My name is Victoria and I am an English teacher and published writer living in New York City. I graduated from Smith College with a B.A. in English Language and Literature in 2012, and now have five years of professional teaching experience: I completed a Fulbright fellowship as an English teaching assistant in Colombia, and have taught high school English and IB Literature for the past four years. I have experience teaching/tutoring English, IB literature and IB extended essay, ESL, SAT and ACT prep (English, reading, and writing sections), college/scholarship essay writing, and literacy intervention. I also tutor for the GRE verbal section, on which I scored a 160 (95th percentile). I look forward to working with you!
As a tutor, I enjoy getting to know students’ unique learning styles and goals in order to best support them in reaching their full academic potential. As a published writer, I also have a particular passion for helping students craft strong pieces of writing (personal statements, college and scholarship applications, academic papers and essays, etc.) that eloquently convey their strengths, experiences, and/or original ideas. As an 11th grade English Language Arts and IB Literature teacher, I have worked extensively with students on honing individual voice, employing appropriate register and style, and perfecting mechanics of language to ensure written assignments of the highest quality. I have also taught courses specifically on writing techniques and English grammar for students throughout NYC. I am passionate about helping others develop their unique writers’ voices and master the language skills they need to achieve their goals.
I look forward to working together!
English Language and Literature
Teaching of English
Fulbright Fellowship to Colombia
Anne Bradstreet Prize from the Academy of American Poets
Deans list 2008-2012
I worked with Victoria because I wanted to improve my scores on the reading and writing sections of the SAT. She helped me not just with the material itself, but with test-taking strategies, knowing the types of questions, and time management. She even gave me some tips for managing anxiety/nerves on test day! She was also very kind and encouraging. I feel a lot more confident about taking the test this time around.a year ago
Great tutoring experience! Victoria helped me a great deal with drafting and revising my paper. She’s very knowledgeable and is fantastic at breaking down the writing process. If you need help with a major writing assignment, she’s the tutor for you.a year ago
Victoria and I worked together on my college essay. Before I met with her, I was feeling very overwhelmed and wasn't sure how to start. I had some ideas for what I wanted to write about, but was struggling to actually write about them. During my first session with Victoria, she really took the time to listen to my ideas for the essay, learn about my experiences, and help me decide what to focus on. Then she helped me decide on an effective structure for my essay and helped me outline it, so when I started writing after our session it was suddenly very easy for me! In our second session together I showed her my draft and she helped me revise, edit, and polish it. In just two sessions with Victoria I went from not even knowing what to write, to having a college application essay I felt very proud of! I definitely recommend working with her, especially if you are writing something very important like a college essay. She made the whole experience enjoyable and fun!a year ago
I'm feeling so much more prepared for the ACT this time around. Thanks Victoria!a year ago