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Amy I.

Gulfport, MS

$50/hour

Community College English teacher seeking ENG tutoring jobs

10+ Hours
Background check passed as of 2/23/16
5.0 average from 2 ratings
Knowledgable and patient tutor for English.
— Angel, Biloxi, MS on 12/19/15

$50/Hour


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Eastern Connecticut State University
English
Eastern Connecticut State University
Master's

Education

Eastern Connecticut State University (English)

Eastern Connecticut State University (Master's)

About Amy

Hi my name is Amy I. I am from Southeastern Connecticut and have been involved in some aspect of education services since 1998. I have tutored in college learning centers and privately, worked for Futures, Inc., took three years of elementary education preparatory classes, attended two four-year universities (one in which I pursued Elementary Education teaching) before pursuance of an English degree at the other four-year university.

After I earned a B.A. in English, I pursued both a Minor in Writing and M.S. in Educational Technology (2006, I earned a Minor in Writing and I earned my M.S. in Educational Technology in May 2008.) In August 2008, I began as an adjunct instructor in developmental writing and reading at Middlesex Community College (MXCC) in Middletown Connecticut until August 2009 when I taught at both Three Rivers Community College in Norwich Connecticut and MXCC.

In January 2010, I only worked as an adjunct English faculty member at Three Rivers Community College (TRCC) and then was offered a full time temporary Developmental English instructor position at the same college (2010-2011). The English Department asked me to work in specialized, preparatory English programs in the summer such as PACE.

I also was offered a grant to attend ASU in Boone North Carolina where I pursued and completed a certification as a DEV ED instructor continuing adjunct English teaching at TRCC. Due to college funding, I resumed adjunct responsibilities until May 2014. I am currently residing in Gulfport MS and eager to return to my passion for teaching and tutoring while pursuing teaching at community colleges in South Mississippi.

I look forward to working with you and/or your child/children (depending on your needs) in boosting your/their success in the areas of English, reading, vocabulary, ESL, grammar and writing, and others.

B.A. English, Minor in Writing, certification-Developmental Education Specialist

As your tutor, I will be patient, persistent, resourceful and willing to help you succeed and achieve in any writing, reading, and English goals.
Hi my name is Amy I. I am from Southeastern Connecticut and have been involved in some aspect of education services since 1998. I have tutored in college learning centers and privately, worked for Futures, Inc., took three years of elementary education preparatory classes, attended two four-year universities (one in which I pursued Elementary Read more

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Cancellation
6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Gulfport, MS 39503
Background Check: Passed

"Knowledgable and patient tutor for English."

- Angel, Biloxi, MS on 12/19/15
Science:
Anthropology
Music:
Music History, Voice (Music)
English:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Literature, Proofreading,
Reading,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary,
Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Reading,
Writing
History:
American History, Anthropology, Geography, Music History, Religion, Writing
Special Needs:
Elementary (K-6th),
Phonics, Reading,
Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar,
Handwriting, Phonics, Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary,
Writing
Business:
ESL/ESOL,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Elementary (K-6th)

I attended RIC (Rhode Island College) from 1999-2001 and was accepted into the Feinstein School of Education, majoring in Elementary Education. Then I transferred to ECSU in Willimantic, CT, receiving a B.A. in English and Minor in Writing in 2004. Finally, I attended graduate school at ECSU and majored in elementary education finishing up with my M.S. in Educational Technology. While I do not have specific degrees in EL ED, I do have the background in many EL Ed courses, completed many practicums, and tutored K-6 students. Currently, I tutor a 7th grader through WyzAnt in English, writing, vocabulary, grammar and reading skills.

English

I have a B.A. in English, Minor in Writing and a M.S. in Educational Technology. I have been teaching college English classes (developmental and composition classes) for 6 years.

ESL/ESOL

I am qualified to tutor ESL/ESOL students because of both my elementary education background and college teaching background. While taking EL ED classes, I did practicum work with ESL/ESOL students in Providence and Pawtucket Rhode Island and worked with them in phonics, reading, and writing. While teaching at two community colleges, ESOL/ESL students matriculated into my developmental English classes and I worked to help improve their skills in writing, reading, speaking and thinking critically.

Grammar

I am qualified to tutor and teach grammar due to my extensive developmental English background.

Proofreading

I worked as a proofreader at the UCONN student newspaper after I graduated high school. From that point on, I tutored at a community college and part of that tutoring involved teaching adults how to proofread their papers and working in groups and pairs in proofreading workshops. I continued peer review/editing while teaching college-level and developmental English classes. Peer review is a huge part of the writing process (prewriting, drafting, revising, editing/ proofreading).

Reading

I have been teaching developmental reading and writing for 6 years. I currently tutor a 7th grader in reading comprehension and vocabulary in addition to writing and spelling.

Study Skills

I am qualified to teach and further study skills because I have been teaching developmental writing and reading for 6 years. Many DEV ED students come into college lacking proper study skills (organization, preparation, taking notes, tips for test anxiety, memory tricks, flashcard prep, and knowledge of pre-test resources). I can help in all of these areas.

Vocabulary

In every English class I taught, I used a Word of the Day activity, which built students' word knowledge. This activity culminated into an end of semester creative writing assignment and incorporated all of the Words of the Day. My rubrics often included a section on vocabulary application as well. When I have tutored, I also included my word of the day exercise as part of a larger vocabulary unit.

Writing

Hello! I have been with Wyzant only a short time, since December 2015. Prior to this, I taught writing at the college level for 6 years. My main focus has been scaffolding students who are at a developmental level to transition them smoothly into college-level writing classes. In 2012, I earned my certification as a Developmental Education Specialist. I am currently tutoring a 7th grader in writing as well.

Eastern Connecticut State University
English
Eastern Connecticut State University
Master's

Education

Eastern Connecticut State University (English)

Eastern Connecticut State University (Master's)

Knowledgable and patient tutor for English.

The tutoring session was outstanding. The amount of work and knowledge that Amy bring into the session for my 7th grade brother incredible. I couldn't ask for a better tutor. I will continue to contact Amy for future tutoring session.

— Angel, Biloxi, MS on 12/19/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Amy will travel within 30 miles of Gulfport, MS 39503.