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Debra P.

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Norman, OK (73069)

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Debra's Tutoring Subjects

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Corporate Training:
Criminal Justice more »
ESL/ESOL
Grammar
Microsoft Word
NCLEX more »
Proofreading
Public Speaking more »
Sports/Recreation:
Basketball more »
Swimming more »
Test Preparation:
ACT English
ACT Math
ACT Reading
ACT Science
AFOQT more »
ASVAB
GED
NCLEX more »
PSAT
SAT Math
SAT Reading
SAT Writing
TOEFL
Homeschool:
Algebra 1
Algebra 2
Biology
Chemistry
Elementary (K-6th) more »
English
ESL/ESOL
Geometry
Prealgebra
Reading
SAT Math
SAT Reading
Writing
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD more »
Phonics more »
Special Needs more »
Business:
Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft Word
Public Speaking more »
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th) more »
Elementary Math
Elementary Science
Grammar
Phonics more »
Reading
Spelling
Vocabulary
Music:
General Music more »
History:
American History
Criminal Justice more »
Government & Politics
Social Studies more »
World History
Language:
ESL/ESOL
TOEFL
Science:
ACT Science
Anatomy
Biology
Chemistry
Microbiology
Nursing
Nutrition more »
Physical Science
Physiology
Psychology
Computer:
Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft Windows more »
Microsoft Word
Math:
ACT Math
Algebra 1
Algebra 2
Geometry
Prealgebra
SAT Math
English:
ACT English
ACT Reading
Bible Studies more »
English
ESL/ESOL
Grammar
Literature
Proofreading
Public Speaking more »
Reading
SAT Reading
SAT Writing
TOEFL
Vocabulary
Writing

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ADD/ADHD

My youngest son is ADHD. I have taught him at home for a total of seven years, both unmedicated and medicated. I know the signs of ADHD, as well as what type of learning environment is best for someone with ADHD. I also have a 17 year medical background as an RN, so I have had professional experience with ADHD as well.

AFOQT

I took the AFOQT and was given a college scholarship through the military under the ASCP program due to my scores. I have six years of aircraft maintenance experience, as well as an AAS in Aircraft Maintenance Technology, both during my years in the Air Force. My military background will be useful for tutoring.

Basketball

I was a basketball player in high school, as well as in the Air Force, for a total of 10 years. I coached children's recreational basketball for seven years. I coached high school girl's basketball for two years.

Bible Studies

I was a Sunday School teacher for more than 5 years. I have also participated in many Bible Studies myself at church. I have also taught many years at VBS for children.

Criminal Justice

I took 2 years of Criminal Justice classes in college, as well as receiving certification as a legal nurse consultant. I am familiar with the basic criminal laws, as well as being familiar with researching cases in law books and on the internet.

Elementary (K-6th)

I taught the Abeka curriculum to my three children through 7th grade. Classes included were phonics, language, science, health, math, reading, spelling,vocabulary, writing, and history. I use many different techniques to ensure that I meet their learning skills. I teach verbally, hands on, using examples, written, and using objects to explain tough problems. I use everyday examples to make things seem more real.

General Music

I come from a musical background. I can read music in both treble and bass clef. I know the different types of notes (whole, half, quarter, etc.). I have sung in church choirs since childhood. I play and read guitar music, as well as recorder. I am self-taught on the piano, so I am familiar but not expert.

Microsoft Windows

I have used Microsoft Windows for years. I am familiar with many of the programs, including word processing, disk defragment, system restore, and the everyday needs of word processing. I have a strong grasp of the basic components and can navigate the system when troubleshooting the system.

NCLEX

I was a nurse for 17 years. My skill set ranged from medical/surgical to pediatrics to labor/delivery/postpartum/nursery to psychiatrics to geriatrics to home health. I took the NCLEX and passed it the first try. I have a strong grasp in many areas of nursing because of my diversified background, which is important on the NCLEX.

Nutrition

I was an RN for 17 years, which included teaching patients proper nutrition, as well as alterations in diet due to certain sensitivities and disease processes. I worked with anorexic and bulimic teens, as well as trying to meet the nutritional needs of two of my own children with dietary issues. I have also cared for a child with Celiac Disease, and I understand the special needs set forth by these types of issues.

Phonics

I taught the Abeka phonics program to my children, which helps students understand the different phonetic rules of reading and spelling words (such as "i" before "e" except after "c"). I taught blends, and I taught how to use those blends to make words. I started with teaching the sounds of all the letters, then writing all of the letters. From there, we learned basic blends that could be used to make different words. For example, learning the blend "at" can help students to learn bat, cat, fat, hat, mat, sat, and so on. Using blends and rules help the student to learn the English language more easily. I was also an aid for 1 1/2 years for a child with Down-Syndrome, using many different techniques to help her understand her school materials. I was a pediatric nurse for many years.

Public Speaking

I was in speech and debate in high school. I also took speech in college. I know all the aspects important in public speaking, including eye contact, intonation, rate of speech, inflection, etc. I understand the physiological reactions that the body can go through. I also know how to prepare for many types of public speaking (persuasive, argumentative, informational, etc.)

Social Studies

I have taught basic social studies and geography, as well as new world history and old world history. I have also taught American History. I use mnemonics to help with memorization techniques. I also use things that are happening now to compare to what has happened in the past in order to help students see the similarities and differences in the past and present. I have taught Abeka history from first grade through 8th grade. We have made timelines, studied wars, explorers, and settlements. We have studied how, throughout history, different groups of people have suffered through human hands. I am a college graduate who was an RN for 17 years. I was also in the military and scored very well on the ASVAB test.

Special Needs

I worked as an aide for 1 1/2 years with a girl with Down Syndrome. I taught her the math curriculum, and helped her in all of her other classes. I helped her with projects. I assisted her in interacting with the other children in her class. I was an RN for 17 years, so I am able to handle the physical and mental assistance required by children with special needs.

Swimming

I swam on a swim team for several years. I am proficient in all strokes: breaststroke, backstroke, butterfly, and freestyle. I know how to do bilateral breathing and flip turns. I still swim several times a week at the local YMCA.

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