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Lisa W.

Passion for Literature, Composition, Reading, and All Test Prep

Palm Beach Gardens, FL (33410)

Travel radius
25 miles
Hourly fee
$50.00
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Why tutor?

I am an Adjunct, Professor of English with a passion for teaching literature, composition, and reading. I have many different approaches to learning for all kinds of learners: auditory, visual, and tactile. Regardless of the area of need, I continually provide each client with formative feedback and tools to be successful in the classroom or on a standardized test.

I come to Palm Beach with 11+ years teaching American, British, world, and Advance Placement Literature with a concentration on writing research papers, memoirs, personal and expository essays, and literary analysis with an emphasis on grammar and developing vocabulary. I have a successful teaching style and want to continue sharing my methods with students whom want to succeed.

Why select me as your tutor?

I can coach you to be successful on any standardized test through practice, knowing what to expect, simplified grammar rules, and brain activity exercises.

One of my unique specializations is coaching high school seniors how to write college application essays "that work!"

As a former high school and NCAA DI athlete, I can empathize with the demands and schedules of student-athletes. My teaching style is a coaching style and I believe in repetition, movement, interactive learning, and technology to enhance learning, understanding, and communication; and above all, the successful results of all of my students.

My students scored a 21% higher pass rate on the AP Literature and Composition Exam than the global passing average. Why is this? This is because I am able to implement a differential way of teaching for all kinds of learners and to focus on each student's strengths and weakness.

I have developed painless strategies to learn to write Research Papers using MLA formatting correctly. There should never be a reason to moan when a research paper is assigned, and by following my methods, students will be able to not only shine in their college classrooms, but help other students who are feeling the research paper sighs.

What are you waiting for?

My patience and compassion will help transform your power, courage, and success.

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Lisa’s subjects

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ACT English

I have more than 11 years of experience teaching English Literature at a strong college prep high school in Orlando. I have developed curriculum units for 10th, 11th, and 12th grade levels to include: AP Literature and Composition, British Literature, World Literature, as well as more than three years teaching Comp I and Comp II at the college level. The grammar, writing, literary devices, and critical reading exercises in the classroom are key devices to succeeding on the ACT. My son improved his ACT Reading score by three points with my assistance and guidance.

ACT Reading

My experience as an AP Literature and Composition teacher has provided me with the opportunity to teach my students to learn how to read critically, to write critically, and to think critically. This is the key to scoring high marks on the ACT Reading portion of the ACT Test.

Classics

I have a Master's Degree in Liberal Studies from Rollins College. My degree of study began with the works of Homer and extended through Greek philosophy to include the pre-Socratics, moved through Virgil and other Roman classics. My study of the Classics includes: poetry, philosophy, drama, and art. I have relocated to Palm Beach County to pursue a PhD in Comparative Literature at FAU.

English

I have more than 11 years of experience teaching English Literature at a strong college prep high school in Orlando. I have developed curriculum units for 10th, 11th, and 12th grade levels to include: AP Literature and Composition, British Literature, World Literature, as well as more than three years teaching Comp I and Comp II at the college level.

Grammar

I have more than 11 years of experience teaching English Literature at a strong college prep high school in Orlando. I have developed curriculum units for 10th, 11th, and 12th grade levels to include: AP Literature and Composition, British Literature, World Literature, as well as more than three years teaching Comp I and Comp II at the college level. All of these course syllabi are infused with grammar practice, editing, and revision.

Literature

I have more than 11 years of experience teaching English Literature at a strong college prep high school in Orlando. I have developed curriculum units for 10th, 11th, and 12th grade levels to include: AP Literature and Composition, British Literature, World Literature, as well as more than three years teaching Comp I and Comp II at the college level.

Proofreading

Proofreading requires an eye for critical reading, critical writing, vocabulary, and above all, a basic knowledge of style and grammar. My command of the English language and my ability to communicate through writing are what make my proofreading skills exceptional.

PSAT

I have experience coaching 10th grade students to prepare for, as well as evaluate, PSAT testing strategies and results.

Public Speaking

I have a Bachelor's Degree from Florida State University and worked as a Broadcast Analyst for women's college sports for ten years covering live televised events. As an independent contractor, I was labeled "The Voice of the Lady Seminoles" and worked for NCAA Productions, Fox Sports, and Sunshine Networks.

SAT Reading

My experience as an AP Literature and Composition teacher has provided me with the opportunity to teach my students to learn how to read critically, to write critically, and to think critically. This is the key to scoring high marks on the SAT Reading portion of the SAT Test.

SAT Writing

I work with the individual student to discover his or her strengths and weaknesses and instill tools and strategies for success on the Reading and Writing sections of the SAT. These tools also translate into success in the language arts classroom.

Study Skills

I am qualified to tutor in the area of study skills from my experience teaching LD high school students, with a variety of learning challenges, for over 11 years. I have experience working with guidance counselors, ESL leaders, and parents to coordinate extra time, special assignments, and organizational direction to improve the success of struggling students.

As a tutor with over 200 hours, I have experience working with students who have a variety of learning disabilities and have taught them to be efficient and successful students by organizing their assignments, their writing, and their postings to the extent that they have modeled this behavior in all subjects, not just the ones with which I am involved.

Effective study skills can translate beyond the classroom and should be practiced in everyday behavior until this behavior becomes habit.

Vocabulary

I have more than 11 years of experience teaching English Literature at a strong college prep high school in Orlando. I have developed curriculum units for 10th, 11th, and 12th grade levels to include: AP Literature and Composition, British Literature, World Literature, as well as more than three years teaching Comp I and Comp II at the college level. All of these course syllabi are infused with daily vocabulary development and critical reading skills.

Writing

I am an experience AP Literature and Composition teacher and seasoned Composition I and Composition II English professor. I am passionate about developing my students' writing maturity, accuracy, and style. I have helpful strategies for writing research papers, college application essays "that work", as well as effective literary analysis.

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Education

Florida State University (Communications)

Rollins College (Master's)

Excellent, passionate about her work, effective and inspiring My daughter is very happy to have met Ms. W. In just a few sessions, my daughter has felt motivated and inspired to see literature in a different way. She enjoyed the assignment and found out that Ms. W.'s help has made a huge difference. As a mom I deeply appreciate her enthusiasm and the intellectual encouragement she gives my daughter. Ms. W. is very reliable and we will continue to work with ...

— Cristina from Boca Raton, FL on 7/19/14);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Lisa will travel within 25 miles of Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410.

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