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Christy P.

Reading, Writing, and ACT, ASVAB, ESL, GED, GRE, PRAXIS, SAT

Reading, Writing, and ACT, ASVAB, ESL, GED, GRE, PRAXIS, SAT

$50/hour

  • 414 hours tutoring

  • East Lyme, CT 06333

About Christy


Bio

Dear prospective student,

I am a certified English Teacher with 7 years experience helping at-risk students achieve stellar results in the areas of reading, writing, grammar, poetry, and the dreaded CAPT exam. I have personal experience passing at a high level my own SAT, Praxis, and Series 6 and 63 exams. I have successfully completed and coached others through thesis projects, I-search papers, and various research papers. My literature experience ranges from traditional Shakespeare and...

Dear prospective student,

I am a certified English Teacher with 7 years experience helping at-risk students achieve stellar results in the areas of reading, writing, grammar, poetry, and the dreaded CAPT exam. I have personal experience passing at a high level my own SAT, Praxis, and Series 6 and 63 exams. I have successfully completed and coached others through thesis projects, I-search papers, and various research papers. My literature experience ranges from traditional Shakespeare and Milton to multicultural genres including, Jewish, Asian, African American, Caribbean, Latin American, and Russian. I am trained in the design, use, and evaluation of assessments and can therefore offer inside tips on how to understand and respond to exam questions which can be especially useful for ASVAB, ACT, GED, and SAT. As an administrative professional, I have expert level knowledge in the use of Excel and Word including the use of mail merge and complex spreadsheet formulas and functions. I am a voracious reader who continues to read for self improvement and enjoyment of the written word. I look forward to learning how I can help you reach your goals.

Sincerely,

C M P


Education

Adelphi University-Garden City, NY
English
Dartmouth College, Hanover NH
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Rate details: Special rates are available for groups. Also, if you commit to at least 10 hours of instruction, ask about my loyalty discount.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 25 miles of East Lyme, CT 06333
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Business,

Business

I have 20+ years of office administrative experience from filing clerk and receptionist to middle management in a $40 million company. I currently hold professional financial license in both life insurance and securities - and operate as an independent representative with an international firm. In addition, I teach basic business courses such as Microsoft Office, Accounting, and Office Administration at a career institute in CT.
Career Development,

Career Development

In my role as English teacher in an alternative high school I designed and taught a class on English for the World of Work. I focused on customer service, personality assessment, interviewing skills, public speaking, job hunting and networking as well as conflict resolution. Career development is about personal development - improve your people skills, improve your income!
GRE,

GRE

I am a trained assessment (test) writer. I have a proven record of success helping students improve test performance. I look forward to helping you break apart the test using the tips and tricks used to design the questions. Improve your score, choose Christy!
Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

I have over 15 years of experience as a Microsoft Excel user. I am considered an "expert" level user as I have full knowledge in the use of this powerful tool for functions from simple recording of data and basic math functions to hyperlinks, word formulas, subtotaling, multiple sheet references, and linking to data-merge files. I can navigate export/import functions, format pages, and write macros. However, pivot tables and charts are not my specialty. If you are just learning, or want to unlock the power of an amazing tool, I can help.
Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

In addition to over 15 years of professional use of PowerPoint in both administrative and teaching assignments, I currently teach both Excel and PowerPoint at a local career institute. I qualify an Excel expert based on the depth and breath of my knowledge of the application. As for PowerPoint, I am an experienced user with the added benefit of teaching experience and infinite patience.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

As an English Teacher I have taught public speaking, interviewing, and poetry recitation - this includes preparing students for Poetry Out Loud, a national poetry competition. I have personally been public speaking to groups small (2-20) and large (up to 500) on various topics since childhood - in scouting, academically, and for business.
Series 63,

Series 63

I am a registered representative with extensive test taking experience. I am trained in the development of standardized tests. I have experience as a trainer in the financial industry, and I have helped dozens of people prepare for and pass licensing exams.
Financial Accounting, Microsoft Word

Computer

Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

I have over 15 years of experience as a Microsoft Excel user. I am considered an "expert" level user as I have full knowledge in the use of this powerful tool for functions from simple recording of data and basic math functions to hyperlinks, word formulas, subtotaling, multiple sheet references, and linking to data-merge files. I can navigate export/import functions, format pages, and write macros. However, pivot tables and charts are not my specialty. If you are just learning, or want to unlock the power of an amazing tool, I can help.
Microsoft Outlook,

Microsoft Outlook

As an administrative assistant and mid-level manager, I used Outlook daily to manage workflow, assign and accept tasks, and track projects through the calendar tool for years in an administrative capacity. This one tool is not just for email, but also for organizing your work.
Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

In addition to over 15 years of professional use of PowerPoint in both administrative and teaching assignments, I currently teach both Excel and PowerPoint at a local career institute. I qualify an Excel expert based on the depth and breath of my knowledge of the application. As for PowerPoint, I am an experienced user with the added benefit of teaching experience and infinite patience.
General Computer, Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

Business,

Business

I have 20+ years of office administrative experience from filing clerk and receptionist to middle management in a $40 million company. I currently hold professional financial license in both life insurance and securities - and operate as an independent representative with an international firm. In addition, I teach basic business courses such as Microsoft Office, Accounting, and Office Administration at a career institute in CT.
Career Development,

Career Development

In my role as English teacher in an alternative high school I designed and taught a class on English for the World of Work. I focused on customer service, personality assessment, interviewing skills, public speaking, job hunting and networking as well as conflict resolution. Career development is about personal development - improve your people skills, improve your income!
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am not certified in ESL/ESOL as a professional, but I have experience with second-language learners. I specialize in working with at-risk/struggling students and am extremely patient and friendly to work with. I understand the basic concepts of ESL/ESOL well enough to help improve in conversation, writing, and reading comprehension. I am well aware of the many complications and tricks of the English language and have proven strategies to help lesson frustration and improve performance.
Grammar,

Grammar

I am a certified English Teacher with special love for grammar. I diagram sentences for fun! If you need proofreading, syntax, or punctuation help, look no further.
Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

I have over 15 years of experience as a Microsoft Excel user. I am considered an "expert" level user as I have full knowledge in the use of this powerful tool for functions from simple recording of data and basic math functions to hyperlinks, word formulas, subtotaling, multiple sheet references, and linking to data-merge files. I can navigate export/import functions, format pages, and write macros. However, pivot tables and charts are not my specialty. If you are just learning, or want to unlock the power of an amazing tool, I can help.
Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

In addition to over 15 years of professional use of PowerPoint in both administrative and teaching assignments, I currently teach both Excel and PowerPoint at a local career institute. I qualify an Excel expert based on the depth and breath of my knowledge of the application. As for PowerPoint, I am an experienced user with the added benefit of teaching experience and infinite patience.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

As an English Teacher I have taught public speaking, interviewing, and poetry recitation - this includes preparing students for Poetry Out Loud, a national poetry competition. I have personally been public speaking to groups small (2-20) and large (up to 500) on various topics since childhood - in scouting, academically, and for business.
General Computer, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

I am a certified English Teacher with special love for grammar. I diagram sentences for fun! If you need proofreading, syntax, or punctuation help, look no further.
Reading,

Reading

I am a certified English Teacher with over 10 years experience working with students, especially struggling students, find success. I have a range of experience with a wide range of ages and interests. My literary background ranges from traditional to multicultural literature to technical and resource based nonfiction.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

As an English teacher with 7 years of experience over and above my own practical experience preparing for tests, I am confident that I posses a myriad of test taking skills, strategies, and competencies that would serve to benefit my students.
Spelling, Vocabulary

English

ACT English,

ACT English

Let's start with what you do well. Identify where your weaknesses are, and work from there. Focused, positive reinforcement of proper and powerful strategies to improve your score. Reading comprehension, grammar, and writing, I can improve them all. Test taking strategies you won't learn elsewhere. I look forward to being your partner in success.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

Reading tests are all about test taking strategy, it's proper understanding of the the material and the question that is important. I am prepared to help you improve both.
English,

English

I am a certified English Teacher with 20+ years experience helping students prepare for and pass exams, write, and comprehend literature.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am not certified in ESL/ESOL as a professional, but I have experience with second-language learners. I specialize in working with at-risk/struggling students and am extremely patient and friendly to work with. I understand the basic concepts of ESL/ESOL well enough to help improve in conversation, writing, and reading comprehension. I am well aware of the many complications and tricks of the English language and have proven strategies to help lesson frustration and improve performance.
Grammar,

Grammar

I am a certified English Teacher with special love for grammar. I diagram sentences for fun! If you need proofreading, syntax, or punctuation help, look no further.
Literature,

Literature

As a certified English teacher with over 7 years of teaching experience, I have a wide range of skills and strategies to help develop a love of literature and effective writing about literature for both standardized tests and analysis. As an avid reader with a Masters in liberal studies, I have a background in a wide array of literature traditions, including womens, African American, Jewish, Slavic, Russian, native American, oral history, classic American and British, and Asian and Latino. Also, my professional and personal interests have made me a fan of both travel literature and self improvement texts. I look forward to helping you with your literature work.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

As an English Teacher I have taught public speaking, interviewing, and poetry recitation - this includes preparing students for Poetry Out Loud, a national poetry competition. I have personally been public speaking to groups small (2-20) and large (up to 500) on various topics since childhood - in scouting, academically, and for business.
Reading,

Reading

I am a certified English Teacher with over 10 years experience working with students, especially struggling students, find success. I have a range of experience with a wide range of ages and interests. My literary background ranges from traditional to multicultural literature to technical and resource based nonfiction.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

Reading comprehension is not just about understanding what you read in the passage, it's about deciphering the question properly and selecting the BEST answer. As a tutor, I am prepared to help you master both.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

Writing for tests is about 3 to 5 basic concepts. Most people focus on and worry about the wrong 3 to 5 things. I can help improve your writing for tests by teaching you what the scorers are really looking for. I look forward to helping you use your strengths and overcome your weaknesses.
Writing,

Writing

I have taught and/or tutored essay, creative, research and technical writing for over 10 years. I have successfully completed both undergraduate and masters level thesis projects. I am available to assist with all areas of writing from work to school, essay to pre-published work. I will work with your strengths and act as coach, tutor, or editor as needed.
Proofreading, Spelling, TOEFL, Vocabulary

Homeschool

English,

English

I am a certified English Teacher with 20+ years experience helping students prepare for and pass exams, write, and comprehend literature.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am not certified in ESL/ESOL as a professional, but I have experience with second-language learners. I specialize in working with at-risk/struggling students and am extremely patient and friendly to work with. I understand the basic concepts of ESL/ESOL well enough to help improve in conversation, writing, and reading comprehension. I am well aware of the many complications and tricks of the English language and have proven strategies to help lesson frustration and improve performance.
Reading,

Reading

I am a certified English Teacher with over 10 years experience working with students, especially struggling students, find success. I have a range of experience with a wide range of ages and interests. My literary background ranges from traditional to multicultural literature to technical and resource based nonfiction.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

Reading comprehension is not just about understanding what you read in the passage, it's about deciphering the question properly and selecting the BEST answer. As a tutor, I am prepared to help you master both.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

As an English teacher with 7 years of experience over and above my own practical experience preparing for tests, I am confident that I posses a myriad of test taking skills, strategies, and competencies that would serve to benefit my students.
Writing,

Writing

I have taught and/or tutored essay, creative, research and technical writing for over 10 years. I have successfully completed both undergraduate and masters level thesis projects. I am available to assist with all areas of writing from work to school, essay to pre-published work. I will work with your strengths and act as coach, tutor, or editor as needed.
Geometry, SAT Math, Spelling

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am not certified in ESL/ESOL as a professional, but I have experience with second-language learners. I specialize in working with at-risk/struggling students and am extremely patient and friendly to work with. I understand the basic concepts of ESL/ESOL well enough to help improve in conversation, writing, and reading comprehension. I am well aware of the many complications and tricks of the English language and have proven strategies to help lesson frustration and improve performance.
TOEFL

Math

Geometry, SAT Math

Most Popular

English,

English

I am a certified English Teacher with 20+ years experience helping students prepare for and pass exams, write, and comprehend literature.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am not certified in ESL/ESOL as a professional, but I have experience with second-language learners. I specialize in working with at-risk/struggling students and am extremely patient and friendly to work with. I understand the basic concepts of ESL/ESOL well enough to help improve in conversation, writing, and reading comprehension. I am well aware of the many complications and tricks of the English language and have proven strategies to help lesson frustration and improve performance.
Reading,

Reading

I am a certified English Teacher with over 10 years experience working with students, especially struggling students, find success. I have a range of experience with a wide range of ages and interests. My literary background ranges from traditional to multicultural literature to technical and resource based nonfiction.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

As an English teacher with 7 years of experience over and above my own practical experience preparing for tests, I am confident that I posses a myriad of test taking skills, strategies, and competencies that would serve to benefit my students.
Writing,

Writing

I have taught and/or tutored essay, creative, research and technical writing for over 10 years. I have successfully completed both undergraduate and masters level thesis projects. I am available to assist with all areas of writing from work to school, essay to pre-published work. I will work with your strengths and act as coach, tutor, or editor as needed.
Geometry

Other

College Counseling,

College Counseling

As a high school English teacher and college professor, I have special insight into the level of work expected of college students and prospective college students. In my experience, students seeking college counseling assistance are seeking advice on selecting an appropriate college program, completing the application and essay, or choosing a career path. As I have personally been through this process for my own undergraduate and graduate work, and have helped others do the same as a teacher and tutor, I believe I am qualified to help future students take this important step toward their future. I look forward to being advocate that can help make the process fun and engaging rather than stressful and daunting.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am not certified in ESL/ESOL as a professional, but I have experience with second-language learners. I specialize in working with at-risk/struggling students and am extremely patient and friendly to work with. I understand the basic concepts of ESL/ESOL well enough to help improve in conversation, writing, and reading comprehension. I am well aware of the many complications and tricks of the English language and have proven strategies to help lesson frustration and improve performance.
Study Skills

Study Skills

As an English teacher with 7 years of experience over and above my own practical experience preparing for tests, I am confident that I posses a myriad of test taking skills, strategies, and competencies that would serve to benefit my students.

Special Needs

ADHD,

ADHD

In my experience being an alternative high school English Teacher, I acquired 6 years of hands-on experience with special needs students, including those with ADD/ADHD. In my experience these students benefit not only from a multisensory approach to learning, but also a special amount of patience. In my tutoring, I would work to provide opportunities for movement, positive reinforcement, routine in order to achieve results. Moreover, I am prepared to reinforce IEP and 504 strategies in my tutoring.
Study Skills

Study Skills

As an English teacher with 7 years of experience over and above my own practical experience preparing for tests, I am confident that I posses a myriad of test taking skills, strategies, and competencies that would serve to benefit my students.

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am not certified in ESL/ESOL as a professional, but I have experience with second-language learners. I specialize in working with at-risk/struggling students and am extremely patient and friendly to work with. I understand the basic concepts of ESL/ESOL well enough to help improve in conversation, writing, and reading comprehension. I am well aware of the many complications and tricks of the English language and have proven strategies to help lesson frustration and improve performance.
GED,

GED

With over 10 years of teaching experience with middle school, high school, and college students (most of whom were at-risk) I have developed a wide range of non-traditional methods to "break down" tough topics and make the material you struggle with "relate" to something you already understand. I look forward to helping you conquer GED math as you continue on our path to success!
Reading,

Reading

I am a certified English Teacher with over 10 years experience working with students, especially struggling students, find success. I have a range of experience with a wide range of ages and interests. My literary background ranges from traditional to multicultural literature to technical and resource based nonfiction.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

As an English teacher with 7 years of experience over and above my own practical experience preparing for tests, I am confident that I posses a myriad of test taking skills, strategies, and competencies that would serve to benefit my students.
Writing,

Writing

I have taught and/or tutored essay, creative, research and technical writing for over 10 years. I have successfully completed both undergraduate and masters level thesis projects. I am available to assist with all areas of writing from work to school, essay to pre-published work. I will work with your strengths and act as coach, tutor, or editor as needed.
Geometry, SAT Math

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

Let's start with what you do well. Identify where your weaknesses are, and work from there. Focused, positive reinforcement of proper and powerful strategies to improve your score. Reading comprehension, grammar, and writing, I can improve them all. Test taking strategies you won't learn elsewhere. I look forward to being your partner in success.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

Reading tests are all about test taking strategy, it's proper understanding of the the material and the question that is important. I am prepared to help you improve both.
ASVAB,

ASVAB

I look forward to helping you improve your ASVAB performance and pursue a new path. I have many years of experience helping struggling learners pass exams. I employ positive reinforcement, and I teach you strategies that help you in multiple areas. I look forward to being your tutor.
Career Development,

Career Development

In my role as English teacher in an alternative high school I designed and taught a class on English for the World of Work. I focused on customer service, personality assessment, interviewing skills, public speaking, job hunting and networking as well as conflict resolution. Career development is about personal development - improve your people skills, improve your income!
College Counseling,

College Counseling

As a high school English teacher and college professor, I have special insight into the level of work expected of college students and prospective college students. In my experience, students seeking college counseling assistance are seeking advice on selecting an appropriate college program, completing the application and essay, or choosing a career path. As I have personally been through this process for my own undergraduate and graduate work, and have helped others do the same as a teacher and tutor, I believe I am qualified to help future students take this important step toward their future. I look forward to being advocate that can help make the process fun and engaging rather than stressful and daunting.
GED,

GED

With over 10 years of teaching experience with middle school, high school, and college students (most of whom were at-risk) I have developed a wide range of non-traditional methods to "break down" tough topics and make the material you struggle with "relate" to something you already understand. I look forward to helping you conquer GED math as you continue on our path to success!
GRE,

GRE

I am a trained assessment (test) writer. I have a proven record of success helping students improve test performance. I look forward to helping you break apart the test using the tips and tricks used to design the questions. Improve your score, choose Christy!
Praxis,

Praxis

I have taken and passed Praxis. I am a certified English Teacher with first hand knowledge of the most up to date teaching strategies, competencies, and pedagogy. I am CRISS certified and a certified trainer for Common Formative Assessments. I look forward to helping you pass Praxis!
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

Reading comprehension is not just about understanding what you read in the passage, it's about deciphering the question properly and selecting the BEST answer. As a tutor, I am prepared to help you master both.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

Writing for tests is about 3 to 5 basic concepts. Most people focus on and worry about the wrong 3 to 5 things. I can help improve your writing for tests by teaching you what the scorers are really looking for. I look forward to helping you use your strengths and overcome your weaknesses.
Series 63,

Series 63

I am a registered representative with extensive test taking experience. I am trained in the development of standardized tests. I have experience as a trainer in the financial industry, and I have helped dozens of people prepare for and pass licensing exams.
PSAT, SAT Math, TOEFL

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Great tutor!

We have had one lesson with Christy. She is prompt to respond, very accommodating and professional. She took time to get to know my son to find out how to approach lessons. She is extremely knowledgeable in English as she is an English professors at the college level. However, she is adept at working with all levels and is comfortable with different learning styles, levels and disabilities. We plan on meeting with her throughout the summer to prepare for SATs and improve reading and writing skills.

Michelle, 1 lesson with Christy

Extremely knowledgeable & patient

every lesson I am becoming more & more proficient with excel. She is helping to apply formulas to current applications and scenarios at my job. I would recommend her services to anybody

Mark, 7 lessons with Christy

Wonderful tutor

Christy is a wonderful person to work with. She is very helpful and makes sure the child understands as well. She can also explain things very well and I highly recommend her!

Yujin, 9 lessons with Christy

Great Tutor!!

Christy was great! I was anxious about taking the GREs and Christy helped me understand and tackle it. She was really patient and took the time to help me gain confidence in my writing abilities. She comes to each lesson with tons of material, resources, and experience. Ultimately, she helped me get the score that I needed. I would definitely recommend her to anyone who is studying for the GREs, or anyone who wants to improve their writing skills.

Christine , 10 lessons with Christy

Great tutor

Christy is a wonderful English tutor for any student having trouble with an English course. She provides students with her knowledge and teaches them many literary devices used in literature. She always spends time to figure out the problems the student has, and work on that. She also provides her students help in their own English assignments not only teaching them a way to write but also helping them improve their current projects. Christy also offers her knowledge of source material of anything she is familiar with such s websites for researching information for research analyses. All in all, she is a wonderful tutor actively helping students with their problems and helping them achieve their goals. I have learned a lot from Christy, and my writing skill is also improved. In addition, she always responses very quickly and her schedule is also very flexible.

Yuhong, 15 lessons with Christy

Great Tutorial

Christy was great! She found my weak areas and helped me better understand where I need to focus. Highly recommended!

Cassandra, 1 lesson with Christy

Wonderful Tutor!!

Christy is a wonderful and patient tutor who makes the idea of testing a lot less scary. In my just two sessions with her I already feel like I've learned so much more than I knew previous to tutoring! I would highly recommend Christy to anyone that needs tutoring in Alg I & II and Geometry! Her tutoring is sure to help me pass the PRAXIS test!

Sophia, 3 lessons with Christy

Great person

She is very smart and helpful. She has a lot of patience and makes sure you understand everything you need to know. She does a good job at meeting at a place that's most convenient for you. She's a great lady and I'll recommend her to everyone!

Dajourna , 1 lesson with Christy

Very friendly

Christy was very friendly and approachable. She would accommodate our last minute changes in schedule. The boys liked her and her style of teaching. I wish her best of luck in her future endeavors.

Uzma, 6 lessons with Christy

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