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Danielle S.

Patient and Caring Ivy League Tutor - Reading, Writing, and Research

Patient and Caring Ivy League Tutor - Reading, Writing, and Research

$55/hour

  • 2 hours tutoring

About Danielle


Bio

Hello, and welcome!

I'm Danielle. I have a Ph.D. in education and adult learning, and I *love* being a tutor. I've been lucky to support students like you for close to 20 years now!

It's a real privilege for me to work one-on-one with students of all kinds...whether you're in college, graduate school, or in the midst of a transition.

While my main tutoring focus is writing and study skills, I also tutor related areas, such as academic reading comprehension and qualitative research. In...

Hello, and welcome!

I'm Danielle. I have a Ph.D. in education and adult learning, and I *love* being a tutor. I've been lucky to support students like you for close to 20 years now!

It's a real privilege for me to work one-on-one with students of all kinds...whether you're in college, graduate school, or in the midst of a transition.

While my main tutoring focus is writing and study skills, I also tutor related areas, such as academic reading comprehension and qualitative research. In addition, I love supporting adolescent and young adult learners with ELA and study skills.

Plus, whether you are a parent or a teacher in training, I can help you better understand general literacy principles and K-12 literature. I am an experienced instructional coach, too, so I am eager to support your teaching needs — especially now that so many of you are homeschooling on top of your own job responsibilities.

Wondering if I can help you? Ask me about anything! I work with students in all programs, from nursing to sociology to English literature.

I've been a faculty member and academic program leader, too, so I can help you understand the "why?" behind your syllabi and academic assignments, then help you tackle a plan of action.

MY MOST-REQUESTED TUTORING AREAS:

- Writing (anything from short assignments to theses and dissertations)
- Study skills
- Vocabulary and grammar
- Academic reading and note-taking
- Qualitative research design and analysis
- Public speaking
- Applications to college and graduate/professional school
- American and English literature and literary theory
- Sociocultural and literacy topics and frameworks, especially in fields like education, sociology, and nursing
- English Language Arts skills
- Children’s and YA literature

ARE YOU A NEW OR RETURNING ADULT COLLEGE STUDENT?

One of my specialty areas is helping adult students navigate college expectations. A lot of the rules and requirements in college are unspoken...even downright invisible. Getting to know and mastering "the system" is a big


Education

Boston
English and Art
Boston
Masters
Ivy League
PhD

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $65
  • Rate details: 24 hr notice cancellation/rescheduling notice required. Under 24 hours incurs min. 1/4 rate. *Within 18 hrs: billed at 1/2 rate. *Within 6 hrs or no shows: billed in full.
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Milwaukee, WI 53213
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Career Development,

Career Development

Career development issues are always under the surface for college students. They influence everything from how and where students choose to attend college to how they select, perform in, and experience their courses. Career development concerns are also magnified when taking into account students' out-of-school lives -- whether they are dependents and living with their parents, or they have existing jobs, and/or they have families or serve as caregivers. Concerns about how to plan for a career are also increasingly affecting high school students. However, these concerns are not always well accommodated by the advising and academic resources available to them. For all of these reasons, a focus on career development has been important to my tutoring and advising practice. Across all postsecondary institutional types, I have cultivated strong experience working with students on career development issues. While I work with college, graduate, and post-doctoral students in disciplines, I also cultivated a special focus on advising students who are pursuing post-baccalaureate science programs, especially pre-nursing and pre-medical students. More generally, my tutoring approach builds on the strengths and experiences that students bring into academic and professional settings. Reflective, conversational methods are important for helping students make connections -- and shape strategies -- across their strengths, hopes, and goals. In addition to my individualized career support experience, I also have experience developing collaborative cross-departmental career support programs as a higher ed administrator. One major contribution was bringing together three different college centers -- academic resources, academic advising, and career services -- to co-host integrated student resources, such as new student orientations, career writing workshops, and community resource materials.
Marketing,

Marketing

As a tutoring program developer and instructor, I have designed workshops and tutored both undergraduate and graduate students in marketing and communications at multiple Research 1 universities. I have also worked as a marketing director at global accounting and advisory firms. In my leadership capacity, I was also responsible for providing communications instruction to other departments and staff members. Highlights from this experience include (a) developing and facilitating internal communication programs with human resources; and (b) training managers, principals, and partners in cross-cultural communication styles, presentation design, cross-functional proposal development, and public speaking.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

Public speaking is more than just delivering speeches to large audiences, yet it is not sufficiently addressed in conventional academic support contexts. Whether a student is speaking up in class, participating in small group discussion sections, or giving presentations, they are "on stage" in all of these contexts -- and that stage can be as stressful as a formal speech. The stress associated with public speaking is often magnified by the associated academic navigation, positioning, and identity issues that are so deeply connected to learning. In fact, anxieties about performance in a subject matter or about one's success as a student are frequently increased by or conflated with the public speaking required in these contexts. In acknowledgement of these challenging, interconnected issues, I often address public speaking issues in my tutoring sessions. I have also taught and tutored in public speaking at the college level, in addition to having designed and managed a college tutorial program focused on public speaking and academic modes of communication.
GRE, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Computer

Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

Career Development,

Career Development

Career development issues are always under the surface for college students. They influence everything from how and where students choose to attend college to how they select, perform in, and experience their courses. Career development concerns are also magnified when taking into account students' out-of-school lives -- whether they are dependents and living with their parents, or they have existing jobs, and/or they have families or serve as caregivers. Concerns about how to plan for a career are also increasingly affecting high school students. However, these concerns are not always well accommodated by the advising and academic resources available to them. For all of these reasons, a focus on career development has been important to my tutoring and advising practice. Across all postsecondary institutional types, I have cultivated strong experience working with students on career development issues. While I work with college, graduate, and post-doctoral students in disciplines, I also cultivated a special focus on advising students who are pursuing post-baccalaureate science programs, especially pre-nursing and pre-medical students. More generally, my tutoring approach builds on the strengths and experiences that students bring into academic and professional settings. Reflective, conversational methods are important for helping students make connections -- and shape strategies -- across their strengths, hopes, and goals. In addition to my individualized career support experience, I also have experience developing collaborative cross-departmental career support programs as a higher ed administrator. One major contribution was bringing together three different college centers -- academic resources, academic advising, and career services -- to co-host integrated student resources, such as new student orientations, career writing workshops, and community resource materials.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

Public speaking is more than just delivering speeches to large audiences, yet it is not sufficiently addressed in conventional academic support contexts. Whether a student is speaking up in class, participating in small group discussion sections, or giving presentations, they are "on stage" in all of these contexts -- and that stage can be as stressful as a formal speech. The stress associated with public speaking is often magnified by the associated academic navigation, positioning, and identity issues that are so deeply connected to learning. In fact, anxieties about performance in a subject matter or about one's success as a student are frequently increased by or conflated with the public speaking required in these contexts. In acknowledgement of these challenging, interconnected issues, I often address public speaking issues in my tutoring sessions. I have also taught and tutored in public speaking at the college level, in addition to having designed and managed a college tutorial program focused on public speaking and academic modes of communication.
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Homeschool,

Homeschool

My instructional coaching experience has involved extensive literacy-focused work with teachers and students across elementary, middle, and high school. As a learning and teaching specialist with a Ph.D. from an equity-focused education program, I also have deep expertise in teaching and learning strategies, which I have dedicated to supporting teachers and parents as well as students. Importantly, my work in schools has also focused on integrating families into their children’s literacy and learning development. I have provided family workshops and consultations as part of my instructional leadership. Now, I am even more committed to supporting families as they are homeschooling due to COVID-19 school closures. In acknowledgement of this difficult new reality for students and families across the country, I have begun to provide remote homeschool support in the general literacy, ELA and common core, literature, reading comprehension, and writing. I work directly with students, of course, but I also work with parents and guardians to help them understand course materials, general literacy and ELA principles, common core requirements, and generally getting into the swing of reading and writing for comprehension as well as enjoyment. Keeping focused on the joys of learning is so important at a time when both adults and children are scared and isolated. I am absolutely committed to supporting families as they weather school closures and support their children through this unprecedented pandemic.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I believe that reading and study skills underpin all academic activities. Study skills, at their core, fundamentally connect how students think about navigate their school culture and courses with how they specifically approach individual assignments and academic task. And, of course, study skill develop and vary over people's many developmental stages they assimilate information across these different dimensions of academic life. As a learning specialist, particularly given my focus on adults who bring complex contexts to their schooling, study skills support represents a major component of my educational practice. Since the late '90s, it has been my privilege to work on both direct and applied study skills with students in high school, college, and graduate school, in both individualized and group contexts, across a range of academic disciplines, programs, and degree tracks. I have significant experience working with professional and post-bacc students in business, law, medicine, and nursing, as well as with doctoral students across the humanities, behavioral, and social sciences. On the flip side, I have similarly extensive experience working with students who are brand new to higher education, including first-generation students, and are still figuring out how to go about studying in college. Finally, much of my current work is focused on adult students who have been out of school for many years and who are seeking study skills support in both academic and non-academic contexts, such as licensing and permit exams.
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

English

Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

Public speaking is more than just delivering speeches to large audiences, yet it is not sufficiently addressed in conventional academic support contexts. Whether a student is speaking up in class, participating in small group discussion sections, or giving presentations, they are "on stage" in all of these contexts -- and that stage can be as stressful as a formal speech. The stress associated with public speaking is often magnified by the associated academic navigation, positioning, and identity issues that are so deeply connected to learning. In fact, anxieties about performance in a subject matter or about one's success as a student are frequently increased by or conflated with the public speaking required in these contexts. In acknowledgement of these challenging, interconnected issues, I often address public speaking issues in my tutoring sessions. I have also taught and tutored in public speaking at the college level, in addition to having designed and managed a college tutorial program focused on public speaking and academic modes of communication.
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, Vocabulary, Writing

History

Anthropology,

Anthropology

For the past 10 years, I have worked extensively with doctoral students across the sciences, humanities, and social sciences in 5 key areas: 1. developing dissertation proposals, especially qualitative research design; 2. developing literature reviews; 3. planning and conducting qualitative research; 4. coding and analyzing qualitative data; and 5. writing the dissertation, with emphasis on clear outlines and time management. I have worked in close collaboration with doctoral program directors and dissertation chairs at major research institutions, and am a highly experienced committee liaison. Finally, the unifying element to my doctoral student support is mentorship. Being a doctoral student, especially when it comes to the dissertation, is a marathon, not a sprint. Keeping focused and pacing yourself is critical, and maintaining personal connections can help you weather the often extraordinary pressures, work/life challenges, and uncertainties. Having successfully defended my own dissertation and supported over 50 more successful dissertations across a range of fields - from anthropology to business to nursing and epidemiology - I am eager to help support your own important, inspiring doctoral work.
Sociology

Sociology

I have co-taught two doctoral-level courses in qualitative research methods and conceptual frameworks in education and social sciences. Since 2009, I have also tutored qualitative research design and analysis for master's and doctoral students in education, sociology, anthropology, public health, and social policy. Additionally, I have been a qualitative dissertation coach and editor since 2009, with a focus on students conducting cross-disciplinary research in sociology, education, and anthropology. Finally, I am currently working as a writing and qualitative research advisor for executive doctoral program courses. I also coach writing and qualitative research for executive dissertations situated in sociocultural frameworks for leadership, behavior, and social intelligence.

Homeschool

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I believe that reading and study skills underpin all academic activities. Study skills, at their core, fundamentally connect how students think about navigate their school culture and courses with how they specifically approach individual assignments and academic task. And, of course, study skill develop and vary over people's many developmental stages they assimilate information across these different dimensions of academic life. As a learning specialist, particularly given my focus on adults who bring complex contexts to their schooling, study skills support represents a major component of my educational practice. Since the late '90s, it has been my privilege to work on both direct and applied study skills with students in high school, college, and graduate school, in both individualized and group contexts, across a range of academic disciplines, programs, and degree tracks. I have significant experience working with professional and post-bacc students in business, law, medicine, and nursing, as well as with doctoral students across the humanities, behavioral, and social sciences. On the flip side, I have similarly extensive experience working with students who are brand new to higher education, including first-generation students, and are still figuring out how to go about studying in college. Finally, much of my current work is focused on adult students who have been out of school for many years and who are seeking study skills support in both academic and non-academic contexts, such as licensing and permit exams.
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Reading, Writing

Language

ESL/ESOL

Most Popular

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I believe that reading and study skills underpin all academic activities. Study skills, at their core, fundamentally connect how students think about navigate their school culture and courses with how they specifically approach individual assignments and academic task. And, of course, study skill develop and vary over people's many developmental stages they assimilate information across these different dimensions of academic life. As a learning specialist, particularly given my focus on adults who bring complex contexts to their schooling, study skills support represents a major component of my educational practice. Since the late '90s, it has been my privilege to work on both direct and applied study skills with students in high school, college, and graduate school, in both individualized and group contexts, across a range of academic disciplines, programs, and degree tracks. I have significant experience working with professional and post-bacc students in business, law, medicine, and nursing, as well as with doctoral students across the humanities, behavioral, and social sciences. On the flip side, I have similarly extensive experience working with students who are brand new to higher education, including first-generation students, and are still figuring out how to go about studying in college. Finally, much of my current work is focused on adult students who have been out of school for many years and who are seeking study skills support in both academic and non-academic contexts, such as licensing and permit exams.
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, Writing

Other

Marketing,

Marketing

As a tutoring program developer and instructor, I have designed workshops and tutored both undergraduate and graduate students in marketing and communications at multiple Research 1 universities. I have also worked as a marketing director at global accounting and advisory firms. In my leadership capacity, I was also responsible for providing communications instruction to other departments and staff members. Highlights from this experience include (a) developing and facilitating internal communication programs with human resources; and (b) training managers, principals, and partners in cross-cultural communication styles, presentation design, cross-functional proposal development, and public speaking.
Sociology,

Sociology

I have co-taught two doctoral-level courses in qualitative research methods and conceptual frameworks in education and social sciences. Since 2009, I have also tutored qualitative research design and analysis for master's and doctoral students in education, sociology, anthropology, public health, and social policy. Additionally, I have been a qualitative dissertation coach and editor since 2009, with a focus on students conducting cross-disciplinary research in sociology, education, and anthropology. Finally, I am currently working as a writing and qualitative research advisor for executive doctoral program courses. I also coach writing and qualitative research for executive dissertations situated in sociocultural frameworks for leadership, behavior, and social intelligence.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I believe that reading and study skills underpin all academic activities. Study skills, at their core, fundamentally connect how students think about navigate their school culture and courses with how they specifically approach individual assignments and academic task. And, of course, study skill develop and vary over people's many developmental stages they assimilate information across these different dimensions of academic life. As a learning specialist, particularly given my focus on adults who bring complex contexts to their schooling, study skills support represents a major component of my educational practice. Since the late '90s, it has been my privilege to work on both direct and applied study skills with students in high school, college, and graduate school, in both individualized and group contexts, across a range of academic disciplines, programs, and degree tracks. I have significant experience working with professional and post-bacc students in business, law, medicine, and nursing, as well as with doctoral students across the humanities, behavioral, and social sciences. On the flip side, I have similarly extensive experience working with students who are brand new to higher education, including first-generation students, and are still figuring out how to go about studying in college. Finally, much of my current work is focused on adult students who have been out of school for many years and who are seeking study skills support in both academic and non-academic contexts, such as licensing and permit exams.
ESL/ESOL, Nursing

Science

Anthropology,

Anthropology

For the past 10 years, I have worked extensively with doctoral students across the sciences, humanities, and social sciences in 5 key areas: 1. developing dissertation proposals, especially qualitative research design; 2. developing literature reviews; 3. planning and conducting qualitative research; 4. coding and analyzing qualitative data; and 5. writing the dissertation, with emphasis on clear outlines and time management. I have worked in close collaboration with doctoral program directors and dissertation chairs at major research institutions, and am a highly experienced committee liaison. Finally, the unifying element to my doctoral student support is mentorship. Being a doctoral student, especially when it comes to the dissertation, is a marathon, not a sprint. Keeping focused and pacing yourself is critical, and maintaining personal connections can help you weather the often extraordinary pressures, work/life challenges, and uncertainties. Having successfully defended my own dissertation and supported over 50 more successful dissertations across a range of fields - from anthropology to business to nursing and epidemiology - I am eager to help support your own important, inspiring doctoral work.
Sociology,

Sociology

I have co-taught two doctoral-level courses in qualitative research methods and conceptual frameworks in education and social sciences. Since 2009, I have also tutored qualitative research design and analysis for master's and doctoral students in education, sociology, anthropology, public health, and social policy. Additionally, I have been a qualitative dissertation coach and editor since 2009, with a focus on students conducting cross-disciplinary research in sociology, education, and anthropology. Finally, I am currently working as a writing and qualitative research advisor for executive doctoral program courses. I also coach writing and qualitative research for executive dissertations situated in sociocultural frameworks for leadership, behavior, and social intelligence.
Nursing

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

I believe that reading and study skills underpin all academic activities. Study skills, at their core, fundamentally connect how students think about navigate their school culture and courses with how they specifically approach individual assignments and academic task. And, of course, study skill develop and vary over people's many developmental stages they assimilate information across these different dimensions of academic life. As a learning specialist, particularly given my focus on adults who bring complex contexts to their schooling, study skills support represents a major component of my educational practice. Since the late '90s, it has been my privilege to work on both direct and applied study skills with students in high school, college, and graduate school, in both individualized and group contexts, across a range of academic disciplines, programs, and degree tracks. I have significant experience working with professional and post-bacc students in business, law, medicine, and nursing, as well as with doctoral students across the humanities, behavioral, and social sciences. On the flip side, I have similarly extensive experience working with students who are brand new to higher education, including first-generation students, and are still figuring out how to go about studying in college. Finally, much of my current work is focused on adult students who have been out of school for many years and who are seeking study skills support in both academic and non-academic contexts, such as licensing and permit exams.

Summer

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I believe that reading and study skills underpin all academic activities. Study skills, at their core, fundamentally connect how students think about navigate their school culture and courses with how they specifically approach individual assignments and academic task. And, of course, study skill develop and vary over people's many developmental stages they assimilate information across these different dimensions of academic life. As a learning specialist, particularly given my focus on adults who bring complex contexts to their schooling, study skills support represents a major component of my educational practice. Since the late '90s, it has been my privilege to work on both direct and applied study skills with students in high school, college, and graduate school, in both individualized and group contexts, across a range of academic disciplines, programs, and degree tracks. I have significant experience working with professional and post-bacc students in business, law, medicine, and nursing, as well as with doctoral students across the humanities, behavioral, and social sciences. On the flip side, I have similarly extensive experience working with students who are brand new to higher education, including first-generation students, and are still figuring out how to go about studying in college. Finally, much of my current work is focused on adult students who have been out of school for many years and who are seeking study skills support in both academic and non-academic contexts, such as licensing and permit exams.
ESL/ESOL, Reading, Writing

Test Preparation

Career Development,

Career Development

Career development issues are always under the surface for college students. They influence everything from how and where students choose to attend college to how they select, perform in, and experience their courses. Career development concerns are also magnified when taking into account students' out-of-school lives -- whether they are dependents and living with their parents, or they have existing jobs, and/or they have families or serve as caregivers. Concerns about how to plan for a career are also increasingly affecting high school students. However, these concerns are not always well accommodated by the advising and academic resources available to them. For all of these reasons, a focus on career development has been important to my tutoring and advising practice. Across all postsecondary institutional types, I have cultivated strong experience working with students on career development issues. While I work with college, graduate, and post-doctoral students in disciplines, I also cultivated a special focus on advising students who are pursuing post-baccalaureate science programs, especially pre-nursing and pre-medical students. More generally, my tutoring approach builds on the strengths and experiences that students bring into academic and professional settings. Reflective, conversational methods are important for helping students make connections -- and shape strategies -- across their strengths, hopes, and goals. In addition to my individualized career support experience, I also have experience developing collaborative cross-departmental career support programs as a higher ed administrator. One major contribution was bringing together three different college centers -- academic resources, academic advising, and career services -- to co-host integrated student resources, such as new student orientations, career writing workshops, and community resource materials.
GRE, SAT Reading

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