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College Application Essays Tutor (oakland lake merritt / grand)

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“Steven helped me with my high school application essays. At first it was frustrating because we kept rewriting them, but I could see how each new draft was better than the last one. I believe my essays were a major reason why I got accepted to two of my top choices.”
- Alex

I specialize in coaching high school students in writing compelling personal essays for college applications.

In addition, I offer customized tutoring for middle school, high school, and adult students in:

- the writing process
- critical thinking
- literary analysis
- grammar
- college application essays

Clear thinking results in clear writing, so every session includes critical, thoughtful discussion.

Through careful analysis, my students learn how to understand what they read, find original things to say about it, organize their thoughts, draft and revise their work, and develop their writers’ voices.

Finally, I approach grammar, sentence structure, and other mechanics of English in the context of meaningful writing, not as isolated skills. When we care about what we say, we care about how well we say it.

Visit www.stevenrudnick.com for reviews, writing samples, degrees, and employment history.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Steven Rudnick

(661) 302-1481
Oakland, CA

“Steve builds self-confidence in his students by strengthening independent learning instead of spoon-feeding the content.”
-Sunil

"Steve is sensitive to the unique educational needs of his students. In addition, he shows much flexibility, humor, and a genuine caring for his students, who consistently evaluate him as an excellent tutor."
- Verna Benzler
ASPIRE Tutoring Program
San Jose State University

“Before I met Steven, I always avoided writing. Although my parents hired many tutors to try and improve my writing, none of them worked as well as Steven did.

Steven made writing and studying English fun. We analyzed and discussed poems and short stories such as ‘Monet Refuses the Operation’ and ‘The Lottery.’ He also understood that although I am a creative person, I sometimes have trouble generating ideas. He was patient with me, and over time, my writing improved.

While learning with Steven, I was able to get rid of many of my bad writing habits, such as mixing past and present tense.

Steven helped me with my high school application essays. At first it was frustrating because we kept rewriting them, but I could see how each new draft was better than the last one. I believe my essays were a major reason why I got accepted to two of my top choices.”

Steven was hilarious, cool, and easy to talk to, and I enjoyed the time I spent with him.”
- Alex

"Having hired tutors for my nephews before who were lackluster and dispassionate, I think Steven’s most valuable trait as a tutor is that he genuinely cares about teaching and his students. It comes across in his demeanor, his preparedness for each session, and his engagement during the lessons.”
- Thomas

"Steve is one of the best tutors I’ve had because he really listens. He’s also a fun tutor, a cool person, and a really nice teacher!”
- Henry

“Our middle schooler has worked hard throughout his entire private school experience. He is widely read and able to express his opinions on current events. But he found that the high school application essay prompts were difficult to understand.

Steven was available on weekends and holidays to help him explore the possible narratives. Steven worked tirelessly with our child for many hours, and took on the larger role of advocate as well as tutor. Well done, Steven!”
- Paul

“Our son works so much better with Steven than he does with either me or his dad. He brought our reluctant writer out of his shell and helped him find the confidence he needed.”
-Holly

"Mr. Rudnick writes with fluency as well as precision. Besides, he shows independence of thought and a penetrating intelligence.

I have found him to be completely reliable, hard-working, and best of all, quite original in his approach to the study of literature."
- Kiching Kim
Professor of English, San Jose State University
Professor of Korean Literature, UC Berkeley

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