Stephen Arch
Coraopolis, PA
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Stephen A.

Coraopolis, PA
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Middle School, High School, College
I have over forty years of teaching and writing experience, from middle school writing, to high school, to the University level, including professional and business writing. I served as the Writing Specialist for the Pennsylvania's Department of Education and also was a founding member of the Pennsylvania Writing Project. My work on my Ph.D. took me to understanding composition at it's most basic level, and I studied carefully the advent of writing as a science and as a fundamental form of expression. My thesis centered around the development of grammars and the development of the paragraph. I've received many awards, positions, and commendations for my expertise and success of teaching writing at all levels.

About Stephen A.

I have 40 years of teaching high school and university writing and composition. I was a reader and a question developer for the SAT and the ACT program as well as the AP program. I can work with students who need assistance with their writing from grades 5 through 12 and also at the University level. Additionally, I have 40 years experience tutoring for the SAT and ACT as well as the AP Language and Composition Exam and the AP Literature and Composition Exam. I offer a one stop tutoring experience for all levels of writing and compostion.

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Experience

SAT, ACT, AP Language and AP Literature Program
Jun 1994 - Present

Tutor students in all levels of writing and composition. I also tutor and prepare students for the verbal portion of the SAT and ACT, as well as tutored students who were taking the AP Language and Literature Exams

I am an accomplished SAT, ACT, and Writing/Composition tutor. As my introduction states, I am well versed to teach any subjects dealing with language/language arts, and writing from grades 5 through graduate courses at the University level.

English Professor
Jan 2016 - May 2019

Franciscan University of Steubenville

I taught Composition and Professional Writing. I also successfully built online courses for the University, including those I taught and those that other professors taught.

English Professor
Aug 2009 - May 2016

Robert Morris University

At Robert Morris University, I taught professional writing, ethics, and an array of literature and language classes.

English Professor
Aug 2001 - May 2009

University of PIttsburgh

At the University of Pittsburgh, I taught all levels of skilled composition and rhetoric, additionally teaching methods courses for future English teachers - writing, literature, poetry, etc....

Writing Specialist - Commonwealth of Pennsyvania
May 2000 - May 2001

Department of Education, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

I was the Writing Specialist for the entire education program for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, serving under the Pennsylvania Secretary of Education and the Governor of Pennsylvania. I oversaw the entire statewide writing program.

Reader, Chief Reader, Question Leader
May 1994 - Sep 2000

The College Board (SAT)

Scored SAT Writing Samples and developed questions for the SAT program.

Assistant Superintendent in Charge of Curriculum and Supervision
Aug 1997 - May 2000

Montour School District. Robinson Township, PA

In this capacity, I was responsible for overseeing a K-12 teaching staff of 250 teachers and developing academic programs for them. Additionally, I was responsible for overseeing the District's Long Range Plan and the District's Certification Program.

English Teacher
Aug 1985 - Aug 1997

Montour School District. Robinson Township, PA

I taught 9th through 12th grade English, including Honors English, AP Language and Composition, AP Literature and Composition, as well as lower tracks of English and Writing. Additionally, I was the yearbook and student newspaper sponsor as well as varsity assistant basketball coach.

Assistant Superintendent
Aug 1981 - May 1983

South Park School District, South Park, Pennsylvania

Worked directly with the Superintendent of Schools to handle hiring of new teachers, evaluation of experienced teachers, substitute procurement, and public relations.

English Teacher
Aug 1979 - May 1981

City of Pittsburgh Public Schools

Taught English (all levels), sponsored yearbook and district-wide newspaper, and directed Senior class play.

Education

ABD Composition and Writing
Aug 2000 - May 2007

University of PIttsburgh

Curriculum and Supervision
Aug 1999 - May 2000

University of Pittsburgh

Master's Degree in Composition and Writing
Aug 1990 - May 1993

University of Pittsburgh

Masters in English and American LIterature
Aug 1989 - May 1990

Duquesne University (Pittsburgh)

Educational Administration
Aug 1979 - May 1983

University of Pittsburgh

Certifications

Curriculum and Supervision Certification
May 2000

University of Pittsburgh

Certificate enabled me to oversee K-12 development, implementation, and evaluation of school curriculum.
Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year Nominee
May 1996

Pennsylvania Department of Education

Was runner up for Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year
Educational Administration
May 1993

University of Pittsburgh

Earned Certification to hold administrative posts in public school systems.

Awards

Pittsburgh All Star Educator Award
May 1998

University of Pittsburgh/Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Holy Ghost Teacher of the Year Award
Jun 1997

Duquesne University (Pittsburgh)

Pittsburgh All Star Educator Award
May 1996

University of Pittsburgh/Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Pittsburgh All Star Educator Award
May 1994

University of Pittsburgh/Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Pittsburgh All Star Educator Award
May 1992

University of Pittsburgh/Pittsburgh Post Gazette

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