Hi everyone! My name is Samantha and I may be the ideal tutor for you! In 2011 I graduate from Syracuse University with a Bachelor's degree in English Education (I majored in English and Secondary Education. I also minored in American History). I have a Masters in English Literature from Salem State University and have many years of tutoring experience. I currently work as a 9th grade ELA teacher at a local high school. Prior to that, I taught 7th and 8th grade Reading in Boston for thre... [more]
I have a minor in American History from Syracuse University. I also have experience teaching a Social Studies based Reading curriculum, which gave me a broader view of History and Geography.
As a Reading teacher, and with my background and certification in English Education I have a lot of experience with vocabulary. Whether it is learning content area appropriate vocabulary, using context clues to learn new words, or just building up a student's vocabulary I have acquired many strategies that can help a student succeed in this area.
I am a certified English teacher. I also incorporate grammar instruction into the Reading curriculum that I am currently teaching.
I am currently a middle school Reading teacher. I have been in this position for almost two years. During my time in this position I have developed a new Reading curriculum, as well as a Formative Assessment that can be used to collect data on the progress students make in the development on essential Reading skills.
As a certified English teacher and two years of experience as a Reading teacher I have had a chance to help students develop their writing in many different ways. Whether it is narrative, poetry, persuasive, or essay writing, I have developed strategies to help students succeed.
I am a certified English teacher. I also have a degree in English and Secondary Education from Syracuse University. I am currently in the process of receiving my masters in English from Salem State University.
I am a certified English teacher and am currently teaching middle school Reading. These experiences have helped me to become familiar with a variety of young adult literature.
My experience as a Reading teacher for two years, as well as my background and certification in English Education has given me a lot of experience with proofreading skills.
I am able to help students develop study skills by teaching them strategies that they can use to improve their own learning. In the past I have helped students develop note taking systems that are appropriate to their specific needs, as well as taught them a variety of study strategies. These strategies include but are not limited to, flash cards, review sheets, study guides, outlines, double entry journals, and even illustrations for the visual learner. I also have a background with literacy skills as I have been a middle school reading teacher for two years. These skills can help students to access and engage with a text rather than just surface read it.