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Debbie W.

Experienced Teacher for SAT, English, History, and Special Ed Needs

Warren, NJ (07059)

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12 miles
Hourly fee
$65.00
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With over 25 years of experience, I am certified to teach English (K-12), Special Education (K-12), and Elementary Education, and specialize in teaching writing and communication skills. I am an experienced SAT Verbal and Writing tutor who has worked with all types of students to increase scores, focusing on the areas that need improvement.
I also work with students to create effective college essays. I can review topic choices, help students create outlines, and proofread final essays.

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Debbie’s subjects

English:
ACT English, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Anthropology
Computer:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
History:
American History, Anthropology, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Social Studies, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Sports/Recreation:
Corporate Training:
College Counseling, Grammar, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Public Speaking

ACT English

I am an English teacher and former journalist who specializes in teaching all types of writing skills. I am familiar with the requirements of the ACT Writing section, and can help you improve your scores on the multiple choice questions.

ADD/ADHD

I hold NJ Certification as Teacher of Students with Disabilities. In addition, I have successfully taught students with ADHD in middle school and high school classes. Both of my children have ADHD and I served as the president of my district's Special Ed PTO for 3 years.

Aspergers

I hold NJ Certification as Teacher of Students with Disabilities. As a middle school teacher, I successfully taught students who were classified as having Aspergers Syndrome. I also currently tutor high school students on the Autism Spectrum.

College Counseling

I have been a high school English and Special Education teacher for 25 years. In addition, I have taken graduate level courses in high school guidance and counseling as I worked towards a masters degree. I have successfully coached many students, teaching them how to brainstorm topics, organize and write a basic essay, and then rewrite it to gain the attention of admissions officers at their selected colleges. I work either in person or via email, using track changes on the essay and then discuss the changes with the student either in person, or via phone or Skype.

Cooking

I trained with a French chef and ghost-wrote his cookbook. I am familiar with a wide variety of regional cooking styles as well as specialized diet requirements. In addition, I am experienced in recipe development. I am an expert baker and cake decorator.

Elementary (K-6th)

I hold NJ Teacher of Elementary Education certification. I spent 12 years as a substitute teacher in the Warren K-8 district. In addition, I have taught first grade, third grade, fifth grade, sixth grade and seventh grade classes at a certified Hebrew school.

English

I am a Special Education/English teacher and former journalist. I teach both critical reading and writing skills. Whether you are looking to learn to read more fluently, determine the main idea of a passage, master research writing skills, creative writing, or improve SAT scores, I can help.

Phonics

As a certified Teacher of Students with Disabilities, I am trained and experienced in teaching reading through the use of phonics. I have taught reading to both beginning readers and middle school readers using phonics as well as other reading methods. I am also certified to teach elementary school K-5.

Proofreading

I am a former newspaper reporter with extensive copy editing and proofreading experience. Currently, I am an English teacher with excellent grammar skills.

SAT Reading

I am an English and Special Education teacher. I am familiar with the requirements of the SAT Critical Reading section, and whether you are having trouble with main ideas, inferences, vocabulary or any other type of question, I can help you improve your scores!

SAT Writing

I am an English teacher and former journalist who specializes in teaching all types of writing skills. I am familiar with the requirements of the SAT Writing section, and can help you improve your scores on both the multiple choice questions and the essay.

Social Studies

As a special education teacher, I served as in-class support in history and social studies classes. In addition, I have 21 college credits in various areas of social studies.

Special Needs

I am NJ certified as Teacher of Students with Disabilities. I have extensive experience teaching students of all classifications, including ADHD, Aspergers, reading disabilities including dyslexia, and other learning disabilities. In addition, I have personal experience dealing with special needs, as my son has ADHD and other learning disabilities.

Study Skills

As a Teacher of Students with Disabilities, I have taught study skills in both middle school and high school classrooms. I have a vast collection of various materials to help students study more effectively, including SQ3R, using flashcards, and taking notes.

Writing

I am an English teacher and former journalist who specializes in teaching all types of writing skills. Whether you are looking to master research writing skills, creative writing, or improve SAT scores, I can help.

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Education

Rutgers University

Kean University (Other)

Experienced tutor — Debbie is an experienced tutor. She knows what my son's weakness is in reading and writing. She has very well prepared schedules and materials just fit for my son. After a few month's tutoring, my son did better in his school. I really appreciate the effort she has spent on my son. I definitely recommend her to friends who need help. ...

— Shannon from Basking Ridge, NJ on 8/21/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $65.00

Cancellation: 5 hours notice required

Travel policy

Debbie will travel within 12 miles of Warren, NJ 07059.

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