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Although new to Varsity Tutors, I spent the last year at a tutoring center, specializing in English and History. A favorite with the students, I work with you to identify a goal: a higher score on the SAT reading section, persuasive essays, elegant written communication. Together, we create a plan for success. Along the way, I act as both the coach and cheerleader. I believe in celebrating those small victories— the right verb tense, the corrected clause error, the artfully placing the semi-colon. I use storytelling and metaphor to make difficult concepts relatable, and my background in theater and performance keeps students engaged.

My strongest subjects include the English, Reading, and Essay portions of the ACT and SAT; the AP US and World History, and English Literature and Language tests; essays and research papers; and basic language and grammar acquisition.

I recently moved to Portland from the SF Bay Area, and I am using this year to enjoy the sights and sounds of the city as I pursue my teaching credential. I am an accomplished home cook— I wish I could list cooking lessons on my profile! My sport of choice is Overwatch. And I’m a feline fanatic.

I hope to hear from you soon!

Nick’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of California-Berkeley - Bachelor in Arts, English


Shakespeare, American History, Cats, Overwatch.

Tutoring Subjects

ACT English

ACT Reading

ACT Writing


American Literature

AP U.S. Government & Politics

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Writing


English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing

European History

GED Prep

GED Reasoning Through Language Arts

GED Social Studies

High School English

High School Level American History

High School Level American Literature

High School Writing

Middle School Reading

Middle School Reading Comprehension

Middle School Writing

Public Speaking

Social studies

Test Prep