I hold a master's degree in English from Boston College, and I have 5-6 years of tutoring experience, depending on the subject. I also teach college level writing and English.
I tutor ESL/ELL, English, Writing, Editing, Grammar and Style, SAT Reading, and Literature. I most enjoy tutoring writing, since that's what I teach, and literature, since that's what I enjoy studying most.
My tutoring (and teaching) style is relatively informal, since I like to make sure students are comfortable both with me and the material. I also find that a more casual setting increases students' willingness to learn and their ability to retain material. My goal is to make sure that the student not only understands the material, but is confident in their understanding, since that leads to better grades and, ultimately, a better education.
When I'm not teaching or tutoring, I enjoy music, cooking, writing, watching Jeopardy obsessively, and being outside with my dogs.
Undergraduate Degree: University of North Carolina at Greensboro - Bachelors, English
Graduate Degree: Boston College - Masters, English
SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1490
SAT Verbal: 790
SAT Writing: 710
GRE Verbal: 164
Literature, music, and dogs
College Level American Literature
High School English
High School Level American Literature
High School Writing
Middle School Writing
What is your teaching philosophy?
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