Sometimes classrooms just can't provide the one-on-one attention you need to excel
. Learning doesn't have to be dull or life-sucking like it is in many schools. Perhaps you're ready to make a change in your own life and need a little help to get started. Tutoring can help you hone your skills or to catch up in areas of weakness, and I'm eager to help!
While I have successfully tutored students in many subjects, I consider myself first and foremost a teacher of writing
. I obsess over grammar
- when I take a beach vacation, I always treat myself to a grammar book to read in the sun. I'm kind of nerdy like that. I don't just teach my students what's "right" and "wrong" in regard to grammar. Instead, we study how the language
works. My goal is to help my students become lifelong writers (and readers), not only to master a test.
Areas of instruction include: SAT WritingSAT
Critical ReadingSAT Math GRE
GRE Quantitative Reasoning
GRE Analytical WritingMCAT
Reading and writing skillsCollege application
I and IIGeometryTrigonometryPre-calculus
I am uniquely qualified as a tutor. I've earned a Ph.D. in Reading, Writing and Literacy from the University of Pennsylvania. Not only do I have hundreds of hours of tutoring experience, but I am also certified in both English AND Math
(a very rare qualification). I hold Pennsylvania Level II teaching certifications in English 7-12, Math 7-12, and Health K-12. Additionally, I was two classes away from getting a B.S. in general science
Standardized test prep is a huge industry. Many of my students have tried several centers and packaged systems before beginning with me, and I often hear them say that they've never learned like this before and that my advice is perfect for their unique needs. When I work with you, I'm not following a scripted curriculum. Instead, I'm evaluating your particular strengths and weaknesses and developing *your* strategy to get you the highest score possible.
24 hours notice required
- Group discounts (up to 3 students)
- Need-based discounts available
- Travel rate applies depending on distance
Travels within 5 miles of Philadelphia, PA 19144
Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community.
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I lovvvve tutoring adults. In some ways, this surprised me. I'd taught high school English for six years before beginning work on my Ph.D., and I absolutely adored my high school students. I'm still close with many of them and attend their college graduation
parties, weddings, and baby showers (where I promptly feel very old). It's only natural, then, that I get really excited when a new high...
I get it. We're all busy, and when we're not busy, we don't want to use our downtime to study. Over the years of my own learning, I've found that the hardest step is just getting myself to sit down and work sometimes - I'd rather do a thousand other things.
But studying doesn't have to be time-consuming. In fact, you can do it without taking time away from whatever else you have to do.
Sundays are days to be lazy, to hang out with friends, to read books or swim in pools or play outside. Today is an exceptionally hot Sunday in early June. Since I got up, I've been holed up in my home office, working on tutoring. Even though I've spent the
past nine or so hours (with breaks for shrimp tacos, diet Coke, and ice cream) working, I haven't actually had any students today. I realized...