Tutor profile: Khristopher N.
Why are you a qualified GRE tutor?
So let's get the facts out of the way: I scored above 160 for all sections, falling in the 98th percentile for verbal reasoning and 93rd percentile for writing. Good test scores, though, aren't enough to teach for success on those tests. What separates me is that I didn't just study for the test, I studied the test. I can tell you the categories of questions and what the questions are asking for by reading the first few words of the question. Test-taking, as unfortunate as it is, is as much about thinking about the test itself as it is about the subject matter. I would like to teach you both.
Write a persuasive paragraph.
This paragraph is going to persuade you that persuasive writing not need by stereotypically persuasive to persuade the audience of a certain point. See, writing is immensely subjective. What makes the terse writing of Don Delillo so good? Or the long-winding complex sentences of Ayn Rand so timeless? Each writer hones an identity and conveys it in the method they best see fit. In the same way, over time I've found that there is no "right" way of writing. Oh sure, in our early years we have to tailor our writing to grading rubrics to demonstrate our intellect. What I prize most of all, and what I teach to all of my students, is the ability to satisfy both mandates: write for success but not at the expense of writing for yourself. Craft your own style as a writer.
Subject: College Admissions
What makes you unique?
The quintessential dreadful college application question. How does an 18 year old convey to a group of middle-aged men and women that they're set apart? My theory is that everyone has a story. For some it's overcoming a disability or surpassing the barriers of growing up poor. I believe that although hardship moulds a person, it need not be the sole source of your uniqueness. Why not write a college essay on Monopoly Go? Or the virtues of going mid vs. jungle in League of Legends? Everyone has a story to tell. I can help you find yours.
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