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Gail A.

Daytona Beach, FL

$45/hour

ESL K-12, Reading, Spanish, Elementary Ed., Music Tutoring

300+ Hours
Background check passed as of 9/11/15
4.8 average from 30 ratings
Positive experience.
— Janak, Deland, FL on 10/13/15

$45/Hour


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Ball State University
Nova Southeastern University
Graduate Coursework

Education

Ball State University

Nova Southeastern University (Graduate Coursework)

About Gail

My teaching certificate includes Music K-12, Spanish 6-12 and ESOL K-12. I've taught English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)for a number of years to students of all age levels. Basic reading and writing, along with all other standard subject areas are taught in ESOL classrooms. I like to make learning fun whenever and as much as possible! I have also taught general music class to students of varied age levels. My college degree is in Music Education and Spanish. Clarinet and piano are my instruments of choice.

Although I've been teaching my pre-K students how to play recorders and hand bells, I have advanced training in ESOL and Elementary Education. I also have training in Reading Recovery to help students improve their skills in reading. In my free time I like to write rhymes or poetry, usually to encourage someone or make them smile. I enjoy singing in my church choir and a community orchestra. I am looking forward to helping you tap into your natural abilities God gave you and improve on any skills you need help with.
My teaching certificate includes Music K-12, Spanish 6-12 and ESOL K-12. I've taught English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)for a number of years to students of all age levels. Basic reading and writing, along with all other standard subject areas are taught in ESOL classrooms. I like to make learning fun whenever and as much as possible! I Read more

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Daytona Beach, FL 32124
Background Check: Passed

"Positive experience."

- Janak, Deland, FL on 10/13/15

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Courtney, Deland, FL on 10/16/16

"Great tutor"

- Gidget, Orange City, FL on 1/27/16

"Gail is very knowledgeable and a very sweet tutor."

- Debbie, Port Orange, FL on 8/30/15
Math:
Elementary (K-6th),
GED
Science:
Elementary Science, PSAT
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Composition (Music)
English:
ACT English, English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, GED, PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Computer:
Adobe Photoshop, Desktop Publishing,
General Computer, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Windows,
Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Reading, Spanish, TOEFL, Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Science, Phonics,
Reading, Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
ESL/ESOL,
Microsoft Word, 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.

Clarinet

I have played clarinet and piano since I was in elementary school. My major in college was music education, K - 12th grade. I have taught individuals and groups both clarinet and piano in the state of Indiana and Florida as well. My playing experience includes solo performance, concert band, orchestra and church orchestra. Of late in the voluntary pre kindergarten I have expanded to teaching recorders, similar to clarinets but not quite so complex and hand bells. I am looking forward to working with some talented new clarinet students this year.

Composition (Music)

I have a degree in Music Education and am certified to teach Kdg-12 in the state of Florida. I enjoy writing lyrics and adding music to it as a hobby. Some of my rhymes and poems have been published. I have not endeavored to publish any songs. But I am thinking of writing some Christian songs for some performing friends and a sister that sings quite well as well.

Desktop Publishing

I have utilized desktop publishing in school, work and for private use over the years. As a teacher of over 25 years it has proved most beneficial in my work. As a writer desktop publishing has afforded me the opportunity to create a much more finished product than I would otherwise be able to do. Incorporating photos, computer clipart, charts, and personally drawn computer graphics have greatly enhanced my work. I have taken varied classes to support my desktop publishing in high school, college and from the school corporations I have worked for. I would love to share the information and techniques I have personally discovered or been taught in classes or workshops with others.

Elementary (K-6th)

For twelve years I taught reading, writing, math, science and social studies to elementary students. I have gone on to successfully take master level classes in elementary education as well. I enjoy working with elementary age students very much! I'm looking forward to tutoring your child this year.
Sincerely, Ms. Gail

ESL/ESOL

I have enjoyed teaching English to speakers of other languages for many years. I have taught elementary, middle school and high school students as well. It is a joy to work with students learning a new language and have fun while doing so. I look forward to helping you or your child progress in speaking, reading and writing in English. My teaching certificate includes ESOL K-12. Sincerely, Ms. Gail

General Music

In general music I have taught the basic elements of music theory. My classes have explored music of various genres and cultures. We have also made music by singing, playing recorders and rhythm instruments. We have danced to a variety of different types of music as well. General music is a class of musical exploration. One finds out the basic components of music in writing, creating and listening. The cultural and emotional aspects of the art are studied as well.

Microsoft Windows

Most computers I have owned have used a Microsoft Windows operating system in the past 20 years plus. I have enjoyed using the varied programs for both private and commercial use. I have taken a number of computer classes and workshops in undergrad and postgraduate studies, as well as through the school corporations I've worked for. This has enhanced my knowledge and performance in the use of the varied programs included on Microsoft Windows. I would enjoy sharing my knowledge and experience in the use of Microsoft Windows with you.

Phonics

I have been certified in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) in the state of Florida from 1987 to 2011. As you must know phonics is an integral part of teaching the English language in both written and spoken forms. I have taught students from kindergarten through grade twelve. The consonants, both hard and soft, along with short and long vowel sounds were taught. The silent e, digraphs and dipthongs, in addition to r controlled vowels were also addressed in my teaching. The dolch sight word lists were also an integral part of my classroom activities. The above mentioned components were incorporated in a variety of activities by myself to teach the English language. Some of these activities are: games, writing, puzzles, conversations, puppets, skits, and story telling.

Piano

I have enjoyed playing piano since I was in elementary school. My college degree is in music education as well. It is not only a great hobby for relaxing but a wonderful tool to utilize when writing music, entertaining friends and celebrating this life God has given us. I am very much looking forward to sharing my skills and enjoyment of playing the piano with you this year. Sincerely, Ms. Gail

Saxophone

I play a variety of instruments. Clarinet, saxophone, piano, recorder and guitar are my primary instruments. I've given private lessons for more than 20 years as well. Currently I have instrumental students.

Sight Singing

I have a teaching degree in music, including vocal and instrumental. I have taught for more than 20 years. I have given private lessons for over 20 years as well. I have worked with students in pre-kindergarten up to adult.

Study Skills

I have taught for 20 years in the areas of: Music - kindergarten through 12th grade, Spanish - kindergarten through 12th grade, and ESOL - kindergarten through 12th grade. Therefore, I have been trained in both college and county school workshops on the best ways for students to learn and retain the subject matter and skills they have learned. Thank you for your help in this area.

Voice (Music)

I have sung in choirs from elementary school through college and am singing currently in my church choir. I have a BA degree in Music Education K-12, inclusive of choral and instrumental. I have taught general music, choral and instrumental music in the schools, privately and at church.
In vocal music one must remember to focus on the proper techniques to use for the best results. Breathing from the diaphragm, warming up the vocal chords prior to singing and good posture are all important components of singing well and staying healthy while doing so. Ear training, learning lyrics, and vocal singing exercises are all important parts of becoming an excellent vocalist as well.

Writing

Learning to write well requires a basic understanding of sentence structure, grammar and punctuation. Then meaningful sentences may be created and utilized to tell stories or retell stories that the student has heard. Writing activities which cause the student to use his or her imagination will create an avid interest in writing and help to fine tune the skills required. Games, puzzles, flash cards and work sheets are some of the activities which can be used to practice and review the varied writing skills being addressed. A few other effective writing activities are: using picture prompts to give writing ideas, noun and verb selection bags to help practice sentence structure, and putting a scrambled sentence in order.

Ball State University
Nova Southeastern University
Graduate Coursework

Education

Ball State University

Nova Southeastern University (Graduate Coursework)

Positive experience.

We are very pleased with our tutor. She has good communication with her students. She shows patience with the children and provides regular feedback. It is helpful for us to have a summary of the session and assignments.

— Janak, Deland, FL on 10/13/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Gail will travel within 20 miles of Daytona Beach, FL 32124.