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Lynsey J.

Exton, PA

$50/hr

Certified Reading Specialist, English Teacher and All-Around Tutor!

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Background check passed as of 8/23/11
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— Selena , West Chester, PA on 6/30/15

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West Chester University
Secondary English Ed
Cal State, San Bernardino
MEd
University of Phoenix
Other

Education

West Chester University (Secondary English Ed)

Cal State, San Bernardino (MEd)

University of Phoenix (Other)

About Lynsey

Hello, thanks for reading about me! After living in the California desert for five years, it's great to be back in Pennsylvania. During those five years however, I had a wonderful opportunity to teach 7-8 grade Language Arts both at the intensive and higher levels. While living in CA I obtained my master's degree in Reading/Language Arts graduating Summa Cum Laude and my English as a Second Language K-12 credential. Gaining that education made me understand the intricacies of reading, thereby enabling me to expand my repertoire and help my students comprehension and writing levels rise at a much quicker pace. My teaching credentials include Reading Specialist K-12, English 7-12, and English as a Second Language.

Altogether, I have taught Reading, English and Test Prep. courses in secondary schools for nine years; yet, I've always made time to tutor. At the end of the school day both in CA and here in PA I provided one-on-one English and Math instruction to many home-bound students. I've also worked as an Independent Studies instructor, helping students with all their coursework while preparing them for the SAT's and state standardized tests. While I love teaching, the best part comes from tutoring and seeing automatic understanding from my clients.

I currently teach 10-12th grade remedial Reading and ESL Language Arts, am an adjunct Reading professor at a local community college, and I regularly tutor in reading, writing, test-preparation and all elementary subject areas. I've taught a semester long SAT prep course at a local high school as well. Throughout the years, I've successfully assisted people of all ages strengthen their reading, writing, math and study skills. I'm confident I can help you as well.

I look forward to working with you!
Hello, thanks for reading about me! After living in the California desert for five years, it's great to be back in Pennsylvania. During those five years however, I had a wonderful opportunity to teach 7-8 grade Language Arts both Read more

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Travels within 20 miles of Exton, PA 19341
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"Had a Great Lesson"

- Selena , West Chester, PA on 6/30/15

"Great tutor."

- NImsha, Wayne, PA on 2/8/13
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Geometry, Linear Algebra
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
ACT Science, Psychology
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Grammar, Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ISEE,
Praxis,
PSAT, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, SSAT, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading

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Algebra 1

I have always had a natural affinity for math, so much so that in second grade I made the ultimate decision to become a high school math teacher. During my high school years I tutored my friends who found math confounding. In college I majored in mathematics education. Well, that is...until I changed my mind and switched to study English education. Throughout college though, I still continued to privately tutor all math subjects to those who struggled. Although I don’t currently teach math in front of a classroom, I still wanted to keep math as part of my life. I've consistently tutored Algebra One through Trigonometry for the past nine years. I keep my Algebra One teaching strategies up-to-date by discussing and practicing my techniques with Math teachers in my building. All my Algebra clients have improved immensely under my assistance, so with my expertise and experience I know I could greatly benefit your child as well! Please do not hesitate to ask me any questions.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a certified K-12 Reading Specialist who currently teaches high school and college reading and tutors in elementary reading, writing, and math. Throughout my six years of tutoring I have helped numerous elementary aged children, the youngest aged 6, increase and improve on their phonetic and syntactic reading abilities.

Many young children struggle with decoding, comprehension and idea organization. If the hardships continue throughout elementary school without any intervention then middle and high school will prove to be extremely difficult and frustrating for the child.

With my education, experience, and expertise I am confident I can give any child the tools and strategies to help improve their reading, writing, and math skills.

Elementary Math

Math and reading are the basis of all other subjects in school. Without strong mathematics fundamentals students will have difficulty with various math courses later on.

For my high school senior project (many years ago) I tutored mathematics to a class of 6th graders, and in my first two years of college I was a math education major. Although I did not follow math as a career, I have been independently tutoring in the subject for over six years. I have had math clients of all ages from 1st grade through adult.

When tutoring math, I focus on understanding the strategies and organization of various types of problems. If a person does not understand why and how a strategy works it will not be retained for the future.

If you would like more information about me, please read my profile!

English

I have been teaching middle-high school English/Language Arts for 7 years and remedial/intermediate reading for two years. I am certified 7-12 English education and K-12 Reading Specialist. I have also privately tutored all grade levels in reading, English and writing for over nine years.

Because I have taught at both middle and high school levels, I am well versed in all genres and levels of literature. I've taught classics from Shakespeare and Shelley to contemporary literature such as "The Book Thief" to "Breathing Underwater." When I teach, it is not enough for my students to recite facts about texts... they must think critically, make connections, analyze and write about the material. These are life skills which my students use to interpret texts.

I know that each student learns differently which is why I constantly differentiate my techniques so that all my students can understand the content and transfer the techniques to other contexts. I have the experience and the knowledge to help you do the same.

ESL/ESOL

For eight out of my nine years teaching Language Arts/Reading I have taught in school districts which have at least a 98% rate of students whose English is a second language: a Southern California school district for 5 years and now an inner city school in PA. Many of my current students speak very minimal English).
While living in CA I took graduate level course at University of Phoenix and finished with a K-12 certification that allowed me to teach English Language Learners. When I moved back to PA, I passed the ESL Praxis test on the first try.
I have first hand experience teaching a wide range of students who have Spanish speaking backgrounds. Due to my education and years of experience I know the right tools and techniques to help a person increase their communication, reading and writing skills. For more information please check out my profile. Thank you.

ISEE

I am a certified Reading Specialist and Language Arts teacher. Currently I teach English at a public high school. I have tutored test preparation skills in the for 10 years. Most recently, I tutored ISEE to two students (an 8th grader and 6th grader) who both obtained entrance to the private schools.

Phonics

Phonics and word recognition are the basis for reading and comprehension. As a certified Reading Specialist, with a Master's degree in Reading/Language Arts, I have had the pleasure of teaching and tutoring all age groups, from elementary school to high school, the rules and conventions of the English language.

During my eight years of teaching English/Reading I've seen first hand how a weakness in phonics recognition can greatly affect a person's proficiency in reading and writing. With my experience and education I know I can assist any aged student in acquiring the skills to become an active, proficient reader.

Praxis

I am a certified English teacher and Reading Specialist, so I have taken 3 different Praxis tests so far, each of which I passed the first time around. Due to my background as a Language Arts teacher and experience teaching various test prep. courses, I know I can help an aspiring teacher surpass their goals on the PPSTs.

Reading

With over nine years of teaching Language Arts and Reading courses in public schools and colleges, I've seen first-hand how struggles in reading can greatly effect a person's affect and confidence. So, in order to help struggling readers gain the skills they will ultimately need, I obtained my master’s degree in Reading/Language Arts and became a certified Reading Specialist. Whether it’s phonics, comprehension, or a specific learning disability, my special training provided me with the skills to assist all levels of readers increase their abilities. In my tutoring lessons I utilize various research-based techniques which ultimately help improve all aspects of reading.
For over nine years I have had the pleasure of teaching and tutoring all age groups on various reading levels, the rules and conventions of the English language. And I’ve watched their confidence soar.
With my experience and education I know I can assist any aged student in acquiring the skills to become an active, proficient reader.
Please read my profile for more information about my experience and expertise as a Reading Specialist.
Thank you!

SAT Reading

I have over four years experience privately tutoring the SAT Critical Reading section. Due to my background as a Reading Specialist, I was able to teach an SAT prep. class at a local high school. With SAT prep, I provide strategies in exactly the areas my clients need to improve on instead of wasting time on what skills/techniques they have already mastered. At the beginning of a course, my clients always have a SAT goal. After taking the test and working with me, they have always surpassed their goal.
Please read my profile which expands much more on my experience as test prep tutor/teacher. With my expertise in this area, I know I could help anyone exceed their goals!

Study Skills

Organizational techniques and proper note taking skills are the beginnings of a successful, relaxed student. Students seem to be inundated with various methods to manage and record information, so they become confused as to which way is "right."

I can teach them study skills, note-taking skills and organization skills that will insure success if utilized properly. I have been tutoring study skills for six years, taught college-level study skills classes for 3 years and have been through numerous professional development courses that focus on the beneficial note-taking strategies.

For more information on me, please check out my profile.

Writing

Writing is one of the most important modes of communication. Without proper writing skills messages can become hard to read and the intended meaning lost. I am a certified English teacher and Reading Specialist with over nine years teaching experience in the classroom. For these past nine years, part of my students' daily routine was to write minimum a paragraph a day utilizing various forms and genres. I used their own work to assess need and their own work to help them improve in their areas of weakness. I have always taught writing through context, not writing through worksheets. With my methods students are able to create/edit using proper grammar and organizational skills thereby improving their writing abilities.
With my knowledge and experience I know I could help any person reach a new level of writing ability!

West Chester University
Secondary English Ed
Cal State, San Bernardino
MEd
University of Phoenix
Other

Education

West Chester University (Secondary English Ed)

Cal State, San Bernardino (MEd)

University of Phoenix (Other)

Had a Great Lesson — I learned a lot about the different types of propaganda in writing. I also learned about the different styles of irony in the allegory Animal Farm. ...

— Selena , West Chester, PA on 6/30/15

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Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

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