Carolyn M.


Carolyn M.

Tutor

Aurora, CO 80011

Will travel 15 miles

$30 per hour.

4.64 11 ratings

Experienced Writing, Reading, and English Tutor

For more than a decade, I have been studying the ins and outs of writing and writing instruction. I have taught and tutored writers of all ages, from first grade through PhD candidate and business professional. It is, simply put, my favorite thing to do. The best job I ever had was working for my university as a peer writing consultant. Becoming a consultant was not as straightforward as simply handing over a resume and acing an interview. First, before I could even apply, I had to be nomin... [more]


Reading

My B.A. in English from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs focused primarily on literature. As a result, I spent much of my time honing my reading comprehension and analysis skills, and I am able to tutor higher skill levels. I also taught reading to first, fifth, sixth, and some seventh and eighth grade students, which gave me experience teaching elementary reading as well.


Writing

I have a B.A. in English from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. While a senior there, I tutored my peers as a writing consultant at the University's Writing Center. I worked with all kinds of students from PhD candidates to ELL students, gifted students, and students with special needs. After I graduated I worked for four years at a local charter school, during which time I gained experience teaching writing to first, fifth, sixth, and some seventh and eighth graders. My experience has given me the skills to tutor students of any ability level.


English

I obtained my B.A. in English from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. After a couple of years working in first grade, I brushed off my skills and spent a year as an English aide at a prestigious charter school.


Literature

My B.A. in English from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs focused primarily on literature. I am familiar with English literature from every genre and period, and I am also familiar with the different methods of literary critique and analysis. Literary analysis is like a treasure hunt, and I love giving students a map and showing them just how much fun it can be!


SAT Reading

I have a B.A. in English from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. I have studied reading comprehension and analysis in depth. I taught at a charter school for four years, and as standardized test prep was part of our curriculum, I have experience teaching standardized test reading skills.


SAT Writing

My B.A. is in English from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, and while I was a student there I worked at the Writing Center as a peer writing consultant, so I am very familiar with college-level academic writing. I was an English aide at a local charter school for a year, which exposed me to the format and expectations of standardized testing. I also worked as an aide in the first, fifth, and sixth grades at the same charter school and gained experience with standardized writing expectations in elementary school as well.


Spelling

I love spelling. In the four years I spent working at a local charter school, I picked up some tips and tricks that help students study and learn spelling more effectively.


ACT Reading

I have a B.A. in English from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. I have studied reading comprehension and analysis in depth. I taught at a charter school for four years, and as standardized test prep was part of our curriculum, I have experience teaching standardized test reading skills.


ACT English

I have a B.A. in English from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. I spent a year as an English aide at a prestigious charter school in Colorado Springs, during which time I honed many of my own skills and substitute taught when the teachers were absent. I have also taught standardized test prep at the same charter school and have many tips and tricks up my sleeve that made me a very good test taker myself.


Elementary Math

Though my degree is in English, I have both taught and tutored elementary mathematics in private and school settings. I have taught everything from first grade to pre-algebra. Of all subjects, math has the most potential to be fun, and yet for most students it is such a drag. My goal as a tutor is to make the seemingly abstract concepts of math more concrete by using a variety of hands on and creative techniques.