EducationOriginally from Indiana, I earned my Ph.D. in music history from Yale University, where I wrote my dissertation about eighteenth-century aesthetics. As an undergraduate, I studied at Indiana University and graduated with degrees in music and in history (summa cum laude). I taught violin during my undergraduate years, thereby discovering my love for teaching. In graduate school, I moved from a music studio into an academic classroom. Ultimately, I became a tutor because I see working one-on-one with students as the best way to help them achieve their potentials.
ExperiencePlease check out my website, www.leannedodge.com, and my tutoring blog, www.leannedodge.tumblr.com.
I have tutored professionally for four years and taught for over ten years. Because I know how to help students learn the skills they need to succeed on standardized tests, my students experience significant score gains--references available upon request. I help my students excel in their schoolwork and on standardized tests; I enjoy mentoring them throughout their studies and in the college admissions process.
I tutor standardized tests, including the SAT, ACT, GRE, and GMAT, as well as many AP exams. I also tutor students in numerous academic subjects, including English and history. One of my strengths as a tutor is my ability to help students to develop their writing skills, whether for school papers or college admissions essays. I have tutored students from a wide variety of backgrounds and attending a range of metro New York schools, including Trinity, Lab, Scarsdale High School, and Bronxville High School.
As a high school junior, I scored a then-perfect 1600 (800 verbal, 800 math) on the SAT; I also received 5s on numerous AP exams and was designated an AP National Scholar. When applying to graduate school, I scored in the 98th percentile on the verbal section of the GRE, and perfect scores on the math and writing sections.
In addition to tutoring, I have taught college courses at Columbia and NYU. In my tutoring, I draw upon my own experiences in the college classroom in order to help my students develop the reading, writing, and reasoning skills that they will need in order to succeed in college.
HobbiesIn my free time, I enjoy reading, baking, going to concerts, and playing with my cat.
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