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ANNA S.

Scranton, PA

$40/hr

Reading, Writing, Test Prep, & Study Skills

Background check passed as of 12/7/14
Usually responds in about 3 hours

Reading, Writing, Test Prep, & Study Skills

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Hello! My name is Anna and I am an experienced tutor in the Scranton area seeking pupils who want to improve their writing, reading, and test-taking skills. I have a bachelor's degree in both history and political science and minors in education and music from Saint Vincent College, a nationally-rated liberal arts school in the Pittsburgh area. I am currently attending East Stroudsburg University as a graduate student and work at the university as a graduate and teaching assistant. I will be receiving my master's degree in May 2015. My passion for academia and insatiable desire to learn is the main impetus for my application to History PhD programs and aspirations to become a university history professor.

I have taken the SAT's, Praxis, and GRE exams and have been involved in extensive preparatory classes for those exams. The students I tutor have the benefit of my effective study strategies and test-prep experience; those who work with me to prepare for the Praxis and SAT have all achieved their desired scores. My expertise and tutoring experience also extends to helping students create college application materials: resumes, admission essays, and cover letters that stand out. Also, as an employee of the Saint Vincent Admissions office as Director of Training for four years, I have garnered an astute sense of what quality higher education institutions are looking for in terms of college applications and interviews.

In addition to helping your son or daughter excel in their current elementary, high school, or college courses, I look forward to developing the necessary goals, skills, and other critical tools that will ensure that they achieve their educational goals beyond their graduation. Initially, I prefer to meet with both parent and student to establish tutoring goals and discuss learning strengths and challenges. Then, students are welcome to make their own regular appointment times at their own convenience and in the location of their choice. Please contact me at any time to discuss your student's needs.

Testimonials

"Great Tutor!"

- Sandy, Jessup, PA on 3/27/14

"Excellent!"

- Brendan, Scranton, PA on 11/5/14

"Absolutely the Best"

- Abdul, Scranton, PA on 5/22/14

"Very good and patient tutor."

- John, Wilkes Barre, PA on 2/9/14
English:
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
History:
American History, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Social Studies,
World History
Music:
Clarinet, Piano
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
GRE, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
Piano, Reading, SAT Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
College Counseling,
GRE, Praxis,
PSAT, SAT Reading
Corporate Training:
College Counseling,
Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking

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.

College Counseling

I have worked with junior and senior high school students in preparation for the SATs, particularly the writing and verbal sections. I have also worked for four years at Saint Vincent College's Admissions department as co-director of training and Admission Ambassador to the college. I specialize in writing admission essays, resumes, mock college interviews, and other skills and items to include in a student's portfolio.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have an Education minor from Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, PA. I have taken classes on teaching pedagogy, students with special needs, and have also independently taught a 10-week long class for homeschooled students. Additionally, I have experience teaching social studies, reading, English, and music to elementary age students in Burrell School District and Greensburg Diocese schools. My experience entails lesson planning, crafting graphic organizers, study guides, and posters, as well as evaluating student feedback and actual instruction of children K-6.

Praxis

I am an experienced tutor in Praxis I preparation. I typically assess a student's competence in the reading, writing, and math section, then personalize my approach according to their readiness level for the exam. Once students have a test date scheduled, I draft a manageable study plan that has them focus on "chunks" of reading, math, writing, or vocabulary building.

I have taken preparation courses for the Praxis I, and have also then mentored other students at a College preparing for the exam. In addition to coaching students on navigating the types of problems typical of the Praxis I exam, I help them to improve their overall writing skills and reading comprehension with simulated whole practice tests and essay completion.

Public Speaking

I have tutored high school and middle school-age students in subject areas as well as in organization and public speaking skills. I have experience as co-director of training at Saint Vincent College Admission Office and was charged with exercising public speaking skills at college events and on tours, as well as when training and interviewing new tour guides. I am prepared to teach any student the tools to gaining confidence and delivering a refined public speaking presentation, whether for school, a club, etc.

Social Studies

I have a degree in Political Science and History from Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, PA. I worked as a tutor for the History department for the 2012-2013 academic year. Additionally, I have field experience as a social studies teacher in public schools in PA.

Study Skills

I have experience coaching students of varying ages how to become organized and responsible with their homework, assignments, and study materials, as well as tutoring these students for a particular exam or improving their grade in a specific course. I specialize in tutoring students on note-taking, critical reading, and test-taking strategies.

ANNA’s Resources

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I am currently tutoring three students for PRAXIS I test.  Although it can be challenging to help students prepare for an exam while they are enrolled full time and have many other teaching certification to-do's to tackle, PRAXIS I prep should not be discounted.  When I first meet with my students, I encourage them to purchase the ETS Praxis book to use during our lessons.  It... read more

Saint Vincent College
HISTORY POLI SCIEN
East Stroudsburg University
Master's

Education

Saint Vincent College (HISTORY POLI SCIEN)

East Stroudsburg University (Master's)

Great Tutor! — I am very pleased with Anna's tutoring session with my daughter. She was really accommodating and has a very pleasant personality. Anna is very patient and seems to get my daughter's full attention. I look forward to her working with my daughter. ...

— Sandy, Jessup, PA on 3/27/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 36 hours notice required

Travel policy

ANNA will travel within 30 miles of Scranton, PA 18510.


About ANNA

Hello! My name is Anna and I am an experienced tutor in the Scranton area seeking pupils who want to improve their writing, reading, and test-taking skills. I have a bachelor's degree in both history and political science and minors in education and music from Saint Vincent College, a nationally-rated liberal arts school in the Pittsburgh area. I am currently attending East Stroudsburg University as a graduate student and work at the university as a graduate and teaching assistant. I will be receiving my master's degree in May 2015. My passion for academia and insatiable desire to learn is the main impetus for my application to History PhD programs and aspirations to become a university history professor.

I have taken the SAT's, Praxis, and GRE exams and have been involved in extensive preparatory classes for those exams. The students I tutor have the benefit of my effective study strategies and test-prep experience; those who work with me to prepare for the Praxis and SAT have all achieved their desired scores. My expertise and tutoring experience also extends to helping students create college application materials: resumes, admission essays, and cover letters that stand out. Also, as an employee of the Saint Vincent Admissions office as Director of Training for four years, I have garnered an astute sense of what quality higher education institutions are looking for in terms of college applications and interviews.

In addition to helping your son or daughter excel in their current elementary, high school, or college courses, I look forward to developing the necessary goals, skills, and other critical tools that will ensure that they achieve their educational goals beyond their graduation. Initially, I prefer to meet with both parent and student to establish tutoring goals and discuss learning strengths and challenges. Then, students are welcome to make their own regular appointment times at their own convenience and in the location of their choice. Please contact me at any time to discuss your student's needs.

Testimonials

"Great Tutor!"

- Sandy, Jessup, PA on 3/27/14

"Excellent!"

- Brendan, Scranton, PA on 11/5/14

"Absolutely the Best"

- Abdul, Scranton, PA on 5/22/14

"Very good and patient tutor."

- John, Wilkes Barre, PA on 2/9/14
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Education

Saint Vincent College
HISTORY POLI SCIEN
East Stroudsburg University
Master's

Education

Saint Vincent College (HISTORY POLI SCIEN)

East Stroudsburg University (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
36 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Scranton, PA 18510

ANNA’s Subjects

English:
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
History:
American History, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Social Studies,
World History
Music:
Clarinet, Piano
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
GRE, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
Piano, Reading, SAT Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
College Counseling,
GRE, Praxis,
PSAT, SAT Reading
Corporate Training:
College Counseling,
Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking

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.


ANNA’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by ANNA. View all of ANNA’s resources

I am currently tutoring three students for PRAXIS I test.  Although it can be challenging to help students prepare for an exam while they are enrolled full time and have many other teaching certification to-do's to tackle, PRAXIS I prep should not be discounted.  When I first meet with my students, I encourage them to purchase the ETS Praxis book to use during our lessons.  It... read more


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