Academic Writing | College Applications and Personal Statements | Standardized Tests
ACADEMIC TUTORING: My role is to guide students to 1) become confident and competent writers, and 2) 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 applications and composing 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 essay topics; critiquing essays and providing actionable feedback on content, organization, and expression; and most importantly giving voice to a student’s aspirations
I meet with students and families in person and also via Skype or Zoom. Either way, students receive real-time feedback, direction, and accomplish goals.
Please email me with any questions you may have or to discuss the possibility of working together. I look forward to hearing from you.