Refined Writing and Test Prep
Refined Writing and Test Prep

Refined Writing and Test Prep

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Offers remote services
$60/hour
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Introduction: Hi! My name is Vicki, and I provide tutoring and writing services to students of all ages in all things English. I am a graduate of Pomona College, and I am currently working on my master’s thesis at Harvard. I tutor the English/Writing/Science sections of the ACT, the Verbal sections of the SAT and PSAT, and the AP Language and Composition test. I have extensive experience crafting and editing resumes and cover letters, and I am skilled with document structure, grammar, punctuation, and vocabulary. I edit documents of 2,000 words or less. Currently, I offer online tutoring in grammar, reading comprehension, and every type and level of writing. Lessons are tailored to each student’s needs, from the fundamentals of writing to mastering the personal narrative. Tutoring is available for ages 14 and up. My schedule is flexible, so please contact me for availability. Hope to hear from you!
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Serves Melrose, MA

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4 years in business

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Kashish P.
May 12, 2022
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Vicki helped me a lot and bumped up my axt grade from a 23 in December to a 27 in April! I am hoping to achieve a 30 composite by my next exam! Vicki is very professional and a great tutor. I highly recommend her!

Details: 11th grade • SAT1 • Reading • Writing • Not yet scheduled • My home, venue, etc.

Test Prep Services
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Adaeze N.
Oct 1, 2019
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I worked with Vicki at Refined Writing for a month, and she was an incredible collaborator. I joined Thumbtack in search of a writing tutor who could help me refine my writing and express myself in a concise manner for some high stakes grad school applications. After 10+ sessions of working with Vicki, I can truly think of no better tutor to have helped me meet my goal. I was greatly impressed by her professionalism and responsiveness. Moreover not only did she produce high quality work but she also really cared to get to know me and my background. This collaborative spirit only made for excellent deliverables and has really given me the 'boost' I need to set myself apart from other candidates. I highly recommend Refined Writing to anyone who seeks a professional tutor that can help you organize all your thoughts and distill them down to the essentials.

Details: Post-College • Creative writing • Essay writing / review • Advanced • Learn new topics and techniques • As recommended by professional • 60 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet)

Reading and Writing Tutoring
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Rafael A.
Sep 1, 2019
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I really enjoyed working with Refined Writing. Her work was superb, her timing was in accordance with the estimate she provided me, and she exceeded my expectations.

Details: Editing • Proofreading • Non-fiction manuscripts • Web copy • Financial services • Fewer than 2,000 words • A single project • Remotely (phone or internet)

Writing and Editing Services
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Ana S.
Aug 2, 2019
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I am so happy that I hired this pro to help me with my final project. She is very knowledgeable and very professional. She has guided me and given me the peace of find that I will do very well once I complete my final assignment in writing.

Details: College • Essay writing / review • Intermediate • Improve grades at school • As recommended by professional • 60 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet) • My home, venue, etc.

Reading and Writing Tutoring
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Meijun X.
Jun 11, 2019
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Vicki is a systematic and efficient writing tutor. My daughter loves to take her class and we are good to see her progress.

Details: High school • Reading comprehension • Essay writing / review • Intermediate • Improve grades at school • Once a week • 60 minutes • Phone or internet (no in-person meeting)

Reading and Writing Tutoring
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Victoria Calef

FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    My online tutoring rate is $60/hour. I also offer remote editing services; prices vary by project.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I like to discuss the student’s needs and expectations via text or a phone call. Then we schedule a time to meet for an online lesson.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I graduated cum laude from Pomona College and then studied counseling psychology at the University of Southern California. I have tutored for over ten years, and also have experience as a literacy teacher for teens and adults. I am currently working on a master’s degree at Harvard.

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