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Heather H.

Lively, Engaging and Fun English/Math/More Tutor!

Philadelphia, PA (19144)

Travel radius
5 miles
Hourly fee
$100.00
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Heather's Tutoring Subjects

Approved subjects are in bold.
Math:
ACT Math
Algebra 1
Algebra 2
Geometry
Prealgebra
Precalculus
SAT Math
Trigonometry
English:
ACT English
ACT Reading
English
Grammar more »
Literature
Proofreading
Public Speaking
Reading
SAT Reading more »
SAT Writing more »
TOEFL
Vocabulary more »
Writing more »
Science:
ACT Science
Astronomy
Chemistry
Philosophy
Physical Science
Computer:
General Computer
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft Word
Language:
TOEFL
Music:
Piano
Elementary Education:
Grammar more »
Reading
Spelling
Study Skills more »
Vocabulary more »
Business:
GMAT
GRE
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft Word
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Algebra 1
Algebra 2
Chemistry
English
Geometry
Piano
Prealgebra
Precalculus
Reading
SAT Math
SAT Reading more »
Study Skills more »
Writing more »
Test Preparation:
ACT English
ACT Math
ACT Reading
ACT Science
ASVAB
College Counseling more »
GED
GMAT
GRE
ISEE
MCAT more »
Praxis more »
PSAT
SAT Math
SAT Reading more »
SAT Writing more »
SSAT
TEAS more »
TOEFL
Sports/Recreation:
Cooking
Fitness
Needlework more »
Corporate Training:
College Counseling more »
General Computer
GMAT
Grammar more »
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Word
Proofreading
Public Speaking

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College Counseling

I have spent years working with high school students on their plans for the future, including preparing for college admissions interviews and drafting short answers and essays for application. My students often hear that their application essays stand out from the pack. I deeply enjoy helping students pick the best university for their learning and career goals. I have Pennsylvania Level II teaching certifications in English 7-12, Math 7-12, and Health K-12.

Grammar

I am fascinated by English grammar and invest time each year in learning more about it. I teach master's level grammar courses but am able to break concepts down so that even young students grasp them. I help students understand the fluidity of English grammar and guide them to understand grammar beyond worksheets. I use grammar to help my students read complex texts more effectively and efficiently, as well as to construct sentences that are clearer and more sophisticated.

MCAT

For several years, I have been working with students on the verbal section of the MCAT. In lessons, we talk about how to approach the most challenging passages, how to better understand what the questions are asking, how to feel confident about answer choices and eliminate any that are meant to distract, and how to effectively skim and manage time. As with my other lessons, MCAT Verbal lessons are modified to best attend to my student's individual needs. My master's and doctoral work has been in reading and literacy, so I am uniquely equipped and qualified to help students in the verbal section.

Needlework

I have been an avid fiber artist since I was a young teenager. I do needlepoint and cross-stitch and have dozens of completed projects. I also am an advanced crocheter and have even developed my own patterns. I love helping others get started with these relaxing, creative arts.

Praxis

I am a PhD student in education who has finished all of her coursework and preliminary exams. I have taken and have passed the Praxis I with very high scores; in fact, I even received an award for being in the 99th percentile of Praxis I test-takers. I am very familiar with the format of the Praxis and am equipped to tutor in all three sections of the test: reading, writing, and math. I have helped other education students pass the Praxis. I have also passed the Praxis II in English, mathematics, and health for grades 7-12 in Pennsylvania.

SAT Reading

We'll cover tricks and tips that will save you time, and we'll only use methods that will work for you. I'll help you master vocabulary and learn how to get through those tricky author's tone and comparing two passages questions.

SAT Writing

We'll break down grammar concepts, delineate popular types of questions so you're familiar with the patterns of grammar questions, and write practice essays. You'll get extensive feedback on your writing that will help you identify key areas for improvement, instead of just getting a score or some ambiguous feedback that teachers are known for like "vague" or "wordy."

Study Skills

Throughout my years of experience as a high school teacher and as a tutor, I have worked with innumerable students on their study skills. We talk about organization, note-taking, personal responsibility, self-advocacy, and test-taking strategies. These study skills are invaluable in a student's success in K-12 classes and beyond.

TEAS

I have been working with several students on the TEAS test, particularly on the verbal skills, reading comprehension, and mathematics sections of the test. However, I am also prepared to help students with the biology and chemistry questions that appear on the science test.

Vocabulary

After years as a high school teacher and tutor of standardized tests like the SAT and the GRE, I am truly prepared to help students master vocabulary. I'm armed with an arsenal of flashcards, lists, and unique vocabulary study strategies. I'm also skilled at helping students use grammar and context to glean enough meaning to answer questions successfully. Additionally, I help students learn how to use new vocabulary words correctly so their spoken and written vocabulary becomes more sophisticated.

Writing

I consider myself first and foremost a teacher of writing. I help students recognize their own strengths as a writer, as well as any patterns of weakness. I help students develop writing that is sophisticated but readable and interesting. One of my goals is to help students better know how to edit and revise their own work. I have spent years helping students write to prompts and to develop their own ideas for prompt-less writing. As a college professor, I help my graduate students write thesis proposals and dissertations, so I am well versed in sophisticated research. I am especially skilled in MLA and APA format. I also help dozens of students write their college and graduate school application essays each fall.

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Approved Subjects

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