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EducationUC-Irvine - MFA, English: Creative Writing
ExperienceHi, my name is Sonya, and I tutor a variety of subjects and test prep courses. I earned my bachelor's degree (BA) in English from Rice University, after which I attended the University of California at Irvine to pursue my master's degree (MFA) in Creative Writing: Poetry. While I was still a graduate student at UCI, I worked as a teacher for introductory writing and composition classes, and also as an instructor for creative writing workshops.I currently tutor high school students who need test prep assistance for the PSAT, SAT, ACT, or AP subject tests (English Language and Composition and English Literature and Composition). For college students, I provide tutoring for the GRE (both Verbal and Quantitative). More generally, I also provide tutoring for students who need assistance with essay writing, English grammar, and general Mathematics. I'm especially familiar with the stresses of preparing for college and for graduate school -- after all, I was in the same boat not too long ago! Luckily, I developed some really helpful study exercises and habits which helped me through it all, and I love to pass on my study techniques to other students! I think it's really important that students are actually engaged in the subject they're learning about so I tailor all of my lessons to fit each student's personal learning style. I have a rather non-traditional job myself, working part-time as a script reader for the past three years, so I know the value in exploring and experimenting with different learning practices. Outside of academia, I'm passionate about creative writing, including poetry, fiction, and screenwriting. My other interests include reading graphic novels, listening to music, and playing video games!
HobbiesFlute, writing, reading, video games.
ACT, ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ACT Writing, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, CAHSEE, CAHSEE ELA, CAHSEE English, CAHSEE Mathematics, College Essays, English, Essay Editing, Graduate Test Prep, Grammar and Mechanics, GRE, GRE Analytical Writing, GRE Quantitative, GRE Verbal, Literature, PSAT, PSAT Critical Reading, PSAT Mathematics, PSAT Writing Skills, Reading, SAT, SAT Critical Reading, SAT Math, SAT Mathematics, SAT Subject Test in Literature, SAT Subject Tests, SAT Verbal, SAT Writing, Test Prep, Writing
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