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Bonny D.

Deerfield Beach, FL

$30/hour

Improve English Reading & Writing Skills! Online Meet saves you time!

Background check passed as of 10/10/15
4.7 average from 61 ratings
Really great
— Vesi, Schenectady, NY on 5/28/16

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University of Cincinnati
Radio-TV
University of Cincinnati
Master's
BROWARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE FL
Other

Education

University of Cincinnati (Radio-TV)

University of Cincinnati (Master's)

BROWARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE FL (Other)

About Bonny

Reading, Writing, Editing and Public Speaking training are my special skills. When you hire me, you will receive more than money can buy. You will benefit from my experience, consideration and encouragement!
Your English reading, essays, research papers, and speeches will improve. You will learn to overcome the fear of public speaking. I earned B.F.A. and M.A. degrees in Radio-TV and I enlarged my experience to include teaching of all age groups; in elementary and high schools as a substitute, and as an adjunct professor in Florida colleges where I taught Public Speaking, Acting, and Speech.
One of the first to use the video critique method, I have trained business executives how to speak effectively.
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, and Broward and Palm Beach County private schools.
Reading, Writing, Editing and Public Speaking training are my special skills. When you hire me, you Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required

Online rate is $30/hour. Multiple lessons are $25/hr.

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

"Really great"

- Vesi, Schenectady, NY on 5/28/16
Bonny replied on 6/1/2016

This is why I love tutoring! Vesi is accomplishing her goal! We use only audio to perfect listening skills.

"Very patient"

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

"Great tutor"

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

"Thank you Bonny!"

- Christian, Boca Raton, FL on 2/27/16

"excellent tutor"

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

"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!

Math:
Elementary Math
Art:
Theatre
English:
ACT Reading, Bible Studies,
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
IELTS, Proofreading,
Public Speaking,
Reading,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL,
Vocabulary,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Reading, CLAST,
Common Core, IELTS, PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
IELTS, TOEFL
History:
American History, Religion, Social Studies
Special Needs:
Phonics, Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Common Core, Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar,
Handwriting,
Phonics, Reading,
Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Business, Public Speaking
Sports/Recreation:
Cooking

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.

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.

CLAST

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.

Cooking

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.

English

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.

ESL/ESOL

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

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.
You will enjoy learning with me!

Handwriting

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.

Proofreading

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.

Reading

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.

Theatre

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 publicly presented home-school play.
Currently, I write theater history manuals and produce videos for the Academy of the Arts in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl.

TOEFL

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

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!

Writing

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.

University of Cincinnati
Radio-TV
University of Cincinnati
Master's
BROWARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE FL
Other

Education

University of Cincinnati (Radio-TV)

University of Cincinnati (Master's)

BROWARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE FL (Other)

Really great — Bonny is a very skilled tutor who is able to quickly identify the student's needs and areas of improvement and helps him/her quickly get on track. We have worked together only for a few lessons and I already see big improvements in my communication skills. ...

— Vesi, Schenectady, NY on 5/28/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Online rate is $30/hour. Multiple lessons are $25/hr.

Travel policy

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