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Angela A.

Philadelphia, PA

$50/hr

Certified Tutor in Most Academic Subjects - SAT Prep, Math Specialties

Background check passed as of 8/19/13
Usually responds in about 3 hours

Certified Tutor in Most Academic Subjects - SAT Prep, Math Specialties

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One of my favorite activities is tutoring students and helping them achieve academic success. I’ve tutored students for more than 20 years in many subjects ranging from mathematics to SAT / ACT / GRE and other standardized test preparation.

I help students
•hone their critical reading comprehension skills;
•master standard written English grammar, usage, punctuation, and composition;
•develop killer writing skills that will serve them well throughout their K-12 school years;
•discover exactly what is required of them so they can ace their all-important college essays;
•develop test-taking strategies and study skills; and
•improve their math aptitude so they can do well in school and beyond.

I also consult with students and their families to show them how to get accepted to their top-choice colleges and have the money to pay for it. Helping students and their families navigate the college admissions pipeline is critical if they want to be admitted to a college that’s the right fit for them.

I’ve helped countless students bring up their grades and improve their GPAs as they master crucial elementary and secondary school subjects. I can provide you with testimonials from satisfied customers.

I am also currently a primary educator and curriculum developer for home schooled students.

Testimonials

"Excellent Tutor"

- Betsy, Philadelphia, PA on 11/18/14
Angela replied on 11/18/2014

Thank you so much, Betsy. It is indeed a pleasure tutoring your son. I am glad that he is receiving so much help from our efforts.

"Great Tutor and Very Patient"

- Holly, Rancho Cucamonga, CA on 11/25/13

"Awesome teacher."

- Pamela, Duarte, CA on 11/22/13

"Excellent SAT Tutor"

- Angela, Rancho Cucamonga, CA on 10/15/13
Angela replied on 10/16/2013

Thank you, Angela B. I appreciate your vote of confidence, and if I can be of service in the future, please let me know. Best, Angela A.

"What a relief!!"

- Andrea, Ontario, CA on 10/10/13
Angela replied on 10/11/2013

Thank you so much, Andrea, for your positive feedback. I'm a mom and a grandmother who is passionate about helping children succeed in their school work and in life.

I like to treat the children I tutor just as if they were my own children, so I do everything I can to help them learn. I am glad you appreciate my efforts.

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
ACT Science
Computer:
Desktop Publishing,
General Computer, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher,
Microsoft Word, Video Production
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
Career Development,
GRE, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading,
SAT Math, SAT Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, Career Development,
College Counseling,
GED, GRE, ISEE,
LSAT, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT
Sports/Recreation:
Cooking
Corporate Training:
Career Development,
College Counseling,
ESL/ESOL, General Computer, Grammar, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Career Development

I am a trained life coach, specializing in career change and work-family balance issues. I help clients look inward to identify the values that resonate with them and subsequently align their most heartfelt values with their passions so they can find or create careers that lead them to their deepest fulfillment.

When you develop your talents and master a skill set, you can become the go-to person in any industry. I firmly believe that if you do what you love to do, you never have to work a day in your life.

College Counseling

I have worked as a college counselor for more than twenty years. I show students and their families how to get accepted to a college which is the right fit for them with the financial aid and scholarships that enable them to attend.

As an educational consultant, I help students and their families successfully navigate the sometimes confusing and often stressful college application pipeline. As part of my consultation, I also offer my SAT/ACT Test Preparation Program which has enabled my students to enroll in some of the finest colleges and universities in the country, including acceptances to: Princeton University, Williams College, University of Pennsylvania, Brown University, Wellesley College, Duke University, Rice University, Grinnell College, Connecticut College, Boston University, Gettysburg College, Wesleyan University, Tufts University, Pennsylvania State University, George Washington University, University of Virginia, and other such elite institutions.

I consult on all aspects of the college application process, including:
- Improving your high school transcript
- How to get outstanding letters of recommendation
- How to write a great college essay
- How to ace the campus interview
- You college Visit
- And much more.

Testimonials (from very satisfied clients) are available upon request.

Cooking

I have been certified by the states of both Pennsylvania and New Jersey as an elementary teacher for grades K-8. From 2011-2013, I supervised an after school program at my local public school, where I also taught all aspects of cooking. I planned the lessons, purchased ingredients, and encouraged active participation by my students. They enjoyed the lessons tremendously. In fact, many students said that cooking was their favorite class.

I have also prepared menus for people with specialized diet requirements. I’ve worked with vegetarians, vegans, and raw foodists.

Desktop Publishing

I am experienced in desktop publishing, and I have published several electronic books. Additionally, I have prepared several monthly newsletters about various subjects such as the college admissions process, study abroad, and building a successful home-based business. I believe that desktop publishing is a growing field that we should all receive training in. I’ve created fliers, business cards, and marketing materials such as blog headers, logos, webpages, book covers, and other electronic media.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been certified by the states of both Pennsylvania and New Jersey as an elementary teacher for grades K-8 and as a Reading Specialist (grades K-12). Although I have taught elementary school students beginning in 1970, I have taken time off to raise my own children. From 2011-2013, I supervised an after school program at my local elementary school, where I also taught various subjects such as social and emotional behavior, as well as cooking, gym, and other subjects. I also supervised homework help, music, etc. During the summers, I taught mad scientist experiments which the children adored.

ISEE

I have tutored students to take and pass the ISEE so that they could gain admission to some of the top schools in the country. I am trained in educational testing and test administration, as well as in test-taking techniques and reducing test anxiety. I completed all of the coursework requirements for obtaining an advance degree in measurement and testing at one of the premier graduate schools of education in the United States.

Microsoft Publisher

I have used Microsoft Publisher as my platform of choice for all of my desktop publishing applications. I have published several downloadable books. Additionally, I have prepared several monthly newsletters about various subjects such as the college admissions process, study abroad, and building a home-based business. From 2011-2013, I used Microsoft Publisher to create my monthly “Spotlight Student” at the after school program that I supervised.

Phonics

As a Reading Specialist (K-12), certified by both the states of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, I taught phonics daily as part of my elementary school reading program. I have tutored students in phonics for more than 4 decades. Also, I provided remediation for high school students who required supplementary reading instruction during my work as a Reading Specialist Teacher at Rancocas Valley Regional High School in Mount Holly, New Jersey.

Reading

I have a Master’s Degree as a Reading Specialist.

Study Skills

For the twenty years, I have worked part-time as an educational consultant and tutor, helping motivated students successfully navigate the college admissions pipeline. I taught standardized test preparation, study skills, test-taking strategies, and methodologies to decrease test anxiety. As a result of their efforts and my study skills training, my students were able to increase their SAT and ACT test scores and almost invariably they were accepted to colleges which were the right fit for them.

Video Production

I have studied and mastered various aspects of video production under the tutelage of some of the most successful marketers on the Internet today. I can teach various topics such as: making screen capture video, making talking head video, making PowerPoint video, deciding on the perfect length of your video, storyboarding, uploading your videos to YouTube, creating your YouTube channel, tagging your videos, how to optimize your videos for search engines, and much more. I have created more than 200 videos.

University of Pennsylvania
Education-English
University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education
Master's
University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education
Other

Education

University of Pennsylvania (Education-English)

University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education (Master's)

University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education (Other)

Excellent Tutor — Angela's tutoring of my son is really working. Most importantly he enjoys his time learning with her and is responsive to her requests and guidance. I find her ability to engage him in learning is key to the work they are doing together. This is above and beyond her subject matter expertise which is very evident. Also, working with her is easy. She is very responsive to calls and emails. Add ...

— Betsy, Philadelphia, PA on 11/18/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Angela will travel within 40 miles of Philadelphia, PA 19126.


About Angela

One of my favorite activities is tutoring students and helping them achieve academic success. I’ve tutored students for more than 20 years in many subjects ranging from mathematics to SAT / ACT / GRE and other standardized test preparation.

I help students
•hone their critical reading comprehension skills;
•master standard written English grammar, usage, punctuation, and composition;
•develop killer writing skills that will serve them well throughout their K-12 school years;
•discover exactly what is required of them so they can ace their all-important college essays;
•develop test-taking strategies and study skills; and
•improve their math aptitude so they can do well in school and beyond.

I also consult with students and their families to show them how to get accepted to their top-choice colleges and have the money to pay for it. Helping students and their families navigate the college admissions pipeline is critical if they want to be admitted to a college that’s the right fit for them.

I’ve helped countless students bring up their grades and improve their GPAs as they master crucial elementary and secondary school subjects. I can provide you with testimonials from satisfied customers.

I am also currently a primary educator and curriculum developer for home schooled students.

Testimonials

"Excellent Tutor"

- Betsy, Philadelphia, PA on 11/18/14
Angela replied on 11/18/2014

Thank you so much, Betsy. It is indeed a pleasure tutoring your son. I am glad that he is receiving so much help from our efforts.

"Great Tutor and Very Patient"

- Holly, Rancho Cucamonga, CA on 11/25/13

"Awesome teacher."

- Pamela, Duarte, CA on 11/22/13

"Excellent SAT Tutor"

- Angela, Rancho Cucamonga, CA on 10/15/13
Angela replied on 10/16/2013

Thank you, Angela B. I appreciate your vote of confidence, and if I can be of service in the future, please let me know. Best, Angela A.

"What a relief!!"

- Andrea, Ontario, CA on 10/10/13
Angela replied on 10/11/2013

Thank you so much, Andrea, for your positive feedback. I'm a mom and a grandmother who is passionate about helping children succeed in their school work and in life.

I like to treat the children I tutor just as if they were my own children, so I do everything I can to help them learn. I am glad you appreciate my efforts.


Education

University of Pennsylvania
Education-English
University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education
Master's
University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education
Other

Education

University of Pennsylvania (Education-English)

University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education (Master's)

University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education (Other)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Philadelphia, PA 19126

Angela’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
ACT Science
Computer:
Desktop Publishing,
General Computer, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher,
Microsoft Word, Video Production
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
Career Development,
GRE, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading,
SAT Math, SAT Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, Career Development,
College Counseling,
GED, GRE, ISEE,
LSAT, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT
Sports/Recreation:
Cooking
Corporate Training:
Career Development,
College Counseling,
ESL/ESOL, General Computer, Grammar, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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