With 8 years of teaching experience, I work with students of all levels and ages to improve English reading and writing skills.
I hold a teaching license in Maryland and hold a MS degree from Johns Hopkins University in Teaching & Learning and specialized in ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages).
At Harvard University, I received my M.Ed in Education Policy and Management and further refined my pedagogy. SAT, ACT, GRE, SSAT, PARCC, and any other standardized test preparation are my specialties. I am very familiar with common core curriculum, as I have taught in the public school system myself.
My students have shown dramatic growth in all writing areas: college essay writing, creative writing, timed writing, etc. I incorporate many mini lessons to improve students' vocabulary, grammar, structure, and logic within their writing.
Ms Annie helped me prepare for the SAT and all of my college application essays and short answers. I improved 230 points on my SAT overall, which ended up being higher than my initial goal! I really enjoyed writing and editing my college essays with Ms. Annie and feel very proud of the final versions. She helps you write clearly and think of ideas that really capture yourself. I'm currently waiting on my acceptance letters, but I honestly could not have done everything without Ms. Annie.
My son struggled throughout all 3 years in middle school with his English and writing classes until I found Ms. Annie. She has now worked with my son for a year and a half and we couldn't be more pleased with the progress. He has gained confidence in ways I never imagined and is getting all A's in his English class. She has been the best teacher for him by helping him with his reading/writing skills. He enjoys reading now and really understands the books in depth. I can't recommend Ms. Annie enough!
We would first communicate via phone or email to discuss individual goals. You are welcome to send me any writing samples or test reports so that I can prepare for our trial lesson.
I've taught literacy in a public school system for students in grades 1-8. I also teach reading and writing at Montgomery College for adult students of all levels.
I also tutored undergraduate students in writing-intensive courses at Boston College and understand what it takes to prepare for college-level writing.
M.Ed in Education Policy and Management - Harvard University
M.S. in Educational Studies: ESOL - Johns Hopkins
B.A. in Communication and Music - Boston College
120 minute lessons: $140
60 minute lessons: $75
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