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Ms. Valerie L.

North Port, FL

$60/hour

Effective, Insightful and Patient!

20+ Hours
5.0 average from 6 ratings
Very helpful tutor
— Nancy, Port Charlotte, FL on 11/4/16

$60/Hour


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Seton Hall University
Business Marketing
Seton Hall University
MBA
Rider University, Rutgers University
Graduate Coursework

Education

Seton Hall University (Business Marketing)

Seton Hall University (MBA)

Rider University, Rutgers University (Graduate Coursework)

About Ms. Valerie

Sometimes I feel like a magnet! Students seem to know right away that I like and appreciate them, and we tend to get down to the honest issues right away. This is great because it saves a lot of time and helps us to stay focused on the tutoring task at hand. I've been teaching for more than 10 years, and love working with students who have learning disabilities. In fact, I am a certified Learning Disabilities Teacher-Consultant. I believe that everyone has something they are not good at, and it is okay, as long as we work on overcoming whatever that might be.

I am friendly, patient, and skilled at working with young students.

I understand how frustrating it can be for a student whose behavior or personal challenges prevent them from grasping the material as easily as someone else. I have experience with different methodologies to help present the material, and work around techniques to apply.

Let me know what you need, and I can help!
Sometimes I feel like a magnet! Students seem to know right away that I like and appreciate them, and we tend to get down to the honest issues right away. This is great because it saves a lot of time and helps us to stay focused on the tutoring task at hand. I've been teaching for more than 10 years, and love working with students who have Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of North Port, FL 34286

"Very helpful tutor"

- Nancy, Port Charlotte, FL on 11/4/16

"First session was great"

- Christina, Sarasota, FL on 1/7/16
English:
English,
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
Common Core, SAT Writing
Computer:
Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Special Needs:
ADHD,
Dyslexia,
Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Common Core, Grammar, Handwriting,
Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Business,
Marketing,
Microsoft Word, 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.

ADHD

I am certified as a special education teacher, and also as a learning disabilities teacher-consultant. I have more than 10 years experience working with students who have ADHD, dyslexia, and other learning challenges.

Business

I have an MBA and more than 20 years experience running my own business. I taught marketing and business startup for years.

Dyslexia

I am certified as a special education teacher, and also as a learning disabilities teacher-consultant. I have more than 10 years experience working with students who have ADHD, dyslexia, and other learning challenges.

English

Hello! I wrote professionally for many years. In addition, I served as an editorial assistant on a textbook, edited a business journal, founded a business magazine, and enjoy helping others develop a love of language.

Handwriting

I have served as a classroom teacher for more than 10 years, and have taught most subjects, including handwriting. Sometimes the issue is how a student holds a pencil, sometimes it is his or her particular musculature, and sometimes it is the position in which the students is sitting that most affects his or her ability to write clearly. I think modeling and hand-over-hand practice work best when teaching handwriting.

Marketing

I hold a BS in marketing and have more than 20 years of professional experience in the field.

Public Speaking

I received professional training in public speaking, which involved video taping, coaching, and preparing presentations to motivate a sales force. My largest audience was 200 salespersons. As a marketing consultant, my main method of attracting new clients was to give a presentation targeted at their particular industry. I've been a classroom teacher for more than 10 years, which involves instructing groups large and small from materials that were either supplied or created by me for the specific audience of learners.

Special Needs

I have more than 10 years' classroom experience working with students with various disabilities, from behavioral to cognitive, to expressive and receptive communication, etc. I have certification in ESE and also am certified as a Learning Disabilities Teacher-Consultant (though that is in NJ. I enjoy working in multiple modalities as children's learning styles vary so much.

Study Skills

Over a period of ten years, I taught study skills at the high school level in two different schools. My experience includes curriculum development, tying newspapers and magazines into the study skills program, teaching organization, methods, and preparing student work for viewing by the teacher. I also am certified as a special education teacher, and utilize study skills to help students succeed in the classroom.

Seton Hall University
Business Marketing
Seton Hall University
MBA
Rider University, Rutgers University
Graduate Coursework

Education

Seton Hall University (Business Marketing)

Seton Hall University (MBA)

Rider University, Rutgers University (Graduate Coursework)

Very helpful tutor

Ms. Valerie has met several times with our second grader, Chelsea, and helped her with reading and math. Chelsea just got the most improved certificate in her class which we think was a result of Ms. Valerie's tutoring.

— Nancy, Port Charlotte, FL on 11/4/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Ms. Valerie will travel within 15 miles of North Port, FL 34286.