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Bonnie R.

Poet; nurturing high school/college English teacher; private tutor

Poet; nurturing high school/college English teacher; private tutor

$30/hour

  • 228 hours tutoring

About Bonnie


Bio

Dear Prospective Student,

I have been fortunate to combine my love of teaching with my innate love of writing. After receiving my Bachelor's Degree in French and English in Secondary Education at Auburn University (Phi Beta Kappa), I taught English Composition, French I-IV, and European History for three years before I gave birth to my daughter. Once she began school, I taught poetry-writing in elementary and middle schools in Alabama as a poet certified by the Alabama State Council on the...

Dear Prospective Student,

I have been fortunate to combine my love of teaching with my innate love of writing. After receiving my Bachelor's Degree in French and English in Secondary Education at Auburn University (Phi Beta Kappa), I taught English Composition, French I-IV, and European History for three years before I gave birth to my daughter. Once she began school, I taught poetry-writing in elementary and middle schools in Alabama as a poet certified by the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Following this refreshing and delightful time of teaching children the meaning and importance of the imagination and the creative, Lee High School in Huntsville, Alabama, hired me as "Head of the Creative Writing Magnet Program." In addition to the two-hour block of Creative Writing, I also taught Advanced English 11, Regular English 9, Technical Writing (as part of the Technical Writing Magnet Program), and Literary Magazine. During my time at Lee, I took summer courses at the University of Alabama, Huntsville; and in 1994, received my Masters in English Literature, with an emphasis on the Romantics and Irish writers (4.0 average). Shortly afterwards, I began teaching night classes at Calhoun State University. At Calhoun, I taught all levels of English - 98 and 99 (remedial grammar and writing); 101 and 102 (writing and literature); and Part I and Part II of English Literature. In 2003, 2005, and 2008, I taught graduate poetry-writing as a honorary Ph.D. at the University of Alabama, Huntsville. Starting in 2004, I directed the Limestone Dust Poetry Festival, a one-of-a-kind celebration of poetry and poets in the Southeast. From the time I left the Festival in 2011, I have continued my writing career, and also my teaching career, through poetry readings/workshops/lectures and through private tutoring and mentoring for college students and for poets, of all ages, just beginning their writing journeys.

My writing career, as both a poet and columnist, has fulfilled my need


Education

`Auburn University
French
The University of Alabama
Masters
Vanderbilt University
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $30
  • Rate details: If I tutor two students at one time, I charge by the session, not by the student.
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 6/26/2021

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Subjects

Corporate Training

French,

French

I majored in French at Auburn University, where I graduated in top 5 percent of my class. Following graduation, I was certified to teach both French and English on the high school level. (I was only a few hours short of a double major in French and English.)
Grammar

Grammar

I have taught grammar on the high school and college levels, at both the University of Alabama, Huntsville, and Calhoun State University. I especially taught grammar in the remedial writing classes at Calhoun State University.

Elementary Education

Grammar

Grammar

I have taught grammar on the high school and college levels, at both the University of Alabama, Huntsville, and Calhoun State University. I especially taught grammar in the remedial writing classes at Calhoun State University.

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I taught SAT prep when I was a high school teacher in the 1990's. Since June of 2017, I have tutored six students in ACT Prep. Of the six students, all raised their previous scores. Because I taught high school English 9 and Advanced English 11, over an eleven-year period, I am quite familiar with the proper use of language and how to read and comprehend the written word. I have also been a professional poet and editor since 1979.
English,

English

At Auburn University, I minored in English, but I was only a few hours short of a double major. I graduated from Auburn in 1971 in the top 5 percent of my class, and was certified to teach English, French, and European History on the high school level.
Grammar,

Grammar

I have taught grammar on the high school and college levels, at both the University of Alabama, Huntsville, and Calhoun State University. I especially taught grammar in the remedial writing classes at Calhoun State University.
Literature,

Literature

I studied both English and French literature at Auburn University, where I received a B.S. degree in Secondary Education, with French and English as my certified classroom subjects. I also received a Masters in English Literature (including the Irish Romantics) from the University of Alabama in Huntsville, 1994. On the high school level, I have taught Advanced 11 English Literature. On the college level, I taught English Literature, Parts I and II at Calhoun State University. At the University of Alabama in Huntsville, I taught poetry as a part of classes in graduate poetry-writing. As a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow, in 1993, I studied French literature under the auspices of Brown University, "The Paris of Flaubert, Balzac, and Baudelaire." All seminars were conducted in French; all literature was in French.
Writing

Writing

I received my Bachelors Degree in French and English, Secondary Education, at Auburn University, Phi Beta Kappa, 1971. In 1994, I received my Masters in English Literature (with an emphasis on the Romantics and Irish writers), 4.0 grade average. My qualifications also include certification by the Alabama State Council on the Arts and Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts as a poet-in-the-schools. In addition to my Bachelors and Masters degrees, I have done post-graduate studies at Vanderbilt University and the University of Dijon, Dijon, France. As an National Endowment for the Humanties Fellow, I studied 19th-century French writers, for a summer in Paris. As a Fulbright Scholar, in 1999, I studied the arts (specifically the works of the poet Rumi) in Turkey. My writing has won awards, among them an Individual Fellowship in Literature from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and Humanities, and an Alabama Book of the Year Award for my first collection of poetry, To Hide in the Light. In 1994, I won "Best Graduate Student Essay" in the University of Alabama, Huntsville, English Department. I am widely published in individual literary magazines and journals associated with colleges and universities. My work appears in more than 14 anthologies on the state, national, and international level. Elk River Review published two of my collections of poetry, and Pudding House in Ohio published a chapbook, Bonnie Roberts: Greatest Hits, in an archiving of American poets. Additional teaching experience includes teaching American poets in Dublin as part of a Fellowship in Verse from Poetry Ireland, 1992.

Homeschool

English,

English

At Auburn University, I minored in English, but I was only a few hours short of a double major. I graduated from Auburn in 1971 in the top 5 percent of my class, and was certified to teach English, French, and European History on the high school level.
French,

French

I majored in French at Auburn University, where I graduated in top 5 percent of my class. Following graduation, I was certified to teach both French and English on the high school level. (I was only a few hours short of a double major in French and English.)
Writing

Writing

I received my Bachelors Degree in French and English, Secondary Education, at Auburn University, Phi Beta Kappa, 1971. In 1994, I received my Masters in English Literature (with an emphasis on the Romantics and Irish writers), 4.0 grade average. My qualifications also include certification by the Alabama State Council on the Arts and Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts as a poet-in-the-schools. In addition to my Bachelors and Masters degrees, I have done post-graduate studies at Vanderbilt University and the University of Dijon, Dijon, France. As an National Endowment for the Humanties Fellow, I studied 19th-century French writers, for a summer in Paris. As a Fulbright Scholar, in 1999, I studied the arts (specifically the works of the poet Rumi) in Turkey. My writing has won awards, among them an Individual Fellowship in Literature from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and Humanities, and an Alabama Book of the Year Award for my first collection of poetry, To Hide in the Light. In 1994, I won "Best Graduate Student Essay" in the University of Alabama, Huntsville, English Department. I am widely published in individual literary magazines and journals associated with colleges and universities. My work appears in more than 14 anthologies on the state, national, and international level. Elk River Review published two of my collections of poetry, and Pudding House in Ohio published a chapbook, Bonnie Roberts: Greatest Hits, in an archiving of American poets. Additional teaching experience includes teaching American poets in Dublin as part of a Fellowship in Verse from Poetry Ireland, 1992.

Language

French

French

I majored in French at Auburn University, where I graduated in top 5 percent of my class. Following graduation, I was certified to teach both French and English on the high school level. (I was only a few hours short of a double major in French and English.)

Most Popular

English,

English

At Auburn University, I minored in English, but I was only a few hours short of a double major. I graduated from Auburn in 1971 in the top 5 percent of my class, and was certified to teach English, French, and European History on the high school level.
French,

French

I majored in French at Auburn University, where I graduated in top 5 percent of my class. Following graduation, I was certified to teach both French and English on the high school level. (I was only a few hours short of a double major in French and English.)
Writing

Writing

I received my Bachelors Degree in French and English, Secondary Education, at Auburn University, Phi Beta Kappa, 1971. In 1994, I received my Masters in English Literature (with an emphasis on the Romantics and Irish writers), 4.0 grade average. My qualifications also include certification by the Alabama State Council on the Arts and Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts as a poet-in-the-schools. In addition to my Bachelors and Masters degrees, I have done post-graduate studies at Vanderbilt University and the University of Dijon, Dijon, France. As an National Endowment for the Humanties Fellow, I studied 19th-century French writers, for a summer in Paris. As a Fulbright Scholar, in 1999, I studied the arts (specifically the works of the poet Rumi) in Turkey. My writing has won awards, among them an Individual Fellowship in Literature from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and Humanities, and an Alabama Book of the Year Award for my first collection of poetry, To Hide in the Light. In 1994, I won "Best Graduate Student Essay" in the University of Alabama, Huntsville, English Department. I am widely published in individual literary magazines and journals associated with colleges and universities. My work appears in more than 14 anthologies on the state, national, and international level. Elk River Review published two of my collections of poetry, and Pudding House in Ohio published a chapbook, Bonnie Roberts: Greatest Hits, in an archiving of American poets. Additional teaching experience includes teaching American poets in Dublin as part of a Fellowship in Verse from Poetry Ireland, 1992.

Summer

French,

French

I majored in French at Auburn University, where I graduated in top 5 percent of my class. Following graduation, I was certified to teach both French and English on the high school level. (I was only a few hours short of a double major in French and English.)
Writing

Writing

I received my Bachelors Degree in French and English, Secondary Education, at Auburn University, Phi Beta Kappa, 1971. In 1994, I received my Masters in English Literature (with an emphasis on the Romantics and Irish writers), 4.0 grade average. My qualifications also include certification by the Alabama State Council on the Arts and Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts as a poet-in-the-schools. In addition to my Bachelors and Masters degrees, I have done post-graduate studies at Vanderbilt University and the University of Dijon, Dijon, France. As an National Endowment for the Humanties Fellow, I studied 19th-century French writers, for a summer in Paris. As a Fulbright Scholar, in 1999, I studied the arts (specifically the works of the poet Rumi) in Turkey. My writing has won awards, among them an Individual Fellowship in Literature from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and Humanities, and an Alabama Book of the Year Award for my first collection of poetry, To Hide in the Light. In 1994, I won "Best Graduate Student Essay" in the University of Alabama, Huntsville, English Department. I am widely published in individual literary magazines and journals associated with colleges and universities. My work appears in more than 14 anthologies on the state, national, and international level. Elk River Review published two of my collections of poetry, and Pudding House in Ohio published a chapbook, Bonnie Roberts: Greatest Hits, in an archiving of American poets. Additional teaching experience includes teaching American poets in Dublin as part of a Fellowship in Verse from Poetry Ireland, 1992.

Test Preparation

ACT English

ACT English

I taught SAT prep when I was a high school teacher in the 1990's. Since June of 2017, I have tutored six students in ACT Prep. Of the six students, all raised their previous scores. Because I taught high school English 9 and Advanced English 11, over an eleven-year period, I am quite familiar with the proper use of language and how to read and comprehend the written word. I have also been a professional poet and editor since 1979.

Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (75 ratings)
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Reviews


very engaging

Bonnie was very knowledgeable. My daughter enjoyed her lesson very much and the essay they worked on together, received an excellent grade. Thank you very much Bonnie, we are looking forward to working with you again.

Jordan, 43 lessons with Bonnie

Best English Tutor!

Bonnie is the best English tutor I've had. I was feeling very overwhelmed by having to write a large number of essays for my college applications, but Bonnie's editing expertise made the process so much easier. She is very knowledgeable and managed to make my essays much more eloquent, grammatical and well put together. She also went out of her way to give me additional suggestions of examples in order to strengthen my papers. Thank you Bonnie!

Katie, 3 lessons with Bonnie

Wealth of Information!

Bonnie has provided a well thought out plan over the next few weeks to improve my son’s score. We’re very impressed!

Amanda, 4 lessons with Bonnie

Caring, knowledgeable, and a good tracher

Bonnie really takes the time and cares about her student’s progress. She goes the extra mile with my daughter. It’s my daughter’s second year in French. Bonnie is very detailed oriented.

Beth , 5 lessons with Bonnie

Outstanding tutor!

Bonnie is a big help. I work long hours and can get really stressed out about my classes. She is kind, patient and very knowledgeable.

Lisa, 36 lessons with Bonnie

An outstanding tutor

She is helping me with reading and grammar. She is good natured and finds new approaches to keep the lessons interesting.

Victor, 10 lessons with Bonnie

An intelligent and pleasant teacher!

After one meeting, Bonnie was able to connect with my teenage daughter and inspire her to read and write. Bonnie went out of her way to determine what type of books my daughter would enjoy reading. The tutor's nurturing demeanor was helpful. We believe Bonnie is a gem and we are looking forward to continued tutoring with her.

Brigida , 7 lessons with Bonnie

Great

Bonnie went over the mid term exam study guide with me and taught me what to look for with the masculine and the feminine,and grammar rules.

Andrew, 8 lessons with Bonnie
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