NEW FEATURES MORE

Search

Trisha Q.

Norristown, PA

$75/hour

Experienced Tutor, Editor, Writer. ACT/SAT prep. etc. Fee discounts.

300+ Hours
4.9 average from 119 ratings
A great and reialbe tutor
— Ratnanjali, Schwenksville, PA on 8/27/16

$75/Hour


Send a message explaining your needs and Trisha will reply soon.

Response time: 21 hours

Contact Trisha

University of South Carolina; Rutgers University
BA Communications and BS Biology
New School For Social Research
Graduate Coursework
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of South Carolina; Rutgers University (BA Communications and BS Biology)

New School For Social Research (Graduate Coursework)

Fairleigh Dickinson University (Graduate Coursework)

About Trisha

Hi! I AM OFFERING SPECIALS ON MY FEE TO ALL NEW STUDENTS; PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR DETAILS!

I have hundreds of hours tutoring students - just with WyzAnt. I am an experienced tutor and editor, and I look forward to working with any student who requires help improving writing and reading skills. I have a perfect success rate preparing all of my former students for standardized exams. Every student succeeded in receiving acceptance to a college of choice or private school.
My students average an improvement in reading comprehension an average of 2-3 grade levels, and I ensure that all are made aware of proper language use and academic writing skills.

I want my students to enjoy the process; I help any students who struggle to understand what they are reading or get frustrated when trying to express their thoughts in writing. I am patient, easygoing, consistent, and believe in teaching by positive reinforcement, use of praise, and frequent encouragement.

I edit, help in drafting rewrites, and proofread essays and presentations for college, graduate, law, and other advanced academic degrees. I offer online work to accommodate your busy schedules.

I offer to meet first with all new students and their parents to ensure you have chosen the right tutor for your needs. I prioritize my students' comfort level as the better the student/tutor relationship, the more successful the results are.

I am always prepared with age- and grade-appropriate lesson materials to make certain my students are engaged while learning. I always ask about their interests to assist me in explaining an assignment or making a point.
For many, it is an unforgiving and grueling task to comprehend required reading. I have seen the joy expressed by my students when they begin to improve their verbal skills and realize they are capable of comprehending what they are reading, thus achieving their long-term goals. I am most rewarded in helping those who have struggled to the point of frustration, often just giving up, having lost any desire to try to improve their basic language skills.

I volunteered at the Literacy Councils in New Orleans and Norristown for many years and tutored those for whom English is not their first language. I compensate for the gap in knowledge today's students are not receiving in school.

I was an Editor for nearly a decade (college, professional, medical texts, Encyclopedia Yearbooks). I was a substitute teacher (HS) for several years and published several articles (related to my later, 20+ year career in Broadcast and Cable Advertising).

I believe that no child should suffer for lack of an adequate education. My primary objective is ensuring that any student I tutor will learn to write and speak English as it was meant to be read and expressed and discover the pleasure of reading and understanding a great book and not struggling to express thoughts onto paper.

Of greatest significance, I have observed that when all these approaches and beliefs are put into effect, along with improvement in academic skills, my students' self-esteem and confidence markedly improve as well.

While I consider myself my student's tutor, I value parental guidance, input, and assistance in relaying any specifics that could be affecting your child's performance. There are many factors that contribute to a student's academic work: they can include personal, social, and school problems. You have intimate knowledge of your child, and I would appreciate your sharing any relevant information so that I can be of the greatest help to your child's education. Anything you relay to me about your child is considered strictly confidential.
I want my students to feel at ease in asking for my help; I believe that is what defines a great tutor.

I hope this gives you sufficient information so you can assess my ability to work effectively with you and your child to vastly improve his or her language skills. To my "future students": I welcome the opportunity to work with many of you and especially to watch you achieve your goals!
Hi! I AM OFFERING SPECIALS ON MY FEE TO ALL NEW STUDENTS; PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR DETAILS!

I have hundreds of hours tutoring students - just with WyzAnt. I am an experienced tutor and editor, and I look forward to working with any student who requires help improving writing and reading skills. I have a perfect success rate preparing all
Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Editor (10 yrs.), offers project rate for editing and required rewrite on essays & papers, proving cost-efficient, time-effective, efficacious means to reduce your overall cost.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Norristown, PA 19403
Background Check: Passed

"A great and reialbe tutor"

- Ratnanjali, Schwenksville, PA on 8/27/16

"She is a terrific tutor!"

- Mila, Bryn Mawr, PA on 3/9/16

"Helped with Julliard essay"

- Cynthia, Lansdale, PA on 12/2/15

"Trisha goes above and beyond."

- Paige, Warminster, PA on 8/26/15

"Awesome tutor!"

- Sandy, Harleysville, PA on 3/28/15

"Very thorough and detail-oriented"

- Asmita, Norristown, PA on 3/7/15

"Amazing tutor! Highly recommend!"

- Carina, Ambler, PA on 12/5/14

"Tutor That Is Passionate about Her Work"

- Terry, Media, PA on 10/24/14

"Great tutor and goes out her way to help and gets back same day or next day!"

- Mital, Collegeville, PA on 10/17/14

"Trisha Is An Excellent Tutor"

- Kevin, Drexel Hill, PA on 6/17/14
Trisha replied on 6/17/2014

It was a pleasure assisting this student to prepare for his SAT. It is always a tutor's biggest reward to have a student express that he or she is learning. When your son expressed that he would like to continue for an additional hour during one of our sessions, it was clear that he was not only engaged, but also that he was motivated to continue learning. Needless to say I trust that all the advice, suggestions, and educational assistance I gave helped him significantly on the day of his exam.

"Great Tutor and Very Professional"

- Gayle, Philadelphia, PA on 12/13/13
Trisha replied on 12/13/2013

So enjoyed working with this client who was personable; highly receptive to my suggestions and advice; and helpful in clarifying subject-specific questions (e.g., legal terminology). I also enjoy this type of work: editing and rewriting, as required, online from home. It is a highly effective and cost-efficient method in approaching this type of project (i.e., ensuring that papers and presentations are well-written, grammatically correct, and free of any errors or inconsistencies).
I found the work interesting and challenging, so while I took the extra time (as I always do) to ensure that I did the requisite research to make certain I was using correct terminology and punctuation as well as any specialized treatment (such as italics) required by the profession, it is indicative of the standard of work I deliver.
I did make copious notes to client to bring her attention to 1)any legal issue/treatment about which I was not completely certain, so that she could be the final judge of corrections needed and 2) repetitious errors so that she could learn and correct for future writing. I made certain to prioritize her primary concerns, producing a final project that met the criteria established. It was very rewarding to learn that client was so pleased with my work. I would love to work with her again at any time.
I also wish to do much more of this type of online editing/rewriting, so her testimonial was much appreciated.

"Trisha, great start!"

- Wayne, Royersford, PA on 12/5/13
Trisha replied on 12/5/2013

This student is just delightful ~ I feel as if I'm getting as much reward from our sessions as I trust he is! Am continuing to research and print creative and entertaining worksheets for him; he loves just looking through what I brought for him, trying to select his favorite on which to start! But he continues to like all of them, so it's just a joy to watch this charming child associate joy with learning. He is highly receptive to praise, positive reinforcement, and encouragement so I employ a lot of all during our sessions. It is definitely proof that all of these positive approaches are the most successful tools in motivating a student to learn as well as helping them associate joy with learning, reading, and writing which will go far in helping him improve.

Grandfather is a wonderful provider of support as well as love, attention, and care. He is very involved with student's education which is invaluable, and he assists me significantly in keeping me apprised on what motivates or effects students so I am better able to help student improve his language skills.

"Great Tutor"

- Vasu, Norristown, PA on 11/30/13
Trisha replied on 12/1/2013

Your daughter is a delightful, intelligent, motivated, and committed student. She is eager to learn, receptive to my instruction and suggestions, and I have no doubt that she will one day be attending the college of her choice.
She readily accepts advice as to how best continue work on materials I have given her that will assist her in formulating her thoughts, devising an outline to best express her ideas, and finally constructing a grammatically-correct and well-written essay, which is one of her primary goals in preparing for her SSAT/ISEE exams.
It has already been a pleasure to work with your daughter, and I look forward to continuing to assist her in improving her writing skills.

"First official lesson- great"

- Victor, Glenside, PA on 10/29/13
Trisha replied on 11/24/2013

Student has been a delight to tutor and parents are very supportive and highly receptive to my suggestions. They gave me permission to contact student's teachers, which proved very helpful as I can stay on top of: assignments that are due, any problem areas that still need to be addressed, current material being covered in class, and also be made aware of noted improvements. Actually, student has improved a complete grade level since our work together.

Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
American History, European History, Government & Politics, Social Studies, World History
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Phonics, Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ACT English

I have a a perfect success rate preparing students for both the ACT and SAT - i.e., all of my many students succeeded in scoring well enough to gain acceptane to a college of choice.
I have a BA in Communications and a BS in Biology and post-grad study in Communications.
My greatest expertise in verbal skills comes from having been an Editor for over a decade. I specialized in editing college, professional, and medical textbooks in addition to editing for a major encyclopedia. All required a complete awareness of the fundamental rules governing proper language skills. In addition, it mandated full comprehension of the subject matter in order to correct errors and inconsistencies as well as make major revisions. This experience exposed me to the highest standards of utilizing proper grammar, punctuation, and expression through the written word- among other elements of verbal skills.

I relay to all of my students' parents, especially, that today's students are not receiving an adequate education in these critical areas. This not only directly impacts their readiness for the ACT/SAT, but will affect their ability to perform well in college and other future pursuits. I have been highly successful in preparing all of my students for optimal performance on their ACT/ SATs as well as at the level they will be expected to perform when in college..

ACT Reading

I have a perfect success rate in preparing my many former students for both their SATs and ACTs - i.e., all succeeded in scoring well enough to be offered acceptace to a college of choice.
I offer an advanced expertise in preparing my students for both the ACT and SAT exams as I was a professional Editor of college-level textbooks for over a decade. I ensure that my students are not only prepared for optimal test performance but also for the level of performance that will be expected of them in college.

English

I have a BA in Communications and BS in Biology as well as post grad study in Communications. However, I view my 10-year career as an Editor of college, professional, and medical textbooks as an invaluable, significant addition to my academic studies ~ one not offered in any university curriculum. I offer a highly-advanced expertise in all rules governing proper language use, which can assist your child in achieving optimal performance on both the SATs and ACTs.

I am a published author of professional articles. My writing and editorial skills address a broad-spectrum of students, from middle through high school as well as college to professionals.

I have edited and helped revise college, graduate, and other advanced application essays as well as student dissertations, theses, and Personal Statements.

I enjoy assisting those who struggle to express their thoughts on paper. I ensure that all of my clients/students are made aware of all elemenst of proper language use - grammar, punctuation, elevated vocabulary, etc. I have found that these are not being adequately taught in most schools to today's students, which is the primary reason so many are unprepared to perform well in standardized tests - especially the SAT and ACT. I strongly recommend that parents seek help for their children as early as possible.

In closing, I always make every effort to establish a positive working relationship with my students. The better the student/tutor bond, the more productive the results are.

ESL/ESOL

I have extensive experience tutoring ESL/ESOL students including those who required help comprehending materials required for school and professionals who wanted to improve their written and oral presentations so that they were comparable to that of their peers and colleagues.
I volunteered at the Literacy Councils in New Orleans and in Norristown, both of which attracted many ESL students.
English is among the most, if not the most difficult language to master and I make every effort to explain that to my ESL students. I have ESL lesson plans; grammar worksheets; and other materials that are designed specifically for those for whom English is not their first language.

Grammar

I was an Editor for nearly a decade, specializing in college, professional, and medical textbooks.

My expertise in this area is due to purblishers' requirement of Editors' full understanding of complex subject matter in order to correct errors and inconsistencies as well as perform substantial revisions/rewrites.
It is a mandate that no grammatical or punctuation errors be in any published textbook, so I have had extensive experience that exceeded anything beyond post-graduate study.
My biggest objective is to help my students find confidence and joy in reading and writing as well as to learn all rules governing proper language use.

Literature

Having been an Editor of college-level and medical textbooks for over a decade, as well as having been a foreign desk Editor for a major encylopedia and an Editor of military manuals for the Departmet of Defense (via Boeing), I was held to the highest standards that constitute the fundamentals governing proper use of the English language. This level of education is not available in any academic setting, and it can make an appreciable difference in the quality of material I edit and help rewrite.
I have subsequently edited (and help compose) a wide range of materials, from college application essays to graduate and doctoral-level material as well as legal documents and medical monologs.
A benefit I provide that most do not, is a complete explanation of why a correction was made or why proposed rewrire was made. I also forward related guidelines to assist student/client from repeating the same errors. Most editors (or, often English tutors who correct submitted work) merely correct mistakes - i.e., they do not provide any reason for the correction, so while the final work product may be error free, the student has not received any meaningful learning experience that would help prevent repeated patterns of errors. I also provide guidelines re: proper formal, academic writing; outlining; and other critical skills. I work with my clients/students on as many revised drafts as needed for their approval. I ensure that the final work product will be error-free, well-written, edited to specified manual style (e.g., Chicago; APA; MLA); consistent; fact checked and researched; and provided to client prior to deadline.

Proofreading

I was an Editor of college-level and medical textbooks for over a decade. This experience, working for the major publishers, has given me experience not available in any academic setting. I possess a sharp scrutiny to note any grammatical,punctuation, or other errors and inconsistencies - in short, I am an experienced Editor and Proofreader.

Reading

I have a BA in Communications and a BS in Biology and post- grad study in Communications. However, I believe my 10 year career as an Editor of college-level, professional, and medical textbooks - as well as having edited for a major encyclopedia - gave me the unique, advanced standards and expertise to teach all aspects of language skills.
I have had great success in improving my students' reading skills - the increase in comprehension averages 2-3 grade levels. My greatest satisfaction is in seeing the pleasure experienced by my students when they begin to improve their comprehension and discover the enjoyment that comes from reading.

SAT Reading

I have a perfect success rate in preparing students for optimal performance on their SAT/ACTs - i.e., all of my former students succeeded in scoring high enough to gain acceptance into one or more college(s) of choice.
I have a BA in Communications and a BS in Biology as well as post grad work in Communications However, my greater expertise in language skills is primarily attributed to my having been an Editor of college-level, professional, and medical texts for over a decade. I was taught the highest standards of proper language skills, and I impart that knowledge to my students. I ensure that my students are prepared not only for optimal performance on their SATs but also at the levels that will be expected of them in college. I make every effort to ensure that all my students are taught how best to improve their scores, and I do my best to take off some of the pressure and instill self confidence!

SAT Writing

I have a perfect success rate in preparing my former students for optmal performance on their SAT/ACTs. All former students succeeded in scoring well enough to gain acceptace to one of more college(s) of choice.
I attribute my high standards, knowledge base, and expertise to my having been an Editor of college, professional, and medical textbooks for over a decade, I ensure that my students are shown how to prepare a formal academic essay that will stand out positively among admissions committees and professors. I also edit essays and Personal Statements required for college and graduate school acceptance.
I am a firm believer in all of my students adopting the correct approach to expanding their vocabulary; writing an essay per week; and having a comprehensive knowledge of the fundamental rules of grammar, punctuation, and other skills. I relay to my students that this work will help them not only on their exams but also throughout college, graduate school, and their chosen professions.
I am a published author of professional articles (related to my later career in Broadcasting & Cable). I impart these and the writing skills I gained from my many years as an Editor to my students to assist them in improving their writing skills (among ther elements of proper verbal skills).
I encourage my students to motivate themselves, as regardless of how much information (including some highly valuable, time-saving, effective tips) I disseminate, they need to do the required work in order to maximize their scores.
While the range of improvement varies on student ability and time/effort to prepare and practice, every student with whom I have worked has improved his or her scores - some quite significantly. As noted above, every student I have tutored were accepted to college (s) of choice. Some parents were concerned that their children would not receive any letters of acceptance, so I can honestly state that all of my former clients were pleased with the results.

Study Skills

I have both academic and real-life experience in working on developing approaches to the individual's attempt to improve his or her study skills. Key is time management. I have post-graduate study in teaching integration of theory, research, and practice in a meaningful way and to think critically about the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches to integrating both theory and interventions. While much of the study focused on broad-based psychodynamic study, it also incorporated a cognitive-behavioral emphasis.

In direct experience with students, I have incorporated a broad-spectrum approach to building a strong foundation to maximize time, effectively and efficaciously. I always design an individual approach based on each student's unique needs and habits. These are skills that will long surpass the student's academic career. As a manager in Broadcast and Cable Advertising, I implemented many of these time-management skills with my employees. While the professional vs. academic approach is tailored to focus on the typical daily activities encountered, the underlying principles of maximizing use of time; focusing on eliminating distractions by creating a proper work environment; implementing repetitious exercises to increase retention, among many others, combine to executing a successful overall approach to create resolution to difficulties in study skills.

Vocabulary

Having been an Editor of college and medical level textbooks for over a decade, my expertise in being able to ensure my students are best-equipped to improve their fundamental verbal skills and expand their working vocabulary is extensive. I encourage each of my students to allocate set time and use a proven method of expanding and effectively recalling their working vocabulary. I constantly remind them that an advanced vocabulary will always benefit them, but there is a proven, effective approach to maximizing their effort and achieving their goals.

Writing

I have a BA in Communications and a BS in Biology. and post-graduate study in Communications. I was an Editor for over a decade, specializing in college, professional, and medical textbooks. I also was an Editor for a major encyclopedia.
I was taught the highest standards of proper language skills, and I impart those to my students.
I make a point of explaining in great detail the proper methods of composing academic essays. I ask my students to write an essay each week, as the more they practice, the more they will learn - from both their improvements and errors.
I have had several articles published in professional journals ( related to my later career in Broadcast & Cable advertising).
I have worked with many students to help improve their writing skills and actual assignments, from homework to applications to college, graduate, and law/nursing/medical school. I also assist in helping edit and write Statements of Purpose.
I would welcome the opportunity to work with you or your child to improve respective writing skills.
Of greatest significance are my efforts in instill in my students the love of writing, especially my younger students.

University of South Carolina; Rutgers University
BA Communications and BS Biology
New School For Social Research
Graduate Coursework
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of South Carolina; Rutgers University (BA Communications and BS Biology)

New School For Social Research (Graduate Coursework)

Fairleigh Dickinson University (Graduate Coursework)

A great and reialbe tutor

Trisha has been a great tutor to my daughter in preparing for the SAT exams. She is very organized, professional and methodical in her tutoring techniques. She is patient and does a great job to keep my daughter focused and motivated. I have noticed tremendous improvement in my daughter's reading and writing skills. I would strongly recommend Trisha as a great and reliable tutor.

— Ratnanjali, Schwenksville, PA on 8/27/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $75.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Editor (10 yrs.), offers project rate for editing and required rewrite on essays & papers, proving cost-efficient, time-effective, efficacious means to reduce your overall cost.

Travel policy

Trisha will travel within 20 miles of Norristown, PA 19403.