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Nancy K.

English, Social Studies, ACT and SAT Tutor

English, Social Studies, ACT and SAT Tutor

$60/hour

  • 108 hours tutoring

About Nancy


Bio

I am a former High School English and history teacher who stayed home to raise my children for the past 12 years. I have a B.A. in History from Colby College and a Master's degree in History with honors from the University of Connecticut and I completed my M.Ed. with honors in 2016.

I have tutored students in S.A.T. and ACT prep, American, European and African history and have helped students master grammar, writing and literary analysis . In academic subjects, I work with students to help...

I am a former High School English and history teacher who stayed home to raise my children for the past 12 years. I have a B.A. in History from Colby College and a Master's degree in History with honors from the University of Connecticut and I completed my M.Ed. with honors in 2016.

I have tutored students in S.A.T. and ACT prep, American, European and African history and have helped students master grammar, writing and literary analysis . In academic subjects, I work with students to help them realize what is holding them back and I help them take a strategic approach to improvement which helps them succeed in high school and beyond. Because I love history and English, I enjoy guiding students to make relevant connections to the world around them using these two subjects. I also enjoy helping students who are stuck or need help understanding complicated subjects. In addition, I have learned to write clearly over time and I find helping students develop their skills and become more adept, confident writers very satisfying.

For students needing help with standardized test prep, I bring years of teaching and tutoring experience to the table; I was trained by and tutored for one of the top two national SAT prep companies and I use their very effective methods when tutoring. My students' verbal SAT scores have increased by more than 150 points and I have helped many students raise their verbal scores from the mid-600's to a perfect 800. I excel at gently pushing students to prepare as best they can and then helping them dial down any pre-test anxiety.

I look forward to working with your student to develop an individualized tutoring plan.


Education

Colby College
History
University of Connecticut
Masters
Framingham State University
MEd

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Subjects

Business

GRE

Corporate Training

Proofreading

Proofreading

I have worked as a newspaper reporter and editor for three years and as a high school English and history teacher for two. I have edited and improved many essays for students and I teach the grammar and writing sections of the SAT.

Elementary Education

Vocabulary

English

ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I have tutored many students on the ACT reading section and helped them raise their scores by 5-8 points. I help familiarize students with the types of questions on the ACT, how to eliminate wrong answers and how to successfully deal with the pressure of reading four passages and answering 40 questions in 35 minutes.
English,

English

I taught high school english for several years and can help with writing and editing papers and with undestanding Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Charles Dickens and most American authors. I help students see "the big idea" and gather supporting evidence from novels and literature.
Literature,

Literature

I taught high school English and have tutored many students in English and Literary analysis.( see references). I am also a certified English teacher in Massachusetts.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have worked as a newspaper reporter and editor for three years and as a high school English and history teacher for two. I have edited and improved many essays for students and I teach the grammar and writing sections of the SAT.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I was an SAT tutor for The Princeton Review for four years and helped students with vocabulary, analogies and reading comprehension.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I have tutored students in SAT prep for The Princeton Review and I am a former high school teacher. I help students learn how to read the SAT questions and write a clear,concise essay, that will help raise their score.
Writing,

Writing

I was a newspaper reporter and editor for five years and I taught high school English and history for three years. I have helped many students improve their writing score on the SAT. I work with students and I don't just edit their work--I show them how to become clearer, more concise writers.
ACT English, Vocabulary

History

American History,

American History

I have a master's degree in history and have taught U.S. history from pre-contact (1492) times to the present. I have taught A.P. U.S. History and I have completed the college board course to prepare students for the A.P. I can help students with papers(from inception to completion), drafting outlines of chapters for review and preparing for the Advanced Placement test and US History tests in school.
Social Studies,

Social Studies

I am certified by the state of Massachusetts to teach Social Studies.
World History,

World History

I have taught world history in graduate school and at the high school level.
European History

Homeschool

English,

English

I taught high school english for several years and can help with writing and editing papers and with undestanding Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Charles Dickens and most American authors. I help students see "the big idea" and gather supporting evidence from novels and literature.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I was an SAT tutor for The Princeton Review for four years and helped students with vocabulary, analogies and reading comprehension.
Writing

Writing

I was a newspaper reporter and editor for five years and I taught high school English and history for three years. I have helped many students improve their writing score on the SAT. I work with students and I don't just edit their work--I show them how to become clearer, more concise writers.

Most Popular

English,

English

I taught high school english for several years and can help with writing and editing papers and with undestanding Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Charles Dickens and most American authors. I help students see "the big idea" and gather supporting evidence from novels and literature.
Writing

Writing

I was a newspaper reporter and editor for five years and I taught high school English and history for three years. I have helped many students improve their writing score on the SAT. I work with students and I don't just edit their work--I show them how to become clearer, more concise writers.

Summer

Writing

Writing

I was a newspaper reporter and editor for five years and I taught high school English and history for three years. I have helped many students improve their writing score on the SAT. I work with students and I don't just edit their work--I show them how to become clearer, more concise writers.

Test Preparation

ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I have tutored many students on the ACT reading section and helped them raise their scores by 5-8 points. I help familiarize students with the types of questions on the ACT, how to eliminate wrong answers and how to successfully deal with the pressure of reading four passages and answering 40 questions in 35 minutes.
PSAT,

PSAT

I have prepared students for the SAT and PSAT for more than five years and most of my students see score increases of at least 50 points in reading and writing. I previously tutored students in SAT and PSAT prep for The Princeton Review.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I was an SAT tutor for The Princeton Review for four years and helped students with vocabulary, analogies and reading comprehension.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I have tutored students in SAT prep for The Princeton Review and I am a former high school teacher. I help students learn how to read the SAT questions and write a clear,concise essay, that will help raise their score.
ACT English, GRE, SSAT

Examples of Expertise


Nancy has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 6 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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4.8 (41 ratings)
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Reviews


An excellent tutor

Nancy is a great tutor who has a lot of experience working with students! She has taught my son well in the topic of US History and he has been greatly improving over the past few weeks. She was also able to adjust her rate to accommodate for certain situations, to a fare she felt was appropriate for her work done. She also makes sure that she fulfills the time session no matter what, which is fantastic. My son is very happy with her and his work has been improving since he started working with her.

Shumei , 2 lessons with Nancy

excellent tutor

Nancy has met with my son a couple of times to help him synthesize material for APUSH. She is very knowledgeable about the materials and has made him feel more confident (and be more efficient) about his studying and more prepared for tests.

Laura, 3 lessons with Nancy

Very pleased!

Would definitely recommend Nancy. She grasps student's capability quickly and focus on teaching what's needed. Both student and parent are very pleased.

Angie, 4 lessons with Nancy
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$60/hour

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Response time: 1 hour