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Angela S.

Hopewell Junction, NY

$65/hour

Certified Teacher - Specializing in English Grades 5-12 and SWD 7-12

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Manhattanville College
English
Manhattanville College
Master's

Education

Manhattanville College (English)

Manhattanville College (Master's)

About Angela

I have 10 years of tutoring experience. I hold a Bachelor's Degree in English with a specialization in Creative and Professional Writing, with a minor in History. I hold a Master's Degree in Secondary Education with an Elementary Extension (Grades 5-12), however, my tutoring experience is not limited to this age bracket.

In addition to tutoring students ranging from ages 3 to 21, I have worked with students with disabilities as well. I am currently employed in Westchester and work predominantly with Special Needs students.

I am trained in literature and grammar instruction, as well as Regents and other state test preparation.

My goal as an educator is to ensure not only comprehension of the subject matter, but also an appreciation for the subject, as well as learning in general. It is also my goal to empower learners and enable them to find their own potential and see the merit in their hard work and abilities. My goal is not to be a student's tutor forever, it is to instill the tools and skills needed to succeed past my own instruction and liberate the student while giving them the confidence to be an independent learner. I believe every child, whether struggling or seeking a tutor for supplemental reinforcement, is capable of taking charge of their own learning and have the intelligence and ability to succeed.
I have 10 years of tutoring experience. I hold a Bachelor's Degree in English with a specialization in Creative and Professional Writing, with a minor in History. I hold a Read more

Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Hopewell Junction, NY 12533
In-person lessons
Math:
Elementary Math
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Regents,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
History:
American History, European History, Social Studies,
World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ADD/ADHD

I have 8 years of experience working with Students with Disabilities, including ADD/ADHD. I hold 12+ college and graduate credits towards a Students with Disabilities certification, which I am pursuing. In my current occupation, I work predominantly with Students with Disabilities, ADD/ADHD included.

Aspergers

In my current occupation, I work predominantly with Students with Disabilities, Aspergers included. As there are many subtleties and nuances regarding Aspergers, it is vital that a tutor approach this particular student with sensitivity, kindness, and patience. It's imperative that I create a safe, accepting environment prior to instruction. In conjunction with these environmental techniques, instruction techniques such as flash cards, graphic organizers and vocalization are useful when engaging students with Aspergers classifications.

I have 8 years of experience working with Students with Disabilities, including Aspergers. I am currently pursuing a Student with Disabilities certification, and already hold 12+ college and graduate credits towards a this certification.

Autism

I have 8 years of experience working with Students with Disabilities, including students on the Autism Spectrum. I hold 12+ college and graduate credits towards a Students with Disabilities certification, which I am pursuing. In my current occupation, I work predominantly with Students with Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder included. I also have personal experience with children on the Spectrum, as children within my family hold this classification.

Elementary (K-6th)

I hold a Master's Degree, as well as a New York State certification in Education. These include grades 5 and 6, which are considered Elementary grades. The majority of my independent tutoring experience involved Elementary aged students. This experience totals 10 years. I have also tested highly on your Elementary Science and Math tests.

Phonics

I hold a degree in English, as well as English Education. Through my teaching certification, it was ensured that I am proficient in the teaching of phonics. The study of English also establishes a mastery of phonics and language.

As a tutor, and teacher, I implement such tools as flash cards, vocabulary flip-charts, phonetic games, worksheets, "Mix-and-Match" word strips and sound dice.

Public Speaking

As a New York State certified teacher, I am familiar with school's implementation of the ability to speak publicly as part of a Common Core Standard Initiative for College and Career Readiness.

As a Public Speaking tutor, it is my focus to enable students with the ability to exert confidence, knowledge of subject matter, and use of multimedia elements in whatever public speaking endeavor they pursue.

Due to my English and Education degrees and experience, the first aspect of Public Speaking I aim to work on with your student is the actual speech. Fine-tuning, researching, and drafting a speech is the first step to Public Speaking success.The use of media as a tool, such as use of a SmartBoard or PowerPoint slideshow, can provide a sophisticated backdrop for a student presentation. Confidence building exercises, such as the use of a recorder and mirror exercise serve as a comfort for the student, as well as a great self-reflection technique. Breathing, as well as voice and vocal training and exercises, which I conduct, are also paramount to a successful public speaker.

Regents

I have a Master's Degree in Secondary Education and am certified in such by the state of New York. This certification requires that I be proficient in the format of and instruction for the Regents exam in English.

Social Studies

I hold a Master's Degree, as well as a New York State certification in teaching. I also minored in History and hold 15+ college and graduate level credits in History/Social Studies.

Special Needs

I am currently employed in a school where the majority of my students are Special Needs. Every one of my students has an IEP, and I am vastly familiar with the IEP process, as well as implementation.

I have 8 years of experience working with Students with Disabilities and also hold 12+ college and graduate credits towards a Students with Disabilities certification, which I am pursuing. These credits include Students with Learning Disabilities and Emotional Disorders, Special Education and Classroom Management, Assessment of Students with Learning Disabilities and Emotional Disorders, and Instructional Strategies for Students with Disabilities.

Study Skills

I have a master's degree in secondary education and am certified in such by the state of New York. This certification requires that I be proficient in the instruction involving study skills.

Some specific methods that I am well-versed in include the use of sight cards, flash cards and brainstorming activities. Also, graphic organizers are extremely beneficial as study skills tools. Repetition is key, however, so is application. A portion of study skills instruction involves applying learned material in such a way as to make the material relevant to the student.

Manhattanville College
English
Manhattanville College
Master's

Education

Manhattanville College (English)

Manhattanville College (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Angela will travel within 20 miles of Hopewell Junction, NY 12533.