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Abby G.

Private tutor in Miami, FL

Education

PhD student, Florida International University, Miami, Global and Sociocultural Studies with a major in Anthropology/Sociology, GPA 4.0, August 2013-Present M.A. Florida International University, Miami, African and African Diaspora Studies, GPA 4.0, August 2013-May 2015 M.S.ED, Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus, Teaching Urban Adolescents with Disabilities (Grades 5-12), GPA 3.948, June 2011-July 2013 M.A., San Diego State University, Women’s Studies, GPA 3.88, Graduated May 2008; Received 2008 Association of Women in Psychology Jewish Women’s Caucus Award for master’s thesis - Afro-Brazilian Jewish Women: Female Centaurs Transgressing the Borderlands B.A., Brandeis University, Psychology and Women’s Studies – High Honors, GPA 3.82, Summa Cum Laude, Dean’s List 2000-4, Justice Brandeis Scholar, Phi Beta Kappa, Received Undergraduate Research Program grant for senior thesis: Women’s Sexual Relationships at Brandeis and in Northeast Brazil, May 2004

Experience

Kaplan October 2010-August 2011 Premier Tutor: One-on-one personalized tutoring for the Critical Reading and Writing elements of various standardized exams. I taught Kaplan writing methods, focusing on creating strong, persuasive prompts and specific, related examples. I made learning grammar rules fun and easy! I guided students in constructing passage maps and predicting answers to reading comprehension questions. All tutoring was done in students’ homes, and instruction was crafted to individual learning styles and interests. I worked with students with disabilities and English language learners. I excelled in the forty-hour training program that provided necessary tutoring skills using the Socratic method which focuses on asking questions rather than providing answers. Champs Educational America: Summer 2008 Rhetoric and Writing Studies ~ San Diego State: Fall Semester 2007 New York City Teaching Fellows June 2012-June 2013 Special Education Collaborative Teacher in English, Writing and Social Studies at Baruch College Campus High School in Manhattan I collaborated with teachers and administration to develop units and lessons that were differentiated for diverse learning styles and readiness levels. I developed Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) that were aligned with Common Core standards and that included post-secondary goals for a caseload of fifteen students. I also facilitated small group discussion for students who struggled with traditional methods of instruction. August 2011-June 2012 Social Studies Teacher at the High School for Youth and Community Development in Flatbush, Brooklyn I taught high school students to write argumentative essays using textual evidence on social justice topics such as racism, sexism and classism. I utilized scaffolding strategies to support struggling readers and writers to break down challenging tasks and texts into smaller parts or steps. I incorporated music, film and visual arts to teach topics such as: lynching, apartheid, police brutality, witch hunts, femicide, suffrage movement, class consciousness, child labor during industrial revolution, imperialism and human trafficking. May 2011-August 2011 Field training at It Takes a Village Academy High School in Brooklyn I participated in an extensive training and gained experience in raising academic achievement for students with special needs in high-need public schools. During this field training I focused primarily on English Regents preparation. (The Regents are a series of standardized exams required to graduate from high school.) SAT test scores in 1999: 1470/1600 GRE scores 2012 for Verbal Reasoning 163 91% and for Writing 5.0 92%

Availability

Thursday at any time, Friday at any time, Saturday at any time, Sunday at any time, Monday at any time, Tuesday at any time, Wednesday at any time

Can Meet

Up to 45 minutes away at my regular hourly rate, Up to 1 hour away at my regular hourly rate, Up to 20 minutes away at my regular hourly rate, Up to 30 minutes away at my regular hourly rate

Hobbies

I love crafting the tutoring experience to each individual student based upon their interests and strengths. I have been a tutor/teacher since I was in high school, I am now 33. I am a licensed special education and social studies teacher in the state of New York. I am currently a PhD student at Florida International University in the department of Global and Socio-cultural Studies. I have three master's degrees in Women's Studies, Education and African and African Diaspora Studies. I enjoy running, yoga, and reading.

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