Aeffia F

Education

  • Columbia University, B.A. in Urban History

Notable Experience

  • Dean's List
  • Winner of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation and Coca-Cola via Phi Theta Kappa National Essay-Based Scholarships

Subjects

  • Standardized Tests: SAT, ACT, TOEFL
  • English: ESL/ESOL, Grammar/Writing, AP English Language and Literature, AP English Literature and Culture
  • Social Studies: Classics, Geography, Government & Politics, Political Science, Social Studies (K-8), US History, World History

Tutor Rates

  • $49/hour - 12 Sessions
  • $59/hour - 4 Sessions
  • $79/hour - Single Session

Video Introduction

Teaching Sample

Bio

Whether it's for college applications, standardized tests, or class assignments—learning to read and write sets you on a path. Today, I am an English tutor graduating from an Ivy League university. But as a young person, I pivoted a lot. I transferred from private day school to homeschool to community college. Throughout everything, it was reading and writing that propelled me forward. They changed my life. I joined Tutorly to help students change theirs too.

Teaching experience

  • Writing/Reading Tutor, Private (6 years)
  • Researcher, Columbia University (3 years)
  • Teacher's Assistant, Roxbury College (2 years)

Tutoring style

"Students learn best when they're engaged. I believe that starts with a conversation about your learning needs—so that I can adapt to them. This is my main tutoring style: adaptation.

That said, a couple of my favorite teaching styles are: 1. Socratic Method. When we answer questions, it's a way of building critical thinking skills in order to walk away from sessions with confidence. 2. Rhythmic. Sometimes, grammar doesn't feel intuitive (especially if English isn't your first language). I find there is a natural rhythm to grammar. I help students slowly sound out how to write a line by considering its rhythm in common conversation. "