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Christy P.

East Lyme, CT

$50/hour

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

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Adelphi University-Garden City, NY
English
Dartmouth College, Hanover NH
Master's

Education

Adelphi University-Garden City, NY (English)

Dartmouth College, Hanover NH (Master's)

About Christy

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
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
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Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Special rates are available for groups. Also, if you commit to at least 10 hours of instruction, ask about my loyalty discount.

Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of East Lyme, CT 06333

"Great tutor!"

- Hazel, Waterford, CT on 7/23/14

"Wonderful tutor"

- Yujin, Niantic, CT on 11/5/16

"Great Tutor!!"

- Christine, New London, CT on 9/4/16

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- Yuhong, Niantic, CT on 7/6/16

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- Cassandra, Amston, CT on 1/25/16

"Wonderful Tutor!!"

- Sophia, Narragansett, RI on 10/16/15

"Great person"

- Dajourna, Hartford, CT on 3/27/15

"Very friendly"

- Uzma, East Lyme, CT on 8/25/14

"Great Tutor!"

- Peter, Waterford, CT on 8/25/14

"Very patient and energetic!"

- Giovanni, Norwich, CT on 7/22/14

"Very Responsive"

- Emily, Madison, CT on 6/4/14

"Went the Extra Mile"

- Michael, Niantic, CT on 3/28/14

"Fortunate to have found Christy!"

- Inna, New London, CT on 7/12/13
Math:
Geometry, SAT Math
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Reading,
ASVAB,
Bar Exam, Career Development,
College Counseling,
GED,
GRE,
Praxis,
PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
Series 63,
TOEFL
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft Outlook,
Microsoft PowerPoint,
Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Accounting, Business,
Career Development,
Finance, GRE,
Law, Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft PowerPoint,
Microsoft Word, 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.

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

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.

ADD/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.

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.

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

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

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.

English

I am a certified English Teacher with 7 years experience helping students prepare for and pass exams, write, and comprehend literature.

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

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!

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.

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!

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.

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

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

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.

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!

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

Adelphi University-Garden City, NY
English
Dartmouth College, Hanover NH
Master's

Education

Adelphi University-Garden City, NY (English)

Dartmouth College, Hanover NH (Master's)

Great tutor!

Christy is a tutor who initially takes the time to get to know exactly what your needs are before just diving into the tutoring session. Then, once we got started, she took the time to review my material to see where I was headed with my paper and helped me tweak the necessary without throwing out my ideas. She's quite intelligent, very educated, professional, and has a great personality. I would

— Hazel, Waterford, CT on 7/23/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Special rates are available for groups. Also, if you commit to at least 10 hours of instruction, ask about my loyalty discount.

Travel policy

Christy will travel within 25 miles of East Lyme, CT 06333.