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Sophia - Prof academic english - Philadelphia
$35/h
1st lesson free!
Verified teacher profile
Response Time 6h
Lessons offered by Sophia
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Academic English
  • Literature
  • Essay writing
  • College / University Preparation
  • Modernist literature
  • English literature
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • College / University
  • Adult Education
  • MBA

English Literature and Writing | Philadelphian | Recent Fulbright English Teaching Fellow in Ukraine

Methodology

My teaching method is rooted in an interactive approach that is tailored to each individual student's learning style and needs. I focus on equipping students with the tools necessary to improve their critical thinking and writing for years to come, not solely on improving the single assignment at hand. Modeled after my experience at Oxford, I engage with each student as an equal who brings their own experiences and insights into the session. The students who I can help most are upper-highschool to university level. I also have strong experience working with students for whom English is not their first language.

Background

A passionate tutor with specialization in English and Government from the College of William & Mary, VA, USA; the University of Oxford, UK; and the Fulbright Program in Ukraine as an English Teaching Fellow. My university students turn to me for guidance in the English language, academic writing, literary analysis, and more.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $35/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $165
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $340

Details

Full refund if cancellation is within 48 hours of lesson. If notified within 24 hours of the lesson, 25% refund available. Day of cancellation has no refund, but I am always happy to reschedule!

Lessons offered by Sophia
Individual
The lessons will be held
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Academic English
  • Literature
  • Essay writing
  • College / University Preparation
  • Modernist literature
  • English literature
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • College / University
  • Adult Education
  • MBA

Sophia's resume

SOPHIA S. FARION

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EDUCATION
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New York University, School of Professional Studies, New York, NY Summer Publishing Institute (Juneβ€”July 2017)
β€” Obtained Graduate Certificate 



The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA (Class of 2017)

β€” Bachelor of Art β€” GPA 3.76/4.0 β€” Magna Cum Laude
β€” English Honors Majors: English and Government

The University of Oxford, Hertford College, Oxford, UK Visiting Student Programme (Januaryβ€”June 2015)

β€” Study Focus: English Literature and Music History

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RELEVANT EXPERIENCE
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Fulbright Program in Ukraine, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine (September 2017β€”July 2018)
Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University – English Teaching Assistant Fellow
β€” Edited academic papers, promotional material, and social media posts for Ukrainian scholars and institutions.
β€” Planned and led English-language university lectures with a focus on speaking, writing, and intercultural communication skills.
β€” Served as a cultural ambassador of the U.S. at conferences, professional events, and volunteer initiatives.

Honors Thesis, β€œThe Subversion of Wagnerian Gender Dynamics in James Joyce’s Ulysses” (2016β€”2017)
β€” 16,000 word examination of the works of James Joyce and Richard Wagner through the lens of gender.

— Specialized in editing through semester-long β€œWriting from the Readers Perspective” Honors seminar.

The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs (Juneβ€”August 2016)
Office of Eastern European Affairs – Intern

— Edited briefs and wrote daily strategic updates for State Department Officers.

— Conducted analysis of the political landscape and created visual aides to present my
findings.

The College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA

Office of First Year Experiences – Orientation Aide (2014β€”2016)
β€” Used strong communication, interpersonal skills, and team management to guide incoming students through the transition to campus life.
Office of Undergraduate Admissions – Tribe Ambassador (2015β€”2016)
β€” Served as a resource for prospective William & Mary students on campus visits.

— Guided prospective students through campus and classes for one-on-one Shadowing Day program.

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ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE
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D.C. Summer Institute, William & Mary Washington Office (Mayβ€”August 2016)

Leadership and Community Engagement – Fellow

β€” Created video content of current fellows as publicity for future program applicants.

— Published findings based on alumni surveys to determine the efficacy of the program.

DoubleTake A Cappella, The College of William & Mary (2013-2017)
Executive Musical Director (2016-2017)

β€” Spearheaded group rebranding and implemented strategy for programming, rehearsals, and performances.
β€” Oversaw public relations and fundraising activities leading up to the release of our newest album.

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AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
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β€” The College of William & Mary, Dean’s List (Fall 2013, Fall 2015β€”Spring 2017)

β€” National Political Science Honors Society, Pi Sigma Alpha (2017)

β€” The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (2014-2017)

β€” State Department Certificate of Appreciation from Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland (July 2016)

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SKILLS
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β€” Familiar with Adobe inDesign, Photoshop, Premier; Apple iMovie; HTML and CSS.
β€” Fluent in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook).
β€” English (Native), Ukrainian (Advanced), Spanish (Novice), Russian (Novice).

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