Between the Lines Tutoring
Education and Learning Services: Exceptional and enthusiastic tutoring with a focus on writing cogency
About Between the Lines Tutoring
Thriving since 2012 and award-winning for the past EIGHT years in a row, Between the Lines offers one-on-one tutoring services to all who seek help with writing instruction as well as a wide variety of reading support, analytical skills coaching, and enrichment. One of Carrie Waldron-Brown’s particular strengths is helping high school seniors craft their personal statement (and supplementals) for college applications. While Carrie Waldron-Brown’s main focus is working with middle schoolers through college students, she also collaborates with adults on professional writing, website redesigns, and editing publications. Additionally, she has helped numerous students win grants and scholarship money through robust essay guidance. Carrie Waldron-Brown has an exemplary academic background and experience both as a teacher of English and Language Arts (certified in PA 7th-12th grades), as well as proven expertise as a writing specialist who has run and established several schools’ Writing Centers.
- Writing Specialist:
Carrie Waldron-Brown works with students wherever they are in the writing process to provide them with strategies to demystify and enrich their understanding of how to write with clarity and confidence. Also addressed are style tools (grammar/mechanics) to support convincing and well-organized writing.
- College Essay Coach:
Carrie Waldron-Brown has helped hundreds of students through the college application process on their Personal Statement and supplementals. Additionally, Carrie Waldron-Brown is sponsored by the Tredyffrin Township Libraries and lectures on “Conquering the College Essay,” and she is a national representative “Matchlighter Coach” for The College Essay Guy.
- Remote Tutoring:
For over eight years, Carrie Waldron-Brown has been successfully instructing students from afar—from Miami to Singapore as well as up and down the Main Line. Typically, students work seamlessly with video conferencing technology: thanks to Zoom and Google Docs, tutoring remotely is as effective as supporting someone elbow-to-elbow.
- English and Language Arts Course Instruction:
Having taught students from age nine through college and beyond, Carrie Waldron-Brown is well versed with much of the literature canon and supports students to better analyze texts wherever they may be on their learning journeys.
- Organizational and Executive Functioning Support:
Carrie Waldron-Brown assists students with learning techniques to better grasp and plan out their work for many elements, from writing their first paragraphs and essays to research papers, from IB exam strategies to SAT/ACT test preparation.
- Gifted Learning Enrichment:
When students desire to accelerate their learning, Carrie Waldron-Brown works to develop Independent Study Projects with curricular components to complement and accelerate their class instruction and independent educational goals.
- SAT/ACT/Testing support:
There are specific components (especially essays and grammar) for standardized tests which Carrie Waldron-Brown instructs and supports.
- Writing and Essays
- English course content
- Language Arts course content
- Reading comprehension
- Literature analysis
- IB Language/Literature exam preparation
- Grant/scholarship/fundraising writing
- Professional copywriting
“I would recommend Mrs. W-B to anyone who feels overwhelmed and/or uncomfortable in English; she can really help you understand writing and analysis of the texts.”
Drew, Radnor, Class of 2018
Saul, Barrack, Class of 2020
Between the Lines Tutoring
Carrie Waldron-Brown, M.A., has a Masters in English Literature from Middlebury College via Oxford University, and a Bachelor of Art in English from Barnard College/Columbia University; she also has a PA English teaching certification (7th-12th grades). As a career English teacher, her wheelhouse is in writing instruction and literary analyses as she guides students with everything from 5th graders needing writing fundamentals to college students delving into research papers.
Carrie Waldron-Brown has expertise supporting students at any stage of the writing process with every kind of writing assignment, including expository and persuasive papers and “the college essay.” Furthermore, she can not only tutor English, but also address students’ overall organizational needs for stronger executive functioning capabilities.
Carrie Waldron-Brown has a lifelong dedication to education. From 2014-2017 she helped launch The Grayson School where she was a Founder, Writing Center Director, and Language Arts Chair. A veteran educator, Carrie Waldron-Brown has also taught English at several highly competitive middle and high schools, including Radnor High School, Episcopal Academy, and The Grayson School.
Carrie Waldron-Brown’s tutees gain confidence as they learn writing tools and thinking strategies to improve their understanding of how to cogently express themselves with clarity and conviction.