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Connie P.

Experienced SAT/ACT Reading, English and Writing Tutor

Experienced SAT/ACT Reading, English and Writing Tutor

$50/hour

  • 629 hours tutoring

  • Pittsburgh, PA 15217

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About Connie


Bio

Hi, my name is Connie and I am an experienced, results-oriented Test-Prep Reading and Writing Tutor! As an independent college consultant and College Expert, I work with students of all academic abilities who are planning for college or graduate school. I have PA certification in both teaching (K-12) and school counseling (K-12), a Master's degree in School Counseling, and have several years of teaching, counseling, and tutoring experience.

I currently provide college counseling and...

Hi, my name is Connie and I am an experienced, results-oriented Test-Prep Reading and Writing Tutor! As an independent college consultant and College Expert, I work with students of all academic abilities who are planning for college or graduate school. I have PA certification in both teaching (K-12) and school counseling (K-12), a Master's degree in School Counseling, and have several years of teaching, counseling, and tutoring experience.

I currently provide college counseling and tutoring in Reading, English, and Writing that can help students better understand test-prep strategies for the ACT and new SAT and understand how to use text-based evidence to support their writing. I know that taking standardized tests is difficult and can cause anxiety for some students. As a knowledgeable and patient tutor, I can give students test strategies and skill-based knowledge that will help them feel more confident and familiar with test questions and improve test scores.

I am passionate about helping students achieve success and improve their test scores. I can help students work on reading comprehension, English grammar and usage, writing skills, and essay development. I also tutor a lot of middle school students in Writing and Reading.

So, if you are looking for an Excellent, experienced tutor who has a great rapport with students and gets results, please send me a message and let me know how I can help!

I maintain a flexible work schedule and can work with you/your child in person, via Skype, or by email.


Education

University of Georgia
Health, Physical Ed
University of Pittsburgh
MEd

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Pittsburgh, PA 15217
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 2/17/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Career Development

Career Development

As an educational consultant, I help students assess their career interests, explore possible college majors and occupations, and assess their strengths and career goals. I have 14 years of experience as a college consultant. Helping students match their personality type with career options is helpful as students start to evaluate different college options and majors. I can provide students with career development advice and information.

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Career Development,

Career Development

As an educational consultant, I help students assess their career interests, explore possible college majors and occupations, and assess their strengths and career goals. I have 14 years of experience as a college consultant. Helping students match their personality type with career options is helpful as students start to evaluate different college options and majors. I can provide students with career development advice and information.
Grammar,

Grammar

I have always had a good command of grammar all throughout my elementary, secondary, college, and adult years. As an educational consultant currently, I spend a lot of time reading and editing college essays for students as part of their college application process. I have a master's of education degree, 15 years of teaching experience, 10+ years of college counseling experience, and a strong knowledge base in English, grammar, and usage, and sentence structure. I read and review essays on a regular basis and provide useful tips that help students write more effectively. I have tutored numerous students in writing and grammar throughout my professional experiences as an educational consultant and as an SAT test-prep tutor.
Proofreading

Proofreading

As an educational consultant, I spend a lot of time reading and editing college essays for students as part of their college application process. I have a master's of education degree, 15 years of teaching experience, 10+ years of college counseling experience, and a strong knowledge base in English, grammar and usage, and sentence structure. I read and review essays on a regular basis and provide useful tips that help students write more effectively. I have also written and proofread many articles when serving as President of non-profit community organizations.

Elementary Education

Grammar

Grammar

I have always had a good command of grammar all throughout my elementary, secondary, college, and adult years. As an educational consultant currently, I spend a lot of time reading and editing college essays for students as part of their college application process. I have a master's of education degree, 15 years of teaching experience, 10+ years of college counseling experience, and a strong knowledge base in English, grammar, and usage, and sentence structure. I read and review essays on a regular basis and provide useful tips that help students write more effectively. I have tutored numerous students in writing and grammar throughout my professional experiences as an educational consultant and as an SAT test-prep tutor.

English

ACT English,

ACT English

As a College admission's consultant and ACT tutor, I work with students to help them improve their ACT scores in English, reading and writing. I review with students the different types of questions found within those specific sections and provide strategies to help students improve their test-taking skills. We review grammar, punctuation, sentence structure and paragraph organization, and tips for writing a strong essay. As a college consultant, I also read and edit college essays on a regular basis and provide useful tips that help students write more effectively. I have tutored numerous students in English, writing and grammar throughout my professional experiences as a college admission's consultant and as a test-prep tutor.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

As a College consultant and ACT tutor, I work with students to help them improve their ACT scores in English, reading and writing. I review with students the different types of questions found within those specific sections and provide strategies to help students improve their test-taking skills. For the ACT Reading section, we work on the skills needed to be able to read through the 4 different types of passages that appear in the Reading Test. I help students practice reading for the main idea in each type of passage and help them learn how to answer the test questions using evidence-based reading. I have had great success as an ACT/SAT test-prep tutor, helping students improve their scores in the Reading, English, and Writing tests.
English,

English

I have always had a good command of grammar all throughout my elementary, secondary, college, and adult years and have a strong knowledge base in English, grammar and usage, sentence structure, and paragraph organization. My 20+ years of teaching and counseling experience combined have strengthened my skills in the English language. As an English tutor, I have helped students with grammar, writing, editing, and proofreading. I often help students with their English writing assignments and help students improve their English skills according to the Common Core requirements for their grade level in English, reading and writing. As an educational consultant, I regularly help students with their college applications and college essays.
Grammar,

Grammar

I have always had a good command of grammar all throughout my elementary, secondary, college, and adult years. As an educational consultant currently, I spend a lot of time reading and editing college essays for students as part of their college application process. I have a master's of education degree, 15 years of teaching experience, 10+ years of college counseling experience, and a strong knowledge base in English, grammar, and usage, and sentence structure. I read and review essays on a regular basis and provide useful tips that help students write more effectively. I have tutored numerous students in writing and grammar throughout my professional experiences as an educational consultant and as an SAT test-prep tutor.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

As an educational consultant, I spend a lot of time reading and editing college essays for students as part of their college application process. I have a master's of education degree, 15 years of teaching experience, 10+ years of college counseling experience, and a strong knowledge base in English, grammar and usage, and sentence structure. I read and review essays on a regular basis and provide useful tips that help students write more effectively. I have also written and proofread many articles when serving as President of non-profit community organizations.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

As a college admission's consultant and SAT tutor, I work with students to help them improve their SAT scores in the redesigned Evidence-Based Reading test, Writing and Language test, and SAT Essay. I review with students the different types of questions found in those specific sections and provide strategies to help students improve their test-taking skills. I provide students with lots of practice questions in all areas and concentrate heavily on reading comprehension and English grammar rules. I have tutored many students as they prepare for the SAT and have seen great results and improvement in test scores.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

As a college admission's consultant and SAT writing tutor, I work with students on a regular basis to help them improve their SAT scores in writing. I review with students each area of the SAT writing section, including grammar and writing the essay. I provide tips and strategies for approaching the different types of questions on the SAT. I have a strong knowledge base in English, grammar and usage, sentence structure, and paragraph organization. As a college consultant, I also read and review essays on a regular basis and provide useful tips that help students write more effectively. I have tutored numerous students in writing and English throughout my professional experiences as a college consultant and as a test-prep writing tutor.
Writing

Writing

I have always had a good command of grammar all throughout my elementary, secondary, college, and adult years and have a strong knowledge base in English, grammar and usage, sentence structure, and paragraph organization. My 20+ years of teaching and counseling experience combined have strengthened my skills as a writer and editor. I have the ability to work with students of all ages, including middle and high school students, and adults seeking educational assistance. As a college consultant and SAT/ACT Writing tutor, I work with students on a regular basis to help them become more effective writers as well as to improve their test scores in writing. I also review and edit college application essays and provide useful tips that help students write more effectively. I have tutored numerous students in English, writing, and grammar throughout my professional experiences as a college consultant and as an SAT/ACT test-prep tutor.

Homeschool

English,

English

I have always had a good command of grammar all throughout my elementary, secondary, college, and adult years and have a strong knowledge base in English, grammar and usage, sentence structure, and paragraph organization. My 20+ years of teaching and counseling experience combined have strengthened my skills in the English language. As an English tutor, I have helped students with grammar, writing, editing, and proofreading. I often help students with their English writing assignments and help students improve their English skills according to the Common Core requirements for their grade level in English, reading and writing. As an educational consultant, I regularly help students with their college applications and college essays.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

As a college admission's consultant and SAT tutor, I work with students to help them improve their SAT scores in the redesigned Evidence-Based Reading test, Writing and Language test, and SAT Essay. I review with students the different types of questions found in those specific sections and provide strategies to help students improve their test-taking skills. I provide students with lots of practice questions in all areas and concentrate heavily on reading comprehension and English grammar rules. I have tutored many students as they prepare for the SAT and have seen great results and improvement in test scores.
Writing

Writing

I have always had a good command of grammar all throughout my elementary, secondary, college, and adult years and have a strong knowledge base in English, grammar and usage, sentence structure, and paragraph organization. My 20+ years of teaching and counseling experience combined have strengthened my skills as a writer and editor. I have the ability to work with students of all ages, including middle and high school students, and adults seeking educational assistance. As a college consultant and SAT/ACT Writing tutor, I work with students on a regular basis to help them become more effective writers as well as to improve their test scores in writing. I also review and edit college application essays and provide useful tips that help students write more effectively. I have tutored numerous students in English, writing, and grammar throughout my professional experiences as a college consultant and as an SAT/ACT test-prep tutor.

Most Popular

English,

English

I have always had a good command of grammar all throughout my elementary, secondary, college, and adult years and have a strong knowledge base in English, grammar and usage, sentence structure, and paragraph organization. My 20+ years of teaching and counseling experience combined have strengthened my skills in the English language. As an English tutor, I have helped students with grammar, writing, editing, and proofreading. I often help students with their English writing assignments and help students improve their English skills according to the Common Core requirements for their grade level in English, reading and writing. As an educational consultant, I regularly help students with their college applications and college essays.
Writing

Writing

I have always had a good command of grammar all throughout my elementary, secondary, college, and adult years and have a strong knowledge base in English, grammar and usage, sentence structure, and paragraph organization. My 20+ years of teaching and counseling experience combined have strengthened my skills as a writer and editor. I have the ability to work with students of all ages, including middle and high school students, and adults seeking educational assistance. As a college consultant and SAT/ACT Writing tutor, I work with students on a regular basis to help them become more effective writers as well as to improve their test scores in writing. I also review and edit college application essays and provide useful tips that help students write more effectively. I have tutored numerous students in English, writing, and grammar throughout my professional experiences as a college consultant and as an SAT/ACT test-prep tutor.

Other

College Counseling

College Counseling

I am an Independent College Consultant and Expert, with 14 years of experience. I work with high school students and students seeking graduate school degrees and help guide them through the college planning and application process. I have a Masters degree in School Counseling, have worked as a college counselor in a high school setting, and currently have my own consulting business. I have PA certification in teaching and school counseling and have also attended several College Admissions training institutes. I have visited close to 300 colleges so I can help students choose colleges that will be a "good fit" for them.

Sports/Recreation

Fitness

Fitness

I have a Bachelors degree in Health and Physical Education and PA teaching certification for grades K-12. I have 15 years of teaching experience in this field. I currently teach an aerobics/Latin cardio exercise class and have been teaching this class for 10+ years. I am knowledgeable in health, exercise and fitness concepts.

Summer

Writing

Writing

I have always had a good command of grammar all throughout my elementary, secondary, college, and adult years and have a strong knowledge base in English, grammar and usage, sentence structure, and paragraph organization. My 20+ years of teaching and counseling experience combined have strengthened my skills as a writer and editor. I have the ability to work with students of all ages, including middle and high school students, and adults seeking educational assistance. As a college consultant and SAT/ACT Writing tutor, I work with students on a regular basis to help them become more effective writers as well as to improve their test scores in writing. I also review and edit college application essays and provide useful tips that help students write more effectively. I have tutored numerous students in English, writing, and grammar throughout my professional experiences as a college consultant and as an SAT/ACT test-prep tutor.

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

As a College admission's consultant and ACT tutor, I work with students to help them improve their ACT scores in English, reading and writing. I review with students the different types of questions found within those specific sections and provide strategies to help students improve their test-taking skills. We review grammar, punctuation, sentence structure and paragraph organization, and tips for writing a strong essay. As a college consultant, I also read and edit college essays on a regular basis and provide useful tips that help students write more effectively. I have tutored numerous students in English, writing and grammar throughout my professional experiences as a college admission's consultant and as a test-prep tutor.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

As a College consultant and ACT tutor, I work with students to help them improve their ACT scores in English, reading and writing. I review with students the different types of questions found within those specific sections and provide strategies to help students improve their test-taking skills. For the ACT Reading section, we work on the skills needed to be able to read through the 4 different types of passages that appear in the Reading Test. I help students practice reading for the main idea in each type of passage and help them learn how to answer the test questions using evidence-based reading. I have had great success as an ACT/SAT test-prep tutor, helping students improve their scores in the Reading, English, and Writing tests.
Career Development,

Career Development

As an educational consultant, I help students assess their career interests, explore possible college majors and occupations, and assess their strengths and career goals. I have 14 years of experience as a college consultant. Helping students match their personality type with career options is helpful as students start to evaluate different college options and majors. I can provide students with career development advice and information.
College Counseling,

College Counseling

I am an Independent College Consultant and Expert, with 14 years of experience. I work with high school students and students seeking graduate school degrees and help guide them through the college planning and application process. I have a Masters degree in School Counseling, have worked as a college counselor in a high school setting, and currently have my own consulting business. I have PA certification in teaching and school counseling and have also attended several College Admissions training institutes. I have visited close to 300 colleges so I can help students choose colleges that will be a "good fit" for them.
PSAT,

PSAT

As an educational consultant and SAT tutor, I work with students to help them either prepare for the PSAT/SAT or to improve their SAT scores in the reading and writing sections. I review with students the different types of questions found within those specific sections and provide strategies to help students understand how to tackle each section and/or improve their test-taking skills. I provide students with lots of practice and concentrate heavily on reading comprehension strategies. For writing, I review grammar rules, sentence structure, and how to prepare for and write a strong essay for the SAT. I have tutored many students as they prepare for the SAT and have seen great results.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

As a college admission's consultant and SAT tutor, I work with students to help them improve their SAT scores in the redesigned Evidence-Based Reading test, Writing and Language test, and SAT Essay. I review with students the different types of questions found in those specific sections and provide strategies to help students improve their test-taking skills. I provide students with lots of practice questions in all areas and concentrate heavily on reading comprehension and English grammar rules. I have tutored many students as they prepare for the SAT and have seen great results and improvement in test scores.
SAT Writing

SAT Writing

As a college admission's consultant and SAT writing tutor, I work with students on a regular basis to help them improve their SAT scores in writing. I review with students each area of the SAT writing section, including grammar and writing the essay. I provide tips and strategies for approaching the different types of questions on the SAT. I have a strong knowledge base in English, grammar and usage, sentence structure, and paragraph organization. As a college consultant, I also read and review essays on a regular basis and provide useful tips that help students write more effectively. I have tutored numerous students in writing and English throughout my professional experiences as a college consultant and as a test-prep writing tutor.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Connie got me ready for the ACT Reading and English sections. We worked through worksheets and sample tests in preparation. I feel ready for the test this weekend!

Caroline, 9 lessons with Connie

Very helpful and attentive

Connie was very helpful with and essay my daughter was writing. The conversed over the phone and as well as written messages. Connie’s advice was clear and my daughter was able to better edit her work with unbiased option helping.

Susan, 1 lesson with Connie

Great tips for some last minute prep

Connie was able to fit my daughter into her schedule for some last minute SAT prep before her testing. My daughter told me the instruction shared proved very helpful this morning at her first SAT. We look forward to getting some additional help for her ACT prep as well.

Susan, 1 lesson with Connie

Experienced-Qualified-Competent

I would not hesitate to recommend Connie to any parent looking for a professional and experienced tutor. Connie helped our son with his advanced high school English essay writing. She is very knowledgeable in this discipline and provided some useful tools to bring his essay writing to a higher level

Ted, 1 lesson with Connie

Knowledgeable tutor

Connie was very good at working through writing assignments with our 10 and 11 year olds. She made suggestions and gave them constructive feedback on how to work on their edits. Both of them are learning the process of re-reviewing and editing work to make it better.

Sharon, 48 lessons with Connie

Great

She helps you improve your reading skills a lot and she gives you many strategies to use during the test :)

Hyun-Young, 6 lessons with Connie

Knowledge and sweet

Connie and I had a very good start! She taught me the vogal sounds short and long. She could see where I need to work more in my pronounce. I know Connie will help me to improve my English. Thank you very much!!!

Ivania, 14 lessons with Connie

Connie's the Best!

Connie has been wonderful! She has been helping my 12yr old son with his writing assignments. She won my son over quite quickly and he looked forward to their time together. My sons grades in communications has improved and he feels more confident in his writing after help from Connie. I would defiantly recommend Connie as a tutor and plan to use her again when needed.

Anna, 11 lessons with Connie

Wonderful Tutor

Connie teaches my 15 year old son English. She is always well prepared for her tutoring. Try hard to let my son to do his best and try hard to match our schedules. When I wanted to switch tutoring from writing to reading, Connie switches too though she will spend more time on it. We are very happy by her wonderful job.

Sue, 74 lessons with Connie

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