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Robyn B.

Full-Time Tutor, State & National Board Certified Teacher

Full-Time Tutor, State & National Board Certified Teacher

$45/hour

About Robyn


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I am a National Board Certified English Teacher with 13 years of experience who holds valid state teaching credentials in both South Carolina and Nevada. Although I taught in brick and mortar schools for most of my career, the last four years have been spent teaching and tutoring online. I love working one on one with students virtually because it gives me the opportunity to meet people from all over the world!

I am creative and fun, yet rigorous. My tutoring sessions are lively, yet...

I am a National Board Certified English Teacher with 13 years of experience who holds valid state teaching credentials in both South Carolina and Nevada. Although I taught in brick and mortar schools for most of my career, the last four years have been spent teaching and tutoring online. I love working one on one with students virtually because it gives me the opportunity to meet people from all over the world!

I am creative and fun, yet rigorous. My tutoring sessions are lively, yet informative. I like to use games and various forms of educational technology in order to pinpoint where a student's strengths and weaknesses are and then tailor instruction to meet their specific needs.

I am specifically experienced in preparing middle school students for the SSAT, ISEE, and HSPT; high school students for the PSAT, SAT, and ACT; and college students/adults for the ATI TEAS/HESI Nursing School Exam. I use informative PowerPoint slides, practice tests, worksheets, interactive activities, online resources, games, and videos as I work with students to prepare them for all sections of their test. I usually like to assign "homework" so that review and practice can be done between sessions, too.

Need help with writing? That's my specialty! I love helping students improve their writing skills, and I especially enjoy brainstorming and encouraging creativity! Recently, I encouraged one of my students to enter a poem she'd written into a local writing contest, and she won!

Please contact me to create a tutoring plan that will help you to reach your goals and schedule your first session. I can't wait to meet you!


Education

Lenoir-Rhyne University
B.A. English Education
Western Governors University
Masters
Southern Utah University
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $45
  • Rate details: *There is a $20 cancellation fee for lessons cancelled less than 24 hours in advance and for no-shows.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 10/16/2018

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Microsoft PowerPoint

Computer

Microsoft PowerPoint

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Microsoft PowerPoint, Proofreading, Spanish

Elementary Education

Common Core,

Common Core

I am very familiar with the secondary English Common Core standards that most schools use. Throughout my experiences teaching in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Nevada I saw that most states follow the Common Core standards under various names—for example, Nevada calls them the “Nevada State Standards,” but they are almost an exact copy of the Common Core.
Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

I am new to Wyzant, but I have worked extensively with students preparing them for various entrance exams with another online company. Although my background is in English, I have a passion for making math accessible to students who sometimes find math challenging. I am familiar with the new Common Core curriculum and I really enjoy working one on one with students online to strengthen their math skills. I also provide free access to several online gamified resources for independent study so that the student can practice on their own between sessions as well.
Homeschool,

Homeschool

I am state certified former middle and high school English teacher. I received National Board Certification in 2010. I have thirteen years of classroom experience, the last three years were spent teaching at a virtual school which offers online curriculum to many homeschooled children. I have a full year of English curriculum that would be appropriate for an advanced 5th or 6th grader up to a high school student who might be struggling. My lessons cover the skills and standards included in the Common Core Standards for English. I would love to share my curriculum and lessons with you, or to help you as you progress through another program or course as you work through your studies. As a student of mine, you will also get free access to some online resources that will provide differentiated lessons in math and English tailored just for YOU at YOUR level and then progressively get harder as you progress!
Reading,

Reading

I am a state licensed English teacher with National Board Certification in Adolescent and Young Adult English Language Arts. I have 13 years of experience teaching middle and high school English in the classroom and for several of those years I was also hired to write questions for the state End of Course exam where I served as part of the testing panel as well. I help students engage with the text through visualization techniques similar to the Lindamood-Bell method of instruction in which students are encouraged to make mental pictures and imagine what they’re reading and then verbalize what they see. I guide students through annotating the text and help them to become active readers. With the Common Core’s emphasis on state testing, the reading skills and testing strategies I teach help students perform on end of course state exams, school admissions tests, and in their classes. I hope to foster a love of reading!
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have worked with students one on one (throughout my 13 year career as a classroom teacher and online tutor) to help them with study skills including: organization, time management, goal setting and monitoring progress, test taking strategies, diagnosing specific content strengths and weaknesses, figuring out learning styles, memorization techniques like using mnemonic devices, note taking and annotating texts, identifying and capitalizing on intrinsic and extrinsic motivations, and more!
Elementary Science, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I am a National Board Certified and state licensed English teacher with 14 years of experience. I have been a full-time testing prep instructor and private tutor for the past year, and I love it! I have helped many students improve their reading/writing scores on various standardized tests. For the ACT, I have developed many lessons on key testing strategies and content skills, and I use a multitude of different practice tests and online resources to help you prepare. I will show you the common grammar rules that are commonly tested and help you to diagnose your strengths and target your weaknesses. Studies show that the best way to improve your score is through exposure and review. In other words, you want to be able to take as many different practice tests as you can, and then have somebody review your answers with you and fill in your knowledge gaps. Let an experienced English teacher show you how to analyze sentence structure and rhetoric—because remember, you have to choose the BEST answer, not necessarily the ONLY answer, and this can often be very misleading to students. For now, it should be clear that even though I’m not the ONLY choice for your tutoring needs, I am the BEST choice! (See what I did there? Haha) I can’t wait to meet you! :)
English,

English

I am a National Board Certified English teacher with 13 years of experience teaching middle and high school English in public schools in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Nevada. I still hold active state teaching licenses for secondary English (grades 7-12). My biggest strength is in teaching writing skills and I have a “formula” I like to share that helps make essay writing more accessible for those students who usually are stronger in math/science.
Reading,

Reading

I am a state licensed English teacher with National Board Certification in Adolescent and Young Adult English Language Arts. I have 13 years of experience teaching middle and high school English in the classroom and for several of those years I was also hired to write questions for the state End of Course exam where I served as part of the testing panel as well. I help students engage with the text through visualization techniques similar to the Lindamood-Bell method of instruction in which students are encouraged to make mental pictures and imagine what they’re reading and then verbalize what they see. I guide students through annotating the text and help them to become active readers. With the Common Core’s emphasis on state testing, the reading skills and testing strategies I teach help students perform on end of course state exams, school admissions tests, and in their classes. I hope to foster a love of reading!
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I am a National Board and State Certified English teacher with 13 years of classroom experience and four years of experience as an online teacher and private tutor. I specialize in test prep and have experience preparing students for the SAT and ACT. Studies show that students benefit most from exposure to practice tests and I have many to share with you! The strategy I have found most useful for students who struggle with reading is an active/close reading strategy where students engage with the text and practice visualizing and then verbalizing what they read. This is similar to the Lindamood-Bell method of instruction for reading and comprehension.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I am a National Board Certified former English teacher with 13 years of classroom experience. I have a simple formula that I can share with you in order to help you construct a well-written essay quickly. I have prepared lessons, essay maps/outlines, pointers, practice prompts, and scored examples that I will share with you during our online sessions. These resources will help you write a high scoring essay for the SAT Writing section!
Writing,

Writing

I am a state certified secondary English teacher with 13 years of classroom experience. I currently hold valid licenses in South Carolina and Nevada. I also have my National Board Certification in Adolescent/Young Adult English Language Arts. For students who struggle with essay writing, I like to teach them a “formula” they can use to organize their thoughts and I use essay “map” graphic organizers to help students brainstorm and plan.
ACT Reading, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Spelling, Vocabulary

Homeschool

English,

English

I am a National Board Certified English teacher with 13 years of experience teaching middle and high school English in public schools in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Nevada. I still hold active state teaching licenses for secondary English (grades 7-12). My biggest strength is in teaching writing skills and I have a “formula” I like to share that helps make essay writing more accessible for those students who usually are stronger in math/science.
Reading,

Reading

I am a state licensed English teacher with National Board Certification in Adolescent and Young Adult English Language Arts. I have 13 years of experience teaching middle and high school English in the classroom and for several of those years I was also hired to write questions for the state End of Course exam where I served as part of the testing panel as well. I help students engage with the text through visualization techniques similar to the Lindamood-Bell method of instruction in which students are encouraged to make mental pictures and imagine what they’re reading and then verbalize what they see. I guide students through annotating the text and help them to become active readers. With the Common Core’s emphasis on state testing, the reading skills and testing strategies I teach help students perform on end of course state exams, school admissions tests, and in their classes. I hope to foster a love of reading!
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I am a National Board and State Certified English teacher with 13 years of classroom experience and four years of experience as an online teacher and private tutor. I specialize in test prep and have experience preparing students for the SAT and ACT. Studies show that students benefit most from exposure to practice tests and I have many to share with you! The strategy I have found most useful for students who struggle with reading is an active/close reading strategy where students engage with the text and practice visualizing and then verbalizing what they read. This is similar to the Lindamood-Bell method of instruction for reading and comprehension.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have worked with students one on one (throughout my 13 year career as a classroom teacher and online tutor) to help them with study skills including: organization, time management, goal setting and monitoring progress, test taking strategies, diagnosing specific content strengths and weaknesses, figuring out learning styles, memorization techniques like using mnemonic devices, note taking and annotating texts, identifying and capitalizing on intrinsic and extrinsic motivations, and more!
Writing,

Writing

I am a state certified secondary English teacher with 13 years of classroom experience. I currently hold valid licenses in South Carolina and Nevada. I also have my National Board Certification in Adolescent/Young Adult English Language Arts. For students who struggle with essay writing, I like to teach them a “formula” they can use to organize their thoughts and I use essay “map” graphic organizers to help students brainstorm and plan.
Algebra 1, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Prealgebra, Spanish, Spelling

Language

ESL/ESOL, Spanish

Math

Algebra 1, Geometry, Prealgebra, Probability

Most Popular

English,

English

I am a National Board Certified English teacher with 13 years of experience teaching middle and high school English in public schools in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Nevada. I still hold active state teaching licenses for secondary English (grades 7-12). My biggest strength is in teaching writing skills and I have a “formula” I like to share that helps make essay writing more accessible for those students who usually are stronger in math/science.
Reading,

Reading

I am a state licensed English teacher with National Board Certification in Adolescent and Young Adult English Language Arts. I have 13 years of experience teaching middle and high school English in the classroom and for several of those years I was also hired to write questions for the state End of Course exam where I served as part of the testing panel as well. I help students engage with the text through visualization techniques similar to the Lindamood-Bell method of instruction in which students are encouraged to make mental pictures and imagine what they’re reading and then verbalize what they see. I guide students through annotating the text and help them to become active readers. With the Common Core’s emphasis on state testing, the reading skills and testing strategies I teach help students perform on end of course state exams, school admissions tests, and in their classes. I hope to foster a love of reading!
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have worked with students one on one (throughout my 13 year career as a classroom teacher and online tutor) to help them with study skills including: organization, time management, goal setting and monitoring progress, test taking strategies, diagnosing specific content strengths and weaknesses, figuring out learning styles, memorization techniques like using mnemonic devices, note taking and annotating texts, identifying and capitalizing on intrinsic and extrinsic motivations, and more!
Writing,

Writing

I am a state certified secondary English teacher with 13 years of classroom experience. I currently hold valid licenses in South Carolina and Nevada. I also have my National Board Certification in Adolescent/Young Adult English Language Arts. For students who struggle with essay writing, I like to teach them a “formula” they can use to organize their thoughts and I use essay “map” graphic organizers to help students brainstorm and plan.
Algebra 1, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Prealgebra, Spanish

Other

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have worked with students one on one (throughout my 13 year career as a classroom teacher and online tutor) to help them with study skills including: organization, time management, goal setting and monitoring progress, test taking strategies, diagnosing specific content strengths and weaknesses, figuring out learning styles, memorization techniques like using mnemonic devices, note taking and annotating texts, identifying and capitalizing on intrinsic and extrinsic motivations, and more!
ESL/ESOL

Science

ACT Science

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

I have worked with students one on one (throughout my 13 year career as a classroom teacher and online tutor) to help them with study skills including: organization, time management, goal setting and monitoring progress, test taking strategies, diagnosing specific content strengths and weaknesses, figuring out learning styles, memorization techniques like using mnemonic devices, note taking and annotating texts, identifying and capitalizing on intrinsic and extrinsic motivations, and more!

Summer

Reading,

Reading

I am a state licensed English teacher with National Board Certification in Adolescent and Young Adult English Language Arts. I have 13 years of experience teaching middle and high school English in the classroom and for several of those years I was also hired to write questions for the state End of Course exam where I served as part of the testing panel as well. I help students engage with the text through visualization techniques similar to the Lindamood-Bell method of instruction in which students are encouraged to make mental pictures and imagine what they’re reading and then verbalize what they see. I guide students through annotating the text and help them to become active readers. With the Common Core’s emphasis on state testing, the reading skills and testing strategies I teach help students perform on end of course state exams, school admissions tests, and in their classes. I hope to foster a love of reading!
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have worked with students one on one (throughout my 13 year career as a classroom teacher and online tutor) to help them with study skills including: organization, time management, goal setting and monitoring progress, test taking strategies, diagnosing specific content strengths and weaknesses, figuring out learning styles, memorization techniques like using mnemonic devices, note taking and annotating texts, identifying and capitalizing on intrinsic and extrinsic motivations, and more!
Writing,

Writing

I am a state certified secondary English teacher with 13 years of classroom experience. I currently hold valid licenses in South Carolina and Nevada. I also have my National Board Certification in Adolescent/Young Adult English Language Arts. For students who struggle with essay writing, I like to teach them a “formula” they can use to organize their thoughts and I use essay “map” graphic organizers to help students brainstorm and plan.
Algebra 1, ESL/ESOL, GED, Geometry, Spanish

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I am a National Board Certified and state licensed English teacher with 14 years of experience. I have been a full-time testing prep instructor and private tutor for the past year, and I love it! I have helped many students improve their reading/writing scores on various standardized tests. For the ACT, I have developed many lessons on key testing strategies and content skills, and I use a multitude of different practice tests and online resources to help you prepare. I will show you the common grammar rules that are commonly tested and help you to diagnose your strengths and target your weaknesses. Studies show that the best way to improve your score is through exposure and review. In other words, you want to be able to take as many different practice tests as you can, and then have somebody review your answers with you and fill in your knowledge gaps. Let an experienced English teacher show you how to analyze sentence structure and rhetoric—because remember, you have to choose the BEST answer, not necessarily the ONLY answer, and this can often be very misleading to students. For now, it should be clear that even though I’m not the ONLY choice for your tutoring needs, I am the BEST choice! (See what I did there? Haha) I can’t wait to meet you! :)
Common Core,

Common Core

I am very familiar with the secondary English Common Core standards that most schools use. Throughout my experiences teaching in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Nevada I saw that most states follow the Common Core standards under various names—for example, Nevada calls them the “Nevada State Standards,” but they are almost an exact copy of the Common Core.
COOP/HSPT,

COOP/HSPT

I have been working with students to prepare them for the HSPT, ISEE, and SSAT full-time for the past year. Since many private schools will any of these, I can help you to decide which one would be the best option for you. The HSPT can only be taken one time, so it's important that you prepare with the right tutor. Contact me to schedule your first session and I will send you a practice test section to complete ahead of time. During our sessions, we will go over your answers and then target some key skills. I use several different online resources and also assign "homework" so that you can work between sessions as well.
ISEE,

ISEE

I have extensively tutored middle and high school students who are preparing for the SSAT-Upper Level, ISEE-Upper Level, and the HSPT. During our one on one sessions, I will share: test overview/basic information, differences between SSAT/ISEE/HSPT, sample questions, practice tests, other online (free) review resources, progress tracking, vocabulary, lessons, videos, and more! I can’t wait to meet you!
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I am a National Board and State Certified English teacher with 13 years of classroom experience and four years of experience as an online teacher and private tutor. I specialize in test prep and have experience preparing students for the SAT and ACT. Studies show that students benefit most from exposure to practice tests and I have many to share with you! The strategy I have found most useful for students who struggle with reading is an active/close reading strategy where students engage with the text and practice visualizing and then verbalizing what they read. This is similar to the Lindamood-Bell method of instruction for reading and comprehension.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I am a National Board Certified former English teacher with 13 years of classroom experience. I have a simple formula that I can share with you in order to help you construct a well-written essay quickly. I have prepared lessons, essay maps/outlines, pointers, practice prompts, and scored examples that I will share with you during our online sessions. These resources will help you write a high scoring essay for the SAT Writing section!
SSAT,

SSAT

I have tutored many students to prep for the SSAT with another online tutoring company. I have put together several lessons that include testing strategies and practice questions. I also like to include some outside resources and free access to websites so that students can study on their own between sessions.
TEAS,

TEAS

I have prepared students for the TEAS exam using another online tutoring company. I am very familiar with the test, its format, the material covered, and the test taking strategies you need to succeed. I am a National Board Certified English teacher with 13 years of experience. Even though my background is in English, I enjoy working with students on all subjects and I’m prepared to review the reading, English, math, and science concepts/skills you will need to succeed on this test. I have several online resources and practice tests that I will use to help you prepare. A recent student of mine improved her score from a 37 to an 85 after working with me!
ACT Reading, ACT Science, GED, PSAT

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Great tutor

Robyn prepared my son in advance by sending links to prep tests that gave him enough of a sense for the test without being overwhelming. Then she walked him through and explained how to approach difficult questions, etc. We recommend her and will use her again.

Stacey, 1 lesson with Robyn

Patient and Encouraging Tutor

Happy New Year to all! Want to let all the reader know that my daughter took the SSAT test and got great score above 2350! Thanks so much Ms. Robyn for being such a great tutor! When we found Ms. Robyn, we told her that our time was very limited with high expectation. She immediately engage the student with the right assessment and tools. She is patient and always encouraging, a lot of games and resources. My daughter was hesitating at first but then started to love the classes. She will write the summary and give homework every time. She listened to our questions and concerns and tried her best to help out. I am so glad to find her through Wyzant and highly recommend her to you!

Agnes, 7 lessons with Robyn

The greatest tutor I ever had!!

I struggled due to my lack of confidence, I went home and looked over our session video, practiced the problems, & breezes through my second session!! Thank you so much Robyn!

Nne , 5 lessons with Robyn

Awesome Teacher and very patient!❤️

Thanks for the help! She is so helpful and patient I’m studying for my TASC testing and so far it’s been great! Definitely recommend her for you or your kids to tutor!

Wes, 3 lessons with Robyn

Robyn is great

Robyn helped me examine my paper, and helped me choose the right words. She is patient, knowledgeable, caring, and high spirited. I highly recommend Robyn for anyone that needs tutoring!

Derek, 12 lessons with Robyn

Amazing teacher!!!

Robyn is an excellent tutor. She is helping my son prepare for his English part of the SSAT. She taught him strategies and techniques that he found so useful to approach comprehension questions. I have seen a lot of improvement in his practice test scores. She gets back to me after every session with a detailed feedback and homework for next time. Also, provided some great resources for practice and helped my son set weekly goals for himself. I am so happy we found her !!! Highly recommended.

Hanane, 17 lessons with Robyn

Good and qualified tutor. Highly Recommend!

English and math in preparation for HSPT. Worked on Practice Test and test strategies. Looking forward to next lesson to get further prepared. Lesson was well organized and beneficial.

Stan, 21 lessons with Robyn

Intelligent and caring tutor

I started out with Robyn in July and she has helped me with the ACT. My English score was only a 25 and by the end of our lessons I was getting 30s. She has taught me many useful tips and tricks and I have used on my ACT. Robyn has prepared me so much and she was so patient while teaching. When I finally took the ACT again in October, the English, math, reading, and science parts were a breeze! I high recommend Robyn. She has helped me with college applications and my essays. Without her, I would have been lost.

Maggie, 18 lessons with Robyn

Patient and Detailed.

HSPT test prep with an 8th grader. Provided good tips on test taking. Very patient and detailed. Three more weeks to go so updates to follow. Happy thus far.

Kreso , 13 lessons with Robyn
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