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Stacey D.

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Mcallen, TX (78504)

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I have worked as a reading tutor for the past five years, having been certified in the Read Right program. I have worked with adult students seeking their GED certificate, ESL learners, teenagers seeking their GED certificate, and elementary students who are lagging in their reading. I currently substitute teach in both public and private elementary schools. I tutor all elementary school subjects.

I also provide tutoring for most standardized tests including but not limited to GED, SAT, AVSAB, and others. My students' scores always improve.

It is very rewarding to work with students and watch them achieve their goals and move forward in life. Individual tutoring can make an amazing difference in a child's school experience by infusing the child with confidence in their ability to succeed. Adults become better employees when their skills in reading, writing, and math improve.

I believe that all people must be proficient readers to achieve their dreams and realize their full potential.

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Stacey’s subjects

Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
History:
American History, World History
Language:
Math:
Geometry, Prealgebra
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing

ACT English

I have tutored groups and individuals in English to prepare for GED testing, SAT testing, and ACT testing. English is a challenging language and requires effort to develop reading and writing proficiency.

ACT Reading

I have tutored individuals and groups to improve their test taking abilities and knowledge levels in the reading and English test areas.

ADD/ADHD

I have tutored ADHD students in reading on an individual basis. ADHD students do well in a one on one learning environment. Consistency is very important as is continual positive feedback. Depending upon the student, shorter sessions may be a strategy.

ASVAB

The ASVAB is a standardized test very similar in nature to the college entrance exams such as the SAT. It is most helpful to use to assess the student's strength areas and those where much improvement is needed. It is important to understand how the test is scored as well. I have tutored students for the SAT exam both individually and in groups. It is important to use a study guide that gives sample tests and to review those thoroughly.

Dyslexia

I have tutored students with dyslexia both individually and in groups. Generally individual tutoring works best because the student may feel pressure to keep up with the rest of the group. There is a range among those with dyslexia. Some students have difficulties with all areas while others may need to pay attention to only one area.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have worked as a program director of two different after school programs where I was responsible for tutoring students and helping them with their homework. I am a certified Read Right tutor and have worked in public schools providing the Read Right program.

Elementary Math

I have worked with elementary students both in after school programs and as a substitute teacher for the past four years. During these times, I was assisting students with their math.

English

I have taught all aspects of English to adults and children for many years. English is a complex language to accomplish, especially for second language learners. I use a variety of techniques to help students excel in their grasp of English. Since the advent of grammar and spell check, many students have not internalized some grammatic components as well as proper spelling, depending on the computer to catch and correct. It is important for learners to input this information into their brains as well as to press the proper computer key.

ESL/ESOL

As a certified Read Right tutor, I have worked with both adults and children who are not able to read or write in English. I have taught GED classes to young adults who are not proficient in English. I currently substitute teach in a private school which has a strong emphasis on teaching English at a very early age.

GED

I taught GED classes for Workforce for approximately two years so I am familiar with the preparation process. Many of these students were court ordered and not very motivated to study and learn; however, we had a good success rate in the two centers where I worked. Good reading and writing skills are absolutely necessary to passing this exam. Individual one on one tutoring can make a real difference in GED success.

Grammar

Grammar is complex in English with many rules and quite a few exceptions. I have tutored students in grammar for many years. I use a variety of activities to engage students in learning proper grammar, especially for the exceptions.

Handwriting

I have been the director of two elementary after school programs. I have assisted many students with their handwriting in this capacity. In this day of electronic writing, it is equally important to learn how to write by hand.

Phonics

I am a certified Read Right tutor. Part of my training for certification was in phonics. I also substitute teach for a private elementary school and teach phonics as part of my duties there.

Reading

As a certified Read Right tutor, I have worked with both children and adults who need assistance with their reading skills. I have taught GED classes with ESL students as well.

SAT Reading

I have tutored students in reading and writing for the SAT course. I find that increasing vocabulary contributes greatly to improved scores on the SAT.

SAT Writing

Writing is an important component of the SAT. I have provided writing tutoring for students here in the Valley. Writing is a challenge that many public school students have here, especially ESL students. I enjoy helping students improve their writing.

Special Needs

I have worked with students with special needs in various settings. I have tutored adults with dyslexia in reading using the Read Right program. I have privately tutored elementary children with ADHD and developmental delays, primarily in the areas of reading, language acquisition, and writing. I currently substitute teach in both public and private elementary schools.

Study Skills

I have served as an after school program manager in two different programs serving elementary and middle school students. Each after school program had an academic component where homework was completed, other academic work was offered and graded and tutoring was provided. I provided the tutoring and supervised the homework help. In addition, I provided reading tutoring through the Read Right program at summer camp, in the after school program, and in an elementary school.

TAKS

I have tutored students for a variety of tests including the SAT, the GED, the AVSAB, and the ACT. It is useful to have prepared study guides that explain in great detail how the test is structured and scored, as well as detailed guidance in each separate subject area. My students have all scored well.

TEAS

I have provided test preparation for a variety of standardized test including SAT, ACT, ASVAB, TOEFL, and TAKS. I help students become aware of test taking strategies as well as increasing their knowledge base in the subject areas being tested. Using sample tests is an important aspect of preparation in conjunction with increasing the student's self confidence.

TOEFL

English, language arts, vocabulary, and reading are my areas of strength, all of which are very necessary components of the TOEFL.

I have successfully helped students to achieve high scores and improve former test scores.

Writing

Writing is such an important method of communication, especially with today's "short cuts"... emailing, texting, and twittering. I have tutored students in writing for many years and bring that experience to each new student. It is important for all students to learn proper grammatical and creative writing skills. I use a variety of activities in order to engage students who are struggling with writing.

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Education

St. Lawrence University

North Adams State College, MA (Graduate Coursework)

Great and wonderful tutor Stacey has helped me a lot in my journey of getting my GED! She has done a wonderful job of helping me and is a wonderful person inside and out. ...

— Frances from Mcallen, TX on 1/28/14);

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Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

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Stacey will travel within 10 miles of Mcallen, TX 78504.

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