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The Literature tutors at Veritas Tutors have demonstrated their skills through success in their graduate and undergraduate coursework and extensive university teaching and private tutoring experience. We have tutors who can aid with all different levels and types of subject matters from high school to college to graduate-level classes.

Veritas Tutors also specializes in helping students prepare for major projects, presentations, papers and examinations, as well as admissions to graduate programs.  Lessons emphasize close reading skills and excellence in analytical argumentation.

Whether the student needs help understanding material covered in class or wants to explore concepts further, Veritas can arrange productive and inspiring tutoring sessions.

Our tutors have deep familiarity with all related standardized tests, such as the AP and SATII Literature exam, English sections of all graduate admissions exams (e.g GRE, MCAT, LSAT, GMAT) and can help students navigate these often tricky exams as well as succeed in their coursework.

High School level courses: AP Literature, SAT II Literature, AP English

College level courses: English Literature, American Literature, Philosophy


Tutors Available for Literature:

Clare B.

Clare graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton University in 2004 with a B.A. in English and Creative Writing; she earned her MFA in fiction from Columbia University, where she held a Graham Fellowship, in 2006. Her fiction has received special mention from the Pushcart Prize and has been published in Dave Eggers’ Best American Nonrequired Reading 2011, One Story, Willow Springs, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Inkwell, online at n+1 and FiveChapters, and elsewhere. She recently finished her first novel. Clare taught English and writing at a private high school for six years; this job, which she deeply loved, involved not only classroom teaching but also extensive one-on-one work with students of many ages on their writing, both analytical and creative. She also taught a fiction workshop to Columbia undergraduates through the INTRO program. Along the way, she has held editorial internships at the New Yorker, Time Magazine, the Atlantic Monthly, and Parnassus: Poetry in Review. Reading and writing are lifelong passions for Clare, and she finds tremendous joy in helping others to develop skill and confidence at these tasks.

  • BA from Princeton, summa cum laude
  • MFA in fiction from Columbia
  • 6 years of experience teaching high school English
  • Novelist and published short story writer

Caroline A.

Caroline graduated magna cum laude from Harvard with a BA in American History and Literature and has an MFA in Fiction Writing from Johns Hopkins. She has published fiction in the Colorado Review, The Montreal Review, and the New Delta Review. She has been nominated for a Pushcart prize for fiction. As a writing instructor, she specializes in the expository essay. She uses concrete advice to help students articulate clear and sophisticated arguments.

  • Eight years teaching experience, from sixth graders to graduate students
  • SAT teaching award for excellent student reviews
  • SAT students average 200-point increases
  • SSAT students average 25 percentile points increases

Emily G.

Emily graduated from Princeton University in 2010 with a BA in Comparative Literature. She specialized in French and Spanish literature, and minored in Creative Writing (Poetry and Translation), while also pursuing significant coursework in religious studies and ancient literature. Her academic curiosity covers a range of topics, including Surrealist French poetry, apocalyptic Christian literature, mysticism, and early South Asian texts. Alongside Emily's love of words and ideas is a great love of teaching and working with students. For four years she worked at Princeton's Cotsen Children's Library as Assistant to the Director of Outreach, designing hands-on educational activities. After graduation, she spent a year as a full-time Teaching Intern at The Learning Project Elementary School in the Back Bay, where she especially loved teaching fifth graders how to find motifs in Greek myths. More recently, she’s enjoyed working with the B-SAFE program in Dorchester, and with students at Christopher’s Haven at Mass General Hospital.

  • Graduated from Princeton in 2010 with a BA in Comparative Literature
  • Studied at the Departments of Protestant and Catholic Theology at the University of Strasbourg, France
  • Recipient of the 2011 Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship
  • Kellogg Fellow 2012-2013 at the Episcopal Chaplaincy at Harvard

Sumita C.

Sumita will begin a PhD program in English at Emory University in Fall 2012 and graduated magna cum laude and with departmental honors from Wellesley College in 2008. At Wellesley, she had the opportunity to pursue her passion for academic study in the humanities, majoring in English and Creative Writing and taking a plethora of history and foreign language courses as well. She has been a tutor for seven years and continues to work with a broad range of academic levels, from elementary school through college and postgraduate students. She has tutored K-12 students on a variety of humanities subjects and standardized test preparation in both individual and classroom settings. She also tutored at the college level for the Wellesley English department (where she loved helping students engage with literary texts) and tutored/TAed for the Wellesley Writing Program (where she helped students write clearly and effectively across a myriad of disciplines). In 2008, she presented a paper titled "Helping Students Unleash Their 'Inner Intellectual'" at the New England Peer Tutor Association annual conference. Her paper title encapsulates the aspect of tutoring that she loves the most: sharing her overall passion for education and learning with her students while helping them achieve their full potential in any given situation and become invested in their own academic destinies.

  • Loves helping her students become invested in themselves and find their own academic passions
  • Extensive experience studying and tutoring all listed academic subjects, as well as taking and tutoring all listed standardized tests
  • Magna cum laude and departmental honors graduate of Wellesley College (3.92 major GPA). Will begin PhD program in English at Emory University in Fall 2012.
  • Editor, published poet and reviewer