Award-Winning College Essays Tutors in New York, NY
Sophia "... As a tutor, I served as a Teacher’s Assistant to a second grade classroom, and it was this experience which inspired me to contribute to the world through teaching. Helping the teacher and students work more efficiently together showed me how important a tutor’s aid can be in the learning process. As a go-between, I was able to interact and connect with students to figure out what was preventing them from understanding the lessons, and then help students discover, on their own and through practice, what the teacher needed them to learn..."
Thomas "... I speak directly and pointedly so the student knows precisely what’s wrong with the essay (and, most importantly, how to fix it). I also make sure that the student makes the corrections his or herself so they get the actual feel for writing something well. Good writing is not just about using correct grammar, it is about structuring an argument, persuading an audience and sounding eloquent; skills that will help student well into adulthood. I have an MFA in Creative Writing with my thesis being a full-length novel that was edited by a five-time Pulitzer Prize nominee..."
Casey "...I recently moved to New York city and am excited to work with Varsity Tutors! Throughout high school and college, I tutored children of various ages through YouReach Tutoring. I also have experience tutoring in multiple subjects and helping prepare students for high school. While my passion and main focus is English and editing, I also have strong math, science, and test taking skills..."
Jordy "The central dichotomy of my life has always been that of academics and the performing arts; as I have spent the last six years since graduating from Columbia University in New York auditioning and performing, I have also found myself drawn to working with kids. I have worked as a nanny and tutored kids between the ages of three and seventeen, and I feel especially qualified to work with students on the writing and verbal sections of the SAT and editing their personal statements and college essays. As a high schooler, I was one of those students who LOVED standardized tests; I have always viewed them as an exciting way to measure progress and hone in on, not only academic skills, but also time management, organization, and maintaining a sense of personal calm. In fact, I love the entire college application process because I think of it not as an opaque, mysterious world of judgment behind closed doors, but as the first opportunity in a student’s life to find the perfect fit..."
Columbia University in the City of New York - BA, English Literature, Art History
Harvard University - MFA, Acting
Este "...Moving back to New York in 2014, I am applying to Osteopathic Medical schools for the Fall 2015 cycle and I am excited to join the field of medicine. While in college, I held a job as an organic chemistry lab instructor and tutored, informally, general chemistry, analytical chemistry, and various English courses like grammar, American literature, and Elizabethan literature. My favorite of the set was organic chemistry because I was not only able to help teach the students the subject matter but, as a lab instructor, I also graded assignments and experiments..."
Matt "... My experience includes tutoring within the public education system and as a private tutor. I have expertise in essay writing, creative writing, presentations, reading, critical thinking, vocabulary, test preparation, and public speaking. Learning is teaching, and teaching is learning. As a learner and teacher, I love knowledge, and I love helping people expand their abilities..."
The College of New Jersey - Bachelors, English
The College of New Jersey - Masters, Masters of Arts in Teaching with Secondary English Specialization
Jessica "...Writing is an agent for self-expression, and I am passionate about helping students to master it. The way that I go about this is dependent on each student's personal strengths, which I asses and then build upon. In addition to tutoring, I also teach Creative Writing and English Composition at Adelphi University..."
Alyssa "... I am now currently the 7th Grade Math teacher at a middle school in the Bronx. Math is one of my passions, although I have a strong liberal arts background as well. Throughout my undergraduate career, I was constantly involved in tutoring and mentoring programs..."
SUNY at Binghamton - BS, Human Development
St. John's University School of Education - MSed, Adolescent Mathematics
State Certified Teacher
Andrew "...I tutor a variety of subjects. It’s hard for me to choose a single favorite topic to tutor, but I love when students are passionate about learning and deeply curious in the world around them. I think of myself as competent and fun, working with students so that they can understand the implications of what they are learning in the real world..."
Robert "Last year, I worked as an English teacher in Tokyo. There, I cultivated a student-centered teaching style, where I serve as a guide for my students. I absolutely love to teach..."