Tutoring With Joelle
Joelle Santiago is an accomplished academic and artist who holds a B.A. from Barnard College of Columbia University, Cum Laude. She has tutored privately for three years, on top of teaching professionally in collegiate and college prep settings. She is a Fulbright Scholar, and the director of the NYU Tisch School of the Arts Summer Program, teaching dance history and theory. As a writing coach and tutor, she works with students preparing college essays/ preparing for college level work, undergraduate students, and Master's candidates, to refine their composition, writing, and critical thinking skills.
Joelle is an ardent learner and is likewise passionate about teaching others. As an undergraduate, she was nominated for the Grace Lee Boggs Bold Award for her commitment to community building. During the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic she launched (and taught within) a volunteer tutoring system to assist NYC school families struggling to adjust to the crisis. She continues to teach dance workshops to K-12 students. Full resume and transcript available upon request.
Joelle received 5/5 scores on her AP Literature, AP Language, and AP Psychology exams in high school.
Language is a generous teacher; it continues to be a tremendous pleasure to witness and partake in students' learning, and to watch their confidence grow.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have tutored privately for 3 years, sharing my love for writing, reading, editing, and language with others. I hold a Bachelors from Barnard College of Columbia University, Cum Laude, and I am currently a Fulbright Finalist (2023). I am the director of the NYU Tisch School of the Arts Summer Program, and an adjunct faculty member. I created and taught a dance history course for the program.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
Lessons begin at $20/hr.
How did you get started teaching?
I have studied with master teachers at Barnard College, Columbia University, and the NYU Tisch School of the Arts, although I have been teaching dance classes to young students since I was 13!
What types of students have you worked with?
My expertise is in the following areas: coaching and editing for undergraduate students and Master's candidates, college essay prep, and college prep. In the three years that I have tutored, I've had the privledge of working with students of many different abilities and learning backgrounds. I have worked with English Language Learning students from Haiti, NYC public and charter school students who were studying for science classes, and students with specialized needs who needed extra support in writing.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Look for educators with professional experience, who are goal-oriented, and are always seeking to improve their skillset.