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Maddi O.

Elementary subjects and English as a Second Language

Houston, TX (77057)

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G'day, I'm an Australian primary school teacher (Grades 1-7), currently living in Houston. I am also CELTA (Cambridge University) qualified to teach English as a Second Language. I believe that learning is an on-going, life-long adventure and am passionate about students receiving a holistic education. Therefore, my goal is to provide tutoring sessions that focus on academic, social and emotional needs of the individual. I believe in enabling my students to take risks with their learning, in a safe environment, so that they can build on their existing knowledge and improve their results. I look forward to sharing a learning journey with you.

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Maddi’s subjects

English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Elementary (K-6th), English, ESL/ESOL, Prealgebra, Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a fully qualified Primary School teacher - 4 year Degree (B.Ed - Primary). I have been teaching in Australia, at a Primary School (mainly grades 5-7, for general studies; and grades 1-7 for ESL studies). I also have a Cambridge University qualification to teach English as a Second Language.


I have taught ESL in a Primary School setting to students (Grades 1 - 7). Further, I have a qualification from Cambridge University to Teach English as a Second Language.


I am a B.Ed qualified Primary Teacher, and ESL teacher. I have experience with teaching children how to improve their reading by understanding relationships between written letters and spoken sounds. I believe in using many meaningful activities to help students understand phonics, such as: songs/poems for rhyme and repetition to build phonemic awareness; "word families" to extend vocabulary; and language games to focus on specific letters and sounds. Learning phonics should be fun for every child.

Study Skills

I have spent many years studying academic and personal interest subjects. During that time I have developed strong study skills strategies - use of acronyms, mnemonics, pegwords, use of flashcards, timetabling, routines, use of rhyme, group collaboration, note-taking, exam preparation, etc. I would like to pass my experiences onto others to enable them to study more effectively and achieve results they seek.

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Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia (Education - Primary)

Cambridge University CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) (Graduate Coursework)

Very Passionate about her work and the children she teaches — Maddi is an excellent tutor, who always goes the extra mile to deliver her lessons to my daughter in a fun and meaningful way. She fundamentally understands the importance of creating a solid foundation to support my child’s development for her to progress further. My daughter has grown tremendously in the past few weeks and loves every lesson given. This is definitely her calling and you can s ...

— Sarah from Houston, TX on 8/11/12

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

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Maddi will travel within 10 miles of Houston, TX 77057.

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