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Ashleigh F.

Pittsburgh, PA

$60/hour

Reading, Writing, Research, SAT, Literature Keystone Exam prep

In-person lessons
5.0 average from 1 ratings

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Allegheny College
English
University of Pittsburgh
MEd

Education

Allegheny College (English)

University of Pittsburgh (MEd)

About Ashleigh

As a lifelong reader and writer, I have loved working with students of all ages in both one-on-one capacities and as a high school English teacher. I graduated from Allegheny College magna cum laude with a degree in English and an award for writing the best senior thesis in the English department. At the University of Pittsburgh, I graduated with a 4.0 and a M.Ed. in secondary education English.

Though I am taking my talents in close reading, writing, editing, and public speaking to the corporate sector and "graduating" after ten years in tenth grade, I am excited to continue to work one-on-one with learners. I have tutored students in elementary school through university level, targeting writing, research, and test prep. I was the only English teacher in my school district responsible for preparing students for the Keystone Exam in Literature, and in one year I raised proficiency from 79% to 93%. I am extremely focused on results and work best with students when we can have an honest dialogue about goals and expectations.

I have some foolproof "tricks" my writers have benefited from to polish their writing, turning run-on sentences into sophisticated, polished prose. I also have measurable results in helping student improve their scores on exams like the SATs, particularly the reading, writing, and grammatical sections.

I look forward to meeting you to discuss your learning needs!
As a lifelong reader and writer, I have loved working with students of all ages in both one-on-one capacities and as a high school English teacher. I graduated from Allegheny College magna cum laude with a degree in English and an award for Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Pittsburgh, PA 15229
In-person lessons
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking

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Public Speaking

As a teacher of public speaking, I worked with high school students who were largely terrified to be freshmen at all, let alone freshmen in a course that would require them to speak in front me and their peers! I am an expert in providing speakers with techniques that will mitigate their nerves and bolster their confidence. Public speaking was my greatest fear for much of my youth, and since I managed to turn this weakness into a pronounced strength, I know how to motivate students who are as fearful as I once was.

Allegheny College
English
University of Pittsburgh
MEd

Education

Allegheny College (English)

University of Pittsburgh (MEd)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Ashleigh will travel within 15 miles of Pittsburgh, PA 15229.