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Taylor M.

Frederick, MD

$40/hr

Supportive and encouraging English teacher turned tutor

Usually responds in about 13 hours

Supportive and encouraging English teacher turned tutor

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I graduated from the College of Education at Michigan State University with a degree in English secondary education and 12 credits towards a masters degree in education. I am certified to teach English and ESOL for grades 6th-12th in Michigan, South Carolina, and Georgia, and I have experience tutoring and teaching in both of these subject areas. As a college student, my summers were spent tutoring ESL students, particularly Korean students, in learning the English language as well as tutoring students at local grade schools. I have taught in public schools, including a year-long internship in a 6th grade classroom where I was the lead teacher for 4 months. After that experience, I taught at one of the top high schools in Michigan as a temporary full-time 10th and 11th grade English Literature teacher. Most recently, I taught middle and high school English in South Carolina and Georgia.

Since relocating to Maryland, I am continuing to work as a private in-home tutor and home-school teacher. Spending one-on-one time tutoring students who seek additional help with the English subject area allows me to continue using my teaching degree and share my expertise as an educator.

As a teacher, I demonstrate a talent for designing age appropriate lesson plans and activities that foster growth in the core curriculum as well as personal and academic development. I also offer individualized support to ensure that all of my student's unique needs and goals are met. I assess each student through individually planned homework assignments to gauge whether or not he or she is understanding the material. I strive to provide a well-balanced, engaging and supportive learning environment for all of my students. I understand the need for differentiated instruction and individual education plans to generate independent thought and to represent each student's diverse needs/interests.

All of the skills, that I have gained from being in the classroom, will be used in my commitment to capture my student's attention and improve reading and writing skills. During my time in South Carolina, I completed the first year of the statewide mentor program with high regards and positive feedback. Several observations by district mentors and the principal are a mandatory part of the program and I was observed teaching multiple times throughout the year. One of these mentors summed up what she saw in my classroom in one simple phrase, "You have what it takes to excel in teaching." I am a motivated educator who posses strong people skills and has a proven ability to develop a positive rapport with my students.

Summary of Skills and Experiences
-Writing lesson plans, reports, and keeping up with a classroom blog
-Developing balanced learning plans that encourage pupils' practical, creative, academic and social skills
-Integrating the latest technology into my lessons.
-Taught middle school, high school, and private home-school classes.
-Patient and approachable
-Accesses multiple methods of teaching a concept. Teaches students to do the same.
-Proficient in MLA format and essay writing
-Excellent command of grammar and usage
-Volunteered to assist with coaching a high school volleyball team

Testimonials

"Excellent ESL Tutor"

- Craig, Frederick, MD on 7/29/14
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Reading, Study Skills
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Elementary (K-6th)

I have substitute taught for all grade levels including elementary. According to my 3 teaching degrees (MI, GA, and SC), I am certified to teach 6th grade - 12th grade. I am currently working with another tutoring service where primarily tutor elementary age students.

Taylor’s Resources

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Teaching requires a strong commitment to the content and pedagogy knowledge; however, more importantly it requires a powerful sense of empathy, encouraging support, and a team player attitude.

Michigan State University
Michigan State University

Education

Michigan State University

Michigan State University

Excellent ESL Tutor — We hired Taylor to work with a young girl from Eastern Europe, to improve her English language skills and prepare her for college admission. Taylor was quickly able to evaluate her strengths and weakness so she could develop a very individualized set of lesson plans. She focused on the areas of greatest need and did not waste time reviewing or re-teaching things that the student already knew. We ...

— Craig, Frederick, MD on 7/29/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Taylor will travel within 20 miles of Frederick, MD 21701.


About Taylor

I graduated from the College of Education at Michigan State University with a degree in English secondary education and 12 credits towards a masters degree in education. I am certified to teach English and ESOL for grades 6th-12th in Michigan, South Carolina, and Georgia, and I have experience tutoring and teaching in both of these subject areas. As a college student, my summers were spent tutoring ESL students, particularly Korean students, in learning the English language as well as tutoring students at local grade schools. I have taught in public schools, including a year-long internship in a 6th grade classroom where I was the lead teacher for 4 months. After that experience, I taught at one of the top high schools in Michigan as a temporary full-time 10th and 11th grade English Literature teacher. Most recently, I taught middle and high school English in South Carolina and Georgia.

Since relocating to Maryland, I am continuing to work as a private in-home tutor and home-school teacher. Spending one-on-one time tutoring students who seek additional help with the English subject area allows me to continue using my teaching degree and share my expertise as an educator.

As a teacher, I demonstrate a talent for designing age appropriate lesson plans and activities that foster growth in the core curriculum as well as personal and academic development. I also offer individualized support to ensure that all of my student's unique needs and goals are met. I assess each student through individually planned homework assignments to gauge whether or not he or she is understanding the material. I strive to provide a well-balanced, engaging and supportive learning environment for all of my students. I understand the need for differentiated instruction and individual education plans to generate independent thought and to represent each student's diverse needs/interests.

All of the skills, that I have gained from being in the classroom, will be used in my commitment to capture my student's attention and improve reading and writing skills. During my time in South Carolina, I completed the first year of the statewide mentor program with high regards and positive feedback. Several observations by district mentors and the principal are a mandatory part of the program and I was observed teaching multiple times throughout the year. One of these mentors summed up what she saw in my classroom in one simple phrase, "You have what it takes to excel in teaching." I am a motivated educator who posses strong people skills and has a proven ability to develop a positive rapport with my students.

Summary of Skills and Experiences
-Writing lesson plans, reports, and keeping up with a classroom blog
-Developing balanced learning plans that encourage pupils' practical, creative, academic and social skills
-Integrating the latest technology into my lessons.
-Taught middle school, high school, and private home-school classes.
-Patient and approachable
-Accesses multiple methods of teaching a concept. Teaches students to do the same.
-Proficient in MLA format and essay writing
-Excellent command of grammar and usage
-Volunteered to assist with coaching a high school volleyball team

Testimonials

"Excellent ESL Tutor"

- Craig, Frederick, MD on 7/29/14
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Education

Michigan State University
Michigan State University

Education

Michigan State University

Michigan State University


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Frederick, MD 21701

Taylor’s Subjects

English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Reading, Study Skills
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, 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.


Taylor’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 Taylor. View all of Taylor’s resources

Teaching requires a strong commitment to the content and pedagogy knowledge; however, more importantly it requires a powerful sense of empathy, encouraging support, and a team player attitude.


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