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Natalie S.

West Hollywood, CA
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Ben U.

Columbus, OH
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Andrew P.

Milton, VT
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Natalie S.

West Hollywood, CA

My teaching process is summed up in 3 words:
Engage. Encourage. Excel.

I ENGAGE my students with material that is interesting and purposeful.
I ENCOURAGE my students to work hard to achieve their educational goals. I watch my students EXCEL and successfully and confidently reach their full potential.

I am a highly qualified English high school and college teacher with experience in teaching students of all ages in ALL humanities-related subjects with a specialization in the writing process.

Specifically, I work with students who need assistance with:
-College admissions process and college essay writing
-Beginner reading and writing skills
-High school reading comprehension and writing skills
-AP Exam Prep (AP World History, AP US History, AP European History, AP Psychology, and AP English) *90% success rate for students passing their AP Exams
-High school and college research paper process
-Study and organizational skills

My goal is to give students the ...

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Jessica R May 11, 2016
English · In studio
Best English teacher in High school I have ever experienced. She takes the time to make sure you learn! I will always remember Ms. Natalie S and will always thank her for my knowledge today!
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Nouf April 1, 2016
Reading · Online
Great Teacher - My son is learning new things very quickly & really enjoying the lessons :)
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Chris S. February 6, 2016
Poetry · Online
Verified Student
A breath of fresh air!

Natalie was outstanding in preparing our 12 y.o. for a poetry recitation. She guided him through all elements of the poem from interpretation to his style of delivery and presentation. He did a great job and has Natalie to thank for it. Highly recommended!
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Ben U.

Columbus, OH

It is my grasp of foreign languages that makes me an effective English teacher. For instance, learning the complex grammar of Latin and Greek gave me a thorough understanding of English grammar and the ability to relate to other people’s native languages. I have spent many hours proofreading papers for international students. They find my instruction especially informative because I not only fix mistakes but provide an explanation. When I point out the patterns of grammar, similar mistakes show up less and less, and my students feel more confident that they are writing sentences correctly.

I learned English teaching methods through my tutoring experience. Over a span of four months, I gave a Turkish visiting scholar a systematic overview of English grammar and allowed him to apply it through conversation.

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Joan D. July 5, 2016
Guitar · In studio
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Very knowledgeable about the subject. I look forward to learning more!
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Myles June 15, 2016
Piano · In studio
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Very good. Was patient, professional and kept my beginning piano player excited and engaged
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Samara June 1, 2016
Violin · In studio
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Ben is very patient and helpful. I had trouble playing 8th notes so he took the time to explain them to me and help me understand them. He's really awesome!!
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Andrew P.

Milton, VT

As I have done with my community college students for the past 35 years, I put my students at ease by saying that I know they have not received adequate grammar instruction, nor have they been shown the writing process stages in high school. So what they are about to acquire is no review but a step-by-step introduction to college writing. We work through the writing stages to develop types of essays.

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Yousef A. March 9, 2016
Writing · Online
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Great - Thanks for your time and help.
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Haya February 19, 2016
Writing · Online
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Thanks Andrew for your time and help - My daughter is excited and learning new/different writing skills.
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Yousef February 17, 2016
Writing · Online
Verified Student
Andrew is a great teacher. He is flexible. My son is enjoying the lessons and learning new writing skills after each lesson. Thanks indeed.

Crissy A.

San Diego, CA
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Alexandra W.

Los Angeles, CA
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Marion S.

New York, NY
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Crissy A.

San Diego, CA

have been teaching for five years. I match my curriculum to the goals of my students. I help with homework and add additional problems for the areas that they are having difficulty understanding. I like to use real life and visual representations as often as possible to help the student gain a more thorough understanding of the subject matter. I believe that learning should be fun and strive to inspire my students to enjoy learning even if they think the subject is a challenge.

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Natalie R. May 16, 2016
Algebra 1 · Online
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Crissy was a great help to my daughter. Crissy jumped right in and was very personable with her. She felt very comfortable working with her. I will definitely keep Crissy's information for tutoring sessions going forward.
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Cameron April 5, 2016
Algebra 1 · Online
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Crissy really jumped right into it with our son. Very productive and connected immediately.
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Keegan S. January 19, 2016
Biology · Online
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She is very helpful with biology I have enjoyed my first couple of sessions and have gotten a lot out of them. I look forward to next week's session.
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Alexandra W.

Los Angeles, CA

I have been writing for an online arts magazine for the past five years, so I believe I can provide my students with some great tools in their writing process. Whether it's creative writing or essay writing, I can help you organize and articulate your thoughts and opinions.

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Jørgen June 23, 2016
Writing · Online
Verified Student
Quick and precise hints for better writing. We made a great plan for future lessons. Alexandra doesn't waste words, but uses the available time optimal.
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Jennie B. April 21, 2016
Acting · In home
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Alexandra is fantastic! Super personal, gifted and able to teach her acting skills very well and easy to work with!!! We love her!!
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Robert Melendez March 31, 2016
Speaking Voice · Online
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Very knowledgeable!
Cares about the learning of her students!
A++!
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Marion S.

New York, NY

I am a published writer with a masters degree, and years of teaching. I've worked with people of all ages and backgrounds. Whether you need help with basic writing, or completing a specific project, I can help. I can be your teacher, your writing coach, or the person who helps you brainstorm and think it through. Essay tests? Wedding toasts? Eulogies? College applications? Novels? Cover letters? I've helped people with all of them. Ask me a question. Maybe I can help you.

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ERIC June 7, 2016
ESL · In studio
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It was my first class and I really liked!
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Chaia December 28, 2015
Reading · In studio
Marion's communication skills and her depth and breadth of knowledge are a recipe for enjoyable learning as well as comprehension and mastery of any subject she teaches.
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Pete December 28, 2015
Writing · Online
Marion Stein is a skilled writer and an exceptionally good communicator. Her critique of my work has always been thoughtful and very much on point. Considering her experience working with youth at all levels, I would regard her an an ideal person to tutor in this field.

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