible papers in and impress colleges!Maya, 1 lesson with Razi
Brilliant and impressive tutor!
Razi is brilliant at what he does. He was well prepared and knew exactly how to best conduct the tutoring session. He was very fast to point out what needs to be done and how to make a compelling personal statement. I can't wait for our next session to discuss my first draft.Oliver, 1 lesson with Razi
Best essay tutor!
Im so happy I found Razi, he’s extremely diligent, patient and brilliant. He helped me with my essay and taught me how to write in a way that captures the reader’s interest. I highly recommend him. If you find yourself stuck writing an essay, look no further, Razi is the one.Alessandra, 4 lessons with Razi
Very charismatic and understanding
Applying to multiple colleges through several applications, I had a plethora of short answers and supplemental essays to write. Razi patiently helped me brainstorm and also used his experience to guide me in the writing process. Would definitely recommend if you want to break the limits of your writing capabilities!Saket, 9 lessons with Razi
Always prepared and adaptable
Razi has been working with my middle school aged son and has proven to be effective while also being engaging and adaptable. He is very organized and clearly takes time to prepare the lessons. Razi welcomes feedback and adjusts accordingly which is critical in working with a variety of students. Both my son and I highly recommend working with Razi!Carol, 8 lessons with Razi
Keeping us on track!
Razi has been fantastic. Excellent communication and great with the kids. His role with us is keeping the kids on track in this unprecedented time. We are looking forward to a wonderful year with him.Lauren, 6 lessons with Razi
I hired Razi to help my son with his college essay. My son has a tough time with writing, and the first tutor that we hired for him gave up, telling us that he is unable to pull anything out of our son, and basically fired us a client. So then I gave Razi a shot, and he really came through. He is incredibly empathetic and patient, and combined with a very sharp mind, has been able to get my son to put pen to paper. He is in the final stages of polishing his essay, and I am really impressed with how good it is. I'm going to ask Razi about what other subjects he tutors, because he has a gift for it.Andy, 8 lessons with Razi
Honest and Helpful Tutor
Razi is amazing!! He is patient, honest, and gives wonderful advice. He takes time to prepare his students to begin writing their essay and is open to questions. You can tell he has experience.Ankita, 11 lessons with Razi
Engaging and knowledgeable tutor
My kids immediately connected with Razi. He asked my kids great questions and kept them engaged. Razi has been responsive to our requests as parents and followed up. Definitely recommend!Yael, 20 lessons with Razi
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