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Bonny D.

Deerfield Beach, FL


Public Speaking, Writing, ESOL, Reading, Vocabulary Enrichment

Background check passed as of 10/10/15
4.8 average from 47 ratings
excellent tutor
— Marie, Pompano Beach, FL on 12/6/15

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CCM university of cincinnati (Radio-TV)

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About Bonny

I specialize in writing, editing and public speaking.
I edit essays, research papers, short stories, blogs and speeches.
I'm motivated by a love for people and a desire to transform lives.
"Success through Effective Communication" is my motto. I earned B.F.A. and M.A. degrees in Radio-TV and I enlarged my experience to include teaching of all age groups, public relations, and advertising sales for radio stations and the "South Florida Business Journal."
As an Adjunct Professor in Florida community colleges and universities, I have taught Public Speaking, Acting, and Speech.
One of the first to use the video critique method, I have trained business executives and other teachers.
I have taught at:
* Florida Language School
* Broward Community College
* Florida Atlantic University
* Lynn University
* Cincinnati Public Schools
* Cincinnati Country Day School
* Broward County Public Schools
* Broward and Palm Beach County private schools
I specialize in writing, editing and public speaking.
I edit essays,
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My home visit rate is $45/hour. Online services are $35 per hour.

Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
Background Check: Passed

"excellent tutor"

- Marie, Pompano Beach, FL on 12/6/15

"Very patient"

- Faye, Pompano Beach, FL on 3/21/16

"Great tutor"

- David, Elmhurst, NY on 3/20/16

"Thank you Bonny!"

- Michelle, Trenton, NJ on 2/27/16

"Very calm, knowledgeable, very accomodating and patient."

- Ma. Zolaica, Boca Raton, FL on 9/11/15
Bonny replied on 10/23/2015

Teaching ESOL/ESE to Ma's son, has been a pleasure. I stressed vocabulary enrichment and explained English slang in simple terms for better understanding.

"She's very good"

- Yasmeen, Pompano Beach, FL on 7/27/15
Bonny replied on 3/2/2016

This lovely Jordanian mother has three sons, ages 7, 12 & 13, that I tutor in writing skills.

"Great tutor!"

- Mark, Boca Raton, FL on 6/18/15

"Great communication coach!"

- Sarah, Cincinnati, OH on 4/11/14

"Very friendly"

- Mami, Mason, OH on 10/30/13

"Great editor!"

- Michelle, Mason, OH on 10/30/13

"Very caring and dedicated"

- Kerry, Cincinnati, OH on 10/23/13
Bonny replied on 10/23/2013

I am most humbled by your appreciation. Thank you, Kerry!

Elementary Math
ACT Reading, Bible Studies,
IELTS, Proofreading,
Public Speaking,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL,
Test Preparation:
ACT Reading, CLAST,
Common Core, IELTS, PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT, TOEFL
American History, Religion, Social Studies
Special Needs:
Phonics, Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Common Core, Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar,
Phonics, Reading,
Study Skills,
Business, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Bible Studies

As a member of a non-denominational church for twenty years, I've learned how to rightly divide the word of truth. I do not say this with a prideful heart. The Lord has given me knowledge and wisdom to share through the teachings of a real apostle.
I have instructed people in my home for twelve years. I attend weekly continuing education at a bible teaching website. I do not seek a theological degree.


The Florida Teacher Certification Examinations (FTCE) have replaced the CLAST as the basic skills test for teacher certification. Recently, I tutored a math teacher who had difficulty with the essay portion of the test. My liberal arts background and more than twenty years of teaching writing and reading qualify me to teach those subjects.


I love food and cooking! I have weighed the same for fifty years! 110 pounds! That's because I know how to eat, when to eat and what to eat. I can teach any recipe and practical aspects of food preparation and cooking to children and adults.

Elementary (K-6th)

As a tutor and substitute teacher I have twenty-plus years of experience in two states serving the needs of many children. K-6 is my favorite age group, because in these formative years teachers have great influence. Hindrances to achievement can be overcome. A love of learning can be imparted. Lifelong study habits are set.


I have taught middle school English at Lake Worth High School after passing qualifications at Broward Community College. My focus is on vocabulary enrichment, reading comprehension and writing. If a student is struggling with a research paper or essay, I will make sure that all grammar, punctuation and organization meet the standards of excellence.


I have taught ESOL in public schools and privately.
I have studied Spanish in secondary school and college.
My Hispanic friends are from many countries; Venezuela, Argentina, Mexico, Panama, Central America, and Brazil.
I have also taught students from China, S. Korea and the Middle East.


Grammar is so important to students learning English as a second language. English is the most difficult of all languages. But I make it simple with a step-by-step approach. We study verb tenses, subject-verb agreement, vocabulary and easy conversation. I also video my students and give you the video to take home. You will enjoy learning grammar with me!


In the 1950's, I was taught cursive writing in elementary school as an English language requirement. "Logic of English" states that one of the reasons for widespread underachievement in handwriting, spelling, and reading is failure to learn this skill. Also, dyslexia and remedial reading centers around the United States recommend teaching cursive handwriting. Therefore, as an English reading and writing teacher, I perfect this skill in my students.


For the past several years I have worked as an online proofreader and editor for an educational service that assists foreign students in writing college application essays.
Also, I have worked for many years as a volunteer test writer and proofreader for an international ministry.
As a private tutor, I guide and edit the work of high school students, college students and older adults.

Public Speaking

Public Speaking: We write, edit and video you for youtube.com or any public forum!
It's fun and rewarding!
I have coached many children, teachers, and adults in sales and marketing to speak effectively. I have also taught public speaking as an Adjunct Professor at schools and colleges in South Florida, such as Broward Community College and Lynn University.


So much depends upon reading comprehension. As a teacher in this area, I focus attention on the basics such as locating topic sentences and main ideas. Whether it's a simple story or a detailed subject composition, students learn to remember what is read. Important details are written. We will also perfect PowerPoint presentations!

Special Needs

Compassion and patience are the most important characteristics of anyone working with special needs students. As a substitute teacher for twenty years (1982-2003), I was placed in many classrooms for the handicapped. Bright Horizons is one of those special schools I was privileged to gain experience in. Sycamore High School was another. Indian Hill Middle School offered integrated classrooms for special needs students. I learned to look beyond the physical and focus on the spirit of a person, meeting that individual where he or she is.

Study Skills

Study skills are not subject-specific, however, when teaching English as a Second Language or how to pass the Toefl Test, I emphasize study skills. Study disciplines in our daily lives promote success.


Acting has been a part of my life since my teen years. At the University of Cincinnati I performed in several plays while studying Theater, Voice, Broadcasting and Dance.
My ambition lead me to compete in the Miss Cincinnati Contest where I placed second.
As an Adjunct Professor, I have taught Drama at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida. Also, I produced and directed a home-school play that was publicly presented.
I focus now on writing music, poetry and vignettes.


As an ESOL teacher at the Florida Language School, I have taught foreign students to prepare for the TOEFL Exam. I have helped many students achieve their test-taking goals. The focus is on vocabulary and reading comprehension.


Vocabulary enrichment is an area I love to teach! We all need to take exams and to communicate well in business. Whatever your goal, I know that my 20 years of experience in teaching gives me the tools to perfect your language skills. I have taught in community colleges, language school and privately. We will accomplish your goal!


Whether writing a composition, a research paper, an essay, a stage play or a poem, my twenty-plus years of experience will give a student what he needs to accomplish his goals.
Some need the basics of how to write a paragraph and develop a thesis.
Others, more advanced, will learn how to write and make effective Power Point presentations.
Creative writers will learn how to put their thoughts on paper and perfect their art.

CCM university of cincinnati
CCM university of cincinnati


CCM university of cincinnati (Radio-TV)

CCM university of cincinnati (Master's)


excellent tutor — Bonny is an excellent match for my daughter. She is very knowledgable and patient. I will continue to utilize her services as needed to improve my daughters writing skills. ...

— Marie, Pompano Beach, FL on 12/6/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

My home visit rate is $45/hour. Online services are $35 per hour.

Travel policy

Bonny will travel within 5 miles of Deerfield Beach, FL 33442.