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Margie H.

Fredonia, WI

$25/hr

Reading and Math Tutor

Background check passed as of 10/13/12
Usually responds in about 9 hours

Reading and Math Tutor

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I have taught a full range of students at the high school level, including honors courses and students at-risk, even directing an at-risk program in its beginning year at Brookfield East. I have taught students beginning to learn the English language at both high school and university levels. Most recently, I have spent 3 1/2 years teaching reading and math to gifted students in a private school setting. I have degrees in English, Spanish, ESL, and am a certified Reading Teacher (WI 316).

Testimonials

"Great tutor"

- Barbara, Random Lake, WI on 3/14/14

"Shows good patience can cover multiple subjects in one lesson"

- Jeff, Saukville, WI on 3/14/13
Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Geometry
English:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature,
Proofreading,
Public Speaking,
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Spanish
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science,
Grammar, Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Elementary (K-6th),
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Geometry, Reading, Spanish,
Study Skills,
Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading,
Public Speaking,
Spanish

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 tutored both elementary students and high school students in this subject. In one setting, I worked with students at-risk of not graduating from high school to come to a better understanding of the subject. I have learned methods to explain concepts in alternative ways, especially for visual learners.

Elementary (K-6th)

From the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, I hold a license to teach birth to age 21 as a reading teacher. I have the 316 reading teacher license. For the past 3 1/2 years I have taught and co-taught subjects at the Wisconsin Center for Gifted Learners, within the Magellan Day School, EPL. This school has programs for children ages 2 1/2 through 8th grade and we create a unique and individualized program for each student. I prepared curriculum for language arts, spelling, math, and art. I co-taught science, physical education, and dance. I was involved with planning of social studies and music.

Elementary Math

I have taught math to students in a private elementary school. In this situation, many of my students have been visual learners, so I have practiced the art of employing hands-on activities to teach abstract concepts. I am familiar with teaching students concepts about addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, time-telling, measuring, fractions, and usage of money.

Elementary Science

In a high school setting, I was a team-teacher for biology courses for four years. When I began teaching in an elementary school, I was sometimes paired with the science teacher to plan integrated units connecting language arts and science. This background has deepened my understanding of science concepts and has given me skills to help students learn and make connections with other subjects.

English

My undergraduate course work included a major in English. For seven years I was directly employed as a teacher of English literature, composition, and grammar. In other teaching positions, I continued to use my background in English to work with students who struggled to write or make sense of both fiction and nonfiction texts. Most recently, I have gone back to school to get my reading teacher's degree. This has helped me to learn more about the manner in which students learn to read, which has been important in understanding how to help students who struggle with English as a subject.

ESL/ESOL

From the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, I hold the 395 license (English as a second language) for grades 9-12. I both managed the ESL program and taught ESL courses at Lincoln High School for 4 years. In this setting, I taught sheltered classes in math, science, social studies, study skills, and language arts. I also team-taught biology and social studies to students with higher language skills. I tutored students individually who needed extra instruction. Moreover, for four years, I also taught college-age students from Dokkyo University in a summer program for 3 weeks. This consisted of teaching reading, writing, speaking, listening, and research skills. In addition, I taught an English and citizenship class to adults. These experiences have enabled me to work with both Hispanic and Asian students of varying ages who were learning English and find ways to help them understand a content area and to gain skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening to English.

Literature

Always a lover of literature myself, I majored in English in my undergraduate studies. I remain an active reader to this day. I have taught many works of literature in both high school and elementary classrooms. I have created my own materials for helping students better understand literature and have many resources to draw upon. In teaching literature, it is not just my goal to have students understand the plot, but to find personal connections to the characters and events that can help them grow and expand their own worlds.

Proofreading

As a teacher of English, I often teach students how to proofread. I enjoy explaining the relationships between parts of speech and rules of punctuation. Knowing this, recently a friend who was writing a novel also employed me to proofread her work. This was my first editing experience outside of a classroom setting, but years of teaching prepared me to do a thorough and accurate job.

Public Speaking

As a language arts teacher both at the elementary and secondary levels, I have needed to incorporate public speaking into the classroom activities. Students of mine have had practice reading prose and poetry selections using expressive techniques. They have gained fluency reading through reader's theater activities, and have gained confidence in their own abilities by writing and then presenting their own speeches. In addition, I have almost 10 years of experience in either judging or coaching forensics.

Spanish

After a ten-year hiatus from teaching Spanish, I have found myself again teaching and loving the language, the culture, and the chance to share my travel experiences, inspiring young people to see more of the world. Currently, I am teaching small groups of students who range from beginning their Spanish studies to having studied Spanish for the past eight years. I have prepared lessons focusing on grammar, vocabulary, and culture. I vary the lessons to involve speaking, reading, writing, and listening and use a great deal of songs, games, hands-on activities, TPR (total physical response), and art to enhance the language learning experience.

Study Skills

During my teaching career, I have had the opportunity to guide students in acquiring study skills. For some students, I worked on specific subject areas, including reading, and emphasized how to use text features, such as captions, bold print, headings, and illustrations. For other students, I needed to take a broader approach and worked on skills such as organization, time management, prioritizing, making lists, creating timelines and planning for deadlines, and finding the resources needed to gain knowledge in a subject area. I acquainted students with library resources and online resources available within the school setting.

UW-Stevens Point
Viterbo University
Other

Education

UW-Stevens Point

Viterbo University (Other)

Great tutor — We covered a lot in our first session. I have been so frustrated in this class that I have not been sleeping well. After the tutor session last night, I slept the full night. It is great to feel like I understand more and to look forward to continuing with Margie. ...

— Barbara, Random Lake, WI on 3/14/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $25.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Margie will travel within 25 miles of Fredonia, WI 53021.


About Margie

I have taught a full range of students at the high school level, including honors courses and students at-risk, even directing an at-risk program in its beginning year at Brookfield East. I have taught students beginning to learn the English language at both high school and university levels. Most recently, I have spent 3 1/2 years teaching reading and math to gifted students in a private school setting. I have degrees in English, Spanish, ESL, and am a certified Reading Teacher (WI 316).

Testimonials

"Great tutor"

- Barbara, Random Lake, WI on 3/14/14

"Shows good patience can cover multiple subjects in one lesson"

- Jeff, Saukville, WI on 3/14/13
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Education

UW-Stevens Point
Viterbo University
Other

Education

UW-Stevens Point

Viterbo University (Other)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Fredonia, WI 53021

Margie’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Geometry
English:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature,
Proofreading,
Public Speaking,
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Spanish
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science,
Grammar, Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Elementary (K-6th),
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Geometry, Reading, Spanish,
Study Skills,
Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading,
Public Speaking,
Spanish

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.


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