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Deborah V.

Andover, MA

$45/hr

Patient and creative Photography, Reading and Writing Tutor, 12-adult

Background check passed as of 6/22/14
Usually responds in about 22 hours

Patient and creative Photography, Reading and Writing Tutor, 12-adult

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I love helping children and adults discover the joys of reading.

In working with children ages 5-16 for many years, I have developed a lot of patience and much creativity in communicating with them. I love reading and writing, and can find the hidden talents in almost any child. I've found that when you tap into the child's own interests, they learn more quickly. The summer of 2012 I was an au pair for two households, which included two 12-year-olds, one 11-year-old, one 9-year-old, and one 14-year old. I managed to keep them organized, well fed, and active. We had reading time every day and went to the library once a week. We even learned how to do stop-motion animation and made several short movies!

I earned my Master's degree in Education, Higher Education (college/ university level) through Merrimack College in North Andover, MA, in May of 2014. I have a passion for adult education and my specialty is photography and Adobe Photoshop.

Contact me through WyzAnt and let me know of YOUR specific needs.

English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Art:
Adobe Photoshop,
Art History, Drawing,
Photography
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Reading,
Spelling, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English, Reading,
Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Adobe Photoshop

I've been using and teaching Adobe Photoshop since 1998. I am a college professor specializing in Adobe Photoshop and Digital Imaging. I've been a professional photographer for over 25 years, and use Photoshop routinely.

Drawing

In May 2012 I passed the Mass. Education Tests to become certified in Visual Arts, K-12.

I've been drawing and painting my entire life. My favorite media are graphite and pen-and-ink, but I also work in acrylics and watercolor. I owned my own art studio for 3 years, and taught children from the ages of 5 and up, adults, and people with disabilities such as MS, deafness and mental retardation. I was the co-President of an artists' guild in Andover, MA for 2 years. There, I helped organize monthly demonstrations, exhibitions, and workshops in various disciplines. I studied in Italy with Montserrat College of Art in 2008, and am a member of Urban Sketchers, a world-wide group of artists who 'capture the world one drawing at a time'.

Elementary (K-6th)

Passed the MTEL tests in K-8 Reading and Writing Comprehension. MA Teacher's Licensure is pending. I also have my Bachelor's degree in English.

Photography

After a 4-year apprenticeship at a Portrait and Wedding Studio in Athens, GA, I became a professional photographer (1986). I'm trained in children's, family, wedding, and commercial photography, including darkroom printing and restoration work. I was studio manager and second photographer at "Ed Eich Photographic" in Andover, MA for ten years, during which time we transitioned from traditional to digital photography. Since then I have taught Digital Photography for Merrimack College and Northern Essex Community College. Nature and wildlife work is what I do for fun!

Reading

I passed the MTEL (MA Teacher's Educator Licensure) test for Reading and Writing, K-12.

Wells College
English
Montserrat College of Art
Graduate Coursework
Merrimack College, North Andover, MA
Master's

Education

Wells College (English)

Montserrat College of Art (Graduate Coursework)

Merrimack College, North Andover, MA (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

On-location Photography sessions will be rated at $125./hour. Group on-location rate for 3-6 people is $85/ hour per person.

Travel policy

Deborah will travel within 15 miles of Andover, MA 01810.


About Deborah

I love helping children and adults discover the joys of reading.

In working with children ages 5-16 for many years, I have developed a lot of patience and much creativity in communicating with them. I love reading and writing, and can find the hidden talents in almost any child. I've found that when you tap into the child's own interests, they learn more quickly. The summer of 2012 I was an au pair for two households, which included two 12-year-olds, one 11-year-old, one 9-year-old, and one 14-year old. I managed to keep them organized, well fed, and active. We had reading time every day and went to the library once a week. We even learned how to do stop-motion animation and made several short movies!

I earned my Master's degree in Education, Higher Education (college/ university level) through Merrimack College in North Andover, MA, in May of 2014. I have a passion for adult education and my specialty is photography and Adobe Photoshop.

Contact me through WyzAnt and let me know of YOUR specific needs.

Education

Wells College
English
Montserrat College of Art
Graduate Coursework
Merrimack College, North Andover, MA
Master's

Education

Wells College (English)

Montserrat College of Art (Graduate Coursework)

Merrimack College, North Andover, MA (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required

On-location Photography sessions will be rated at $125./hour. Group on-location rate for 3-6 people is $85/ hour per person.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Andover, MA 01810

Deborah’s Subjects

English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Art:
Adobe Photoshop,
Art History, Drawing,
Photography
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Reading,
Spelling, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English, 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 Deborah V.

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