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Dottie I.

Birmingham, AL

$45/hour

Writing tutor

In-person lessons

$45/Hour


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Canterbury University
English
Canterbury University
Master's

Education

Canterbury University (English)

Canterbury University (Master's)

About Dottie

I am a retired teacher who previously taught English and Reading Comprehension on the post-secondary level. I taught at two of the local Community Colleges - Lawson State and Jeff State. I currently tutor students in English, Reading Comprehension, and Speech at Lawson State. I was mentored by a longtime successful teacher and department chairperson. Her knowledge and modeling of teaching strategy was superb. As a result of observing these strategies, I was able to teach more effectively.

Through my years teaching at these two institutions, numerous students let me know that the style and strategy were effective. Some said they believe they would have done better in high school had they learned by formula. Others embraced the rules and excelled. I was very comfortable in sending these students on to the next level of language arts. The day-to-day seeing the "light come on" when a student "got it" was a great joy. And, although tutoring is for teaching support - to fill in the gaps, I still love to see the joy of finally knowing what you know and that you know.


I provide clear-cut formulas for writing essays and find that serious students excel as a result.
Most students who excel in mathematical subjects do so because math is formulaic.
Hence, I ensure that writing is also. However long the essay, it is written according to effective formulas.
I am a retired teacher who previously taught English and Reading Comprehension on the post-secondary level. I taught at two of the local Community Colleges - Lawson State and Jeff State. I currently tutor students in English, Reading Comprehension, and Speech at Lawson State. I was mentored by a longtime successful teacher and department Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Birmingham, AL 35206
In-person lessons
English:
ACT English, English, Grammar, Public Speaking, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English
Language:
Writing
History:
Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Writing
Business:
Public Speaking, Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Canterbury University
English
Canterbury University
Master's

Education

Canterbury University (English)

Canterbury University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Dottie will travel within 30 miles of Birmingham, AL 35206.