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Emily

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A humanities-oriented tutor with three years of experience teaching writing and a classical liberal arts education, I am prepared to tutor in a wide variety of subjects across the humanities and social sciences, to help you sharpen your writing skills, and to empower you with the skills needed to tackle the most stubborn standardized test questions—including those on the GRE Verbal and SAT Writing sections. I hold a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies and Sociology from Sarah Lawrence College, a writing-intensive liberal arts college, where I amassed a portfolio of over 500 pages worth of research papers. I have also given several talks and presentations over the years including a TEDx talk. My style of tutoring is collaborative and student-centered. I believe in meeting the student at his or her own level and building up from there. I am passionate about education, in particular subjects like writing, history, and sociology, and I will begin to pursue a PhD this fall in the hopes of one day becoming a professor. When I am not reading for my research, I try to find time to read for fun; I also enjoy spending time with my dogs and drinking good coffee.

Emily’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Sarah Lawrence College - Bachelor in Arts, American Studies & Sociology

Graduate Degree: New York University - PHD, American Studies

Test Scores

GRE Verbal: 165

GRE Analytical Writing: 5

Hobbies

Emily likes to read, a foodie, has 2 small dogs, and likes coffee.

Tutoring Subjects

History

AP European History

AP US History

AP World History

College English

College Essays

College Level American History

Comparative Literature

English

English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing

Graduate Test Prep

GRE Analytical Writing

GRE Verbal

High School English

High School Level American History

Literature

Public Speaking

SAT Reading

SAT Writing and Language

Social Sciences

Social studies

Sociology

Test Prep

Writing


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

Teaching that is highly individualized to the needs of the particular student is the most effective. We'll start by identifying your current weaknesses, and we will correct them by utilizing your strengths.

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

We'll go over all of your concerns and anxieties so we can best work together to make a plan to improve. We will also go over your personal goals so we can work on the things that matter to you, personally.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

Students need to find the "spark" in a given subject matter--they ought to concentrate on what makes the subject interesting to them. This helps students become self-motivated learners.