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Darby G.

Beaverton, OR

$60/hr

17 Years Teaching Elementary Students

Background check passed as of 1/29/14
Usually responds in about 21 hours

17 Years Teaching Elementary Students

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I am a mom of three boys and a teacher of 17 years in the classroom. I am native to Oregon, obtaining both my undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from Oregon State University and my Masters of Education degree from George Fox University. I have taught from kindergarten to 6th grade including counseling and learning disabilities. Over the past 17 years I have tutored many of my past students as well as students from referrals. I enjoy a one on one setting as instruction can be geared toward the needs of one child rather than those of an entire classroom. I believe most children learn through a variety of teaching techniques so I tend to tutor using a variety of educational methods. For example, while teaching reading, I draw from a whole language approach as well as a phonics based approach. I would love to discuss my teaching philosophy further with you.

Testimonials

"Wonderful Tutor! Just the BEST!"

- Rachel, Beaverton, OR on 1/30/13

"Awesome tutor"

- Megan, Beaverton, OR on 9/10/13

"Outstanding tutor! "

- Jodi, Forest Grove, OR on 4/3/13

"So happy we found Darby! "

- Jill, Beaverton, OR on 3/12/13

"Wonderful tutor"

- Marie, Lake Oswego, OR on 11/18/12

"An excellent tutor."

- Jonas, Portland, OR on 11/13/12
English:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Reading,
Vocabulary
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading,
Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Phonics
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
ESL/ESOL, Reading,
Study Skills
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ADD/ADHD

After teaching for 17 years in education, I have had many children who have been categorized as ADD/ADHD and on an IEP. I also have taught many children who did not have an IEP for ADD/ADHD, yet had a difficult time focusing their attention towards academics. In addition, I tutored a child very closely from 5th grade through 8th grade who was ADD/ADHD. He is currently 21 years old and is attending PCC. I am very familiar with strategies needed for children who are ADD/ADHD yet also recognize children are different in their academic needs.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have taught kindergarten through sixth grade in the Beaverton School District for 17 years. In addition I have tutored many children over the past 20 years with a combination between former students and referrals.

In addition I have my undergrad degree from Oregon State University in Elementary Education and my Masters in Education from George Fox University obtaining a 4.0 GPA.

Phonics

Phonics is something I hold near and dear to my heart as most of my teaching career was in first grade. Children come from a variety of learning styles when they walk through a classroom door. Some children learn best through whole language instruction while other children learn best through phonic instruction. However, many children benefit from both instruction models being taught simultaneously. My action research project for my Masters of Education degree at George Fox University was on this very subject.

Reading

I feel fortunate to have spent most of my 17 year teaching career teaching kindergarten and first grade. Why? I was able to help hundreds of children learn to read. What an amazing gift to be able to witness and to experience first hand! I have used many reading methods and techniques to teach reading. Again...why? Children are different and the way they learn to read and process information is different. What works for one child may not work for another child. It is my job to find what works best for your child. Is it a phonics based program? Is it a whole language approach? Is it a combination of both? Or could it be unlocking confidence within a child to become a better reader. I would love to help your child find out what he or she needs.

Study Skills

Study Skills is a strength of mine because I am a very organized and logical thinker. I have been able, over the years, to transfer this skill onto my students as well as my own three children. Study Skills has become increasingly more important for students to master over the past several years because a greater importance being placed on statewide tests among the schools. Students need to know how to go into a testing situation being set up for success which comes from strong study skills. All grade levels benefit from strong study skills however, children ready to enter middle school need to make sure their study skills are strong as they will have less and less guidance from their teachers in a middle and high school setting.

Oregon State University
Elementary Education
George Fox University
Master's

Education

Oregon State University (Elementary Education)

George Fox University (Master's)

Wonderful Tutor! Just the BEST! — Both myself and my son absolutely LOVE Darby! We moved to the area about 3 months ago and the work that she has done with Sam on a weekly basis has really eased the transition into his new school. My son is a very shy person but he warmed up to Darby right away. She is extremely patient, warm and encouraging with my son. She really provides a lot of positive reinforcement that has been so bene ...

— Rachel, Beaverton, OR on 1/30/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Darby will travel within 10 miles of Beaverton, OR 97007.


About Darby

I am a mom of three boys and a teacher of 17 years in the classroom. I am native to Oregon, obtaining both my undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from Oregon State University and my Masters of Education degree from George Fox University. I have taught from kindergarten to 6th grade including counseling and learning disabilities. Over the past 17 years I have tutored many of my past students as well as students from referrals. I enjoy a one on one setting as instruction can be geared toward the needs of one child rather than those of an entire classroom. I believe most children learn through a variety of teaching techniques so I tend to tutor using a variety of educational methods. For example, while teaching reading, I draw from a whole language approach as well as a phonics based approach. I would love to discuss my teaching philosophy further with you.

Testimonials

"Wonderful Tutor! Just the BEST!"

- Rachel, Beaverton, OR on 1/30/13

"Awesome tutor"

- Megan, Beaverton, OR on 9/10/13

"Outstanding tutor! "

- Jodi, Forest Grove, OR on 4/3/13

"So happy we found Darby! "

- Jill, Beaverton, OR on 3/12/13

"Wonderful tutor"

- Marie, Lake Oswego, OR on 11/18/12

"An excellent tutor."

- Jonas, Portland, OR on 11/13/12
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Education

Oregon State University
Elementary Education
George Fox University
Master's

Education

Oregon State University (Elementary Education)

George Fox University (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Beaverton, OR 97007

Darby’s Subjects

English:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Reading,
Vocabulary
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading,
Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Phonics
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
ESL/ESOL, Reading,
Study Skills
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, 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.


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