Andrea Isom

Andrea I.

Philadelphia, PA

Lesson Details

Grammar

Levels Taught:
Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
English is a tricky language. I can support you in your quest to conquer basic grammar through the most tricky writing conventions. Grammar can be fun, and we'll use game based techniques to help you remember and practice what you've learned.
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About

Andrea passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Andrea delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
January 2010

Hi there! I am a friendly, upbeat teacher who is excited about helping you or your student reach their goals. Writing, reading and grammar are my specialty, and I can't wait to help you reach your goals. I have a Masters in Education from the University of Pennsylvania, and I graduated with highest honors from Rutgers University with a B.A. in English Literature.

I have extensive experience with both one-on-one and classroom teaching, and I am dedicated to getting results. When I taught an intensive SAT course at a non-profit called Mighty Writers, I saw an average of a 200 point gain in student scores. In the classroom, I have taught a wide and diverse range of students ranging from the incredibly gifted, to the most remedial students. I love teaching students at all levels and can be effective with the most advanced through the students who really feel out at sea.

I can't wait to meet you and help you reach your goals!

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Experience

English Teacher
Jan 2013 - Present
Eastern University Academy Charter School

I teach high school English, focusing on increasing vocabulary, writing and reading skills of my students. I take note of the passions and interests of my individual students to make learning come alive for each individual. I've helped dozens of students go from idea to final draft on college essays, entrance exams, and other important application materials.

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SAT Instructor and Curriculum Developer
Jun 2012 - Nov 2013
Mighty Writers

I taught classes of 25 students the content, strategies, and test anxiety tricks to boost scores an average of 200 points. My husband and I created a super-hero themed curriculum that made learning even the most dry aspects of the SAT fun and exciting.

Private Tutor
Jan 2012 - Oct 2013
Families in Philadelphia

I tutored two wonderful, highly creative middle school students with special learning needs in all academic subjects. Both students saw an increase in their grades, and one even received an award for "most improved writer" at his graduation!

I also tutored a 2nd grade boy from Vietnam who was new to English, focusing on vocabulary and reading skills.

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English Teacher
Sep 2010 - Apr 2011
Philadelphia School District - W.B. Saul High School

I student taught 9th and 11th grade English classes with a focus on short stories, poetry, and writing conventions.

Education

Masters in Education
Sep 2010 - May 2011
University of Pennsylvania
B.A. English
Sep 2003 - May 2007
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Teacher Certification in English, Grades 7-12
Apr 2011
Pennsylvania Dept of Education

Awards

Teacher of the Month
Mar 2014
Eastern University Academy Charter School

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Hi!  This is a brief video where I introduce myself as a potential tutor who can help you reach your goals.  Can't wait to meet you!
Here's a video that highlights my approach to the SAT.  My husband and I designed a curriculum for the fabulous non-profit Mighty Writers.
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3 Reviews

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Sarah Jun 12, 2017
Common Core English · In studio

Andrea is an awesome teacher! She provides lessons that are engaging, challenging, and creative. She cares about her students and focuses on building strong relationships. She is very knowledgeable about her subject and works hard to make sure students are learning and making progress.

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Lorna May 26, 2016
· Online

Andrea I. is a great teacher and she is passionate about teaching. Andrea is nuturing, driven and intelligent. The students' academic success drives her passion for teaching.

Emily B. Oct 21, 2015
Creative Writing · Online

She made me feel so comfortable from the moment we met. I really think my writing will improve and my story develop into something I can be proud to share with others.

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