I offer a FREE initial telephone consultation. I am KY and TN state certified in middle school math. I am a tutor and test prep coach. I prepare students for the ACT, PSAT, Praxis core (reading, writing, and math), elementary education multiple subjects (Praxis 5001, 5014, and 5018), and 15 other standardized exams. I have been educating students for more than 20 years, teaching and tutoring at two and four year colleges and universities as well as offering test prep courses and one on one ... [more]

Algebra 1

I am KY and TN state certified in middle school math. I taught developmental math and college math at two year colleges. I served as the math lab coordinator at Austin Peay State University for two years. I tutor Algebra most every day. I tutor middle and high school students who are challenged by the Algebra coursework. I coach future college students who need assistance on the math sections of the ACT and SAT. And I prep future nursing students who need to review math coursework for the TEAS, NLN-PAX, Kaplan, and HESI to gain admission into nursing school. I'm great at explaining basic Algebra concepts in multiple ways, so students can fully grasp the concepts.

Algebra 2

I taught developmental math and college math at colleges. I also spent a year in the public school system working as a fifth grade math coach. I served as math lab coordinator for Austin Peay State University for two years. I'm great at explaining basic Algebra concepts in multiple ways, so students can fully grasp the concepts. I tutor middle and high school students who need assistance with Algebra. I coach future college students who need to review Algebra concepts to excel in the math sections of the ACT and SAT. And I tutor future nursing students who need to review math coursework for the TEAS, NLN-PAX, and HESI in order to gain admission to nursing school.

American History

I love American history. I read non-fiction constantly. I won the Woodmen of the World American History award as a senior in high school. I have a 4.0 average in every history course, both American and world history, that I have ever studied at a college level. I would be thrilled to help your student excel in and enjoy American history.

Biology

I have a biology minor from Austin Peay State University with a 4.0 average. As a test prep coach, I tutor biology on a regular basis as many of my clients are hoping to attend nursing school (TEAS V, NLN-PAX, HESI, Kaplan Entrance Exam) or are competing for admission to college (ACT, SAT). I love studying and teaching the interrelationships between biology, chemistry, and physics.

Vocabulary

Grammar

I have a bachelor's degree in English with honors from Transylvania University. I taught ESL courses at Austin Peay State University. I also taught English composition and business communication at area two and four year colleges and universities.

European History

Geometry

I taught developmental math and college math at area college and universities. I served as math lab coordinator at Austin Peay State University for two years. I have worked as a test prep coach since 1997, prepare students for 17 different standardized exams. All these exams have a math section, so I tutor math, including geometry, on a regular basis. There truly is a way to understand and learn the formulas for area and volume. I'm great at explaining the basic concepts of geometry in multiple ways, so students can fully grasp the concepts.

Prealgebra

I am KY and TN state certified in middle school math. I taught developmental math and college math at two year colleges. I also spent a year at a public school as a fifth grade math coach. I served as the math lab coordinator at Austin Peay State University for two years. As a test prep coach, I tutor math on a daily basis. This almost always involves some degree of pre-algebra as students often need a review of the basics before moving on to more difficult mathematical problems. I'm great at explaining the basic math concepts in multiple ways, so students can fully grasp the concepts.

Precalculus

Reading

I have a Bachelor's degree in English with honors from Transylvania University.

Trigonometry

Writing

I have a bachelor's degree in English with honors from Transylvania University. I taught English composition and business communication at area colleges and universities. I teach and tutor English daily, and I am great at reviewing grammar as well as discussing essay structure.

English

I prep high school students for the AP English literature exam. All of my AP lit students achieved a score of 5 when they received their scores earlier this month. I have a bachelor's degree in English with honors from Transylvania University. I taught English composition and business communication at area colleges and universities. I have worked as a test prep coach since 1997, prepping students for 17 different standardized exams; all of these exams have at least one section that tests grammar and rhetoric skills. As a result, I teach and tutor English daily, and I am great at reviewing grammar as well as discussing essay structure. I am confident that I can assist your high school and/or college student and improve his/her English skills.

Literature

I have a bachelor's degree in English with honors from Transylvania University. My focus was American and British literature. Please ask me a question about Nathaniel Hawthorne or Charles Dickens...I taught English composition at colleges and state universities. I also have tutored students in literature for several years. I truly enjoy writing literary essays, critical analysis, etc. I am adept in all stages of the process - forming a thesis statement, developing an outline, creating the body of the paper, and editing the drafts. Having difficulty understanding a classic novel? I would be glad to help.

World History

Proofreading

I have a bachelor's degree with honors in English from Transylvania University. Earning this degree required writing original papers with minimal errors for four years. I taught English composition and business communication at state universities and two year colleges; I have literally graded thousands of papers written by college students. I know how to quickly find and correct errors both in grammar and in content. In addition, I worked as a proofreader/copy editor for a newspaper.

Physical Science

I have a minor in biology and advanced coursework in chemistry and physics. I emphasize test taking strategies that allow even a non-science loving student to achieve an exceptional passing score on tests. I truly enjoy explaining the interconnections between biology, chemistry, and physics.

ASVAB

Microbiology

I have a minor in biology from Austin Peay State University. Microbiology was part of my coursework.

PSAT

Half of my PSAT students last year were named National Merit Semi-Finalists. Using a combination of study guides and tutoring techniques, I helped students achieve a score in the 99th percentile on the October 2015 administration of the PSAT. The required preparation to excel on this exam breaks down into 3 areas. PSAT Reading - I emphasize test taking strategies that allow a slow reader and/or a student who simply doesn't enjoy reading to still achieve an exceptional score on this section of the PSAT. PSAT Writing and Language - this is basically a grammar test, and it is very similar to ACT English. I taught English composition and business communication at two and four year colleges and universities. PSAT Math - There are two math sections on the PSAT - one with calculator, and one without. I prepare the student for both. I taught developmental math and college math at area colleges and universities. I'm great at explaining basic math concepts in multiple ways so students fully grasp those concepts. I have been designing and teaching test prep courses, with great success, since 1997.

SSAT

I am KY and TN state certified in middle school math.

ACT Reading

I have helped juniors - including athletes - score a 34 and above in this section when they take the ACT for the very first time. This allows them to begin their senior year with the ACT scores they need to attend their first choice school already on their transcript. I have been designing and teaching ACT reading comprehension prep courses since 1997.

ACT English

I have helped juniors score a 34-36 in ACT English, allowing them to begin their senior year with the ACT scores they need to attend their first choice school already on their transcript. Athletes working with me often score a 28 in this section and a composite of 30 or higher when taking the ACT for the very first time.

ACT Math

When my students- including athletes - take the ACT for the first time, they often score a composite of 30 or above. I am great at explaining basic math concepts in multiple ways, so students can fully grasp those concepts. I have been designing and teaching ACT math prep courses, with great success, since 1997. I taught developmental math and college math at area colleges and universities.

ACT Science

The ACT science isn't about reading - it's about knowing when NOT to read and thus move through the section in an accurate, time efficient manner. Many of my high school juniors - including athletes - score a 32 or above in this section when taking the ACT for the first time. I have a minor in biology and advanced coursework in chemistry and physics. I emphasize test taking strategies that allow even a non-science loving student to achieve an exceptional score on this section of the ACT.

Elementary Math

I am KY and TN state certified in middle school math. I taught developmental math and college math at area colleges and universities. I spent a year as a fifth grade math coach in the public school system. I served as the math lab coordinator at Austin Peay State University for two years. I'm great at explaining basic math concepts in multiple ways so students can fully grasp those concepts.

Elementary Science

Study Skills

I am KY and TN state certified in middle school math. I am a tutor and test prep coach. For 20 years, I have worked with elementary and high school students, college students, and non-traditional students. Tutoring often begins with teaching the student how to study. In particular, annotation, time management, and organization are needed skills for successful study. In addition, techniques can be taught to improve both reading comprehension and reading speed. Learning when and how to take notes is an often needed yet overlooked skill. Test takers benefit from learning ways to maximize short term memory.

Zoology

I have an undergraduate minor in biology. My coursework included Animal Diversity (a zoology equivalent) with lab which I completed with an A. As a biology tutor, zoology is a topic that I frequently review with students. I also have a great deal of resource material on this topic.

Career Development

I help students create and improve their resumes. I also taught business communication at the local college for several semesters. As a test prep coach with graduate training in clinical psychology, I am often asked by students and their families to analyze the student's strengths and weaknesses and then recommend career options and specific steps to take to successfully enter that career.

College Counseling

For the past four years, I have assisted students, including talented students pursuing academic scholarships, with college applications and admissions. Several of my students have received half and full tuition academic scholarships. My background as a test prep coach and awareness of various deadlines assists me in guiding the student and his/her parents through the often challenging college admissions process. I can help the student determine if retaking college entrance exams is in his/her best interest. I also can recommend colleges and universities that best fit a student's talents and goals. I can help the student determine his/her goals and make advised decisions regarding the college admission process.

COOP/HSPT

I am KY and TN state certified in middle school math. I have a bachelor's degree in English with honors. I have been preparing students for standardized exams since 1997. Both the COOP and the HSPT are tightly timed tests with scoring systems similar to the ACT. The main difference between the two is the length of the exams, with the HSPT containing approximately 118 more questions than the COOP. I daily tutor all the topics included on both exams. I'm great at explaining the basic math concepts tested on both exams in multiple ways, so students can fully grasp the concepts. Some students are concerned about their reading speed. I emphasize test taking strategies that compensate for that. I also teach students time management strategies that allow them to complete the exams in the the time allotted.

ISEE

I am KY and TN state certified in middle school math. I have a bachelor's degree in English with honors. I have been preparing students for standardized exams since 1997. I daily tutor all the topics covered on the ISEE. I'm great at explaining the basic math concepts tested on the exam in multiple ways, so students can fully grasp the concepts. Some students are concerned about their reading speed. I emphasize test taking strategies that compensate for that. I also teach students time management strategies that allow them to complete the exam in the time allotted.

Praxis

I have successfully prepared numerous students for the Praxis core (reading, writing, and math), elementary education content knowledge (Praxis 5018), middle school math content (5169), and middle school content knowledge (5146). Students benefit greatly from math reviews (including math formulas), drills, strategy, and time management techniques. I have prepared students for standardized exams for 20 years. I also taught English composition, developmental math, and college math at two and four year colleges and universities. I have a degree in English with honors and a minor in biology. My experience helps me analyze the student's academic weaknesses and prep them to be a successful Praxis candidate.

Film

As part of my English major (with honors) at Transylvania University, I took a film course and made an A. After graduation, I worked for several years as a film critic for newspapers in Florida. I love movies, so I still spend a great deal of time at the theater or at home, studying film. I rewatched the classic "Anatomy of a Murder" last night. And when the Oscars roll around, I will be hosting my annual party.

STAAR

I am KY and TN state certified in middle school math. As a tutor and test prep coach, I teach the material on the STAAR exam daily. I have been preparing students for all four sections of the ACT since I first offered the course at Austin Peay State University in 1997. I regularly tutor students in English, literature, math, US history, and biology. I have a bachelor's degree in English with honors from Transylvania University. I have a minor in biology from Austin Peay State University.

Homeschool

English: I have a bachelor's degree with honors in English. I taught English composition and business communication at two and four year colleges and universities. Math: I am KY and TN state certified in middle school math. I taught developmental math and college math at area colleges and universities. I'm great at explaining basic math concepts in multiple ways so students can fully grasp those concepts. Science: I have a minor in biology and advanced coursework in chemistry and physics.