Award-Winning Writing Tutors in Washington, DC
Chana "... It is more important that you learn how to think and learn than just master the subject or content required for an exam or an essay. My goal is to help people become aware of their strengths and abilities by showing them how to discover their ability to think and push themselves to succeed. I have a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Scranton..."
Rebekah "...I began my teaching career in California, earning my teaching credential in Secondary Education at California State University, Sacramento. After teaching there for four years, I moved to Charlottesville where my husband was finishing his law degree. I had the great privilege of teaching at Monticello High School for two years and recently moved to the Fairfax area..."
Brigham Young University - BA, Communications
California State Universtiy, Sacramento - Teaching Credential, Secondary English
State Certified Teacher
Mercedes "...My strength is finding practical ways of applying knowledge, and breaking down large tasks. I am very encouraging for students that feel overwhelmed or anxious about managing school. My goal is to approach education as a collaboration of learners that can improve one’s quality of life and enable change and progress, and help students become more independent learners through questioning and improving study skills. My personal professional interests include writing short fiction and memoire, editing, copyediting, curatorial work and art criticism..."
UMBC - BA, English - Communications with Art History Minor
UMBC - MA, Texts, Technologies, and Literature
Sarah "...Furthermore, I have extensive proofreading and editing experience as I have worked as a proofreader for a court reporter, as a departmental assistant editing academic papers for professors and as a pro bono editor of many college essays and cover letters for friends and family. Finally, I have also coached others in Public Speaking, as I was a competitive public speaker for a number of years and also hold multiple degrees from the National Forensics League (the national public speaking/debate organization). I love academia and love helping others reach their full potential in academic environments..."
Baldwin-Wallace University - BA, French, International Studies, Communication Studies (triple major)
Georgetown University - MS, MPP, International Affairs and Public Policy (dual degree)
Sarah "...When I help students with math, I guide them towards making connections and ensure that they understand how concepts are interrelated - the Pythagorean theorem and the distance formula, for instance. I believe that the best way to make sure a student remembers a theorem or formula is to teach them how and why it works. Therefore, whenever it is both possible and practical, I like to walk students through demonstrations of proofs to deepen their understanding and their ability to apply the theorem or formula in question. My second most commonly tutored subject is English, particularly grammar..."
Michael "...Louis, I worked in schools failing the No Child Left Behind standards and began tutoring with Varsity. Even once I started law school at George Washington University, I kept tutoring, started an education law society, and volunteered to work at an education-reform non-profit. Now that I have gotten my JD and passed the Virginia Bar, I have even gotten a job working in the field of Educational Civil Rights. I really love teaching, whether that involves writing songs, plays and poems with my younger students to make reading “less boring,” figuring out good mnemonic devices for remembering math formulas with my ACT/SAT students, or puzzling through pesky logic problems with my LSAT students..."
Holly "...In the future, I hope to teach aspiring teachers in a college of education. Teaching is truly a passion of mine - I believe that students deserve to work with someone who respects and affirms them, helps them develop self-efficacy, and pushes them to reach their potential. To that end, I adapt my teaching methods to fit the student, and always seek to apply what we're learning to real-world situations..."
Celine "...After teaching at the Washington Middle School for Girls in DC, I earned an Ed.M in Education Policy and Management at The Harvard Graduate School of Education and currently work as a project manager in education assessment. While I am no longer in a classroom during the day, I still enjoy helping students reach their maximum academic potential. As a tutor, I first focus on understanding a student’s academic needs and then work with the student to ensure that he or she grasps an understanding of the particular subject..."
Tracy "...I practiced law for a number of years but decided to pursue my passion of writing. I am a published writer and novelist. I also support organizations that support literacy and education..."
Jeana "...After college, I plan on attending nursing school and becoming a Nurse Practitioner. I started tutoring students when I was in high school, in subjects ranging from Algebra to Writing to Music to German. When I left Germany and came to the United States for college, I became certified to tutor Calculus I and the German language at Johns Hopkins University through their student-to-student tutoring service, "The Learning Den." Tutoring has been such a joy of mine because of the students I've been able to work with..."