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 800 5-star reviews on Wyzant, a national tutor website.
I can 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 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, Georgetown, N.Y.U, NYU-Stern, Oxford, Rice, St. Andrew's (Scotland), Stanford, Tufts, U-Chicago, UC-Berkeley, UCLA, UNC, UPenn, USC, 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 can also help you ace the optional essay.
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.
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.