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ANTONIA D.

Expert tutor for SAT R/W, ACT, English, Latin & ancient Greek

Fanwood, NJ (07023)

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ANTONIA's Tutoring Subjects

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Corporate Training:
Dutch more »
ESL/ESOL
Grammar
Latin more »
Proofreading
Test Preparation:
ACT English more »
ACT Reading
ISEE more »
Praxis more »
PSAT
SAT Reading more »
SAT Writing more »
SSAT more »
TOEFL
Homeschool:
Dutch more »
Elementary (K-6th)
English more »
ESL/ESOL
Reading more »
SAT Reading more »
Study Skills
Writing more »
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th)
Grammar
Reading more »
Study Skills
Vocabulary
History:
American History
Classics more »
Social Studies more »
Language:
Dutch more »
ESL/ESOL
Latin more »
TOEFL
English:
ACT English more »
ACT Reading
English more »
ESL/ESOL
Grammar
Literature more »
Proofreading
Reading more »
SAT Reading more »
SAT Writing more »
TOEFL
Vocabulary
Writing more »

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ACT English

My ACT English students learn to analyze texts for content, style, and meaning by decoding context clues and diction. I instruct my students in the fine points of grammar and the components of successful argumentation. Students under my tutelage acquire the skills necessary for writing and speaking clearly and persuasively.

Classics

I have a B.A. in Classics from Middlebury College and a M.A. in Classics from the University of Virginia. I have taught Latin, ancient Greek, and classical studies for over 10 years.

Dutch

I am fluent in Dutch; I lived and worked in the Netherlands for over seven years.

English

My students learn to analyze texts for content, style, and meaning by decoding context clues and diction. Under my guidance, students learn to interpret literature within the context of literary history and the socio-economic conditions that shape writers and their readers. I instruct my students in literary terms, rhetorical devices, and the components of successful argumentation. Students under my tutelage acquire the skills necessary for writing and speaking clearly and persuasively.

ISEE

I have prepared students for the ISEE for many years. Having both taught in and attended private school, I am well versed in the academic expectations of independent schools and enjoy preparing young people for the intellectual challenges of rigorous academic communities.

Latin

My students are taught to look at grammar as a roadmap to success. I also provide them with helpful shortcut for memorizing vocabulary. My students appreciate the depth of my knowledge and enthusiasm for the subject. Students often comment on on my ability to explain things clearly. I delight in teaching students of all ages , abilities, and learning styles. Please contact me for more information.

Literature

My students learn to analyze texts for content, style, and meaning by decoding context clues and diction. Under my guidance, students learn to interpret literature within the context of literary history and the socio-economic conditions that shape writers and their readers. I instruct my students in literary terms, rhetorical devices, and the components of successful argumentation. Students under my tutelage acquire the skills necessary for writing and speaking clearly and persuasively.

Praxis

I have been trained in Praxis test preparation (and other standardized tests) as part of my professional development as a teacher and in my coursework as a doctoral candidate in Education. I instruct my students to pinpoint their strengths and weakness to better shape their course of study. I apply my knowledge of educational theory and empirical data to maximize my students' opportunities for success.

Reading

I train my students to analyze tone, diction, and style by decoding context clues. My students learn to recognize and produce the essential components of good writing: correct grammar, careful word selection, and a clear presentation of logical ideas. I enjoy teaching my pupils to discern different literary genres and rhetorical devices. My students also deconstruct meaning from an understanding of the socio-political and historical background of the author and his audience.

SAT Reading

My students learn how to analyze texts for tone, style, and content by learning to recognize context clues. We practice the steps necessary for clear and persuasive writing (and speaking) by composing arguments and critically analyzing the work of other authors. Additionally, I teach my students many Greek and Latin roots/stems of English words so that they can "decode" and understand words that are not familiar to them. My training as as Latin and Greek teacher gives my students a distinct advantage in acquiring a sophisticated and broad vocabulary.

SAT Writing

I guide and instruct students to write clear, effective, and persuasive, essays. My students learn the spelling and grammatical rules necessary for excellent writing of all sorts including college applications, standardized tests, and other assessments.

Social Studies

My approach to Social Studies rests on a foundation of political philosophy in which I minored at Middlebury College, where I earned my BA in Classics. I train my students to analyze the efficacy of different forms of government. We explore how each system and political culture solves problems. My students learn the constituent elements of each style or system of government and the evolution of their roles in the world. I find a comparative approach helps students gain a broad perspective on how different societies develop.

SSAT

My students learn how to analyze texts for tone, style, and content by learning to recognize context clues in reading comprehension and sentence completion questions. We practice the steps necessary for clear and persuasive writing (and speaking) by composing arguments and critically analyzing the work of other authors. Additionally, I teach my students many Greek and Latin roots/stems of English words so that they can "decode" and understand words that are not familiar to them. My training as as Latin and Greek teacher gives my students a distinct advantage in acquiring a sophisticated and broad vocabulary.

Additionally, we pinpoint and practice recognizing the types of relationships assessed in the analogies section of the SSAT.

Writing

I teach my students to write clearly and persuasively. Students under my guidance learn to present logical, well supported, and original arguments that engage and convince their audience.

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Approved Subjects

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