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Gail C.

Stephens City, VA

$50/hr

Gail C. - Experienced Elementary Tutor

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She rescued our year!!! Our hero!
— Melissa, Stephens City, VA on 10/30/14

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Ripon College
Art and Elem. Educ.
Northern Illinois University
Master's

Education

Ripon College (Art and Elem. Educ. )

Northern Illinois University (Master's)

About Gail

I have been an elementary tutor for the last eleven years. I tutor children from pre-K through fourth grade. I have a fully equipped classroom in my home. I live on a five acre farm with three horses who love to greet and interact with the children. They are my four-legged inspiration to get children wanting to return.

My tutoring business was featured in The Northern Virginia Daily Newspaper in 2006. I taught second grade for seven years and have a Master of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education from Northern Illinois University. My goals for tutoring are to provide positive reinforcement to help children build self confidence, experience the feeling of success, receive rewards for achievement and effort, learn to set goals and enjoy the process of learning. I give one hour private lessons with an initial free evaluation. I have a closed-circuit TV camera available for parents to observe the lesson if they wish. I will be glad to coordinate with the student's teacher if needed. I also have references available upon request.
I have been an elementary tutor for the last eleven years. I tutor children from pre-K through fourth grade. I have a fully equipped classroom in my home. I live on a five acre farm with three horses who love to greet and interact with the children. They are my four-legged… Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 0 miles of Stephens City, VA 22655
Background Check: Passed

"She rescued our year!!! Our hero!"

- Melissa, Stephens City, VA on 10/30/14

"Thank You"

- Joe, Berryville, VA on 11/7/14

"Fantastic Tutor and Person"

- Nichole, Stephens City, VA on 10/30/14

"Great tutor!"

- Jessica, Stephens City, VA on 10/29/14

"Excellent tutor!!!"

- Volare, Front Royal, VA on 2/28/13

"Great all around tutor!"

- Leslie, Winchester, VA on 7/20/12

"Best thing we have done to help our daughter."

- Hugh, Winchester, VA on 7/14/12

"Awesome Teacher!!!"

- Amy, Stephens City, VA on 7/3/12
English:
Grammar, Reading,
Vocabulary
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
Reading,
Study Skills
Corporate Training:
Grammar

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Elementary (K-6th)

I graduated from Ripon College with a degree in Art and Elementary Education. I have a Master of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education from Northern Illinois University and I have seven years of classroom experience as a second grade teacher. I have been tutoring pre-k through third grade for the past eight years in a fully-equipped classroom from my home.

I put the greatest emphasis on reading and math. I can, however, help with any elementary subject as needed. I teach a combination approach of phonics and sight words for reading. In both reading and math, I use a building block approach starting with a thorough understanding of basics. My goals are to build self confidence by promoting successful experiences. Children earn rewards for achievement and effort. They learn to set goals for themselves and enjoy the process of learning.

Phonics

Phonics teaches children the connection between letters and sounds. Children who have a good background in phonics are given the skills to become strong readers, spellers and writers. Taught in a systematic way, children will learn to decode words for pronunciation and understand the variations of sounds in the English language. I strongly incorporate phonics in my teaching of children who are struggling in reading and spelling. These basic teachings in phonics will help young learners throughout their educational experience.

Reading

Reading is the most important subject for a child to learn. It is the basis of learning for all other subjects. If children develop a good reading background, they have a foundation that will help them in every other aspect of their leaarning experience. I teach a balance of phonics and sight words. I think learning to read should be a fun experience and motivate children to want to read on their own. Teaching children to read is a passion for me. A strong background in language arts is the most important gift you can give a child for future success in school and beyond.

Ripon College
Art and Elem. Educ.
Northern Illinois University
Master's

Education

Ripon College (Art and Elem. Educ. )

Northern Illinois University (Master's)

She rescued our year!!! Our hero! — Ms. Gail tutors my two daughters, 2nd & 3rd grade, twice weekly for one hour each. Both girls are visually impaired and have Auditory Processing Disorder. This combination has them both reading 1-2 years below grade level. Their frustration with reading and/or school was growing. We had become accustomed to sub-par report cards despite how hard my daughters worked. We began working with Ms. ...

— Melissa, Stephens City, VA on 10/30/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Gail will travel within 0 miles of Stephens City, VA 22655.

Background Check Status for Gail C.

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