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Lois R.

Palm Beach Gardens, FL

$35/hr

Tutoring in Reading Comprehension, Writing, Elementary and History.

Background check passed as of 3/24/12
Usually responds in about 6 hours

Tutoring in Reading Comprehension, Writing, Elementary and History.

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Excellent teacher/tutor for students who need to raise their grades in any of the social studies subjects.

Also able to help students learn positive study skills in middle school, high school and college.

My background includes a number of years in classroom teaching as well as tutoring.

My belief is that all students have a learning style and I teach to that style.

I am also available to be a teacher-coach for children who are being home-schooled.

Testimonials

"Great experience"

- Karen, Jupiter, FL on 12/23/14

"I-N-C-R-E-D-I-B-L-E"

- Ms. Trey, Jupiter, FL on 12/7/13
Lois replied on 12/8/2013

Dear Trey,

Thank you so very much for your feedback. I enjoyed teaching your daughter and would welcome the opportunity to tutor her again should the occasion arise. Tutoring students like your daughter, who come prepared and interested, are a joy for me and I wish you both a wonderful holiday season.

"Great tutor!"

- Michelle, West Palm Beach, FL on 10/16/13
Lois replied on 10/16/2013

Dear Michelle, many thanks for your feedback. Tutoring your daughter is a joy as well as seeing her understanding of the subject as well as getting better grades. I enjoy coming to your home, and seeing you and your family so invested in her education. Best Regards, Lois.

"Flexible and reliable"

- Irena, Jupiter, FL on 4/6/13
Lois replied on 4/9/2013

Dear Irena,

Thank you for your generous feedback. It has been a pleasure working with you and I hope to continue our tutoring lessons.

Best Regards,
Lois

"Top-Notch Tutor"

- Ann, Palm Beach Gardens, FL on 3/31/13
Lois replied on 4/1/2013

Thank you Ann for your generous feedback. I love tutoring your son because he is so very excited to learn and is always such a kind and sweet child.

"Great and structured tutor!!!"

- Yohana, West Palm Beach, FL on 2/26/13
Lois replied on 2/26/2013

Yohana was a terrific student who was enthusiastic about improving her English and always prepared with homework assignments.

"Very honest in teaching "

- Venkata, Palm Beach Gardens, FL on 2/24/12
Lois replied on 2/28/2012

Thank you for your feedback. Your son is a joy to teach. He is curious about everything. I can count on him to ask questions that go beyond the story we are reading and thus he is learning at a very fast pace. Your tutor, Lois

English:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading,
SAT Reading, TOEFL, Writing
Computer:
General Computer
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
History:
American History, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Social Studies,
World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Grammar, Reading,
Study Skills
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Aspergers,
Special Needs
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th), English,
ESL/ESOL,
Reading,
SAT Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
GED, PSAT, SAT Reading, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
General Computer, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Aspergers

I have taught children who are on the autism spectrum while teaching at a local school for over 6 years. I also have experience teaching both LD and ADD children.
While a director of an Easter Seals facility in Bensalem, Pa., I supervised the teachers who taught children with autism.

English

I am able to improve a student's understanding of basic English grammar usage which will lead to better scores on composition, all writing assignments, and would help them maintain and retain excellent FCAT scores.

ESL/ESOL

I am able to teach English to those whose primary language is not English. I am presently tutoring a child in English reading comprehension whose primary language is not English. As a teacher, I have taught government to a student whose home was in Vietnam and who did not have a competent understanding of English. However, through my assistance in helping her understand the English terms and facts in the course on American Government, she passed the course with an A.

Public Speaking

I am a teacher/tutor in Reading Comprehension, ESL, and social studies.
I have taught for more than 9 years and have given both lectures and projects to students.
Prior to living in Florida, I worked for a number of health not-for profits in giving talks to volunteers about the agency in the attempt to recruit volunteers.
I was also employed for a number of years as a Historian with the National Park Service and was charged to create my own tours and give these tour/talks to both adults and children.
I did take Public Speaking in college, and I had courses on Public Speaking with the National Park Service.
I have also given talks on various subjects to managers of not-for-profits.
As a high school students I entered a Public Speaking Contest for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
I was the President of the League of Women Voters in Montgomery County, Penna., and as such had given many speeches.
I would certainly want to help others in their public speaking needs.

Reading

I am able to tutor elementary school age children in both their acquisition of new words and their meanings as well as in their reading comprehension ability.

Social Studies

I hold a degree in social studies from Northeastern University and I have taught this subject for more than 8 years. I have received post graduate credits in America history from the University of Colorado through a summer program sponsored by the Council on Economics.

I have taught world history, ancient cultures, world leaders, geography, American history, Chinese history and Russian history. I have taken and passed the Florida social studies teacher test.

Special Needs

I have been a director for an Easter Seals center in Bucks County, which served special needs students.
I have taught special needs students while working at the Batt School in Juno Beach, Florida.
I have experience working with children who are on the autism spectrum, as well as students who have auditory problems.

Lois R.

Study Skills

As a Social Studies Teacher, I am able to guide students to more effective study skills that provide retention ability needed to not only participate in classroom discussion, but allow for better understanding of material when tested. I am able to provide guidance in acquiring better study skills in the social studies and in reading.
Because some students are not shown how to study history, for example, as a cause and effect, or a "5 point check" (who, where, when, how and why), they fail to see the significance of their studies, and ultimately are caught in a web of poor performance on tests and classroom work.
Because I have worked with so many students to show them how to study WITH skill, I am able to help students in the social studies and in reading and literature work toward better study skills.

Writing

It is my belief that students who have problems in writing down their thoughts have not been taught the very simple rule of listing the who, how, when, where, and what of what they want to express on paper.

I take my students through this rule until their writing, becomes not only easy, but fun.

Lois’s Resources

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Northeastern Univerity
History
Temple University
Master's

Education

Northeastern Univerity (History)

Temple University (Master's)

Great experience — Lois has been great to work with. My daughter has enjoyed her lessons so far. Lois is very organized and has a plan for my daughter and how she learns. It has been a great experience. I have to update my review! My daughter had taken the practice PSAT prior to working with Lois and had an extremely poor score. Some of that was that she did not prepare at all, but she also needed tutoring. Beca ...

— Karen, Jupiter, FL on 12/23/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $35.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

For driving to students in the city of West Palm Beach or further, I charge $40 per hour.

Travel policy

Lois will travel within 10 miles of Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418.


About Lois

Excellent teacher/tutor for students who need to raise their grades in any of the social studies subjects.

Also able to help students learn positive study skills in middle school, high school and college.

My background includes a number of years in classroom teaching as well as tutoring.

My belief is that all students have a learning style and I teach to that style.

I am also available to be a teacher-coach for children who are being home-schooled.

Testimonials

"Great experience"

- Karen, Jupiter, FL on 12/23/14

"I-N-C-R-E-D-I-B-L-E"

- Ms. Trey, Jupiter, FL on 12/7/13
Lois replied on 12/8/2013

Dear Trey,

Thank you so very much for your feedback. I enjoyed teaching your daughter and would welcome the opportunity to tutor her again should the occasion arise. Tutoring students like your daughter, who come prepared and interested, are a joy for me and I wish you both a wonderful holiday season.

"Great tutor!"

- Michelle, West Palm Beach, FL on 10/16/13
Lois replied on 10/16/2013

Dear Michelle, many thanks for your feedback. Tutoring your daughter is a joy as well as seeing her understanding of the subject as well as getting better grades. I enjoy coming to your home, and seeing you and your family so invested in her education. Best Regards, Lois.

"Flexible and reliable"

- Irena, Jupiter, FL on 4/6/13
Lois replied on 4/9/2013

Dear Irena,

Thank you for your generous feedback. It has been a pleasure working with you and I hope to continue our tutoring lessons.

Best Regards,
Lois

"Top-Notch Tutor"

- Ann, Palm Beach Gardens, FL on 3/31/13
Lois replied on 4/1/2013

Thank you Ann for your generous feedback. I love tutoring your son because he is so very excited to learn and is always such a kind and sweet child.

"Great and structured tutor!!!"

- Yohana, West Palm Beach, FL on 2/26/13
Lois replied on 2/26/2013

Yohana was a terrific student who was enthusiastic about improving her English and always prepared with homework assignments.

"Very honest in teaching "

- Venkata, Palm Beach Gardens, FL on 2/24/12
Lois replied on 2/28/2012

Thank you for your feedback. Your son is a joy to teach. He is curious about everything. I can count on him to ask questions that go beyond the story we are reading and thus he is learning at a very fast pace. Your tutor, Lois

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Education

Northeastern Univerity
History
Temple University
Master's

Education

Northeastern Univerity (History)

Temple University (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
4 hours notice required

For driving to students in the city of West Palm Beach or further, I charge $40 per hour.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

Lois’s Subjects

English:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading,
SAT Reading, TOEFL, Writing
Computer:
General Computer
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
History:
American History, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Social Studies,
World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Grammar, Reading,
Study Skills
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Aspergers,
Special Needs
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th), English,
ESL/ESOL,
Reading,
SAT Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
GED, PSAT, SAT Reading, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
General Computer, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Lois’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Lois. View all of Lois’s resources


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