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Carol D.

I have 28 years teaching experience.

Austin, TX (78723)

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Hello there!

I am a recent retired teacher with 28 years experience. I still love teaching, and want to change from a classroom setting to a more individual setting. I have worked with hearing impaired students my entire career, and can sign fluently. With working in the field of "Deaf Education" I have had the opportunity to hone my skills of working to each individual students needs. I not only have worked with students with hearing losses, I also have vast experience in elementary and middle school hearing students.
I have experience with teaching the core subjects in elementary and middle school. I also have experience with teaching "ESL/ESOL language to middle school through adult learners. I have worked with students with special needs such as ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, ambulatory, and non ambulatory. To put myself through college I worked at Denton State School for the Mentally Challenged.

I am a compassionate person, who believes ALL children can learn and excel to the expectations put upon them. I understand about Standardized testing, and can help students be successful on those type of tests. One quality that I have developed through all my years teaching is that I can explain a topic many different ways to better help the student grasp and internalize the information.

I love when a light bulb goes off and a student begins to understand a topic. When that happens I know that student is gaining something for life, and that makes all the hard work worthwhile.

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Carol’s subjects

English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
General Computer, Macintosh, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Video Production
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Elementary (K-6th), English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, Study Skills, Writing
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Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, General Computer, Grammar, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Sign Language

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been teaching for 28 years with 11 of those years in elementary grades. I have taught all the academics and have experience with students that are special needs. I have an ability to work with students to their specific learning styles. I also have experience with tutoring Math, and Reading on the elementary to middle school level.


I have a teaching certification in English as a Second language. I was trained by an official organization, Literacy Coalition, in Austin to teach ESL classes. I have taught groups and individuals to learn to speak and write correctly in the English language. I have taught writing for 28 years, and have learned many different methods to teach writing. I am patient, encouraging, and creative while assisting someone learn a new task.

Hard Of Hearing

I have worked with hearing impaired students for 28 years. I have worked with pre-k, elementary, middle, and high school students. I have taught all academics with an emphasis on reading, language acquisitions, writing, and speech skills. I have trained in sign language, and language acquisition. I can discuss how to learn a subject in various way to where a student with hearing impairments can understand the subject. I understand deafness and how hearing impaired students process language and thus learn.


I have been an Apple/Mac user for 20+ years. I am presently using a MacBook Pro and understand the workings of Macintosh. I know how to use preferences, launchpad, the app store, imovie, itunes, the Doc, and iphoto. I feel that I am competent in using a Macintosh computer.


I have worked with teaching phonics and phonetic skills to hearing impaired children for 28 years. I have in-depth understanding of the development of a child's brain in learning sound of letters, chunking sounds together, and eventually combining sounds to make words. I have worked with various programs that assist students learn how to produce letter sounds in the mouth and how to use those skills to eventually produce words.

Sign Language

I have 28 years experience in the field of Deaf Education. I have worked with Conceptual Signed Language, Signed Exact English, and American Sign Language. I have signed with my job for 28 years. I have taught classes in Sign Language, to adults and children through my job for many years.

Special Needs

I have worked with special needs students for many years. While I was in college, I worked with special needs adults at Denton State School. I have a special education certification with a specialty in Deaf Education. I have worked with special needs children in an educational setting for 28 years. I have a teaching certification in ESL teaching. I have worked with students with varying degrees on special needs, and have many hours in training to work with these students.

Study Skills

I have worked with teaching study skills at various times through my teaching career. I have taught both middle school, and high school using organizational tools, having the right study environment, setting goals, having the will and motivation, and learning styles, time management, not procrastinating, listening in class, note taking (shorthand), textbook reading, library research, concentration, and stress management.

With the above topics, I have taught skills that will help students organize lessons, homework, keeping track of grades, how to plan doing work at home to get good grades, how to arrange a calendar to get projects done. I have taught students skills for when they go on the job, such as arriving on time, keeping track of projects due, talking to the boss, communication with work peers, and how to deal with problems that arise at work.

I have also taught test-taking strategies such as how to calm yourself, working on items that are known first, process of elimination, working through problems that are most difficult.

Video Production

One of my hobbies is to make videos short and long. I have experience with working in Vegas Video software, Premiere Elements video production software, and iMovie video production software. I love the process of editing videos. I have also taught various individuals how to make videos within their specific software.

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Texas Woman's University (B.S. in Education)

Texas A&M Commerce Campus (MEd)

Excellent tutor — My son really likes Carol. He says she is very patient, easy to work with, and very nice. My son got an A on his most recent quiz the day after Carol's tutoring. Before her tutoring he was really struggling. ...

— Keith from Austin, TX on 3/3/14

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Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

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Carol will travel within 15 miles of Austin, TX 78723.

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