Accomplished Elite Writing & SAT/ACT Tutor
Accomplished Elite Writing & SAT/ACT Tutor

Accomplished Elite Writing & SAT/ACT Tutor

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Offers remote services
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Introduction: I am here to make my students excel. I work one-on-one to help you polish your writing, improve your test-taking skills, and help you reach your academic goals. I have over 1,000 5-star reviews on Wyzant, a national tutor website. I am an elite tutor for those who aim high. I offer a very high level of skill and experience in the craft of writing. I love the English language and can teach you just about anything you would want to know about ELA or writing. I am a professional writer of commentary and literary essays. I have worked as a columnist and essayist for Newsday, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and other publications, including NPR, and have had my blog posts picked up by various online and academic outlets. My writing is also featured on a nonprofit website and in an international European forum I taught essay-writing, literature, and ESL at UNC. I have taught upper-level writing classes at other universities. I am also a judge of a literary essay contest. I can help you create stellar essays. I specialize in writing (both introductory and advanced). As a skilled writer, teacher, and editor, I can help you produce polished writing that you will be proud to submit I can help you craft college essays and transfer essays for selective colleges; master's and doctoral programs; law schools and medical schools; and internship, fellowship, and scholarship applications. I can help you develop your ideas to help you create compelling and original essays that will make you stand out. (After all, it is the essay that often makes the difference in college admissions.) My students always tell me they get nice comments on their essays. I also help with additional questions and essays on the applications. Among the schools that my students have been admitted to are Amherst, Barnard, Boston College, Boston U., Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Duke, Emory, Georgetown, Harvard, N.Y.U, NYU-Stern, Oxford, Rice, St. Andrew's (Scotland), Stanford, Tufts, U-Chicago, UC-Berkeley, UCLA, UNC, UPenn, USC, Villanova, Williams College, Yale. I enjoy helping others improve their language and writing skills and I am gentle and encouraging of all student efforts. I have worked with elementary students, middle schoolers, high school students, college students, grad students, and adult professionals I also help with high school essays, college essay assignments, research papers, academic papers, theses, and business and literary writing. I provide support for High School AP English and for College Level writing classes. As part of my emphasis on college prep, I am a high-level tutor for ACT/SAT language, reading, and writing. My students are aiming for a target score for selective colleges. I not only teach test strategies but teach the actual concepts that are being tested. I can help you significantly raise your score. My ACT students, who began with a score in the 20s typically score in the 30s. My SAT students have an average 200 point increase in their verbal scores. I also tutor TOEFL to high-achieving students who are applying to selective schools and who are aiming for a score of over 100. I tutor the GRE verbal and essay portion. I can help you excel in the CARS portion of the MCAT and in the verbal portion of the GMAT. I tutor for the Hunter College High School test, the ShSAT, the SSAT, and the ISEE test. I am happy to say my students have been admitted to their target schools. I also prepare students for the annual NYS common core ELA exams at all levels, I enjoy sharing my expertise and seeing my students succeed and grow in their knowledge of language and writing.
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Hired 24 times

Serves New York, NY

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8 years in business

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Simona S.
Jan 26, 2022
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I can’t imagine to have another private tutor for our son . Olya is the best , super knowledgeable, professional and very caring. We absolutely recommend her .Our son is looking forward to every lesson , she is helping him with English SAT test and also to write an essay for college admission . We are very confident that his score is going to be much higher as his practice test before he started working with Olya. She always follows up with me after every lesson Please don’t hesitate to contact her ,if you are looking for a tutor.

Details: High school • Reading comprehension • Native speaker • Standardized test prep • Once a week • 60 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet)

Reading and Writing Tutoring
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Natasha H.
4 weeks ago
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I reached out to Olya for assistance with my statement of purpose for graduate school and had a very positive experience. She immediately responded to my request for help and provided valuable feedback once she agreed to assist me with my project. The suggestions and edits she made to my statement were spot on, and thanks to Olya, I was accepted to graduate school. I plan to seek Olya’s services again and recommend her for any writing project.

Details: Editing • Substantive or developmental editing • Academic papers and journals • Education • Fewer than 2,000 words • A single project • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

Writing and Editing Services
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Sarah C.
Jul 24, 2022
Wonderful Results! Olya taught me how to excel in my college nonfiction writing class. Olya is very knowledgeable about writing, and she showed me how to quickly edit my writing and how to make it flow. I learned how to focus the paper on the big issue and how to organize it. I also learned the fine points of grammar and where to put my details. Olya is very motivating, and she cared about me both as a person and as a student. I recommend her to anybody who wants to really improve their writing. Michelle
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Anna J.
Oct 19, 2021
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Olya responded instantly and was extremely personable and easy to talk to! She provided college counseling for my son, a senior, beyond my expectations. She had vast knowledge of a multitude of colleges. She had laser focused abilities to direct us on how to perfect a personal statement. To say she’s superior in writing skills is an understatement! She’s on top of her game and her expertise opened up our horizons immensely. She also has such a rich and vast amount of knowledge that is absolutely priceless! She sincerely cares for the student…. You can tell it’s a her passion and purpose! I can’t recommend her enough!!! I did not expect so much invaluable help, insight and knowledge from any college counselor (and I’ve spoken to many)!!! If you want sincere, honest, stellar service, you will not regret her service!!! Thank you Olya for making this process so much easier and clear!!

Details: Writing essays • Selecting colleges • Completing applications • High school Senior • Cadence recommended by professional • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

College Admissions Counseling
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Katlyn M.
Sep 24, 2021
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I’ve been working with Olya for a month now and she’s amazing! I am meeting with her for SAT prep and college essays. She explains the concepts very thoroughly and is very patient. I really like working with her! She is also very knowledgeable and creative when it comes to writing.

Details: Writing essays • Selecting colleges • Completing applications • High school Senior • Cadence recommended by professional • Remotely (phone or internet)

College Admissions Counseling
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