Welcome, and thank you for your interest in Carpenter Tutoring!
Carpenter Tutoring is a private tutoring service based in Suffolk, Virginia. I offer in-person sessions throughout the Hampton Roads area and remote sessions anywhere in the country. Most of my offerings are one-on-one, and group sessions and classes are also available. No matter your budget, I am confident that we can find an arrangement that will provide your student services without creating financial strain.
I invite you to explore my site to learn more about the services I offer , my background , and some of my policies. Thank you for visiting, and please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions. I would be thrilled to assist you!
My regular subject specific offerings include:
- All levels of reading/language arts/English
- Writing (formal and creative)
- All levels of Latin
- Math through Algebra II/Geometry
- Introductory Biology, Physics, and Chemistry (not at the honors or AP level)
Work with a former Higher Education professional to determine what types of schools and/or degree programs may be a good fit for your interests and desires. Additionally, learn how to write an attention-grabbing personal essay for college applications and receive guidance on institution-specific supplemental essays.Close
One-on-one content instruction, practice testing, and testing strategization for a number of standardized tests, including but not limited to:
- SAT & ACT
Instruments offered include piano, guitar, drums, and voice. Instrument lessons include a combination of formal instruction and ear-training, which allows students to select the songs they'd like to learn. Music composition lessons focus on the techniques necessary for writing original songs, whether they be instrumental or singer/songwriter style.Close
Both evaluations are based on materials submitted through an online portal. Letters are returned within a week of your notice that all documents have been uploaded.
$30 option: Considers math and language arts materials, satisfies proof of progress with a personalized letter and evaluator credentials
$70 option: Considers at least math and language arts materials plus any other subject(s) you desire, satisfies proof of progress with a personalized letter and evaluator credentials, provides homeschool families with a separate document detailing identified areas of strength, areas of weakness, and recommendations for addressing weaknesses.Close
Learn how to shift high-school level writing to that which will be expected in college. Topics covered include moving beyond the five-paragraph essay, writing research papers, and choosing a topic for essays with open prompts. In-session exercises will allow students to implement these skills in real time with immediate feedback.Close
Academic Coaching offers all the benefits of Study Skills and Time Management appointments plus ongoing planning and accountability support. As an Academic Coach, I keep track of your student's upcoming assignments and assessments and help craft a schedule week to week for them to accomplish their goals. Students come away as more independent and confident planners and self-advocates.Close
Study Skills sessions will allow students to develop a toolkit for successful study habits. Learn about techniques to fight mental fatigue and tools for mental recall. Study Skills sessions also cover ways to address motivation, attention, and avoidance. Topics will be tailored for your specific needs.Close
Dissertation coaching consists of one-on-one work to strengthen the effort you have already put in. Draw out the significance of your research by honing in on the implications, connections, and recommendations that stem from your findings. Together, we will break past a surface-level review of your study to generate the greatest impact possible. Dissertation coaching can also focus on general writing mechanics, clarity of message, and/or consistency of voice.Close
Learn how to balance all of the demands in your life. Time Management sessions are tailored to your needs and can include building an hour-by-hour schedule of your week, creating a long-term plan for assignments and responsibilities, and discussing time and stress management techniques.Close
Tutoring for specific courses or disciplinesLearn more
Personalized plans for managing academics, extracurriculars, and other commitmentsLearn more
Learn how to make the most of your study timeLearn more
Time management and study skills blended with continuing accountabilityLearn more
College Application Assistance
Assistance with generating a college list and crafting application essaysLearn more
Get a head start on meeting professors' expectationsLearn more
Ensure your research is communicated effectively and eloquentlyLearn more
Standardized Test Prep
Tailored assistance in preparing for a variety of standardized testsLearn more
Instrument and/or composition lessons for students of all agesLearn more
Proof of Progress Evaluations
Two levels of portfolio-based evaluations for homeschool families looking to satisfy Proof of Progress or gain insight into their child's learningLearn more
|Subject, Time Management, Study Skills Tutoring, Music Lessons||$50/hr||$60/hr|
|Academic Coaching, Dissertation Coaching, Test Prep, College Application Assistance||$60/hr||$70/hr|
|Small Group Sessions, Group Lessons||$30/hr||$40/hr|
|Simplified Homeschool Evaluations||$30|
|Detailed Homeschool Evaluations||$70|
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I was a Graduate student at the College of William and Mary who needed to pass a Latin Language test as part of my degree requirements. I was struggling with refreshing my Latin after a few years out of the classroom and Amy was both professional and helpful. With her tutoring I was able to pass my test and finish my degree. She is very considerate and easy to work with.
Marie & Robert
I highly recommend Amy as a dissertation coach. Amy is a very kind and patient person. Over the time we worked together, she helped me take down the barriers that were preventing me from moving forward in my process and assisted me in creating a plan to get to the finish line and achieve my goal. She was very helpful with revising and editing my writing to strengthen it. She helped me think creatively, so I could clarify and expand upon my findings. Amy not only pointed out grammatical errors and typos, but she made sure I was able to keep my voice consistent in my writing. Because of her, I was able to finish my doctoral degree, something that I will be forever grateful to her for.