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Vincent W.

Colchester, CT

$50/hour

Vincent W. Writing, Reading Comprehension, Critical Thinking, Lit

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 4/20/14
5.0 average from 2 ratings

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Fordham University
English
Sacred HEart University
MEd
Lehigh University
PhD

Education

Fordham University (English)

Sacred HEart University (MEd)

Lehigh University (PhD)

About Vincent

Love for learning can be contagious, as I have discovered in sharing my personal enthusiasm for academic endeavors through a rewarding career as an educator. A summa cum laude graduate from college, with a Master's in Education and a Ph.D. in English, I have spent a lifetime showing students how they can maximize their potential in meeting their long-term educational and career goals. My teaching approach is consistently supportive and encouraging, always emphasizing what a student is already doing well, and then helping him or her to improve further in order to take it to the next level.
I specialize in teaching effective writing skills, as well as developing critical thinking skills and improving reading comprehension, along with in-depth analysis and interpretation of literature. I assist students in achieving success both in school and in performing well on all forms of standardized testing.
I am happy to travel to meet with students at locations that are convenient for them; there is also a quiet place in my home for one-on-one instruction.
Love for learning can be contagious, as I have discovered in sharing my personal enthusiasm for academic endeavors through a rewarding career as an educator. A summa cum laude graduate from college, with a Master's in Education and a Ph.D. in English, I have spent a lifetime showing Read more

Policies
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Colchester, CT 06415
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Music:
Music History
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Praxis,
PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
History:
American History, European History, Music History, Political Science, Religion, Social Studies, World History
Special Needs:
Dyslexia,
Phonics,
Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Dyslexia

I have several years experience teaching developmental reading on both the high school and community college level. Working with ninth graders who were reading at the first grade level, I developed an instructional program that resulted in an average growth of 3-4 four grade levels in one academic year, using Gates-McGinty as a pre-test and post-test measure of achievement. This method consists in out loud decoding practice by students along with guided practice by the instructor.

Phonics

I have taught phonics in reading classes from K-6, as well as in grades 5-8. Phonics are also a key part of the developmental reading courses I have taught on the high school level. I provide phonics instruction on a regular basis as part of my job teaching developmental reading on the community college level.

Praxis

I taught a Praxis I Preparation course at Northampton Community College in Bethlehem, PA from 2004-2006; the majority of my students went on to successfully pass the test. I also taught an Praxis II English Preparation course at DeSales University in Easton, PA from 2005-2007; 90% of my students went on to successfully pass the Praxis II English Test.

Study Skills

I am Connecticut and Pennsylvania certified in English 7-12. I have an Masters in Education and a Ph.D. in English. I have 15 years of secondary education experience and ten years of college teaching experience.

Fordham University
English
Sacred HEart University
MEd
Lehigh University
PhD

Education

Fordham University (English)

Sacred HEart University (MEd)

Lehigh University (PhD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Travel policy

Vincent will travel within 30 miles of Colchester, CT 06415.