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Gloria J.

West Hartford, CT

$50/hour

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Marywood University
English
Central CT State University
Master's

Education

Marywood University (English)

Central CT State University (Master's)

About Gloria

I have taught literature, reading, writing, grammar, and study skills to teenagers and adults for 30 years in both public and private settings. My overall success has given me the confidence that I am an excellent tutor. I quickly establish rapport with my students whether in a classroom of 30 or on a one-to-one basis. I am extremely knowledgeable in my subject fields, and my on-going study has enhanced that expertise. Along with earning my Master's Degree, I also have over 200 hours in professional development workshops and courses. I also chaired a small committee which re-wrote the English curriculum during my last teaching position. All in all, I have a love of teaching and of the students I have worked with. In fact, I am still in contact many of the adults whom I taught 50 years ago.

My undergraduate degree concentrated on literature and teaching methods courses; whereas, my graduate degree was comprised of many secondary education courses. I mentored a number of first and second year teachers during my career in a high school setting. I taught SAT prep courses over the years and am able to teach prep also for the ACT. One of my most interesting experiences was teaching applied reading skills to a group of first year medical students. Because of the enormous course load, they needed the ability to adjust their reading skills to the specific material they were assigned. Their Gross Anatomy course was the most challenging and extensive block of their study. I was able to teach them differentiated techniques including skimming, scanning, and intensive reading. I am also quite skilled at adapting and adjusting to new situations; in addition, my ability to relate to my students and to gain their confidence quickly results in success.

I like to compare myself to an athletic coach...I will prepare my students with the skills they need to be successful independently. My primary goal in tutoring is to bring my students to a place where they will no longer need me.
I have taught literature, reading, writing, grammar, and study skills to teenagers and adults for 30 years in both public and private settings. My overall success has given me the confidence that I am an excellent tutor. I quickly establish rapport with my students whether in a classroom of 30 or on a one-to-one basis. I am extremely knowledgeable Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of West Hartford, CT 06117
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Grammar, Literature, Reading,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, GED, Praxis, PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading,
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Reading

In addition to undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, I have attended many professional development workshops and seminars and even taught a few for my colleagues. I ran many after school programs aimed at preparing students for the state tests that they take during and at the end of the school year. My students performed admirably and, overall, I had an 85% success rate. This statistic taught me that I was doing something right.

Writing

I have an MS degree, 30 years of teaching experience in both public and private schools as well as in adult education. I have tutored students from the age of 11 through adult. Through my years of teaching, I have taken many courses dealing with the writing process and am quite adept at sharing it with students. My goal is to make my students independent writers.

Marywood University
English
Central CT State University
Master's

Education

Marywood University (English)

Central CT State University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Gloria will travel within 25 miles of West Hartford, CT 06117.