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University of South Carolina; Rutgers University (BA Communications and BS Biology)
New School For Social Research (Graduate Coursework)
Fairleigh Dickinson University (Graduate Coursework)
Hi! I am an experienced tutor and editor and I look forward to working with any student who requires help improving writing and reading skills. I am also experienced and approved to help students prepare for many standardized exams. It is very important to me that my students enjoy the process. Learning, reading, and writing can be a great source of joy ~ I would like to assist any students who struggle to understand what they are reading or get frustrated when trying to express their thoughts in writing. I am patient, easygoing, consistent, and believe in teaching by positive reinforcement, use of praise, and frequent encouragement.
I edit, help in drafting rewrites, and proofread essays and presentations for adult students and professionals who want to ensure their work is commensurate with their peers. I offer online work to accommodate your busy schedules.
I take every step to make certain my students benefit from maximizing every effort to assist them with areas they find challenging. For example, when tutoring my younger students, I often ask for parental permission allowing me to communicate with my students' teachers. I ask for their input, advice, and recommendations as well as to keep me apprised of current assignments and any areas proving difficult or challenging to the student. It also allows me to make certain that no assigned work is incomplete and/or not submitted on time; I may ask if students can get makeup or extra-credit assignments to improve their grade; and I learn of all observed improvements as well as any areas that still require additional attention. I have found that this guarantees that the student receives the full benefit of maximum attention from all those responsible for providing assistance needed to ensure improvement.
I am always prepared with age- and grade-appropriate lesson materials to make certain my students are engaged while learning. I always ask about their interests to assist me in explaining an assignment or making a point. I find that especially when working with boys, if I use a sports-related reference, the "light bulb" comes on and the point is understood. It also helps in building rapport with my students; they know I care enough to learn about what interests them.
For many, it is an unforgiving and grueling task to comprehend required reading. I have seen the joy expressed by my students when they begin to improve their verbal skills and realize they are capable of comprehending what they are reading, thus achieving their long-term goals. I am most rewarded in helping those who have struggled to the point of frustration, often just giving up, having lost any desire to try to improve their basic language skills. I volunteered at the Literacy Councils in New Orleans and Norristown for many years; tutored those for whom English is not their first language; and helped many who, having been just passed over by an apathetic, disinterested educational system, found themselves unable to read even the simplest reading materials. I experience tremendous joy helping those who struggle or just need 'fine-tuning' in understanding more complex materials and writing.
I was an Editor for nearly a decade (college, professional, medical texts, Encyclopedia Yearbooks, and military defense manuals at Boeing). I was a substitute teacher (HS) for several years and published several articles (related to my later, 20+ year career in Broadcast and Cable Advertising). I was a frequent guest speaker and seminar leader at major media conferences.
My love of learning came at an early age. When I began helping others, who struggled at school or rarely read or wrote for pleasure, I realized the innate pleasure of seeing others experience joy in reading, writing, and the learning process.
I believe that no child should suffer for lack of an adequate education. My primary objective is ensuring that any student I tutor will learn to write and speak English as it was meant to be read and heard and discover the pleasure of reading and understanding a great book and not struggling to express thoughts onto paper.
Of greatest significance, I have observed that when all these approaches and beliefs are put into effect, along with improvement in academic skills, my students' self-esteem and confidence markedly benefit.
While I consider myself my student's tutor, I value parental guidance, input, and assistance in relaying any specifics that could be affecting your child's performance. There are many factors that contribute to a student's academic work: they can include personal, social, and school problems. You have intimate knowledge of your child, and I would appreciate your sharing any relevant information so that I can be of the greatest help to your child's education. Anything you relay to me about your child is considered strictly confidential.
While I ask for a 24-hour cancellation email, I offer makeup sessions. I have found that, especially with my older students, we can incorporate online work particularly when helping them with their essays or major projects. My students are always free to call me when we are utilizing this approach. I am pleased to say that I have helped several students achieve their highest grades ever, and I always enjoy when my students email me to relay how they did on a test, midterm, or final; so far they have all been to tell me how well they did! I give my email address to all of my students and encourage them to ask me for help when needed. I want my students to feel at ease in asking for my help; I believe that is what defines a great tutor.
I hope this gives you sufficient information so you can assess my ability to work effectively with you and your child to vastly improve his or her language skills. To my "future students": I welcome the opportunity to work with many of you and especially to watch you achieve your goals! Hi! I am an experienced tutor and editor and I look forward to working with any student who requires help improving writing and reading skills. I am also experienced and… Read more
Editor (10 yrs.), offers project rate for editing and required rewrite on essays & papers, proving cost-efficient, time-effective, efficacious means to reduce your overall cost.
Trisha is an excellent tutor; she helped me significantly with my grammar, writing, and reading comprehension. She researches and finds the best material that will work for my needs. Trisha is positive, upbeat, and always punctual. Anyone who has the privilege to work with her will not be disappointed.
Trisha really understands my son and is passionate about teaching within my son's weaknesses and making him feel good about himself. It is a wonderful sight to behold. We really enjoy her lessons. She pushes him without him realizing it or feeling bad about his deficits. How wonderful! I truly recommend her!!!
Trisha is tutoring my son for ACT. She is very punctual, thorough, and detail oriented. She knows how to get her students ready for the test and builds your confidence. We are very lucky to have found her.
Trisha worked with my daughter in preparation for the SSAT test. Trisha was very professional, extremely kind, and exceeded my expectations. She sent a detailed review after each session that kept me advised of my daughter's progress and areas for continued work. She sent us online practice test which made it very easy for my daughter to complete and easy for me as I did not have to find the tests through my own research on the internet.
Perhaps most important, however, was the relationship she quickly built with my daughter. Trisha is kind, builds on the student's strengths, and is genuinely interested in her students. This allows her to build a good rapport which makes the hard work of preparing for a difficult test or studying a challenging subject a bit more enjoyable. I would highly recommend Trisha to anyone looking for an amazing tutor in the area of language arts!
Trisha has been a great tutor to my daughter in preparing for ACT English exams. Trisha is very patient and goes out of her way to get back via email. I have seen emails come through between 1am and 4am sometimes and does a great job keeping my daughter focused and motivated to prepare for the exams.
Trisha has done a great job with our son, and we are so glad we went online and got him some help. He has some ground to make up, but at least now the road ahead is clear on how to get where he and we want him to be. Thank you.
It was a pleasure assisting this student to prepare for his SAT. It is always a tutor's biggest reward to have a student express that he or she is learning. When your son expressed that he would like to continue for an additional hour during one of our sessions, it was clear that he was not only engaged, but also that he was motivated to continue learning. Needless to say I trust that all the advice, suggestions, and educational assistance I gave helped him significantly on the day of his exam.
I worked with Trisha recently on my projects due for school. I had two projects for my paralegal writing class and Trisha went above and beyond what was expected. She not only helped me with the work that I have difficulty with she also made sure to make notes so I can understand for future references. I was so happy to have found on the site such a great attentive tutor that really helped me with my work and overall learning of the subject I was having difficulty with. I would recommend Trisha to anyone who is looking for a great tutor with their school work and/or papers.
So enjoyed working with this client who was personable; highly receptive to my suggestions and advice; and helpful in clarifying subject-specific questions (e.g., legal terminology). I also enjoy this type of work: editing and rewriting, as required, online from home. It is a highly effective and cost-efficient method in approaching this type of project (i.e., ensuring that papers and presentations are well-written, grammatically correct, and free of any errors or inconsistencies).
I found the work interesting and challenging, so while I took the extra time (as I always do) to ensure that I did the requisite research to make certain I was using correct terminology and punctuation as well as any specialized treatment (such as italics) required by the profession, it is indicative of the standard of work I deliver.
I did make copious notes to client to bring her attention to 1)any legal issue/treatment about which I was not completely certain, so that she could be the final judge of corrections needed and 2) repetitious errors so that she could learn and correct for future writing. I made certain to prioritize her primary concerns, producing a final project that met the criteria established. It was very rewarding to learn that client was so pleased with my work. I would love to work with her again at any time.
I also wish to do much more of this type of online editing/rewriting, so her testimonial was much appreciated.
Trisha has connected with my grandson, for me that's a great start. The material she uses is fun and at his level but still a little challenging to him. Thanks Trisha!
This student is just delightful ~ I feel as if I'm getting as much reward from our sessions as I trust he is! Am continuing to research and print creative and entertaining worksheets for him; he loves just looking through what I brought for him, trying to select his favorite on which to start! But he continues to like all of them, so it's just a joy to watch this charming child associate joy with learning. He is highly receptive to praise, positive reinforcement, and encouragement so I employ a lot of all during our sessions. It is definitely proof that all of these positive approaches are the most successful tools in motivating a student to learn as well as helping them associate joy with learning, reading, and writing which will go far in helping him improve.
Grandfather is a wonderful provider of support as well as love, attention, and care. He is very involved with student's education which is invaluable, and he assists me significantly in keeping me apprised on what motivates or effects students so I am better able to help student improve his language skills.
So far, Trisha has been a great tutor. She has been helping my daughter to expand her vocab and improve her writing skills for SSAT/ISEE. Trisha is always on time and a great communicator.
Your daughter is a delightful, intelligent, motivated, and committed student. She is eager to learn, receptive to my instruction and suggestions, and I have no doubt that she will one day be attending the college of her choice.
She readily accepts advice as to how best continue work on materials I have given her that will assist her in formulating her thoughts, devising an outline to best express her ideas, and finally constructing a grammatically-correct and well-written essay, which is one of her primary goals in preparing for her SSAT/ISEE exams.
It has already been a pleasure to work with your daughter, and I look forward to continuing to assist her in improving her writing skills.
Trisha has been GREAT. She is very committed making sure my son receives all the help he needs. She has done a great job of communicating not only with me but with my sons teachers as well. Emails and phone calls are always answered in a timely manner and are very detailed. I am excited to begin this journey and my son feels completely comfortable with her.
Student has been a delight to tutor and parents are very supportive and highly receptive to my suggestions. They gave me permission to contact student's teachers, which proved very helpful as I can stay on top of: assignments that are due, any problem areas that still need to be addressed, current material being covered in class, and also be made aware of noted improvements. Actually, student has improved a complete grade level since our work together.
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I have a BA in Communications and a BS in Biology; I did post-grad study in Communications at The New School in NY and at Fairleigh Dickinson University.
I was a substitute teacher for several years (HS level only); volunteered as a tutor for the Literacy Councils in Norristown and in New Orleans; and was an Editor for nearly a decade.I edited college, professional, and medical textbooks. This required a full comprehension of the subject matter in order to correct errors and inconsistencies and also often entailed significant re-write.
I published several articles in trade magazines (related to my later career in broadcast and cable advertising). I served as a speaker and seminar leader at several media-related conferences and moderated two annual seminars for the Philadelphia, NY, & Baltimore advertising community. I served on several Boards, including The American Red Cross and American Women in Radio and Television.
On a personal note, although I worked full-time, I thoroughly scrutinized my daughters' homework assignments and was always there to assist them with all their school work, including preparing for their PSAT & SAT exams and helping with their college application essays. They still refer to me as a grammar "task master," but I trust my "hands-on" approach served them well (my elder daughter is an MD; my younger daughter is a director of grants at Harvard). I mention this more because, although both attended a well-regarded school district, I found their otherwise excellent education to be sorely lacking in basic verbal skills. Given my editorial experience, I prioritized their mastering their verbal skills.
As noted, I have been qualified and approved to tutor students prepping for both ACT and SAT exams.
I got my start working with my two daughters from early childhood to homework assignments, prepping for their SATs, and assisting with their college application essays. I enjoy helping students achieve success and realize their full potential.
I have a BA in Communications and BS in Biology as well as post grad study in Communications. However, I view my 10-year career as an Editor of college, professional, and medical textbooks as well as a major Encyclopedia Yearbook and defense (military) manuals as a unique and significant addition to my academic studies~ one not found in any university curriculum. Major publishing houses mandate excellence in all editorial work and have zero tolerance for any failure to correct errors, whether grammatical or inconsistencies in the manuscript. This is especially of import in the textbook division as these texts were widely-used by colleges, universities, and medical schools as well as among practicing physicians, engineers, the military, and other professionals. I worked directly with the authors, who were university professors or practicing physicians affiliated with an academic institution. I also edited medical monologues and articles published in medical journals. As reputations of both publisher and author were deemed paramount, the Editor was responsible for ensuring no errors appeared once the manuscript moved through the various stages from galley to bound-book stage. Having been thanked by several of my authors among the many colleagues included in their Acknowledgements was not only a great compliment but also recognition for my role in successfully bringing the author's work to press.
I had several articles published in my later career in Broadcast and Cable Advertising. I was responsible for writing hundreds of client presentations as well as materials prepared for my participation as a frequent guest speaker and seminar leader at major media conferences. My writing skills include my ability to address a broad-spectrum of readers, from middle- and high school as well as college students to engineers, physicians, and other professionals. I enjoy assisting others who struggle to express their thoughts on paper.
I have extensive experience tutoring ESL/ESOL students including those who required help comprehending materials required for school and professionals who wanted to improve their written and oral presentations so that they were comparable to that of their peers and colleagues.
I volunteered at the Literacy Councils in New Orleans and in Norristown, both of which attracted many ESL students.
English is among the most, if not the most difficult language to master and I make every effort to explain that to my ESL students. I have ESL lesson plans; grammar worksheets; and other materials that are designed specifically for those for whom English is not their first language.
I was an Editor for nearly a decade, specializing in college, professional, and medical textbooks. I also worked for Boeing, editing defense materials for the government, and was an Editor for a major Encyclopedia Yearbook.
I always chose to copy edit all my manuscripts, which required full understanding of complex subject matter in order to correct errors and inconsistencies as well as re-write substantially.
It is a mandate that no grammatical or punctuation errors be in any published textbook, so I have had extensive experience that exceeded anything beyond post-graduate study.
I can supply a sample list of books I edited if needed.
I had several articles published in trade magazines (related to my 25 year career as in Broadcast and Cable Advertising).
I volunteered for the Literacy Councils in New Orleans and in Norristown where I worked with many adult students. Their needs ranged from those for whom English was a second Language (ESL); those who were functionally illiterate, having been ignored and passed along by a poorly-functioning public school system; and those who merely required assistance in writing on a level commensurate with their colleagues, peers, clients, professors, and supervisors.
My biggest objective is to help my students find confidence and joy in reading and writing.
I was an Editor of college-level and medical textbooks for over a decade. This experience, working for the major publishers, has given me experience not available in any academic setting. I have additional editorial experience editing military manuals for the Department of Defense as well as for a major Encyclopedia. Following my subsequent career in Broadcast and Cable Management, I have been editing essays and Statements of Purpose (Personal Statements) for graduate, doctoral, medical, law, and other professional candidates. (I also edit many college application essays). I combine this with tutoring a wide-age range of students to help improve their verbal skills and prepare for standardized exams (e.g., SAT, ACT, etc.). I believe this unique experience - that of an Editor- gives me the level of expertise to ensure that my clients submit a Personal Statement that will not only engage the interest of the admissions committee but also leave them with the impression that the writer is articulate, expressive, polished, intelligent, and representative of their ideal candidate. In short, I help my clients produce a well-written, error-free, and engaging Personal Statement that will stand out, making a positive impression, among the hundreds of others submitted - that should be the goal of any candidate.
I would like to add that every candidate for whom I edited and helped write their Statements of Purpose was accepted into their program of choice. Clearly, the SOP is merely one component of a candidate's application, but submitting a poorly-written one can often leave the admissions committee questioning other aspects of the candidate's qualifications. I merely ensure that the final piece impresses the committee and, of equal import, makes them remember you positively among so many other prospective candidates.
I have a BA in Communications and a BS in Biology; I also did post grad study in Communications at The New School in NY and Fairleigh Dickinson University.
I was an Editor for nearly a decade. While I supervised all aspects of the publishing process from manuscript to bound book stage, I always chose to do my own copy editing. This entailed not only comprehension of the subject matter to correct any errors or inconsistencies but also often required significant rewrite. I edited college, professional, and medical textbooks as well as a major Encyclopedia Yearbook.
I have been published in several trade magazines (related to broadcast & cable advertising). I have a true love of reading and writing. The only greater joy is in seeing the pleasure experienced by my students when they begin to improve their comprehension.
I have a BA in Communications and a BS in Biology as well as post grad work in Communications. I was a substitute teacher for several years; volunteered at the Literacy Councils in New Orleans and Norristown; and was an Editor for nearly a decade.
I edited college, professional, medical textbooks and a major Encyclopedia Yearbook. As I always elected to copy edit all my manuscripts, this entailed full comprehension of subject matter not only to correct any errors and inconsistencies but also to re-write substantially.
I had several articles published in trade magazines (related to my later career in Broadcast & Cable Advertising).
Not only have I tutored many students to prepare for their SAT and ACT exams, but I got my start working with my two daughters! I have an inherent love of working with students, especially anyone struggling to find the joy in reading and writing. Prepping for standardized exams can be frustrating and overwhelming; I try to work closely with my students to show them how best to improve their scores and take off some of the pressure!
I have been successfully tutoring students for a wide-range of standardized exams for many years (from ISEE/SSAT; SAT/ACT; GRE; GMAT; LSAT; to MCAT). While I now confine my tutorials to all verbal areas, I also edit essays and Personal Statements required for college and graduate school acceptance.
I believe the greatest benefit I offer is the expertise gained from having been a college and medical textbook Editor for over 10 years. I am a firm believer in all of my students adopting the correct approach to expanding their vocabulary; writing an essay per week (I provide a choice of prompts); having a comprehensive knowledge of fundamental rules of Grammar, punctuation, and other skills. As I relay to my students, this work will help them not only while taking their exams but also throughout college, graduate school, and certainly in their chosen professions.
I also have the added experience of having had an extensive training course and, later, tutoring for a nationally-known SAT+ preparation agency. So, I bring with me not only the manuals and work materials but, of greater import, the experience and knowledge of how to best improve students' scores (a quick look at the financial investment in comparable programs will quickly underscore the benefit of now getting the same tutorial at no additional cost).
I am patient, easy-going, and assure my students that there is no such thing as a stupid question. I do encourage them to motivate themselves, as regardless of how much information (including some highly valuable, time-saving, effective tips) I disseminate, they need to do the required work in order to maximize their score levels. i have found that the single greatest motivator is a story I relay, asking them to close their eyes, and picture their best friends excitedly relaying their acceptance(s). Then I ask them to picture themselves watching their friends leaving for college, and later, coming home for Thanksgiving, relaying how wonderful the college experience is. Then I ask them to picture themselves struggling to gain employment with only a HS degree. It has not failed yet to motivate!
While the range of improvement in scores understandably varies based on student ability and completion of recommended work, I can say that every single student with whom I have worked has improved their scores - some quite significantly. Every student I have tutored received a multiple acceptance letters, many to the college (s) of choice. Some parents were concerned that their children would not receive any letters of acceptance, so all were pleased with the results.
i want to ensure all parents that my greatest objective is to share in the joy expressed when their child receives those coveted letters of acceptance. I only want for each of my students to achieve all possible and all desired - I want to help make their dreams a reality. Whatever role I can play in bringing that to fruition is my greatest reward.
I have both academic and real-life experience in working on developing approaches to the individual's attempt to improve his or her study skills. Key is time management. At The New School, I learned to integrate theory, research, and practice in a meaningful way and to think critically about the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches to integrating both theory and interventions. While much of the study focused on broad-based psychodynamic study, it also incorporated a cognitive-behavioral emphasis.
In direct experience with students, I have incorporated a broad-spectrum approach to building a strong foundation to maximize time, effectively and efficaciously. I always design an individual approach based on each student's unique needs and habits. These are skills that will long surpass the student's academic career. As a manager in Broadcast and Cable Advertising, I implemented many of these time-management skills with my employees. While the professional vs. academic approach is tailored to focus on the typical daily activities encountered, the underlying principles of maximizing use of time; focusing on eliminating distractions by creating a proper work environment; implementing repetitious exercises to increase retention, among many others, combine to executing a successful overall approach to create resolution to difficulties in study skills.
I have a BA in Communications and a BS in Biology. I have tutored for many years and volunteered at the Literacy Council in Norristown. I was an Editor for many years, specializing in college, professional, and medical textbooks. Some of the subject matters (non-medical) include Anthropology, Sociology, Economics, and Management. I also was an editor for a major Encyclopedia Yearbook and freelanced for many years when my children were young.
As an Editor, I chose to copy-edit every manuscript on which I worked. This entailed the ability to comprehend the subject matter in order to catch and correct inconsistencies and any grammatical or punctuation errors and often required substantial rewrite.
I published several articles in trade magazines (broadcast & cable advertising related). I served on several Boards of Directors, including The American Red Cross and Women in Radio and Television. Of personal significance is a Mayoral Award I received for my work with women.
I have worked with several students to help improve their writing skills, from homework assignments to college application essays. I would welcome the opportunity to work with you in improving your writing skills.
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