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Denise C.

Arlington, VA

$50/hour

10+ Experienced English Teacher/Tutor Literature and Writing

20+ Hours
5.0 average from 14 ratings
Got the wheels turning
— Devin, Alexandria, VA on 10/5/17

$50/Hour


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B.A. Syracuse University
Liberal Studies
CSU San Marcos, San Marcos, CA
Master's

Education

B.A. Syracuse University (Liberal Studies)

CSU San Marcos, San Marcos, CA (Master's)

About Denise

I'm a HS English teacher with over 10 years of teaching experience having taught IB English, AP English, 9-12th grades, and Research and Writing. I've offered individual and small group tutoring in the IB Extended Essay, AP Capstone, college application essays, SAT/ACT Writing and Reading sections, and in college level writing projects as well.

I most enjoy helping students discover their own talents and in setting and achieving goals for themselves. I like to see students finally get a concept that they may have been struggling with in the past. Although I love teaching classes, I enjoy one-on-one interaction more as it allows me to get to know my students.

I've been an avid reader since I was young, and I love to do the New York Times Crossword puzzle. With over 20 years working as an editor/writer in various capacities both professional and personally for friends and family, I've become skilled in providing effective and consistent feedback to students. Having taught courses such as Freshman Composition as an adjunct instructor and advanced courses such as IB English Literature and AP English Language and Composition, I possess a breadth of knowledge of the types of assessments students encounter in their academics.

I'm a dedicated educator who will work diligently to help you improve your skills and to find your own talents. I promise to help make essay writing, research, SAT/ACT prep, grammar, and literature analysis easier and more accessible to you.
I'm a HS English teacher with over 10 years of teaching experience having taught IB English, AP English, 9-12th grades, and Research and Writing. I've offered individual and small group tutoring in the IB Extended Essay, AP Capstone, college application essays, SAT/ACT Writing and Reading sections, and in college level writing projects as well. Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required

Charge starts at scheduled time of tutoring unless given two hours notice of change.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Arlington, VA 22209

"Got the wheels turning"

- Devin, Alexandria, VA on 10/5/17

"Extremely competent, knowledgeable and well-organized"

- Dana, Rockville, MD on 10/22/17

"Great first experience"

- Jonathan, Odenton, MD on 9/18/17
Math:
Common Core,
GED, Microsoft Excel
Science:
PSAT
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Writing,
Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, CBEST, College Counseling, Common Core,
GED, PSAT, SAT Writing
Computer:
General Computer, Macintosh, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Reading, Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Common Core,
Reading
Elementary Education:
Common Core,
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
ESL/ESOL, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Project Management, Public Speaking, Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Common Core

I worked to deconstruct Common Core standards in California. I have acted as co-chair of Literacy Review committee where we revised English curriculum using AERO/Common Core. I worked on a committee to revise K-12 ELA standards and implement Common Core.

SAT Writing

10 teaching HS English, including advanced subjects such as AP and IB.
15 years tutoring English and Writing and 7 years on the SAT essay specifically. Have also been an SAT proctor for the last seven years as well.
Graduate work was in Literature and Writing and emphasized how to guide students writing development.

Writing

+15 years tutoring in English and Writing
10 years as a HS English teacher w/ AP and IB courses.
Experience teaching college composition to both advanced and remedial students
Graduate work is in Literature and Writing studies, emphasis on composition and strategies for second language students.
Extensive work with teaching students the research process.

B.A. Syracuse University
Liberal Studies
CSU San Marcos, San Marcos, CA
Master's

Education

B.A. Syracuse University (Liberal Studies)

CSU San Marcos, San Marcos, CA (Master's)

Got the wheels turning

Denise met with my daughter, who had stalled out on her zest for college applications, and clearly got the wheels turning. My daughter said "the common app essay is nearly finished and I have a draft of another." Wow- whatever she did is much appreciated, and we look forward to having her work more w/our daughter.

— Devin, Alexandria, VA on 10/5/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Charge starts at scheduled time of tutoring unless given two hours notice of change.

Travel policy

Denise will travel within 15 miles of Arlington, VA 22209.