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Hi! My name is Polly (she/her) and I am current a Graduate Student at New York University Gallatin School of Individualized Study studying Anthropology of the Arts. I am a professional contemporary dancer and absent the pandemic, I dance for a company in Sweden. I have been a tutor since I was in the 10th grade, when I was a peer tutor and a writing center tutor. I love tutoring elementary and middle school students in all subjects. As for high school students, I enjoy tutoring English (including honors and AP), History (including honors and AP), Psychology, Art History, and Graphic Design. I have experience tutoring college students in Art History as well. I have a background in dance instruction for styles such as ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, and contemporary dance, as well as helping high school students with their applications to dance colleges.

My favorite thing about tutoring is helping students develop confidence in their abilities. I always learn something new when working with students and this helps me be a better person! Fun facts about me: I have a dog named Theo and he is super cute, my favorite color is yellow, and in my free time I love to explore New York City on my bike.

I have 8 years of experience teaching dance extensively with elementary aged children. While I was pursuing my undergraduate degree, I was a volunteer in the New York Public School after-school programs where I helped students primarily with reading, writing, homework completion. review of key concepts, and organization skills.

Throughout my undergraduate career I took several Psychology courses, such as Intro to Psychology, Child and Adolescent Mental Studies, and History of Psychology. As a Dance major, we had required Anatomy component and went on to continue my studies of anatomy and human physiology.

I am open to online tutoring throughout the country. Due to COVID-19, I am very cautious about in-person tutoring but am open to discussing this possibility in New York City. I am happy to answer any questions you may have!

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Polly’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: New York University - Bachelor of Fine Arts, Dance

Graduate Degree: New York University - Master of Arts, Cultural Anthropology


My hobbies include dancing, running, arts and crafts, knitting, going to museums, and reading. I love spending time with my dog Theo, going for walks with friends, and coming up with ideas for silly movies.

Tutoring Subjects


AP English Language and Composition


College Application Essays

Elementary School

Elementary School Math

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Science

Elementary School Writing


English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing

High School English

High School Level American Literature

High School Writing

IB Dance



Middle School Math


Performing Arts






Technology and Coding


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