I'm a patient, effective tutor with a master's degree in English that can help students with reading, writing, essays, AP English, and writing/reading portions of the PSAT, SAT or ACT.
I have previously tutored 6-12th graders and college students in writing, reading, and English composition. I have also taught writing, reading, and composition at several colleges and universities in the area, including St. Mary's College and Holy Names University. I also have worked in college writing centers and received excellent reviews from my students and superiors. I also spent time working with students on college entrance essays, so I feel I can benefit students in this way.
While grammar, spelling, and vocabulary are part of the writing process (and a large part of standardized tests), I try to also help students with study skills and organization, including managing stress and school work.
When tutoring, I assess a student's needs and abilities with a diagnostic assignment and we go from there. Our goal is improvement and heightened achievement. While I will be challenging, I am always patient, kind and try to build a rapport with my student. I typically use a combination of readings, worksheets, free-writing and structured writing, along with more creative methods for students who are visual or kinesthetic learners. All tutoring is tailored to the individual student.
I enjoy one-on-one tutoring and feel I make a huge difference in students' achievement. I also feel that my experience, as a college and university English instructor, prepares secondary students for college life and expectations.
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