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Debra H.

Learning the Fun Way

Learning the Fun Way

$50/hour

  • 37 hours tutoring

  • El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

About Debra


Bio

I am a credentialed Spanish bilingual teacher with many years of teaching experience. I enjoy teaching younger children ages 4-12 in small groups or in a one-on-one situation. I provide my own reading assessment, designed to identify which skills the student needs to strengthen in order to be a proficient reader. Based on my assessment, I create and provide individualized lessons designed to help the student master phonetic components of reading as well as increase the student's "sight"...

I am a credentialed Spanish bilingual teacher with many years of teaching experience. I enjoy teaching younger children ages 4-12 in small groups or in a one-on-one situation. I provide my own reading assessment, designed to identify which skills the student needs to strengthen in order to be a proficient reader. Based on my assessment, I create and provide individualized lessons designed to help the student master phonetic components of reading as well as increase the student's "sight" reading vocabulary. I believe that learning should be fun and memorable for my students so I use a variety of teaching strategies, such as, games, art activities, and outdoor activities designed to help the student become a fluent and enthusiastic reader.

In addition, I offer private beginning Spanish lessons as well as tutoring in advanced Spanish. As part of my classroom teaching experience, I taught a Spanish bi-lingual Kindergarten Kindergarten for five years in the Bay Area. As a result, I have many fun and interesting learning materials to share with my students.

In the area of English, I am very proficient at helping students learn grammatical structures and become skilled writers. I enjoy finding ways to help the child have creative writing experiences.

Finally, I offer private piano lessons. I offered piano lessons for the past several years to students aged 5-12 years old.


Education

Calif State University, East Bay
undergrad
Cal. State University, East Bay
Other

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 11/8/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Portuguese,

Portuguese

I majored in Portuguese at Cal State, Hayward. In addition, as part of my efforts to become fluent in Portuguese, I took a summer course in Portuguese language, linguistics, and literature at the University of Coimbra in Portugal. For two years, I taught a Portuguese bi-lingual K-1-2 class in Newark, California. I also taught a semester of Portuguese at a high school in Hayward for college credits. I have a strong knowledge of both the Portuguese language and culture.
Spanish,

Spanish

I am a credentialed Spanish bi-lingual teacher with many years of teaching experience. For five years, I taught a Spanish bi-lingual Kindergarten class. As part of my duties as teacher, I conferenced with parents in Spanish. I consider myself to be fluent in Spanish and enjoy teaching Spanish to students.
Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have formerly taught a K-1-2 class for four years in public school, as well as served as a long-term sub in a 3rd grade class. In addition, I have successfully tutored students grades K-6 for the past 10 years. I endeavor to give my students a successful learning experience through personalized lessons designed to meet their specific needs. Furthermore, I create a positive learning environment for my students through the use of creative teaching techniques that make learning fun for my students.
Phonics,

Phonics

I am a teacher with a multiple-subjects credential. For five years I taught a Spanish-bilingual Kindergarten class. In addition, for the past ten years I have successfully privately tutored students who were in need of help with phonics and reading. My specialty is finding ways to make learning fun for the student.
Reading,

Reading

I am a credentialed teacher with many years of experience teaching both in the classroom and privately. In addition, I have worked with a reading specialist which has added to my knowledge of successful teaching techniques for reading students.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I am a credentialed Spanish bi-lingual teacher with many years of teaching and tutoring experience. In preparation for the BCLAD test required to receive my credential, I had to take classes in a variety of subjects including the methodology of teaching students with English as a second language. I was given an extensive amount of studying which involved a fair amount of reading comprehension and analytical thinking. I feel that I am very proficient at studying and test-taking.
Grammar, Vocabulary

English

Reading,

Reading

I am a credentialed teacher with many years of experience teaching both in the classroom and privately. In addition, I have worked with a reading specialist which has added to my knowledge of successful teaching techniques for reading students.
English, Grammar, Proofreading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have formerly taught a K-1-2 class for four years in public school, as well as served as a long-term sub in a 3rd grade class. In addition, I have successfully tutored students grades K-6 for the past 10 years. I endeavor to give my students a successful learning experience through personalized lessons designed to meet their specific needs. Furthermore, I create a positive learning environment for my students through the use of creative teaching techniques that make learning fun for my students.
Piano,

Piano

I have taught piano lessons for the past ten years. I use learning games to help my students become adept at recognizing, reading, and playing music. I am an enthusiastic and patient piano teacher.
Reading,

Reading

I am a credentialed teacher with many years of experience teaching both in the classroom and privately. In addition, I have worked with a reading specialist which has added to my knowledge of successful teaching techniques for reading students.
Spanish,

Spanish

I am a credentialed Spanish bi-lingual teacher with many years of teaching experience. For five years, I taught a Spanish bi-lingual Kindergarten class. As part of my duties as teacher, I conferenced with parents in Spanish. I consider myself to be fluent in Spanish and enjoy teaching Spanish to students.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I am a credentialed Spanish bi-lingual teacher with many years of teaching and tutoring experience. In preparation for the BCLAD test required to receive my credential, I had to take classes in a variety of subjects including the methodology of teaching students with English as a second language. I was given an extensive amount of studying which involved a fair amount of reading comprehension and analytical thinking. I feel that I am very proficient at studying and test-taking.
English, SAT Reading, Writing

Language

Portuguese,

Portuguese

I majored in Portuguese at Cal State, Hayward. In addition, as part of my efforts to become fluent in Portuguese, I took a summer course in Portuguese language, linguistics, and literature at the University of Coimbra in Portugal. For two years, I taught a Portuguese bi-lingual K-1-2 class in Newark, California. I also taught a semester of Portuguese at a high school in Hayward for college credits. I have a strong knowledge of both the Portuguese language and culture.
Spanish

Spanish

I am a credentialed Spanish bi-lingual teacher with many years of teaching experience. For five years, I taught a Spanish bi-lingual Kindergarten class. As part of my duties as teacher, I conferenced with parents in Spanish. I consider myself to be fluent in Spanish and enjoy teaching Spanish to students.

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have formerly taught a K-1-2 class for four years in public school, as well as served as a long-term sub in a 3rd grade class. In addition, I have successfully tutored students grades K-6 for the past 10 years. I endeavor to give my students a successful learning experience through personalized lessons designed to meet their specific needs. Furthermore, I create a positive learning environment for my students through the use of creative teaching techniques that make learning fun for my students.
Piano,

Piano

I have taught piano lessons for the past ten years. I use learning games to help my students become adept at recognizing, reading, and playing music. I am an enthusiastic and patient piano teacher.
Reading,

Reading

I am a credentialed teacher with many years of experience teaching both in the classroom and privately. In addition, I have worked with a reading specialist which has added to my knowledge of successful teaching techniques for reading students.
Spanish,

Spanish

I am a credentialed Spanish bi-lingual teacher with many years of teaching experience. For five years, I taught a Spanish bi-lingual Kindergarten class. As part of my duties as teacher, I conferenced with parents in Spanish. I consider myself to be fluent in Spanish and enjoy teaching Spanish to students.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I am a credentialed Spanish bi-lingual teacher with many years of teaching and tutoring experience. In preparation for the BCLAD test required to receive my credential, I had to take classes in a variety of subjects including the methodology of teaching students with English as a second language. I was given an extensive amount of studying which involved a fair amount of reading comprehension and analytical thinking. I feel that I am very proficient at studying and test-taking.
English, Writing

Music

Piano

Piano

I have taught piano lessons for the past ten years. I use learning games to help my students become adept at recognizing, reading, and playing music. I am an enthusiastic and patient piano teacher.

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

I am a credentialed Spanish bi-lingual teacher with many years of teaching and tutoring experience. In preparation for the BCLAD test required to receive my credential, I had to take classes in a variety of subjects including the methodology of teaching students with English as a second language. I was given an extensive amount of studying which involved a fair amount of reading comprehension and analytical thinking. I feel that I am very proficient at studying and test-taking.

Special Needs

Phonics,

Phonics

I am a teacher with a multiple-subjects credential. For five years I taught a Spanish-bilingual Kindergarten class. In addition, for the past ten years I have successfully privately tutored students who were in need of help with phonics and reading. My specialty is finding ways to make learning fun for the student.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I am a credentialed Spanish bi-lingual teacher with many years of teaching and tutoring experience. In preparation for the BCLAD test required to receive my credential, I had to take classes in a variety of subjects including the methodology of teaching students with English as a second language. I was given an extensive amount of studying which involved a fair amount of reading comprehension and analytical thinking. I feel that I am very proficient at studying and test-taking.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have formerly taught a K-1-2 class for four years in public school, as well as served as a long-term sub in a 3rd grade class. In addition, I have successfully tutored students grades K-6 for the past 10 years. I endeavor to give my students a successful learning experience through personalized lessons designed to meet their specific needs. Furthermore, I create a positive learning environment for my students through the use of creative teaching techniques that make learning fun for my students.
Piano,

Piano

I have taught piano lessons for the past ten years. I use learning games to help my students become adept at recognizing, reading, and playing music. I am an enthusiastic and patient piano teacher.
Reading,

Reading

I am a credentialed teacher with many years of experience teaching both in the classroom and privately. In addition, I have worked with a reading specialist which has added to my knowledge of successful teaching techniques for reading students.
Spanish,

Spanish

I am a credentialed Spanish bi-lingual teacher with many years of teaching experience. For five years, I taught a Spanish bi-lingual Kindergarten class. As part of my duties as teacher, I conferenced with parents in Spanish. I consider myself to be fluent in Spanish and enjoy teaching Spanish to students.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I am a credentialed Spanish bi-lingual teacher with many years of teaching and tutoring experience. In preparation for the BCLAD test required to receive my credential, I had to take classes in a variety of subjects including the methodology of teaching students with English as a second language. I was given an extensive amount of studying which involved a fair amount of reading comprehension and analytical thinking. I feel that I am very proficient at studying and test-taking.
Writing

Test Preparation

SAT Reading, SAT Writing

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews

Great experience!

Amazing help with high school Spanish! Highly recommend! Debbie really cares about getting her students where they need to be. She is very accommodating and willing to go the extra mile.

Amy, 7 lessons with Debra

Exactly What We Asked For

Our daughter last took Spanish in 8th grade. She is now a junior in high school. She is an excellent student. Debra was asked to bring our daughter up to speed on all aspects of her class and help her excel. After 2 months our daughter has the best grade in the class and feels comfortable to finish out the school year on her own, without a tutor! Debra did an outstanding job, just what every parent would want! Thanks Debra!

Dan, 6 lessons with Debra

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