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I earned a BA in English (Phi Beta Kappa; Departmental Honors) from The College of Wooster and a Master of Letters (Outstanding Service Award; 4.0 GPA) in Shakespeare and Performance from Mary Baldwin College. As a professional teacher, I tutored for two years in suburban Washington, DC. In that role, I taught test preparation, composition, and reading comprehension for accelerated students. While in this position, I helped several students achieve perfect SAT verbal and writing sections, and specialized in college essay composition.
While completing my graduate degree, I ran weekly writing labs for ESL learners and first-generation college students in rural Virginia. Having worked with many types of learners, I believe in finding students’ strengths, tailoring appropriate strategies, and giving them ownership over their own work. While I specialize in teaching academic writing, test preparation, and Shakespeare, I believe that struggling students can overcome any obstacle by learning repeatable methods to confidently approach problems. Outside of teaching, I work as a Shakespearean actor, freelance writer, and folk musician. In my spare time, I enjoy fitness, distance running, watching professional sports, and reading.

Scott’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: The College of Wooster - Bachelor in Arts, English Literature

Graduate Degree: Mary Baldwin College - Unknown, Shakespeare and Performance

Test Scores

SAT Composite: 1500

SAT Math: 720

SAT Verbal: 780

GRE: 319

GRE Verbal: 166

Hobbies

Acting, Shakespeare; Folk Music (Guitar, Bass, Banjo, Mandolin, Accordion); Weight Training; Distance Running; Team Sports; Creative Writing; Academic Publishing; Irish and Scottish Culture.

Tutoring Subjects

ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension Prep

ACCUPLACER WritePlacer Prep

Advanced Placement Prep

College English

College Essays

Comparative Literature

English

English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing

Gifted

Graduate Test Prep

GRE Analytical Writing

High School English

Literature

Other

PSAT Critical Reading

PSAT Writing Skills

Public Speaking

Reading

SAT Reading

SAT Subject Test in Literature

SAT Subject Tests Prep

SAT Writing and Language

SSAT Prep

SSAT- Upper Level

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Test Prep

Writing