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Lily A.

Patient and personable writing tutor!

Patient and personable writing tutor!

$35/hour

  • Bella Vista Philadelphia, PA 19147

About Lily


Bio

Hello, Wyzant! My name is Lily and I'm a young working professional in Philadelphia. I tutored all throughout high school, and have worked in college classroom settings for the past five years at UPenn as a teaching assistant, after graduating with my BA in both English literature, focus in creative writing, and environmental studies. I have also led book groups with participants ranging all over in terms of age and experience, and absolutely love doing that. I have been tutoring in English f...

Hello, Wyzant! My name is Lily and I'm a young working professional in Philadelphia. I tutored all throughout high school, and have worked in college classroom settings for the past five years at UPenn as a teaching assistant, after graduating with my BA in both English literature, focus in creative writing, and environmental studies. I have also led book groups with participants ranging all over in terms of age and experience, and absolutely love doing that. I have been tutoring in English for speakers of other languages for a year now, and am certified through the Mayor's Office of Adult Education to tutor in adult literacy.

I'm passionate about learning and working with, not against, students' natural inclinations and curiosities to create a positive and supportive learning environment.

I am happy to work with students to complete weekly homework or specific assignments, or to work in an ongoing way on certain skills like writing, reading, storytelling, organization, and more. My largest areas of expertise are in and around reading and the kinds of analysis, synthesis and editing that lead to great critical and creative writing, but I am very capable of working on any subject.

I especially support and understand how to approach math from an "English major's" point of view, that is, a concepts-based approach rather than rote formulas and memorization.

I've been a bookworm all my life, and I currently work at a literary arts nonprofit, and in my job as teaching assistant grade papers, lead office hours where I coach students on their writing, prepare discussion materials - so these English classroom skills are still very much part of my everyday life!

As a student, I was constantly struggling with how to stay organized and on top of my studies and myself, and intuitively learned many strategies along the way that I would be happy to share with students now! My current job requires me to do, conservatively, 100 things at once, so I still utilize these organizational skills on a daily basis.

Please contact me with any questions or to schedule a session. I hope you'll find that I'm a patient and caring person who believes so strongly in what can be accomplished in the one-on-one tutoring environment!


Education

University of Pennsylvania
English, Environment

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $35
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 8 miles of Philadelphia, PA 19147
  • Lesson cancellation: 3 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL

Elementary Education

Reading,

Reading

I have completed the Mayor's Office of Adult Education literacy tutoring certificate. I have worked for a year as an ESOL tutor for adults as well.
Elementary Math

English

English,

English

English literature with an emphasis in creative writing was my major in college, and for the past five and a half years I have worked at a literary arts nonprofit here in Philadelphia, and as a teaching assistant for 200 level English courses at Penn.
Reading,

Reading

I have completed the Mayor's Office of Adult Education literacy tutoring certificate. I have worked for a year as an ESOL tutor for adults as well.
ESL/ESOL

Homeschool

English,

English

English literature with an emphasis in creative writing was my major in college, and for the past five and a half years I have worked at a literary arts nonprofit here in Philadelphia, and as a teaching assistant for 200 level English courses at Penn.
Reading,

Reading

I have completed the Mayor's Office of Adult Education literacy tutoring certificate. I have worked for a year as an ESOL tutor for adults as well.
ESL/ESOL

Language

ESL/ESOL

Most Popular

English,

English

English literature with an emphasis in creative writing was my major in college, and for the past five and a half years I have worked at a literary arts nonprofit here in Philadelphia, and as a teaching assistant for 200 level English courses at Penn.
Reading,

Reading

I have completed the Mayor's Office of Adult Education literacy tutoring certificate. I have worked for a year as an ESOL tutor for adults as well.
ESL/ESOL

Other

ESL/ESOL

Summer

Reading,

Reading

I have completed the Mayor's Office of Adult Education literacy tutoring certificate. I have worked for a year as an ESOL tutor for adults as well.
ESL/ESOL

$35/hour

Lily A.

$35/hour

  • No subscriptions or upfront payments

  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

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