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I graduated with a business degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in Manhattan. I spent 3 years of my time at FIT tutoring writing and English to students and faculty (mostly on curriculum).

With students, I focused heavily on college essay writing, admissions essays, resume and cover letter building and improvement, scholarship applications, and personal writing. All of the students I helped with college admissions essays and scholarship essays have gained entry into their desired programs, and/or have received the scholarships for which they applied!

The skill level of my students ranged from rudimentary to scholarly - I am happy to work with any student, no matter their level!

I even studied abroad in Hong Kong for a semester and was part of the English Club on my campus. That was a great experience!

When I graduated from FIT, I spent some time tutoring high school English and writing, as well as test prep at tutoring/mentoring start-up in NYC. It was interesting to take my college tutoring skill-set and begin to teach high school students.

I have additional experience as a professional writing consultant, for individuals who aren't looking for academic help. I am also an editor of an online magazine, where I help guide and oversee staff writers' contributions and post articles myself from time-to-time!

I'm excited to work with students on this platform and help them take their English writing and grammar from good to great! I'm also excited to make deep connections with the amazing students that come here to learn!

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Nkem’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Fashion Institute of Technology - Bachelors, Fashion Business Management

Test Scores

ACT Composite: 36


Reading, traveling, writing, hosting events, cooking, arts and crafts, crochet, dancing, singing, exercise,

Tutoring Subjects

Adult Literacy

American Literature

College Application Essays

College English

College Level American Literature

Elementary School Math


English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing

GED Prep

GED Math

High School English

High School Level American Literature

High School Writing


Middle School Math


Public Speaking

Spelling Bee

Test Prep


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

My teaching philosophy is to find out the needs and desires of students, and then to best see where I can help them. I like to help students become independent making decisions and determining solutions, so they build confidence and become stronger academically.

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

A first session is a great place to plan the desired outcome of what a student is looking for through tutoring! For example, if I had an hour to work with a student, I would spend 15-20 minutes determining where the student wants to be academically, and planning the best way for us to get there. Then, the remaining time would be used to start work that would get us closer to the goal.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

In order to help a student become an independent learner, I would spend more time asking them questions on how they came to specific answers, rather than telling them the answers. Helping students think critically is very important regarding independent learning. They'll be better at remembering HOW a tutor instructed them to think, rather than WHAT a tutor told them was correct.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Times can be tough, and school can be stressful. The best way for me to help a student stay motivated is to: (1) be a positive source of guidance for them, and (2) help them make a to-do list with reachable goals, even if they are small. That's always helped me gain the motivation and momentum to keep going, and reach my bigger goals!

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