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ANNA S.

Scranton, PA

$40/hr

GRE, SAT, ACT, Reading, Writing, & Study Skills

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Background check passed as of 12/7/14
4.9 Avg. Rating
 
 
112 Ratings
 
 
2hrs Response Time
A great Knowledgeable, Nice, & Organized Tutor
— Heidi, Hawley, PA on 6/7/15

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Saint Vincent College
HISTORY POLI SCIEN
East Stroudsburg University
Master's
King''s College
MEd

Education

Saint Vincent College (HISTORY POLI SCIEN)

East Stroudsburg University (Master's)

King''s College (MEd)

About ANNA

Hello! My name is Anna and I am an experienced tutor in the Scranton area seeking pupils who want to improve their writing, reading, and test-taking skills. I have a bachelor's degree in both history and political science and minors in education and music from Saint Vincent College, a nationally-rated liberal arts school in the Pittsburgh area. I received my master's degree in history from East Stroudsburg in May 2015, where I worked for two years as a graduate and teaching assistant. My passion for academia and insatiable desire to learn is the main impetus for my application to History PhD programs and aspirations to become a university history professor.

I have taken the SAT's, Praxis, and GRE exams and have been involved in extensive preparatory classes for those exams. The students I tutor have the benefit of my effective study strategies and test-prep experience; most of those who work with me to prepare for the Praxis and SAT have all achieved their desired scores. My expertise and tutoring experience also extends to helping students create college application materials: resumes, admission essays, and cover letters that stand out. Also, as an employee of the Saint Vincent Admissions office as Director of Training for four years, I have garnered an astute sense of what quality higher education institutions are looking for in terms of college applications and interviews.

In addition to helping your son or daughter excel in their current elementary, high school, or college courses, I look forward to developing the necessary goals, skills, and other critical tools that will ensure that they achieve their educational goals beyond their graduation. Initially, I prefer to meet with both parent and student to establish tutoring goals and discuss learning strengths and challenges. Then, students are welcome to make their own regular appointment times at their own convenience and in the location of their choice. Please contact me at any time to discuss your student's needs.
Hello! My name is Anna and I am an experienced tutor in the Scranton area seeking pupils who want to improve their writing, reading, and test-taking skills. I have a bachelor's degree in both Read more

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Cancellation
36 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Scranton, PA 18510
Background Check: Passed

"A great Knowledgeable, Nice, & Organized Tutor "

- Heidi, Hawley, PA on 6/7/15

"Amazing exceptional tutor "

- Willow, Scranton, PA on 8/23/15

"Amazing SAT/ACT tudor!"

- Cassie , Pittston, PA on 6/30/15

"A great Tutor"

- Abdulaziz, Scranton, PA on 5/13/15

"Excellent!"

- Brendan, Scranton, PA on 11/5/14

"Absolutely the Best"

- Abdul, Scranton, PA on 5/22/14

"Great Tutor!"

- Sandy, Jessup, PA on 3/27/14

"Very good and patient tutor."

- John, Wilkes Barre, PA on 2/9/14
English:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
American History, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Music History,
Social Studies,
World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
GRE, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
ESL/ESOL, Piano,
Reading, SAT Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
College Counseling,
GRE, Praxis,
PSAT, SAT Reading
Corporate Training:
College Counseling,
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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College Counseling

I have worked with junior and senior high school students in preparation for the SATs, particularly the writing and verbal sections. I have also worked for four years at Saint Vincent College's Admissions department as co-director of training and Admission Ambassador to the college. I specialize in writing admission essays, resumes, mock college interviews, and other skills and items to include in a student's portfolio.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have an Education minor from Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, PA. I have taken classes on teaching pedagogy, students with special needs, and have also independently taught a 10-week long class for homeschooled students. Additionally, I have experience teaching social studies, reading, English, and music to elementary age students in Burrell School District and Greensburg Diocese schools. My experience entails lesson planning, crafting graphic organizers, study guides, and posters, as well as evaluating student feedback and actual instruction of children K-6.

Music History

I have a minor in both Music and Education and a bachelor's degree in History from Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, PA. I have coached students at summer camps in music history, and am also a musician; I play piano and am a vocalist. I specialize in coaching students with or without a music background for their high school or college music history courses.

Phonics

Phonics is a subject I have experience in from teaching experience as well as informal babysitting homework help. With my educational background, I am able to utilize many popular and effective strategies that is compatible with the strategies your child is learning in school today. I focus on helping the students build from simple word sounds and letter combinations to syllabic breakdown and patterns that can be put together to form words the student can add to their mastered reading list! My phonics tutoring is game-based so as to keep the student's attention and build confidence.

Piano

I specialize in teaching beginner piano players who have little or no experience as a musician or reading music. Students will be exposed to music theory as well as finger placement and music reading skills, so that they can apply the technique and rules to any level of song or piece.

Praxis

I am an experienced tutor in Praxis I preparation. I typically assess a student's competence in the reading, writing, and math section, then personalize my approach according to their readiness level for the exam. Once students have a test date scheduled, I draft a manageable study plan that has them focus on "chunks" of reading, math, writing, or vocabulary building.

I have taken preparation courses for the Praxis I, and have also then mentored other students at a College preparing for the exam. In addition to coaching students on navigating the types of problems typical of the Praxis I exam, I help them to improve their overall writing skills and reading comprehension with simulated whole practice tests and essay completion.

Public Speaking

I have tutored high school and middle school-age students in subject areas as well as in organization and public speaking skills. I have experience as co-director of training at Saint Vincent College Admission Office and was charged with exercising public speaking skills at college events and on tours, as well as when training and interviewing new tour guides. I am prepared to teach any student the tools to gaining confidence and delivering a refined public speaking presentation, whether for school, a club, etc.

Social Studies

I have a degree in Political Science and History from Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, PA. I worked as a tutor for the History department for the 2012-2013 academic year. Additionally, I have field experience as a social studies teacher in public schools in PA.

Study Skills

I have experience coaching students of varying ages how to become organized and responsible with their homework, assignments, and study materials, as well as tutoring these students for a particular exam or improving their grade in a specific course. I specialize in tutoring students on note-taking, critical reading, and test-taking strategies.

Saint Vincent College
HISTORY POLI SCIEN
East Stroudsburg University
Master's
King''s College
MEd

Education

Saint Vincent College (HISTORY POLI SCIEN)

East Stroudsburg University (Master's)

King''s College (MEd)

A great Knowledgeable, Nice, & Organized Tutor — Anna has worked with my son a lot on SAT and ACT testing. He meets weekly with her and has never dreaded it and realizes how much she has truly helped him. She is well prepared, very nice, and extremely knowledgeable. You cannot go wrong with her. Thanks Again Anna! ...

— Heidi, Hawley, PA on 6/7/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 36 hours notice required

Travel policy

ANNA will travel within 40 miles of Scranton, PA 18510.

Background Check Status for ANNA S.

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