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Leslie A.

Encouraging Success

Encouraging Success

$39/hour

  • 1,624 hours tutoring

About Leslie


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Teaching is a passion and learning is a thrill. As an educator with many years of experience in public school and now in higher education, I still love helping others learn and succeed. I always aim to help based on a learner’s individual needs.

Whether I work with you on-line or in person, I give careful attention to your current skills and wants in your preferred area of instruction. This helps to establish a comfortable working relationship to assist you in your learning goals.

As a...

Teaching is a passion and learning is a thrill. As an educator with many years of experience in public school and now in higher education, I still love helping others learn and succeed. I always aim to help based on a learner’s individual needs.

Whether I work with you on-line or in person, I give careful attention to your current skills and wants in your preferred area of instruction. This helps to establish a comfortable working relationship to assist you in your learning goals.

As a current instructor in higher education for computers and English, I am well practiced in digital communications, writing, test preparation, and study skills. My experience is founded in my work as a long-time educator, freelance journalist, and now a specialist in professional development.

No matter your age, I have tutored across the generations; my youngest student is 7 and my oldest was a woman in her late sixties who learned how to use email.

Whether you want to learn Excel, prep for the SAT, or prepare a graduate essay, I am more than happy to help.


Education

Millersville University
Communications
Penn State at Harriburg
MEd
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
MEd

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $39
  • Rate details: Online tutoring at $39 per hour. Group discount available with two or more students.
  • Lesson cancellation: 16 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/29/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Adobe InDesign,

Adobe InDesign

As a professional freelance writer and former long-term student newspaper adviser, I used Adobe InDesign on a regular basis. My knowledge of layout and design for publications provides me with the basis to utilize the features within the program to create single and multiple page publications
Photography

Photography

I have loved and practiced photography since childhood, and have completed higher ed courses in basic photography, digital photography, and Adobe Photoshop. In addition, I have taught photojournalism, and have also placed in amateur competition. I am experienced with photo composition and editing,

Business

Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

Experienced Excel instructor in higher education and online instruction. Developed and teach college course in Digital Learning for the 21st Century Skilled in basic functions, graph and chart design, and data analysis.
Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

As an instructor and professional speaker, I often use PowerPoint to organize simple displays of information, and I also use the program to assemble online instructional presentations that emphasize audience engagement. I am able to use and instruct the sills to develop, organize, and package a presentation that includes effective transitions, embedded video and audio, animations, and special effects. In addition, I teach the specific "do's and don'ts" for a presentation that include knowledge of text restrictions and font format rules. I have taught students in both higher education and public schools how to develop an award-winning PowerPoint presentation.
Microsoft Publisher,

Microsoft Publisher

With a Master's degree in Learning Technologies, I not only utilize Publisher to create a variety of documents for teaching, but also do the same for private organizations. In addition, I have devised and delivered an online module to teach others how to use the application.
Microsoft Word,

Microsoft Word

At the collegiate level, I instruct students on all features and varied uses of Word. I can provide skill training from the basics to the more sophisticated use of the Developer, legacy tools, macros, and more.
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

As a member of Toastmasters International, the world's most recognized group for public speakers, I am not only adept at public speaking, but also am an experienced teacher. In these positions, I have won speech contests and have also been publicly recognized for my ability to speak as well as teach others. My specific teaching experience occurred on the high school level where I taught a specific course in the subject, and also prepared students for competition. I also incorporate public speaking exercise into instruction of my higher ed classes. My skills and strategies allow me to coach students on the following: 1) how to overcome anxiety, 2) oral reading, 3) speech development (informative, persuasive, entertaining, impromptu) 4) delivery technique, 5)rehearsal and preparation strategies. I emphasize the development of a comfortable and safe relationship with students, who may perceive public speaking with anxiety. My aim is to increase the confidence levels of those who must present in public.

Computer

Adobe InDesign,

Adobe InDesign

As a professional freelance writer and former long-term student newspaper adviser, I used Adobe InDesign on a regular basis. My knowledge of layout and design for publications provides me with the basis to utilize the features within the program to create single and multiple page publications
Desktop Publishing,

Desktop Publishing

As a professional freelance writer and provider of professional development services, I am skilled in composing various digital publications. My education and training as a journalist contributed to helping in the design of various documents for industry and education. Along with developing an electronic news site for a school district, I also teach the skills needed to do the same.
General Computer,

General Computer

*M.S. Learning Technologies *Deigned and teach traditional and online college courses in digital learning (includes computer basics, how to purchase a computer, all Microsoft applications, digital research skills, social media use, and netiquette) *On-line publishing experience of newsletters and blogs *Tutoring experience in computers
Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

Experienced Excel instructor in higher education and online instruction. Developed and teach college course in Digital Learning for the 21st Century Skilled in basic functions, graph and chart design, and data analysis.
Microsoft Outlook,

Microsoft Outlook

As a regular user of Microsoft Outlook in my professional work as an educator and as a consultant for digital communication, I am skilled in the various uses of this application. I teach a digital learning course in higher education which includes a module on the use of Excel, For this, I have created online and interactive tutorials, as well a face-to-face instruction. I can assist with the various email features: send/receive, set up a meeting, request a receipt, create tasks, add CC and BC, cancel a message, create folders, color-code folders, and more. I can assist with the following calendar features: create a calendar, import/export a calendar, create an event, share an event and a calendar, color code calendar events,and more.
Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

As an instructor and professional speaker, I often use PowerPoint to organize simple displays of information, and I also use the program to assemble online instructional presentations that emphasize audience engagement. I am able to use and instruct the sills to develop, organize, and package a presentation that includes effective transitions, embedded video and audio, animations, and special effects. In addition, I teach the specific "do's and don'ts" for a presentation that include knowledge of text restrictions and font format rules. I have taught students in both higher education and public schools how to develop an award-winning PowerPoint presentation.
Microsoft Publisher,

Microsoft Publisher

With a Master's degree in Learning Technologies, I not only utilize Publisher to create a variety of documents for teaching, but also do the same for private organizations. In addition, I have devised and delivered an online module to teach others how to use the application.
Microsoft Word,

Microsoft Word

At the collegiate level, I instruct students on all features and varied uses of Word. I can provide skill training from the basics to the more sophisticated use of the Developer, legacy tools, macros, and more.
Photography

Photography

I have loved and practiced photography since childhood, and have completed higher ed courses in basic photography, digital photography, and Adobe Photoshop. In addition, I have taught photojournalism, and have also placed in amateur competition. I am experienced with photo composition and editing,

Corporate Training

General Computer,

General Computer

*M.S. Learning Technologies *Deigned and teach traditional and online college courses in digital learning (includes computer basics, how to purchase a computer, all Microsoft applications, digital research skills, social media use, and netiquette) *On-line publishing experience of newsletters and blogs *Tutoring experience in computers
Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

Experienced Excel instructor in higher education and online instruction. Developed and teach college course in Digital Learning for the 21st Century Skilled in basic functions, graph and chart design, and data analysis.
Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

As an instructor and professional speaker, I often use PowerPoint to organize simple displays of information, and I also use the program to assemble online instructional presentations that emphasize audience engagement. I am able to use and instruct the sills to develop, organize, and package a presentation that includes effective transitions, embedded video and audio, animations, and special effects. In addition, I teach the specific "do's and don'ts" for a presentation that include knowledge of text restrictions and font format rules. I have taught students in both higher education and public schools how to develop an award-winning PowerPoint presentation.
Microsoft Publisher,

Microsoft Publisher

With a Master's degree in Learning Technologies, I not only utilize Publisher to create a variety of documents for teaching, but also do the same for private organizations. In addition, I have devised and delivered an online module to teach others how to use the application.
Microsoft Word,

Microsoft Word

At the collegiate level, I instruct students on all features and varied uses of Word. I can provide skill training from the basics to the more sophisticated use of the Developer, legacy tools, macros, and more.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

As a member of Toastmasters International, the world's most recognized group for public speakers, I am not only adept at public speaking, but also am an experienced teacher. In these positions, I have won speech contests and have also been publicly recognized for my ability to speak as well as teach others. My specific teaching experience occurred on the high school level where I taught a specific course in the subject, and also prepared students for competition. I also incorporate public speaking exercise into instruction of my higher ed classes. My skills and strategies allow me to coach students on the following: 1) how to overcome anxiety, 2) oral reading, 3) speech development (informative, persuasive, entertaining, impromptu) 4) delivery technique, 5)rehearsal and preparation strategies. I emphasize the development of a comfortable and safe relationship with students, who may perceive public speaking with anxiety. My aim is to increase the confidence levels of those who must present in public.
Grammar

Elementary Education

Reading,

Reading

Teaching experience with children in early education, primary, and secondary grades. Ability to assess reading difficulties related to identification of phonemes, encoding, and decoding. Instruction aligned with PA State Standards. Well practiced in use of reading preview and summary strategies, vocabulary development, thematic analysis, genre identification, and story construction.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

As a current adjunct college instructor and as a former English high school teacher, my teaching often includes techniques and tips for study. I often learn that students will succeed if they practice effective skills to not just prepare for a test, but to plan and complete daily lessons and assignments. In addition, I have shared my knowledge when making presentations to teachers and other professionals.
Grammar, Vocabulary

English

ACT English,

ACT English

My experience in standardized test preparation includes the following: I have developed tools and strategies to assist in student preparation, including question analysis, organizational approaches,and pre-writing. I have aided students in raising their scores on standardized reading and writing tests. I have assisted, on the state level, with writing assessment and rubric evaluation.
English,

English

My expertise is based on teaching English (literature,writing, journalism, cultural studies) in public schools for 35 years. Also, I work as a professional freelance writer, and am currently an adjunct college instructor. I have received numerous awards and distinctions throughout my teaching and writing career. In addition, I am tech savvy with an emphasis on design and use of e-learning programs.
Literature,

Literature

For many years, I have taught various modes of literature in both a public school and in higher education. While I am knowledgeable in American and English literature, as well as the Greek classics, I am most skilled at using focused discussion and/or Socratic dialogue to help readers/students analyze and interpret any piece of literature. More specifically, I help students to identify themes, symbols, motifs, and significant figurative language to recognize the value and meaning of a particular piece. In addition, students learn how to explain and exemplify their interpretations. I also developed and taught Advanced Placement English which prepared students to complete an exam that awarded college credit.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

As a member of Toastmasters International, the world's most recognized group for public speakers, I am not only adept at public speaking, but also am an experienced teacher. In these positions, I have won speech contests and have also been publicly recognized for my ability to speak as well as teach others. My specific teaching experience occurred on the high school level where I taught a specific course in the subject, and also prepared students for competition. I also incorporate public speaking exercise into instruction of my higher ed classes. My skills and strategies allow me to coach students on the following: 1) how to overcome anxiety, 2) oral reading, 3) speech development (informative, persuasive, entertaining, impromptu) 4) delivery technique, 5)rehearsal and preparation strategies. I emphasize the development of a comfortable and safe relationship with students, who may perceive public speaking with anxiety. My aim is to increase the confidence levels of those who must present in public.
Reading,

Reading

Teaching experience with children in early education, primary, and secondary grades. Ability to assess reading difficulties related to identification of phonemes, encoding, and decoding. Instruction aligned with PA State Standards. Well practiced in use of reading preview and summary strategies, vocabulary development, thematic analysis, genre identification, and story construction.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

My experience in test preparation includes the following: Development and delivery of SAT prep workshop. Design and implementation of PSSA (state exam) prep curriculum. Outstanding success rate by students on PSSA Reading. Design and implementation of vocabulary study unit. Advance Placement Exam teacher and reader. Presenter (goal setting and time management).
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

As a writing teacher in both higher education and high school, I have designed instruction to help students succeed on varied Standardized tests. These include the Advanced Placement Exam, the PA State Assessment test, and the Scholastic Aptitude Test. In each type, students have demonstrated high levels of achievement.
Writing,

Writing

I have a unique background as both a writing teacher at the high school and collegiate level, as well a being a professional published freelance writer. As a teacher, I have coached students who became winners in both the Scholastic Writing Competitions as well a Journalism contests. In addition, I am a strong user of the PA Writing rubric, and was trained on the state level for its application. Writing is a passion of mine that I both love to share and teach.
Grammar, Vocabulary

Homeschool

English,

English

My expertise is based on teaching English (literature,writing, journalism, cultural studies) in public schools for 35 years. Also, I work as a professional freelance writer, and am currently an adjunct college instructor. I have received numerous awards and distinctions throughout my teaching and writing career. In addition, I am tech savvy with an emphasis on design and use of e-learning programs.
Reading,

Reading

Teaching experience with children in early education, primary, and secondary grades. Ability to assess reading difficulties related to identification of phonemes, encoding, and decoding. Instruction aligned with PA State Standards. Well practiced in use of reading preview and summary strategies, vocabulary development, thematic analysis, genre identification, and story construction.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

My experience in test preparation includes the following: Development and delivery of SAT prep workshop. Design and implementation of PSSA (state exam) prep curriculum. Outstanding success rate by students on PSSA Reading. Design and implementation of vocabulary study unit. Advance Placement Exam teacher and reader. Presenter (goal setting and time management).
Study Skills,

Study Skills

As a current adjunct college instructor and as a former English high school teacher, my teaching often includes techniques and tips for study. I often learn that students will succeed if they practice effective skills to not just prepare for a test, but to plan and complete daily lessons and assignments. In addition, I have shared my knowledge when making presentations to teachers and other professionals.
Writing

Writing

I have a unique background as both a writing teacher at the high school and collegiate level, as well a being a professional published freelance writer. As a teacher, I have coached students who became winners in both the Scholastic Writing Competitions as well a Journalism contests. In addition, I am a strong user of the PA Writing rubric, and was trained on the state level for its application. Writing is a passion of mine that I both love to share and teach.

Most Popular

English,

English

My expertise is based on teaching English (literature,writing, journalism, cultural studies) in public schools for 35 years. Also, I work as a professional freelance writer, and am currently an adjunct college instructor. I have received numerous awards and distinctions throughout my teaching and writing career. In addition, I am tech savvy with an emphasis on design and use of e-learning programs.
Reading,

Reading

Teaching experience with children in early education, primary, and secondary grades. Ability to assess reading difficulties related to identification of phonemes, encoding, and decoding. Instruction aligned with PA State Standards. Well practiced in use of reading preview and summary strategies, vocabulary development, thematic analysis, genre identification, and story construction.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

As a current adjunct college instructor and as a former English high school teacher, my teaching often includes techniques and tips for study. I often learn that students will succeed if they practice effective skills to not just prepare for a test, but to plan and complete daily lessons and assignments. In addition, I have shared my knowledge when making presentations to teachers and other professionals.
Writing

Writing

I have a unique background as both a writing teacher at the high school and collegiate level, as well a being a professional published freelance writer. As a teacher, I have coached students who became winners in both the Scholastic Writing Competitions as well a Journalism contests. In addition, I am a strong user of the PA Writing rubric, and was trained on the state level for its application. Writing is a passion of mine that I both love to share and teach.

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

As a current adjunct college instructor and as a former English high school teacher, my teaching often includes techniques and tips for study. I often learn that students will succeed if they practice effective skills to not just prepare for a test, but to plan and complete daily lessons and assignments. In addition, I have shared my knowledge when making presentations to teachers and other professionals.

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

As a current adjunct college instructor and as a former English high school teacher, my teaching often includes techniques and tips for study. I often learn that students will succeed if they practice effective skills to not just prepare for a test, but to plan and complete daily lessons and assignments. In addition, I have shared my knowledge when making presentations to teachers and other professionals.

Summer

Reading,

Reading

Teaching experience with children in early education, primary, and secondary grades. Ability to assess reading difficulties related to identification of phonemes, encoding, and decoding. Instruction aligned with PA State Standards. Well practiced in use of reading preview and summary strategies, vocabulary development, thematic analysis, genre identification, and story construction.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

As a current adjunct college instructor and as a former English high school teacher, my teaching often includes techniques and tips for study. I often learn that students will succeed if they practice effective skills to not just prepare for a test, but to plan and complete daily lessons and assignments. In addition, I have shared my knowledge when making presentations to teachers and other professionals.
Writing

Writing

I have a unique background as both a writing teacher at the high school and collegiate level, as well a being a professional published freelance writer. As a teacher, I have coached students who became winners in both the Scholastic Writing Competitions as well a Journalism contests. In addition, I am a strong user of the PA Writing rubric, and was trained on the state level for its application. Writing is a passion of mine that I both love to share and teach.

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

My experience in standardized test preparation includes the following: I have developed tools and strategies to assist in student preparation, including question analysis, organizational approaches,and pre-writing. I have aided students in raising their scores on standardized reading and writing tests. I have assisted, on the state level, with writing assessment and rubric evaluation.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

My experience in test preparation includes the following: Development and delivery of SAT prep workshop. Design and implementation of PSSA (state exam) prep curriculum. Outstanding success rate by students on PSSA Reading. Design and implementation of vocabulary study unit. Advance Placement Exam teacher and reader. Presenter (goal setting and time management).
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

As a writing teacher in both higher education and high school, I have designed instruction to help students succeed on varied Standardized tests. These include the Advanced Placement Exam, the PA State Assessment test, and the Scholastic Aptitude Test. In each type, students have demonstrated high levels of achievement.
ASVAB

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (313 ratings)
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(291)
4 star
(20)
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(0)
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Reviews

Adobe InDesign Tutoring Session

Leslie clearly has knowledge of Adobe InDesign. She was able to talk me through a couple of glitches that I hit while attempting to complete a beginning InDesign lesson. It was informative to learn (from her) that sometimes there are delays in Adobe Cloud processing that I misinterpreted as me getting the instructions/step wrong. I am rating 4 stars because I think we should have gotten farther along in the lesson during the 2 hour tutoring session. Thanks Leslie! S.

Sherri, 1 lesson with Leslie

Incredibly Thorough!

I actually sent my paper to three editors and Leslie made the most significant corrections. She was incredibly thorough. I highly recommend Leslie if you want to make sure you hand in the perfect paper!!

Lauren, 2 lessons with Leslie

I would recommend

Very easy to work with. WELL prepared - did her research. Nice lady with excellent RW experience. I had a very challenging request with Adobe INDD and she did her research on the issue. Her approach is very casual and friendly.

Chris, 1 lesson with Leslie
Tutor responded:

Chris, thank you for your recommendation. I enjoyed working with you.

Leslie is an experienced teacher.

Leslie gives us a lot of useful suggestions. My kid will attend PSSA. He is a foreigner. PSSA is difficult to him. He likes Leslie's lessons. Her lessons are high quality.

Ping, 37 lessons with Leslie
Tutor responded:

Ping, thank you for your recommendation; your son is a curious and enthusiastic learner.

Patient

Leslie has had 2 sessions so far with my son and has been reviewing material and trying to pinpoint exactly what areas he needs help with. My son has a lot of energy and seems to really enjoy Leslie. She has a lot of patience with my son.

Chiquita, 8 lessons with Leslie

Leslie A

Leslie A. is a very positive and supportive person. Flexible and easy to schedule on an as needed basis. My son is very comfortable working with her. We appreciate her coming to our home.

Angela , 4 lessons with Leslie
Tutor responded:

Thank you. Your son is an eager learner and enthusiastic young man.

Very Helpful

Helped my senior edit her college essay. Leslie was excellent. Always best to have someone who doesn't know you read it over, and Leslie gave good tips to help show not tell about the situation. Thank you!!! Anyone needing another set of eyes on a paper, call Leslie.

Eileen, 5 lessons with Leslie

Great tutor

Leslie is very knowledgeable on word and other programs. She is organized and patient. She is a trained and experienced teacher and it shows. She took a difficult subject and gave me a good knowledge and comfort level.

Mark, 13 lessons with Leslie

Excellent, knowledgeable and patient Tutor

Having been in education most of her life, Leslie is an excellent tutor. She is very patient and kind, always punctual, and extremely knowledgeable about the subject matter, i.e. Outlook 2016 and Windows 10. Additionally, I simply mentioned needing help with a third application, and without request, she ambitiously researched the software and provided me with instructions. She presented the three subject applications in an easy to understand format while encouraging me and increasing my confidence. I highly recommend Leslie to anyone who needs a tutor.

Judith, 2 lessons with Leslie

Leslie great job

Leslie did a great job revising my paper. I would use her for other projects. I would like a conversation after but she finished it. She is flexible and responds quickly to issues or concerns.

Charlene, 3 lessons with Leslie
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Response time: 8 hours