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Essay Writing

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 to write a good essay doesn’t just make you a better writer; the methods behind a good essay -- including inductive and deductive reasoning, thesis creation, and finding the right evidence -- will make you a stronger student in any subject. These same skills will also help you learn to present compelling arguments and spend less time wondering how to say what you mean so you think about what you want to say and participate in class discussions. Our Essay Writing tutors have been helping students build up the important English skills that too many students are missing.

Beyond class, great writing skills will help you when it comes to college admissions, where personal statements, rationales, and application supplements will be key to explaining to admissions officers who you are and why you’re a great candidate for their program or school. IVY offers a one-week College Essay Bootcamp for students looking to write a knock-out personal essay for their applications.

Featured Tutors

Alex K.

New York, NY

A graduate of Horace Mann, currently at Stanford University studying math and political science, Alex is passionate about sharing knowledge and experience with younger students. Throughout high school and college,...

ACT
Algebra
Algebra 2

Alexandra Z.

Brooklyn , NY

Alex graduated from Yale in 2019 with a B.A. in American Studies and distinction in the major. At college, she was a teaching assistant for the computer science department’s only course concerning the legal frontier...

AP US History
English
English Literature

Ayesha W.

Brooklyn, NY

Ayesha graduated with honors from the University of Chicago in 2016, with a double major in History and South Asian Languages and Civilizations. She speaks three languages, a fact that reflects her experiences livin...

Algebra
Algebra 2
AP Art History

Calla N.

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK

Calla is a born and raised Brooklyn native, who graduated from Saint Ann's School, where she was a National Merit Scholar. She loved the freedom that St. Ann's provided in her education, allowing her to take a wide ...

ACT
Algebra
Algebra 2

Dana K.

Brooklyn, NY

Dana is working on her PhD in Romance Languages at the University of Pennsylvania, where she has taught Spanish language and literary theory classes and worked as the Teacher's Assistant for World Cinema classes. Sh...

AP Spanish Language & Culture
College Essay
Spanish

David C.

Brooklyn, NY

David is a native New Yorker, former Poly Prep student, and graduate of Hunter College. As an undergraduate, he was a member of the interdisciplinary Thomas Hunter Honors Program while pursuing a double major in Eco...

ADD/ADHD
Algebra
Algebra 2

Dennis O.

Queens, NY

Dennis, who grew up in Baltimore, is a natural teacher: he has been tutoring since 8th grade. This experience pushed him intellectually and resulted in broad, diverse intellectual interests. Perhaps, as a result, De...

Algebra
Algebra 2
AP Calculus AB

Eloise F.

Brooklyn, NY

Eloise attends Harvard University, pursuing her bachelor's degree in Neuroscience with a secondary in Educational Studies. She plans to go to medical school after graduation in anticipation of becoming a pediatricia...

Algebra
Algebra 2
AP Calculus AB

Eury G.

Bronx, NY

Eury German is an educator and multidisciplinary artist living in NYC. He graduated with honors from Wesleyan University, where he received his B.A in Biology and Dance in 2016 and furthered his dance education at N...

ACT
Algebra
Algebra 2

Grant P.

New York, NY

Grant’s success in AP courses and standardized test scores, including a perfect 36 on the ACT and 2300 on the SAT, earned him honors at the White House in 2016 as one of 161 U.S. Presidential Scholars by the Departm...

ACT
Algebra
Algebra 2

Isabelle N.

New York, NY

Isabelle grew up in New York City in a French/American family and did all her schooling at New York City schools, including the Lycée Français de New York, the Salk School of Science, and the specialized High School...

AP US History
AP World History: Modern
Early Childhood Education

Jenny R.

Brooklyn, New York

A Buffalo, New York native, Jenny completed her M.S.Ed at The University of Pennsylvania in 2021 while teaching 7th, 10th, and 11th grade English at Hopkins School in New Haven, CT. Jenny has extensive experience wo...

ADD/ADHD
AP Art History
AP English Language & Composition

Jordan T.

West Orange, NJ

Directly after graduating Brown University in 2014, with degrees in Political Science and Economics, Jordan was fortunate to work for the prestigious Boston Consulting Group. He spent two action-packed years advisin...

Algebra
Algebra 2
Computer Science

Justin T.

Charlestown, RI

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 boost their score...

College Admissions Coaching
College Essay

Kailey P.

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK

Kailey is a French-American, born and raised New Yorker. She attended the LFNY, until the age of thirteen when her family moved to Paris. After graduating high school with a Baccalaureat diploma and honors in Litera...

AP English Language & Composition
AP English Literature & Composition
AP French Language & Culture

Kaitlin M.

New York, NY

A graduate of Hamilton College, Kaitlin is a teaching fellow with NYC’s Department of Education. A current high school special education and English teacher, she is certified to teach students grades 7-12 with vario...

ACT
AP Art History
AP English Language & Composition

Karen L.

Brooklyn, NY

Karen is one of Ivy Tutors’ early childhood experts, leading our pre-school pods in play-based learning, and is currently teaching at a Montessori school. Karen has over eleven years’ experience working with childre...

Early Childhood Education
English
Kindergarten

Laura L.

Wading River, NY

Laura is a graduate of Williams College where she received a B.A. in English and Art History & Studio Practice. While an undergraduate, she was an art department teaching assistant and taught frequently at Hopkins F...

Algebra
AP Art History
Elementary Math

Louisa N.

Long Island City, NY

Louisa graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.A. in Political Science with a focus on Latin American politics. She studied abroad twice, in Argentina and in Cuba, where she honed her...

Elementary Math
English
English Literature

Lucy T.

Farmington, CT

Lucy graduated magna cum laude from Yale in 2019 with a B.A. in Theater & Performance Studies. She has been tutoring for over five years, in everything from math to music. She believes in an accessible and fun appro...

Anthroplogy
AP English Language & Composition
AP English Literature & Composition

Ly T.

Ridgewood (Queens), NY

Ly Tran is a Vietnamese immigrant who grew up in New York City. She attended the Bronx High School of Science where she was co-founder and co-captain of an award-winning Robotics team called the Fe Maidens (Fe as in...

Algebra
Algebra 2
AP English Language & Composition

Maia N.

Los Angleles, California

Maia is a filmmaker and screenwriter from Brooklyn. She attended Saint Ann's School, where she was a peer tutor throughout high school. She graduated from Wesleyan University in 2017 with honors in both Theater and ...

Algebra
Algebra 2
AP English Language & Composition

Martin C.

Somerville, Massachusetts

Martin comes to Ivy Tutors Network with six years of tutoring and professional education experience. While studying Government at Harvard, Martin served for three years as a peer tutor, assisting fellow undergraduat...

ACT
AP English Language & Composition
AP English Literature & Composition

Maximilian L.

New York, NY

A California native, Max recently graduated Columbia University en-route to medical school. After graduating Magna Cum Laude from St. Paul’s boarding school, Max attended New York University and Columbia University ...

Algebra
AP Biology
AP Chemistry

Maya B.

New York, New York

Maya is currently pursuing her bachelor's degree in Sociocultural Anthropology at Columbia University. She understands the challenges of remote learning, participating in online courses this summer at Columbia and c...

Algebra
Algebra 2
AP English Literature & Composition

Michael S.

Syosset, New York

Michael, a recent graduate with honors of the University of Chicago, is now studying at the NYU Wagner School of Public Service. He serves as Director of Strategic Initiatives at Bay Ridge Center-- a nonprofit commu...

AP English Language & Composition
AP English Literature & Composition
AP European History

Michelle S.

Mountain Lakes, NJ

After graduating from Colgate University, Michelle combined working in the Financial Services sector in NYC with SAT and ACT tutoring at all of the large tutoring companies. She quickly realized that she loved worki...

ACT
College Admissions Coaching
College Essay

Natalie C.

New York, NY

Natalie is a Danish-American hailing from upstate New York. She has worked as a tutor since she was in high school and graduated cum laude from Stony Brook University, where she served as president of Phi Delta Epsi...

Danish
Elementary Math
English

Nick W.

New York , NY

After attending Saint Ann’s in Brooklyn, Nick graduated magna cum laude from Yale University in 2016, where he studied fine art, literature, and foreign languages. He served as a peer French tutor for the Yale Cent...

ACT
AP Art History
AP English Language & Composition

Nicole S.

Bronx, NY

A New York native, Nicole attended Stuyvesant High School. After graduating from Binghamton University with a BS in Integrative Neuroscience and a minor in Comparative Literature, she scored in the 98th percentile o...

Algebra
Algebra 2
AP Biology

Paisley D.

Brooklyn, New York

After graduating from Tulane University, Paisley first taught English to adults in Asia and was then accepted into the NYC Teaching Fellows, a demanding, competitive program to develop top-notch candidates. Through ...

Algebra
Early Childhood Education
Elementary Math

Raphael L.

BROOKLYN, NY

Raphael is a filmmaker, writer and animator, starting an MFA program in Creative Writing at NYU in the Fall of 2020. Born in California, he grew up in Costa Rica and attended a French lycée, so is fully fluent in Sp...

ACT
Algebra
Algebra 2

Rosanna O.

Jericho, NY

A graduate of Yale University (B.A.), Johns Hopkins University (M.F.A.), and the University of Wisconsin-Madison (M.A.), Rosanna is a poet and essayist whose work appears in publications like The Harvard Review, Bes...

AP English Language & Composition
College Essay
English

Sam N.

New York, New York

Sam, a junior at Columbia, double-majors in History and Hispanic Studies. A passionate student of architecture and cities, he graduated from high school in three years and spent a gap year working at an affordable h...

Algebra
Algebra 2
AP English Literature & Composition

Shakir S.

Brooklyn, NY

Shakir majored in Religion and minored in Philosophy and Pure Mathematics at the University of Vermont, where he graduated in 2015. During college he worked at the UVM Writing Center as a Writing Tutor for undergrad...

Algebra
Algebra 2
Calculus

Teresa F.

New York, NY

Teresa is a born and bred New Yorker who is familiar with going to school in the city, having attended Stuyvesant. After graduating from Brown University, she moved to the U.S. Virgin Islands to work in education fo...

ACT
Algebra
Algebra 2

Zachary B.

New York, NY

Zachary grew up in NYC and began teaching while a student at Eleanor Roosevelt High School. He recently graduated from Cornell University, earning a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations at the ILR School (a.k.a: I...

English
English Literature
European History
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