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In every tutorial setting-- whether it's with master's and PhD candidates, middle school students, or high school students on AP, honors, or regular class levels-- I have always placed the student first. I'm easygoing and friendly, but persistent and focused. I ask questions, but none you can't handle-- or that we can't work through together, without judgement. I go at your pace, but with an urgency that gets results.

My favorite part of tutoring is the process of discovery. When the student reaches an outcome on their own, after a process of inquiry, it's truly a unique and uplifting moment.

In high school I scored a 5 on both the AP Literature and Composition exams. I also scored a 4 on AP US History.

As a student at St. John's University, I was a writing consultant for one of the leading writing centers in the country-- the Institute for Writing Studies, led by Harry Denny (now at Purdue), Tom Philipose, and Alison Perry.

Finally, for the past year I tutored full-time as an AmeriCorps Urban Education Fellow at a charter school in Newark, NJ. I specialized in AP Literature instruction, and was the AP Literature Teacher's Assistant.

Brendan’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Saint Johns University - Bachelor in Arts, American Literature


Reading, writing, playing and watching sports, especially baseball and football. Listening to music! Hiking, biking, swimming.

Tutoring Subjects

American Literature

College Application Essays

College English

College Level American Literature


Essay Editing

High School English

High School Level American Literature

High School Writing


Public Speaking