Accomplished Writing And SAT Tutor
I offer college essay support, writing support, and (P)SAT tutoring for high-achieving students. I also offer GRE/LSAT/GMAT tutoring and application essay help for grad students. As part of my emphasis on college prep, I also offer ShSAT/SSAT/ISEE/TOEFL tutoring.
My students have been accepted into top colleges, including Amherst, Brown, Barnard, Boston College, Cornell, Columbia, Duke, Georgetown, NYU, MIT, Oxford, Princeton, Rice, Stanford, St. Andrew's (Scotland), Tufts, UChicago, UC-Berkeley, UCLA, UNC, U-PENN, USC, etc.)
I have a very high level of writing skill, and I can offer a very high level of writing support.
I taught writing at UNC; I work as an essayist and writer; I have worked as an editor and commentary writer for national newspapers.
I love the English language, and I can teach you just about anything about writing or ELA that you would want to know.
I enjoy helping my students excel and seeing them succeed in reaching their goals. My most recent student just told me that her UPenn interviewer commented on her essay and recommended her for admission on the spot. Three of my students just scored in the 99 percentile on the PSAT, making them eligible for the National Merit Scholarship.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
I evaluate the student's current level and build on his/her strengths; we then develop a study plan so the student will succeed in his/her goals. I am always gentle and encouraging.
I can give your child a strong foundation in grammar, vocabulary, reading, and writing --no matter what the grade level. Such a foundation will serve your child well in future learning and test-taking.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I am a writer of literary essays and commentary. I have very polished writing and editing skills.
I taught writing and literature at UNC, and I have been invited to teach advanced writing at other schools.
I have a Master's in Comparative Literature from Indiana University and a Bachelor's from Brooklyn College. I also have post-graduate work in International Affairs at Columbia and I qualified for the Foreign Service.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
I offer a standard rate for a few lessons, and I offer a discount for a group of lessons.