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Renee A.

Experienced SAT/ACT/ESL Language, Reading, and Writing Tutor

Experienced SAT/ACT/ESL Language, Reading, and Writing Tutor

$40/hour

  • 127 hours tutoring

  • Port Saint Lucie, FL 34952

About Renee


Bio

I am a secondary English and history teacher with over 20 years of professional experience teaching grades 9-12. I have also taught middle school and elementary grades.

I love to teach and to see students learn and be able to use what they have learned. I have been successful not only in the classroom, but also in one-on-one tutoring. My students consistently test above grade level in reading comprehension, writing, and vocabulary on standardized tests. My eleventh grade students...

I am a secondary English and history teacher with over 20 years of professional experience teaching grades 9-12. I have also taught middle school and elementary grades.

I love to teach and to see students learn and be able to use what they have learned. I have been successful not only in the classroom, but also in one-on-one tutoring. My students consistently test above grade level in reading comprehension, writing, and vocabulary on standardized tests. My eleventh grade students consistently test post-high school in the aforementioned areas, and almost all graduates test out of basic grammar and composition in college. I have helped the students whom I tutor raise their reading comprehension scores on the SAT an average of 90 points as well as raising their writing (grammar) scores by 70 points.

My method of teaching and tutoring include mastery of basic skills such as grammar and syntax, using those skills to improve one's writing. In addition, I teach my students how to properly respond to an essay question, how to prepare to answer the question, and how to format the answer to a question within the time allowed by the SAT. My approach to reading comprehension is to teach students what to look for when reading a passage and how to decide what response is correct from what they has read.


Education

University of Phoenix, Arizona
undergrad

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $40
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 25 miles of Port Saint Lucie, FL 34952
  • Lesson cancellation: 1 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/24/2018

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I have taught high school students speech classes for over 10 years. I teach the students to speak by using various techniques such as speaking on subjects they are familiar with to speaking extemporaneously to writing their own speeches and performing them before various audiences. I not only teach them how to vary their tone and volume, but also how to use proper body language when speaking.

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have tutored ESL students for SAT preparation in a private learning center. Most of my students came with some speaking knowledge of English, but did not have the grammar and writing skills needed to achieve on the SAT. I found the direct method of learning to be most useful for my students; however, I employed various methods to accommodate the needs of the students.
Grammar,

Grammar

My knowledge and love for proper grammar is confirmed in my test score of this subject. I have taught grammar for over 15 years at the secondary level. My students consistently test out of basic freshman grammar and composition and into advanced classes.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I am the chief proofreader in my school. I proofread all official documents for public release. I also am proofreading a 1200 page book soon to be published. I know how to proofread not only for content but also for grammar and syntax. I have been proofreading for over 15 years.
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I have taught high school students speech classes for over 10 years. I teach the students to speak by using various techniques such as speaking on subjects they are familiar with to speaking extemporaneously to writing their own speeches and performing them before various audiences. I not only teach them how to vary their tone and volume, but also how to use proper body language when speaking.

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

My knowledge and love for proper grammar is confirmed in my test score of this subject. I have taught grammar for over 15 years at the secondary level. My students consistently test out of basic freshman grammar and composition and into advanced classes.
Handwriting,

Handwriting

I have taught cursive handwriting skills to students in elementary and secondary grades. I currently teach handwriting skills to third and fourth grade students with much success. I have the patience and talent to teach these skills to both right and left-handed students. I know the proper angle to hold the paper, the correct formation of the letters, and various exercises designed to help students form letters properly.
Reading,

Reading

I have taught both elementary and secondary students to read and to read comprehensively. I know how to teach students to phonetically and by sight. I help students increase their comprehension by teaching them to recognize key words and phrases in reading selections. I have over 23 years of experience in teaching reading.
Spelling,

Spelling

I am qualified to teach spelling as I teach it each year to my ninth through eleventh grades' students each year. I know how to teach students to spell phonetically. I also teach students to not only spell a word, but also to know its meaning by teaching them the prefix, suffix, and root parts of a word.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have been an elementary and high school teacher for over 20 years. I have helped my students prepare for exams and study for tests and quizzes with innovative reviews, worksheets, study sheets, and memory methods. I have tutored many students one-on-one and in group settings to teach them methods of study for the ACT and SAT, with much success.
Vocabulary

Vocabulary

I have taught students vocabulary building skills for over 20 years. I not only teach them to memorize vocabulary words by rote memory, but I also have them learn prefixes, suffixes, and roots of works so that they may decipher a meaning by breaking down the word. In addition, I teach them to use the vocabulary works properly in sentences.

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I have over 15 years of teaching experience in secondary English. I have taught and tutored students to help them improve their reading comprehension, vocabulary, grammar, and writing skills. I have tutored students taking the ACT.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I have tutored and taught students how to improve their reading comprehension for over 15 years at the secondary level. I have tutored students taking the ACT test in reading. I have a desire to see students achieve and succeed in standardized testing.
English,

English

PSAT/Stanford coordinator and administrator ESL SAT student tutoring Lead English teacher in the high school Mentored and tutored ESL students for the SAT Designed summer teaching program for ESL English class Provided additional tutoring tactics and curriculum
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have tutored ESL students for SAT preparation in a private learning center. Most of my students came with some speaking knowledge of English, but did not have the grammar and writing skills needed to achieve on the SAT. I found the direct method of learning to be most useful for my students; however, I employed various methods to accommodate the needs of the students.
Grammar,

Grammar

My knowledge and love for proper grammar is confirmed in my test score of this subject. I have taught grammar for over 15 years at the secondary level. My students consistently test out of basic freshman grammar and composition and into advanced classes.
Literature,

Literature

As a high school English teacher for over 15 years, I have taught literature as part of my curriculum. I have taught World Literature, English Literature, and Classical Literature. I am very familiar with the classics and some modern literature. I enjoy teaching fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. I took many literature classes in college and take continuing classes in literature.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I am the chief proofreader in my school. I proofread all official documents for public release. I also am proofreading a 1200 page book soon to be published. I know how to proofread not only for content but also for grammar and syntax. I have been proofreading for over 15 years.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I have taught high school students speech classes for over 10 years. I teach the students to speak by using various techniques such as speaking on subjects they are familiar with to speaking extemporaneously to writing their own speeches and performing them before various audiences. I not only teach them how to vary their tone and volume, but also how to use proper body language when speaking.
Reading,

Reading

I have taught both elementary and secondary students to read and to read comprehensively. I know how to teach students to phonetically and by sight. I help students increase their comprehension by teaching them to recognize key words and phrases in reading selections. I have over 23 years of experience in teaching reading.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I currently tutor and have tutored students to improve their SAT reading scores. I work with them to improve their reading comprehension by practicing SAT passages and reviewing their approaches to the answers. My students average a 40 point increase in reading comprehension alone between testings.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I have attended SAT writing workshops sponsored by the College Board. I currently tutor students in SAT writing by having them practice sample SAT writing tests. My approach is to their success is to teach them to manage their time by taking a small portion of time to plan their essay answer, write the answer, and then edit for grammar and syntax. I have also taught writing for over 20 years in the classroom.
Spelling,

Spelling

I am qualified to teach spelling as I teach it each year to my ninth through eleventh grades' students each year. I know how to teach students to spell phonetically. I also teach students to not only spell a word, but also to know its meaning by teaching them the prefix, suffix, and root parts of a word.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

I have taught students vocabulary building skills for over 20 years. I not only teach them to memorize vocabulary words by rote memory, but I also have them learn prefixes, suffixes, and roots of works so that they may decipher a meaning by breaking down the word. In addition, I teach them to use the vocabulary works properly in sentences.
Writing

Writing

As a secondary English teacher for over 15 years, I have taught writing to students grades 7-12. I have taught all steps of writing from learning to write a sentence to learning to write an extensive research paper. I teach my students how to plan, write, rewrite, and edit their work so that they may produce quality writing.

History

American History,

American History

I have taught high school American History for over 15 years. I have a personal love of history and took many American History classes in college. I am the main American History teacher at my school. I consistently read books about American History and take trips to visit historic sites as often as possible.
Bible Studies,

Bible Studies

I have been a Christian for 30 years. I studied the Bible every day, taken Bible classes on-line, attend Sunday school and church every week, and teach the Bible to students every Sunday. I work in a Christian school, where the Bible is taught and studied every day.
Classics,

Classics

As an English teacher for over 20 years, I have read, studied, and taught classic literature to students in grades 9-12. The curriculum I use is traditional in that is uses the classics as a basis of literature study. I am thoroughly familiar with the Greek classics as well as classic English and American literature.
European History,

European History

I have taught European History in my secondary school for 15 years. I also teach World Literature and English Literature which give me the extra knowledge of European History necessary to enhance my knowledge of this subject. I have taken extra classes in continuing education to expand my knowledge in this subject.
Geography,

Geography

I have taught Geography, both cultural and factual, for 15 years at the secondary level. I have taken courses in college, majoring in history in my first college experience. I have a keen interest in geography. My test score of 100% confirms my knowledge of this subject.
Government & Politics,

Government & Politics

As a history teacher in high school for over 15 years, I have taught American Government and Civic classes. I have taken political science classes in college and I keep abreast of current political issues. I have also campaigned for local candidates and have extensively studied the subject through reading and visiting such as Washington, D.C.
Social Studies,

Social Studies

I have taught history at the secondary level for over 15 years. I have also taught numerous social studies courses such as cultural geography, anthropology, and civics. I enjoy learning about the social issues that affect our society.
World History

World History

I have taught World History to secondary students for over 15 years in the classroom. In addition, I took many world history courses in college, including History or Civilization, history of England, and World Cultures. I also attend continuing education classes which include world history.

Homeschool

English,

English

PSAT/Stanford coordinator and administrator ESL SAT student tutoring Lead English teacher in the high school Mentored and tutored ESL students for the SAT Designed summer teaching program for ESL English class Provided additional tutoring tactics and curriculum
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have tutored ESL students for SAT preparation in a private learning center. Most of my students came with some speaking knowledge of English, but did not have the grammar and writing skills needed to achieve on the SAT. I found the direct method of learning to be most useful for my students; however, I employed various methods to accommodate the needs of the students.
Handwriting,

Handwriting

I have taught cursive handwriting skills to students in elementary and secondary grades. I currently teach handwriting skills to third and fourth grade students with much success. I have the patience and talent to teach these skills to both right and left-handed students. I know the proper angle to hold the paper, the correct formation of the letters, and various exercises designed to help students form letters properly.
Reading,

Reading

I have taught both elementary and secondary students to read and to read comprehensively. I know how to teach students to phonetically and by sight. I help students increase their comprehension by teaching them to recognize key words and phrases in reading selections. I have over 23 years of experience in teaching reading.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I currently tutor and have tutored students to improve their SAT reading scores. I work with them to improve their reading comprehension by practicing SAT passages and reviewing their approaches to the answers. My students average a 40 point increase in reading comprehension alone between testings.
Spelling,

Spelling

I am qualified to teach spelling as I teach it each year to my ninth through eleventh grades' students each year. I know how to teach students to spell phonetically. I also teach students to not only spell a word, but also to know its meaning by teaching them the prefix, suffix, and root parts of a word.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have been an elementary and high school teacher for over 20 years. I have helped my students prepare for exams and study for tests and quizzes with innovative reviews, worksheets, study sheets, and memory methods. I have tutored many students one-on-one and in group settings to teach them methods of study for the ACT and SAT, with much success.
Writing

Writing

As a secondary English teacher for over 15 years, I have taught writing to students grades 7-12. I have taught all steps of writing from learning to write a sentence to learning to write an extensive research paper. I teach my students how to plan, write, rewrite, and edit their work so that they may produce quality writing.

Language

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I have tutored ESL students for SAT preparation in a private learning center. Most of my students came with some speaking knowledge of English, but did not have the grammar and writing skills needed to achieve on the SAT. I found the direct method of learning to be most useful for my students; however, I employed various methods to accommodate the needs of the students.

Most Popular

English,

English

PSAT/Stanford coordinator and administrator ESL SAT student tutoring Lead English teacher in the high school Mentored and tutored ESL students for the SAT Designed summer teaching program for ESL English class Provided additional tutoring tactics and curriculum
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have tutored ESL students for SAT preparation in a private learning center. Most of my students came with some speaking knowledge of English, but did not have the grammar and writing skills needed to achieve on the SAT. I found the direct method of learning to be most useful for my students; however, I employed various methods to accommodate the needs of the students.
Reading,

Reading

I have taught both elementary and secondary students to read and to read comprehensively. I know how to teach students to phonetically and by sight. I help students increase their comprehension by teaching them to recognize key words and phrases in reading selections. I have over 23 years of experience in teaching reading.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have been an elementary and high school teacher for over 20 years. I have helped my students prepare for exams and study for tests and quizzes with innovative reviews, worksheets, study sheets, and memory methods. I have tutored many students one-on-one and in group settings to teach them methods of study for the ACT and SAT, with much success.
Writing

Writing

As a secondary English teacher for over 15 years, I have taught writing to students grades 7-12. I have taught all steps of writing from learning to write a sentence to learning to write an extensive research paper. I teach my students how to plan, write, rewrite, and edit their work so that they may produce quality writing.

Other

Bible Studies,

Bible Studies

I have been a Christian for 30 years. I studied the Bible every day, taken Bible classes on-line, attend Sunday school and church every week, and teach the Bible to students every Sunday. I work in a Christian school, where the Bible is taught and studied every day.
College Counseling,

College Counseling

I have been a high school college counselor for over eight years. I have tutored college students in writing and grammar. I was the editor of many group projects that I did in college as well as editor of any official publication at my place of employment. I specialize in English grammar and syntax, and I have above average knowledge of APA, MLA, and other college essay formats.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have tutored ESL students for SAT preparation in a private learning center. Most of my students came with some speaking knowledge of English, but did not have the grammar and writing skills needed to achieve on the SAT. I found the direct method of learning to be most useful for my students; however, I employed various methods to accommodate the needs of the students.
Geography,

Geography

I have taught Geography, both cultural and factual, for 15 years at the secondary level. I have taken courses in college, majoring in history in my first college experience. I have a keen interest in geography. My test score of 100% confirms my knowledge of this subject.
Government & Politics,

Government & Politics

As a history teacher in high school for over 15 years, I have taught American Government and Civic classes. I have taken political science classes in college and I keep abreast of current political issues. I have also campaigned for local candidates and have extensively studied the subject through reading and visiting such as Washington, D.C.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have been an elementary and high school teacher for over 20 years. I have helped my students prepare for exams and study for tests and quizzes with innovative reviews, worksheets, study sheets, and memory methods. I have tutored many students one-on-one and in group settings to teach them methods of study for the ACT and SAT, with much success.

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

I have been an elementary and high school teacher for over 20 years. I have helped my students prepare for exams and study for tests and quizzes with innovative reviews, worksheets, study sheets, and memory methods. I have tutored many students one-on-one and in group settings to teach them methods of study for the ACT and SAT, with much success.

Sports/Recreation

Volleyball

Volleyball

I have and still do coach varsity girls' volleyball for almost 20 years. I am pursuing my officials' license this year. The majority of my teams has had a winning season. In addition, I have had many of my players go on to play in college.

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have tutored ESL students for SAT preparation in a private learning center. Most of my students came with some speaking knowledge of English, but did not have the grammar and writing skills needed to achieve on the SAT. I found the direct method of learning to be most useful for my students; however, I employed various methods to accommodate the needs of the students.
GED,

GED

I have over 20 years of teaching experience in the classroom. I have helped adults prepare for various tests and have much compassion and patience helping them. My areas of expertise are in grammar and social studies.
Reading,

Reading

I have taught both elementary and secondary students to read and to read comprehensively. I know how to teach students to phonetically and by sight. I help students increase their comprehension by teaching them to recognize key words and phrases in reading selections. I have over 23 years of experience in teaching reading.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have been an elementary and high school teacher for over 20 years. I have helped my students prepare for exams and study for tests and quizzes with innovative reviews, worksheets, study sheets, and memory methods. I have tutored many students one-on-one and in group settings to teach them methods of study for the ACT and SAT, with much success.
Writing

Writing

As a secondary English teacher for over 15 years, I have taught writing to students grades 7-12. I have taught all steps of writing from learning to write a sentence to learning to write an extensive research paper. I teach my students how to plan, write, rewrite, and edit their work so that they may produce quality writing.

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I have over 15 years of teaching experience in secondary English. I have taught and tutored students to help them improve their reading comprehension, vocabulary, grammar, and writing skills. I have tutored students taking the ACT.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I have tutored and taught students how to improve their reading comprehension for over 15 years at the secondary level. I have tutored students taking the ACT test in reading. I have a desire to see students achieve and succeed in standardized testing.
College Counseling,

College Counseling

I have been a high school college counselor for over eight years. I have tutored college students in writing and grammar. I was the editor of many group projects that I did in college as well as editor of any official publication at my place of employment. I specialize in English grammar and syntax, and I have above average knowledge of APA, MLA, and other college essay formats.
GED,

GED

I have over 20 years of teaching experience in the classroom. I have helped adults prepare for various tests and have much compassion and patience helping them. My areas of expertise are in grammar and social studies.
PSAT,

PSAT

I believe that I am qualified to tutor for this subject for the following reasons. First, I have prepared students for this test for the past 8 years. Second, I have administered the test at my school for the past 8 years. Third, I have attended a SAT/PSAT information meeting sponsored by the College Board, representing my school as the coordinator.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I currently tutor and have tutored students to improve their SAT reading scores. I work with them to improve their reading comprehension by practicing SAT passages and reviewing their approaches to the answers. My students average a 40 point increase in reading comprehension alone between testings.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I have attended SAT writing workshops sponsored by the College Board. I currently tutor students in SAT writing by having them practice sample SAT writing tests. My approach is to their success is to teach them to manage their time by taking a small portion of time to plan their essay answer, write the answer, and then edit for grammar and syntax. I have also taught writing for over 20 years in the classroom.
SSAT

SSAT

I have taught upper level English grammar, vocabulary, and writing for over 20 years. The students whom I tutor do well on standardized tests.

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Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Help for SAT Reading and Writing

Fined tuned me for my next SAT TEST. I TOOK THE SAT in November and got a very good score. Hired Renee to review my weak areas. I will let you know if or how close I come to getting a perfect score. Renee was great at getting the job done.

Clara, 1 lesson with Renee

Knowledgeable

Olivia really enjoyed her review lesson with Renee. Renee taught her strategies for reading comprehension and writing for the ACT. She is professional and extremely knowledgeable.

Linda, 1 lesson with Renee

Knowledgeable and helpful

My son had taken the SAT several times and struggled with the Reading and Writing sections. Renee worked with him for about two and a half weeks prior to his SAT exam. Matt found her very easy to work with and felt he received some very valuable instruction prior to this last exam. Waiting on score results but Matt felt he scored higher on the sections they worked on.

Kim, 5 lessons with Renee
Tutor responded:

Thank you, Kim. I really enjoyed getting to know and working with Matt. He is a bright and eager learner - I know that he will be successful in his endeavors!

Awesome Tutor

Renee has been tutoring my daughter for her SAT. To date, she has been awesome! My daughter feels more confident and better prepared. I would recommend her to anyone. She is understanding, patient, and truly works with the child to ensure that they really understand the material. She also knows tricks to raise the SAT score. Overall, she is really great.

Rachel, 3 lessons with Renee
Tutor responded:

Thank you, Rachel, for allowing me to help your daughter. I know that she will be successful in all that she does.

Top-Notch Tutor

I would highly recommend Renee as a wonderful tutor. She has been working with my high school daughter for about six weeks on Reading Comprehension. Since working with Renee, her confidence and skill level have increased exponentially. We are so lucky to have found such a remarkable tutor!

Lisa, 12 lessons with Renee
Tutor responded:

Thank you, Lisa, for allowing me to work with your daughter. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of further assistance.

Renee is an EXCELLENT Tutor

Despite months of weekly tutoring leading up to the March 2014 SAT, my daughter's scores were very disappointing and it was clear we needed a new preparation approach for the upcoming SAT in June. I reached out to Renee and explained the situation. We just completed our first session with Renee and she seems to be EXACTLY what we were looking for. Renee arrived on time, prepared and performed a comprehensive skills assessment to gauge my daughter's reading and writing abilities, quickly pinpointing her strengths and weaknesses. I was thoroughly impressed with Renee. She is personable, patient and seems to genuinely enjoy what she does. I very much look forward to working with her over the next few months and, most importantly, my daughter does as well. THANK YOU Renee!!

Chris, 9 lessons with Renee
Tutor responded:

Thank you for the kind words, Chris. I look forward to working with you and your daughter.

Good tutor

Renee is very friendly and professional. I want a tutor for my son, so he can improve his writing portion of the SAT. He had 4 x 2 hours lessons with Renee. She reviewed grammars, and explained the rules while my son worked on the practice questions. She discussed strategy in writing the assay and gave him some tips in taking the SAT. I will definitely recommend Renee. She is patient, personal and helpful.

Ellen, 4 lessons with Renee
Tutor responded:

Thank you, Ellen, for your positive response. It was a pleasure working with your son; he is a quick learner and I wish him all the best.

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