Natalie J

Blaine, MN

Reading And Writing Prek-12 Literature Study, Essays, Test Prep, ESL, Online



I am a certificated teacher in K-12 Reading, English as a Second Language, Learning Disabilities, and Music. I have Highly Qualified Teacher status in English Language Arts Secondary/High School. I tutor reading and writing skills and strategies K-12 and beyond for ESL college level students. I can also tutor Study Skills in all academics except High School math and science. I tutor beginner to advanced Reading and English Literature study. I also tutor SAT and ACT Reading and Writing Test Prep, and PSAT Reading and Writing test prep. I can also tutor elementary mathematics.

I have a published ESL Activity Book and I am on Teachers Pay Teachers, a site for teachers to access teaching materials.

My rates are reasonable. I can meet at a public library.


MSED, MA, Teacher Certification

Subjects of Expertise

SAT Reading, SAT Writing, ACT Reading, ACT English, PSAT, Writing, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, TEFL, U.S. History, World History, Elementary Math (K-6th), Elementary Reading (K-6th), Elementary Writing (K-6th), GED

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Close Reading Strategies Starter

Steps to begin instruction in Close Reading What is close reading? Close reading is a reading strategy used in English Language Arts and literature study classes that guides the reader into an in depth study of a text. Close reading includes locating and defining important details and patterns that allow the reader to analyze the…

Determining Author Purpose

As a student, you will often be asked to determine the author’s purpose in writing the text that you are reading. This is an important first step in: identifying the type of text you are reading; identifying the author’s perspective on the content or subject; identifying and interpreting the types of literary devices and figurative…

Use of the present participle in writing with a past tense verb

When we learn grammar rules for writing, we are often told that we must use parallel structure, which includes the use of same-tense verbs throughout our sentences. An example of parallel verb structure would be: “Shelley read her book, cooked a lovely dinner, and cleaned the house before she went to bed for the night.”…