Monica B. - Harvard BA, Exper. tutor- College Essays, SAT, ACT, SSAT,writing

Monica B. - Harvard BA, Exper. tutor- College Essays, SAT, ACT, SSAT,writing
$120 / hr
Newton Center, MA
(149)
18 miles Travel Radius
In-person + Online
I am an enthusiastic, experienced tutor with great reviews; as my students know, I am warm, flexible, and efficient, making the most of the time we work together. Typically, each SAT student gains about 100-150 points, and ACT students improve by similar percentages. I teach specific strategies for each test, with identified targeted critical skills and tricks for taking the SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE and more. I also teach essay writing and tutor for high school and college courses, with expertis...
Reviews
Monica help my son with the reading and verbal parts of the SSAT. He was struggling with those parts and Monica taught him strategies to get better at test-taking. She is very detailed, professional and helped my son building his confidence. Monica is excellent and we are happy that we found her.
- Esteban M. from Brookline, MA
Monica is patient, creative and kind. She is helping my daughter develop strategies to do well at the SSAT test. She is detail oriented, professional and compassionate, all the qualities you need for an outstanding teacher.
- Sandra H. from Seattle, WA
Monica is an excellent tutor whom I would recommend enthusiastically. She worked with my son on his high school application essays. She is a patient and creative teacher who helped my son articulate his thoughts clearly and confidently. He really enjoyed working with Monica, and he got into his first choice school.
- Donna F. from Dedham, MA
Monica is very knowledgeable in many areas. She shares her expertise in a supportive way. She works well with overwhelmed teenagers as they prepare for college entrance exams and the application process. Excellent tutor.
- J. W. from Atlanta, GA
We had excellent communication and advise regarding collge admission essays. Monica was truely competnent and in accordance with our wishes that the essays should reflect the students Work. Thank you very much Monica.
- Jonas K. from Cambridge, MA
My daughter worked with Monica for a few months and was very pleased with her approach, focus, and flexibility. Good strategy tools, and overall great experience. I would highly recommend her.
- Ellen G. from Winchester, MA
Monica was able to immediately alleviate my daughter's anxiety and frustration with writing and organizing her junior thesis! She helped steer her to wonderful research sources as well help to organize her project outline! She was very positive and was a terrrific help through this overwhelming endeavor for my daughter !
- MaryFran M. from Auburndale, MA
Monica did a great job sizing up my son's strengths and weaknesses and building his confidence. She was very good at determining the best way to motivate him - balancing challenging him and building his confidence. She developed a very good rapport with him very quickly. His SAT scores improved almost 200 points from his PSAT scores.
- Judy H. from Auburndale, MA
Monica is making a big difference in helping my daughter understand the mechanics and analysis required to write a good paper.
- Kelly R. from Lincoln, MA
We decided at the last minute to pursue the ISEE-We were lucky to find Monica. She was flexible, available, responsive. She jumped right in with clear experience and expertise- She made our child feel comfortable and engaged immediately. Monica is mature and understanding and has a warm, supportive style.She was able to quickly figure out an intensive but non-threatening plan focused on consolidating knowledge, building confidence and developing a logical approach and effective strategy to studying for an intensive test at the eleventh hour.
- Suzanna Z. from Brookline, MA
Monica did a great job helping my daughter prepare for the SSAT. She taught her some very useful strategies and how to break down problems. Monica went the extra mile to also send additional material for my daughter to study outside of the tutoring hours. This extra effort was really appreciated.
- Jon D. from Newton Upper Falls, MA
Monica helped my son for his ACT writing. She was very flexible with her time and very through with her reviews. In just a few sessions she was able to help him improve his style and clearly understand what to focus on
- R K. from Lexington, MA
My son's first session with Monica went very well. He commented that he really liked her style of teaching because it was different than anything he had experienced before.
- Katie B. from Medway, MA
With Monica, I am working on GRE writing + my personal statement for grad school admissions. She is very helpful, efficient and always to the point. She gives great suggestions and knows exactly what the student needs. You will feel fortunate to have her as a tutor, since she wouldn't waste a minute during session. If you are looking for an experience and highly professional writing tutor, I recommend Monica.
- Erin K. from Watertown, MA
Our son had his initial session and it went well. We like being involved in the tutoring process and Monica seemed understanding about that.
- Jill B. from Sharon, MA
Monica provided SAT and ACT tutoring for my daughter and was very helpful. She has strong interpersonal skills and is capable and knowledgeable in all areas of the exams, including approaches to the essay/writing portion. Monica often provided extra, helpful articles about test-taking approaches, and was available for questions outside of formal tutoring sessions also. Monica was skilled at identifying which areas the tutoring needed to focus on by reviewing completed problems in detail in advance of tutoring sessions. My daughter's scores improved after tutoring with Monica; in one section, over 100 points!
- Lynn O. from Bedford, MA
Monica tutored my son for the SAT. She worked hard to help him cover a lot of material for the math component. We are very pleased that, with her help, he brought his score up substantially!
- Karen S. from Needham Heights, MA
Monica assisted my daughter in the beginning months of AP History. She was a patient and dedicated tutor flexible to tailoring her tutoring to my daughter's specific needs. While the AP US History course is changing, Monica worked hard to become familiar with the recent revisions. Overall Monica was a solid tutor who could be helpful to a variety of students, middle and high school levels for history tutoring.
- Susan S. from Boston, MA
Although I only got to do a few sessions with Monica before I went on summer vacation, those few sessions were enough to show Monica's caliber, patience, and kindness. In only three meetings I could feel a difference and see an improvement in my critical reading performance. Monica helped me with not only the actual passage based multiple choice questions but also the vocabulary questions -- which in retrospect makes perfect sense since she is a walking dictionary! Monica was super down to earth and patient. I know that when I get back from vacation I will definitely be seeing her again!
- Ilve B. from Milton, MA
Monica worked with our daughter on ACT math, she did a nice job and was very good to work with as far as scheduling and choosing a location that worked well for us. I would highly recommend Monica!
- Leslie S. from Wellesley Hills, MA
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