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Greg W.

Harrisonburg, VA

$89/hour

Essay and SAT/ACT Coach (Harvard/Stanford)

In-person lessons
100+ Hours
5.0 average from 56 ratings
Wonderful Tutor
— Cheryl, Walnut Creek, CA on 11/11/15

$89/Hour


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Harvard University
English
Washington University in St. Louis
Other

Education

Harvard University (English)

Washington University in St. Louis (Other)

About Greg

Greetings!

I'm an English professor at James Madison University and before moving to Virginia in 2016, I taught for 5 years in the Stanford English Department. I received a BA in English from Harvard University (Magna Cum Laude with Highest Honors) and an MFA in Writing from Washington University in St. Louis. Over the past twenty years, I've been a private tutor; a writing consultant at the Harvard Writing Center; a lecturer in writing at Washington University in St. Louis and Stanford University; a teacher of AP English and middle school English, pre-algebra, and geography; and an SAT writing coach. I've even taught yoga at a homeless shelter!

Here is what I focus on:

* College and Graduate School Personal Statements: from brainstorming to final draft

* SAT/ACT: Writing, Reading, Essay, Science

* GRE: Analytical Writing; Verbal Reasoning

* Middle School / High School Reading and Writing


I look forward to hearing from you!
Greetings!

I'm an English professor at James Madison University and before moving to Virginia in 2016, I taught for 5 years in the Stanford English Department. I received a BA in English from Harvard University (Magna Cum Laude with Highest Honors) and an MFA in Writing from Washington University in St. Louis. Over the past twenty
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Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Wonderful Tutor"

- Cheryl, Walnut Creek, CA on 11/11/15

"Another great session with Greg"

- Juli, Lafayette, CA on 5/25/16

"Awesome Tutor!"

- Tenley, Diablo, CA on 3/8/16

"Great Educator!"

- Margaret, Oakland, CA on 3/2/16

"Patient and helpful English Tutor"

- Lin, Cupertino, CA on 11/24/15

"Very great tutor who is very friendly and smart"

- Michael, Fairfield, CA on 11/9/15

"Extremely helpful!"

- Lisa, Walnut Creek, CA on 10/21/15

"Wonderful start"

- Wenli, Sunnyvale, CA on 10/6/15

"Very helpful"

- CeCe, Norwalk, OH on 6/2/15

"Great writing tutor"

- Omar, Charlotte, NC on 6/1/15

"Best Tutor I Have Ever Had"

- Padmaja, San Ramon, CA on 1/20/15
Greg replied on 1/24/2015

It was an honor and privilege to work you -- a talented, brave, brilliant young woman who will go on to do great things. I am so proud of you! Thank you for your lovely review of our work together.

"Good First Session"

- Elaine, Alameda, CA on 9/9/14
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, College Counseling,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Language:
Reading, Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
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.

College Counseling

I have been helping students craft their college and graduate school application essays for over fifteen years, beginning as a tutor in the Harvard University Writing Center. I teach writing at Stanford and in addition to writing letters of recommendation for my students, I help them with their own personal statements for graduate school. I have even designed and taught a college essay workshop at the Kumon Writing Center in St. Louis, MO.

Writing

* Lecturer in Writing at Stanford University (currently)
* 15+ years as an essay writing coach
* MFA in Writing from Washington University in St. Louis
* Former AP English teacher / middle-school English teacher
* Former tutor at the Harvard University Writing Center

Harvard University
English
Washington University in St. Louis
Other

Education

Harvard University (English)

Washington University in St. Louis (Other)

Wonderful Tutor

Greg has been so helpful with my daughter's college essay and college applications. He was extremely patient and gave my daughter the confidence she needed to write her essay. He was very diligent and encouraging. He is very knowledgable and crafted his teaching. He also revised each section on her college application. This brought so much relief to us as parents and my daughter. We couldn't b

— Cheryl, Walnut Creek, CA on 11/11/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $89.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Greg will travel within 40 miles of Harrisonburg, VA 22801.