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Renee F.

Denver, CO

$35/hr

Retired English Teacher Tutoring All Levels and Skills Grades 1-12

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Background check passed as of 3/18/14
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42 Ratings
 
 
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Dynamic and kid-approved!
— Tiffany, Denver, CO on 4/2/15

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Ohio Univeristy Athens, Ohio
Communications
Miami University Oxford, Ohio
MEd

Education

Ohio Univeristy Athens, Ohio (Communications)

Miami University Oxford, Ohio (MEd)

About Renee

I am a retired teacher, having taught 37 years in both public and private schools. Though I left the classroom, I have not left education. I have taught all levels of English including remedial, college prep. Advanced Placement and International baccalaureate. Since my retirement, I have been tutoring first grade through adult learners and loving the challenge of the age scope of instruction. I also work with study and organizational skills, having taught such courses to athletes, college freshmen, parent groups and adult learners.

My Bachelor of Science is in Communications and Masters of Education is in diagnostic and remedial teaching. I am certified in both Colorado and Ohio in the areas of Reading, English, Language Arts, Speech and Drama. My degrees and experience have prepared me for tailoring one-on-one instruction to meet a student's needs and skills. In addition to face to face tutoring, I am also very comfortable with online instruction.

From 1996-2006 I worked as both sponsor and consultant for grants that provided online instruction for students that had a wide range of academic needs that ranged from enrichment instruction for gifted students to remediation in reading and writing. For three years, at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, I trained English education majors to work online with prospective high school college students in the area of writing. Whether face to face or online, the advantage of working one-on-one is that often I can see a strength or weakness that might be missed by a teacher because of the classroom setting.
I also greatly enjoy working with the student who is preparing for the ACT and/ or SAT in the areas of reading, English and writing. Even a two hour session can be enough to raise test scores in this area. I especially enjoy working with student athletes and consider myself one of their coaches. I am the academic coach. My personal love is writing and teaching writing. I also enjoy the challenge of working with students who have been identified as having ADD and/or Dyslexia. Finally, I enjoy helping students see their assignments not as a requirement, but as practice for turning them into life long learners.
I am a retired teacher, having taught 37 years in both public and private schools. Though I left the classroom, I have not left education. I have taught all levels of English including remedial, college prep. Advanced Placement and International baccalaureate. Since my retirement, I have Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Denver, CO 80226
Background Check: Passed

"Dynamic and kid-approved!"

- Tiffany, Denver, CO on 4/2/15

"Thanks!"

- Christina, Wheat Ridge, CO on 6/28/14

"Perfect Fit"

- Elizabeth, Wheat Ridge, CO on 4/3/14

"Excellent Tutor!"

- Carol, Littleton, CO on 3/10/14
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
American History, Government & Politics, Social Studies
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Dyslexia

I have a Master's in diagnostic and remedial teaching from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. My training included study in dyslexia. As a reading teacher in three different school districts I worked with dyslexia students in these special classes as well as students in my regular classes. I served at a high school in Cincinnati as the intervention coordinator for six years as well as being in the same position at a high school Colorado for one year. My role was to identify and determine whether or not a student needed to be referred for further evaluation for dyslexia and to help the classroom teacher work with a particular student. My particular strength is in reading and writing and basic math skills. I am also well versed in knowing what legal rights a parent has to seek an IEP or 504 for accommodations.

Elementary (K-6th)

My main skill K-6 is in the area of reading. My Masters is in Diagnostic and Remedial Education from Miami University Oxford, Ohio. My emphasis is in reading instruction K-12. I have taught all subjects as a tutor grades 4-6 for elementary and as the reading coordinator for an American School in Sao Paulo Brazil. However, my expertise does begin with basic reading skills, i.e. sound patterns, sight words, etc. What I think I am especially skilled at as an educator is working on self-confidence as a learner.

Public Speaking

I have my undergrad degree in communications. I have both an Ohio and Colorado teaching certificate in speech. I was a speech/Forensic coach for 12 years coaching individual speaking events, Public Forum and Lincoln Douglas Debates. I have done presentations myself at numerous educational conferences including NCTE-The National Council of Teachers of English.

Study Skills

As a graduate student at Miami University Oxford, Ohio in 1976, my assistantship was the study skills workshop coordinator and presenter for college freshmen. As a teacher at Escola Graduda, an American Community School in Sao Paulo, Brazil 1977-79, I designed a middle school study skills program to be conducted by the content area teachers during a daily study time. At Princeton High School in Cincinnati, Ohio, I conducted study skills workshops for the football and baseball team, the freshmen teacher team leaders, and the parents of incoming freshmen. Once moving to Colorado, I continued my study skills work as a reading specialist and English teacher. I currently specialize in study skills instruction especially with middle school students with another tutoring organization.

Ohio Univeristy Athens, Ohio
Communications
Miami University Oxford, Ohio
MEd

Education

Ohio Univeristy Athens, Ohio (Communications)

Miami University Oxford, Ohio (MEd)

Dynamic and kid-approved! — Renee has been a God-send to my children and our entire family unit. Renee customizes each and every session to address my kiddos' specific needs. She ingeniously makes games, poems, and short stories applicable and lively - engaging the kids and making learning fun. She is very communicative with me as a parent and keeps me informed in a timely manner. Renee knows how to maximize 1 hour, and we ...

— Tiffany, Denver, CO on 4/2/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $35.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Renee will travel within 10 miles of Denver, CO 80226.

Background Check Status for Renee F.

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