Claire

Bio

Claire started tutoring when she herself was in high school, and she's been teaching ever since! After graduating as valedictorian, she left Ann Arbor (Go Blue!) for New York City, specifically Barnard College and Columbia University, where she tutored calculus and writing. She majored in American History, winning the Ellen Davis Goldwater prize for excellence in history, and minored in math. Since finishing college, she's tutored everything from elementary to graduate school, while continuing to pursue her other lifelong passion, dance.

Currently she is a Graduate Writing Fellow at Barnard College, and she teaches classes on writing and math at SEO Scholars, a free academic program for low-income high school students from all across NYC dedicated to equitable education. Her specialty is the personal statement, and her students have been accepted with full rides and full external scholarships to colleges around the country, as well as to medical school, public policy school, law school, and MFA programs.

When she's not teaching or dancing, she also works as a freelance writer, editor, and producer.

Education & Qualifications
  • Barnard College, BA History & Mathematics
  • Ellen Davis Goldwater prize for excellence in History
Specialties
  • Creative Writing
  • English
  • Expository Writing
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Admissions coaching (College, HS)
  • ACT
  • PSAT/SAT
  • SSAT/ISEE
Testimonials
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "Claire did a good job explaining everything I needed help with."
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Caroline McCutcheon, GRE)
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "Claire was extremely adaptable to my learning style and was able to break down my math related questions easily. She was respectful of me and made the tutoring session completely non-stressful."
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Michelle)
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "Claire is an amazing tutor, she is so kind and gentle and really knows the subject matter. She really motivated my daughter who really looked forward to meeting with Claire. "
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Noelle Leonard, ISEE Parent)