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Abbey H.

Saco, ME

$60/hour

Ten Years of Experience Teaching HS English; Loves Books & Kids

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 8/30/13

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University of Massachusetts
English
Lehman College
MEd

Education

University of Massachusetts (English)

Lehman College (MEd)

About Abbey

I have a master's degree in teaching English and ten years of experience working with students in NYC and Maine. I also have a Maine State license to teach English to grades 7-12 at the 100 level (highly qualified). I passionately love to read and write and yet I understand that not everybody is born loving reading and writing. I have learned to ask the questions that will help students discover their own interests and build on them so they can get the practice they need to become successful communicators. I can help students work on projects and assignments, build positive work habits and skills, and prep for the big tests. I have helped my students prepare for the NYC Regents Exam, the SATs and the ACT. I have also helped many students develop that all-important college essay for their college applications. I am friendly and easy-going and most teenagers like working with me because I like them, too. I have a master's degree in teaching English and ten years of experience working with students in NYC and Maine. I also have a Maine State license to teach English to grades 7-12 at the 100 level (highly qualified). I passionately love to read and write and yet I understand that not Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Saco, ME 04072
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading,
College Counseling,
GED, PSAT, Regents,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
World History
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading,
Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT Reading

I have a BA in English and an MS in English Education. I also have ten years of full time experience teaching HS English.

College Counseling

At the High School for Arts and Technology I taught a Seminar class which had a "College Search" unit I designed in which students would research different colleges after identifying what sort of a college they would be most interested in, in what part of the country. Additionally, I taught a "College Essay" unit to seniors there, in which we first studied a variety of essays and then examined and deconstructed a series of writing prompts for various college essays, and then, through a drafting process, wrote and revised essays that the students could use to apply to colleges.

English

I have a BA in English and an MS in English Education. I also have ten years of full time experience teaching HS English. I love the subject and bring my enthusiasm to my students.

Grammar

I have a BA in English and an MS in English Education. I also have ten years of full time experience teaching HS English. I love the subject and bring my enthusiasm to my students.

Literature

I have a BA in English and an MS in English Education. I also have ten years of full time experience teaching HS English. I love the subject and bring my enthusiasm to my students. I helped to establish a highly successful Book Club for HS students in New York. Every on of those students went on to college, and 95% of them were asked to join the National Honor Society!

Proofreading

I have a BA in English and an MS in English Education. I also have ten years of full time experience teaching HS English. I love the subject and bring my enthusiasm to my projects. I currently proofread several on-line newsletters on a monthly basis, and administrate two facebook pages.

Public Speaking

I hold a BA in English and an MS in English Ed. In addition, I spent ten years pursuing a professional acting career, during which time I studied acting and performed on stage and in front of the camera. As a teacher I have taught units on public speaking, which have included a self-created powerpoint, analysis of famous speeches, and student practice.

Reading

I have a BA in English and an MS in English Education. I also have ten years of full time experience teaching HS English. I love the subject and bring my enthusiasm to my students. I helped to establish a highly successful Book Club for HS students in New York. Every on of those students went on to college, and 95% of them were asked to join the National Honor Society!

Regents

I have a Master's degree in English Education and a BA in English. I taught English for nine years in the New York Public School system, at the high school level. During that time I successfully prepared students for the New York Regents in English. In addition, I studied the exam in depth and graded it, so I was well aware of what was necessary in order for a student to be successful.

SAT Reading

I have a BA in English and an MS in English Education. I also have ten years of full time experience teaching HS English. I love the subject and bring my enthusiasm to my students. I helped to establish a highly successful Book Club for HS students in New York. Every on of those students went on to college, and 95% of them were asked to join the National Honor Society!

SAT Writing

I have a BA in English and an MS in English Education. I also have ten years of full time experience teaching HS English. I love the subject and bring my enthusiasm to my students. When I took my own SAT I scored on the 99th percentile for Writing.

Vocabulary

I have a BA in English and an MS in English Education. I also have ten years of full time experience teaching HS English. I love the subject and bring my enthusiasm to my students. For each of those years I have included a vocabulary focus in my classes and have devised many fun strategies to teach vocabulary. Improving your vocabulary is one of the easiest ways to improve your English scores on standardized tests!

Writing

I have a BA in English and an MS in English Education. I also have ten years of full time experience teaching HS English. I love the subject and bring my enthusiasm to my students. When I took my own SAT I scored on the 99th percentile for Writing.

University of Massachusetts
English
Lehman College
MEd

Education

University of Massachusetts (English)

Lehman College (MEd)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Abbey will travel within 20 miles of Saco, ME 04072.