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Connie P.

Pittsburgh, PA

$50/hour

Experienced SAT/ACT Reading, English and Writing Tutor

500+ Hours
Background check passed as of 2/17/14
4.9 average from 169 ratings
Could Not Ask for More
— Sharon, Pittsburgh, PA on 11/11/15

$50/Hour


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University of Georgia
Health, Physical Ed
University of Pittsburgh
MEd

Education

University of Georgia (Health, Physical Ed)

University of Pittsburgh (MEd)

About Connie

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.
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 Read more

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Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Background Check: Passed

"Could Not Ask for More"

- Sharon, Pittsburgh, PA on 11/11/15

"Great tips for some last minute prep"

- Susan, Pittsburgh, PA on 1/21/17

"Experienced-Qualified-Competent"

- Ted, Allison Park, PA on 12/29/16

"Knowledgeable tutor"

- Sharon, Pittsburgh, PA on 8/18/16

"Great"

- Hyun-Young, Gibsonia, PA on 6/8/16

"Knowledge and sweet"

- Ivania, Pittsburgh, PA on 5/21/16

"Connie's the Best!"

- Anna, Pittsburgh, PA on 3/5/16

"Wonderful Tutor"

- Sue, Imperial, PA on 1/19/16

"Outstanding tutor!"

- Corina, Trenton, NJ on 1/2/16

"Responsible Tutor"

- Chi, Pittsburgh, PA on 12/27/15

"Excellent Experience"

- Maria, Pittsburgh, PA on 10/31/14

"Excellent Tutor!"

- Jithesh, Pittsburgh, PA on 8/3/14

"Great tutor for my junior's SAT prep"

- Sue, Pittsburgh, PA on 2/10/14
Elementary Education:
Grammar
Business:
Career Development
Sports/Recreation:
Fitness

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

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

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

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 12 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

I am an Independent College Consultant and Expert, with 12 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

University of Georgia
Health, Physical Ed
University of Pittsburgh
MEd

Education

University of Georgia (Health, Physical Ed)

University of Pittsburgh (MEd)

Could Not Ask for More

I chose Connie to assist my grandson with his SAT/ACT scores in reading/writing based on others' testimonials. Connie was able to establish rapport, which is so critical to the learning process, with my grandson, who appeared to have much respect for her. She was reliable and dependable in all respects throughout the tutoring process. I don't think anyone could find a finer tutor. However, my

— Sharon, Pittsburgh, PA on 11/11/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Connie will travel within 20 miles of Pittsburgh, PA 15217.