Below you’ll find a list that details my educational background, related awards I’ve received, my career history and professional experience.

I have over 25 years of success in teaching reading, writing and comprehension skills and am English Language Arts Certified Grades 6-12.

If you’d like to learn more about how tutoring can help your child succeed, you can submit your questions via my Contact form, email me at margoe.ack@gmail.com, or contact me via phone at (215) 760-1316.

Margo Ackerman, English Language Arts Teacher Coach

Margo Ackerman, English Language Arts Teacher Coach


Education

Arcadia University Supervisor and Principal Certification, 2001 - 2002

University of Pennsylvania, Doctoral Program – Reading /Writing /Literacy, 1994 - 97

University of Pennsylvania, English Certification, 1997

Temple University, M. Ed., Special Education Certification, 1987

Temple University, BA, 1975


Awards

2003 Philadelphia Teacher of the Year

2001 Nomination Disney’s American Teacher of the Year Award

1996 Publication – “Can I Speak Gussak? Using Literature in a Special Education Classroom, ” Meeting the Challenges, Stories from Today’s Classrooms,” Portsmouth, New Hampshire: Heinemann Press

1987 ARCO Teacher of the Year Award


Career

English Language Arts Certified Grades 6-12 Tutor

2017 – present 

ELA Teacher Coach

Institute for Student Achievement - Philadelphia, PA       

2016 -2017

Coordinator Urban Educational Program

University of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, PA                                

 2014-2016

Instructional Coach

Olney @Aspira, Inc - Philadelphia, PA

2011-2014                                                              

Network Team Leader

Recovery School District - New Orleans, LA

2009-2011                                                              

District Master Teacher

Recovery School District - New Orleans, LA

2005-2009

GSE/TFA Urban Teacher Master’s & Certification Program Associate Director                       

University of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, PA                                        

Instructor: English Methods                          

Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, PA     

2003- 2005

Assistant Principal

Mastery Charter High School - Philadelphia, PA

2001-2003                                                              

Teacher of English

University City High School, School District of Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA 

2001-1991                                                              

Supervisor of Student Teachers

University of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, PA

1991-1997                                                              

Teacher of English 

Harding Middle School, School District of Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA\

1997-1996

Staff Development Coordinator                                                                                        

Harding Middle School, School District of Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA

1994-1995                                                              

Philadelphia Writing Project Scholar

University of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, PA

1985–1991                                                             

Emotional Support Teacher                               

Harding Middle School, School District of Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA

1991-1994                                                                    

Learning Support Teacher                                         

Sullivan Elementary School,   School District of Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA                         

1994-1995

Philadelphia Writing Project Scholar                                  

University of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, PA


Additional Professional Experience

2001-2002

Instructor

Advanced Institute, Philadelphia Writing Project - Philadelphia, PA

1997-2002

Instructor

Summer Invitational Institute, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Writing Project - Philadelphia, PA

1989-2002

Steering Committee

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Writing Project - Philadelphia, PA

1998–2002

Coordinating Team

Philadelphia Writing Project - Philadelphia, PA

If you’re looking for tutoring in the Greater Philadelphia Suburbs (Melrose Park, Elkins Park, Glenside, Wyndmoor, Springfield, Jenkintown, Abington, Mt Airy, Chestnut Hill and surrounding areas), contact me today to learn more about my services.