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Abby P.

ACT, SAT, Essays/College Apps, English Specialist; Macalester Grad

ACT, SAT, Essays/College Apps, English Specialist; Macalester Grad

$85/hour

  • 670 hours tutoring

About Abby


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I have been working as a professional tutor for over five years. With experience in tutoring anything from reading and comprehension to college test prep and the ACT, I enjoy helping students of all ages reach their full potentials. My areas of expertise encompass all things English: ACT English, ACT writing, ACT reading, high school English, college application essays, college essays, high school essays, reading comprehension, literacy, spelling, phonics, linguistics. I personally scored a...

I have been working as a professional tutor for over five years. With experience in tutoring anything from reading and comprehension to college test prep and the ACT, I enjoy helping students of all ages reach their full potentials. My areas of expertise encompass all things English: ACT English, ACT writing, ACT reading, high school English, college application essays, college essays, high school essays, reading comprehension, literacy, spelling, phonics, linguistics. I personally scored a perfect 36 on the English section of the ACT when I was in high school and now have a bachelor’s degree in linguistics. Currently, most of my tutoring focuses on ACT preparation and essay writing, but I also have two years of corporate experience tutoring students in literacy and reading comprehension at Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes, a prestigious learning center.

My favorite subject to tutor is the ACT. The ACT is a test that any student can do well on if given the proper tools and preparation. I have a three-pronged approach to tutoring for the ACT that takes into account not only building knowledge, but also the use of strategies and increasing confidence. If all three of these areas are developed leading up to test day, I believe any student can meet his/her ACT goal. I have helped numerous students throughout the Twin Cities prepare for all subjects of the ACT. I use individualized tutoring techniques that help to identify a students’ strengths and weaknesses. Using these, we work together to determine the best strategy for the student in every section of the test. On average, my students will boost their cumulative test score by three or more points after four weeks of sessions.

Feel free to reach out at any time - I'm always accepting new students and do my best to be very responsive to all requests. I hope to hear from you soon!


Education

BA- Macalester College, St. Paul, MN
Linguistics, French

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Reading,

Reading

I was a professional literacy and comprehension tutor for Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes for a couple of years. Lindamood-Bell has pioneered programs to develop the sensory-cognitive processes that underlie reading and comprehension.
Grammar, Phonics, Spelling

English

ACT English,

ACT English

ACT English - I received a perfect score of 36 on the English section when I was in high school. I then pursued a degree in linguistics in college - my brain just understands language construction very well!
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I have a degree in linguistics and worked several years as a literacy and reading comprehension tutor for a prestigious learning center. I believe this combination of education and work experience helps me to guide students as they prepare for the reading section of the ACT.
Reading,

Reading

I was a professional literacy and comprehension tutor for Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes for a couple of years. Lindamood-Bell has pioneered programs to develop the sensory-cognitive processes that underlie reading and comprehension.
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, SAT Writing, Spelling, Writing

Homeschool

Reading,

Reading

I was a professional literacy and comprehension tutor for Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes for a couple of years. Lindamood-Bell has pioneered programs to develop the sensory-cognitive processes that underlie reading and comprehension.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, English, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, SAT Math, Spelling, Writing

Language

ESL/ESOL

Math

ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, SAT Math

Most Popular

Reading,

Reading

I was a professional literacy and comprehension tutor for Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes for a couple of years. Lindamood-Bell has pioneered programs to develop the sensory-cognitive processes that underlie reading and comprehension.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, English, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Writing

Other

ESL/ESOL

Special Needs

Phonics

Summer

Reading,

Reading

I was a professional literacy and comprehension tutor for Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes for a couple of years. Lindamood-Bell has pioneered programs to develop the sensory-cognitive processes that underlie reading and comprehension.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, SAT Math, Writing

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

ACT English - I received a perfect score of 36 on the English section when I was in high school. I then pursued a degree in linguistics in college - my brain just understands language construction very well!
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I have a degree in linguistics and worked several years as a literacy and reading comprehension tutor for a prestigious learning center. I believe this combination of education and work experience helps me to guide students as they prepare for the reading section of the ACT.
ACT Math, SAT Math, SAT Writing

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Just schedule time with her!!!!!!

We were not sure how to do!! We had no time enough to get help with my daughter’s English ACT preparation!!! Abby helped us in 3 sessions only!! My daughter got confidence quickly!! Thanks Abby! You are awesome!!!! ❤️

Cecilia, 3 lessons with Abby

Nice, kind, honest, great instructor

We are very happy that we've found Abby on Wyzant. Abby is very nice, kind, and honest. She is also very flexible with lesson scheduling. My daughter has enjoyed lessons with her. Highly recommend!!

Jenny , 2 lessons with Abby

Outstanding Tutor

Abby was very thoughtful and precise in her comments. She did a great job working with my daughter to refine her essay. Looking forward to having her review future essays!

Josh, 1 lesson with Abby

Approachable and knowledgeable tutor

Abby helped me work on my Common App Essay, primarily by brainstorming overall ideas and more specific concepts such as personal importance or how my chosen topic represents who I am. Additionally, she assisted in coming up with a general structure for my essay response, which helped greatly during my drafting process. Overall, Abby was a very approachable teacher who was very easy to interact with, and her more specific insights into possible ways of creating a more organized narrative for my Common App Essay were very useful.

Douglas, 4 lessons with Abby

Very Pleasant, Aware, Flexible, and Kind

Increasing my confidence with every lesson. I feel that I am very well prepared for the ACT next week. Abby continues to build on what we have learned from a previous lesson. The meetings have helped improve my grade in several classes this year. An improved GPA and ACT will be very helpful in achieving the scholarship I am pursuing. Thank you very much, Abby!

Lee, 10 lessons with Abby

Confident, knowledgeable, encouraging tutor

Abby helped my daughter feel comfortable immediately and showed her specific techniques ACT uses to test the students. My daughter is much more confident and excited to take the next test. Abby was super easy to talk to. She was on time and very sweet.

Heather, 6 lessons with Abby

Pick her! Abby is the best English tutor!

I cannot recommend Abby highly enough. She was able to work with my daughter and help her in a very short time with six essays for college applications. Not only she corrected the work but also made some fantastic suggestions on topics. She is very knowledgeable in what different colleges would want to see in the essays. Some colleges prefer short answers in lieu of essays; these are the most difficult ones but she is a genius on saying a LOT in just 150 words. She prepares the work in advance and spends the paid time only on discussions and corrections; very efficient.

Corina, 4 lessons with Abby

Excellent tutor!

My daughter really enjoyed working with Abby and felt like her time was very worthwhile. She was able to learn new strategies to better prepare her for the ACT. We will definitely use her again if the need arises.

Annika, 2 lessons with Abby

Attentive and detailed instruction

Abby is an amazing tutor who thoroughly covers course material, and her methods are comprehensive. Courses are often taught with an assumption that all students have some formative knowledge, this is when tutors like Abby are essential.

Maria, 3 lessons with Abby
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Response time: 8 hours