University of Pennsylvania (English Literature)
I graduated summa cum laude with a 3.95 GPA from the University of Pennsylvania, earning a Bachelor of Arts in English literature with both honors and distinction. The Honors status was not simply because of my G.P.A. but because I wrote an Honors thesis that was judged by the chair of the English Department to be worthy of that status. I also graduated with a 4.0 GPA from Camden County College with an Associate of Arts in communication. New Jersey rated my Praxis testing for teaching certification as "excellent" in all subjects from kindergarten through 5th grade, as well as in English and all related language arts for grades 6th-8th.
I have taught SAT prep courses for the verbal portion (reading and writing), so be confident that I can help your child be as successful as possible when taking the SAT or the ACT. I am also the college prep testing coordinator for my school.
My past experience includes tutoring at Camden County College for English, pre-algebra, and first-year Latin. I have also worked as a certified substitute teacher in all subjects for grades K-8th in the Evesham Township school district. For years, I have been tutoring students privately in various subjects--with special emphasis on English and writing.
I currently work full time as a tutor at a private academy that employs an online curriculum. I help these middle grade and high school students better understand the online material in all their subjects.
In addition to tutoring, I have been homeschooling my children--ages 15 and 18--for the past five years, covering subjects from Shakespeare to Chemistry and everything in between. My emphasis is on fully comprehending material before building on it, rather than accepting a decent grade only to press on to new, more complicated material.
My approach to tutoring is the same. The importance of a student fully grasping the basis of a concept before piling on more components is what I stress. The building blocks will not stand up if the foundation is weak. Additionally, I try to translate the subject matter into something my students can relate to. Moreover, I consider the best learning style of a student to enable each one to be as successful as possible.
My favorite tutoring moment comes when a student's face lights up during that "Aha!" moment. Priceless! I graduated summa cum laude with a 3.95 GPA from the University of Pennsylvania, earning a Bachelor of Arts in English literature with both honors and distinction. The Honors status was not simply because of my G.P.A. but because I wrote an Honors thesis that was judged by the chair of the English Department to be worthy of that status. I also
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I graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, earning both Honors and Distinction in English Literature. I teach an SAT prep course and tutor both the ACT and the SAT reading and writing portions.
I tutor all math subjects through Algebra I.
My New Jersey teaching certification merited an "excellent" rating in Elementary English, Math, Social Studies, and Science (grades K-5th), as well as English and related Language Arts certification for grades 6th-8th. I have worked as a substitute teacher for grades K-8th, and tutored at Camden County College for college-level courses in English and Algebra. I have also been homeschooling two children in all middle grade and high school subjects.
I graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with both Honors and Distinction in English Literature. Praxis awarded me an "excellent" rating on their test for N.J. teaching certification. Moreover, I teach the verbal portion (both reading and writing) for an SAT prep course.
I was the student speaker at Camden County College's 1999 commencement. I have also had public speaking and diction courses at Camden County College. Additionally, I present an art-appreciation program in schools and have taught in classrooms as a substitute teacher--combining what I have prepared to say with the ability to ad lib.
I teach SAT courses on the Verbal portion: both Reading and Writing.
I teach the verbal portion of the SAT for a company offering 8-week crash courses. Of course, it's usually better to work one-on-one with a student, focusing on areas he or she needs the most help with.
The writing portion of the SAT focuses on editing and proofreading other writing. Grammar, punctuation, sentence structure and syntax, as well as paragraph cohesion and fluidity, are key to excelling in this portion. For more than twelve years, I've been teaching students how to improve their writing based on understanding and mastering these points.
Throughout my college education, I have developed study skills that all students benefit from: mnemonics, flash cards, taking notes as you read, and having others test what you remember. I have also been able to use these skills both as a substitute teacher and a tutor at Camden County College to help students be as successful as possible academically. Additionally, I know the importance of minimizing distractions; allowing extra study time for the subjects that are most difficult; quizzing each day on cumulative information instead of cramming it all in at the last minute; chunking the material into smaller, more manageable segments; getting organized with notes, outlines, color coding, etc.; and making these habits lasting.