Phillip P.


Phillip P.

Tutor

Farmington, MI 48331

Will travel 25 miles

$140 per hour.

5.0 100 ratings

Award-winning PhD educator: English, reading, writing, ACT,(P)SAT

I have 17 years of experience in education, serving as an English teacher, assistant principal, principal, curriculum director, and educational consultant. My Bachelor's degree is in English Language and Literature for secondary education, my Master's degree is in literature, and my Education Specialist degree and Ph.D. are both in educational leadership. I hold an active teaching certificate in both English and psychology for grades 6-12, my administrative certificate spans grades K-12, an... [more]


Vocabulary

Over the course of my 17-year career in education, I have helped countless students to gain confidence in their reading, writing, and speaking abilities through a more precise and expansive vocabulary.


Grammar

I have helped students and professionals develop their skills in using proper English grammar conventions for 17 years, including through editing their written work. I have worked with students from all levels: elementary, middle school, high school, undergraduate, and Ph.D. I also have worked with adults on the grammar concepts related to professional/technical writing. I also have experience working with students and adults for whom English is a second language.


Writing

I taught the following high school English classes at North Farmington High School during my 8-year teaching career: -AP Language and Composition (11th-12th Grades) -AP Literature and Composition (11th-12th Grades) -Honors English 10 (10th Grade) -Introduction to Literature (9th Grade) -American Literature (10th Grade) -World Literature (11th Grade) -Writing Lab (9th-12th Grades) Additional Information: -My Secondary English Teacher Certification (Grades 6-12) remains active. -I served as a National Advanced Placement Reader for The College Board for the AP English Language and Composition Exam (I scored essays for this annual AP exam) -My Bachelor's Degree (BS) is in English Language and Literature -My Master's Degree (MA) is in English Literature -My Specialist's Degree (Ed.S.) is in Educational Leadership -My Doctorate Degree (Ph.D.) is in Educational Leadership Awards: -Only K-12 educator selected to the Oakland County Executive's Elite 40 Under 40 Class of 2016 -Scholar of Excellence for Dept. of Leadership and Counseling at Eastern Michigan University -Rookie of the Year at North Farmington High School as Assistant Principal -Teacher of the Year at North Farmington High School -Listed on "Who?s Who Among America?s Teachers" -Exceptional Educator Award from Eastern Michigan University -Most Influential Teacher as Selected by University of Michigan Distinguished Student -Recognized by Several ?Academic All-Stars? in the Farmington Observer and Detroit Free Press as their Most Influential Teacher Presentations: -"Improving Student Writing Proficiency through School Improvement Initiatives" at the Michigan Department of Education School Improvement Conference -"Best Practices in Teaching Language and Literature" at Eastern Michigan University -"The Influence of a Teacher?s Beliefs and Reflection on the Enactment of the English Language Arts Common Core State Standards? at the Michigan Association of Professors of Educational Administration Symposium -"Improving Student Writing and Reducing the Achievement Gap" at Eastern Michigan University -"Acquisition of Language" at Eastern Michigan University


English

I taught the following high school English classes at North Farmington High School during my 8-year teaching career: -AP Language and Composition (11th-12th Grades) -AP Literature and Composition (11th-12th Grades) -Honors English 10 (10th Grade) -Introduction to Literature (9th Grade) -American Literature (10th Grade) -World Literature (11th Grade) -Writing Lab (9th-12th Grades) Additional Information: -My Secondary English Teacher Certification (Grades 6-12) remains active. -I served as a National Advanced Placement Reader for The College Board for the AP English Language and Composition Exam (I scored essays for this annual AP exam) -My Bachelor's Degree (BS) is in English Language and Literature -My Master's Degree (MA) is in English Literature -My Specialist's Degree (Ed.S.) is in Educational Leadership -My Doctorate Degree (Ph.D.) is in Educational Leadership -I presented on "Improving Student Writing Proficiency through School Improvement Initiatives" at the Michigan Department of Education School Improvement Conference Awards: -Only K-12 educator selected to the Oakland County Executive's Elite 40 Under 40 Class of 2016 -Scholar of Excellence for Dept. of Leadership and Counseling at Eastern Michigan University -Rookie of the Year at North Farmington High School as Assistant Principal -Teacher of the Year at North Farmington High School -Listed on "Who?s Who Among America?s Teachers" -Exceptional Educator Award from Eastern Michigan University -Most Influential Teacher as Selected by University of Michigan Distinguished Student -Recognized by Several ?Academic All-Stars? in the Farmington Observer and Detroit Free Press as their Most Influential Teacher


Literature

My Bachelor's Degree (BS) is in English Language and Literature and my Master's Degree (MA) is in English Literature. Plus, I taught the following high school English classes at a High School during my eight-year teaching career: -AP Language and Composition (11th-12th Grades) -AP Literature and Composition (11th-12th Grades) -Honors English 10 (10th Grade) -Introduction to Literature (9th Grade) -American Literature (10th Grade) -World Literature (11th Grade) -Writing Lab (9th-12th Grades) Furthermore, I served as a National Advanced Placement Reader for The College Board for the AP English Language and Composition Exam (I scored essays for this annual AP exam), and I gave a presentation on "Best Practices in Teaching Language and Literature" at Eastern Michigan University, as well.


Proofreading

I have 10 years of tutoring experience working with high school and college students (undergraduate through Ph.D.) on proofreading their writing, offering revision and editing support. I did not hire an outside editor for my own 274-page dissertation, which is a rare occurrence, as I was able to fully proofread my own work. Furthermore, I taught high school English at a High School for eight years, which gave me a tremendous amount of experience proofreading students' writing. I served as a National Advanced Placement Reader for The College Board for the AP English Language and Composition Exam, which means I scored essays for the annual AP exam. My Bachelor's Degree (BS) is in English Language and Literature, and my Master's Degree (MA) is in English Literature. My Secondary English Teacher Certification (Grades 6-12) remains active.


SAT Reading

SAT Reading preparation is one of my foremost specialty areas, and I thoroughly enjoy helping students improve their reading comprehension skills while also sharing proven strategies specific to succeeding on the SAT Reading test. I teach an SAT preparation course in Farmington Hills, and I tutor individual students on all sections of the SAT, as well. I scored a perfect 800 on the combined Evidence-based Reading and Writing sections of the SAT, and I have helped countless students raise their test scores significantly, which is exceptionally rewarding.


SAT Writing

My background as an English teacher and tutor have prepared me well to help students excel on the essay writing and language portions of the SAT. I specialize in test preparation, writing, and properly using English grammatical conventions, all of which translate perfectly to SAT writing. Furthermore, I completed my dissertation without the assistance of an editor (which is rare), and I am pursuing professional publication of my own writing as writing is one of my foremost passions.


PSAT


ACT Reading

Although I am new to Wyzant, I have 10 years of ACT tutoring experience. In addition, I taught the following high school English classes at North Farmington High School during my 8-year teaching career: -AP Language and Composition (11th-12th Grades) -AP Literature and Composition (11th-12th Grades) -Honors English 10 (10th Grade) -Introduction to Literature (9th Grade) -American Literature (10th Grade) -World Literature (11th Grade) -Writing Lab (9th-12th Grades) Additional Information: -My Secondary English Teacher Certification (Grades 6-12) remains active. -I served as a National Advanced Placement Reader for The College Board for the AP English Language and Composition Exam (I scored essays for this annual AP exam) -My Bachelor's Degree (BS) is in English Language and Literature -My Master's Degree (MA) is in English Literature -My Specialist's Degree (Ed.S.) is in Educational Leadership -My Doctorate Degree (Ph.D.) is in Educational Leadership Awards: -Only K-12 educator selected to the Oakland County Executive's Elite 40 Under 40 Class of 2016 -Scholar of Excellence for Dept. of Leadership and Counseling at Eastern Michigan University -Rookie of the Year at North Farmington High School as Assistant Principal -Teacher of the Year at North Farmington High School -Listed on "Who?s Who Among America?s Teachers" -Exceptional Educator Award from Eastern Michigan University -Most Influential Teacher as Selected by University of Michigan Distinguished Student -Recognized by Several ?Academic All-Stars? in the Farmington Observer and Detroit Free Press as their Most Influential Teacher Presentations: -"Improving Student Writing Proficiency through School Improvement Initiatives" at the Michigan Department of Education School Improvement Conference -"Best Practices in Teaching Language and Literature" at Eastern Michigan University -"The Influence of a Teacher?s Beliefs and Reflection on the Enactment of the English Language Arts Common Core State Standards? at the Michigan Association of Professors of Educational Administration Symposium -"Improving Student Writing and Reducing the Achievement Gap" at Eastern Michigan University -"Acquisition of Language" at Eastern Michigan University


ACT English

I have tutored students in ACT English preparation for 10 years, and I taught Advanced Placement English classes at a High School for eight years. Plus, as a high school junior, I scored a 34 on the ACT English test. More recently, I completed my 274-page dissertation without hiring an editor (a rare occurrence). I love writing, and I have a knack for grammar instruction, helping students understand and apply the rules of proper grammar and usage.