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I love helping students find how to use their interests and passions to succeed in areas that challenge them. I have experience working with students from elementary age to college age, in a variety of subjects. I love to write, read, and learn about history and cultures - so if those are areas you struggle with, or want someone to geek over them with you, I'm here to help :)

When I'm not tutoring, I enjoy hiking, exploring new places (like New Mexico - where I recently moved!), and watching the new hot thing on Netflix!

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Emily’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Davidson College - Bachelors, History

Graduate Degree: University of Denver - Masters, Global Affairs

Test Scores

ACT Composite: 31

ACT English: 32

ACT Reading: 36

SAT Verbal: 750

GRE Verbal: 166


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Tutoring Subjects

ACT English

ACT Reading

ACT Writing

Advanced Placement Prep

AP Art History

AP Biology

AP English Language and Composition

AP English Literature and Composition

AP US History

AP World History

College Application Essays

College English

College Essays

College Geography

College Level American History

College World History


Essay Editing


Graduate Test Prep

GRE Analytical Writing

GRE Verbal

High School English

High School Geography

High School Level American History

High School World History


Homework Support


PSAT Critical Reading

PSAT Writing Skills

SAT Reading

SAT Subject Test in World History

SAT Subject Tests Prep

SAT Verbal

SAT Writing and Language


Social Studies

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Test Prep

US History

World History

World Religions


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

I like to engage with students on a personal level. What are you passionate about? What challenges you? How can we bring the two together to map a path toward success?

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

Let's get to know each other and spend some time reviewing what you like and don't like about school, test-prep, etc. How can we best work together to achieve your success?

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

It's not my job to lecture you (your teachers may do enough of that already!) - bring me your first attempts, drafts, or graded works, and let's look over them together. What do you think is good? What went wrong? You lead the way, and I'll provide the course correction and advising you need to take that attempt and polish it into a successful submission.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

It's good to remember what you're working towards - a grade that keeps you on the team, that college acceptance letter, or the feeling of success you've been missing in a class. I'll remind you of that when things get tough. And a funny youtube video every now and then doesn't hurt, either ...

If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?

There are as many ways to teach a topic as there are ways to understand it. We'll keep working until my method matches yours.

How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?

Reading is detective work - there are clues all over the page that can help you figure out what's going on. We'll look at those clues, but, more importantly, look at how you can gather them yourself.

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