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Angela A.

Philadelphia, PA

$55/hr

Certified Tutor in Most Subjects:SAT/ACT/GRE/SSAT/ISEE Test Prep, Math

Background check passed as of 8/19/13
Usually responds in about 2 hours

Certified Tutor in Most Subjects:SAT/ACT/GRE/SSAT/ISEE Test Prep, Math

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Teaching is one of my passions. As a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, I treasure education. In fact, I agree with Benjamin Franklin, the founder of the University of Pennsylvania, who said, “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” Education has been the pathway to a more satisfying and empowered life for just about everyone I know.

I am a former teacher and homeschooler with decades of teaching experience at all levels (K-12). I have a B. S. in Education, with a minor in English, and I have a Master’s Degree as a Reading Specialist. I completed all of my coursework and testing for obtaining my PhD in Higher Education – also from the University of Pennsylvania.

My tutoring specialty is standardized test preparation. For more than 20 years, I have professionally tutored and mentored students who received not only outstanding test results and increased test scores; but they also benefited from higher GPA’s and more confidence as a direct effect of my tutoring and their motivation.

My superior strategies have led to consistent student improvement on the SAT, ACT, GRE, SSAT, and ISEE. In fact, my students have been accepted to some of the finest colleges and universities in the United States, including Princeton University, Brown University, Cornell University, University of PA, Duke University, Williams College, Boston University, Connecticut College, Wellesley College, Tufts University, University of Virginia, Rice University, Carnegie Mellon University, Southern Methodist University, Gettysburg College, etc.

Whatever the subject, I strive to challenge my students to reach optimum achievement without becoming overwhelmed or unduly stressed. For me and for them, tutoring should be a win-win situation.

As a result of my years of tutoring experience, I have created several proprietary products, courses, and worksheets for teaching the following subjects and test preparation courses: SAT, ACT, GRE, SSAT, ISEE, elementary and middle school mathematics, K-12 reading, and ESL/ESOL.

Working as a college admissions consultant, I help students and their families successfully navigate their way through the college application process, and get accepted to their top-choice colleges and universities. Additionally, I have also facilitated students as they prepare their college essays and personal statements to get accepted to medical school, residency, and fellowship programs. Proofreading and editing are important elements of my skill set.

As an educational consultant, I advised students and their families, showing 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 some of my many satisfied clients whose children I have successfully tutored in K-12 mathematics, English grammar and composition, English Literature, ESL/ESOL, reading comprehension, study skills, time management, and essay writing in preparation for taking standardized tests.

As a homeschool advocate, I have been a primary educator and curriculum developer for home schooled students.
I tutor several students throughout the country using the internet and web-based technologies. We use webinar technologies wherein we share our computer screens as we talk to each other in real time using computer speakers or the telephone.

It works very well, and it’s the next best thing to being there in person. So if you are not physically able to come to a face-to-face session with me for any reason, I can tutor you any place in the world so long as you have access to high-speed internet and, perhaps, a telephone.

If I can be of service to you, please let me know.

Best wishes for finding the right tutor for you and your family. Take care, and have a great day.

Testimonials

"Teaching style very adaptable to the student's needs"

- Karen, North Wales, PA on 12/10/14

"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
Science:
ACT Science
Computer:
Desktop Publishing,
General Computer, Microsoft PowerPoint,
Microsoft Publisher,
Microsoft Word, Video Production
Language:
ESL/ESOL
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
Sports/Recreation:
Cooking
Corporate Training:
Career Development,
College Counseling,
ESL/ESOL,
General Computer, Grammar,
Microsoft Word, Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT English

As an author, an English minor, and a communications devotee, I absolutely love the ACT English section. The English section is comprised of multiple choice questions. An essay is optional.

Students who work hard and study the grammar, usage, and mechanics review I give them, can look forward to improving their writing score a great deal. We focus on the areas of standard written English that are most frequently tested in the ACT English section, such as subject-verb agreement, ambiguous pronouns, parallel construction, dangling modifiers, coordination and subordination, etc.

It’s simple and easy. If the students put in the work, and if they start their review in a timely manner, they can expect to reap the rewards of an improved ACT English score. I recommend starting 10-12 weeks prior to their desired test date, but we can accomplish a great deal in a shorter time window if the student is motivated and devotes sufficient time to study.

I give the students a template for writing the essay, with recommendations concerning the amount of time to devote to each area of essay-writing.

ACT Math

I am a math nerd. My eyes actually light up when I see an intriguing math problem.

When I teach ACT Mathematics, I make sure my students know what types of topics are covered on the test and how the test creators generally tests those topics.

I also show my students how to get inside the minds of the test creators. That empowers students with the confidence and insight they require to attack every problem correctly.

ACT Reading

Most students, no matter how bright, approach the ACT Reading Section with fear and trepidation. The reading section of the ACT is a heavily vocabulary-driven test, so I work with students to improve their vocabulary. I also provide students with strategies they can use to identify the best answer to every question. I show them how to approach the questions so that the correct answers are virtually as quantifiable as the correct answers to math questions are.

The correct answer to the passage-based reading questions are not subject to individual interpretation. With the right approach, students can easily find the best answer. They must get inside the heads of the creators of the ACT, and I give them the keys to deciphering the best answer and determining why it can be proven to be the “best” answer.

ACT Science

Wasn’t science just about everyone’s favorite subject in elementary school? Who doesn’t like experiments and explosions?

Did you ever wonder what happened to the spirit of scientific adventure we all had as children. Well, it’s still there – waiting to be re-awakened. That’s where I come in.

I still love science after all these years, and I can help your student love it, too. More importantly, I can show you how to score your highest on the ACT Science Reasoning Test.

You don’t have to love science to ace the ACT Science section, but you do need to master the art of pacing yourself so that you don’t run out of time before you complete the test.

Some key strategies you can use are to make sure you read the data representation passages first. Also, make notes or make bullet points in the test booklet. That way, the main ideas are easily accessible to you and you won't waste a lot of time looking for the answers.

Algebra 1

I love algebra. Algebra is the basis of all higher-level mathematics, and I absolutely love helping students develop the same passion for algebra that I have. I can teach students the equivalent of a full year of a rigorous algebra high school curriculum.

I have my own textbooks, worksheets, tests, and assessments so I make sure you master all of the skills you need to succeed in this crucial subject. There is no need for you to purchase additional expensive curriculum materials, because I can provide you with the supplementary materials you need.

Our tutoring sessions can help you get a higher grade in school as well as a strong foundation to score well on the mathematics sections of the SAT and/or ACT College Admissions Examinations.

I give quizzes and homework assignments, and I can help lead you to mastery of the following topics:
• Equations and Functions
• Real Numbers
• Equations of Lines
• Graphs of Equations and Functions
• Wiring Linear Equations
• Graphing Linear Inequalities
• Solving Systems of Equations
• Exponential Functions
Factoring Polynomials
• Quadratic Equations and Quadratic Functions
• Rational Equations and Functions

Algebra 2

Algebra forms the basis of all higher-level mathematics, and I absolutely love helping students develop the same passion for algebra that I have. I can teach students the equivalent of a full year of a rigorous algebra high school curriculum.

I have my own textbooks, worksheets, tests, and assessments so I make sure you master all of the skills you need to succeed in this crucial subject. There is no need for you to purchase additional expensive curriculum materials, because I can provide you with the supplementary materials you need.

Our tutoring sessions can help you get a higher grade in school as well as a strong foundation to score well on the mathematics sections of the SAT and/or ACT College Admissions Examinations.

I give quizzes and homework assignments, and I can help lead you to mastery of the following topics:
• Equations and Inequalities
• Graphing Linear Functions
• Solving Linear Equations and Inequalities
• Matrices
Polynomials and Radical Expressions
• Quadratic Functions and Inequalities
• Conic Section
• Polynomial Functions
• Rational Expressions
• Logarithmic Functions
• Sequences and Series
• Data Analysis

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.

Elementary Math

I love mathematics, and I teach it with passion and enthusiasm. With my help, you can build the strong foundation you need to excel in high school mathematics (Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, PreCalculus, and Calculus).

I help you master all facets of elementary math including:
• Whole numbers
Fractions / decimals / percent
• Geometry
• Measurement
Probability
• Arithmetic concepts
• Data analysis
• Tables, graphs, charts
• Measures of central tendency

Elementary Science

Wasn't science just about everyone’s favorite subject in elementary school? Who doesn't like experiments and explosions?

Did you ever wonder what happened to the spirit of scientific adventure we all had as children? Well, it’s still there – waiting to be re-awakened.

That’s where I come in. I still love science after all these years, and I can help your student love it, too.

As a K-8 teacher, I taught science to my students twice a week. As the Site Coordinator of an After-School Program and as a summer camp teacher, I taught “mad scientist” experiment that my students absolutely loved.

My area of expertise includes various topics within the following areas:
Life science
• Human body and its systems
Physical science
Earth science

ESL/ESOL

I am an ESL/ESOL teacher who emphasizes conversation and communication skills. We generally judge others’ facility in a language by their ability to speak the language. I want my students to be confident, comfortable conversationalists.

As a high school teacher, I taught ESL/ESOL to students from various countries, including:
• Vietnam, Cambodia, and other countries in Southeast Asia;
• Poland, Greece, and other countries in Europe;
• Iran;
• Puerto Rico
• Dominican Republic
• Mexico
• Central and South America

As a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a minor in English, I thoroughly enjoy all aspects of teaching English. I help my students master a broad range of English, focusing on:
grammar,
• mechanics,
• proper word choice,
• useful vocabulary for school, business, work, and daily life;
• sentence structure, and
• American English idioms which are essential for everyday communication.

I encourage my students to listen, speak, and read during our tutoring sessions and to write during their homework assignments.

Geometry

When I was in high school, geometry was one of my best subjects. The study of geometry deals with the relationship of points, lines, angles, and surfaces. Geometry lovers study problems involving triangles, circles, and other shapes.

I have my own textbooks, worksheets, tests, and assessments so I help you master all of the skills you need to succeed in this crucial subject. There is no need for you to purchase additional expensive curriculum materials, because I can provide you with the supplementary materials you need.

Our tutoring sessions can help you get a higher grade in school as well as a strong foundation to score well on the mathematics sections of the SAT and/or ACT College Admissions Examinations.

I give quizzes and homework assignments, and I can help lead you to mastery of the following topics:
Students can work on these geometry skills:
• Properties, measurement, and relationship of points, lines, surfaces, and solids
• Shape, size, and position of figures
• Axioms
• Theorems
Proofs
• Basics of Geometry
• Reasoning and Proofs
• Parallel and Perpendicular Lines
• Congruent Triangles
• Relationships within Triangles
• Quadrilaterals
• Similarity
• Right Triangle Trigonometry
• Circles
• Perimeter and Area
• Surface Area and Volume
• Transformations

Grammar

I love writing, and I am the author of several books. I love teaching English grammar. In fact, diagramming sentences and delving deeply into the rules of standard written English is a pleasurable past time for me. Knowledge is power, and mastering English grammar can be a deeply empowering experience.

A strong foundation in English grammar is essential for college-bound students. Whatever your proposed career path, you will be expected to master English grammar. Most business people need to write clear reports and presentations. Virtually every admissions test for graduate or professional school heavily weights a student’s proficiency in English grammar. Even math and science heavy careers (such as engineering and medical) require excellence in English grammar and composition.

I tutor many students in SAT/ACT test prep, and the weakest area for many students is English grammar. Standard written English is simply not taught as rigorously as it was when I attended middle school and high school, and today’s students need to study grammar extensively. Fortunately, I can help you to pass that all-important entrance exam or get the promotion you want by mastering English grammar.

ISEE

For more than 15 years, I have tutored students to take and pass the Independent School Entrance Examination 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 tactics to reduce test anxiety. I completed all of the coursework requirements for obtaining my Ph.D. in measurement and testing at the University of Pennsylvania – including passing a rigorous six-hour written examination that was pre-requisite for my degree.

I currently help students in all areas of the ISEE, including Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, and Mathematical Reading. I also provide strategies and suggestions for writing the all-important essay.

Elite private schools use the ISEE not only as one component of the admission process, but they also consider it a predictor of the student’s future academic success at their institution.

In addition to helping my students get admitted to elite institutions and programs throughout the United States, I can also assist these students with advice on the school selection process so they can be more confident that the school they want to enroll in is a good fit for them.

Microsoft PowerPoint

For the past 10 years, I have used Microsoft PowerPoint as both a presentation program and a graphics program. As the owner of more than 10 YouTube Channels, I use PowerPoint to create videos that educate, enlighten, and entertain.

With my instruction, you will be able to create catchy graphics that make your point in record time. You will be able to make your point quickly, with clarity and conviction.

So if you want to create presentations that resonate with the audience, just contact me for a training session.

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

I have a Master’s Degree as a Reading Specialist from the University of Pennsylvania, and I've been teaching students to read for more than 40 years.

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 provided remediation for high school students who required supplementary reading instruction during my work as a Reading Specialist Teacher in New Jersey.

When a students has poor word attack skills or trouble with reading comprehension, his or her difficulties can affect all academic areas, but especially English, Social Studies or History, Science, Foreign Languages, and even mathematics. I tutor students in SAT/ACT test preparation, and most of the errors I see on the Mathematics sections of those tests can be directly attributed to faulty reading. Students might misunderstand what the word problem is asking. They might misread test instructions or be unable to discern the main idea of the short or long passages in the critical reading section.

I help my students become very skilled at identifying and rephrasing (restating in their own words) the main idea of the passages we read.

Depending on the student’s level, we proceed sequentially through the following skills:
• Letter formation
• Phonics
• Sight words
• Reading comprehension (main idea, following directions, drawing inferences, close reading for details, varying reading rate according to the type of material being read, critical thinking abilities, drawing conclusions, etc.)

Proofreading

I am a born proofreader. I actually enjoy the process. As an English minor from the University of Pennsylvania, proofreading comes naturally to me. I have even had a professional newspaper publisher submit a document to me that had been previously proofread by two highly intelligent and knowledgeable writers. Believe it or not, I found several additional errors that were pretty blatant to me.

If you are looking for a meticulous, fastidious proofreader, you need look no further. I’m the one.

If you are an author who wants an extra set of eyes to proofread your content, just contact me. If you are a student whose eyes have glazed over after reading and rereading your paper for the past few days, and you can’t stand to look at it any more, call me. If you want help with college admissions essays for undergraduate, graduate or professional schools (including medical school or law school, then I’m your tutor.

If English is your second language, and you don’t feel confident expressing yourself in standard written English, contact me. I’ll help your writing read as smoothly as that of a native speaker of American English. In short, whatever your proofreading requirements are, I am certain I can help you.

Reading

I've been teaching students to read for more than 40 years. I have a Master’s Degree as a Reading Specialist from the University of Pennsylvania.

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 provided remediation for high school students who required supplementary reading instruction during my work as a Reading Specialist Teacher in New Jersey.

When a students has poor word attack skills or trouble with reading comprehension, his difficulties can affect all academic areas, but especially English, Social Studies or History, Science, Foreign Languages, and even mathematics.

I tutor students in test preparation (SAT / ACT / GRE / SSAT / ISEE) test preparation, and most of the errors I see on the Mathematics sections of those tests can be directly attributed to faulty reading. Students might misunderstand what the word problem is asking. They might misread test instructions or be unable to discern the main idea of the short or long passages in the critical reading section.

I help my students become very skilled at identifying and rephrasing (restating in their own words) the main idea of the passages we read.
Depending on the student’s level, we proceed sequentially through the following skills:
• Letter formation
• Phonics
• Sight words
• Reading comprehension (main idea, following directions, drawing inferences, close reading for details, varying reading rate according to the type of material being read, critical thinking abilities, drawing conclusions, …)

A reading Specialist can help your student overcome word attack and comprehension problems. Call me or contact me for further details.

SAT Math

For many students, the SAT is probably one of the most demanding tests they will ever take. It plays a large role in determining if they get accepted into the college of their choice. If they score highly enough, it may determine their eligibility for scholarship aid.

Over the past 20 years, I have helped students master both the SAT and the ACT. My students have been accepted into some of the finest colleges and universities in the United States, including Princeton University, University of PA, Duke University, Rice University, Pomona College, Claremont-McKenna College, Williams College, Wellesley College, Tufts University, Southern Methodist University, Brown University, Swarthmore College, Haverford College, etc.

I like to begin each tutoring session with a real, Practice SAT, taken under test conditions. This requires almost four hours, but it gives us a good baseline. I cover all 8 question types and all three sections (reading, writing, and mathematics) of the SAT. Our sessions will be customized to your strengths and weakness, so you get the most out of each session, and score the highest score you can score – if you put in the time and effort.

My proven strategies and tactics can help you succeed. Each tutoring session is 2 hours long.

When I teach SAT Math, I make sure my students know what types of topics are covered on the test and how the college board generally tests those topics. I also show my students how to get inside the minds of the college board - test creators. That empowers students with the confidence and insight they require to attack every problem.

SAT Reading

Most students, no matter how bright, approach the SAT Critical Reading Section with fear and trepidation. The reading section of the SAT is a heavily vocabulary-driven test, so I work with students to improve their vocabulary. I also provide students with strategies they can use to identify the best answer to every question. I show them how to approach the questions so that the correct answers are virtually as quantifiable as the correct answers to math questions are. The correct answer to the passage-based reading questions are not subject to individual interpretation. With the right approach, students can easily find the best answer. They must get inside the heads of the creators of the SAT, and I give them the keys to deciphering the best answer and determining why it can be proven to be the “best” answer.

My proven strategies and tactics can help you succeed. Each tutoring session is 2 hours long.

SAT Writing

As an author and English major, I absolutely love the SAT Writing section. The writing section is comprised of multiple choice questions, which represent 70% of your writing score. The essay represents 30% of the student’s score.

Students who work hard and study the grammar, usage, and mechanics review I give them, can look forward to improving their writing score a great deal.

We focus on the areas of standard written English that are most frequently tested in the SAT Writing section, such as subject-verb agreement, ambiguous pronouns, parallel construction, dangling modifiers, coordination and subordination, etc.

It’s simple and easy, if the students put in the work, and if they start their review in a timely manner, they can expect to reap the rewards of an improved SAT score. I recommend starting 10-12 weeks prior to their desired test date, but we can accomplish a great deal in a shorter time window if the student is motivated and devotes sufficient time to study.

I give the students a template for writing the essay, with recommendations concerning the amount of time to devote to each area of essay-writing.

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.

Organization
• Study strategies
• Increasing comprehension
Time management
• Concentration and focus
• Test-taking strategies
• Note-taking
• Avoiding procrastination
• Outlining
• Reference skills
• Dictionary skills
• Communication

I assess the student's requirements and teach the appropriate study skills techniques.

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.

Vocabulary

As a college consultant and standardized test preparation expert, I know how important vocabulary is. Most of the tests we encounter as we prepare for college are very much vocabulary-driven.

I have several vocabulary programs that I recommend to my students, including one that I created.

I also have several proven vocabulary-building techniques that have helped students develop an Ivy League vocabulary. It works for any student who wants to grow a college-level vocabulary, and it is excellent preparation for acing the SAT / ACT / GRE / SSAT ISEE.

Writing

In addition to my work as a tutor, I am an author and publisher of many books, training programs, videos, etc. Writing is extremely important to me, and it is an essential foundation of all communication in the world of work. I have extensive experience with writing, proofreading, editing, and helping others master the same skillset as I have.

As a K-12 teacher, teaching writing was a fundamental responsibility of mine. I have had the awesome privilege of helping students develop the power of communicate through standard written English.

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University of Pennsylvania (Education-English)

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

University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education (Other)

Teaching style very adaptable to the student's needs — When searching for a tutor to help my daughter with SAT prep I found Angela, or say she found us. I did not see her profile, at first, but after posting what I was looking for she reached out to us. Originally, I was looking for someone close to where I live because my daughter has a hectic athletic schedule. I was worried about missing scheduled tutoring times because a practice ran over. Likewi ...

— Karen, North Wales, PA on 12/10/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $55.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Students who cancel without 24 hours' notice will be charged a cancellation fee equal to the booked time.

Travel policy

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


About Angela

Teaching is one of my passions. As a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, I treasure education. In fact, I agree with Benjamin Franklin, the founder of the University of Pennsylvania, who said, “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” Education has been the pathway to a more satisfying and empowered life for just about everyone I know.

I am a former teacher and homeschooler with decades of teaching experience at all levels (K-12). I have a B. S. in Education, with a minor in English, and I have a Master’s Degree as a Reading Specialist. I completed all of my coursework and testing for obtaining my PhD in Higher Education – also from the University of Pennsylvania.

My tutoring specialty is standardized test preparation. For more than 20 years, I have professionally tutored and mentored students who received not only outstanding test results and increased test scores; but they also benefited from higher GPA’s and more confidence as a direct effect of my tutoring and their motivation.

My superior strategies have led to consistent student improvement on the SAT, ACT, GRE, SSAT, and ISEE. In fact, my students have been accepted to some of the finest colleges and universities in the United States, including Princeton University, Brown University, Cornell University, University of PA, Duke University, Williams College, Boston University, Connecticut College, Wellesley College, Tufts University, University of Virginia, Rice University, Carnegie Mellon University, Southern Methodist University, Gettysburg College, etc.

Whatever the subject, I strive to challenge my students to reach optimum achievement without becoming overwhelmed or unduly stressed. For me and for them, tutoring should be a win-win situation.

As a result of my years of tutoring experience, I have created several proprietary products, courses, and worksheets for teaching the following subjects and test preparation courses: SAT, ACT, GRE, SSAT, ISEE, elementary and middle school mathematics, K-12 reading, and ESL/ESOL.

Working as a college admissions consultant, I help students and their families successfully navigate their way through the college application process, and get accepted to their top-choice colleges and universities. Additionally, I have also facilitated students as they prepare their college essays and personal statements to get accepted to medical school, residency, and fellowship programs. Proofreading and editing are important elements of my skill set.

As an educational consultant, I advised students and their families, showing 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 some of my many satisfied clients whose children I have successfully tutored in K-12 mathematics, English grammar and composition, English Literature, ESL/ESOL, reading comprehension, study skills, time management, and essay writing in preparation for taking standardized tests.

As a homeschool advocate, I have been a primary educator and curriculum developer for home schooled students.
I tutor several students throughout the country using the internet and web-based technologies. We use webinar technologies wherein we share our computer screens as we talk to each other in real time using computer speakers or the telephone.

It works very well, and it’s the next best thing to being there in person. So if you are not physically able to come to a face-to-face session with me for any reason, I can tutor you any place in the world so long as you have access to high-speed internet and, perhaps, a telephone.

If I can be of service to you, please let me know.

Best wishes for finding the right tutor for you and your family. Take care, and have a great day.

Testimonials

"Teaching style very adaptable to the student's needs"

- Karen, North Wales, PA on 12/10/14

"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.

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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

Students who cancel without 24 hours' notice will be charged a cancellation fee equal to the booked time.

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
Science:
ACT Science
Computer:
Desktop Publishing,
General Computer, Microsoft PowerPoint,
Microsoft Publisher,
Microsoft Word, Video Production
Language:
ESL/ESOL
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
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.


Background Check Status for Angela A.

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