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Denise C.

10+ Experienced English Teacher/College Essay Tutor

10+ Experienced English Teacher/College Essay Tutor

$75/hour

  • 72 hours tutoring

  • Arlington, VA 22203

About Denise


Bio

I'm a former HS English teacher with over 10 years of teaching experience with IB English, AP English, and Research and Writing. I've offered individual and small group tutoring on IB Extended Essay, AP Capstone, SAT/ACT Writing and Reading sections, and in college level writing and research projects as well. I'm an expert in getting my students to write compelling and unique college essays for US, UK, and European universities. My master's degree is in literature and writing studies and...

I'm a former HS English teacher with over 10 years of teaching experience with IB English, AP English, and Research and Writing. I've offered individual and small group tutoring on IB Extended Essay, AP Capstone, SAT/ACT Writing and Reading sections, and in college level writing and research projects as well. I'm an expert in getting my students to write compelling and unique college essays for US, UK, and European universities. My master's degree is in literature and writing studies and working especially with struggling students. I've worked both international and US schools and in both K-12 and HigherEd. I understand the rigorous nature and the high expectations of college-level work and college admissions. Having taught courses such as Freshman Composition as an college 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 coursework.

With over 20 years working as an editor/writer in various capacities both professionally and personally for friends and family, I've become skilled in providing effective and consistent feedback to students of all ages and am a master at reworking resumes and cover letters for both recent graduates and mid-career changes.

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 for you.

I've been an avid reader since I was kid tackling hefty novels, such as Lord of the Rings, in middle school, and have a regular stack of literature I'm reading. One of my other favorite activities is doing the daily New York Times Crossword puzzle.


Education

B.A. Syracuse University
Liberal Studies
CSU San Marcos, San Marcos, CA
Masters

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Hourly rate: $75 for in-person / $75 for online
  • Rate details: Charge starts at scheduled time of tutoring unless given two hours notice of change.
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Arlington, VA 22203
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Common Core,

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.
Grammar, Vocabulary

English

SAT Writing,

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,

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.
ACT English, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Vocabulary

Homeschool

Writing,

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.
English

Most Popular

Writing,

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.
English

Other

College Counseling

College Counseling

Over 15 years experience working with students in developing strong and original college essays, from brainstorming to final edits. Extensive knowledge of US, UK, and European essays prompt expectations and supplementals. Former students have gone on to UK schools, European schools, and US schools, such as Harvard, Dartmouth, UPenn, Brown, Georgetown, NYU, and UCLA, and UCSD.

Summer

Writing

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.

Test Preparation

College Counseling,

College Counseling

Over 15 years experience working with students in developing strong and original college essays, from brainstorming to final edits. Extensive knowledge of US, UK, and European essays prompt expectations and supplementals. Former students have gone on to UK schools, European schools, and US schools, such as Harvard, Dartmouth, UPenn, Brown, Georgetown, NYU, and UCLA, and UCSD.
Common Core,

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,

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.
ACT English

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


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, 1 lesson with Denise

Great first experience

In my first lesson with Denise, I already feel I have improved with my essay writting, which will definitely help my with my SAT prep. She is very patient, easy to work with, and very accomodating; in just one short hour, Denise has taught me how to approach essay writting in a new manner, using a more organized outline to organize my thoughts, which I find very helpful. I look forward to more sessions with Denise!

Jonathan, 7 lessons with Denise
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$75/hour

Denise C.

$75/hour

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Response time: 3 hours