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Hannah D.

Licensed and Experienced in Goals-Driven Education

Licensed and Experienced in Goals-Driven Education

$50/hour

  • 1,030 hours tutoring

  • Boulder, CO 80301

About Hannah


Bio

As a licensed Colorado teacher, I have proven my dedication to excellence by helping children close the achievement gap in both literacy and math. I love teaching children the strategies that will make learning accessible, and have successfully helped even reluctant learners! Nothing makes me happier than when students see the far reaching fruits of their labor coming back on report cards, and in their general confidence. I encourage students to be active participants in goals setting, and...

As a licensed Colorado teacher, I have proven my dedication to excellence by helping children close the achievement gap in both literacy and math. I love teaching children the strategies that will make learning accessible, and have successfully helped even reluctant learners! Nothing makes me happier than when students see the far reaching fruits of their labor coming back on report cards, and in their general confidence. I encourage students to be active participants in goals setting, and routinely check-in to determine new goals.

I am experienced as both a classroom educator and tutor. I have previously taught in primary grades in St. Vrain Valley School District. In addition, I have completed a graduate level fellowship with the University of Colorado's Partners In Education (PIE) program. As a tutor, I emphasize multimodal learning and integrate instruction to target both subject areas and skill acquisition. Mendi Y., interventionist at Legacy Elementary, spoke highly of my students' achievements; she said, "(Hannah) was able to isolate areas of weakness in her students and implement successful strategies to help these students close their gap in performance. I saw this happen again and again in her room."


Education

University of Colorado, Boulder
Spanish, History
University of Colorado at Boulder (Teacher License)
Other

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Rate details: I will negotiate group rates.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 5 miles of Boulder, CO 80301
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 4/12/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Series 63,

Series 63

I was licensed by FINRA in Aug 2015. Exam passed at 88%.
Series 7,

Series 7

Licensed by FINRA in Aug 2015. Exam passed at 90%.
GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Computer

General Computer, HTML, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Professional development (St. Vrain Valley District) in ELL best-practices, has shaped my understanding of vocabulary development as the gateway to comprehension. As a general education teacher, I have fostered language acquisition through work with an NEP, first grade student. I also tutor several LEP students, between the ages of 10 and 45. I use sentence frames to promote the development of conversational skills. In addition, I teach vocabulary development through alphabet- and content-based pictorial journals. I use bilingual books to build comprehension and vocabulary with students who are already reading in Spanish.
Spanish,

Spanish

I teach Spanish semantics, conjugation, and vocabulary. I have earned a B.A. in Spanish at CU Boulder (2007), after two studies abroad, the first through AFS in high school. I have studied in Barquisimeto, Venezuela, where I also performed volunteer work at a Home for Disabled Children (HONIM), as well as in Guadalajara, Mexico.
General Computer, Grammar, HTML, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

As a licensed elementary educator, I love to coach children in strategies that will provide math and reading efficacy. I teach all components of literacy, including: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. (See Phonics and Reading descriptions). I also teach comprehension and fluency in mathematics. I teach children strategy development and metacognitive techniques through kinesthetic, visual and linguistic modalities. I will ask your child to explain his/her learning to you (parent/guardian) as the natural conclusion to each lesson. This is a celebration time which gives children the opportunity to review, reflect, and show off new competencies!
Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

I have done classroom research on instructional skill development and effective mathematical practice. As the result of this research, I developed a tool-kit of lessons that provide a solid foundation in number sense, spatial reasoning and grouping strategies. I ensure students develop strong mathematical reasoning through the use of kinesthetic and visual manipulatives. I provide authentic tasks, and help children build fluency through mathematical games.
Phonics,

Phonics

As a first and second grade teacher who has worked with diverse learning groups, I have experience instructing children in phonological awareness and the alphabetic principal. I use Elkonin Boxes (with magnetic chips and paper boxes) to instruct students in segmenting and blending words together. I have students manipulate and identify word rimes (this is a technical word for the graphemes composing a word ending), consonants, vowels and consonant blends. I also do word family and vowel sorts to identify common patterns found in words. In addition, I instruct students in the creation of authentic tools to promote a generalized understanding of English letter-sound correspondences.
Reading,

Reading

I am an experienced reading teacher, and I will help students hone both comprehension and fluency skills. To boost fluency, I use a range of tools including: level-appropriate books, decoding strategies, word/sound manipulation, generalization strategies, word sorts, Fry's word lists, customized word lists, and modeled expression. To enhance comprehension, I coach students to make predictions, journal, utilize organizers, and retell/summarize stories.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I coach students in organizational techniques, note taking, and resource utilization. In addition, I provide instruction in the fundamental concepts of the target subject. To prepare for tests, I help students identify key concepts and organize notes. I am a licensed k-8 educator in the state of Colorado.
Elementary Science, Grammar, Vocabulary

English

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Professional development (St. Vrain Valley District) in ELL best-practices, has shaped my understanding of vocabulary development as the gateway to comprehension. As a general education teacher, I have fostered language acquisition through work with an NEP, first grade student. I also tutor several LEP students, between the ages of 10 and 45. I use sentence frames to promote the development of conversational skills. In addition, I teach vocabulary development through alphabet- and content-based pictorial journals. I use bilingual books to build comprehension and vocabulary with students who are already reading in Spanish.
Reading,

Reading

I am an experienced reading teacher, and I will help students hone both comprehension and fluency skills. To boost fluency, I use a range of tools including: level-appropriate books, decoding strategies, word/sound manipulation, generalization strategies, word sorts, Fry's word lists, customized word lists, and modeled expression. To enhance comprehension, I coach students to make predictions, journal, utilize organizers, and retell/summarize stories.
Writing,

Writing

I work with students to develop their personal voice by accessing their own memories and making connections to texts. I encourage students to engage meaningfully with text by responding in writing. Reader's response offers the opportunity to bolster comprehension, learn orthographic techniques, and practice semantic editing. In creative writing, I also emphasize story planning/idea formation, vocabulary, and editing.
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary

History

American History, European History, Geography, Philosophy, World History

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I teach mathematical reasoning and logic to support the development of a strong understanding of the function of numbers. I believe meaningful engagement is key to learning about numeric definitions, properties, and procedures. Modeling and solving functions which illustrate story problems related to sciences is one of my favorite tasks!
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

As a licensed elementary educator, I love to coach children in strategies that will provide math and reading efficacy. I teach all components of literacy, including: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. (See Phonics and Reading descriptions). I also teach comprehension and fluency in mathematics. I teach children strategy development and metacognitive techniques through kinesthetic, visual and linguistic modalities. I will ask your child to explain his/her learning to you (parent/guardian) as the natural conclusion to each lesson. This is a celebration time which gives children the opportunity to review, reflect, and show off new competencies!
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Professional development (St. Vrain Valley District) in ELL best-practices, has shaped my understanding of vocabulary development as the gateway to comprehension. As a general education teacher, I have fostered language acquisition through work with an NEP, first grade student. I also tutor several LEP students, between the ages of 10 and 45. I use sentence frames to promote the development of conversational skills. In addition, I teach vocabulary development through alphabet- and content-based pictorial journals. I use bilingual books to build comprehension and vocabulary with students who are already reading in Spanish.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I teach mathematical inquiry and reasoning, as well as definitions, rules and procedures. At this level, I emphasize solidifying an understanding of the structure and properties of numbers. I help my students identify appropriate methods for making comparisons between, and drawing conclusions about these numbers. Furthermore, I introduce data and graphs to make predictions and generalizations about patterns, variability, change, and order in number sets.
Reading,

Reading

I am an experienced reading teacher, and I will help students hone both comprehension and fluency skills. To boost fluency, I use a range of tools including: level-appropriate books, decoding strategies, word/sound manipulation, generalization strategies, word sorts, Fry's word lists, customized word lists, and modeled expression. To enhance comprehension, I coach students to make predictions, journal, utilize organizers, and retell/summarize stories.
Spanish,

Spanish

I teach Spanish semantics, conjugation, and vocabulary. I have earned a B.A. in Spanish at CU Boulder (2007), after two studies abroad, the first through AFS in high school. I have studied in Barquisimeto, Venezuela, where I also performed volunteer work at a Home for Disabled Children (HONIM), as well as in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I coach students in organizational techniques, note taking, and resource utilization. In addition, I provide instruction in the fundamental concepts of the target subject. To prepare for tests, I help students identify key concepts and organize notes. I am a licensed k-8 educator in the state of Colorado.
Writing,

Writing

I work with students to develop their personal voice by accessing their own memories and making connections to texts. I encourage students to engage meaningfully with text by responding in writing. Reader's response offers the opportunity to bolster comprehension, learn orthographic techniques, and practice semantic editing. In creative writing, I also emphasize story planning/idea formation, vocabulary, and editing.
Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, English, Geometry, SAT Math, SAT Reading

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Professional development (St. Vrain Valley District) in ELL best-practices, has shaped my understanding of vocabulary development as the gateway to comprehension. As a general education teacher, I have fostered language acquisition through work with an NEP, first grade student. I also tutor several LEP students, between the ages of 10 and 45. I use sentence frames to promote the development of conversational skills. In addition, I teach vocabulary development through alphabet- and content-based pictorial journals. I use bilingual books to build comprehension and vocabulary with students who are already reading in Spanish.
Spanish,

Spanish

I teach Spanish semantics, conjugation, and vocabulary. I have earned a B.A. in Spanish at CU Boulder (2007), after two studies abroad, the first through AFS in high school. I have studied in Barquisimeto, Venezuela, where I also performed volunteer work at a Home for Disabled Children (HONIM), as well as in Guadalajara, Mexico.
TOEFL

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I use a variety of strategies to teach math, which makes test taking simple.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I teach mathematical reasoning and logic to support the development of a strong understanding of the function of numbers. I believe meaningful engagement is key to learning about numeric definitions, properties, and procedures. Modeling and solving functions which illustrate story problems related to sciences is one of my favorite tasks!
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I teach mathematical inquiry and reasoning, as well as definitions, rules and procedures. At this level, I emphasize solidifying an understanding of the structure and properties of numbers. I help my students identify appropriate methods for making comparisons between, and drawing conclusions about these numbers. Furthermore, I introduce data and graphs to make predictions and generalizations about patterns, variability, change, and order in number sets.
Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, SAT Math

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I teach mathematical reasoning and logic to support the development of a strong understanding of the function of numbers. I believe meaningful engagement is key to learning about numeric definitions, properties, and procedures. Modeling and solving functions which illustrate story problems related to sciences is one of my favorite tasks!
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

As a licensed elementary educator, I love to coach children in strategies that will provide math and reading efficacy. I teach all components of literacy, including: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. (See Phonics and Reading descriptions). I also teach comprehension and fluency in mathematics. I teach children strategy development and metacognitive techniques through kinesthetic, visual and linguistic modalities. I will ask your child to explain his/her learning to you (parent/guardian) as the natural conclusion to each lesson. This is a celebration time which gives children the opportunity to review, reflect, and show off new competencies!
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Professional development (St. Vrain Valley District) in ELL best-practices, has shaped my understanding of vocabulary development as the gateway to comprehension. As a general education teacher, I have fostered language acquisition through work with an NEP, first grade student. I also tutor several LEP students, between the ages of 10 and 45. I use sentence frames to promote the development of conversational skills. In addition, I teach vocabulary development through alphabet- and content-based pictorial journals. I use bilingual books to build comprehension and vocabulary with students who are already reading in Spanish.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I teach mathematical inquiry and reasoning, as well as definitions, rules and procedures. At this level, I emphasize solidifying an understanding of the structure and properties of numbers. I help my students identify appropriate methods for making comparisons between, and drawing conclusions about these numbers. Furthermore, I introduce data and graphs to make predictions and generalizations about patterns, variability, change, and order in number sets.
Reading,

Reading

I am an experienced reading teacher, and I will help students hone both comprehension and fluency skills. To boost fluency, I use a range of tools including: level-appropriate books, decoding strategies, word/sound manipulation, generalization strategies, word sorts, Fry's word lists, customized word lists, and modeled expression. To enhance comprehension, I coach students to make predictions, journal, utilize organizers, and retell/summarize stories.
Spanish,

Spanish

I teach Spanish semantics, conjugation, and vocabulary. I have earned a B.A. in Spanish at CU Boulder (2007), after two studies abroad, the first through AFS in high school. I have studied in Barquisimeto, Venezuela, where I also performed volunteer work at a Home for Disabled Children (HONIM), as well as in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I coach students in organizational techniques, note taking, and resource utilization. In addition, I provide instruction in the fundamental concepts of the target subject. To prepare for tests, I help students identify key concepts and organize notes. I am a licensed k-8 educator in the state of Colorado.
Writing,

Writing

I work with students to develop their personal voice by accessing their own memories and making connections to texts. I encourage students to engage meaningfully with text by responding in writing. Reader's response offers the opportunity to bolster comprehension, learn orthographic techniques, and practice semantic editing. In creative writing, I also emphasize story planning/idea formation, vocabulary, and editing.
Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, English, Geometry

Other

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Professional development (St. Vrain Valley District) in ELL best-practices, has shaped my understanding of vocabulary development as the gateway to comprehension. As a general education teacher, I have fostered language acquisition through work with an NEP, first grade student. I also tutor several LEP students, between the ages of 10 and 45. I use sentence frames to promote the development of conversational skills. In addition, I teach vocabulary development through alphabet- and content-based pictorial journals. I use bilingual books to build comprehension and vocabulary with students who are already reading in Spanish.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I coach students in organizational techniques, note taking, and resource utilization. In addition, I provide instruction in the fundamental concepts of the target subject. To prepare for tests, I help students identify key concepts and organize notes. I am a licensed k-8 educator in the state of Colorado.
Geography, Philosophy

Science

ACT Science, Biology, Philosophy, Physical Science, Psychology

Special Needs

ADHD,

ADHD

I recently attended the Diverse Learners Conference in Denver, which has helped me better understand ADD and ADHD as learning styles. I help children set and monitor their own goals in both academics and behavior. I provide multiple modalities (kinesthetic, visual and verbal) to support information processing. I use organizers to promote information retention. When needed, I provide refocusing tasks that simulate both hemispheres of the brain. In addition, I can provide a space that is free from distractions.
Dyslexia,

Dyslexia

I am experienced in supporting dyslexia and unidentifiable disabilities displaying similar symptoms. I am familiar with the Take Flight curriculum, and I utilize this approach. I have provided a structured, systematic, multisensory system for gaining phonological awareness to children, aged 7 to 13. At the Diverse Learners Conference in Denver, I developed effective strategies for engaging dyslexic students in meaningful ways. I coach children in segmenting words into individual phonemes, and blending phonemes together into words. I also emphasize rhyming and common English language word patterns.
Phonics,

Phonics

As a first and second grade teacher who has worked with diverse learning groups, I have experience instructing children in phonological awareness and the alphabetic principal. I use Elkonin Boxes (with magnetic chips and paper boxes) to instruct students in segmenting and blending words together. I have students manipulate and identify word rimes (this is a technical word for the graphemes composing a word ending), consonants, vowels and consonant blends. I also do word family and vowel sorts to identify common patterns found in words. In addition, I instruct students in the creation of authentic tools to promote a generalized understanding of English letter-sound correspondences.
Special Needs,

Special Needs

I use modeling, gradually release of responsibility, repetition, and creative engagement with academic materials to scaffold learning. I stimulate sensory processing through cross-lateral movement routines, breath control activities and other re-focusing techniques. I have used Wilson (Orton-Gillingham) and Lindamood Bella curricula with tier 2 and 3 intervention groups in my first and second grade classroom. I have used Take Flight for individual tutoring, and frequently utilize these strategies with all my students.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I coach students in organizational techniques, note taking, and resource utilization. In addition, I provide instruction in the fundamental concepts of the target subject. To prepare for tests, I help students identify key concepts and organize notes. I am a licensed k-8 educator in the state of Colorado.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I teach mathematical reasoning and logic to support the development of a strong understanding of the function of numbers. I believe meaningful engagement is key to learning about numeric definitions, properties, and procedures. Modeling and solving functions which illustrate story problems related to sciences is one of my favorite tasks!
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

As a licensed elementary educator, I love to coach children in strategies that will provide math and reading efficacy. I teach all components of literacy, including: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. (See Phonics and Reading descriptions). I also teach comprehension and fluency in mathematics. I teach children strategy development and metacognitive techniques through kinesthetic, visual and linguistic modalities. I will ask your child to explain his/her learning to you (parent/guardian) as the natural conclusion to each lesson. This is a celebration time which gives children the opportunity to review, reflect, and show off new competencies!
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Professional development (St. Vrain Valley District) in ELL best-practices, has shaped my understanding of vocabulary development as the gateway to comprehension. As a general education teacher, I have fostered language acquisition through work with an NEP, first grade student. I also tutor several LEP students, between the ages of 10 and 45. I use sentence frames to promote the development of conversational skills. In addition, I teach vocabulary development through alphabet- and content-based pictorial journals. I use bilingual books to build comprehension and vocabulary with students who are already reading in Spanish.
Reading,

Reading

I am an experienced reading teacher, and I will help students hone both comprehension and fluency skills. To boost fluency, I use a range of tools including: level-appropriate books, decoding strategies, word/sound manipulation, generalization strategies, word sorts, Fry's word lists, customized word lists, and modeled expression. To enhance comprehension, I coach students to make predictions, journal, utilize organizers, and retell/summarize stories.
Spanish,

Spanish

I teach Spanish semantics, conjugation, and vocabulary. I have earned a B.A. in Spanish at CU Boulder (2007), after two studies abroad, the first through AFS in high school. I have studied in Barquisimeto, Venezuela, where I also performed volunteer work at a Home for Disabled Children (HONIM), as well as in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I coach students in organizational techniques, note taking, and resource utilization. In addition, I provide instruction in the fundamental concepts of the target subject. To prepare for tests, I help students identify key concepts and organize notes. I am a licensed k-8 educator in the state of Colorado.
Writing,

Writing

I work with students to develop their personal voice by accessing their own memories and making connections to texts. I encourage students to engage meaningfully with text by responding in writing. Reader's response offers the opportunity to bolster comprehension, learn orthographic techniques, and practice semantic editing. In creative writing, I also emphasize story planning/idea formation, vocabulary, and editing.
Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, Geometry, SAT Math

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I use a variety of strategies to teach math, which makes test taking simple.
Series 63,

Series 63

I was licensed by FINRA in Aug 2015. Exam passed at 88%.
Series 7,

Series 7

Licensed by FINRA in Aug 2015. Exam passed at 90%.
ACT English, ACT Reading, ACT Science, GRE, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL

Resources

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Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.8 (448 ratings)
5 star
(376)
4 star
(70)
3 star
(1)
2 star
(1)
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Reviews


Excellent Rapport

Hannah seems to have developed an excellent rapport with our grandson and is very effective at keeping him focused for the entire hour and keeping the lesson a fun learning experience. They are about to have their fourth session.

Sue, 57 lessons with Hannah

Great First Lesson

Hannah is going to make a great tutor for Jimmy. She quickly zoned in on the areas that he needs work in. I can tell by his spelling and punctuation after his first small written story with her, that this is exactly what he needs. Thanks Hannah.

Beth, 13 lessons with Hannah

A Big Help

Hannah has been a big help to my son. His writing grades dropped to a C on his second trimester report card. We hired Hannah and after working with her for two months once a week he is now back up to B. We plan on having her work with him all summer to help him prepare for middle school. I have no doubt he'll be doing A level work at that point. My son enjoys his sessions with Hannah. She gets the job done and keeps him on task all while making it interesting and fun.

Leslie, 66 lessons with Hannah

She is bringing out the best in our daughter.

We are very impressed with her techniques and enthusiasm. We are very pleased.

Julie and Francois, 60 lessons with Hannah

Great tutor!

Hannah worked with my 6 year old daughter who had been struggling with reading in Kindergarden and at the start of the first grade. My daughter showed extremely high improvement over the time that she worked with Hannah, and she is now firmly at grade level. Hannah was very professional and communicative to me as a parent. She shared with me the different tools and tricks that she was using to help my daughter progress and what she perceived as her strengths and what she thought she should pay special attention to.

Cathy, 23 lessons with Hannah

Great Tutor!

Hannah has been working with our daughter (2nd grade) for several months and she has done a terrific job. We are very happy with the service she has provided and find the time she spends with our daughter is very valuable and has shown in her performance at school.

Amanda, 31 lessons with Hannah

Hannah is very compassionate and patient

Hannah has been with us for one week and my granddaughter looks forward to her lessons. I know there will be a great improvement soon and we plan on having Hannah for at least 2 years Hannah is a good fit for our family. We have already seen improvement, Hannah is so patient and very caring

Joyce, 54 lessons with Hannah

very patient

Hannah has done a wonderful job with my son. He looks forward to seeing her and I've already seen improvement with his writing. The skills she is giving him will help for years to come. We are very pleased.

Marcella, 71 lessons with Hannah
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