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Lessons offered by Cathleen
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Academic English
  • Essay writing
  • Test Prep
  • College / University Preparation
  • ACT prep
  • SAT prep
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • College
  • Adult Education
  • MBA

Experienced USC, NYU English grad offering SAT, ACT, AP, IB, GMAT Verbal Classes and College Counseling in LA

Methodology


After years of experience, I developed unique course material and exam strategies that help every kind of student gain confidence, manage time, and achieve success.
I thoroughly enjoy helping students discover and highlight their full potential. I do this by using a combination of my own course material and exhaustively researched books and online learning tools tailored to each student. I believe that each student is unique, and learning must be tailored to meet each student’s interests, needs, and abilities. In all of my lessons, I use a lot of hand on techniques, drilling of fundamentals, and reviewing of critical errors to ensure improvement.

Background

My Subject Specialties are SAT, ACT, GMAT, GRE, UKCAT, SAT, English Literature Subject Tests, AP English Language and Literature, IB English HL and SL, TOK, IB Extended
Essays, College Essays, Personal Statements, and Time Management

I am an NYU and USC graduate with degrees in English Literature and Creative Writing. I have over 7 years of teaching experience globally. I was the Head of Academics and Head of College Consulting for test prep companies in Dubai, teaching group and individual SAT, ACT, GMAT, GRE, IB, and AP exam prep classes with extremely high success rates.


I have also taken courses through UCLA’s prestigious College Counseling program and guided hundreds of students through countless US, British, Canadian, and European university applications. My students have been accepted to UCLA, King’s College London, New York University, Boston University, American University, UC San Diego, UIUC, University of British Columbia, and numerous other schools globally.

I have prepared hundreds of students in the US and Dubai for standardized tests and competitive entrance exams. In addition, I have helped hundreds of students of all ages to improve their writing,
grammar, reading comprehension, and time management skills.

Rates

Transportation Fee : $10
Rate for online lessons : $50/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $240
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $480

Details

Lessons held in Pasadena and Los Angeles will be charged at $75 per hour to cover cost of travel. I have a 24 hour cancellation policy. If notified more than 24 hours in advance, a lesson can be rescheduled. Cancellations received 24 hours before a lesson will be charged.

Lessons offered by Cathleen
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Academic English
  • Essay writing
  • Test Prep
  • College / University Preparation
  • ACT prep
  • SAT prep
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • College
  • Adult Education
  • MBA

Cathleen's resume

EDUCATION________________________________________________________________
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, May 2014
• Bachelor of Arts in English, Major GPA 4.0 / 4.0, Overall GPA 3.6 / 4.0
• Dean's List Honors
• Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society

UCLA College Counseling Program, Los Angeles, CA, Fall 2017-Spring 2018
• The Fundamentals of College Admission Counseling, GPA 4.0 / 4.0
• The College Admissions Process, GPA 3.0 / 4.0

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE_______________________________________________________
Head of Academics, Sage Education Services Dubai, UAE
June 2016-November 2018
• Head of Academic programs and College Counseling for Sage Education Services, a leading education consultancy and exam preparation center in Dubai
• Worked with hundreds of students globally to create university lists, strengthen CVs, apply to summer programs and internships, brainstorm and edit application essays, and submit applications to universities in the US, Canada, and UK
• Planned and implemented admissions seminars for prospective students and parents applying to universities in the US, Canada, and UK
• Created a unique curriculum for SAT, ACT, GMAT, IB, and AP English tutoring programs
• Taught group and individual preparation courses for GMAT, GRE, SAT, ACT, IB, and AP exams
• Head of teacher training for new staff
• Created written content for the company website and landing pages
• Created content for social media marketing platforms including Instagram and Facebook
• Strategic planning for marketing of courses for the Dubai location

Senior Tutor, Brighter Prep Dubai, UAE
2014-2016
• Taught group and individual preparation courses for SAT, ACT, GMAT, GRE, IELTS, IB, and AP English exams
• Edited curriculum material for SAT, ACT, GMAT, and GRE tutoring programs
• Worked with students and parents to create university lists, strengthen CVs, apply to summer programs and internships, and brainstorm and edit application essays for universities in the US
• Edited MBA program application essays and personal statements

Tutor, Cathleen McCaffery Tutoring Los Angeles, CA
2004 - 2014
• I ran my own tutoring business, including a referral service and working for multiple
families as an independent contractor
• Taught individual students SAT, ACT, AP, IB exam preparation techniques
• Created personalized lesson plans and study schedules for students

Research Assistant, Professor Sarah Gualtieri, University of Southern California
2012
• Archival research on Middle Eastern history and Middle Eastern communities in Los Angeles
• Editing for conference presentations and publications

Research Assistant, Professor Thomas Lyon, Child Development Lab at USC Law School
June - August 2010
• Transcribed videos of court testimonials and assisted with academic research
• Edited testimonials and prepared research for written books,

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