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Darlene L.

Portland, CT

$35/hour

Darlene A. : Math and English

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University of Connecticut
Psychology
Grand Canyon University
Master's

Education

University of Connecticut (Psychology)

Grand Canyon University (Master's)

About Darlene

Hello to all my potential students and their parents. Tutoring comes very naturally to me since I have done it my entire life. I started in my earliest years in grade school helping other children who had difficulty understanding lessons, especially math. I would correct English papers and explain the concepts to my fellow students so they would get better grades on their tests. I have taught for many years in both the private and public sector, but I made a midlife change to go into professional counseling because I found I had a gift: to discover the problem at the heart of the matter. Whether it was why a child could not understand a certain math problem, a particular spelling rule, or the child was failing because of anxiety due to special circumstances, I could figure out the cause and help the child to work in such a way that would vastly improve his schoolwork.
At this time, I return to the individual tutoring that I excelled at. I can work with all ages, all energy levels. I have a very calming, focused presence that makes others feel comfortable.

I start wherever the student is in their studies and determine where the problems in understanding lie. I am a great detective in figuring out where the connections in understanding are missing. This is so important in math since every step is based on the step preceding it. I minored in Mathematics in College and received straight A's.

I was editor of my college newspaper. I have proofread and edited thousands of papers for others. Grammar, vocabulary, spelling, and the rules of punctuation are some of my fortes. In sixth grade, I won the sixth grade spelling bee for the entire grade. In seventh grade, I was in the "NBC Spelling Bee" for the state of Connecticut and came in sixth.
Hello to all my potential students and their parents. Tutoring comes very naturally to me since I have done it my entire life. I started in my earliest years in grade school helping other children who had difficulty understanding lessons, especially Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Portland, CT 06480
In-person lessons
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Elementary Math, Finite Math, Prealgebra
English:
Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Math
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Grammar, Handwriting,
Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Elementary (K-6th)

I was a substitute teacher for several years across the state of CT. I am certified to teach Middle School Mathematics, which encompasses grades four through eight. My years of hands-on experience taught me firsthand elementary education strategies from preschool through sixth grade.

Handwriting

Teaching cursive handwriting often begins in third grade, but it should not end there. My teaching strategies changed as the child develops and his or her motor skills and cognitive skills improve.

University of Connecticut
Psychology
Grand Canyon University
Master's

Education

University of Connecticut (Psychology)

Grand Canyon University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Darlene will travel within 25 miles of Portland, CT 06480.