Academic Writing | College Applications and Personal Statements | Standardized Tests
ACADEMIC TUTORING: As a tutor, my role guides students to become confident and competent writers and to use their reasoning skills with a renewed sense of purpose in school, college, and beyond. Toward that end, I listen carefully to their interests, concerns, and goals in order to meet their specific needs. This approach allows me to tailor a program that students will find rewarding, challenging, useful, and even fun.
An important outcome of working one-on-one with students is helping them build self-confidence, leading to clearer writing, improved grades, and higher test scores. Tutoring sessions emphasize fundamental skills of reflection, inquiry, analysis, and evidence.
COLLEGE ADMISSION COUNSELING: I work closely with students as they navigate the uneasy task of filling out college applications and composing college admission essays. I take them into the heart of the process including:
identifying colleges that match a student's academic abilities, extracurricular activities, geographic preferences, and personality
Crafting a strategy for early and regular admission
Offering specific guidance on letters of recommendation and interview preparation
Brainstorming on college essay topics; critiquing essays and providing actionable feedback on content, organization, and expression; and most importantly giving voice to a student’s aspirations.
While I usually meet with students and families in person, remote video conferencing (i.e. Skype) is another way to genuinely connect with people, receive real-time feedback, and accomplish goals. These sessions also make use of different editingsoftware programs, which allow individuals to share and revise documents electronically.
Please email me with any questions you may have or to discuss the possibility of working together. I look forward to hearing from you.