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  • Academic English
  • Reading
  • Literature
  • Creative writing
  • Essay writing
  • Test Prep
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Career English Lit. instructor helps with all things English - reading, writing, and test prep

Methodology

My main goal is to help my students understand the connection between close rhetorical analysis of text and larger thematic meaning - the very same evidence based approach to which both the SAT and ACT have gravitated in the most recent iterations of their tests.

Background

I have been teaching in some of the best private secondary schools in the country and helping my students build their communication and analytical skills - and increase their SAT and ACT scores - and matriculate to the finest colleges and universities in the country. I have a very long list of success stories...

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $25/h
Lessons offered by John
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Academic English
  • Reading
  • Literature
  • Creative writing
  • Essay writing
  • Test Prep
Levels
  • All Levels

John's resume

JOHN MCRAE


1002 Pasadena Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46807 • Home: (concealed information) • (concealed information)

Professional Summary

Teacher of British and American Literature and Language Skills to native and non-native speakers of English, with years of experience in and a special aptitude for preparing students for benchmark testing in the Reading and Writing sections of the ACT, PSAT, SAT, and AP Language and Composition
Skills
Years of experience in teaching literature, composition, and rhetorical analysis at the secondary level

Highly skilled and experienced in assessing and teaching to success on benchmark assessments such as PSAT, SAT, SAT English Subject, ACT,
and AP Language and AP Literature tests

Highly skilled and experienced in the teaching of writing, with emphasis on rhetorical organization, sentence variety, clarity, and coherence on academic papers and essays Highly skilled and experienced in teaching close reading skills, especially as they apply to success on benchmark assessments

Highly skilled and experienced in the teaching of grammar and editing

Author of a primer on grammar for English Department at Canterbury High School

Extensive academic background in British and American Literature

Work History

Teacher of English, 08/2004 to 05/2018
Canterbury High School – Fort Wayne, IN
Taught English at all grade levels in the high school, primarily British Literature/Rhetorical Analysis to 11th Grade

Directed PSAT, SAT, ACT, SAT Subject and AP Language and Composition preparation classes

English Department Head, English Teacher, 08/2000 to 06/2004
Dublin School – Dublin, NH
Chaired English Department
Responsible for creation and implementation of curriculum at the high school level
Managed coordination between teaching faculty and on-campus tutoring faculty
Taught 12th Grade AP Literature and Composition, 9th Grade Introduction to Genres , 10th Grade American Literature

Teacher of Rhetoric, 06/2001 to 08/2001
Harvard University – Cambridge, MA
Taught Rhetoric and Language skills to Non-native English-speaking graduate students

Teacher of English, 08/1998 to 08/2000
Sandia Preparatory School – Albuquerque, NM
Taught 9th Grade Honors English, 10th Grade American Literature

Director International Student Program, 08/1991 to 08/1998
The Williston Northampton School – Easthampton, MA
Created and Directed ESL Curriculum for large International Student Program
Directed International Student Admissions
Taught ESL and TOEFL Preparation classes
Taught Honors 9th Grade English

Director International Student Program, 08/1989 to 08/1991
Chatham Hall School – Chatham, VA
Director of International Student Program
Teacher of ESL and TOEFL Preparation

Education

Master's Degree Applied Linguistics, 1988
San Francisco State University - San Francisco, CA

Bachelor of Arts: English Literature, 1980
Colgate University - Hamilton, NY

References

Ms. Alice Hancock Mr. Robert Schantz
English Department Chair, Canterbury School H.S. Division Head, Canterbury School
4805 N Washington Road 4404 Isle View Cove
Ft. Wayne, IN 46804 Ft. Wayne, IN 46804
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