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Southern CT State University (Master's)
Marywood University (Graduate Coursework)
As a teacher of English and reading I am eager to share my expertise with you. I have a Master's degree and PA certification in grades 7-12 in English and am also a PA certified Reading specialist. Additionally, I teach college level writing courses at a prestigious university, targeting students who struggle with reading and writing. My specialized area is the critical readng and writing portion of the SAT. I offer professional, well-thought out lessons for your student to help them achieve their highest level. I fully understand the demands of the test and will focus on both skills and strategies for optimum success. I also work closely with parents to inform them of progress, and will help them undrstand the tutoring process and assessment requirements for maximum assurance. As a teacher of English and reading I am eager to share my expertise with you. I have a Master's degree and PA certification in grades 7-12 in English and am also a PA certified Reading specialist. Additionally, I teach college level… Read more
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I can help students discover their career interests by using self-discovery tools, including setting goals and clarifying direction. Together we can utilize internet resources as well seek out other professionals when needed for testing or other purposes. I have been through my own career exploration approximately three times in my life and understand the need to ask the right questions to get started and continue the on-going exploration. I have also helped numerous middle school students and high school juniors and seniors to explore their own career development path.
I have tutored many elementary students in reading and have helped them with fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, phonics and phonemic awareness. I also completed an internship at Francis Willard Elementary School in Scranton where I worked closely with groups of students and individuals to help them improve their reading. I am qualified to help both younger students as well as the older elementary student who may need an emphasis on both learning to read and reading to learn. I am confident that I can successfully work with all levels of this spectrum.
I use phonics teaching to help students learn to read, pronounce words they do not know as well as help them with fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. I am a PA certified Reading Specialist and am qualified to teach grades K-12 as well as ESL and beginning learner adults.
I have participated in many writing conferences and currently am part of a regularly meeting writing and editing workshop.
I have taught for five years as a composition instructor at the University of Scranton. I also work at Marywood University, in a program designed to improve student's writing and reading through the use of technology. Additionally, I am a substitute teacher in various school systems and am regularly called in to assume the duties of many of the English and Reading teachers.
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