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Eleanor R.

retired teacher with vast experience

retired teacher with vast experience

$60/hour

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Long ago I thought that teaching music would be what I would like as a profession. I got a B. Music Education and did enjoy teaching as an elementary music consultant on the island of Guam. That meant I gave master lessons to elementary teachers so that they could continue to have music during the school day. I traveled all over the island to different elementary schools - the ocean view never far out of sight. However, in my pre-graduate years, I had also prepared to teach in the...

Long ago I thought that teaching music would be what I would like as a profession. I got a B. Music Education and did enjoy teaching as an elementary music consultant on the island of Guam. That meant I gave master lessons to elementary teachers so that they could continue to have music during the school day. I traveled all over the island to different elementary schools - the ocean view never far out of sight. However, in my pre-graduate years, I had also prepared to teach in the elementary school population and so spent several years on Guam teaching third grade/fifth grade and junior high school English. One year I taught Trust Territory students what came to Guam for their high school years. That is where my interest began in the field of helping speakers of a different first language to understand, speak, and write English.

Once I returned to the U.S., I got a job teaching special education students.....yes, I have a special education credential as well...in San Antonio, TX. I wanted to return to California and so I did. I taught a first grade class where no one spoke English except one student. These children were migrant worker children, and I taught them to read using their favorite songs to sing. My music education had come in handy. Starting in 1974, I taught incarcerated youth, all ages, and began writing my own curriculum as most of the students were turned off by "book larning" Although we had a classroom, most of the students needed individual attention, so when I decided to get out of the jail environment, I started working as an independent study teacher, seeing students by appointment at Butte County Superintendent of Schools site. I did independent study, every subject, every grade, until I retired for the first time in 1996.

After being retired for a few years, I found I missed teaching and went back to work as an instructional aide at an elementary school in Oroville, CA. There was a great need for my creative abilities in providing instruction for kindergarten children w


Education

Westminster College, PA
elem.music and early childhood ed
University of Guam, ISland of Guam
Masters
Chico State, Chico, CA
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $60
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Paradise, CA 95969
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL, Grammar

Elementary Education

Grammar, Reading

English

English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Reading, SAT Reading, Writing

Homeschool

English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Reading, Writing

Language

ESL/ESOL

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English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, Writing

Other

ESL/ESOL

Summer

ESL/ESOL, Reading, Writing

Test Preparation

SAT Reading

$60/hour

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Eleanor R.

$60/hour

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