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Nancy K.

Concord, MA

$150/hour

English, Social Studies, ACT and SAT Tutor

In-person lessons
50+ Hours
4.8 average from 34 ratings
excellent tutor
— Laura, Lexington, MA on 2/4/17

$150/Hour


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Colby College
History
University of Connecticut
Master's
Framingham State University
MEd

Education

Colby College (History)

University of Connecticut (Master's)

Framingham State University (MEd)

About Nancy

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.
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,
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Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Concord, MA 01742
In-person lessons

"excellent tutor"

- Laura, Lexington, MA on 2/4/17

"Wonderful tutor!"

- Megan, Concord, MA on 1/27/14

"Very pleased!"

- Angie, Acton, MA on 11/13/12
Math:
GRE
Science:
PSAT
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading,
English,
Literature, Proofreading,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading,
College Counseling, GRE, PSAT,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
SSAT
Language:
Writing
History:
American History,
European History, Social Studies,
World History,
Writing
Elementary Education:
Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
GRE, Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

Social Studies

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

World History

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

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.

Colby College
History
University of Connecticut
Master's
Framingham State University
MEd

Education

Colby College (History)

University of Connecticut (Master's)

Framingham State University (MEd)

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, Lexington, MA on 2/4/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $150.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Nancy will travel within 20 miles of Concord, MA 01742.