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Deb B.

Home-schooling Mom Specializing in High School Math

Framingham, MA (01704)

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I am a home-schooling mom of four children, ages 13 – 19. I have been home-schooling for nine years now. My two middle children, a senior and sophomore in high school, are currently attending MassBay Community college full-time.

I believe that my approach to home-schooling, and thus to tutoring is unique. I am very good at teaching so that the student “sees” the solution. I am excellent at figuring out what the student is not understanding, so that I can get to the heart of the problem and show the student what the concept is, in a way the student understands.

This is a unique tutoring approach, and it is due to my home-schooling experience. Home-schooling is, in essence, tutoring. I need to work with my children one-on-one until they feel confident enough to try the material independently. My oldest is dyslexic. I took the Wilson training program and I was able to successfully teach her to read and write so that she was able to take college-level courses starting in her junior year of high school.

But, more importantly, my daughter, and the other three children, were able to learn to love learning. To love writing, reading, doing math, studying science, for the sake of learning the material, as well as for the real benefits of mastering each subject.

I do not believe there are any “C” students, only students who have not been taught in a way they can understand. Math, for example, is one of my strengths. I believe anyone, anyone, can learn math, internalize its concepts, and learn to appreciate its logical beauty. I despise our society’s message that math is “hard” and the concepts are only for those favored few who understand it. I have taught my three daughters through algebra II and they all placed into precalculus math at MassBay.
I am also very good at teaching writing. I can teach the basics of grammar, spelling, and punctuation for the lower levels (K-5), and essay writing, critical analysis, and critical essays of the classics for upper level grades.

Before I began a family I was in the actuarial field. I also worked at Framingham State University, in their CASA department, which provides walk-in tutoring for FSU students. I did this from 1998-2000. At CASA I tutored algebra through calculus.

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Deb’s subjects

Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading
Test Preparation:
GED, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Elementary (K-6th), English, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Writing
Special Needs:
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Discrete Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Writing

Dyslexia

I am trained in the Wilson Reading Program, a progam specifically designed for teaching dyslexic children to read. I attended their week-end seminar and then spent one year meeting regularly with a Wilson-approved trainer to go over my method and technique. I had to model my teaching techniques during these training sessions, with my student every time I met with my trainer. This was to show my understanding, fluency, and proficiency in the Wilson program. Since the Wilson system has a very specific method for proceeding through each step of each lesson, this was an important aspect in my training. Since my daughter is dyslexic and I was homeschooling her, my daughter was my student. I brought her with me every month to work with my trainer. My daughter, at age 10, could not read, write, or spell. Working with her daily, using Wilson lesson plans and their unique approach I was able to teach her not only to read, write, and spell, but to love reading and writing. Now, as a high school senior, she is taking college courses at MassBay and has been for two years. She reads, writes, and spells proficiently and has written several novels to date. I did not complete my Wilson training, as the last section required class-room time and observation and since a classroom setting was unavailable to me nor did I need to learn how to teach Wilson to a classroom, I did not finish that section. I have all the books, aids, tests, flashcards, and lesson plans required for ages K-12 to guide and teach a student how to read, write and spell using the Wilson Reading System.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a homeschooling mom who has currently been homeschooling for 8 years. I homeschooled my four children (ages 13 - 18) from elementary school through high school. I taught them reading, writing, spelling, phonics, grammar, and vocabulary as well as K-6 math. I also taught all high school subjects. My two oldest, a junior and a senior in high school, are currently enrolled full-time at MassBay Community College. I am Wilson trained and have used several phonics programs including "The Reading Road to Spelling."

Phonics

I am a homeschooling mom who has homeschooled my four children (ages 13-18) for eight years. My oldest is dyslexic and had to be taught to read using the Wilson method. I took the Wilson training and taught her to read using this method. I am Wilson trained. I taught all four of my children how to read, write, and spell using the Wilson method or variations of it. I also used the curriculum, "The Reading Road to Spelling" which uses a unique phonics-approach to teach reading and spelling.

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University of New Mexico

Excellent Advanced Algebra and Trig Tutor Deb B. has really helped my daughter improve her performance in eleventh grade math. She understands learning styles and differences and is a highly effective educator. Deb is also positive, kind and patient and establishes a great rapport with students. Recently my daughter made the honor roll for the first time in high school thanks to the help she received from Deb! ...

— Andrea from Medfield, MA on 6/4/14);

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Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

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Deb will travel within 10 miles of Framingham, MA 01702.

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