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Tanya H.

Philadelphia, PA

$40/hr

Elementary Tutor

Background check passed as of 4/14/14
Usually responds in about 3 hours

Elementary Tutor

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I am a certified teacher, grades 1-12, and have a Masters Degree in Counseling and Guidance. Both my undergraduate degree and graduate degree are from Temple University. I have more than thirty years teaching experience, at both the Elementary level and Community College level, where I taught various Psychology courses including, but not limited to, Introduction to Psychology and Abnormal Psychology.In addition I have more than five years experience as a tutor in the areas of basic reading, reading, basic math, and writing skills.I was nominated as the Teacher of the Year at Delaware Community College- the first ever adjunct instructor to be so nominated. On two consecutive years my Elementary classes received the Video of the Year Award in the areas of History and Art. I have also sponsored the Student Council at one of my schools.

My teaching style might best be described as hands-on and compassionate towards the needs of the students I tutor. I want to take each student from where he/she is to where he/she has the potential to be.

Testimonials

"Great tutor who provides everything you need"

- Jk, Philadelphia, PA on 12/5/14
Tanya replied on 12/7/2014

Thank you for the terrific testimonial. I really appreciate it!

"Very prompt and well prepared "

- Tiana, Philadelphia, PA on 8/27/14
Tanya replied on 8/27/2014

Thank you for the rave review, Tiana. I really appreciate it!

"Great Tutor"

- Simone, Woodlyn, PA on 7/15/14

"Great Tutor"

- Jin Young, Wyncote, PA on 6/30/14

"Have a wonderful time while learning English"

- Arife, Philadelphia, PA on 6/5/14
English:
ACT English, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Psychology
Language:
ESL/ESOL, TOEFL
History:
American History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Dyslexia, Phonics
Business:
Career Development
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ASVAB, Career Development, College Counseling, Praxis, TEAS,
TOEFL
Corporate Training:
Career Development, College Counseling, 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.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have taught grades 1-5 in both the School District of Philadelphia and the Los Angeles Unified School District and have a permanent credential in Elementary Education and Counseling and Guidance.

Most of my teaching and tutoring experience has been working with educationally challenged underachievers. Additionally, I have been an Adjunct Psychology instructor at several Delaware Valley Community Colleges and was nominated Teacher of the Year at one of them - the first ever Adjunct Instructor to have been so honored!

My tutoring experience ranges from one-on-one instruction to working with students at a 3:1 or 4:1 ratio. I enjoy teaching reading and have successfully motivated my students to become academically successful.

Phonics

I taught phonics to first graders for 7 years in the School District of Philadelphia, at Sylvan Learning Centers, and at Huntington Learning Centers.

Study Skills

I have taught study skills in grades 3-5 in the School District of Philadelphia, the Los Angeles Unified School District, and as a Psychology Instructor at Delaware County Community College.

TEAS

There are four sections in the TEAS test: reading, English, math, and science. I am currently tutoring the first two subjects to my WyzAnt students. I have more than thirty years experience teaching all of the TEAS test components to both elementary and high school students as well as to adults, through my work in the Philadelphia and Los Angeles public school systems and as a tutor at two national learning centers. I have also taken several online TEAS practice tests with average scores in the 90th percentile. Additionally, I have successfully taught study skills to many students, including those from WyzAnt.

Temple University
Elementary Education
Temple University
Master's

Education

Temple University (Elementary Education)

Temple University (Master's)

Great tutor who provides everything you need — Tanya is a great tutor. She has lots of experience and knows what the student needs. She always tries to be helpful to the student and the lessons are great fun. She is very reliable and returns email or text messages very promptly. My lessons with her are focused on conversational English and it's so much fun to talk with her. ...

— Jk, Philadelphia, PA on 12/5/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

I charge one hour for any lesson cancelled with less than 24 hours notice.

Travel policy

Tanya will travel within 5 miles of Philadelphia, PA 19106.


About Tanya

I am a certified teacher, grades 1-12, and have a Masters Degree in Counseling and Guidance. Both my undergraduate degree and graduate degree are from Temple University. I have more than thirty years teaching experience, at both the Elementary level and Community College level, where I taught various Psychology courses including, but not limited to, Introduction to Psychology and Abnormal Psychology.In addition I have more than five years experience as a tutor in the areas of basic reading, reading, basic math, and writing skills.I was nominated as the Teacher of the Year at Delaware Community College- the first ever adjunct instructor to be so nominated. On two consecutive years my Elementary classes received the Video of the Year Award in the areas of History and Art. I have also sponsored the Student Council at one of my schools.

My teaching style might best be described as hands-on and compassionate towards the needs of the students I tutor. I want to take each student from where he/she is to where he/she has the potential to be.


Testimonials

"Great tutor who provides everything you need"

- Jk, Philadelphia, PA on 12/5/14
Tanya replied on 12/7/2014

Thank you for the terrific testimonial. I really appreciate it!

"Very prompt and well prepared "

- Tiana, Philadelphia, PA on 8/27/14
Tanya replied on 8/27/2014

Thank you for the rave review, Tiana. I really appreciate it!

"Great Tutor"

- Simone, Woodlyn, PA on 7/15/14

"Great Tutor"

- Jin Young, Wyncote, PA on 6/30/14

"Have a wonderful time while learning English"

- Arife, Philadelphia, PA on 6/5/14

Education

Temple University
Elementary Education
Temple University
Master's

Education

Temple University (Elementary Education)

Temple University (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required

I charge one hour for any lesson cancelled with less than 24 hours notice.

Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Philadelphia, PA 19106

Tanya’s Subjects

English:
ACT English, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Psychology
Language:
ESL/ESOL, TOEFL
History:
American History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Dyslexia, Phonics
Business:
Career Development
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ASVAB, Career Development, College Counseling, Praxis, TEAS,
TOEFL
Corporate Training:
Career Development, College Counseling, 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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