English, reading, and writing skills are essential at every grade level and for all career paths. A strong foundation in understanding and using the English language helps make any subject or assignment easier.
Our New York tutors prep students for Common Core Assessments, from elementary to High School. We can help with foundational reading skills or aid NYC high schoolers on their paths to becoming essay-writing experts. Students can work with us to help with a particular paper or on an ongoing basis for more development and support.
NYC students are required to take a Regents exam in English, usually in their junior year of high school. Our tutors help students ace this exam, which follows Common Core English standards. Students who excel in English should consider taking AP English (either Language or Literature or both). Given in May, AP exams are both challenging and a great way to show universities that you can excel in college level classes. Our NYC tutors have helped students score 5s on both AP English exams for over 15 years!
Learning to conduct proper research, create a strong outline, and write convincing essays are skills that take a good teacher and lots of practice. But learning these methods -- including inductive and deductive reasoning and thesis creation -- makes any subject easier and helps students learn to present compelling arguments outside of school as well. Our NYC English tutors help students with these very important building blocks that too many students are missing.
The college application process requires a high level of proficiency and aptitude in grammar, reading comprehension, expository writing and even, creative writing. Our test prep tutors are experts in the test prep strategies, the concepts, and in building a personalized program for each student -- all the ingredients needed to show the greatest improvement on standardized tests and to write a winning personal statement or college essay.
Our NYC ESL tutors help kids and adults who are learning English as a second language succeed. We are happy to help students master anything from basics to grammar and conversation to becoming a better writer.
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Available English Tutors in New York
Yasmin graduated from Columbia University with a BA in Comparative Literature and Society in May 2015. She is currently working at a flagship media publication. Yasmin comes from a diplomatic background...
Originally from San Francisco, Justin has a Masters in Dramatic Literature from the Sorbonne (Paris) and an MFA in playwriting from Yale. For more than ten years, he has helped hundreds of students...
A cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (B.A. in Politics, Philosophy and Economics) and Phillips Academy Andover, Esther is a theatre director working in new play development.....
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