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Rhonda K.

Creative, Experienced CO Teacher for K-Adult Students!

Denver, CO (80238)

Travel radius
20 miles
Hourly fee
$45.00
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Welcome to tutoring world! I've been teaching in a vast variety of learning settings for the past 20 years here in Colorado. I've had many opportunities to teach and learn abroad; in public to private schools, with home schooled students, small groups and one on one settings with all elementary subjects, English, flute, theater, tennis, music and study skills. I enjoy empowering you, the student, to learn in your style and see you succeed!

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Rhonda’s subjects

Corporate Training:
Career Development, Grammar, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Sports/Recreation:
Cooking, Needlework, Sewing, Tennis
Test Preparation:
ASVAB, Career Development, GED, GRE, Praxis, PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th), English, Handwriting, Reading, SAT Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Aspergers, Dyslexia, Phonics, Special Needs
Business:
Career Development, GRE, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Art:
Drawing, Photography, Theatre
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Music:
Flute, Music History, Sight Singing, Voice (Music)
History:
American History, Classics, Music History, Religion, Social Studies
Computer:
Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word, Photography
English:
Bible Studies, English, Grammar, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing

American History

I enjoy American History as the stories told of our Heritage through a variety of resources and helping you connect to history within your own life to bring better connections and memory!!

Bible Studies

I earned a Bible Study Minor during my studies at Colorado Christian University in Lakewood, Colorado, in 1991. I've taught Bible to elementary students at a private Christian School in 1991 and have participated in several Bible Studies in a small group setting throughout the years since my graduation.

Elementary (K-6th)

Hi! My experience in teaching Elementary subjects has taken a vast trip through private, public, homeschooled, and tutoring settings for 20 years! Creative solutions is what I pride myself on in working with you in all levels of Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, Spelling, Computer, Music, Projects with resources that stay with you in-between our learning sessions together. I hope to work with you soon!

English

Ever since I can remember, my mom would correct our English grammar and use big vocabulary which naturally expanded my ability in Writing. Growing up around a poet and a writer helped me to grow to love the English language for all its uses and I so enjoy helping others do the same. I started coming into my own quickly working as a TA--Teacher's Assistant in writing in college-editing, grading, and assisting students to improve their writing skills for all subjects. I look forward to sharing my passion for writing and inspiring you to learn and grow in this vital arena!

Flute

I have played the flute for 40 years now and it has been a wonderful passion for me to learn and share music! Teaching flute students has been a real pleasure and an eye-opener to how music can help teach you focus and creativity and enjoyment in learning in all other subjects, especially math, and becoming a life-long appreciator of the arts. I pride myself in giving you a positive, patient, private environment to pick up a flute for the first time or to develop more flair with playing the flute for yourself in many settings. I've enjoyed being an integral part of bands, small groups, solos, duets, orchestras and even pit bands for theater shows throughout my career as a musician since 4th grade! I hope we connect soon and enjoy playing the flute together in the near future.

Handwriting

I've had the pleasure of learning and studying handwriting since 2nd grade back in NJ in our public school system. Since I studied to become an Elementary School Teacher here in CO, I expanded my learning and practice to D’Nealian handwriting, a combination between printing and traditional cursive. I've had much success working with students of all ages by giving them tips and time from printing to cursive to even Calligraphy. I look forward to working with you to improve your handwriting in order to form your letters well and impress all with legible writing in all areas of study!

Phonics

My experience in teaching to read through phonics has been in combination with a whole language model that incorporates sounds within words, appropriate age-level reading materials and pieces, and with the help of technology programs, as available. I find that having you as the student help choose pieces that interest you and keep your attention, you are more motivated to learn the keys to unlock your success to reading with confidence!

Study Skills

Since I took a class in study skills in the 4th grade, I have put my organizational skills to great use within my studies throughout my formal educational years and beyond. I've also had the privilege of being trained in teaching Study Skills as a certified subject to several students during my teaching time at Sylvan Learning Centers.

Tennis

I am a certified tennis teacher through the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and have enjoyed playing tennis since I was in elementary school.

My experience began by bouncing a tennis ball against our outside concrete wall during my younger years while playing tennis as part of our PE program in both middle and high school back in NJ.

When I arrived in CO to attend Loretto Heights College, I took the tennis class offered and found out that there were so many more days in CO to enjoy outdoor tennis!

My competitive team playing took place at CCU for my junior and senior years where I was deemed 'Most Improved Player'.

I've taught tennis through the Denver Parks and Recreation City Wide program for a summer as an instructor at Bible Park for students from 5-12 years old and we had fun while learning tennis and drinking lots of Gatorade!

I have thoroughly enjoyed working with dozens of students through OPTIONS homeschoolers program putting the USTA' training and tips to good work with all. I have so enjoyed playing and watching tennis for over 20 years & hope to help you reach your tennis goals.

Tennis Anyone?

Theatre

My love of musical theater, drama, and all things stage started at a very young age when my parents took me into NYC for a matinee. Since I enjoyed taking tap, ballet, and jazz since the wee age of 5, I was immediately enthralled with all performance arts and was inspired to hit the stage running.

First, with dance recitals, then singing impromptu in our living room and for guests, and my 1st theatrical production of Tom Sawyer, getting to play the leading lady.


I have enjoyed sharing my passion of theater with students teaching the basics of theater, acting, performance, as an asst. and director of plays since high school and most recently enjoyed putting on theatrical performances with students up to 30 students at a time!

Not only do I love to perform and practice my craft but also enjoy seeing my students grow and thrive in a supportive and encouraging environment to see their own success! :)

Voice (Music)

I've so enjoyed singing since I was a tot - it came so naturally as a youngster. I progressed into church choirs, solos, NJ All-County, Regional, and State Choir and have used all my singing happily in musical theater and daily! :) If you love to sing, I can join you in growing to take yourself as far as you want!

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Education

CO Christian University (Liberal Arts-Elementary Ed.-Bible Minor)

Metropolitan State College of Denver (Graduate Coursework)

CO Christian University (Graduate Coursework)

Very Positive A great with a great personality, Rhonda made sure to explain the content clearly and answer any questions I had. I would advise anyone that needs help to set up a meeting with her. ...

— DEMIETRIUS from Denver, CO on 3/26/14);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

**For Flute or Voice Lessons: 1/2 hour weekly = $25 1/2 hour bi-weekly = $30

Travel policy

Rhonda will travel within 20 miles of Denver, CO 80238.

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