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Leigh Ann W.

Experienced English and ACT Prep Teacher

Experienced English and ACT Prep Teacher

$35/hour

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This year marks my 12th year in public education. Throughout my tenure, I have taught a variety of courses: English II, English III, College Readiness, ACT English Prep, and ACT Reading Prep. My passion for my content was only exceeded by passion for children. This desire to ensure the best education for all students in every classroom lead me to administration. After one year as a middle school administrator, I recognized quickly how much I missed my content. While I still had meaningful...

This year marks my 12th year in public education. Throughout my tenure, I have taught a variety of courses: English II, English III, College Readiness, ACT English Prep, and ACT Reading Prep. My passion for my content was only exceeded by passion for children. This desire to ensure the best education for all students in every classroom lead me to administration. After one year as a middle school administrator, I recognized quickly how much I missed my content. While I still had meaningful encounters with students, things were not the same. I yearned for the past moments of watching students grow as readers, writers, and thinkers. Longing to reconnect with my content, I accepted a new role as a School-Based Instructional Specialist in English Language Arts. The career move was certainly the right one. I now get to support English teachers in becoming master teachers, thus ensuring that every student in our school receives a top-notch English/Language Arts experience. Even better, I get to work directly with students again, something that brings me both purpose and joy.

Many of the English teachers whom I have worked alongside admit that they prefer teaching reading versus grammar, mechanics, or writing. This certainly does not apply to me. I have always been the "odd ball" when it comes preferences within the content. While I do love reading and rhetoric, I find the most joy in teaching grammar, mechanics, and writing. When I was teaching, I earned the reputation of the "ACT Guru" within the building, and I wore that badge with great honor. In fact, principals would always talk about the excitement they felt in my room when observing me teach ACT English or ACT reading content. Not only was this something that was actually fun for me to do, it was equally rewarding. So much of my kids' futures depended on their ACT score, and I did not take lightly my role in preparing them for that test. I truly felt that their achievement was a direct reflection of my instruction, so I was greatly invested. Even though I


Education

Alice Lloyd
English Education
University of the Cumberlands
MEd
University of the Cumberlands
Other

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $35
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Lexington, KY 40509
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

English

ACT English

Test Preparation

ACT English

$35/hour

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Leigh Ann W.

$35/hour

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