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Ruth T.

Colorado Springs, CO

$35/hour

Former licensed public school teacher

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University of Wisconsin, Madison
Business
Unviersity of Minnesota, Twin Cities
MEd

Education

University of Wisconsin, Madison (Business)

Unviersity of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MEd)

About Ruth

I hold a Master's degree (M.Ed.) in Education and taught in the public school system in Minnesota at the middle school and high school levels. I have also worked in private industry as both a technical writer and a Web designer, taking classes to develop my computer and design skills.

I have also worked as a curriculum writer where I developed enrichment classes for children in 3rd world countries.

I especially enjoy teaching children or adults one-on-one because lessons can be tailored to specific learning styles (auditory, visual, or sensory). This encourages students to learn more easily by adapting lessons appropriately. Secondly, my teaching strategy is to use the familiar to teach the unfamiliar, using common metaphors whenever possible. I offer a linear and sequential mode of instruction, beginning with the simple and progressing to the complex, as student need and ability indicates.

I am a writer at heart having written on-line content for Web sites as well as a 100-page print booklet about a school I hope to launch in the future. I was also a technical writer for a major corporation here in Colorado Springs.
Secondly, I completed the Competent Communicator award for Toastmasters International, having given 10 speeches each with a specific emphasis.

I have tutored a 2nd grade student previously in the "Rise and Shine" program through a local church. This program was designed to help elementary students who were struggling in their reading and vocabulary skills. My student and I enjoyed a strong rapport and she made progress toward her goals.

I have worked with computers personally and professionally for over 20 years. I have designed a multi-scale Web site for an employer and maintained a large departmental intranet site for MCI (now, Verizons Wireless). I am also skilled at Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel.

Please feel free to contact me for more information regarding my tutoring style or with any other questions you may have.
I hold a Master's degree (M.Ed.) in Education and taught in the public school system in Minnesota at the middle school and high school levels. I have also worked in private industry as both a technical writer and a Web designer, taking classes to develop my computer and design skills.

I have also worked as a curriculum writer where I
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Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Colorado Springs, CO 80923
In-person lessons
Math:
Elementary Math, Microsoft Excel
Music:
Clarinet, Piano
English:
Bible Studies, English, Grammar, Public Speaking,
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
General Computer, HTML, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word, Web Design
Language:
Reading, Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Elementary Math, Reading, Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking,
Writing

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.

Public Speaking

I graduated from Toastmasters with the first level award in 12/14. Every time I spoke I won against my competitor.

Also, in high school I was in forensics and competed at the state level, where I won a 1st place medal.

I have a Master's degree in Education and have taught students at the middle school and high school levels.

University of Wisconsin, Madison
Business
Unviersity of Minnesota, Twin Cities
MEd

Education

University of Wisconsin, Madison (Business)

Unviersity of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MEd)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Ruth will travel within 5 miles of Colorado Springs, CO 80923.