Elijah Guo

Elijah G.

New York, NY

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Elijah delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
May 2007

I'm an actor, writer, musician and - last but not least - tutor! I graduated with an MFA from Harvard and BAs in English and Theater & Performance Studies from UC Berkeley. I feel that I can combine my artistic instincts with my academic insights to really forge a creative, fruitful relationship with my students.

As a writing tutor at UC Berkeley's Student Learning Center for several years, I helped hundreds of Cal students not only meet their academic goals, but also become better writers and more perceptive thinkers. I treat tutees as human beings and never underestimate the value of a true one-on-one relationship. As a Senior Tutor, I helped oversee the program's tutoring methodologies and worked with new tutors to explore the very dynamic of holistic and dialectical processes. Additionally, I've done years of paid private tutoring for SAT skills & writing, mainly through word-of-mouth. And as an actor from one of the nation's top graduate programs, I'm sociable - there needn't be worries about nerves or awkwardness! I love people and I love guiding them to be the best versions of themselves possible.

I've been writing all my life, so my specialties include all forms of writing: persuasive or expository essays, fiction, scientific or business writing, proofreading & editing, press & marketing, letters, and of course the SAT and ACT writing and reading sections. My experience extends to reading comprehension, grammar, English as a second language (including TOEFL), English as a first language and literary analysis (including the AP English tests), spelling, and voice & speech, as well as math, science, history, psychology, piano/trumpet/guitar and theater! I also cover material on NY State Regents / Common Core tests.

Please don't hesitate to get in touch with me with any questions about my qualifications or how I'd be able to work with you!

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Experience

Private Tutor
Aug 2007 - Present
Freelance, WyzAnt, Parliament Tutors

Senior Writing Tutor
Mar 2009 - May 2011
Student Learning Center, UC Berkeley

Served as individual tutor working one-on-one with writing students, as well as drop-in tutor seeing 10-30 students a day. Worked with essays and writing from all academic and vocational fields, as well as students with special needs and organizational challenges. As Senior Tutor, developed pedagogical strategies and mentored new tutors.

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Education

Master of Fine Arts: Acting
Jul 2011 - May 2013
Harvard University
Bachelor of Arts: English + Theater & Performance Studies
Aug 2007 - May 2011
University of California, Berkeley

Languages

Spanish
Professional Proficiency

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