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Aug 18 2015

Dear Parents: I can offer your child the highest quality 
professional tutoring, to develop critical reading 
and writing skills, prep for the SAT test, or revise
college essays. I have tutored E.Bay high school students 
for 10 yrs, after a career as a college English professor 
and h.s English teacher. I have my PhD in English, my 
M.A.T. in English Education (Cal certified), and have 
published extensively on both literature and teaching.
   My students consistently raise their English grades and 
SAT scores (sometimes as high as 250-300 points). I work on 
all English skills--critical reading, essay writing, and 
grammar/usage/vocabulary skills. I offer rigorous, kid-
friendly test preparation, with more expertise and 
individual attention than others can offer. Many references 
available from families I have worked with. Reasonable 
rates. 

Jeffrey Segall
      
Jeffrey Segall jasegall[at]yahoo.com 510.206.8847
Jeffrey Segall jasegall[at]yahoo.com 5102068847

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Aug 10 2015

Take the anxiety out of reading and writing!  

I am a reading and writing tutor with more than twenty 
years of experience helping children of all ages learn to 
read and write and to improve their facility and 
comprehension. I take a very gentle, calm approach, and my 
priority is to establish a life long love of reading and 
writing. 

I have special experience with children who have two 
languages. 

I have many success stories and can provide excellent 
references.

Please contact me to see if I am a good match for your 
child.
Ilyse Gordis 510.524.4318
Ilyse Gordis ibgordis[at]yahoo.com 

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Aug 09 2015

Hello, parents of young children! Is your preschooler, Kindergartener or first 
grader struggling with handwriting and cutting? Have you ever wondered if 
he/she would benefit from occupational therapy but didn't want to be stuck 
with exorbitant hourly OT fees? Handwriting Without Tears is a multi-
sensory, developmentally appropriate program that reinforces fine motor 
skills while systematically reviewing letter and number concepts. Currently, 
I am filling up weekendss with one-on-one sessions that will be held in your 
home or the library. Let me, a working state preschool teacher , help your 
child build the skills needed for success on Kindergarten and beyond. I am 
offering a special for the month of August and September: FREE one hour 
initial orientation and assessment session. Please email me with any 
questions you may have. Please include something in your inquiry about a 
fact that only an east bay resident would know. Thank you for reading!
Joan L. Vipchildcare[at]icloud.com 

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Jul 28 2015

In-Home Reading And Writing Tutor For Grades Pre-k through 8th

From early literacy students learning the alphabet to middle schoolers 
struggling with essays, I've been helping kids foster an intrinsic 
motivation and love of letters for nearly 8 years. I'm a student-centered 
tutor. I love to get to know the kids I work with and unlock the topics 
they're most passionate about. There's nothing I enjoy more than helping 
kids become self-motivated, life-long learners! 

I have a Master's in Elementary Education (2012) and have been a 
private tutor for 8 years. I live in Oakland and commute to students' 
homes throughout the Bay Area. Please email me or visit my website, 
www.futuristictutor.com, to learn more about me and all of the other 
academic and musical subjects I tutor. 

Thanks,
Alexi Erenkov alexierenkov[at]gmail.com 

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Jul 14 2015

My name is Avery, I would love to be in touch with you. I 
graduated from UC Berkeley with honors May 2014. During 
the spring semester, I had the privilege of working with 
students in college writing at the UC Berkeley Student 
Learning Center. I met with five students on a weekly 
basis and worked at the drop-in writing center. I 
received wonderful weekly training and feedback from my 
students and from my supervisor on attentive, layered, 
and useful sessions. I am also a trained peer tutor 
through the Mills College Center for Academic Excellence. 
This past academic school year, I have tutored reading 
and writing with three middle school students and one 
high school student. Our relationalities are so 
meaningful to me. Now, I am reading, writing, 
volunteering for the Anti Eviction Mapping Project, 
Narratives of Displacement Oral History Project and 
applying for English MFA. Looking forward to speaking 
soon!
Avery ashleymarguerite[at]gmail.com 5107543654

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Jul 06 2015

Does your middle or high school student have trouble 
writing and reading critically? 

Do you have a creative kid who would love to write poetry 
or stories or even a novel?

Does your high school senior need to get start on college 
application essays?

I can help! 

I hold a B.A. and an M.A. in English Literature from UC 
Berkeley.  I am a novelist, a poet, and the author of 
published scholarly work. Most importantly for you, I am 
an energetic, focused, and playful tutor who loves my 
job. I have experience with all kinds of students, 
including students with ADD/ADHD and/or learning 
disabilities, those for whom English is a second 
language, and first-rate students facing blocks or 
challenges. 

I?m booking summer appointments now. Call or email me for 
more information or check out my web site at 
www.tutorclara.com.  
Clara Sneed tutorclara[at]gmail.com 5107344342

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Jul 06 2015

I am a warm, engaging, reliable tutor who specializes in reading and writing 
and has over 14 years of experience. I got my bachelor's degree at Princeton 
University and my master's in English and Creative Writing at Mills College. 

I can help with:
-college admissions essays
-middle and high school English and History essays
-personal statements 
-reading comprehension.

I meet with most clients online, so you don't have to add travel time to your 
growing list of things to do. I am also available to meet in person with select 
clients in Solano, Contra Costa, or Napa County. I offer several flexible 
tutoring packages. You can purchase one session with me to work on one 
essay or book me for a whole semester. 

I am currently accepting clients for the upcoming school year. For more 
information, see my website: http://www.jasmineevanscoach.com

To join my mailing list or request an appointment, feel free to email me at 
jasminekevans[at]gmail.com.
Jasmine Evans jasminekevans[at]gmail.com 7077319335

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Jul 06 2015

Hi,
I am a 2nd grade Oakland teacher who has been teaching for 5
years. I have a Master's Degree in Literacy from LMU which
focused on identifing reading challenges and supporting
struggling readers in fun and creative ways. If you have a
struggling reader at home in Kindergarten through Fourth
grade or are worried about summer slide, please contact me.
I can assess your child's phonic skills and figure out what
grade level they are reading at to help them grow and
succeed! I charge $50 an hour. During that time I will
tailor instruction to meet your child's needs. Some of the
things we might work on include spelling, fluency,
comprehension, and more! Please email if you have any
further questions.
Kaycee Thayer kayceepaller[at]gmail.com 

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Jun 10 2015

I'm a college instructor who holds two master's degrees and has over 
15 years' experience teaching and tutoring elementary through 
college-level students. I can help with language arts, to critical 
analysis, to grammar and mechanics, to college essay drafting. 
References available!
Megan Reed reedmegan[at]gmail.com 

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Jun 09 2015

My name is Gabriella Taylor, and I am a rising sophomore studying US 
History at Princeton University. Although history is my main area of interest, I 
have always loved english as well, especially writing. I have a lot of 
experience peer editing and workshopping essays, and know that I could be  
helpful to someone learning how to better structure and develop an essay 
argument.  I could also be helpful to a younger student working on basic 
reading and writing skills. I have a lot of experience working with elementary 
school students (I tutored first-graders while in high school). 
Please email me if interested, or if you have any questions. Thanks! 
Gabriella Taylor  gat2[at]princeton.edu  

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May 31 2015

I am a career educator who has taught Literature and Writing to 6th-12th 
graders in public, private and charter schools for over a decade. I have a BA 
from Pomona College and a Masters in Education from Claremont Graduate 
University.  I am available on weekends and weekday evenings to offer 
tutoring support in reading, writing, SAT Critical Reading and SAT writing, and 
AP English Literature. I live in Oakland, and tutor throughout the East Bay both 
in-person and online, via Skype.

For more information, take a look at my website:
osborneenglishtutoring.weebly.com 

My rates are reasonable, and I am reliable and highly effective. I hope to be 
able to be of use!
Joy Delizo-Osborne osborneenglishtutoring[at]gmail.com 

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May 28 2015

K-5   EDUCATIONAL THERAPY AND TUTORING SERVICES
Master?s degree in Special Education with a Certificate 
in Educational Therapy

Experienced, kind, patient, and effective teaching style 
that uses humor and positive reinforcement to create a 
comfortable learning environment

Utilizing evidence-based methods that support and guide 
your child towards success, confidence, and independence 
in learning

Common Core:
READING-phonemic awareness, phonics (using the Linda 
Mood-Bell method), reading fluency, and comprehension
WRITING- generating/organizing ideas, grammar, spelling, 
and penmanship
MATH ? K - 4 

ACADEMIC ORGANIZATION- focus, test taking, study skills, 
and note-taking
ATTENTION- focus, self-monitoring, and self-regulation

Centrally located in Berkeley
Rate: $65.00 per hour
Excellent references 

Full Potential Educational Services
Contact Margaret at:
(415) 786-3879
fpes.unlimited@gmail.com
        
Margaret fpes.unlimited[at]gmail.com (415) 786-3879

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May 19 2015

Lorraine Lyman, MS, MA, is a dedicated college-admissions 
writing coach whose achievements inform how she empowers 
students!

Assistance is available for the following:

-cultivating ideas, including a student?s unique story
-editing primary essays and supplemental essays
-preparing short-answer questions and activities-lists
-reviewing details of the CommonApp, UC, and CSU apps...
-finalizing scholarship applications

Lorraine?s clients have been accepted at universities 
such as Harvard, Yale, Northwestern, Wellesley, Carnegie 
Mellon, Georgia Tech, Harvey Mudd, USC, Willamette, Puget 
Sound, Washington, Michigan, UOP, UCs and CSUs. Students 
have chosen a variety of majors from engineering to 
communications, science, business, and English.  

In-person Rates: Summer 2015 Special: $100/hr; Fall 2015 
Early Bird Special: $120/hr; Regular Rate: $140/hr; 
Internet Only Special: $70/hour 
(two-hour session minimum)
Lorraine Lyman, MS, MA Lorraine[at]SavvyU360.com (510) 768-7922

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May 17 2015

English prof will teach your student to write better expository essays, persuasive 
arguments, essays on lit.  Deep experience as a college teacher (including UC 
Berkeley), private tutor, writing coach. I have tutored students 7th grade through 
college, including Berkeley High, College Prep, Piedmont High and Middle School, 
Head Royce etc,  I am patient, kind, resourceful.  Excellent recommendations 
from students, parents, teachers.
Bruce Bennett profbrucefbennett[at]comcast.net 5103398783

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Apr 24 2015

Help your child get ahead this summer! 

I'm an expert, professionally trained tutor with 15 years of experience who 
can help your child feel more confident, comfortable, and successful 
academically.

I create a program tailored to your child that will improve their school 
experience and their self-worth. I help children move through resistance and 
fear to identify their strengths so they can become successful, motivated 
students who excel in school and in life. I specialize in working with children 
who are especially sensitive, and often include mindfulness and meditation 
techniques in my sessions. 

I offer academic tutoring for children and teens, and my areas of expertise are 
with writing, reading, and English. I also offer SAT prep in the reading, 
grammar, sentence completion, and writing sections. Many excellent 
references!

http://www.katrinadreamer.com
Katrina katrina[at]katrinadreamer.com 510-761-8047

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Apr 14 2015

K-5   EDUCATIONAL THERAPY AND TUTORING SERVICES

Master?s degree in Special Education with a Certificate in 
Educational Therapy

Experienced, kind, patient, and effective teaching style 
that uses humor and positive reinforcement to create a 
comfortable learning environment

Utilizing evidence-based methods that support and guide 
your child towards success, confidence, and independence in 
learning

Common Core:

READING-phonemic awareness, phonics (using the Linda Mood-
Bell method), reading fluency, and comprehension

WRITING- generating/organizing ideas, grammar, spelling, 
and penmanship

MATH ? K - 4 

ACADEMIC ORGANIZATION- focus, test taking, study skills, 
and note-taking

ATTENTION- focus, self-monitoring, and self-regulation

Centrally located in Berkeley

Rate: $65.00 per hour

Excellent references 

Full Potential Educational Services

Contact Margaret at:

(415) 786-3879

fpes.unlimited@gmail.com

        
Margaret fpes.unlimited[at]gmail.com 

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Apr 09 2015

Hello there,

I'm a (female) writer and published scholar living in
Berkeley. I have extensive experience working with children
and young adults, and am qualified to teach college-level US
History. I currently tutor middle and high school students
for English, Creative Writing, Reading Comprehension, and
SAT test preparation. 

A little more about me:

--I graduated Phi Beta Kappa from UC Berkeley
--I obtained an M.A. in US History from UC Santa Cruz
--I've been published several times in academic journals
related to history, public health, social work, and gender
--I've tutored/advocated for college students with learning
differences, led elementary school reading comprehension
programs, and taught yoga to middle school students

I'm confident that I can assist students of all ages and
abilities in reaching their educational goals. I charge
$25/hr for 2+ hours, $30 for a single hour. 

Thanks for reading! 
Niki Severson tutortopia510[at]gmail.com 

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Mar 30 2015

I'm a speech-language pathologist and have recently been trained in 
the Reading with TLC approach to teaching phonics and phonemic 
awareness. I'm also a former special ed teacher at the high school 
level and have taught ESL to grade school kids.

I'd love to implement the Reading with TLC program this summer with 
kids who are struggling to understand phonics and decoding. It's 
designed for those ''emergency'' cases rather than kids who don't read 
fluently yet, for example. If you're interested, please get in touch! 
Meg megfrosty[at]gmail.com 718-612-2318

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Mar 25 2015

K-5   EDUCATIONAL THERAPY AND TUTORING SERVICES

Master?s degree in Special Education with a Certificate in 
Educational Therapy

Experienced, kind, patient, and effective teaching style 
that uses humor and positive reinforcement to create a 
comfortable learning environment

Utilizing evidence-based methods that support and guide 
your child towards success, confidence, and independence in 
learning

Common Core:

READING-phonemic awareness, phonics (using the Linda Mood-
Bell method), reading fluency, and comprehension

WRITING- generating/organizing ideas, grammar, spelling, 
and penmanship

MATH ? K - 4 

ACADEMIC ORGANIZATION- focus, test taking, study skills, 
and note-taking

ATTENTION- focus, self-monitoring, and self-regulation

Centrally located in Berkeley

Rate: $65.00 per hour

Excellent references 

Full Potential Educational Services

Contact Margaret at:

(415) 786-3879

fpes.unlimited@gmail.com

        
Margaret Connell fpes.unlimited[at]gmail.com 

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Mar 23 2015

I'm a writing tutor with substantial experience teaching 
middle, high-school and college students. I earned an 
English BA from Oberlin (3.9 major GPA) and will be 
starting on a PhD in English next year. I've worked for 
education non-profits such as Making Waves, Aim High, and 
826 Valencia. Areas of teaching expertise include: 
writing for English and other disciplines, composing 
admissions and application essays, and developing reading 
skills. I also tutor the AP Lit, AP Lang/Comp, and SAT 
Lit subject tests, as well as the SAT Critical Reading 
and Writing sections.
I've worked with students from diverse communities and I 
customize students' sessions depending on their 
educational backgrounds. I'm a supportive tutor but I 
encourage students to do all of the thinking themselves. 
I can meet throughout the East Bay or San Francisco. I 
charge competitive rates and offer a sliding scale based 
on financial need. Resume and references available.
Anna Zeemont azeemont[at]gmail.com 

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Mar 19 2015

Hello!

My name is Avery and I would love to be in touch with
you. I gradated from
UC Berkeley with honors this spring and from the 
Institute
for Civic Leadership at Mills College in 2011. During the 
spring semester, I had the privilege of working with students 
in college 
writing at the UC Berkeley Student Learning Center. I met 
with five students on a weekly basis and worked 
occasionally 
at the drop in writing center. I received wonderful 
weekly 
training and excellent feedback from my students and from 
my 
supervisor on attentive and useful
tutoring sessions. I am also a trained peer tutor 
through 
the Mills College Center for Academic Excellence. At the moment 
I am 
reading, writing, volunteering for the Anti Eviction Mapping 
Project and applying for graduate school. Looking forward to 
speaking soon!
Avery
Avery ashleymarguerite[at]gmail.com 510 754 3654

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Mar 17 2015

I hold two degrees from the Ivy League in English. I am an
experienced teacher who has taught at every level, from
elementary to graduate level. I have written two novels,
both in fiction. Above all, I am a motivated instructor who
loves to see my students grow increasingly confident in
their abilities. I work weekdays, weekends, holidays. My
rates are reasonable and fair. Please feel free to contact
me at your earliest convenience. Thank you.    
Nick 254nrbi[at]gmail.com 

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Mar 11 2015

I want to also highly recommend Ilyse Gordis for reading 
tutoring.  She has been tutoring my son who is a 3rd grader. 
She is very good at keeping him engaged.  We started with 
her a few years ago, but then found out my son had vision 
issues.  We took a break from tutoring to do vision therapy, 
and now he is back with Ilyse.  She has a sparkle that is 
difficult to describe.  She engages every child where they 
are at in a way that gives them their dignity back.  And my 
son's reading is improving!  Ilyse Gordis is in Berkeley and 
can be reached at:  Ilyse@inklingbookclub.com  -Teresa in 
Oakland 
Teresa Currivan tree_currivan[at]yahoo.com 

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Mar 09 2015

Hello, 

I am a private reading and writing tutor in Berkeley. I primarily work 
with high school and college students on reading comprehension, 
writing skills and general study help for all subjects. I have an English 
degree from an elite university, where I graduated with honors. My rate 
is $20 per hour. 
Kay writingtutor774[at]gmail.com 

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Mar 04 2015

Hello Parents, 
I am an Oakland public school teacher with eight years of
experience teaching and tutoring in the Bay Area. I attended
Harvard for my BA and Mills for my MA. At my school site, I
create most of my own curriculum and have had particular
success with teaching active reading strategies and essay
and paragraph structure. 
Currently, I teach 9th grade English, and while I can tutor
6th-12th grade, I especially enjoy working with rising 9th
graders. If your child is getting ready to enter high
school, I can help prepare them for the transition. 

If your child struggles with reading or writing (or just
needs a little boost) I'm sure my patience, creative
curriculum, and proven strategies can help!
 
I am located in Oakland but can travel to nearby cities. 
References available upon request. Rate is $50 per hour. 
Sonja Totten-Harris 
sonja.tottenharris[at]gmail.com 
Sonja Totten-Harris sonja.tottenharris[at]gmail.com 6179708001

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Mar 01 2015

Dear Families,
I am a private tutor with an extensive background in early literacy intervention 
and education. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Child Development, and a Master's 
Degree in Education, and over 10 years experience working in the classroom 
and other educational settings. I also work as the director of a youth library, 
and have a personal passion for children's literature. My rate is $55/hour for 
private tutoring services. I specialize in helping children of all ages (Elementary 
through High School) with writing, reading comprehension, study skills, and 
general homework assistance. My approach is gentle and co-creative with the 
student. I'd be happy to meet and discuss a plan for your child. We can arrange 
sessions for your child at home, or wherever is convenient for you.
Thank you, and I look forward to hearing from you!
Shari Leskowitz greenie27[at]hotmail.com 

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Feb 24 2015

Take the anxiety out of reading.  I am a reading tutor with 
more than twenty years of experience helping children learn 
to read or improving their reading facility and 
comprehension.  I take a very gentle, calm approach, and my 
priority is to establish a life long love of reading. 

I have special experience with children who have two 
languages. 

I have many success stories and can provide excellent 
references.

Please contact me to see if I am a good match for your 
child.
Ilyse Gordis ibgordis[at]yahoo.com 510.524.4318

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Feb 21 2015

I have a Ph. D. in English literature and am currently 
enrolled in the ESL certificate program at UC Berkeley 
Extension.  I have 20 years of teaching experience, 
mostly at the college level.  For the past five years, I 
have also been a grader for the English Literature AP 
exam.

I'm an extremely experienced, patient, and focused 
teacher, but I'm also fun.  Most students like me.

I am available to help with any of the following: 
reading, writing, and composition in any capacity; 
college or grad school entrance essays; job application 
letters; ESL; and test preparation for the AP English 
tests.

I am located in Berkeley and am willing to travel to 
nearby areas.
Jacqueline Stuhmiller jastuhmiller[at]att.net 
Jacqueline Stuhmiller jastuhmiller[at]att.net 

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Feb 13 2015

I am a former high school English teacher/Administrator hoping to  
tutor English/Composition. My classroom experience includes 
teaching literary analysis, writing and public speaking to students from 
9th grade through 12th. Teaching is my passion, and my enthusiasm 
for learning transfers to my students. I love the ''I get it'' look on a 
student's face. My goal is to build the confidence that allows students 
to succeed on their own.   
Joan Tyhurst tyhurstjoan[at]yahoo.com 

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Feb 12 2015

Hey there! My name is Nick and I'm a double major in English Literature and 
Economics at Cal. I graduated high school in 2011 with a weighted GPA of 
4.51 and an unweighted GPA of 3.91. I excel in all sorts of subjects, especially 
mathematics, English, and American history. I'm also a highly qualified SAT 
tutor. I'm very up-to-date with the test, as I only took it two years ago. My 
score breakdown is as follows: 790 in Critical Reading, 780 in Math, 710 in 
Writing, 2280 Composite. I've been tutoring elementary, junior high, and high 
school kids for five years now, and even after all that time, I'm hard-pressed 
to call it a job. Being a student myself, I know what makes kids tick. Whether 
it's through humor, sports, or what have you, I can find ways to connect to 
kids. And once I earn their trust, getting them interested in learning is 
nothing more than a cakewalk. If you're interested, I am too. Contact me!
Nick Bacarella nickbacarella[at]berkeley.edu 7325465841

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Feb 07 2015

I thoroughly enjoy teenagers, perhaps because I've never raised one, and I'm 
very good at teaching them to write and/or to think intelligently about the 
humanities. (When I taught writing and literature at UC Berkeley, I won ever 
award available to instructors and lecturers.) If your tween, teen or undergrad 
needs this sort of help, please don't hesitate to be in touch. I work with 
students locally and by Skype. You are welcome to visit my website: 
http://www.writemakesmightinstruction.com 

BTW, I'm also a creative writing coach.  Some very gifted and successful 
writers have called me the BEST reader of their work. Well, only one did that 
but still! If you'd like a second set of eyes on your work, I'd be delighted to 
lend mine.  
Lael Gold, PhD laelgold[at]gmail.com 510-883-9932

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Feb 05 2015

Hi Berkeley Parents Network,

My name is Geoffrey Lee, I recently graduated magna cum 
laude from Harvard University with a major in math and a 
minor in English and was awarded the John Harvard 
Scholarship in 2012 for being in the top 5% of my class. 
I have experience teaching as I worked as a course 
assistant in the while I was at Harvard; I taught weekly 
sections, helped students with homework and wrote exam 
reviews. I am an easygoing and patient person who tends 
to get along well with others and I'm excited to share my 
love for learning.

My rates are $65/hour and I am willing to tutor English 
at all levels. I will focus on helping students develop 
close reading skills and learn how to write strong 
convincing theses. If you are interested, please contact 
me at glee14[at]post.harvard.edu

I am willing to provide references upon request. 
Geoffrey Lee glee14[at]post.harvard.edu 

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Jan 28 2015

Writer coach and editor with years of I-Search experience 
at Albany Middle School. 

Could your eighth-grader use a hand with the I-Search? 
AMS teachers contact me if a student needs support with 
this long project. I've worked successfully with students 
of all skill levels--basic, reluctant, proficient 
(disorganized, perfectionist, procrastinating, 
underestimating, overwhelmed, still-not-engaged...). I am 
also bilingual (English/German) and understand the many, 
often awkward or frustrating challenges that ELL students 
face. 

The hurdles and setbacks of any writing process can be 
worked through together, as a team. Please contact me to 
talk if you think I might be able to help. 
Kristen Kapfer dachlerkapfer[at]yahoo.com 

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Jan 27 2015

Dear BPN parents,

Want your child to achieve the next level of educational 
expertise?  I specialize in helping students at all 
stages of their educational paths.  A professionally 
trained educator with a Ph.d. from UC Berkeley, I offer 
exceptional support for students who need help in 
developing their analytical reading and writing skills.

Please contact me to discuss your child's situation: 925 
947-1629.

Thank you,

Dr. Julie Hemker
Dr. Julie Hemker julie.hemker[at]att.net 925 947-1629

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Jan 21 2015

My name is Natalie Jones, and I am a freelance journalist (working in radio and 
print) with a masters in journalism from UC Berkeley, and experience teaching 
and tutoring writing at a range of ages. While in graduate school I worked as a 
teaching assistant for media and environmental courses, and worked with several 
college students individually on their writing skills. I also tutored for several 
years in my undergraduate college?s writing center, and have experience working 
with younger children as well.

My writing tutoring philosophy revolves around empowering students to learn 
how to make their own revisions, based on constructive criticism and 
suggestions, rather than editing for them. My focus is on process and analysis. 

My schedule is flexible, I?m in the area long-term, and am interested in working 
with all types of students. Please feel free to view my resume and work on my 
portfolio website, nataliefjones.com. 
Natalie Jones natfjones[at]gmail.com 2023603795

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Jan 20 2015

Does your student need encouragement developing a love for reading? Do you 
feel that he or she could use some help learning how to write academic 
assignments such as essays and reports? An experienced, fun and compassionate 
college instructor is eager to help!

I am a college English reading and writing instructor (20 years and counting) who 
specializes in facilitating students' enthusiasm for reading by teaching practical, 
easy strategies to improve reading skills. I also teach students how to develop 
their great ideas into excellent academic writing. 

Tutoring spots are still available in East Bay on Monday and Wednesday 
afternoons and evenings. $75/hour. Email to posted address and please provide 
phone number, and I will get right back to you! 
I look forward to helping your student!
Joellen Hiltbrand anibri13[at]gmail.com 

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Jan 20 2015

My specialty is teaching students to become independent
readers and spellers. Using the Susan Barton Program which
presents systematic, direct instruction in phonemic
awareness, phonics, reading fluency, vocabulary and
spelling, my students become successful readers. Having
taught for thirty years in public and private schools,
having been credentialed in California, Massachusetts and
New York States, I am knowledgeable and well-organized. In
addition, the parents of the students I have tutored the
past eight years have found me to be kind and patient with
their children. Tutoring is done in the homes of my students.
Sharon Lawless, Ed.D.
www.sharonlawless.com
slawless18@gmail.com 
Sharon Lawless slawless18[at]gmail.com 

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Jan 11 2015

I excel working with elementary and middle school children
and youth. I can help with remedial tutoring and advance a
gifted student who needs a challenge. My work will improve
writing technique, expand and enhance reading comprehension,
explore and increase vocabulary development, and inspire
literary creativity. 

I GET TANGIBLE RESULTS. I am warm, friendly and focused. I
can provide references.

I can also coach students taking the ISEE exam.

ABOUT ME:
I am a seasoned literary specialist, I have been the
Executive Director of a literary organization for fourteen
years. I write successful high level essays, proposals and
marketing materials every single day, and I read and
adjudicate three writing festivals every year.

My rates are very reasonable. I can provide references upon
request. 
Amy Mueller mueller.amy2010[at]gmail.com 415-572-9908

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Jan 08 2015

Are you dreaming of a more relaxed school year? I can help.

I'm an expert, professionally trained tutor with 15 years of experience who 
can help your child feel more confident, comfortable, and successful 
academically.

With my unique mix of skills and experience, I create a program tailored to 
your child that will improve their school experience and their self-worth.
I help children move through resistance and fear to identify their strengths so 
they can become successful, motivated students who excel in school and in 
life.

I offer academic tutoring for children and teens, and my areas of expertise are 
with writing, reading, and English. I also offer SAT prep in the reading, 
grammar, sentence completion, and writing sections.

http://www.katrinadreamertutoring.com
Katrina Martin, MA katrina[at]katrinadreamer.com 510-761-8047

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Jan 08 2015

Hello! I am a certified preschool teacher trained in the multi-sensory, 
developmentally appropriate pre-reading/writing program called Handwriting 
Without Tears (info@hwtears.com). HWT was developed by an occupational 
therapist to help make learning fine motor skills fun. Does your young child need 
some individualized support with his/her pencil grip, letter formation/name 
writing? Is learning numbers, letters, colors and shapes becoming a challenge? 
Please give me a call or email for a FREE hour long consultation and evaluation! I 
can come to your home or meet at the library of your choice. $30/hour. Thanks 
for reading! 
Joan L. vipchildcare[at]icloud.com

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Dec 19 2014

My name is Renee Zarlow; I have a Multi-subject teaching credential K-12, a 
Master's in Education, and a certificate in educational therapy.  I am an 
educational therapist and bring more than 40 years to child development 
experience to teaching and learning.  I specialize in working with children who 
have learning difficulties in reading and language arts.  Specifically, I utilize 
the Slingerland multi-sensory method, which incorporates auditory, visual 
and kinesthetic modalities in a one-on-one setting to improve skills in 
reading, writing, spelling and oral expression. 
I am currently available to take clients in Alameda and Contra Costa counties.  
I will be happy to come to your home or school to work with your child.
Sliding scale available.
Thank you,
Renee Zarlow
Renee Zarlow razarlow1[at]gmail.com 5108416836

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Dec 02 2014

Professional Tutoring, Coaching - Writing, Study Skills, & More!

I am a CA credentialed English teacher with 5+ years'
classroom experience. I work with students with learning
disabilities and across all achievement levels.

I offer:
* Focused single-subject tutoring
* Creative lesson planning - interesting & targeted
* A holistic, empathetic approach: builds on students'
strengths to develop confidence, investment, and
self-advocacy starting where s/he is today

Subjects include:

* Motivation!
* Study & organizational skills
* Test Prep: SAT, ACT, CAHSEE, AP English
* English: reading comp, writing intensives - middle to
undergrad
* Social Sci.: U.S./World History, Econ
* Mathematics: Algebra ? Pre-Calc
* French
* Note-taking, vocab, text analysis
* Social skills/communication
* Grammar/proofreading
* College essays, pre-professional coaching

Weekday evenings/afternoon (flexible depending on location).
Weekends are possible; contact me for details.
Sara Taylor listenintobeing[at]gmail.com 

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Nov 16 2014

Hello!

My name is Avery and I would love to be in touch with
you. I gradated from
UC Berkeley with honors this spring and from the 
Institute
for Civic Leadership at Mills College in 2011. During the 
spring semester, I loved tutoring students in college 
writing at the UC Berkeley Student Learning Center. I met 
with five students on a weekly basis and worked 
occasionally 
at the drop in writing center. I received wonderful 
weekly 
training and excellent feedback from my students and from 
my 
supervisor on my attentive, stimulating and challenging 
tutoring practices. I am also a trained peer tutor 
through 
the Mills College Center for Academic Excellence. I am 
now doing private tutoring with two 6th grade students, a 
high school student and giving feedback on essays for a 
college student remotely. 
I have also done participatory journalism. Now I am 
reading, volunteering for the Anti Eviction Mapping 
Project and applying for English MFA. Speak soon!
Avery aheine[at]berkeley.edu 

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Nov 10 2014

I am a private tutor with an extensive background in early literacy intervention 
and education. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Child Development, and a 
Master's Degree in Education, and over 10 years experience working in the 
classroom and other educational settings. I also work as the director of a 
youth library, and have a personal passion for children's literature. I am 
currently offering a sliding scale for my private tutoring services, $45-$55/hr, 
and have many open slots as the school year gets underway. I specialize in 
helping children of all ages (Elementary through High School) with writing, 
reading comprehension, study skills, and general homework assistance. My 
approach is gentle and co-creative with the student. I'd be happy to meet and 
discuss a plan for your child. I live in Elmwood/Rockridge, but can travel to 
any part of the Bay Area. 
Shar Leskowitz greenie27[at]hotmail.com 

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Nov 09 2014

High school student available for tutoring after school, to help your child with his 
or her reading and writing skills. My rate is 10 dollars an hour. 
Clarissa Parini clarissa.parini[at]gmail.com (510) 210 7099

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Nov 02 2014

I am a Certified Barton Reading and Spelling tutor who 
recently went into private practice. I previously worked in 
an Orinda Elementary school as the reading tutor using the 
Barton method.  I have a certificate in Special Education 
Paraeducation. I work out of my home in Lafayette. 
Kathleen Ann Smith ksmith8484[at]comcast.net 

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Oct 29 2014

I have worked as an educator for six years, with experience
in inquiry-based design-thinking curriculum and alternative
teaching models. I combine a background in environmental
education with rigorous academic experience in a range of
subjects and age groups. I have studied and taught
everything from poetry, to forest ecology, to nonviolent
communication. I love to work with students across a wide
range of learning styles, as we collaborate to create
practices that are most engaging for the individual student.
I focus on taking time to develop a robust and enjoyable
learning relationship. I support students as they build a
strong relationship with self-directed study and with their
own curiosities and capacities. We create passion for
learning and content that improves performance. I work
across a range of subjects and projects, adding in support
for study skills.

I am new to Berkeley. Please feel free to contact me with
questions and opportunities.
Rachel rachel.nextworld[at]gmail.com 

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Oct 25 2014

Hey there! My name is Nick and I'm a double major in English Literature and 
Economics at Cal. I graduated high school in 2011 with a weighted GPA of 
4.51 and an unweighted GPA of 3.91. I excel in all sorts of subjects, especially 
mathematics, English, and American history. I'm also a highly qualified SAT 
tutor. I'm very up-to-date with the test, as I only took it two years ago. My 
score breakdown is as follows: 790 in Critical Reading, 780 in Math, 710 in 
Writing, 2280 Composite. I've been tutoring elementary, junior high, and high 
school kids for five years now, and even after all that time, I?m hard-pressed 
to call it a ?job.? Being a student myself, I know what makes kids tick. Whether 
it's through humor, sports, or what have you, I can find ways to connect to 
kids. And once I earn their trust, getting them interested in learning is 
nothing more than a cakewalk. If you're interested, I am too. Contact me!
Nick Bacarella nickbacarella[at]berkeley.edu 7325465841

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Oct 21 2014

I teach/tutor K-4 and specialize in Reading, Writing and Math.  I am a 
Credentialed teacher (CA Multiple Subjects) and am trained in Orton-Gillingham 
Reading instruction.  I taught Kindergarten at Windrush School for years and 4th 
grade at Marin Counry Day School.  Feel Free to read more about me via 
LinkedIn.   
Annie Zesiger annezesiger[at]gmail.com 415-847-4793

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Oct 20 2014

Dear Families,
I am a private tutor with an extensive background in early literacy intervention 
and education. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Child Development, and a 
Master's Degree in Education, and over 10 years experience working in the 
classroom and other educational settings. I also work as the director if a 
youth library, and have a personal passion for children's literature. I am 
currently offering a sliding scale for my private tutoring services, $45-$55/hr, 
and have many open slots as the school year gets underway. I specialize in 
helping children of all ages (Elementary through High School) with writing, 
reading comprehension, study skills, and general homework assistance. My 
approach is gentle and co-creative with the student. I'd be happy to meet and 
discuss a plan for your child. I live in Elmwood/Rockridge, but can travel to 
any part of the Bay Area. 
Looking forward to hearing from you!
Shari Leskowitz
510.872.2369
shari.leskowitz@gmail.com
Shari Leskowitz greenie27[at]hotmail.com 

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Oct 19 2014

Are you dreaming of a more relaxed school year? I can help.
I'm an expert, professionally trained tutor with 14 years of experience who 
can help your child feel more confident, comfortable, and successful 
academically.
With my unique mix of skills and experience, I create a program tailored to 
your child that will improve their school experience and their self-worth.
I help children move through resistance and fear to identify their strengths so 
they can become successful, motivated students who excel in school and in 
life.
I offer academic tutoring for children and teens, and my areas of expertise are 
with writing, reading, and English. I also offer SAT prep in the reading, 
grammar, sentence completion, and writing sections. 
http://www.katrinadreamertutoring.com
Katrina Martin, MA katrina[at]katrinadreamer.com 510-761-8047

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Oct 13 2014

Is your child struggling with his/her college personal statement? Let me help. I'm 
an award-winning journalist with years of writing, editing, & tutoring experience. 
I have a B.A. in Creative Writing from Johns Hopkins and an M.A. in Journalism 
from UC Berkeley, now working full-time as an investigative reporter. I've tutored 
kids in creative writing/personal statement development worldwide; from Buenos 
Aires to Baltimore. I also have 6+ years of experience working as a camp 
counselor. Why am I the right person to help? To start with, I know how to tell a 
good story. I had the honor of working on the award-winning Frontline 
documentary, Rape in the Fields, and my writing has been published in The 
Atlantic, The Nation, The New Republic, Salon.com, Ms. Magazine, 7x7 Magazine, 
etc. I know how to create compelling narratives backed by strong writing, and I 
can work with your child to develop a unique, insightful essay that will stand out 
to the admissions officers. 
Erica Hellerstein ericahellerstein[at]gmail.com 5108478151

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Oct 13 2014

Harvard and Northwestern educated writing tutor for high school and college 
students. Experience teaching in highly competitive and prestigious schools. 
Focused on helping students organize and create writing that is clear, insightful 
and memorable. Assists with assignments including college application essays, 
research papers, creative compositions and power point presentations.  
Connects with humor and empathy.
jake writeignite[at]gmail.com 

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Oct 10 2014

Dear Parents:

I am a professional educator with extensive experience 
teaching students writing and analytical skills 
throughout the UC system.  I provide your child with the 
reading and interpretative skills they need to be 
successful in today's competitive school environment.  I 
carefully assess each student's needs and tailor 
instruction accordingly.  Once a student's self 
confidence returns, their grades also go up.

Feel free to contact me at 925 947-1629 or at 
julie.hemker@att.net if you wish to discuss your child's 
needs.  I work in the Lamorinda area.  

Thank you,

Dr. Julie Hemker
Dr. Julie Hemker julie.hemker[at]att.net 925 947-1629

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Oct 07 2014

Dear Families,
I am a private tutor with an extensive background in early literacy intervention 
and education. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Child Development, and a 
Master's Degree in Education, and over 10 years experience working in the 
classroom and other educational settings. I also work as the director if a 
youth library, and have a personal passion for children's literature. I am 
currently offering a sliding scale for my private tutoring services, $45-$55/hr, 
and have many open slots as the school year gets underway. I specialize in 
helping children of all ages (Elementary through High School) with writing, 
reading comprehension, study skills, and general homework assistance. My 
approach is gentle and co-creative with the student. I'd be happy to meet and 
discuss a plan for your child. I live in Elmwood/Rockridge, but can travel to 
any part of the Bay Area. 
Looking forward to hearing from you! ~Shari
Shari Leskowitz greenie27[at]hotmail.com 510.872.2369

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Sep 12 2014

I am a Canadian trained teacher and former school 
psychologist.  Throughout my career, I have successfully 
tutored elementary and middle school students in the areas 
of literacy and numeracy.  I am a passionate and competent 
educator, live in Kensington and look forward to hearing 
from you.  
Kim Syer kimsyer[at]gmail.com 

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Sep 11 2014

My name is Renee Zarlow; I have a Multiple Subject Teaching credential K-12, 
a Master's degree in Education, and a certificate in Educational Therapy.  I  
bring more than 40 years of child development experience to teaching and 
learning.  I specialize in working with children who have learning difficulties in 
reading or language arts.  Specifically, I utilize the Slingerland multi-sensory 
method, which incorporates auditory, visual and kinesthetic modalities in a 
one-on-one setting to improve skills in reading, writing, spelling and oral 
expression.  I am currently available to take student's  in Alameda and Contra 
Costa Counties.  I am happy to go to the student's homes to work with them, 
a sliding scale is available.  I am also available to work at a school site as a 
Learning Specialist/Reading Specialist.  You can contact me by email or 
phone.
Thank you,
Renee Zarlow M.A.
Educational Therapist
Renee Zarlow razarlow1[at]gmail.com 5108416836

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Sep 05 2014

Are you dreaming of a more relaxed school year? I can help.
I?m an expert, professionally trained tutor with 14 years of experience who 
can help your child feel more confident, comfortable, and successful 
academically.
With my unique mix of skills and experience, I create a program tailored to 
your child that will improve their school experience and their self-worth.
I help children move through resistance and fear to identify their strengths so 
they can become successful, motivated students who excel in school and in 
life.
I offer academic tutoring for children and teens, and as a writer with nearly 20 
years of experience, my areas of expertise are with writing, reading, and 
English. I also offer SAT prep in the reading, grammar, sentence completion, 
and writing sections. 
Katrina Martin, MA katrina[at]katrinadreamer.com 510-761-8047

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Aug 25 2014

I recently graduated from a Berkeley M.A. program where I received a full-funded 
fellowship. Before attending Berkeley, I triple majored in Sociology, Spanish & 
Portuguese, and Latin American Studies, graduating summa cum laude. Over the 
course of these last six years, I have had the honor to work with students 
individually through one-on-one tutoring at the university tutoring center and as 
a graduate student instructor. I also have successfully helped friends and clients 
complete graduate, undergraduate, and professional school applications, getting 
into Harvard, UC Berkeley, UNC, and several others. Beyond these qualifications, I 
have learned five languages (going on my sixth), which has given me a keen 
understanding of syntax, grammar, and organization. Depending on the 
material, my rates are negotiable from thirty to fifty dollars. I look forward to 
speaking with you. 
Matthew matthew.p.farina[at]gmail.com (832) 570-4666

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Aug 21 2014

Greetings,
My name is Kevin Arnold. I've been working as a teacher, academic 
tutor, and homework coach throughout the thriving Berkeley 
community for over 14 years.

Currently, I'm accepting new students who are seeking to improve their 
writing and close reading skills, and learn how to manage their own 
educations. Also, I help students with their college application essays, 
and improve their SAT/ACT scores.

Over time, I've learned that effective tutoring is more than knowing a 
subject - it's knowing how to connect with students and teach in a 
relaxed and engaging way. I approach my students in a good-humored, 
confident and knowledgeable manner. This approach allows them to 
feel relaxed and focused, which truly allows them to learn a subject or 
new skill. Please feel free to give me a call for a consultation, and to 
explore my website for more information.

Best,
Kevin Arnold
510-495-7923
Berkeleycommunitytutor.com
Kevin Arnold kevinarnold333[at]gmail.com 

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Aug 21 2014

Recent MFA Graduate Available for Tutoring

I have flexible availability and live in North Oakland close
to campus. I am willing to tutor on campus or nearby. 

I tutor a multitude of subjects, especially reading,
writing, history and test preparation.

I am California Live Scan approved for Alameda County &
Contra Costa County. 
Stephanie Cieplinski stephaniecieplinski[at]gmail.com 484-333-4397

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Aug 19 2014

I am a private tutor,an arts-integration consultant, 
professional musician, storyteller, experienced preschool
and elementary teacher,licensed CA Program Director (K-8)
and founder of 2 centers for multicultural education and the
arts, in Santa Fe and Oakland. Presently I am available to
tutor your elementary age child/ren in music, movement,
calligraphy, collage, poetry, journaling, creative writing,
storytelling and theater games. I draw from over 4 decades
of extensive experience working in theater, musical
ensembles, art centers, museums, and with gifted programs. I
can tailor my offerings to your child's particular interests
and needs. My hours are flexible to fit within your
schedule. And I am happy to provide recommendations of my
work if requested. Thank you.
Suellen Primost sprimost[at]aol.com 

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Aug 07 2014

Dear Parents: I can offer your child the highest quality 
professional tutoring, to develop critical reading 
and writing skills, prep for the SAT test, or revise
college essays. I have tutored E.Bay high school students 
for 10 yrs, after a career as a college English professor 
and h.s English teacher. I have my PhD in English, my 
M.A.T. in English Education (Cal certified), and have 
published extensively on both literature and teaching.
   My students consistently raise their English grades and 
SAT scores (sometimes as high as 250-300 points). I work on 
all English skills--critical reading, essay writing, and 
grammar/usage/vocabulary skills. I offer rigorous, kid-
friendly test preparation, with more expertise and 
individual attention than others can offer. Many references 
available from families I have worked with. Reasonable 
rates. 

Jeffrey Segall
      
Jeffrey Segall jasegall[at]yahoo.com 510.206.8847
Jeffrey Segall jasegall[at]yahoo.com 510.206.8847


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