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Vickie F.

Experienced and Personable Tutor Specializing in Writing/English

Philadelphia, PA (19130)

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Tutoring means a lot to me -- both professionally and personally. The satisfaction that I feel when I am able to explain something to a student, and the personal fulfillment that I experience when that student thanks me for my help -- can be just wonderful. I started doing private tutoring about 18 years ago while I was a freelance writer for a local newspaper. Eventually, I became a part-time graduate student at Drexel University. While taking classes, I worked as a tutor for Drexel's Center for Learning and Instruction and for Student Support Services. In 1998, I earned a master's degree in elementary education. (My bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania is in English.) Over the past 15 years, I have done both classroom teaching and one-on-one (and small group) tutoring for a variety of schools, programs, and organizations. These have included the School District of Philadelphia, the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Community College of Philadelphia, the Honickman Learning Center, and Drexel University. For more than five years, I have worked as a professional tutor of writing and English at Peirce College, a well-known educational institution located in Center City Philadelphia. At Peirce, I work with adult students from a variety of backgrounds whose ages also range widely -- from their late teens into their 70s. I assist these students with writing projects on many different subjects -- from management and marketing to science and intercultural communications.

I am interested in working with both children and adults, and I feel that the personal, one-on-one tutoring experience can be of long-lasting benefit to students of all ages. My approach is to find out the student's needs through discussion and through an examination of the student's work. If this involves a writing project, I do my best to help the writer to express his or her ideas in his/her own "voice." We can also talk about essay organization, grammar, and sentence structure. In dealing with reading comprehension -- whether it is for English, history, or any other subject -- I will assist the student in unlocking the meaning of words and sentences by breaking things down, doing comparisons with familiar vocabulary, and using plain, common-sense explanations.

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Vickie’s subjects

ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
American History, European History, Social Studies
Art History, Film, Photography
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Public Speaking
Elementary (K-6th), English, ESL/ESOL, French, Reading, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, GED, Praxis, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, French, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking

Elementary (K-6th)

I possess a master's degree in elementary education (M.S. in education from Drexel University). In the past, I worked for the School District of Philadelphia. My experience with children included some work teaching language arts/written expression and also general science. In addition, I taught adult basic education/pre-GED classes for the adult education division of the School District.

SAT Writing

I taught the writing portion of an SAT prep class a couple of years ago for a small test preparation service. In addition, I have years of experience in tutoring college students who need help in learning how to organize basic essays.

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University of Pennsylvania

Drexel University (MEd)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Vickie will travel within 10 miles of Philadelphia, PA 19130.

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