Ashley Bain
Test Preparation Center Instructor
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About Me

Deadline-driven English creator and educator, providing students with collaborative courses focused on the use of prior knowledge, available resources, and creative ability. Specialist in identifying root cause of issues and translating complex processes into concise and actionable steps. Enthusiastic leader who meets commitments with integrity and vigor. 

(BA) Bachelor of Arts - 2012


San Francisco State University

(MA) Master of Arts - 2014


San José State University

Teaching History
Test Preparation Center Instructor

Oct 2018 - Current

SAT/ACT Instructor and College Essay Editor and Proofreader: October 2018 - Present
  • Accelerates students’ college-essay-writing process and strengthens chances of UC acceptance through in-depth discussion, ineffective word elimination, and proofreading.
  • Facilitates student learning of grammatical rules, reading strategies, essay structures and tips, and test-question procedures.
  • Trains low-achieving students in SAT/ACT to earn 1500+.

Grammar and Essay Instructor

Dec 2015 - Jun 2019

Grammar and Essay Instructor:                                        
  • Implemented effective, unconventional techniques to develop native-speaker and ESL students’ rhetorical skills faster than in traditional classroom settings.
  • Created a new curriculum each term, providing a multitude of learning opportunities for returning students and a library of materials for IvyMax.

English Coach

Oct 2015 - Oct 2017

English Coach: 
  • Handled assigning, grading, and editing K-12 student work in a daily cycle of four classes.
  • Helped students understand English concepts and Eye Level worksheets.
  • Created supplementary, advanced writing assignments based on Eye Level curriculum.
  • Edited writing assignments hourly.

Professional Tutoring

Oct 2011 - Current

ESL, SAT, ACT, ISEE, SSAT, TOEFL, K-12 English Reading and Writing Instructor: October 2011- Present
  • Develops, locates, and modifies curricula for students based on their personal and ever-changing needs.
  • Works well with a wide range of students from age 2-45 and supports students for many years.
  • Performs role of liaison for international students who are unfamiliar with American cultural expectations and sites.

Areas of Specialization
English ESL