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Brenda A.

Beaverton, OR

$50/hour

English tutor, test prep for new SAT and ACT, homework help.

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$50/Hour


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Brigham Young University
English
Brigham Young University
Master's

Education

Brigham Young University (English)

Brigham Young University (Master's)

About Brenda

My goal is to help students feel successful and confident in their school assignments, test preparation, and college applications. As a tutor and a mother, I have seen a great deal of anxiety over these pressures, which often hinders success. I want to help students enjoy learning and be proud of what they have produced, whether it’s a college essay, a research paper, or a literary analysis. My greatest satisfaction is to see students more relaxed and self-assured when they walk out my door, because they are better prepared for the world.

I graduated with a Masters Degree in English from BYU. I taught Freshman English during grad school and tutored in the BYU Writing Center during my undergraduate studies. I have tutored ever since, for over twenty years, while raising my own children. I have watched the SAT change its format a few times over the years, and I am familiar with the New SAT, launching in the Spring of 2016. For both the SAT and ACT I specialize in the English and Reading sections, as well as the essays. I can’t guarantee miracles, but I can assure you that all students improve with practice and knowledge of basic strategies. In fact, almost every student improves just by taking the tests a second time! That should tell us that we can all improve. I don’t believe in the fixed mind-set of “I am a bad test taker.” I encourage students to adopt the mind-set of constant improvement through dedication and practice.

I have helped many students prepare for college entrance tests and draft their admissions essays, but I am also interested in tutoring younger children. I ran Battle of the Books and Book Club at my children’s elementary school for many years and have some experience tutoring middle school age students, as well. I am also proficient at research writing, textual analysis, personal narrative, and other types of writing. I can also help students with reading comprehension and developing general study strategies for any topic.

Students often feel nervous about meeting with a tutor, so I recommend signing on for only one session at first. When they see that it’s more empowering than stressful, they will be ready for more if needed.

I am located in the Cooper Mountain area of Beaverton. I am happy to consult with you to see if we would be a good fit, and I look forward to helping you achieve your goals.
My goal is to help students feel successful and confident in their school assignments, test preparation, and college applications. As a tutor and a mother, I have seen a great deal of anxiety over these pressures, which often hinders success. I want to help students enjoy learning and be proud of what they have produced, whether it’s a college Read more

Policies
Cancellation
1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Beaverton, OR 97007
In-person lessons
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary

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Brigham Young University
English
Brigham Young University
Master's

Education

Brigham Young University (English)

Brigham Young University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Brenda will travel within 5 miles of Beaverton, OR 97007.