Greetings! I have 15 years of teaching experience in the classroom and have been tutoring full-time since January of 2012. I have a true passion for teaching, and mostly a passion for helping students achieve their highest goals. I have experience in the parochial, private, and public schools. I taught K-8 at Assumption Catholic School from 1997-2004 in Speech
, Drama, and Spanish
to 6th-12th grade ESE students at The Broach School from 2004-2008, and Intensive Reading to 11th and 12th graders at Andrew Jackson High School (public, inner-city, urban in Duval County) from 2009-2011. I also conduct FCAT, ACT
, AP preparation exams, and EOC prep, as well as study skills
and bridging activities during the summer months when students do not have school work. While in the classroom my average student came up three grade levels a year in reading comprehension, fluency, vocabulary
, and language
mechanics. My Florida certification was in English 6-12 while in the classroom. I am certified in many subject areas now through WyzAnt and if you check out my profile by subject area you can see where my expertise lies and match it with your current needs. The only subject in which I do not tutor is Mathematics
. Before teaching I owned and operated a temporary and permanent personnel service and have a great deal of business
experience in Marketing
, TQM, Operations Management, Economics
, and Leadership.
In addition to tutoring through Wyzant, I have done extensive private tutoring as well. I do quite a bit of tutoring with college students, nine of whom were in the MBA program at JU and one who is currently working on her Master's in Education focused on Leadership Technology at UNF. I have two students at local community colleges (FSCJ and SJRCC) both majoring in business who I tutored through high school. I have raised three children of my own, now in their late 20's and 30's, and all three went to college after graduating from Bishop Kenny High School in Jacksonville. Several of my students are from Saudi Arabia and India.
My availability depends on my schedule at any one specific time, and can be discussed with you after you establish your account with WyzAnt. I will tutor in your home, provided a parent is present if you or your child are under 18, and also at the various local libraries.
I look forward to helping you or your child succeed in school and working closely with you to achieve success! School was never meant to be a struggle---an effort yes, but not a struggle. Best regards, Kelly Heflin
"THE MEANING OF LIFE IS TO FIND YOUR GIFT. THE PURPOSE OF LIFE IS TO GIVE IT AWAY." Pablo Picasso