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Bathsheba S.

Washington, DC

$40/hour

Expert Tutor Specializing in Reading, Writing, and Critical Thinking

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$40/Hour


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Virginia Tech
Biology
George Mason University
Master's

Education

Virginia Tech (Biology)

George Mason University (Master's)

About Bathsheba

As an author, public speaker, educator, and magna cum laude master's of science graduate from George Mason University, I take pride in teaching various forms of writing and ways of thinking in order to assist students in understanding the world through literature. I am more than interested in helping students develop writing and critical reading skills such as: paraphrasing, text analysis, identifying authors’ organizational strategies, and evaluating evidence used in texts in a range of disciplines.

In terms of reading, I typically start students with the previewing process, followed by summarizing, paraphrasing, asking questions and lastly, annotating. These all function to assist the student with understanding complex texts.

I tackle writing by first reviewing essays previously written by the student, to assess student grammar skills, and sentence structure. While there are different styles of writing, I cover the following: narrative, persuasive, literary analysis, research, and technical writing. The skills taught range from outlining, character development, and brainstorming, to drafting a proposal, and citing sources.

In fall of 2011, I created and launched an after-school literacy program that in just one school year moved the percentage of higher-level 8th-grade readers from 18.8% to 70% through the use of reading and writing strategies.

I am flexible with time and work to meet the needs of parents and students. While I have a 24-hour cancellation policy and work out of my home, I also firmly believe in making sure my clients are comfortable; at times traveling to meet at a location that is most convenient for the student.
As an author, public speaker, educator, and magna cum laude master's of science graduate from George Mason University, I take pride in teaching various forms of writing and ways of thinking in order to assist students in understanding the world through literature. I am more than interested in helping students develop writing and critical reading Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Washington, DC 20020
In-person lessons
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Bible Studies, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, GED, Praxis, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking

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 am currently listed as a motivational speaker through the Premiere Speakers Bureau and have over 5 years of experience speaking professionally. My experience as an author, poet, and artist has provided me with several opportunities to speak in various capacities. I have led professional development workshops, trained students for poetry competitions and debate, as well as am currently implementing public speaking strategies to teach critical thinking and textual analysis.

Virginia Tech
Biology
George Mason University
Master's

Education

Virginia Tech (Biology)

George Mason University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Bathsheba will travel within 30 miles of Washington, DC 20020.