Literature & English Tutoring

Signet Literature and English tutors can draw students into the time period, genre, and style of the material they are studying.

Our tutors will guide you through challenging passages using close-reading techniques, and help you build the tools to parse complex texts on your own. Signet Literature and English tutors can help you understand basic narratives, stylistic conventions, figurative language, literary techniques so that you gain command over any text you wish to analyze.

The result: you’ll actually engage with what you’re reading, retain details and themes longer, and, we hope, enjoy yourself along the way.

Our tutors are also very familiar with the reading comprehension components of many standardized tests, as well as literatures from a range of time periods and cultures. At any level of Literature study, a Signet tutor can help you develop a masterful and real appreciation for the body of work you are studying.

We select Signet tutors in Literature and English from among those who hold doctorate and master’s degrees, PhD candidates, and experienced literature instructors. Signet’s Literature and English tutors are enthusiastic teachers with the skills to engage students who aren’t naturally drawn to literature. Our tutors’ analytical abilities, familiarity with critical theory, and experience facilitating dialogue and understanding enable them to help students of all levels. As with all subjects, we screen candidates for the depth of their expertise and then hire tutors based on their proven ability as teachers.

Our Literature & English Tutors

Sheila A.
A former commodities trader on Wall Street, she enjoys teaching Math for the SAT and the GRE, because doing so calls on her quantitative abilities, honed during her undergraduate pre-medical years at Harvard.

Sheila grew up in Michigan, Virginia, and Massachusetts and has lived in New York, Los Angeles, and Bloomington, Indiana. After...
Caroline C.
At UVA, Caroline's thesis earned the Dabney prize for the best undergraduate thesis in European history, and she received the Younger award for best graduating student in history.

Caroline was born and raised in northern Virginia and went to college in Charlottesville, VA. She has lived in Cambridge, MA,...
Liz A.
Liz is an avid classical musician and in 2008 she was selected to be a Viola Fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center where she...
Sidra A.
Sidra grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan where she honed her passion for skiing, snowboarding, and tennis. Sidra's...
Sumita C.
Sumita is in the doctoral program in English at Emory University, a Wellesley College alumna, a working writer, and the assistant poetry editor of AGNI Magazine.

In addition to studying and teaching English and writing, Sumita is a working writer (poetry and criticism) and editor...
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Test Tutoring for English

  • SSAT/ISEE
  • SAT
  • ACT
  • AP English Literature and Composition
  • AP Spanish Literature
  • SAT II Literature
  • IELTS
  • TOEFL
  • GRE
  • GMAT
  • LSAT
  • MCAT

English Tutoring Subjects

  • Poetry
  • Drama
  • Non-fiction
  • Fiction
  • Religious
  • Novels
  • Novellas
  • Short Stories
  • Epics
  • Romances
  • Essays
  • Memoirs
  • American Literature
  • Arabic Literature
  • Chinese Literature
  • English Literature
  • French Literature
  • German Literature
  • Greek Literature
  • Hebrew Literature
  • Latin Literature
  • Russian Literature
  • Spanish Literature

Boston

Our headquarters is in Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA. We tutor in our center and in-home around Boston.

New York City

Our New York office is in midtown Manhattan. We tutor in-home throughout the greater NYC area.

Online

We work with clients all over the world via Skype and our online tutoring platform.

“Eli has been terrific, and I'm not just being agreeable. While I don't have much basis for comparison, he's gone out of his way, in sessions and out, to prepare and encourage me, all while maintaining a sense of humor and calm. For me, it's a great fit.”

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