Over 500 tutoring hours

ANNA S.

Wilkes Barre, PA

$45/hour

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

Background check passed as of 12/7/14
5.0 average from 220 ratings
AWESOME!
— Angela, Peckville, PA on 2/16/16

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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

Policies
Cancellation
36 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
Background Check: Passed

"AWESOME!"

- Angela, Peckville, PA on 2/16/16

"Absolutely AMAZING!!!"

- Stacey, Wilkes Barre, PA on 3/24/16

"Great tutor"

- Thenral, Irving, TX on 2/24/16

"Great Tutor"

- Kristen, Shavertown, PA on 2/23/16

"She was outstanding"

- Joyce, Smyrna, SC on 2/10/16

"Pedagogic, enthusiastic, and lucid"

- Oskar, Royersford, PA on 12/31/15

"Anna is a great tutor."

- Corinne, Honesdale, PA on 11/26/15

"Great Tutor"

- Megan, Scranton, PA on 10/12/15

"Amazing exceptional tutor"

- Willow, Scranton, PA on 8/24/15

"Amazing SAT/ACT tudor!"

- Cassie, Pittston, PA on 7/1/15

"A great Knowledgeable, Nice, & Organized Tutor"

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

"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
Math:
Algebra 1, Elementary Math, Prealgebra
English:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
College Counseling,
GRE, Praxis,
PSAT, SAT Reading
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
American History, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Music History,
Social Studies,
World History
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
GRE, Public Speaking

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.

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)

AWESOME! — Anna began tutoring my 6 year old daughter, Addison, in the middle of the second quarter. Within that month and a half, her language arts grade increased 3 points and her reading level went up 4 levels. She is patient with Addison when she becomes antsy after a long day. Anna always comes on time and with a selection of books for Addison to read. She assessed Addison's strengths and weaknesses qui ...

— Angela, Peckville, PA on 2/16/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 36 hours notice required

Travel policy

ANNA will travel within 40 miles of Wilkes Barre, PA 18702.