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Jillian D.

Columbia Grad, PhD in Rhetoric: AP Language, AP Lit, College Essays

Columbia Grad, PhD in Rhetoric: AP Language, AP Lit, College Essays

$100/hour

  • 1,740 hours tutoring

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Welcome Families!

I hold an MA from Columbia University in English and am currently working on my PhD in Rhetoric at TWU. I would characterize myself as a writing coaching who prepares students for college level writing as well as the College Board's AP Language and AP Literature exams. I believe that my outstanding rating and reviews speak for themselves. I have 13 years of experience in the field of education; 10 in the classroom and 3 teaching privately. I am flexible, knowledgeable, and...

Welcome Families!

I hold an MA from Columbia University in English and am currently working on my PhD in Rhetoric at TWU. I would characterize myself as a writing coaching who prepares students for college level writing as well as the College Board's AP Language and AP Literature exams. I believe that my outstanding rating and reviews speak for themselves. I have 13 years of experience in the field of education; 10 in the classroom and 3 teaching privately. I am flexible, knowledgeable, and an expert in my area. I have also served as an AP Curriculum Writer and AP reader for the College Board.

These are challenging times for teachers, students, and their families. In a group setting, distance learning is difficult for many students and working with a coach one on one can help them to gain content knowledge as well as practice with writing skills. I help students to apply what they learn in "online modules" and "Zoom lectures" to maximize their writing potential.

In the era of COVID-19, college essays mean more than ever. I have 13 years of experience as a writing coach and five as a senior class advisor. I take students through the college selection process as well as essay preparation and submission.

My classroom experience includes :Pre-K (1 year), Grades 4-6 and Adult ESOL Chinese/English (2 years), Grade 9 English Language Arts (5 years), Grade 10 English Language Arts (5 years), Grade 11 American Literature (5 years), Grade 12 British Literature (5 years), AP English Language and Composition (6 years), and AP Literature and Composition (6 years). Certification: I hold an 8-12 English Language Arts Certificate in Texas, California, and New York.

My areas of specialty are research skills and writing, poetry and prose analysis, analytical writing, rhetorical analysis, expository writing, remedial grammar instruction, remedial reading instruction, SAT/ACT/PSAT test prep, resume and cover letter construction, speech and debate coaching and college application assistance.


Education

New York University
English, Art History
Columbia University
Masters
Texas Woman's University
PhD

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  • Background check passed on 2/17/2019

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Subjects

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Grammar

Elementary Education

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I hold an 8-12 English Language Arts Certificate in Texas, California, and New York and have co-taught SPED courses for 5 years. My areas of specialty are research skills and writing, poetry and prose analysis, analytical writing, rhetorical analysis, expository writing, remedial grammar instruction, remedial reading instruction, SAT/ACT/PSAT test prep, resume and cover letter construction, speech and debate coaching and college application assistance. After meeting with my students for a free consultation, I create individualized learning plans for my students that include a combination of modeling, direct instruction, guided practice, and independent assignments as appropriate for the student.
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I have taught 11th grade English for many years and have designed curriculum with robust test prep embedded.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I earned my BA from New York University in English and Art History and my MA from Columbia University’s Teachers College in English. I have ten years of experience in the field of education including the following: Pre-K (1 year), Grades 4-6 and Adult ESOL Chinese/English (2 years), Grade 9 English Language Arts (4 years), Grade 10 English Language Arts (4 years), Grade 11 American Literature (4 years), Grade 11 British Literature (3 years), AP English Language and Composition (4 years), and AP Literature and Composition (3 years). I have also served as an AP Curriculum Writer and AP reader for the College Board. I hold an 8-12 English Language Arts Certificate in Texas, California, and New York.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I am a licensed English teacher in the state of Texas with ten years of experience. The bulk of those years has been working with 11th graders. I have also served as a curriculum writer and have advocated for prep coursework to be placed in the curriculum.
Writing,

Writing

I have taught English for ten years and have helped many of my students in the college application process.
Grammar, Literature, Reading, Vocabulary

Homeschool

SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I earned my BA from New York University in English and Art History and my MA from Columbia University’s Teachers College in English. I have ten years of experience in the field of education including the following: Pre-K (1 year), Grades 4-6 and Adult ESOL Chinese/English (2 years), Grade 9 English Language Arts (4 years), Grade 10 English Language Arts (4 years), Grade 11 American Literature (4 years), Grade 11 British Literature (3 years), AP English Language and Composition (4 years), and AP Literature and Composition (3 years). I have also served as an AP Curriculum Writer and AP reader for the College Board. I hold an 8-12 English Language Arts Certificate in Texas, California, and New York.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I hold an 8-12 English Language Arts Certificate in Texas, California, and New York and have co-taught SPED courses for 5 years. My areas of specialty are research skills and writing, poetry and prose analysis, analytical writing, rhetorical analysis, expository writing, remedial grammar instruction, remedial reading instruction, SAT/ACT/PSAT test prep, resume and cover letter construction, speech and debate coaching and college application assistance. After meeting with my students for a free consultation, I create individualized learning plans for my students that include a combination of modeling, direct instruction, guided practice, and independent assignments as appropriate for the student.
Writing,

Writing

I have taught English for ten years and have helped many of my students in the college application process.
Reading

Most Popular

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I hold an 8-12 English Language Arts Certificate in Texas, California, and New York and have co-taught SPED courses for 5 years. My areas of specialty are research skills and writing, poetry and prose analysis, analytical writing, rhetorical analysis, expository writing, remedial grammar instruction, remedial reading instruction, SAT/ACT/PSAT test prep, resume and cover letter construction, speech and debate coaching and college application assistance. After meeting with my students for a free consultation, I create individualized learning plans for my students that include a combination of modeling, direct instruction, guided practice, and independent assignments as appropriate for the student.
Writing,

Writing

I have taught English for ten years and have helped many of my students in the college application process.
Reading

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

I hold an 8-12 English Language Arts Certificate in Texas, California, and New York and have co-taught SPED courses for 5 years. My areas of specialty are research skills and writing, poetry and prose analysis, analytical writing, rhetorical analysis, expository writing, remedial grammar instruction, remedial reading instruction, SAT/ACT/PSAT test prep, resume and cover letter construction, speech and debate coaching and college application assistance. After meeting with my students for a free consultation, I create individualized learning plans for my students that include a combination of modeling, direct instruction, guided practice, and independent assignments as appropriate for the student.

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

I hold an 8-12 English Language Arts Certificate in Texas, California, and New York and have co-taught SPED courses for 5 years. My areas of specialty are research skills and writing, poetry and prose analysis, analytical writing, rhetorical analysis, expository writing, remedial grammar instruction, remedial reading instruction, SAT/ACT/PSAT test prep, resume and cover letter construction, speech and debate coaching and college application assistance. After meeting with my students for a free consultation, I create individualized learning plans for my students that include a combination of modeling, direct instruction, guided practice, and independent assignments as appropriate for the student.

Summer

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I hold an 8-12 English Language Arts Certificate in Texas, California, and New York and have co-taught SPED courses for 5 years. My areas of specialty are research skills and writing, poetry and prose analysis, analytical writing, rhetorical analysis, expository writing, remedial grammar instruction, remedial reading instruction, SAT/ACT/PSAT test prep, resume and cover letter construction, speech and debate coaching and college application assistance. After meeting with my students for a free consultation, I create individualized learning plans for my students that include a combination of modeling, direct instruction, guided practice, and independent assignments as appropriate for the student.
Writing,

Writing

I have taught English for ten years and have helped many of my students in the college application process.
Reading

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I have taught 11th grade English for many years and have designed curriculum with robust test prep embedded.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I earned my BA from New York University in English and Art History and my MA from Columbia University’s Teachers College in English. I have ten years of experience in the field of education including the following: Pre-K (1 year), Grades 4-6 and Adult ESOL Chinese/English (2 years), Grade 9 English Language Arts (4 years), Grade 10 English Language Arts (4 years), Grade 11 American Literature (4 years), Grade 11 British Literature (3 years), AP English Language and Composition (4 years), and AP Literature and Composition (3 years). I have also served as an AP Curriculum Writer and AP reader for the College Board. I hold an 8-12 English Language Arts Certificate in Texas, California, and New York.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I am a licensed English teacher in the state of Texas with ten years of experience. The bulk of those years has been working with 11th graders. I have also served as a curriculum writer and have advocated for prep coursework to be placed in the curriculum.
PSAT

Ratings and Reviews


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5.0 (646 ratings)
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efficient, respoesible and very knowledgable

Ms. Jillian is wonderful! she was efficient, respoesible and very knowledgable for what she is tuturing for. and My kid really like her. we will contintue asking her help

Fan, 4 lessons with Jillian

Jillian is a great and effective tutor!

In April my son told me that he was not confident on the Free Response Question in the AP English and Composition exam in May. So, I rushed to find him a tutor and Jillian was a great find. Her teaching and technique is very effective. In just 10 lesson my son was confident take the exam in May

Sek, 21 lessons with Jillian

Amazing expertise and critical support

Before her lessons with Jillian, my daughter was very concerned about her preparation and uncertain for how to approach her upcoming AP English Composition test, Jillian provided a nurturing, supportive environment and incredibly helpful and insightful suggestions and training. I am certain that my daughter is better prepared; I know that she was much more calm about the test. I give Jillian my strongest recommendation; I am so grateful that we had the time with her!

Derek, 6 lessons with Jillian

Knowledgeable and positive!

Jillian is an amazing and passionate teacher. I was struggling with AP language until she taught me how to write essays. After a few lessons with her, I was able to get a 5 on my AP English Language test.

Daniel, 13 lessons with Jillian

Great Tutor!!!

Jillian helped my son in many ways, she helped him study Ap Literature, she helped him in both vocab and literature assignments, and prepared him for tests and quizzes.

Cristian, 9 lessons with Jillian

Effective and Knowledgeable

Jillian has been wonderful throughout the past few months my son has worked with her. From AP Lang & Comp to college essays, she is flexible in whatever writing one may need help with, and the effects have been immediate --- we are extremely lucky to have found Jillian.

Byounghoan, 17 lessons with Jillian

Excellent tutor

My son had very little confidence in his AP Language and Composition at the beginning of the school year. After several lessons with Jillian, my son's school teacher told me he was more confident in his writing. I'm also grateful that Jillian went out of her way to schedule lessons with him! Look no further if you want to get a knowledgeable, considerate and patient tutor.

Ada, 30 lessons with Jillian

Knowledgeable and positive!

Jillian is an amazing and passionate teacher. I was struggling with AP language until she taught me how to write essays. After a few lessons with her, I was able to get a 5 on my AP English Language test.

Daniel, 13 lessons with Jillian

Knowledgeable tutor

Thank you, Jillian! My son is feeling very confident with the material he is practicing with you. He wants to be prepared for next year, and he will, thanks to you.

Patricia, 51 lessons with Jillian
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