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Amy S.

Missouri City, TX

$55/hr

Experienced, Certified English Teacher specializing in Writing

Background check passed as of 4/28/14
Usually responds in about 3 hours

Experienced, Certified English Teacher specializing in Writing

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I am an experienced, certified English teacher who loves helping students learn. There are times when students get stuck and need some help, and one on one tutoring fills that need. I have the ability to help a student understand and learn without being frustrated or feel stupid. Everyone learns in different ways and at different paces -- I am willing and able to find what works for your student and help him or her learn and enjoy the experience.

Thirteen years of teaching English to students in both public and private schools in three states is my experience. More importantly, I love teaching.

I teach writing using The Writing Process, and I am happy to help a student learn, step by step, how to consistently write excellent essays or reports.

I am positive, upbeat, caring, with a good sense of humor--I promise that your student will 'get it' when we're done with our session! I look forward to meeting and working with you!

Experience in:

AP level English classes
college level writing
study skills
college applications and college essay writing
Shakespeare
poetry

I can help students of all ages strengthen their writing skills.

PLEASE NOTE: I tutor students at the Sienna Public Library on Sienna Springs Rd in Missouri City. If you wish to have me tutor at a different location, rates may increase. I am open to discussion and circumstance!

English:
English,
Grammar, Literature,
Proofreading, Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Homeschool:
English,
Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
College Counseling,
SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
College Counseling,
Grammar, Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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College Counseling

I worked as the Assistant Director of College Counseling for a private school in New Jersey. My role was to help students create a list of colleges suitable to their academic interests, to discuss which standardized tests to take, and to guide the student throughout the college application process. I worked one on one with students, helping them with their college essays. I answered all questions and assisted students in every aspect of the college selection process.

English

I am an experienced English teacher with 13 years of public school and private school teaching experience. Grammar, writing, reading analysis, essay and research reporting, and Advanced Placement (AP) and pre-AP courses are my specialties. I earned a BA in English with a concentration in secondary education and an MA in Humanities. Patient, caring, and friendly, I love working with students of all ages. I hope I can help you with your English skill needs!

Literature

Literature is a mirror held up to society, and I particularly love to read and analyze it with students. Whether it's ancient Greece, Shakespeare's England, or another time and place, literature is a journey of the imagination, and we can learn so much about life through the author's eyes and the character's words. I have extensive experience teaching and analyzing literature -- novels, plays, poems -- and through patient discussion and analysis I can help students understand the author's intent and purpose. My love for literature is contagious, even for the reluctant reader!

Study Skills

I have worked with students of all ages, helping them with study skills. From organization of materials to time management skills, I have helped students know how to tackle an assignment and how to study for tests. Being prepared, having the right materials, repetition, adequate time management, and preparation helps students do their best.

Writing

Writing is an art form, and I love to help students of all ages improve their writing, research, and communication skills. I have had my writing published, so I practice what I preach! I would love to help you with your writing needs.

Skidmore College
English
Marshall University, Huntington, WV
Master's

Education

Skidmore College (English)

Marshall University, Huntington, WV (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $55.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

If there are extenuating circumstances that prevent you from paying the hourly rate, I would be happy to discuss!

Travel policy

Amy will travel within 10 miles of Missouri City, TX 77459.


About Amy

I am an experienced, certified English teacher who loves helping students learn. There are times when students get stuck and need some help, and one on one tutoring fills that need. I have the ability to help a student understand and learn without being frustrated or feel stupid. Everyone learns in different ways and at different paces -- I am willing and able to find what works for your student and help him or her learn and enjoy the experience.

Thirteen years of teaching English to students in both public and private schools in three states is my experience. More importantly, I love teaching.

I teach writing using The Writing Process, and I am happy to help a student learn, step by step, how to consistently write excellent essays or reports.

I am positive, upbeat, caring, with a good sense of humor--I promise that your student will 'get it' when we're done with our session! I look forward to meeting and working with you!

Experience in:

AP level English classes
college level writing
study skills
college applications and college essay writing
Shakespeare
poetry

I can help students of all ages strengthen their writing skills.

PLEASE NOTE: I tutor students at the Sienna Public Library on Sienna Springs Rd in Missouri City. If you wish to have me tutor at a different location, rates may increase. I am open to discussion and circumstance!

Education

Skidmore College
English
Marshall University, Huntington, WV
Master's

Education

Skidmore College (English)

Marshall University, Huntington, WV (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required

If there are extenuating circumstances that prevent you from paying the hourly rate, I would be happy to discuss!

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Missouri City, TX 77459

Amy’s Subjects

English:
English,
Grammar, Literature,
Proofreading, Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Homeschool:
English,
Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
College Counseling,
SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
College Counseling,
Grammar, 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 Amy S.

Amy S. passed a background check on 4/28/14. The check was ordered by another user through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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