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Hi! I am a graduate student in the Philadelphia region. My undergraduate degrees are in French and Theatre, with a minor in Linguistics. I specialize in tutoring in French, English reading, writing and comprehension, and ACT reading and writing prep. (When I took the ACT I got a composite 30 score-- a 34 on reading, and a 33 on writing!) When I'm not in school or working as an actor, I am petting cats, reading books, and occasionally going outside.

When contacting directly, text is always best! I look forward to meeting you!

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Lydia’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Centre College - Bachelors, French, Dramatic Arts

Graduate Degree: The University of the Arts - Current Grad Student, Devised Performance Ensemble

Test Scores

ACT English: 33

ACT Reading: 34


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Tutoring Subjects

ACT Reading

ACT Writing

American Literature

College English

College Level American Literature

Conversational French


English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing


French 1

French 2

French 3

French 4

High School English

High School Level American Literature

High School Writing


Middle School Writing

Public Speaking

Test Prep


Q & A

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

We will spend a small amount of time getting to know each other. Then, we will talk about the subject the student wishes to work on and where they think they typically struggle. We will look at recent assignments, tests, etc. If the student has a specific homework assignment, we will work through that.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

By laying strong foundations in any given subject, and working on critical thinking skills, any student can become an independent learner.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

By pointing out real-life progress and micro-successes, as well as having a positive and helpful attitude.

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

We'll come at it from a different angle, re-visit, or take it slow! There will be no frustration from me!

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

We go back to basics--the point of view, the subject of the writing, the verbs (what are they doing?), and nouns (what sort of things are in this writing? why?).

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