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Leslie D.

Encouraging Academic Coach For English, Writing, and Test Prep Skills

Encouraging Academic Coach For English, Writing, and Test Prep Skills

$35/hour

  • 510 hours tutoring

  • Wexford, PA 15090

About Leslie


Bio

My degree is in English, with a minor in Psychology from the University of Alabama, but my years of homeschooling, private tutoring and college level tutoring have given me a versatility in other subjects. In addition, I have completed coursework in Biology and have worked in healthcare.
I have worked with students of all ages and abilities, including EAL students from eight countries.
I have also been a success coach for college, which means that I can work to improve your student's...

My degree is in English, with a minor in Psychology from the University of Alabama, but my years of homeschooling, private tutoring and college level tutoring have given me a versatility in other subjects. In addition, I have completed coursework in Biology and have worked in healthcare.
I have worked with students of all ages and abilities, including EAL students from eight countries.
I have also been a success coach for college, which means that I can work to improve your student's study strategies and testing skills. The key to productive tutoring is to realize that " one size does not fit all" for students. Since learning styles and strengths are unique for each student, so are my methods. The best part of my job is working with the students individually and helping them realize their capabilities. Working with parents and setting goals is also an important factor for success!
I enjoy watching my students succeed! I am a professional writer and certified editor (American Copy Editors Society) and am familiar with various style guides (MLA, APA, AP, Chicago (Turabian), so I love to proofread papers. I am here to help!


Education

University of Alabama
English

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $35
  • Rate details: Group rates are $20 per student per hour.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Wexford, PA 15090
  • Lesson cancellation: 1 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 8/1/2017

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I have worked with high school and college aged students on public speaking. As a veteran of my school's debate team and school theatrical productions, I have helped students improve their the quality of their presentations or performance in plays, including working with students in regional Shakespearean competitions.

Corporate Training

Grammar,

Grammar

Good grammar is an asset to everyone who has it. Knowing the rules makes writing and speaking easier.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

Having my degree in English and having experience as a certified (ACES) editor, I know that there is nothing that says professional like clean copy. It is always good to have a seasoned pair of eyes make sure that your words present the best image of you, whether it is an academic or professional.
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I have worked with high school and college aged students on public speaking. As a veteran of my school's debate team and school theatrical productions, I have helped students improve their the quality of their presentations or performance in plays, including working with students in regional Shakespearean competitions.

Elementary Education

Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

Math can be so fun and there can be so many ways to learn it. In Elementary Math, there are a lot of interesting topics: fractions, decimals, division,subtraction, just to name a few. Let's find the way that works for you!
Elementary Science,

Elementary Science

From biology to earth science, I can make science fun for your elementary student. From my experience of teaching homeschool science in a co-op setting, I can help make this subject fascinating through different learning experiences.
Grammar,

Grammar

Good grammar is an asset to everyone who has it. Knowing the rules makes writing and speaking easier.
Spelling,

Spelling

Knowing root words and families always helps make spelling easier, plus knowing the rules of spelling and pronouncing words. I can help dissect the task to make it easy for your student.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

My credentials are that I homeschooled both my children and now they are both in honor societies and have scholarships at their respective schools. Furthermore, I have privately tutored many students, both in the homeschool and traditional setting, and I am currently working as a professional tutor in a community college. My primary duties there include working with students that need remedial work to pass college placement tests. Each student is unique, and so I tailor strategies to the type of learning that works best for them.
Vocabulary

Vocabulary

The road to a good vocabulary is long, but not hard. Learning the roots of our language gives you big building blocks toward success.

English

ACT English,

ACT English

Test prep and strategies
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

Getting ready for the ACT doesn't have to be difficult. Learning composition, grammar, vocabulary and test skills puts you ahead of the game. Practice makes perfect!
English,

English

English has many components: vocabulary, grammar, composition, and literature. Skills in all these areas help your student be an excellent reader and writer.
Grammar,

Grammar

Good grammar is an asset to everyone who has it. Knowing the rules makes writing and speaking easier.
Literature,

Literature

Everyone loves a good book, or do they? If you struggle with understanding the nuances of a novel, or strategies of a story, the setting, characters, plot or theme, help is here.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

Having my degree in English and having experience as a certified (ACES) editor, I know that there is nothing that says professional like clean copy. It is always good to have a seasoned pair of eyes make sure that your words present the best image of you, whether it is an academic or professional.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I have worked with high school and college aged students on public speaking. As a veteran of my school's debate team and school theatrical productions, I have helped students improve their the quality of their presentations or performance in plays, including working with students in regional Shakespearean competitions.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

Getting ready for the SAT doesn't have to be difficult. Learning composition, grammar, vocabulary and test skills puts you ahead of the game. Practice makes perfect!
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

The best way to get ready for the SAT writing test is have practice essays. By critiquing your writing, I can give you the edge you need. The tools you need are good grammar, vocabulary, sentence structure and critical thinking. Write like a pro!
Spelling,

Spelling

Knowing root words and families always helps make spelling easier, plus knowing the rules of spelling and pronouncing words. I can help dissect the task to make it easy for your student.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

The road to a good vocabulary is long, but not hard. Learning the roots of our language gives you big building blocks toward success.
Writing

Writing

I have worked as a college English tutor for eight years so I love to improve papers, applications and personal essays to make them shine!

History

American History,

American History

History sometimes is perceived as a bunch of dates, but it is also events that shape our lives. Our current living conditions are a direct result of our history. Why are we the country we are today? American history tells you!
World History

World History

History sometimes is perceived as a bunch of dates, but it is also events that shape our lives. Our current living conditions are a direct result of our history. History is so much more interesting when it is done, with activities and hands-on learning.

Homeschool

Biology,

Biology

While completing my Biology coursework at the University of Alabama Medical Center, I worked in medical research and in clinical settings. I have a certification in Health Information Technology and have done projects for medical publishers such as Wolters Klower Lippincott Wilkins and Williams.
English,

English

English has many components: vocabulary, grammar, composition, and literature. Skills in all these areas help your student be an excellent reader and writer.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

Getting ready for the SAT doesn't have to be difficult. Learning composition, grammar, vocabulary and test skills puts you ahead of the game. Practice makes perfect!
Spelling,

Spelling

Knowing root words and families always helps make spelling easier, plus knowing the rules of spelling and pronouncing words. I can help dissect the task to make it easy for your student.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

My credentials are that I homeschooled both my children and now they are both in honor societies and have scholarships at their respective schools. Furthermore, I have privately tutored many students, both in the homeschool and traditional setting, and I am currently working as a professional tutor in a community college. My primary duties there include working with students that need remedial work to pass college placement tests. Each student is unique, and so I tailor strategies to the type of learning that works best for them.
Writing

Writing

I have worked as a college English tutor for eight years so I love to improve papers, applications and personal essays to make them shine!

Most Popular

Biology,

Biology

While completing my Biology coursework at the University of Alabama Medical Center, I worked in medical research and in clinical settings. I have a certification in Health Information Technology and have done projects for medical publishers such as Wolters Klower Lippincott Wilkins and Williams.
English,

English

English has many components: vocabulary, grammar, composition, and literature. Skills in all these areas help your student be an excellent reader and writer.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

My credentials are that I homeschooled both my children and now they are both in honor societies and have scholarships at their respective schools. Furthermore, I have privately tutored many students, both in the homeschool and traditional setting, and I am currently working as a professional tutor in a community college. My primary duties there include working with students that need remedial work to pass college placement tests. Each student is unique, and so I tailor strategies to the type of learning that works best for them.
Writing

Writing

I have worked as a college English tutor for eight years so I love to improve papers, applications and personal essays to make them shine!

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

My credentials are that I homeschooled both my children and now they are both in honor societies and have scholarships at their respective schools. Furthermore, I have privately tutored many students, both in the homeschool and traditional setting, and I am currently working as a professional tutor in a community college. My primary duties there include working with students that need remedial work to pass college placement tests. Each student is unique, and so I tailor strategies to the type of learning that works best for them.

Science

Biology,

Biology

While completing my Biology coursework at the University of Alabama Medical Center, I worked in medical research and in clinical settings. I have a certification in Health Information Technology and have done projects for medical publishers such as Wolters Klower Lippincott Wilkins and Williams.
Psychology

Psychology

Psychology is a a science like no other, It contains anatomy of the brain and the nervous system, and many approaches to why and how we think. The study of these mental processes and the pioneers of these studies are part of the examination of psychology.

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

My credentials are that I homeschooled both my children and now they are both in honor societies and have scholarships at their respective schools. Furthermore, I have privately tutored many students, both in the homeschool and traditional setting, and I am currently working as a professional tutor in a community college. My primary duties there include working with students that need remedial work to pass college placement tests. Each student is unique, and so I tailor strategies to the type of learning that works best for them.

Summer

Biology,

Biology

While completing my Biology coursework at the University of Alabama Medical Center, I worked in medical research and in clinical settings. I have a certification in Health Information Technology and have done projects for medical publishers such as Wolters Klower Lippincott Wilkins and Williams.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

My credentials are that I homeschooled both my children and now they are both in honor societies and have scholarships at their respective schools. Furthermore, I have privately tutored many students, both in the homeschool and traditional setting, and I am currently working as a professional tutor in a community college. My primary duties there include working with students that need remedial work to pass college placement tests. Each student is unique, and so I tailor strategies to the type of learning that works best for them.
Writing

Writing

I have worked as a college English tutor for eight years so I love to improve papers, applications and personal essays to make them shine!

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

Test prep and strategies
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

Getting ready for the ACT doesn't have to be difficult. Learning composition, grammar, vocabulary and test skills puts you ahead of the game. Practice makes perfect!
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

Getting ready for the SAT doesn't have to be difficult. Learning composition, grammar, vocabulary and test skills puts you ahead of the game. Practice makes perfect!
SAT Writing

SAT Writing

The best way to get ready for the SAT writing test is have practice essays. By critiquing your writing, I can give you the edge you need. The tools you need are good grammar, vocabulary, sentence structure and critical thinking. Write like a pro!

Resources

Leslie has shared 8 articles on Wyzant Resources.

Go to Leslie’s resources

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (117 ratings)
5 star
(106)
4 star
(9)
3 star
(1)
2 star
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1 star
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Reviews

Great help

Leslie was quick to reply to a request for help and appeared to really care about the success of the student. Highly recommended. For those who are not used to using the online Wyzant features, Leslie is a great guide and inspiration.

Kate, 1 lesson with Leslie

Super kind, understanding, and VERY helpful!

I went over Psychology one day so far, but scheduled myself to meet with her weekly. Just upon meeting her, she welcomed me with open arms, and a bunch of helpful tips to help me succeed! She also came super prepared with a few books dealing with my specific topic! Look forward to our future lessons! Highly recommend!!

Madison, 3 lessons with Leslie

Big Help!

Leslie did a nice job going thru the ACT prep for my daughter. It is really helping her confidence getting ready for the test. We plan on doing another session for prep.

Patrick, 3 lessons with Leslie

Great!

My daughter got the lesson last week. My daughter love her very much. We are happy she teaches our daughter. We hope our daughter will get a big progress with the help of her. Thank you Leslie.

Kai, 47 lessons with Leslie

Very good tutor!

Mrs. D is a very good tutor and she helped my son a lot with his English writing and speech. Thank you, Mrs. D!

Melanie, 117 lessons with Leslie

Great teacher!

Leslie helped my son with his SAT reading and writing. She helped him a lot on understanding grammar, the structure of the sentences.

Emma, 85 lessons with Leslie
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Leslie D.

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