Rosemary Stalter, English, (Principal): Rosemary holds a B.A. in English and a Master’s Degree in English Education from the University of Minnesota. Rosemary also holds a TEFL (Teaching English as a Second Language) certificate, IATQuO & iatefl accredited, from Paris, France. Rosemary taught literature and writing courses, grades 7 –12, including Enriched and Advanced Placement courses, for six years in the Edina Public School District. She also taught one year in Hawaii, lectured at the University of Minnesota and coordinated the Student Teaching Program for one year, and developed and taught a summer course entitled “It’s Greek To Me” (Greek Mythology, Bible History, Shakespeare). Rosemary established The English Tutor, LLC in 2001 as a means to provide students with additional English and verbal enrichment outside of the classroom and to prepare them for their college board exams. Rosemary has over 21 years of teaching experience and over 13 years specifically as a test prep instructor with proven results. Rosemary has been recognized in the 2000, 2002, 2005, & 2006 editions of Who’s Who in American Teachers; has received the Outstanding Teacher of the Year from the University of Chicago; has been nominated for Ashland Oil Teacher of the Year, has received The Golden Apple Achiever Award, and has been recognized as one of the Best Test Prep Tutors in Minnesota by CBS-WCCO web-based news (1/11/13). (Specializes in ACT & SAT I prep; College Essays; Speed-Reading (SWIFT); English curriculum; Writing)
Amy Smith, English: Amy holds a B.A. in English from the University of Notre Dame and an M.S. in Secondary English Education from Northwestern University. As part of her undergraduate studies, Amy spent a semester abroad at the University of Notre Dame’s London Program studying literature and the arts. She has taught American, British, and world literature; creative writing; and journalism courses for 5 years in both public and private schools, including Edina High School and Academy of Holy Angels in Richfield. At Holy Angels, Amy developed a creative writing course, created and advised the school’s literary magazine, and wrote curriculum for 9th and 11th grade literature classes. As a journalism instructor/newspaper adviser, Amy won recognition for excellence in lesson planning from the Journalism Education Association (JEA) and had a lesson plan published on their professional website. Additionally, Amy served as co-adviser for the National Honor Society while at Holy Angels. She has also successfully chartered a school-wide plagiarism policy at Holy Angels. Amy has acted as a mentor in the University of St. Thomas student teaching program and has been a member of the Board of Trustees at Holy Angels. Her experience teaching students with diverse ability levels, ranging from special education to advanced, enables her to address individual needs in a personal way. Amy currently has 7+ years of experience as a test prep instructor with The English Tutor with proven results. (Specializes in ACT & SAT Prep; College Essays; Speed-Reading (SWIFT); English curriculum; Writing)
Kristin Edwards, English: Kristin holds a B.A. in English Literature from Saint Mary’s University and a Master's in Secondary Education from Boston College. She also has a certificate in Independent Educational Consultanting from the University of California, Irvine Extension Program. She is a member of the Indepedent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) and the Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA). Kristin has 6+ years of experience as a test prep instructor with The English Tutor with proven results. In addition, Kristin has extensive experience working with students on achieving their college admissions goals by assisting students with college selection, applications, financial aid, and college majors and career discernment. The highlights of her work include prompt, articulate communication with parents, a thorough understanding of the college testing process, and an ability to inspire even the most reluctant students to enjoy the college admissions and test prep process. She has a comprehensive understanding of colleges and test scores and knows how to analyze students’ abilities and potentials.(Specializes in ACT/SAT prep—no math; College essays; Speed-Reading (SWIFT); English curriculum; Writing) Kristin also offers College & Career Planning.
Kristen Meyer, English: Kristen holds a B.A. in Biology, French, and Religion from St. Olaf College and a Master's in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. As an undergrad, Kristen spent an interim semester of study in Angers, France. Her graduate work in journalism focused on environmental writing. Kristen and her family lived and worked in Papua New Guinea for five years giving her an intense multi-cultural experience. While there, Kristen taught writing and reading literacy to women and homeschooled her own children. Since returning to the United States, Kristen first volunteered, then worked in the Minneapolis Public Schools. She has spent the past 11 years as a licensed Middle School Reserve Teacher. This experience has allowed her to teach a variety of subjects to students with a vast array of educational gifts and challenges. As a parent, Kristen has raised and launched three daughters, guiding them through their high school, college, and graduate school experiences. Her son is currently a junior in high school, preparing for college board exams and application essays. Kristen brings experience, versitility, and attention to detail to her tutoring. Clear writing, precise editing, and a journalist's breadth of interests and knowledge characterize Kristen's approach. (Specializes in ACT prep; Writing; English curriculum; College Essays; Middle School Core Curriculum)
Christine Kelash, English: Christine holds a B.A. in English and Elementary Education from the University of Minnesota, Morris, and an M.A. in Education from St. Mary's University of Minnesota. Christine is also a trained Orton-Gillingham reading instructor. Christine brings eight years of teaching experience to The English Tutor. As a Middle School Language Arts Teacher at Annunciation School in Minneapolis, Christine developed and implemented an extensive selection of creative and formal writing, novel studies, speeches, and grammar instruction. In 2010, Christine was invited to present a grammar lesson exemplifying Differentiated Instruction with educator and author, Diane Heacox, at the National Catholic Education Association Convention and Expo. Christine is currently Annunciation's Middle School Coordinator, a part-time position that allows her to spend more time at home with her two young children. In addition to teaching, Christine has experience in coaching high school Knowledge Bowl, serving as a camp program director, and editing thesis papers for Master's candidates. Christine enjoys tutoring students from first grade through high school and has an appreciation for the unique learning needs of each student at each grade level. (Specializes in ACT prep; Reading Instruction; Writing; English curriculum; College Essays)
Terrence Lee, Math & Science: Terrence holds a B.S. in Chemistry and a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota. As a gifted high school math student, Terrence participated for four years in the
Russ Durkee, Math & Science: Russ holds a B.S. both in Physics and in Astrophysics from the
Dana Mavros, Math & Science: Dana holds a B.S. in BioEngineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, an M.S. in Rehabilitation Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and an M.S. in Teaching Secondary Math from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dana spent several years at the