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I am a country mouse from New England who moved to the big city for college. I studied English at St. John's University in Queens and then put that knowledge to work for my Master's degree in Library Science (also at St. John's). Since I cannot imagine life without being in school, I'm now working on a post-graduate certificate in Education.

By day, I'm a school librarian at a large Catholic high school in Queens, where I work and team up with teachers to help students learn about research and academic writing. I also work with students one on one to encourage reading and a love of books. I work frequently to help struggling readers find books that will help them gain confidence and make reading a part of their lives.

I love my job; I am passionate about reading and writing. The best part of being a librarian is helping a student find just the right book - a book that will help to spark a lifelong love of reading in them. I firmly believe that the way to get better at reading is to read something you love, and good writers are avid readers too. I spend a lot of my day job coaching students through research-based papers, but it's always a great experience to work with other types of writing, from polishing a knock-your-socks-off college essay to work-shopping creative writing.

Over the years, I've tutored at the high school, middle school, and college levels. I've worked with just about every subject, but my specialty really is in Reading and Writing. I love helping students with subjects I know they'll be using in every aspect of their lives. I remember in high school when writing a strong essay finally clicked for me - it was the best feeling in the world. Now, I get that same satisfaction from helping other people find a way to make writing click for them.

I love New York and cannot imagine living anywhere else. I love to spend my free time in museums, shows, and just soaking up all of this fantastic city. The best part of New York? Taking the subway means I don't have to worry about keeping my eyes on the road, and instead I can keep them buried in a good book.

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Alisha’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: St. John's University - Bachelor in Arts, English

Graduate Degree: St. John's University - Unknown, Library Science


Cooking, travel, yoga, and of course reading, reading, and more reading

Tutoring Subjects

College English

College Essays

Comparative Literature


English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing

High School English





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