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Anna S.

GRE, SAT, Praxis/PAPA, Reading, Writing, & Study Skills

GRE, SAT, Praxis/PAPA, Reading, Writing, & Study Skills

$45/hour

  • 834 hours tutoring

  • Rochester, NY 14611

About Anna


Bio

Hello! My name is Anna and I am an experienced tutor in the Scranton-Wilkes Barre area seeking pupils who want to improve their writing, reading, and test-taking skills. I have a bachelor's degree in both history and political science and minors in education and music from Saint Vincent College, a nationally-rated liberal arts school in the Pittsburgh area. I received my master's degree in history from East Stroudsburg in May 2015, where I worked for two years as a graduate and teaching...

Hello! My name is Anna and I am an experienced tutor in the Scranton-Wilkes Barre area seeking pupils who want to improve their writing, reading, and test-taking skills. I have a bachelor's degree in both history and political science and minors in education and music from Saint Vincent College, a nationally-rated liberal arts school in the Pittsburgh area. I received my master's degree in history from East Stroudsburg in May 2015, where I worked for two years as a graduate and teaching assistant. In August 2016, I will be receiving my MEd in Curriculum and Instruction from King's College; my coursework at King's had been invaluable for staying abreast of current trends and teaching strategies in education. Finally, I will be working as a Teaching Assistant and taking classes in the doctoral history program at SUNY Binghamton University in Binghamton, NY.

I have taken the SAT's, Praxis, and GRE exams and have been involved in extensive preparatory classes for those exams. The students I tutor have the benefit of my effective study strategies and test-prep experience; most of those who work with me to prepare for the Praxis and SAT have all achieved their desired scores. My expertise and tutoring experience also extends to helping students create college application materials: resumes, admission essays, and cover letters that stand out. Also, as an employee of the Saint Vincent Admissions office as Director of Training for four years, I have garnered an astute sense of what quality higher education institutions are looking for in terms of college applications and interviews.

In addition to helping your son or daughter excel in their current elementary, high school, or college courses, I look forward to developing the necessary goals, skills, and other critical tools that will ensure that they achieve their educational goals beyond their graduation. Initially, I prefer to meet with both parent and student to establish tutoring goals and discuss learning strengths and challenges. Then, students are welcome to make their own regular appointment times at their own convenience and in the location of their choice. Please contact me at any time to discuss your student's needs.


Education

Saint Vincent College
HISTORY POLI SCIEN
East Stroudsburg University
Masters
SUNY Binghamton University
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $45
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 40 miles of Rochester, NY 14611
  • Lesson cancellation: 36 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 12/7/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I have tutored high school and middle school-age students in subject areas as well as in organization and public speaking skills. I have experience as co-director of training at Saint Vincent College Admission Office and was charged with exercising public speaking skills at college events and on tours, as well as when training and interviewing new tour guides. I am prepared to teach any student the tools to gaining confidence and delivering a refined public speaking presentation, whether for school, a club, etc.
GRE

Corporate Training

Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I have tutored high school and middle school-age students in subject areas as well as in organization and public speaking skills. I have experience as co-director of training at Saint Vincent College Admission Office and was charged with exercising public speaking skills at college events and on tours, as well as when training and interviewing new tour guides. I am prepared to teach any student the tools to gaining confidence and delivering a refined public speaking presentation, whether for school, a club, etc.
Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have an Education minor from Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, PA. I have taken classes on teaching pedagogy, students with special needs, and have also independently taught a 10-week long class for homeschooled students. Additionally, I have experience teaching social studies, reading, English, and music to elementary age students in Burrell School District and Greensburg Diocese schools. My experience entails lesson planning, crafting graphic organizers, study guides, and posters, as well as evaluating student feedback and actual instruction of children K-6.
Phonics,

Phonics

Phonics is a subject I have experience in from teaching experience as well as informal babysitting homework help. With my educational background, I am able to utilize many popular and effective strategies that is compatible with the strategies your child is learning in school today. I focus on helping the students build from simple word sounds and letter combinations to syllabic breakdown and patterns that can be put together to form words the student can add to their mastered reading list! My phonics tutoring is game-based so as to keep the student's attention and build confidence.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have experience coaching students of varying ages how to become organized and responsible with their homework, assignments, and study materials, as well as tutoring these students for a particular exam or improving their grade in a specific course. I specialize in tutoring students on note-taking, critical reading, and test-taking strategies.
Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I have tutored high school and middle school-age students in subject areas as well as in organization and public speaking skills. I have experience as co-director of training at Saint Vincent College Admission Office and was charged with exercising public speaking skills at college events and on tours, as well as when training and interviewing new tour guides. I am prepared to teach any student the tools to gaining confidence and delivering a refined public speaking presentation, whether for school, a club, etc.
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing

History

Music History,

Music History

I have a minor in both Music and Education and a bachelor's degree in History from Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, PA. I have coached students at summer camps in music history, and am also a musician; I play piano and am a vocalist. I specialize in coaching students with or without a music background for their high school or college music history courses.
Social Studies,

Social Studies

I have a degree in Political Science and History from Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, PA. I worked as a tutor for the History department for the 2012-2013 academic year. Additionally, I have field experience as a social studies teacher in public schools in PA.
American History, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, World History

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Math, especially in elementary and middle school years, can be one of the most dreaded subjects for young learners. I am skilled in not only helping students succeed in the classroom, but developed better confidence with math, including Algebra 1.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have an Education minor from Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, PA. I have taken classes on teaching pedagogy, students with special needs, and have also independently taught a 10-week long class for homeschooled students. Additionally, I have experience teaching social studies, reading, English, and music to elementary age students in Burrell School District and Greensburg Diocese schools. My experience entails lesson planning, crafting graphic organizers, study guides, and posters, as well as evaluating student feedback and actual instruction of children K-6.
Piano,

Piano

I specialize in teaching beginner piano players who have little or no experience as a musician or reading music. Students will be exposed to music theory as well as finger placement and music reading skills, so that they can apply the technique and rules to any level of song or piece.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have experience coaching students of varying ages how to become organized and responsible with their homework, assignments, and study materials, as well as tutoring these students for a particular exam or improving their grade in a specific course. I specialize in tutoring students on note-taking, critical reading, and test-taking strategies.
Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Reading, Spelling, Writing

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Math, especially in elementary and middle school years, can be one of the most dreaded subjects for young learners. I am skilled in not only helping students succeed in the classroom, but developed better confidence with math, including Algebra 1.
Prealgebra

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Math, especially in elementary and middle school years, can be one of the most dreaded subjects for young learners. I am skilled in not only helping students succeed in the classroom, but developed better confidence with math, including Algebra 1.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have an Education minor from Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, PA. I have taken classes on teaching pedagogy, students with special needs, and have also independently taught a 10-week long class for homeschooled students. Additionally, I have experience teaching social studies, reading, English, and music to elementary age students in Burrell School District and Greensburg Diocese schools. My experience entails lesson planning, crafting graphic organizers, study guides, and posters, as well as evaluating student feedback and actual instruction of children K-6.
Piano,

Piano

I specialize in teaching beginner piano players who have little or no experience as a musician or reading music. Students will be exposed to music theory as well as finger placement and music reading skills, so that they can apply the technique and rules to any level of song or piece.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have experience coaching students of varying ages how to become organized and responsible with their homework, assignments, and study materials, as well as tutoring these students for a particular exam or improving their grade in a specific course. I specialize in tutoring students on note-taking, critical reading, and test-taking strategies.
Prealgebra, Reading, Writing

Music

Music History,

Music History

I have a minor in both Music and Education and a bachelor's degree in History from Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, PA. I have coached students at summer camps in music history, and am also a musician; I play piano and am a vocalist. I specialize in coaching students with or without a music background for their high school or college music history courses.
Piano

Piano

I specialize in teaching beginner piano players who have little or no experience as a musician or reading music. Students will be exposed to music theory as well as finger placement and music reading skills, so that they can apply the technique and rules to any level of song or piece.

Other

College Counseling,

College Counseling

I have worked with junior and senior high school students in preparation for the SATs, particularly the writing and verbal sections. I have also worked for four years at Saint Vincent College's Admissions department as co-director of training and Admission Ambassador to the college. I specialize in writing admission essays, resumes, mock college interviews, and other skills and items to include in a student's portfolio. Currently, I work at Binghamton University as a Teaching Assistant in the History Dept and help students with essay writing, critical thinking skills, and developing skills transferrable to the workplace.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have experience coaching students of varying ages how to become organized and responsible with their homework, assignments, and study materials, as well as tutoring these students for a particular exam or improving their grade in a specific course. I specialize in tutoring students on note-taking, critical reading, and test-taking strategies.
Geography, Government & Politics

Special Needs

Phonics,

Phonics

Phonics is a subject I have experience in from teaching experience as well as informal babysitting homework help. With my educational background, I am able to utilize many popular and effective strategies that is compatible with the strategies your child is learning in school today. I focus on helping the students build from simple word sounds and letter combinations to syllabic breakdown and patterns that can be put together to form words the student can add to their mastered reading list! My phonics tutoring is game-based so as to keep the student's attention and build confidence.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have experience coaching students of varying ages how to become organized and responsible with their homework, assignments, and study materials, as well as tutoring these students for a particular exam or improving their grade in a specific course. I specialize in tutoring students on note-taking, critical reading, and test-taking strategies.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Math, especially in elementary and middle school years, can be one of the most dreaded subjects for young learners. I am skilled in not only helping students succeed in the classroom, but developed better confidence with math, including Algebra 1.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have an Education minor from Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, PA. I have taken classes on teaching pedagogy, students with special needs, and have also independently taught a 10-week long class for homeschooled students. Additionally, I have experience teaching social studies, reading, English, and music to elementary age students in Burrell School District and Greensburg Diocese schools. My experience entails lesson planning, crafting graphic organizers, study guides, and posters, as well as evaluating student feedback and actual instruction of children K-6.
Piano,

Piano

I specialize in teaching beginner piano players who have little or no experience as a musician or reading music. Students will be exposed to music theory as well as finger placement and music reading skills, so that they can apply the technique and rules to any level of song or piece.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have experience coaching students of varying ages how to become organized and responsible with their homework, assignments, and study materials, as well as tutoring these students for a particular exam or improving their grade in a specific course. I specialize in tutoring students on note-taking, critical reading, and test-taking strategies.
Reading, Writing

Test Preparation

College Counseling,

College Counseling

I have worked with junior and senior high school students in preparation for the SATs, particularly the writing and verbal sections. I have also worked for four years at Saint Vincent College's Admissions department as co-director of training and Admission Ambassador to the college. I specialize in writing admission essays, resumes, mock college interviews, and other skills and items to include in a student's portfolio. Currently, I work at Binghamton University as a Teaching Assistant in the History Dept and help students with essay writing, critical thinking skills, and developing skills transferrable to the workplace.
Praxis,

Praxis

I am an experienced tutor in Praxis I preparation. I typically assess a student's competence in the reading, writing, and math section, then personalize my approach according to their readiness level for the exam. Once students have a test date scheduled, I draft a manageable study plan that has them focus on "chunks" of reading, math, writing, or vocabulary building. I have taken preparation courses for the Praxis I, and have also then mentored other students at a College preparing for the exam. In addition to coaching students on navigating the types of problems typical of the Praxis I exam, I help them to improve their overall writing skills and reading comprehension with simulated whole practice tests and essay completion.
GRE, PSAT, SAT Reading

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Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Organized and knowledgeable tutor

Anna is an organized and knowledgeable tutor who has evidently taught many students before. To help with the GRE analytical writing section, she looked over my essays, wrote comments, and in-person analyzed them in detail but also gave overarching suggestions. I sometimes had to ask for explicit examples of some of her recommendations, but she answered them very clearly. Effective tutor that I highly recommend for GREP prep!

Karen, 3 lessons with Anna

Awesome

Anna is exactly what my daughter needed she is very good at what she does and my daughter loves her Anna helped my daughter with everything from math to social studies and test taking and has really been a great help

Anthony , 16 lessons with Anna

knowledable

Anna was great! We put a plan together and I am really satisfied and confident that I will be ready for my test!

Tanya , 14 lessons with Anna

First tutoring session was great!

Anna and I went over what I have prepared while studying for the GRE's up until now. We also went over a study plan and check list to follow for the remaining sessions.

Gretchen, 6 lessons with Anna

Absolutely AMAZING!!!

Anna is working with my 8th grade daughter to improve her math and organization skills! So far, she has responded very, very well to Anna! Anna is so patient and thorough and I know this is going to improve my daughter's grades, but more importantly her self confidence!

Stacey, 9 lessons with Anna

Great tutor

We have been taking online English tutoring with Anna, for my son. It's been just two sessions but he likes the classes very much. Anna is fun, engaging and interactive. She is well prepared for the classes and makes him understand all the concepts. We are happy to have found a great tutor!

Thenral, 23 lessons with Anna

Great Tutor

I highly recommend Anna as an educational tutor. My daughter has worked with Anna for almost a year now and really benefited. My daughter is in seventh grade and has been working with Anna on sharpening her Math skills. She has enjoyed her weekly sessions and benefited from her one on one relationship with Anna. Her grades have improved this year and her confidence level is high. Anna is an extraordinary educator. She forms a positive relationship with her students to help them round out their academic skills and build their determination to succeed. She is also playful, kind and very reliable and punctual.

Kristen, 23 lessons with Anna

AWESOME!

Anna began tutoring my 6 year old daughter, Addison, in the middle of the second quarter. Within that month and a half, her language arts grade increased 3 points and her reading level went up 4 levels. She is patient with Addison when she becomes antsy after a long day. Anna always comes on time and with a selection of books for Addison to read. She assessed Addison's strengths and weaknesses quickly, and developed a personalized study guide for her to use each week. Anna is an amazing tutor. She has become a part of our family. Addison looks forward to her coming each week and would rather study with Anna than me. We can't express our thanks to Anna for her dedication to Addison's academic success. Our family would be lost without her!

Angela, 45 lessons with Anna

She was outstanding

Anna was a very good tutor and one of the most patient ones I have had so far. Very eager to help you understand and driven to get it right. I enjoyed my session with her and look forward to using her in the future.

Joyce, 2 lessons with Anna
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