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Renee A.

Port Saint Lucie, FL

$40/hr

Experienced SAT/ACT/ESL Language, Reading, and Writing Tutor

Background check passed as of 8/12/13
Usually responds in about 5 hours

Experienced SAT/ACT/ESL Language, Reading, and Writing Tutor

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I am a secondary English and history teacher with over 20 years of professional experience teaching grades 9-12. I have also taught middle school and elementary grades.

I love to teach and to see students learn and be able to use what they have learned. I have been successful not only in the classroom, but also in one-on-one tutoring. My students consistently test above grade level in reading comprehension, writing, and vocabulary on standardized tests. My eleventh grade students consistently test post-high school in the aforementioned areas, and almost all graduates test out of basic grammar and composition in college. I have helped the students whom I tutor raise their reading comprehension scores on the SAT an average of 90 points as well as raising their writing (grammar) scores by 70 points.

My method of teaching and tutoring include mastery of basic skills such as grammar and syntax, using those skills to improve one's writing. In addition, I teach my students how to properly respond to an essay question, how to prepare to answer the question, and how to format the answer to a question within the time allowed by the SAT. My approach to reading comprehension is to teach students what to look for when reading a passage and how to decide what response is correct from what they has read.

Testimonials

"Renee is an EXCELLENT Tutor"

- Chris, Bensalem, PA on 4/5/14
Renee replied on 4/6/2014

Thank you for the kind words, Chris. I look forward to working with you and your daughter.

"Awesome Tutor"

- Rachel, Allentown, NJ on 7/17/14
Renee replied on 8/8/2014

Thank you, Rachel, for allowing me to help your daughter. I know that she will be successful in all that she does.

"Top-Notch Tutor"

- Lisa, Philadelphia, PA on 5/13/14
Renee replied on 8/8/2014

Thank you, Lisa, for allowing me to work with your daughter. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of further assistance.

"Good tutor"

- Ellen, Southampton, PA on 10/6/13
Renee replied on 10/12/2013

Thank you, Ellen, for your positive response. It was a pleasure working with your son; he is a quick learner and I wish him all the best.

Math:
Prealgebra
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Sports/Recreation:
Tennis,
Volleyball

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT English

I have over 15 years of teaching experience in secondary English. I have taught and tutored students to help them improve their reading comprehension, vocabulary, grammar, and writing skills. I have tutored students taking the ACT.

ACT Reading

I have tutored and taught students how to improve their reading comprehension for over 15 years at the secondary level. I have tutored students taking the ACT test in reading. I have a desire to see students achieve and succeed in standardized testing.

American History

I have taught high school American History for over 15 years. I have a personal love of history and took many American History classes in college. I am the main American History teacher at my school. I consistently read books about American History and take trips to visit historic sites as often as possible.

Bible Studies

I have been a Christian for 30 years. I studied the Bible every day, taken Bible classes on-line, attend Sunday school and church every week, and teach the Bible to students every Sunday. I work in a Christian school, where the Bible is taught and studied every day.

Classics

As an English teacher for over 20 years, I have read, studied, and taught classic literature to students in grades 9-12. The curriculum I use is traditional in that is uses the classics as a basis of literature study. I am thoroughly familiar with the Greek classics as well as classic English and American literature.

College Counseling

I have been a high school college counselor for over eight years. I have tutored college students in writing and grammar. I was the editor of many group projects that I did in college as well as editor of any official publication at my place of employment. I specialize in English grammar and syntax, and I have above average knowledge of APA, MLA, and other college essay formats.

Economics

I have taught macroeconomics for over 10 years at a high school level. I have taken both macroeconomics and microeconomics in college. I have also taken management and statistic courses in college. I have used all of this experience to teach students basic knowledge of economics.

Elementary (K-6th)

I currently teach third and fourth grade students in all subjects which include arithmetic, language, reading and reading comprehension, social studies, science, health, and spelling. I am responsible for not only teaching the academics of each subject, but I also teach the students how to manage their time, organize their work space, and give them incentives to be accurate and productive in their work.

English

PSAT/Stanford coordinator and administrator
ESL SAT student tutoring
Lead English teacher in the high school
Mentored and tutored ESL students for the SAT
Designed summer teaching program for ESL English class
Provided additional tutoring tactics and curriculum

ESL/ESOL

I have tutored ESL students for SAT preparation in a private learning center. Most of my students came with some speaking knowledge of English, but did not have the grammar and writing skills needed to achieve on the SAT. I found the direct method of learning to be most useful for my students; however, I employed various methods to accommodate the needs of the students.

European History

I have taught European History in my secondary school for 15 years. I also teach World Literature and English Literature which give me the extra knowledge of European History necessary to enhance my knowledge of this subject. I have taken extra classes in continuing education to expand my knowledge in this subject.

GED

I have over 20 years of teaching experience in the classroom. I have helped adults prepare for various tests and have much compassion and patience helping them. My areas of expertise are in grammar and social studies.

Geography

I have taught Geography, both cultural and factual, for 15 years at the secondary level. I have taken courses in college, majoring in history in my first college experience. I have a keen interest in geography. My test score of 100% confirms my knowledge of this subject.

Government & Politics

As a history teacher in high school for over 15 years, I have taught American Government and Civic classes. I have taken political science classes in college and I keep abreast of current political issues. I have also campaigned for local candidates and have extensively studied the subject through reading and visiting such as Washington, D.C.

Grammar

My knowledge and love for proper grammar is confirmed in my test score of this subject. I have taught grammar for over 15 years at the secondary level. My students consistently test out of basic freshman grammar and composition and into advanced classes.

Handwriting

I have taught cursive handwriting skills to students in elementary and secondary grades. I currently teach handwriting skills to third and fourth grade students with much success. I have the patience and talent to teach these skills to both right and left-handed students. I know the proper angle to hold the paper, the correct formation of the letters, and various exercises designed to help students form letters properly.

Literature

As a high school English teacher for over 15 years, I have taught literature as part of my curriculum. I have taught World Literature, English Literature, and Classical Literature. I am very familiar with the classics and some modern literature. I enjoy teaching fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. I took many literature classes in college and take continuing classes in literature.

Proofreading

I am the chief proofreader in my school. I proofread all official documents for public release. I also am proofreading a 1200 page book soon to be published. I know how to proofread not only for content but also for grammar and syntax. I have been proofreading for over 15 years.

PSAT

I believe that I am qualified to tutor for this subject for the following reasons. First, I have prepared students for this test for the past 8 years. Second, I have administered the test at my school for the past 8 years. Third, I have attended a SAT/PSAT information meeting sponsored by the College Board, representing my school as the coordinator.

Public Speaking

I have taught high school students speech classes for over 10 years. I teach the students to speak by using various techniques such as speaking on subjects they are familiar with to speaking extemporaneously to writing their own speeches and performing them before various audiences. I not only teach them how to vary their tone and volume, but also how to use proper body language when speaking.

Reading

I have taught both elementary and secondary students to read and to read comprehensively. I know how to teach students to phonetically and by sight. I help students increase their comprehension by teaching them to recognize key words and phrases in reading selections. I have over 23 years of experience in teaching reading.

SAT Reading

I currently tutor and have tutored students to improve their SAT reading scores. I work with them to improve their reading comprehension by practicing SAT passages and reviewing their approaches to the answers. My students average a 40 point increase in reading comprehension alone between testings.

SAT Writing

I have attended SAT writing workshops sponsored by the College Board. I currently tutor students in SAT writing by having them practice sample SAT writing tests. My approach is to their success is to teach them to manage their time by taking a small portion of time to plan their essay answer, write the answer, and then edit for grammar and syntax. I have also taught writing for over 20 years in the classroom.

Social Studies

I have taught history at the secondary level for over 15 years. I have also taught numerous social studies courses such as cultural geography, anthropology, and civics. I enjoy learning about the social issues that affect our society.

Spelling

I am qualified to teach spelling as I teach it each year to my ninth through eleventh grades' students each year. I know how to teach students to spell phonetically. I also teach students to not only spell a word, but also to know its meaning by teaching them the prefix, suffix, and root parts of a word.

SSAT

I have taught upper level English grammar, vocabulary, and writing for over 20 years. The students whom I tutor do well on standardized tests.

Study Skills

I have been an elementary and high school teacher for over 20 years. I have helped my students prepare for exams and study for tests and quizzes with innovative reviews, worksheets, study sheets, and memory methods. I have tutored many students one-on-one and in group settings to teach them methods of study for the ACT and SAT, with much success.

Tennis

I have played tennis most of my life. As a student in high school and college, I played first doubles. I have also taught tennis to high school students at my current school. I have knowledge of how the game is played and can instruct a beginner or intermediate player.

Vocabulary

I have taught students vocabulary building skills for over 20 years. I not only teach them to memorize vocabulary words by rote memory, but I also have them learn prefixes, suffixes, and roots of works so that they may decipher a meaning by breaking down the word. In addition, I teach them to use the vocabulary works properly in sentences.

Volleyball

I have and still do coach varsity girls' volleyball for almost 20 years. I am pursuing my officials' license this year. The majority of my teams has had a winning season. In addition, I have had many of my players go on to play in college.

World History

I have taught World History to secondary students for over 15 years in the classroom. In addition, I took many world history courses in college, including History or Civilization, history of England, and World Cultures. I also attend continuing education classes which include world history.

Writing

As a secondary English teacher for over 15 years, I have taught writing to students grades 7-12. I have taught all steps of writing from learning to write a sentence to learning to write an extensive research paper. I teach my students how to plan, write, rewrite, and edit their work so that they may produce quality writing.

Renee’s Resources

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The passive voice of a verb is acceptable in some instances:  1) If the doer of the action is unknown. Example: The United States is regarded as the most democratic nation in the world.  2) If the receiver is more important than the doer.  Example:...

University of Phoenix, Arizona

Education

University of Phoenix, Arizona

Renee is an EXCELLENT Tutor — Despite months of weekly tutoring leading up to the March 2014 SAT, my daughter's scores were very disappointing and it was clear we needed a new preparation approach for the upcoming SAT in June. I reached out to Renee and explained the situation. We just completed our first session with Renee and she seems to be EXACTLY what we were looking for. Renee arrived on time, prepared and performed ...

— Chris, Bensalem, PA on 4/5/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Renee will travel within 25 miles of Port Saint Lucie, FL 34953.


About Renee

I am a secondary English and history teacher with over 20 years of professional experience teaching grades 9-12. I have also taught middle school and elementary grades.

I love to teach and to see students learn and be able to use what they have learned. I have been successful not only in the classroom, but also in one-on-one tutoring. My students consistently test above grade level in reading comprehension, writing, and vocabulary on standardized tests. My eleventh grade students consistently test post-high school in the aforementioned areas, and almost all graduates test out of basic grammar and composition in college. I have helped the students whom I tutor raise their reading comprehension scores on the SAT an average of 90 points as well as raising their writing (grammar) scores by 70 points.

My method of teaching and tutoring include mastery of basic skills such as grammar and syntax, using those skills to improve one's writing. In addition, I teach my students how to properly respond to an essay question, how to prepare to answer the question, and how to format the answer to a question within the time allowed by the SAT. My approach to reading comprehension is to teach students what to look for when reading a passage and how to decide what response is correct from what they has read.

Testimonials

"Renee is an EXCELLENT Tutor"

- Chris, Bensalem, PA on 4/5/14
Renee replied on 4/6/2014

Thank you for the kind words, Chris. I look forward to working with you and your daughter.

"Awesome Tutor"

- Rachel, Allentown, NJ on 7/17/14
Renee replied on 8/8/2014

Thank you, Rachel, for allowing me to help your daughter. I know that she will be successful in all that she does.

"Top-Notch Tutor"

- Lisa, Philadelphia, PA on 5/13/14
Renee replied on 8/8/2014

Thank you, Lisa, for allowing me to work with your daughter. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of further assistance.

"Good tutor"

- Ellen, Southampton, PA on 10/6/13
Renee replied on 10/12/2013

Thank you, Ellen, for your positive response. It was a pleasure working with your son; he is a quick learner and I wish him all the best.

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Education

University of Phoenix, Arizona

Education

University of Phoenix, Arizona


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Port Saint Lucie, FL 34953

Renee’s Subjects

Math:
Prealgebra
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Sports/Recreation:
Tennis,
Volleyball

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Renee’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Renee. View all of Renee’s resources

The passive voice of a verb is acceptable in some instances:  1) If the doer of the action is unknown. Example: The United States is regarded as the most democratic nation in the world.  2) If the receiver is more important than the doer.  Example:...


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