Hi, I'm Kelly! I recently graduated from my master's degree in Psychology from New York University, and I'm looking forward to starting my doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology at LIU-Brooklyn this Fall. I also completed my undergraduate degree at NYU where I graduated magna cum laude with an interdisciplinary degree in Global Liberal Studies and minors in Psychology and French. I am a published writer with experience crafting journalistic pieces, blog posts, literary essays, thesis projects, research study articles, resumes, professional cover letters and personal statements for applications.
During my studies, I had many professors and mentors who inspired me and gave me the confidence to pursue my higher education. I aspire to give my students this same motivation and support as a tutor. Writing can be one of the most difficult academic areas for students across all ages, whether it be learning how to write one's first five paragraph essay, crafting a personal statement for college applications or mastering a subject area in a college level thesis. I hope to give my students the skills to clearly and effectively communicate their unique ideas and perspectives in their writing.
I started tutoring my fellow classmates as a peer tutor in high school for students who needed extra support in writing, study skills and reading comprehension. In college, I tutored elementary school children in English as a first and second language, and I was often a go to proofreader for my classmates while they wrote their first college essays. I continue to enjoy helping my peers in higher education and younger students K-12 master their writing, reading and communication skills.
I also enjoy tutoring fellow Psychology students whether they need test prep for the Psychology GRE or a class exam, proofreading for a research essay or a refresher on core Psychology concepts and terms. Some of my qualifications are a score in the 91st percentile on the Psychology GRE test and a 4.0 GPA during my master's program at NYU.
My professional writing and editing experience started in journalism when I was a correspondent for my local newspaper in California. I continued to write articles for young adult career blogs during my undergraduate degree at NYU, and I had a chapter of my undergraduate thesis published in Columbia University's narrative medicine journal. I am currently working on publishing my master's thesis. I scored in the 88 percentile on the verbal (reading and writing) portion of my GRE exam and received a perfect score (12/12) on my SAT essay and a score in the 98th percentile on my GRE analytical writing essay.
I'm excited to work with you and help you achieve your academic goals! Please feel free to contact me to learn more about setting up your first lesson.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: New York University - Bachelor in Arts, Liberal Arts and Sciences
Graduate Degree: New York University - Master of Arts, Psychology
GRE Subject Test in Psychology: 750
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