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Beverly S.

Waxahachie, TX

$40/hr

Highly Experienced Tutor: Math, Reading, Writing, and SAT/ISEE Prep

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Highly Experienced Tutor: Math, Reading, Writing, and SAT/ISEE Prep

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I have been working as a tutor with a highly respected tutoring company for the past four years. I have worked with students of all ages in the areas of reading, writing, and math. I have also prepared students for the SAT and ISEE.

At the tutoring center where I work, we have a number of students who are being tutored in order to become very advanced in their studies at school and to gain admission to highly selective colleges by getting top-notch scores on their SAT. We also have students who are struggling to do well in their classes and need help with their homework and with understanding the material they are learning in school. I have worked successfully with both kinds of students.

My approach to tutoring is definitely gentle, but also firm in terms of expecting my students to work hard during the tutoring sessions and to work diligently on any homework I might assign. I am sensitive to the learning styles of my students and do everything I can to communicate in a way that makes sense to them. I often make use of visuals and manipulatives in teaching various concepts. My goal is to enable students to really understand the material they are studying.

I am happy to use whatever school or other materials that parents and/or students would like. I am also prepared to suggest additional materials that might be helpful for a particular student in a specific subject area. I am familiar with a number of very helpful resources.

Before my current employment, I was actively involved in the homeschooling community. I homeschooled my older two children through high school and my younger two children through 8th grade. I also taught enrichment classes in the areas of math, science, music, and art to students of all ages in a homeschool co-op for eight years.

Testimonials

"Brilliant, Reliable, Resourceful, and Patient!"

- Mija, Desoto, TX on 9/7/14

"Great and Very Prepared Tutor"

- Stephanie, Waxahachie, TX on 11/22/14

"Extremely Satisfied"

- Max, Midlothian, TX on 6/16/14

"Very Patient Tutor!"

- Bernestine, Midlothian, TX on 5/18/14

"Great Tutor"

- Dianna, Midlothian, TX on 5/12/14
English:
Bible Studies, English, Grammar, Reading, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
Microsoft Outlook
History:
Geography, Music History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Elementary (K-6th),
English, Geometry,
Prealgebra,
Precalculus,
Reading, SAT Math,
SAT Reading,
Writing
Test Preparation:
GED, ISEE,
SAT Math,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, SSAT
Corporate Training:
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.

Algebra 1

I have a Bachelor's degree with a major in math. I taught Algebra 1 to my own children as part of their home education, and I have tutored numerous other students in this subject.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a bachelor's degree in math from Wesleyan University.

I tutored/taught two fifth-graders for a year. Both of them were being home schooled, and I handled their math education.

For the past three and a half years, I have been a tutor at a private institution. Although I am qualified to tutor at the middle and high school levels and do have students at those levels, I have been given a lot of elementary school students (K-6) because I seem to do particularly well with them and they seem to like me (see my first blog entry). I have taught reading, writing, and math to literally all of the K-6 grade levels.

Elementary Math

I have a bachelor's degree in math and I have worked with a number of students at the elementary level of math.

Geometry

I have a bachelor's degree in math, and I got 100% on the WyzAnt proficiency test for geometry.

I have worked with younger students (4th through 6th grades) in the area of geometry, and I have covered geometry material in depth with students preparing for the SAT and ISEE.

ISEE

Over the past three and a half years, as a tutor with C2 Education, I have prepared several students for the Lower Level and Middle Level of the ISEE. These students ended up doing very well on the test and were admitted to the private school of their choice.

I am very familiar with the four multiple-choice sections of the test and the differences between the lower and middle levels. I know how to teach the students strategies to help them do well in each section of the test.

I also work with students on the essay part of the test, giving them guidelines and practice writing prompts and then going over their drafts with them.

Microsoft Outlook

I have been using Microsoft Outlook for at least five years.

I retrieve and send mail, with and without attachments. I regularly customize my emails with fonts of various sizes and colors. I save drafts of emails if I'm not ready to send them yet and retrieve them when I am ready to make my final edits and send them.

I manage my emails by setting up rules for putting emails into folders. I know how to sort my emails by date, sender, etc. I know how to search for specific emails and I know how to delete one or more emails.

I also make extensive use of the calendar function. I regularly set up reminders, both one-time and recurring, for doctor appointments, bill payments, family events, and many other things. I know how to set the amount of time between the reminder and the actual event.


Music History

I studied music at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music for two years and then transferred to the Indiana University School of Music where I received a Bachelor's degree in Music Performance.

At both schools, I took comprehensive, four- credit, introductory courses in the history of music, covering the earliest forms of music all the way through to 20th century music. I also took two semester classes entitled "Music in the Classic Era" and "Music in the 20th Century."

When I was homeschooling my four children, I taught enrichment classes in a homeschool co-op, including a course for middle and high school students entitled "Music through the Ages," which was a quick tour through the Pre-Baroque, Baroque, Classic, Romantic, and twentieth century periods of music. We talked about the characteristics of each style of music and listened to samples of music from each time period.

Music Theory

I have a Bachelor of Music degree (B.M.) in bassoon performance from the Indiana University School of Music.

From fourth grade through high school, I played the flute in school bands, took private lessons, and participated in solo competitions, where I received superior ratings. I was invited to be in the All-State Band during my sophomore year of high school.

I went to a boarding school for my last two years of high school, where I continued to take lessons, performed solos during the chapel time, and played for the school musicals.

In college, I majored in math, but on a whim decided to take bassoon lessons during my senior year. Since I already had a strong background in a wind instrument, I was able to progress quickly.

After college, I got a job as a computer programmer, which I really liked, but after two years, I felt restless and decided to get a second bachelor's degree in music.

During my adult life, I have not pursued music professionally, but music has continued to be a big part of my life. I have taught private flute lessons and group recorder classes, as well as group choir chime classes (similar to handbells). I also directed the pre-school choir at my church and taught pre-school music classes for two different Mother's Day Out programs.

Phonics

I homeschooled my four children and wanted to make sure that we used a phonics-based curriculum for learning to read. I used the Adventures in Phonics program from Christian Liberty Press. I found it to be very thorough and well-organized, with just the right amount of review. It provided a great foundation in reading for all of my children.

In my tutoring with C2 Education over the past three and a half years, I have worked on phonics with students in grades K-3, using the Spectrum Phonics series. With students in grades 4-6, I have used the word study sections of the Spectrum Phonics series.

Prealgebra

I have a bachelor's degree in math, and I got 100% on the WyzAnt proficiency test for Pre-algebra.

I have worked with numerous students in the area of Pre-algebra, both in a formal work setting (tutoring center) and in informal settings (people's homes).

Precalculus

I have a Bachelor's degree in math and got 100% on the WyzAnt Precalculus proficiency test.

I helped a college student pass her College Algebra class, which she was failing before I started working with her. Her College Algebra class was very similar to a precalculus class.

SAT Math

I have a bachelor's degree with a major in math. I got 100% on the WyzAnt proficiency test for SAT math, and I also got 100% on the math sections when I took an SAT as a part of the hiring process for my current job. The tutoring center where I work only accepts tutors who score in the top 5%. A major focus of the center is enabling students to significantly increase their SAT score.

SAT Reading

I have been working at a tutoring center for the past three and a half years. A major focus of the center is enabling students to significantly increase their SAT scores. The center only hires tutors who score in the top 5% on the SAT. When I took an SAT as part of the hiring process, I did not miss any of the questions in the reading sections.

Beverly’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Beverly. View all of Beverly’s resources

Story Problem (answer)

Allison, Here is another way to think about this problem, using the well-known formula, rate x time = distance, or in this case, rate x time = amount of the job done. Since we know that Jane can finish the job by herself in 10 hours, that means that her rate is 1/10 of the job...

Since I'm brand new here and don't have any student or parent feedback, I thought I would post an excerpt from a letter of recommendation that I received from the co-owner (and fellow-tutor) where I currently work: "Mrs. S. has worked as a tutor for nearly four years, and I have had the opportunity to observe her teaching throughout that period. She has been one of our best tutors... read more

Wesleyan University, Indiana University
Math, Music
University of Texas at Arlington (UTA)
Master's

Education

Wesleyan University, Indiana University (Math, Music)

University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) (Master's)

Brilliant, Reliable, Resourceful, and Patient! — Beverly is bright, reliable, resourceful, and patient. She was able to explain my son's math chapter lesson to him in ways that the teacher nor myself could in 1 lesson. Using key points, different resources, and patience, he developed an understanding of the subject matter. I highly recommend Beverly, and I will continue to use her. My son is in the 5th grade and he was smiling at the beginning, ...

— Mija, Desoto, TX on 9/7/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

$36/hour for two or more sessions back-to-back

Travel policy

Beverly will travel within 25 miles of Waxahachie, TX 75165.


About Beverly

I have been working as a tutor with a highly respected tutoring company for the past four years. I have worked with students of all ages in the areas of reading, writing, and math. I have also prepared students for the SAT and ISEE.

At the tutoring center where I work, we have a number of students who are being tutored in order to become very advanced in their studies at school and to gain admission to highly selective colleges by getting top-notch scores on their SAT. We also have students who are struggling to do well in their classes and need help with their homework and with understanding the material they are learning in school. I have worked successfully with both kinds of students.

My approach to tutoring is definitely gentle, but also firm in terms of expecting my students to work hard during the tutoring sessions and to work diligently on any homework I might assign. I am sensitive to the learning styles of my students and do everything I can to communicate in a way that makes sense to them. I often make use of visuals and manipulatives in teaching various concepts. My goal is to enable students to really understand the material they are studying.

I am happy to use whatever school or other materials that parents and/or students would like. I am also prepared to suggest additional materials that might be helpful for a particular student in a specific subject area. I am familiar with a number of very helpful resources.

Before my current employment, I was actively involved in the homeschooling community. I homeschooled my older two children through high school and my younger two children through 8th grade. I also taught enrichment classes in the areas of math, science, music, and art to students of all ages in a homeschool co-op for eight years.

Testimonials

"Brilliant, Reliable, Resourceful, and Patient!"

- Mija, Desoto, TX on 9/7/14

"Great and Very Prepared Tutor"

- Stephanie, Waxahachie, TX on 11/22/14

"Extremely Satisfied"

- Max, Midlothian, TX on 6/16/14

"Very Patient Tutor!"

- Bernestine, Midlothian, TX on 5/18/14

"Great Tutor"

- Dianna, Midlothian, TX on 5/12/14
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Education

Wesleyan University, Indiana University
Math, Music
University of Texas at Arlington (UTA)
Master's

Education

Wesleyan University, Indiana University (Math, Music)

University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required

$36/hour for two or more sessions back-to-back

Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Waxahachie, TX 75165

Beverly’s Subjects

English:
Bible Studies, English, Grammar, Reading, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
Microsoft Outlook
History:
Geography, Music History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Elementary (K-6th),
English, Geometry,
Prealgebra,
Precalculus,
Reading, SAT Math,
SAT Reading,
Writing
Test Preparation:
GED, ISEE,
SAT Math,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, SSAT
Corporate Training:
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.


Beverly’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Beverly. View all of Beverly’s resources

Story Problem (answer)

Allison, Here is another way to think about this problem, using the well-known formula, rate x time = distance, or in this case, rate x time = amount of the job done. Since we know that Jane can finish the job by herself in 10 hours, that means that her rate is 1/10 of the job...

Since I'm brand new here and don't have any student or parent feedback, I thought I would post an excerpt from a letter of recommendation that I received from the co-owner (and fellow-tutor) where I currently work: "Mrs. S. has worked as a tutor for nearly four years, and I have had the opportunity to observe her teaching throughout that period. She has been one of our best tutors... read more


Background Check Status for Beverly S.

Beverly S. passed a background check on 8/2/13. The check was ordered by Beverly through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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