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English Writing

English Writing

This class is designed for 9th, 10th graders to develop students’ life-long Reading and Writing Skills. Strategies taught in this course will enable students to exceed in English classes and prepare them well for the NEW SAT (2016). The reading and writing methods they learn will enable them to perform well in standard tests, academic writings and research papers in both High School and in College.

Location: Near Vienna/Oakton/Fairfax, VA

Schedule: Saturdays: 10 am – 12 noon (Fall classes are in session; Spring semester starts January 23, 2016)

Instructor: Ms. Murphy                Class size: 15 students

Registration: www.oaktonacademy.com

Contact: (571) 354-7199; or oaktonacademy@gmail.com for any additional questions.
Instructor Bio: Ms. Murphy has over 30 years of experience as a teacher of English in both public and private schools, serving as Department Chairperson of English at two High Schools. Most recently, she was the Instructional Leadership Specialist in English and content literacy. She was appointed to represent her school district on the state Model Curriculum Writing Project and was recognized as a top author of standards-based English curriculum, winning note from achieve.org, a nationally well-known Education Think Tank. Ms. Murphy was honored to be on the NEW 2016 SAT review committee. It is great advantage to take Ms. Murphy’s English class to get prepared for the NEW SAT in 2016.

“Ms. Murphy’s one to one coaching and editing my writings in this class helped me greatly, I am very pleased to receive high scores in my other classes, such as World History class.”

“I really enjoyed Ms. Murphy’s class. Her interaction with students, her unique teaching style, and the small size of the class helped me greatly in developing critical reading skills. I will not get the same quality of learning from a large size class at school.”

“This is one of the best English classes (Critical Reading & Writing) I have ever taken. Ms. Murphy gave me the confidence to learn English, and to be good at writing. The outside classroom assignment and homework helped me greatly in practicing reading and writing. I plan to take Ms. Murphy’s summer camp next year.”

From a parent: “Our son took the new PSAT/SAT class from Ms. Murphy’s Fall Program. We got the opportunity to have one to one conference with the teacher. Ms. Murphy provided a comprehensive assessment on Mike’s Language/Grammar, Reading and Writing. With her detailed explanation, we developed a better understanding of the new PSAT/SAT test. We truly appreciate Ms. Murphy’s knowledge and dedication.”

“I enjoyed the small size of the class, and the teacher is very responsive to the writing work I submitted. Each week, Ms. Murphy provided critique to my writing, and she asked us to the re-write the essays from previous week. The process helped me a lot in improving my writing.”