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I believe great writing is a learnable skill. My goal is to help each student express their unique voice while mastering the fundamentals. I have experience as a reading and writing tutor from an elementary school to a graduate school level. It is immensely rewarding to see my students excel in subjects they once feared, but what brings me the greatest joy is watching a student learn to love reading and to discover the deep satisfaction of putting their thoughts on paper.
I received my B.A in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College, and I was a Visiting Student in Classics and English at Oxford University. My two great passions in life are writing and education. In my life outside tutoring, I write professionally and am on the Board of Trustees of a nonprofit, early-childhood education center in Harlem, The Ricardo O’Gorman Garden.

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Ruth’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Sarah Lawrence - Bachelor in Arts, Writing

Test Scores

SAT Verbal: 750


I'm an avid reader, everything from literary classics to genre fiction

Tutoring Subjects

College English

College Essays

College Level American History

College World History

Comparative Literature



Essay Editing

High School English

High School Level American History

High School World History


IB Extended Essay


ISEE- Lower Level

ISEE- Middle Level




SAT Writing and Language

Social Studies

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Test Prep

World History


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