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Director of Tutoring - Nevada

Nevada R.

  • Founder's Circle
  • Academic Tutor
  • Test Prep Tutor
EducationEarned a B.A. in Communication from UC Santa Barbara and an M.A. in Criticism and Publishing from The New School
HobbiesAvid surfer, published author in various literary and academic magazines, podcast series host addressing the intersection of education, inequality, and labor
Test PrepSAT (Reading and Writing, Math), ACT (English, Math, Reading, Science, Writing)
Academic SubjectsPre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, American Literature, British Literature, World Literature, Composition, Creative Writing, Journalism, AP English Language & Composition, AP English Literature & Composition, US History & Government, AP US Government/Politics, Microeconomics, Western Philosophy, Psychology
General StrengthsElementary education, academic writing, organizational skills, managing test anxiety, speed reading skills, creative writing, study skills, reading comprehension, standardized test advisement, literary analysis, students with learning differences, test-taking psychology, college-level coursework, students with ASD
Related ExperienceAssistant professor at the college level, teaching courses in social history, literature, writing composition, English grammar; experience with writing test prep and academic curriculum; background in tutor management and training
College counselor - Nina

Nina R.M.

  • Classic
  • College Counselor
EducationEarned a B.S. in Psychology (concentration in Neuropsychology) and a Minor in Spanish from Tufts University; earned a Certificate of College Counseling at UC San Diego
HobbiesHorseback riding and fishing with my sons, yoga, jewelry making (gold/silver smithing), hiking, traveling, reading, family and friend time, leatherworking, learning to surf, loving animals, coaching baseball for kids with special needs
General StrengthsAcademic writing, organizational skills, managing test anxiety, creative writing, study skills, standardized test advisement, students with learning differences, test-taking psychology, summer enrichment planning, major advisement/selection, editing and proofreading college essays, social science programs, resume review/evaluation, course selection for high school, UC specialization, college research and advisement, humanities programs, college list building, highly selective colleges/universities specialization, high school selection, transcript analysis, extracurricular/resume development, application review, personal statement brainstorming and composition, liberal arts school specialization, interview skills, career assessment tools
Related ExperienceStrength in developing supportive, encouraging, and mentoring relationships with students; 4 years experience with the college admissions process, school list building, essay development, coaching, and editing; skilled in helping students identify goals, interests, and what makes them unique; seasoned accountability partner with students during the entire college application process; strength in identifying meaningful extracurricular involvement; experience working with high school and college students with learning differences and accessing resources and supports; experienced alumni interviewer for prospective students at Tufts University; active member of WACAC and IECA