GWU Grad for SAT, ACT Test Prep, English, Reading, Writing
GWU Grad for SAT, ACT Test Prep, English, Reading, Writing
Hi! I'm Colleen. I graduated cum laude in the English honors program from the University at Buffalo. I also have a masters degree from the George Washington University where I won an excellence award for my master's thesis and was a graduate teaching assistant. I have three years experience working as an English tutor (for both native and non-native speakers) and teaching writing at the community college, high school and middle school level. Moreover, I have worked with children and...
Hi! I'm Colleen. I graduated cum laude in the English honors program from the University at Buffalo. I also have a masters degree from the George Washington University where I won an excellence award for my master's thesis and was a graduate teaching assistant. I have three years experience working as an English tutor (for both native and non-native speakers) and teaching writing at the community college, high school and middle school level. Moreover, I have worked with children and adolescents who have behavioral and/or developmental challenges (such as Autism Spectrum Disorder) and thus, I am sensitive to their sensory needs and will adapt the tutoring sessions to accommodate their challenges. In addition, I have spent several years working as a health planner which required me to be responsible for writing and maintaining 25 different emergency response plans for an entire health district. Thus, I have a great deal of experience writing, reading, proofreading and public speaking in both the academic and real worlds.
I tutor SAT reading, writing, language and essay test preparation, ACT English and reading as well as TOEFL test preparation. I love helping students to perfect the skills and knowledge needed to do well on these tests. Moreover, I am excellent at helping students to stay focused and motivated to study and at effectively reducing the anxiety many individuals have associated with taking standardized tests.
The one-on-one instruction and encouragement that I provide not only imparts the technical knowledge and skills you need to succeed, but also helps you to develop the self-confidence to approach any assignment on your own. I encourage my students to think critically and will teach you how to use your strengths to their fullest extent while also identifying and improving your areas of challenge.
I provide continuous, positive feedback and ensure that the time we spend together is of high value. I am very patient and will take the time to listen, build a rapport with you and find t
Knowledgeable, Encouraging, Patient Tutor
I started college recently and Colleen is helping me learn some basics that I am missing after being away from school for 30+ years. She is always on time and makes learning fun. Her support and encouragement along with her exceptional teaching skills make her the perfect fit for me. She is intelligent and knows how to create a learning environment that brings out the best in her student. Colleen breaks things down clearly making them easier to learn. I encourage anyone looking to improve their skills or tackle something new to reach out to her.Michelle, 25 lessons with Colleen
Knowledgeable and helpful tutor
Colleen was very knowledgable about this subject as well as patient with me! She worked with me to get through passages and taught me many useful techniques to help me absorb information better :-)Fiona, 20 lessons with Colleen
Well Prepared. Colleen was extremely helpful leading up to the initial lesson. My son felt extremely comfortable during the lesson and in fact Colleen went past the hour so she cover all that she wanted. We Will continue using Colleen for my sons SAT prep!!William, 10 lessons with Colleen
Colleen is great!
Colleen is helpful, patient and shares many resources. Our host daughter has improved in her writing and just the three lessons they have had together! Colleen is very patient and gets lots of helpful feedback.Emlyn, 7 lessons with Colleen
My son was resistant to tutoring despite bad grades. His initial lesson with Colleen made him understand what he needs to commit to to achieve success. She spent a good amount of time discussing with him objectively his needs and how he can create a plan to achieve his goals. It was an eye opener to both of us. We are excited to start tutoring and he is now on board with the work he needs to commit too.Mariam, 2 lessons with Colleen
Colleen Saved the Day!
Colleen was our HERO yesterday - she patiently helped our son complete a presentation project for school. Thank you for saving us from an evening that would have been filled with frustration & yelling!Vicki , 93 lessons with Colleen
My son's first session with Colleen was a great success. She knows how to teach writing skills from the ground up, with a calm and positive manner. I loved that she had my son critique various writing samples to illustrate what is needed for a good essay. He is looking forward to his next session!Julianne, 39 lessons with Colleen
My daughter had her first SAT tutoring with Colleen and she was very happy with all the advise and hints she got. Colleen was very encouraging and thorough. We are considering using her tutoring services again.Diego, 1 lesson with Colleen
Great and works well with kids' minds.
She is excellent. :) My kids loved her in first day!!! She went through the initial assessment, reading and writing tips, and strategies for next several weeks.Randi, 12 lessons with Colleen
Accurate in her teaching
She always make everything simple for me to understand. She gives me homework to help stimulate my mind, I like the way she takes her time to make sure I get the material that she's teaching.Tammy, 8 lessons with Colleen
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