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Leigh Anne D.

Highly Effective Educator available for Tutoring in Multiple Subjects

Highly Effective Educator available for Tutoring in Multiple Subjects

$50/hour

  • 401 hours tutoring

  • Springfield, MA 01108

About Leigh Anne


Bio

I am a public school teacher licensed in Elementary Education, Special Education Moderate Disabilities K-8 & 8-12, and Mathematics grades 1-6, 5-8, & 8-12, as well as certified in Sheltered English Immersion. I currently teach mathematics full-time at the high school level, but previously worked as a literacy teacher and continue to tutor in both areas. In addition to teaching for 12 years, I've tutored students professionally for 10 years in grades 1-12. My tutoring experience includes...

I am a public school teacher licensed in Elementary Education, Special Education Moderate Disabilities K-8 & 8-12, and Mathematics grades 1-6, 5-8, & 8-12, as well as certified in Sheltered English Immersion. I currently teach mathematics full-time at the high school level, but previously worked as a literacy teacher and continue to tutor in both areas. In addition to teaching for 12 years, I've tutored students professionally for 10 years in grades 1-12. My tutoring experience includes many subject areas: reading, writing, math, and study skills for grades K-12, including MCAS prep. For the last 5 years I have been offering SAT, ACT, ASVAB and GED prep, as well as MTEL support for aspiring teachers. Now that my own children have headed off to college, I've added college counseling to my repertoire of skills and have helped several student with their college admissions essays, activities resumes, and scholarship applications.

My tutoring services include homework support, re-teaching, study skills, individualized lesson plans, and suggestions for at-home strategies. When working with students, I combine discussion and practice with visuals and real life connections. In graduate school, I completed research projects that analyzed best teaching practices and looked specifically at how students learn.

In addition to tutoring in person, I offer on-line tutoring via emails, skype, google hang outs, and Wyzant's Online Tutoring Forum. This allows me to support families who live long distance, need short-term immediate support, and who are looking for a less expensive option for tutoring. My rates for on-line tutoring are significantly less than my in-person rates.

I look forward to working with your families!


Education

UConn
English
Westfield State University
MEd
Our Lady of the Elms & Mathematical Leadership
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Rate details: Fee includes individualized instruction & HW. Group rates $75 for 3 students. On-line tutoring $35 per hour. Short notice tutoring & summer specials!!
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Springfield, MA 01108
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 12/30/2013

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar,

Grammar

Bachelor of Arts in English. Experience tutoring students grades k-12, including composition & grammar/syntax.
Proofreading

Proofreading

As a former English major, I am well accustomed to proof reading, revising, and re-reading everything from paragraphs to thesis's. My experience includes both face to face and on-line editing support, looking carefully at sentence structure, grammar, and syntax.

Elementary Education

Common Core,

Common Core

As a licensed teacher and former District Coordinator, I am familiar with all aspects of the common core. I have developed curriculum maps and led Professional Development for teachers to help them transition to the Common Core. I have many resources for parents as well.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I hold a teaching license in Elementary Education.
Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

I hold a specialty license in Elementary Math 1-6. I have served as a district coordinator and have taught at the preschool level for 2 years, in an elementary classroom for 5 years and in grade 6-8 classrooms for 3 years.
Elementary Science,

Elementary Science

Teacher of summer S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) courses with elementary, mathematics, and special education licenses is available to tutor. I studied science as an undergraduate and frequently assist with teaching science at my elementary school.
Grammar,

Grammar

Bachelor of Arts in English. Experience tutoring students grades k-12, including composition & grammar/syntax.
Handwriting,

Handwriting

As a former Montessori teacher, I have taught handwriting as part of a regular school curriculum. Lessons include work with regular script, D'nelian, and traditional penmanship. I generally follow explicit teaching of letter writing with: anti-clockwise letters, stick letters, clockwise letters,diagonal letters, hook links, etc. However, I can also follow Handwriting without Tears if that program is familiar to the children. Focusing on fine motor skills is a critical component to supporting hand writing development, so I will often include fine motor activities within our lessons.
Homeschool,

Homeschool

My son is a non-traditional learner who attends online school. I serve as his Learning Coach, logging his attendance, tracking his assignments, and offering assistance in each subject. Additionally, I have tutored 2 students who were home-schooled.
Phonics,

Phonics

I am licensed in Elementary & Special Ed, and I taught Kindergarten Literacy for 2 years.
Reading,

Reading

Bachelor of Arts in English, Masters in Education/Special Education. Experience with general reading strategies (phonics, blends, chunking) and reading comprehension. Focus on text to text, text to self, and text to world connections. Tutored students grades k-11 in reading comprehension.
Spelling,

Spelling

I am a former literacy teacher experienced with phonics, word families, and visual spelling activities. My students have been most successful learning spelling patterns when physically building words with letters and filling words into boxes that help them visually remember a word's "shape". When helping older students to edit their work for spelling, I encourage them to read their work out loud and use backward editing.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have tutored for SAT & MCAS. I teach executive functioning, organizational skills, and study skills to students.
Vocabulary

Vocabulary

Undergraduate degree in English. Have completed research projects on best practices for vocabulary building. Experience includes tutoring students grades 3-12 in vocabulary using context clues. For high school students, we work on the "top 100 words every high school student should know" and use prefix-root-suffix building blocks to determine meanings of complex words.

English

English,

English

Undergraduate degree in English. Graduate Degree in Education. Recent tutoring experience includes tutoring students through grade 12 in reading comprehension and writing, including support with college entrance essays and studying for AP English exams. Vocabulary building, grammar and syntax practice, and development of figurative language understanding are other areas I have tutored.
Grammar,

Grammar

Bachelor of Arts in English. Experience tutoring students grades k-12, including composition & grammar/syntax.
Literature,

Literature

My major for my undergraduate degree was English. I have completed author courses on Nathaniel Hawthorne, William Shakespeare, and Emily Dickinson as well as Children's Literature courses. I have tutored students through AP level English including comprehension, comparison, and writing about literary texts. During work with literature, I concentrate on vocabulary development, figurative language, and text to text connections. Many of the conversations I have with my students focus around how the literature makes them feel and what aspects of society are reflected in the particular work.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

As a former English major, I am well accustomed to proof reading, revising, and re-reading everything from paragraphs to thesis's. My experience includes both face to face and on-line editing support, looking carefully at sentence structure, grammar, and syntax.
Reading,

Reading

Bachelor of Arts in English, Masters in Education/Special Education. Experience with general reading strategies (phonics, blends, chunking) and reading comprehension. Focus on text to text, text to self, and text to world connections. Tutored students grades k-11 in reading comprehension.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have tutored 8 students, including my own son, with preparation for the SAT reading subtest- my son scored 710. Using College Board's question of the day and SAT prep book, I have successfully supported students with vocabulary development by mastering prefixes and suffixes. Additionally, I provide in depth lessons on grammar and syntax.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I have tutored high school students with SAT prep for the last 5 years. I teach my students strong paragraph development with varies sentence structure and criteria for writing a persuasive essay in preparation for SAT. I focus on revision and editing and have students correct my own writing so that they can identify which revisions are stronger and which parts are incorrect.
Spelling,

Spelling

I am a former literacy teacher experienced with phonics, word families, and visual spelling activities. My students have been most successful learning spelling patterns when physically building words with letters and filling words into boxes that help them visually remember a word's "shape". When helping older students to edit their work for spelling, I encourage them to read their work out loud and use backward editing.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

Undergraduate degree in English. Have completed research projects on best practices for vocabulary building. Experience includes tutoring students grades 3-12 in vocabulary using context clues. For high school students, we work on the "top 100 words every high school student should know" and use prefix-root-suffix building blocks to determine meanings of complex words.
Writing

Writing

Bachelor of Arts Degree in English. Undergraduate work included author studies and compositional writing. Have tutored students grades 3-12 in writing from basic paragraph structure to full essay development including students in advanced placement classes. Most recently, I have been assisting high school seniors with college admissions essays and college students with essay writing using an online format.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am licensed to teach through 12th and currently teach high school math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, and some Pre-Calculus.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have been teaching high school level math for several years. The last 2 years I have taught an Honors Algebra 2 course in addition to inclusion math. When teaching Algebra, I encourage students to list out all of their steps until the sequence becomes concrete. I also check for understanding by asking, "What is the goal?," What will you do next?," and "What does that represent?"
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I hold a teaching license in Elementary Education.
English,

English

Undergraduate degree in English. Graduate Degree in Education. Recent tutoring experience includes tutoring students through grade 12 in reading comprehension and writing, including support with college entrance essays and studying for AP English exams. Vocabulary building, grammar and syntax practice, and development of figurative language understanding are other areas I have tutored.
Geometry,

Geometry

I currently teach High School Geometry and previously taught middle school math where we start to really lay the foundation for Geometric concepts. I have tutored both middle school and high school students in geometry and often use geometric solids during my instruction. Understanding the properties of shapes is key to understanding geometry- I will help you understand angles, lines, and postulates so you can be successful in this subject!
Handwriting,

Handwriting

As a former Montessori teacher, I have taught handwriting as part of a regular school curriculum. Lessons include work with regular script, D'nelian, and traditional penmanship. I generally follow explicit teaching of letter writing with: anti-clockwise letters, stick letters, clockwise letters,diagonal letters, hook links, etc. However, I can also follow Handwriting without Tears if that program is familiar to the children. Focusing on fine motor skills is a critical component to supporting hand writing development, so I will often include fine motor activities within our lessons.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I currently teach high school math and have previous experience with middle school math where Prealgebra is embedded throughout the curriculum. I have also tutored several students in mathematics, including prealgebra. I have access to many math databases and am familiar with the new math standards.
Reading,

Reading

Bachelor of Arts in English, Masters in Education/Special Education. Experience with general reading strategies (phonics, blends, chunking) and reading comprehension. Focus on text to text, text to self, and text to world connections. Tutored students grades k-11 in reading comprehension.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

Former district Math Coordinator with experience teaching math through grade 12. I have been specifically tutoring in the area of SAT prep for the last 5 years so am familiar with the new format of the test. I've had very favorable results with my students. I highly recommend use of College Board practice tests.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have tutored 8 students, including my own son, with preparation for the SAT reading subtest- my son scored 710. Using College Board's question of the day and SAT prep book, I have successfully supported students with vocabulary development by mastering prefixes and suffixes. Additionally, I provide in depth lessons on grammar and syntax.
Spelling,

Spelling

I am a former literacy teacher experienced with phonics, word families, and visual spelling activities. My students have been most successful learning spelling patterns when physically building words with letters and filling words into boxes that help them visually remember a word's "shape". When helping older students to edit their work for spelling, I encourage them to read their work out loud and use backward editing.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have tutored for SAT & MCAS. I teach executive functioning, organizational skills, and study skills to students.
Writing

Writing

Bachelor of Arts Degree in English. Undergraduate work included author studies and compositional writing. Have tutored students grades 3-12 in writing from basic paragraph structure to full essay development including students in advanced placement classes. Most recently, I have been assisting high school seniors with college admissions essays and college students with essay writing using an online format.

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am licensed to teach through 12th and currently teach high school math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, and some Pre-Calculus.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have been teaching high school level math for several years. The last 2 years I have taught an Honors Algebra 2 course in addition to inclusion math. When teaching Algebra, I encourage students to list out all of their steps until the sequence becomes concrete. I also check for understanding by asking, "What is the goal?," What will you do next?," and "What does that represent?"
Geometry,

Geometry

I currently teach High School Geometry and previously taught middle school math where we start to really lay the foundation for Geometric concepts. I have tutored both middle school and high school students in geometry and often use geometric solids during my instruction. Understanding the properties of shapes is key to understanding geometry- I will help you understand angles, lines, and postulates so you can be successful in this subject!
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I currently teach high school math and have previous experience with middle school math where Prealgebra is embedded throughout the curriculum. I have also tutored several students in mathematics, including prealgebra. I have access to many math databases and am familiar with the new math standards.
SAT Math

SAT Math

Former district Math Coordinator with experience teaching math through grade 12. I have been specifically tutoring in the area of SAT prep for the last 5 years so am familiar with the new format of the test. I've had very favorable results with my students. I highly recommend use of College Board practice tests.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am licensed to teach through 12th and currently teach high school math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, and some Pre-Calculus.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have been teaching high school level math for several years. The last 2 years I have taught an Honors Algebra 2 course in addition to inclusion math. When teaching Algebra, I encourage students to list out all of their steps until the sequence becomes concrete. I also check for understanding by asking, "What is the goal?," What will you do next?," and "What does that represent?"
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I hold a teaching license in Elementary Education.
English,

English

Undergraduate degree in English. Graduate Degree in Education. Recent tutoring experience includes tutoring students through grade 12 in reading comprehension and writing, including support with college entrance essays and studying for AP English exams. Vocabulary building, grammar and syntax practice, and development of figurative language understanding are other areas I have tutored.
Geometry,

Geometry

I currently teach High School Geometry and previously taught middle school math where we start to really lay the foundation for Geometric concepts. I have tutored both middle school and high school students in geometry and often use geometric solids during my instruction. Understanding the properties of shapes is key to understanding geometry- I will help you understand angles, lines, and postulates so you can be successful in this subject!
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I currently teach high school math and have previous experience with middle school math where Prealgebra is embedded throughout the curriculum. I have also tutored several students in mathematics, including prealgebra. I have access to many math databases and am familiar with the new math standards.
Reading,

Reading

Bachelor of Arts in English, Masters in Education/Special Education. Experience with general reading strategies (phonics, blends, chunking) and reading comprehension. Focus on text to text, text to self, and text to world connections. Tutored students grades k-11 in reading comprehension.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have tutored for SAT & MCAS. I teach executive functioning, organizational skills, and study skills to students.
Writing

Writing

Bachelor of Arts Degree in English. Undergraduate work included author studies and compositional writing. Have tutored students grades 3-12 in writing from basic paragraph structure to full essay development including students in advanced placement classes. Most recently, I have been assisting high school seniors with college admissions essays and college students with essay writing using an online format.

Other

College Counseling,

College Counseling

Since 2013, I have been privately working with students on their CSS profiles (Common App). During this time, I have helped students revise their entrance essays, research scholarship opportunities, and prepare for entrance exams. I have previously accompanied students on college tours, including helping them to prepare a list of relevant questions to ask on their visit. As an academic teacher and parent of a current college student and high school senior, I have both an educational and parental perspective to help you child and you through this task.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have tutored for SAT & MCAS. I teach executive functioning, organizational skills, and study skills to students.

Special Needs

ADHD,

ADHD

I have a Masters degree in Special Education, with a license in SPED.
Phonics,

Phonics

I am licensed in Elementary & Special Ed, and I taught Kindergarten Literacy for 2 years.
Special Needs,

Special Needs

I have a License in Special Education Moderate Disabilities. I am currently a Special Education Teacher for students in grades 6-9 who receive services in the pull out setting. I provide consultation to general education teachers including inclusion services. I am familiar with writing and implementing IEP's, following accommodations, and recommending strategies to assist struggling learners.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have tutored for SAT & MCAS. I teach executive functioning, organizational skills, and study skills to students.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am licensed to teach through 12th and currently teach high school math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, and some Pre-Calculus.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have been teaching high school level math for several years. The last 2 years I have taught an Honors Algebra 2 course in addition to inclusion math. When teaching Algebra, I encourage students to list out all of their steps until the sequence becomes concrete. I also check for understanding by asking, "What is the goal?," What will you do next?," and "What does that represent?"
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I hold a teaching license in Elementary Education.
Geometry,

Geometry

I currently teach High School Geometry and previously taught middle school math where we start to really lay the foundation for Geometric concepts. I have tutored both middle school and high school students in geometry and often use geometric solids during my instruction. Understanding the properties of shapes is key to understanding geometry- I will help you understand angles, lines, and postulates so you can be successful in this subject!
Reading,

Reading

Bachelor of Arts in English, Masters in Education/Special Education. Experience with general reading strategies (phonics, blends, chunking) and reading comprehension. Focus on text to text, text to self, and text to world connections. Tutored students grades k-11 in reading comprehension.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

Former district Math Coordinator with experience teaching math through grade 12. I have been specifically tutoring in the area of SAT prep for the last 5 years so am familiar with the new format of the test. I've had very favorable results with my students. I highly recommend use of College Board practice tests.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have tutored for SAT & MCAS. I teach executive functioning, organizational skills, and study skills to students.
Writing

Writing

Bachelor of Arts Degree in English. Undergraduate work included author studies and compositional writing. Have tutored students grades 3-12 in writing from basic paragraph structure to full essay development including students in advanced placement classes. Most recently, I have been assisting high school seniors with college admissions essays and college students with essay writing using an online format.

Test Preparation

ASVAB,

ASVAB

I am a licensed teacher who has taught and tutored math through Trigonometry. Algebra is one of my best (and favorite) subjects, so I can offer step by step tutoring to help you master this topic for your ASVAB exam. In addition, I have taught English so am able to support you as you prepare for the Word Knowledge and Paragraph Comprehension sections. I have tutored 2 other students with ASVAB so have developed a series of activities and lesson plans to review for the math knowledge, arithmetic reasoning, word knowledge, vocabulary, general science, and electrical sections of the test.
College Counseling,

College Counseling

Since 2013, I have been privately working with students on their CSS profiles (Common App). During this time, I have helped students revise their entrance essays, research scholarship opportunities, and prepare for entrance exams. I have previously accompanied students on college tours, including helping them to prepare a list of relevant questions to ask on their visit. As an academic teacher and parent of a current college student and high school senior, I have both an educational and parental perspective to help you child and you through this task.
Common Core,

Common Core

As a licensed teacher and former District Coordinator, I am familiar with all aspects of the common core. I have developed curriculum maps and led Professional Development for teachers to help them transition to the Common Core. I have many resources for parents as well.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

Former district Math Coordinator with experience teaching math through grade 12. I have been specifically tutoring in the area of SAT prep for the last 5 years so am familiar with the new format of the test. I've had very favorable results with my students. I highly recommend use of College Board practice tests.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have tutored 8 students, including my own son, with preparation for the SAT reading subtest- my son scored 710. Using College Board's question of the day and SAT prep book, I have successfully supported students with vocabulary development by mastering prefixes and suffixes. Additionally, I provide in depth lessons on grammar and syntax.
SAT Writing

SAT Writing

I have tutored high school students with SAT prep for the last 5 years. I teach my students strong paragraph development with varies sentence structure and criteria for writing a persuasive essay in preparation for SAT. I focus on revision and editing and have students correct my own writing so that they can identify which revisions are stronger and which parts are incorrect.

Resources

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Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Terrific Tutor!

Very knowledgeable, patient, and creative tutor! LeighAnne is a wonderful tutor! I absolutely recommend her for any sort of subject.

Terrence, 9 lessons with Leigh Anne

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

LeighAnne taught me to understand some more of the content in "!9 Minutes", a book by Jodi Picoult. Like other Reading tutors, LeighAnne knows how to pronounce certain words that I don't know how to pronounce. She is very helpful and knowledgeable.

James, 3 lessons with Leigh Anne

Great tutor!

LeighAnne is a very well organized, dedicated and insightful tutor. She has helped my child understand many difficult concepts in both English and math. I feel fortunate to have found her and I highly recommend LeighAnne as a tutor!

Phil, 4 lessons with Leigh Anne

Fantastic tutor!! I would highly recommend LeighAnne!!

LeighAnne is very helpful and will assist in whatever way she can. I would highly recommend her to any student looking for help in improving their knowledge and study/strategy skills.

Joseph, 2 lessons with Leigh Anne

A+ Tutor gets A+ results!

We are very pleased with LeighAnne's tutoring. She was flexible with her timing and has offered us a combination of in-person and on-line tutoring. My niece got her first 100 EVER in math and received an A in her first college math class.

Raymond, 7 lessons with Leigh Anne

Super tutor!!

LeighAnne has done a tremendous job improving my son's math skills. His grade increased instantly. I tried a few other options to improve Cam's skills and they did not work. My only regret is not going to her sooner.

Daren, 4 lessons with Leigh Anne

Great tutor

LeighAnne has been very helpful to my daughter. My daughter has shared that she feels very comfortable with LeighAnne and that she explains things in a way that makes sense to her.

Liz, 6 lessons with Leigh Anne

Excellent Tutor!

LeighAnne is an excellent tutor. She is really helping my kids on the subjects they are struggling with. She is very flexible on timing and is always punctual. My son and daughter are really enjoying her classes. I, too, recommend choosing her for a tutor!

Sangeetha, 84 lessons with Leigh Anne

LeighAnne clearly is familiar with today's common core curriculum

We are very impressed and pleased with LeighAnne's ability to quickly understand the needs of our child and design a program to address those needs in an efficient manner. LeighAnne's present involvement as a teacher in a middle school was exactly the type of perspective required in today's challenging academic arena where the common core is the focus of all schools.

Adam, 26 lessons with Leigh Anne
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