Over 20 tutoring hours

Carla H.

Inverness, FL

$40/hr

Foundational Skills- Helping Learners get back on track

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Background check passed as of 12/21/12
4.9 Avg. Rating
 
 
21 Ratings
 
 
2hrs Response Time
Helped with my grandson to pass asvab testing.
— Leroy, Homosassa, FL on 10/16/13

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Indiana University, Bloomington
university of Phoenix-Orlando FL
MBA

Education

Indiana University, Bloomington

university of Phoenix-Orlando FL (MBA)

About Carla

After 35 years in business in 2009, I began working in literacy at the library, working one-on-one with learners who wanted to improve their reading comprehension skills. Gradually as need was evidenced, I added math, algebra, geometry, grammar, essay writing and GED preparation. When I lost my job in 2010, I decided to go back to school and earn my MBA, but by the time I had received it from University of Phoenix in 2011, tutoring had become my profession of choice. I no longer had a desire to work in the business world. Instead I retired and became a full time volunteer with the Lake County and then the Citrus County Library Literacy programs.

The approach I use combines patient explanation and reiteration with immediate practice of the principles studied, individual work for the learner between sessions with immediate feedback. Homework is marked and feedback is delivered at the session it is turned in. Encouragement is a key ingredient in my teaching style. Emphasis is on what was done correctly rather than errors. For learners preparing to take standardized tests, frequent timed tests help reduce test anxiety and develop confidence.

Former learners have been young men preparing to retake the military ASVAB, young men and women who graduated from high school without the required skills to get a diploma, working adults who needed to improve basic math, reading and grammar skills to progress at work, and people of all ages who want to improve skills in order to find work.
After 35 years in business in 2009, I began working in literacy at the library, working one-on-one with learners who wanted to improve their reading comprehension skills. Gradually as need was evidenced, I added Read more

Policies
Cancellation
6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Inverness, FL 34453
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Helped with my grandson to pass asvab testing."

- Leroy, Homosassa, FL on 10/16/13

"Very patient."

- Brigitte, Crystal River, FL on 2/1/13
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra,
SAT Math, Statistics
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Bible Studies,
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Literature, Reading,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary,
Writing
Science:
Physical Science
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher,
Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Business:
Business,
Finance, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, English,
ESL/ESOL,
Geometry, Prealgebra,
Reading,
SAT Math, SAT Reading, Statistics,
Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ASVAB,
GED, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Business,
ESL/ESOL,
Finance, General Computer, Grammar,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word,
Statistics

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Algebra 1

Course material would cover signed numbers, solving equations, algebraic word problems, exponents, and roots, and algebraic graphs.

ASVAB

Assisted several young people who were studying to either pass the ASVAB or raise their scores. All eventually passed the test.

Bible Studies

As an Evangelical Christian and then as a Catholic nun, I have spent years studying the scriptures.

Business

35 years in the insurance business in both small and large companies on both the company and agency side, with an MBA, gives me very good credentials for helping people understand business.

Elementary Math

I currently teach pre-GED math to adults in the Citrus county area. The topics covered are those of elementary math. Consequently, I am very familiar with these topics and also the methods for teaching learners who have had difficulty with these subjects in the past.

English

This course of study covers parts of speech, spelling and vocabulary, and reading comprehension. Practice exercises with homonyms, capitalization, punctuation, synonyms and antonyms help learners integrate grammar, which can be pretty dry and boring without them.

ESL/ESOL

I worked with several ESOL learners when I first began tutoring. To improve my techniques, I have taken several workshops on conversation and methods for teaching English to non-native English speakers. Although I use the direct method of teaching, I also teach English grammar to Pre-GED learners and that gives me a basis for introducing grammar to ESOL learners.

Grammar

I currently teach language arts to students preparing to take the GED exam. We cover all the parts of speech and all the parts of a sentence, some spelling, punctuation, possessives, capitalization, subject verb agreement, plurals, proper pronoun cases, and 6 different verb tenses.

Microsoft Publisher

I have used Publisher for 10 years. I have used it to publish flyers, 16 page brochures and a 40 page handbook.

Microsoft Word

Word was the first word processing program I learned in the 1990s and I have been using it ever since. I am very proficient in all versions through 2010.

Prealgebra

I currently teach foundational math which includes fractions, decimals, percentages, word problems and signed numbers.

Reading

Reading depends on two main skills, sight word recognition and reading comprehension. I am familiar with several systems which develop these skills. Voyager, Endeavor, Reading Wise, and Laubach.

Statistics

There were 2 quantitative math classes in my MBA program both covered some statistics, but the Applied Business Research and Statistics course was statistics in depth. I got an A in both classes. I also had a statistics component in my CPCU course work. (Pass/Fail) Although I do not now use statistics in my every day work, I have the base and understanding necessary to help an undergraduate student master the subject.

Study Skills

Having completed my MBA and CPCU (a graduate level insurance certification), as well as being a life long student, I know how to study. I would be happy to help someone else acquire these skills.

Vocabulary

I currently teach language arts and a component of that is vocabulary. I work with basic vocabulary words, homonyms, synonyms, and antonyms to expand vocabulary and spelling skills.

Writing

This course covers parts of speech, including verb tenses and subject verb agreement, sentence structure, mechanics such as capitalization, possessives, contractions, and commas. The emphasis is on organization and constructing an essay with strong topic sentences and good details.

Indiana University, Bloomington
university of Phoenix-Orlando FL
MBA

Education

Indiana University, Bloomington

university of Phoenix-Orlando FL (MBA)

Helped with my grandson to pass asvab testing. — So far my experience with the tutor Carla has been good. She is timely and I think she is doing everything that we expected. ...

— Leroy, Homosassa, FL on 10/16/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Carla will travel within 30 miles of Inverness, FL 34453.

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