Tutoring, In Person & Online
I’m an MFA educator and curriculum creator for 2,000+ students, kids and adults, at universities, school and arts institutions. Let me be what The Atlantic calls your “great teacher.”
- I tutor ACT, SAT, GRE, AP, HSTP, ISEE & ASVAB test prep, school placement tests, as well as Common Application plus other school and college essay writing.
- I teach creative writing, critical reading, comparative literature, language use, Shakespeare, public speaking, theater & improvisation, team building, PR & marketing, also ESL and spectrum learners.
- With test prep students, I share a proprietary reading comprehension technique, applicable to all English and STEM topics. Learn how to annotate and summarize for maximum comprehension and retention.
- Writing students are coached to brainstorm and develop narratives for the Common Application and other scholastic essays, to communicate compelling stories for college admissions readers.
- All students develop holistic skills that transfer into school and college class excellence, as well as into successful careers, plus increased reading comprehension skills.
- Together, we’ll customize study plans with learners and their advocates to utilize existing abilities and add new techniques to reach personal and scholastic goals, and achieve measurable results.
Informed constituents create an informed democracy. Critical reading and critical thinking are vital to citizenship as well as education and careers, as MSNBC notes: “We need to be teaching critical thinking skills in our schools because if people had those skills, they would be able to listen to the evidence and analyze it,” said attorney Jill Wine-Banks (21:27).
Let’s build a tutoring package, from one session or essay edit, to a customized longer series.
- For test prep, recommended 2-hour sessions, once or twice a week, for 2-3 months.
- Discounts are offered for booking five or more sessions.
- Payment is required before each session via cash, check or Zelle.
- A deposit of $75 is added to each over-five package, to be refunded after the final session.
- Cancelations are requested 48 hours in advance so that the time can be offered to other students.
- Cancelations under 24 hours, unless due to emergency, will be charged half price of scheduled session.
SAT vs. ACT? Take both and decide, plus see what your dream schools require, which might include SAT Subject Tests. Explore superscoring. Work some SAT sample math problems, and ACT English, reading, math and science problems to identify target areas. Study flashcards. Review homophones. Read an article a day. See what essays are required for admission. Demonstrate interest in your preferred schools. Seek inclusive education.
Sydney’s SAT score increased 230 points after tutoring with Karin.