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ANNA S.

Reading & Writing Skills, SAT, Praxis, & College Prep

Scranton, PA (18522)

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Hourly fee
$40.00
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Hello! I am a Master's student 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 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. 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.

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ANNA’s subjects

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

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.

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Education

Saint Vincent College (HISTORY POLI SCIEN)

East Stroudsburg University (Master's)

Absolutely the Best For the last two years, I had many tutors to help me to learn the English language, and to improve my reading and writing. Among all of these great tutors, Anna is absolutely the best. She has a knowledge and background of everything and she is willing to help with any topic even if it is far from her specific major. I say that because I couldn't have succeeded in my business classes without her h ...

— Abdul from Scranton, PA on 5/22/14);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 36 hours notice required

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

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