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I am a PhD. candidate at the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill. I also hold a MS in Special Educatoin from Hunter College and a Bachelors in economics from the University of California, Berkeley. After completing my BA I taught various high school subjects in NYC--primarily English but also history and AP economics. As a teacher, I was nominated and accepted as a Learning Partners Program Model Teacher. I have tutored a variety of subjects although I particularly love English, writing skills, and Algebra. I love taking a skill and breaking it down to its component parts and helping students figure out where the gaps are in their comprehension. One of my proudest accomplishments was teaching an algebra Regents repeater class for those who failed the test multiple times. I worked extensively with students to identify where they were struggling and remediating those areas (one example: I learned a student didn't actually understand how negative numbers operated and so they were constantly tripping up in arithmetic). We achieved about a 90% pass rate in the course and a few students were able to graduate after passing since the math regents were holding them up. I believe in teaching students the skills they need to work independently. My motto is "if students can, they will" with the corollary "if they can't, it's my job to teach them how." I firmly believe there are no "bad" students, just students who haven't received the supports they need to be successful. I provide the skills and then challenge students to achieve more than they might have thought possible.

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Caitlin’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of California-Berkeley - Bachelor of Science, Economics

Graduate Degree: CUNY Hunter College - Master of Science, Special Education

Graduate Degree: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Doctor of Philosophy, Education


I enjoy baking, hiking, and DIY handcrafts. I've recently gotten interested in gardening too, so I spend a lot of time checking my plants over to make sure they're healthy!

Tutoring Subjects


African-American History



AP Macroeconomics

AP World History


College Application Essays

College Economics

College English

College Level American History

College Level American Literature

College World History

Creative Writing

Dissertation Writing



English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing

Expository Writing

Fiction Writing

High School Economics

High School English

High School Level American History

High School Level American Literature

High School World History

High School Writing


Learning Differences



Middle School

Middle School English

Middle School Math

Middle School Reading

Middle School Reading Comprehension

Middle School Writing




SAT Reading

SAT Reading Prep Course

Social Studies

Special Education

Test Prep


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