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Ashley R.

Paradise Valley, AZ

$40/hour

Elementary & English Tutor with MA Degree and 8+ Years Experience

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$40/Hour


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Washington State University
Argosy University, American School of Professional Psychology
Master's

Education

Washington State University

Argosy University, American School of Professional Psychology (Master's)

About Ashley

My name is Ashley, and I am located in Paradise Valley. I am switching careers (formerly a mental health therapist) and beginning to teach. I love working with children and have two of my own. I am particularly skilled in English, literature, grammar, phonics, handwriting and elementary education.

I believe in using positive reinforcement and a collaborative method of teaching. With this, I like to work with my students rather than strictly using lecture and demonstrations. I utilize flashcards, mnemonics, and link methods to help with learning and memorization. When I was in school, classmates would always ask for my notes and methods before each final exam. I like to have fun with the kids and increase their passion for learning; I hope that it resembles my own!

EDUCATION:
MA Degree in Counseling Psychology-American School of Psychology
BA Degree in Social Sciences-Washington State Univeristy
Graduated top 5 of my class for all of my degrees, including High School (3.97-3.98 GPA)

EXPERIENCE:
8+ years as Independent Tutor (K-Graduate School)
3+ years as Mental Health Therapist
My name is Ashley, and I am located in Paradise Valley. I am switching careers (formerly a mental health therapist) and beginning to teach. I love working with children and have two of my own. I am particularly skilled in English, literature, grammar, phonics, handwriting and elementary education.

I believe in using positive
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
Background Check: Passed
Math:
Elementary Math
Science:
Psychology
English:
English,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
GED
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary

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.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have tutored for 8+ years and also have a son in Elementary School. I have worked with children ages 3-12 and excel in English, mathematics, social studies, and science. I have taught basic academic learning and socialization skills, as well as the foundations and broad range of knowledge learned in K-6th.

When working with children and this subject field, patience and understanding specific needs of the child are extremely important. My education (BA and MA in psychology) have helped me understand child development and tutoring methods, such as positive reinforcement.

English

English Excellence Award
Published poetry and Essays
Completed 65-page Thesis with Honors
Grammar Certification
Passion for reading, writing, and editing in all subjects

Phonics

Phonics is a method for teaching reading and writing the English language. I have taught phonics to 3-6 year olds, as well as my own children (ages 2 and 6). I assisted teachers in the classroom, where we completed phonics centers each day, and I helped facilitate my own children in reading and writing. I have also tutored children ages 3-7 for over 8 years.

I help children learn and understand new written words by sounding them out, or in phonics terms, blending the sound-spelling patterns. Some of these techniques I used include cognitive reading skills, alphabetic principle, vowel phonics patterns, and consonant phonics patterns.

Reading

As a psychologist, I can assist with both increasing your daughter's confidence and reading skills. Please see earlier message for qualifications. I have tutored elementary school students up to graduate level students.

Study Skills

Study skills are important approaches applied to learning. I use a number of techniques, including mnemonics, which aid the retention of lists of information, effective reading and concentration techniques, as well as efficient note taking. I also use organizational skills such as excellent notes, note cards, memorization techniques, and tools to help students focus.

I was a study skills tutor in high school and have always used a specific, outline focused studying model for my students (and myself during school) that has helped me succeed from high school and throughout my Master's.

Washington State University
Argosy University, American School of Professional Psychology
Master's

Education

Washington State University

Argosy University, American School of Professional Psychology (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Ashley will travel within 20 miles of Paradise Valley, AZ 85253.