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Denise D.

Fort Washington, MD

$40/hr

Love Learning for a Lifetime!

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Background check passed as of 10/28/11

Love Learning for a Lifetime!

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For over 20 years, I have been involved in teaching: as a volunteer in the community and in public and private schools. Learning is a process that can be fun and challenging; leading to a love for learning for a lifetime.

The grammar/elementary age is a very exciting time for learning. Students are generally enthusiastic learners and love to learn. Students are like sponges and they can memorize large amounts of facts. Grammar students love to demonstrate what they know through repetition, chants, jingles, and rhymes. They also enjoy music and movement, which are great tools for learning and engaging students. This is the time to master basic ideas and concepts that sets them up for a lifetime of learning.

As a teacher/tutor, one of my roles is to be an encourager. Your student wants to be reassured and challenged that they can do it. So finding creative ways to teach; knowing some students are more visual, auditory, kinesthetic or some combination.

There are many things students just have to memorize, i.e. letters, numbers, sight words, math facts, vocabulary words, etc. The more a student can master the basics the more confidence and the better student they will become.

From 1993-2005, I worked in elementary education, K-6, all subjects and high school, in the Prince George's County Schools as a substitute teacher, paraprofessional, and classroom teacher. 2005-2012, I taught at Washington Classical School, grades 2-9, in all subjects: Reading, English, Math, Science, History, Literature, Biology, Government, and Bible. 2012-2013, I worked at Cornerstone Christian School in the Aftercare program and teaching Music for PK-3 to 6th grade, 7th grade Math and high school thesis class.

For over 20 years I have taught summer school, Sunday School, Vacation Bible School and Summer Camps and tutored numerous students.

"A miracle worker"

- Angelica, Clinton, MD on 2/6/12
Math:
Algebra 1, Geometry, Prealgebra
English:
Bible Studies, English, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
History:
American History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Elementary (K-6th),
English, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading, Study Skills
Corporate Training:
Grammar

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Elementary (K-6th)

I have 19 years of teaching experience in public and private school starting as substitute teacher, para-professional and classroom teacher in all subjects and all grade levels. In addition, I have taught summer school, tutored numerous students and various community venues. My primary experience and preference is in elementary education. In the 8 years of private education I have taught grammar subjects including reading, math, science, English, history, Bible, and music.

Study Skills

Studying is a whole lot more then reading over your notes or skimming a book!

Exactly how do you study?

Developing good study habits and skills begin before class, during class, and after class.

Developing good habits begin with preparation. I will teach your student organization skills, time management, how to get motivated, setting goals and overcoming procrastination. After the preparation comes specific skills a student needs to implement.

These are some of the skills I will teach your student in Study Skills: note taking, reading effectively, improve remembering, building vocabulary, taking tests, math tricks, and using reference resources. Mastering these skills will significantly increase a student's opportunity for success.

As a teacher from grades 2-9, at Washington Classical Christian School for 6 years, I taught study skills in reading, spelling, science, history, literature, Bible, and math. Prior to to teaching at WCCS I worked 11 years in Prince George's County Public School as substitute, paraprofessional, and teacher. In addition I have taught summer school and tutored numerous students throughout my career.

By developing good study habits and skills, students will learn to take responsibility for their education and can have success in any subject.

Denise’s Resources

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One of the most common concerns that parents have is how to improve reading comprehension. Here are 12 strategies to improve reading comprehension. You don't have to use all the strategies, all the time. But, gradually add strategies depending on what the student can handle. The more they use them, the more it will become a habit and can be done quickly with practice. 1. Preview the story... read more

Do you remember the PSA that use to come on television and radio saying "Reading is Fundamental"? Not only is it fundamental but, it is essential to success! One of the best gifts you can give your child is a love for reading. Reading with your child everyday at every age is time well spent. Read to your child and let your child read to you. Keep lots of books around, even in this... read more

University of Maryland, College Park
Radio, TV and Film

Education

University of Maryland, College Park (Radio, TV and Film)

A miracle worker — Ms. Denise has successfully gotten my daughter on grade level in reading and math. She has shown patience and firmness with my busy 6yr old. We couldn't achieved this success without her. She has truly been a God sent. Thanks for all of your hard work. ...

— Angelica, Clinton, MD on 2/6/12

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Denise will travel within 15 miles of Fort Washington, MD 20744.


About Denise

For over 20 years, I have been involved in teaching: as a volunteer in the community and in public and private schools. Learning is a process that can be fun and challenging; leading to a love for learning for a lifetime.

The grammar/elementary age is a very exciting time for learning. Students are generally enthusiastic learners and love to learn. Students are like sponges and they can memorize large amounts of facts. Grammar students love to demonstrate what they know through repetition, chants, jingles, and rhymes. They also enjoy music and movement, which are great tools for learning and engaging students. This is the time to master basic ideas and concepts that sets them up for a lifetime of learning.

As a teacher/tutor, one of my roles is to be an encourager. Your student wants to be reassured and challenged that they can do it. So finding creative ways to teach; knowing some students are more visual, auditory, kinesthetic or some combination.

There are many things students just have to memorize, i.e. letters, numbers, sight words, math facts, vocabulary words, etc. The more a student can master the basics the more confidence and the better student they will become.

From 1993-2005, I worked in elementary education, K-6, all subjects and high school, in the Prince George's County Schools as a substitute teacher, paraprofessional, and classroom teacher. 2005-2012, I taught at Washington Classical School, grades 2-9, in all subjects: Reading, English, Math, Science, History, Literature, Biology, Government, and Bible. 2012-2013, I worked at Cornerstone Christian School in the Aftercare program and teaching Music for PK-3 to 6th grade, 7th grade Math and high school thesis class.

For over 20 years I have taught summer school, Sunday School, Vacation Bible School and Summer Camps and tutored numerous students.

Testimonials

"A miracle worker"

- Angelica, Clinton, MD on 2/6/12

Education

University of Maryland, College Park
Radio, TV and Film

Education

University of Maryland, College Park (Radio, TV and Film)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Fort Washington, MD 20744

Denise’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1, Geometry, Prealgebra
English:
Bible Studies, English, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
History:
American History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Elementary (K-6th),
English, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading, Study Skills
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.


Denise’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 Denise. View all of Denise’s resources

One of the most common concerns that parents have is how to improve reading comprehension. Here are 12 strategies to improve reading comprehension. You don't have to use all the strategies, all the time. But, gradually add strategies depending on what the student can handle. The more they use them, the more it will become a habit and can be done quickly with practice. 1. Preview the story... read more

Do you remember the PSA that use to come on television and radio saying "Reading is Fundamental"? Not only is it fundamental but, it is essential to success! One of the best gifts you can give your child is a love for reading. Reading with your child everyday at every age is time well spent. Read to your child and let your child read to you. Keep lots of books around, even in this... read more


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