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Erin R.

Royal Oak, MI

$50/hr

Patient and Successful Test Prep Tutor (SAT/ACT/AP English, Reading)

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Background check passed as of 12/12/12
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90 Ratings
 
 
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— Stephanie, Novi, MI on 7/14/14

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Michigan State University
University of South Florida - Morsani College of Education
Master's

Education

Michigan State University

University of South Florida - Morsani College of Education (Master's)

About Erin

Hello and thank you for checking out my profile! I am a certified English teacher who has taught nearly every high school English and writing class under the sun: World Literature & American Literature (both regular and honors), AP Language & Composition, ENG 101 & 102 (Dual Enrollment), Creative Writing, Reading, and Journalism. I also have a master's degree in English Education with 18 credits of English literature. About five years ago, a few of my former students approached me about tutoring them for their upcoming ACT and SAT tests. I agreed and began putting together a curriculum that I thought might benefit them. It was the first time I had been able to teach students one-on-one and I loved it! After tutoring these students for a few months, they began seeing real results in the form of higher test scores. They, in turn, told their friends about our after-school and weekend tutoring sessions, and before I knew it, I was a busy tutor!

My favorite part about tutoring is the one-on-one interaction. That's something that students just unfortunately do not get in the classroom. Unless they're brave enough to ask questions or approach their teachers after class, they often remain confused and even insecure about their performance. With tutoring, it's so different. Students feel comfortable enough to ask questions, and as a tutor, there's no need for me to rush through lesson plans. We work on concepts until students "get it." Even then, we practice. My goal is for students to walk into the testing room and say, "I've got this" before the test even begins.

One of the biggest factors with the SAT, ACT and AP exams is test STRATEGY. In addition to building students' vocabulary, reading comprehension levels, and grammar skills, we work on skipping and guessing strategies, text-marking strategies, and timing issues. I can also assist with college essays. I can't write them for students; however, I can help with brainstorming, outlining, editing, and revision.

English test prep really goes beyond the tests themselves; most of my "tutees" have told me that our tutoring sessions have made a huge difference in their classroom performance. I've also had many students tell me that tutoring with me helped them gain valuable skills for college that they would have been lost without. I look forward to working with you!
Hello and thank you for checking out my profile! I am a certified English teacher who has taught nearly every high school English and writing class under the sun: World Read more

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Hourly Rate = 2-hour sessions. Group rates: $75/hr - no more than 2 students per group. 1st cancellation: $50 2nd cancellation: $75 3rd cancellation: Full cost of session

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Royal Oak, MI 48073
Background Check: Passed

"Great Tutor"

- Stephanie, Novi, MI on 7/14/14
Erin replied on 7/17/2014

Thank you, Stephanie - it's a pleasure to work with him!

"Erin Gets Results!"

- Andrea, Warren, MI on 2/17/15

"Highly Recommended for ACT English help!"

- Kaitlin, Berkley, MI on 11/11/14

"Kind and helpful!"

- Brigid, Utica, MI on 10/27/14
Erin replied on 10/28/2014

Happy to help - she was a great student, and I wish her all the best!!

"Great tutor!"

- Jake, Troy, MI on 7/2/14
Erin replied on 7/17/2014

I was so pleased to hear back about his score increase, especially only after meeting a handful of times. It just goes to show that these strategies WORK. Good luck to you guys and enjoy the rest of your summer.

"Thank you, Erin!"

- Melissa, Redford, MI on 6/24/13
Math:
ACT Math
English:
ACT English,
ACT Reading,
English, Grammar, Proofreading, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
ACT Science
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
English, SAT Reading,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Math, ACT Reading,
ACT Science, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Proofreading

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ACT English

The English portion of the ACT assesses students' knowledge of grammar and writing; ACT wants to make sure that you know the difference between a colon and semicolon, when to use a comma with a conjunction, whether you know the difference between possessives and contractions, etc. Don't be intimidated by all of the grammar jargon - it's more important that you know the actual rule versus the name of the rule. After tutoring with me, you will not only whiz through this section of the ACT, but you'll make better grammatical choices in your own writing!

ACT Reading

The Reading section of the ACT consists of four passages: a literary passage, a social science passage, a humanities passage, and a science passage. Each passage consists of ten questions, for a total of 40 questions. Because students only have 35 minutes to complete this section, they often feel very pressured. No worries! Even if you hate reading, I have many strategies to help your achieve the score you're looking for.

SAT Reading

There are three SAT reading sections on the SAT test - two are 24 questions and one is 19 questions. You will begin each section with vocabulary questions, followed by reading passages of varying lengths. While the SAT is not for the faint of heart, there are many strategies I can teach you to help you achieve the score you're looking for. And don't forget that skipping questions can be advantageous; they key is just not to skip too many. Together, we can figure out a healthy number for you to skip comfortably, depending on your scoring goals.

SAT Writing

The SAT writing sections assess students on their grammatical knowledge: can you recognize a misplaced modifier? Does the verb tense match the subject? What about indefinite pronouns - do you know that they take a singular verb and pronoun antecedent? While this may sound like a lot of overwhelming grammar jargon, more and more colleges are using your writing score (in addition to your math and reading scores) to decide whether you are ready for college. No worries - I can teach you easy grammar rules to help you score successfully in these sections. Don't be surprised if your classroom writing improves as well!

Michigan State University
University of South Florida - Morsani College of Education
Master's

Education

Michigan State University

University of South Florida - Morsani College of Education (Master's)

Great Tutor — My son loves Erin’s private lessons for improving his reading comprehension in ACT. After only 2 lessons, his ACT practice test in Reading reached a score of 32. Also, he was able to get 100% in his ELA final exam. Erin taught good strategies and helped my son to build up his confidence. We highly recommend Erin to anyone. ...

— Stephanie, Novi, MI on 7/14/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Hourly Rate = 2-hour sessions. Group rates: $75/hr - no more than 2 students per group. 1st cancellation: $50 2nd cancellation: $75 3rd cancellation: Full cost of session

Travel policy

Erin will travel within 10 miles of Royal Oak, MI 48073.

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