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Derreka W.

Smyrna, GA

$40/hr

Literacy: Reading is Succeeding

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Literacy: Reading is Succeeding

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Greetings!

I am a graduate student in Clayton State University's M.A.T. English program. M.A.T. English stands for Master of Arts in Teaching English. I hold a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English with a concentration in Mass Communications. During my English studies, I became acquainted with Shakespeare and many of the most well-known writers from our past; requirements for a well-written essay; grammar and punctuation; and many other topics within the scope of English and literature/literacy.

With Video/Audio Production as my college minor, I fell in love with visual creativity and composition. From recording to editing, and everything in between, I learned through countless nights of work without sleep and highly-anticipated deadlines! But, once that long-awaited final project was complete, I was able to sleep knowing that all of the hard work was well worth it!

At this stage in my life I have grown accustomed to taking standardized tests. What gets me through these would-be spirit-destroyers is the knowledge that patience and strategy are just as important as the skill being tested itself!

As an eldest sister of 4 children, I grew up guiding my siblings through their studies. Now, as a tutor and mentor of teens and young adults, I have become skillful in tutor/tutee and mentor/mentee interaction. I am a huge believer in finding and nurturing learning styles to help build strong, educated leaders of the future!

English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading,
SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
Macintosh, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word
Language:
Arabic,
ESL/ESOL, Speech, TOEFL
Music:
General Music, Songwriting
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Phonics, Reading,
Spelling, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
Career Development, GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ASVAB, Career Development, GED, GRE, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
Career Development, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Arabic

I received an Associate of Arts in Arabic in 2008.

Reading

I received a BA in English with an emphasis in Communication Arts in 2006. I have tutored elementary school students, middle school students, high school students, and adult learners in the area of reading, writing and English Literature. I have also helped prepare students for standardized tests, including the SAT and the GRE. My degree studies covered Journalism and both Radio and TV Production.

Additionally, I have acted as a volunteer and mentor for children and young adults, including members of the Boys and Girls Club.

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Travel policy

Derreka will travel within 20 miles of Smyrna, GA 30080.


About Derreka

Greetings!

I am a graduate student in Clayton State University's M.A.T. English program. M.A.T. English stands for Master of Arts in Teaching English. I hold a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English with a concentration in Mass Communications. During my English studies, I became acquainted with Shakespeare and many of the most well-known writers from our past; requirements for a well-written essay; grammar and punctuation; and many other topics within the scope of English and literature/literacy.

With Video/Audio Production as my college minor, I fell in love with visual creativity and composition. From recording to editing, and everything in between, I learned through countless nights of work without sleep and highly-anticipated deadlines! But, once that long-awaited final project was complete, I was able to sleep knowing that all of the hard work was well worth it!

At this stage in my life I have grown accustomed to taking standardized tests. What gets me through these would-be spirit-destroyers is the knowledge that patience and strategy are just as important as the skill being tested itself!

As an eldest sister of 4 children, I grew up guiding my siblings through their studies. Now, as a tutor and mentor of teens and young adults, I have become skillful in tutor/tutee and mentor/mentee interaction. I am a huge believer in finding and nurturing learning styles to help build strong, educated leaders of the future!

Tutor Policies

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Smyrna, GA 30080

Derreka’s Subjects

English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading,
SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
Macintosh, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word
Language:
Arabic,
ESL/ESOL, Speech, TOEFL
Music:
General Music, Songwriting
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Phonics, Reading,
Spelling, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
Career Development, GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ASVAB, Career Development, GED, GRE, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
Career Development, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, 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.


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