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Saint Peter's College (English)
Rowan University (Master's)
As a writer/editor with over 25 years of experience, and an MA in Communications/Public Relations and a BA in English, I have enjoyed writing and editing for print and the Web.
College entrance essays, personal communications, newspaper articles, webpages, business writing, master degree theses, and doctoral dissertations are among the types of writing and editing with which I have lots of experience.
Additionally, I was a student writing evaluator of a collegiate learning assessment for a New York City company. In this capacity, I judged writing effectiveness, writing mechanics (such as grammar), critical analysis, and problem solving skills. All of these constitute the foundation of SAT writing, and I enjoy helping students hone these skills through SAT tutoring.
In high school I won the English award and graduated from college summa cum laude.
My approach to your writing is in terms of a wordcrafter, helping you express your thoughts the way you want them to sound with attention to correct grammar, sentence structure, and the like. After all, I want to keep true to the integrity of your writing since it is an expression of you. I just add polish to your ideas.
I tend to be informal and try to make the process an enjoyable learning experience.
Hope we can work together!
P.S. I enjoy working with ESL students and recently earned a certificate in Teaching ESL! As a writer/editor with over 25 years of experience, and an MA in Communications/Public Relations and a BA in English, I have enjoyed writing and … Read more
Regardless of what your needs are, Arlene will help you to improve your English skills. Arlene was helping my daughter to prepare for English section of SAT and essay. Arlene suggested an approach on how to improve essay writing skills and how to organize lessons to maximize learning time and minimize "idling" (essay review and correction) time. This worked out great for my daughter and improved her essay writing skills. As far as English section, Arlene was able to improve my daughter's reading comprehension and sentence completion skills and SAT score, and to increase her vocabulary. Thank you Arlene for your help with my daughter's SAT tutoring.
Arlene was amazing. Really helped me understand what I was doing wrong rather than just fixing my essay. She is knowledgeable and helpful, right to the point, showing me other avenues to make corrections. With every session, based on her advice, I was able to fine-tune my writings and re-shape my essays while learning how to better express myself in the future. She also kept the sessions flexible and made herself available at odd hours, whenever I needed help. I could not have done it without her enormous help. Thank you!
Our son is in need of help with his college essays and Arlene seems to making headway. We hope to continue to see improvements. Thank you!
I highly recommend Arlene, she responsive, easy to work with, and committed to help students and people. Arlene helped me on my Master’s Degree application and I got accepted. She is a great partner to work with.
Arlene worked with my daughter. She is patient, professional and very knowledgeable in writing. My daughter and Arlene just had one meeting to get to know each other and see what our expectations would be.
Arlene mentored and helped advise our son from university selection to planning, editing, and completing college application essays, as well as tutoring for SAT writing. She was very professional, friendly, and always available.
As parents who have been through the UK education system from elementary school to university, it has always been a challenge and a learning curve at each step of our son's education. Arlene took all the stress and pressure out by taking control through the whole process. We would highly recommend her. So far our son has two confirmed early university offers with two more looking highly likely.
Thank you, Arlene. You have been a lifesaver!
Arlene is wonderful. She worked well with my daughter and her very busy schedule. Arlene was able to help define the most important details in my daughters work and help her stay focused. She was very patient and encouraging. Thank you Arlene!
Mrs. G is a wonderful, patient, knowledgeable and enthusiastic teacher. She was able to achieve results in just a few lessons. It was great to have her as a tutor!
Arlene, is a wonderful tutor. I would recommend her to anyone who needs assistance in English and writing, grammar, essays, papers, etc. She gives wonderful feedback to help improve your writing skills.
Thanks Arlene for all your help!
Arlene is engaging and organized, and understands the writing process. Her knowledge of writing will make the lessons very productive.
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ESL tutoring is so rewarding because students are motivated to learn. I have worked with native speakers from many different countries and they all want the same thing--to understand and to be understood. Not only do we work hard to attain this goal, but we have fun doing it. I like to establish a trusting, informal atmosphere of learning, armed with a certificate in teaching English as a second language and plenty of hands-on experience. In addition to private ESL tutoring, I have tutored through The English School in Lawrenceville, N.J. for the past three years.