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Emily

English has always been a strength of mine. In high school, I achieved a perfect score on the verbal portion of my SAT and the SAT Subject Test in Literature. I've also scored in the upper 90th percentile on the verbal section of the GRE and the GRE Subject Test: Literature in English. I was able to graduate a semester early from college due to my AP credits, including English Language and Composition, Biology, US History, and US Government & Politics.

I honed my tutoring skills as an adult literacy tutor for the Los Angeles Public Library and a volunteer at 826NYC. During my time as a meditation teacher at Camp Max Straus, I learned how to cultivate attentiveness and focus in young adults. Additionally, my five years of experience as an administrative assistant has given me a firm grasp on grammar, proofreading, and the professionalism of a working environment.


I am a hard-working screenwriter tutoring to supplement my income, but it's important to me to find work that serves my community. The ability to experience and express ideas, thoughts, and emotions effectively through reading and writing has saved many lives, including mine. It's become my career. Tutoring has been some of the most rewarding work I've ever done.

Undergraduate Degree:

 New York University - B.F.A., Dramatic Writing

SAT Verbal: 800

SAT Writing: 770

GRE Verbal: 760

I enjoy screenwriting and playwriting, poetry, and short stories

10th Grade Writing

11th Grade Reading

11th Grade Writing

12th Grade Writing

4th Grade Writing

5th Grade Writing

6th Grade Writing

7th Grade Writing

8th Grade Writing

9th Grade Writing

ACT Aspire Prep

Adult Literacy

College English

Comparative Literature

COMPASS Reading Prep

COMPASS Writing Skills Prep

Elementary School Writing

GMAT Verbal

High School English

High School Writing

Middle School Writing

Other

SAT Subject Tests Prep

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Summer

What is your teaching philosophy?

The written word is part of the human experience. We are born story-tellers and born listeners. Whoever you are, there is a book, a story, or a poem that will ring in your heart.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

The first session is all about getting to know each other and building trust. I assess the student's needs and figure out her interests, so that I can plan future sessions that will be interesting and relevant.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

I would personalize the lesson to their interests and passions.

How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?

The path to reading comprehension is twofold, consisting of keywords and translation. Keywords are clues in the text used to help decipher meanings and answer questions. They also assist in translation, which is the ability to take a long, boring passage of unfamiliar words and turn it into something recognizable and understandable.

What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?

It depends! For grammar, I love Strunk & White's Elements of Style - it's the grammar bible. In standardized tests, I like to teach from a roots, prefixes, and suffixes worksheet, along with other vocab. I'll also pull a lot of poetry books and novels from my own library.