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Amber H.

Certified teacher of English, History, and Study Skills for any age.

Galt, CA (95632)

Travel radius
25 miles
Hourly fee
$45.00
Background check passed as of 5/17/14
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I recently graduated magna cum laude from Lipscomb University's education program. It is one of the top four education programs in the country as ranked by the National Council of Teacher Quality. My focus was in English and History for grades 4-8.

For the last several months, I have been substitute teaching in the Metro Nashville Public School system. I have experience in elementary and middle school classrooms. I have also done volunteer-based tutoring at Y.E.S. (Youth Encouragement Services), a free after school care and tutoring operation. My non-professional experience also includes teaching classes and coaching for Bible bowl competitions at my church. I am comfortable teaching all aspects of English (reading, writing, literature, grammar, etc), and history to students of any age. Additionally, I love teaching various study skills.

I am passionate about teaching kids to think and learn. As a tutor, I will do everything in my power to adapt my teaching style to the student. I am more than willing to research and prepare before tutoring sessions if subjects, materials, or struggles are mentioned to me at least 24 hours in advance. More specifically, I am willing to try various teaching techniques until one works. I can provide extra practice materials upon request. When a student needs help with a piece of literature, I don't mind reading/re-reading the book, if I am given several days warning. I can also provide contact information if students have English questions between sessions. My goal is to be available and beneficial. Going the extra mile is absolutely worth it if it helps to facilitate learning!

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Amber’s subjects

Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, IELTS, Praxis, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Homeschool:
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
History:
American History, European History, Geography, Religion, Social Studies, World History
Language:
ESL/ESOL, IELTS, TOEFL
Science:
Psychology
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Bible Studies, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, IELTS, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing

Bible Studies

I have attended the Church of Christ my entire life. I have helped in Bible hour, taught Sunday school classes, and coached multiple Bible bowl teams. I am a strong proponent of learning God's word and learning how to question and study it effectively.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a certified teacher with classroom and tutoring experience in elementary and middle school. I have experience with English, Math, Social Studies, science, and EL. I enjoy building up skills in each of these areas. I use various techniques (written practice, verbal cues, flashcards, memorization, hands-on activities, games, explicit instruction, etc.) to address each student's learning style.

Praxis

I am a certified teacher in Tennessee, and have tutored at the college level. I have taken and passed multiple Praxis tests (all on the first attempt). I am familiar with the presentation and expectations. Therefore I can provide instruction on the material and also help students choose appropriate study techniques (analytic reading, notes, flash cards, practice tests, memorization techniques, etc.).

Reading

I am a certified English teacher for grades 4-8. I have either teaching or tutoring experience in elementary school, middle school, high school, and college. I am qualified to help improve reading and comprehension skills, and I am familiar with both Common Core standards, and the expectations of the SAT and ACT. Literacy is very important to me, and I love helping students improve in a one-on-one environment.

SAT Reading

I am a certified English teacher with either teaching or tutoring experience in elementary school, middle school, high school, and college.

The reading portion of the SAT has two primary parts - sentence completion and passage comprehension.
For the sentence completion section, I would focus on test-taking strategies and vocabulary recognition.
For the passage sections, I would focus on critically reading a passage (looking for main ideas, tone, opinions, etc.), and answering comprehension questions quickly and correctly.

I am happy to use or create practice materials or practice tests if they would be helpful.

SAT Writing

I am a certified English teacher with either teaching or tutoring experience in elementary school, middle school, high school, and college.

To help meet the expectations for SAT essays, I will help students learn to quickly develop a point of view and support it with examples, evidence, and reasoning.
I will also focus on ways to quickly organize an essay so that the ideas are presented clearly and logically.
Finally I will focus on using precise language, proper grammar, and correct punctuation.

I am happy to make example prompts or do timed practice tests if that would be helpful.

Spelling

I am a certified English teacher with either teaching or tutoring experience in elementary, middle, and high school. I am trained to teach phonics as well as spelling rules. I will teach the rules and help students learn to study and memorize the words that don't follow the rules. There are many ways to learn and practice spelling, and my goal is to find a way that fits each person.

Study Skills

I am a certified teacher with public school and independent homeschool experience. I am familiar with, and capable of teaching a variety of study skills for various ages. Those independent study skills include: critical reading, strategic highlighting, various note-taking techniques, flash cards, and several helpful memorization techniques. I want to help students discover techniques that work for them in their current situation.

Vocabulary

I am a certified English and History teacher with EL training. My teaching and tutoring experience includes elementary, middle and high school, as well as some at the college level. I have experience using several different methods of learning, expanding, and using vocabulary. I would love to help students study, and I will make materials when necessary.

Writing

I am a certified English and History teacher with EL training. I have experience teaching and tutoring writing skills in elementary, middle, and high school. I also provided writing and editing help at the college level.

Writing is a broad subject. Specifically I am qualified to help with the following:
- Forming sentences with proper grammar and punctuation
- Reading and analyzing writing prompts/stories/books/etc.
- Brainstorming and planning out papers
- Creating an outline
- Writing and editing rough drafts
- Formatting a paper
- Writing a final draft
- Editing a final draft
Writing can be a challenge at any age. Knowing this, I try to find a pace and approach that is right for each individual.

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Education

Lipscomb University (Education)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Amber will travel within 25 miles of Galt, CA 95632.

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