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Wendy L.

Newnan, GA

$40/hr

Former Elementary Teacher

Background check passed as of 8/20/12
Usually responds in about 12 hours

Former Elementary Teacher

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Hello there!

My name is Wendy. I'm a 36 year old former teacher. I graduated from Southern CT State University with a BA in Elementary Education, and a BS in Sociology. I substitute taught in a variety of classrooms with age groups from Pre-K to 6th as well as special needs classes, before determining where I wanted to be. I taught kindergarten 2 years and first grade for a total of 4 years. I have been a certified teacher in both CT and TX.
A few years ago, we moved from TX to GA, where I decided to take a break from teaching and work for myself at a home-based business... I loved it, but I missed teaching SO much that when we moved back to CT, I began tutoring and loved it! I'm just tickled to have come across this website which provides an easy way for people like me, with a passion for teaching, to connect with people like you, who want or need some one-on-one attention!

I'm back in GA and can't wait to get started again! I hope that you will find my teaching style just what you or your child needs!

Feel free to email me with any questions you might have!

~Wendy

Testimonials

"Challenging but fun"

- Cathleen, West Haven, CT on 1/16/14

"Excellent tutor."

- Michael & Ana Olbrys, Milford, CT on 1/10/14

"Excellent tutor!"

- Lori-Ann, West Haven, CT on 7/18/13

"Excellent tutor"

- Minerva, Bridgeport, CT on 5/18/13

"Wonderful feedback."

- Julia, West Haven, CT on 2/13/13

"Excellent Tutor - Highly Recommend"

- Sue, Southport, CT on 10/28/12

"Easy to contact.. Always patient & super informative"

- Tiffany, Stratford, CT on 10/26/12

"Great Tutor"

- Juliette, Bridgeport, CT on 9/7/12

"Very patient tutor, helped my daughter gain confidence in math!"

- Ortal, Milford, CT on 9/5/12

"Excellent tutor"

- LUCY, Stamford, CT on 7/11/12

"Amazing Tutor! "

- Alda, Bridgeport, CT on 5/29/12
English:
Grammar, Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Phonics
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
Reading,
Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar

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.

Elementary (K-6th)

I Graduated in 2001 with a BA in Elementary Education and was Certified in CT until May 2011. I have a current TX teaching Certificate. I taught both in CT and in TX

Elementary Math

I love teaching math to young children. I believe it is very important to be sure that the foundation is VERY strong before moving on. As I have told my students in the past, "if we build a skyscraper on a foundation made of sand, the higher we build, the more opportunities for it wobble and fall over. We want to make sure our foundation is built strong!" Moving on before previous skills are mastered will make new skills difficult to learn.

I also like to work with problem solving beginning as early as kindergarten- problem solving strategies teach critical thinking skills that can be utilized in many areas of life! :)

Phonics

I graduated from Southern CT State University with a BA in Elementary Education, and a BS in Sociology. Many children struggle with different aspects of learning to read. Phonics is one such aspect that can cause problems with reading, speaking, and spelling.

Phonics is the basic instruction that teaches the relationships between letters and sounds. It involves learning how to connect the sounds of spoken English with letters or groups of letters that create sounds. Phonics teaches us to use these relationships to speak, read, and write words.

There are a variety of skills to tackle when teaching phonics, from individual letter sounds, blends, dipthongs, consonants and vowels, and not to mention, "the rules" and exceptions. It's a lot to learn, but it can also be fun! I truly enjoy these lessons, because phonics give us a good foundation for other learning!

Reading

Reading is one of the most important gifts we can give children. Reading affects everything we do from crossing a street safely, ordering at restaurant, to keeping up with current events, communicating with others, and even enjoyment. We read everywhere we go with almost everything we do.
Work with phonics, fluency, high frequency words, comprehension, writing, and even confidence are major factors when teaching a reader. There are a variety of skill-sets for developing reading, and I look forward to helping you or your child find success in this very important life skill!

Southern CT State University

Education

Southern CT State University

Challenging but fun — My son has been working with Wendy for about six months now, and we are beyond pleased with his progress and confidence in school. Wendy is extremely patient, and as my son has said she makes work "challenging" but fun at the same time. Wendy is always approachable and easy to talk with, offering her advice and ideas while truly listening to our thoughts and concerns. My son enjoys working with We ...

— Cathleen, West Haven, CT on 1/16/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Wendy will travel within 0 miles of Newnan, GA 30263.


About Wendy

Hello there!

My name is Wendy. I'm a 36 year old former teacher. I graduated from Southern CT State University with a BA in Elementary Education, and a BS in Sociology. I substitute taught in a variety of classrooms with age groups from Pre-K to 6th as well as special needs classes, before determining where I wanted to be. I taught kindergarten 2 years and first grade for a total of 4 years. I have been a certified teacher in both CT and TX.
A few years ago, we moved from TX to GA, where I decided to take a break from teaching and work for myself at a home-based business... I loved it, but I missed teaching SO much that when we moved back to CT, I began tutoring and loved it! I'm just tickled to have come across this website which provides an easy way for people like me, with a passion for teaching, to connect with people like you, who want or need some one-on-one attention!

I'm back in GA and can't wait to get started again! I hope that you will find my teaching style just what you or your child needs!

Feel free to email me with any questions you might have!

~Wendy

Testimonials

"Challenging but fun"

- Cathleen, West Haven, CT on 1/16/14

"Excellent tutor."

- Michael & Ana Olbrys, Milford, CT on 1/10/14

"Excellent tutor!"

- Lori-Ann, West Haven, CT on 7/18/13

"Excellent tutor"

- Minerva, Bridgeport, CT on 5/18/13

"Wonderful feedback."

- Julia, West Haven, CT on 2/13/13

"Excellent Tutor - Highly Recommend"

- Sue, Southport, CT on 10/28/12

"Easy to contact.. Always patient & super informative"

- Tiffany, Stratford, CT on 10/26/12

"Great Tutor"

- Juliette, Bridgeport, CT on 9/7/12

"Very patient tutor, helped my daughter gain confidence in math!"

- Ortal, Milford, CT on 9/5/12

"Excellent tutor"

- LUCY, Stamford, CT on 7/11/12

"Amazing Tutor! "

- Alda, Bridgeport, CT on 5/29/12

Education

Southern CT State University

Education

Southern CT State University


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 0 miles of Newnan, GA 30263

Wendy’s Subjects

English:
Grammar, Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Phonics
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
Reading,
Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar

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.


Background Check Status for Wendy L.

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