SAT Reading/Writing, ACT English/Reading/Science Tutor

All Subjects K-5, History, Humanities, Reading & Comprehension, Writing, ACT Prep, AP Test Prep, SAT Prep, Cello

I tutor SAT Reading/Writing/Essay, ACT Science/English/Reading/Essay, College Essay, and every high school humanities course. I also occasionally work with younger students. I am a published writer in many literary journals and a professional tutor who has worked with numerous private companies in the Bay Area. As a tutor, I consciously walk the line between emphasizing to the student the importance of disciplined engagement with the material and also cultivating a sense of trust and encouragement in our sessions: I am rigorous yet kind. I believe in mapping a plan toward a set goal that is agreed upon by the student and the tutor, which I have found gives the student and the sessions a driven sense of purpose. I also believe in using test preparation to elevate the student's general skill set, whether it is reading for main idea, using tone to spot author's purpose, or correcting basic grammar mistakes, that will lay the foundation for excellence in college and beyond. 

My sessions are two hours long. I have a car and can drive to your home for a private meeting, or to a local cafe nearby. I charge $150 for a two hour session. 

Region Served: 
East Bay, Marin
Elementary school, Middle school, High school
Catherine Simpson
catherinependletonsimpson [at]