Over 500 tutoring hours

Lois R.

Palm Beach Gardens, FL


Tutoring in Reading Comprehension, Writing, Elementary and History.

Background check passed as of 3/24/12
4.9 average from 287 ratings
Top-Notch Tutor
— Ann, Palm Beach Gardens, FL on 3/31/13

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Northeastern Univerity
Temple University


Northeastern Univerity (History)

Temple University (Master's)

About Lois

Excellent teacher/tutor for students who need to raise their grades in any of the social studies subjects.

Also able to help students learn positive study skills in middle school, high school and college.

My background includes a number of years in classroom teaching as well as tutoring.

My belief is that all students have a learning style and I teach to that style.

I am also available to be a teacher-coach for children who are being home-schooled.
Excellent teacher/tutor for students who need to raise their grades in any of the social studies subjects.

Also able to help students learn positive study skills in middle school, high school and
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4 hours notice required

For driving to students in the city of West Palm Beach or further, I charge $45 per hour. New rate for new clients in 2015 is $40 per hour

Travel Radius
Travels within 9 miles of Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
Background Check: Passed

"Top-Notch Tutor"

- Ann, Palm Beach Gardens, FL on 3/31/13
Lois replied on 4/1/2013

Thank you Ann for your generous feedback. I love tutoring your son because he is so very excited to learn and is always such a kind and sweet child.


- Mary, Jupiter, FL on 4/14/16
Lois replied on 4/14/2016

Thank you, Mary, for your feedback. I look forward to tutoring lessons with your sweet son.

"She is wonderful!!!!"

- Dina, New York, NY on 8/23/15

"She is incredible tutor"

- Nancy, West Palm Beach, FL on 7/24/15
Lois replied on 7/24/2015

Thanks, Nancy, you are fun to work with and I look forward to hearing that you started Graduate School

"Very Patient"

- Jules, West Palm Beach, FL on 4/14/15

"Great experience"

- Karen, Jupiter, FL on 12/23/14


- Ms. Trey, Jupiter, FL on 12/7/13
Lois replied on 12/8/2013

Dear Trey,

Thank you so very much for your feedback. I enjoyed teaching your daughter and would welcome the opportunity to tutor her again should the occasion arise. Tutoring students like your daughter, who come prepared and interested, are a joy for me and I wish you both a wonderful holiday season.

"Great tutor!"

- Michelle, West Palm Beach, FL on 10/16/13
Lois replied on 10/16/2013

Dear Michelle, many thanks for your feedback. Tutoring your daughter is a joy as well as seeing her understanding of the subject as well as getting better grades. I enjoy coming to your home, and seeing you and your family so invested in her education. Best Regards, Lois.

"Flexible and reliable"

- Irena, Jupiter, FL on 4/6/13
Lois replied on 4/9/2013

Dear Irena,

Thank you for your generous feedback. It has been a pleasure working with you and I hope to continue our tutoring lessons.

Best Regards,

"Great and structured tutor!!!"

- Yohana, West Palm Beach, FL on 2/26/13
Lois replied on 2/26/2013

Yohana was a terrific student who was enthusiastic about improving her English and always prepared with homework assignments.

"Very honest in teaching"

- Venkata, Palm Beach Gardens, FL on 2/24/12
Lois replied on 2/28/2012

Thank you for your feedback. Your son is a joy to teach. He is curious about everything. I can count on him to ask questions that go beyond the story we are reading and thus he is learning at a very fast pace. Your tutor, Lois

Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
SAT Reading, TOEFL, Writing
Test Preparation:
General Computer
American History, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Social Studies,
World History
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Aspergers,
Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Grammar, Reading,
Study Skills
Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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I have taught children who are on the autism spectrum while teaching at a local school for over 6 years. I also have experience teaching both LD and ADD children.
While a director of an Easter Seals facility in Bensalem, Pa., I supervised the teachers who taught children with autism.


I am able to improve a student's understanding of basic English grammar usage which will lead to better scores on composition, all writing assignments, and would help them maintain and retain excellent FCAT scores.


I am able to teach English to those whose primary language is not English. I am presently tutoring a child in English reading comprehension whose primary language is not English. As a teacher, I have taught government to a student whose home was in Vietnam and who did not have a competent understanding of English. However, through my assistance in helping her understand the English terms and facts in the course on American Government, she passed the course with an A.

Public Speaking

I am a teacher/tutor in Reading Comprehension, ESL, and social studies.
I have taught for more than 9 years and have given both lectures and projects to students.
Prior to living in Florida, I worked for a number of health not-for profits in giving talks to volunteers about the agency in the attempt to recruit volunteers.
I was also employed for a number of years as a Historian with the National Park Service and was charged to create my own tours and give these tour/talks to both adults and children.
I did take Public Speaking in college, and I had courses on Public Speaking with the National Park Service.
I have also given talks on various subjects to managers of not-for-profits.
As a high school students I entered a Public Speaking Contest for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
I was the President of the League of Women Voters in Montgomery County, Penna., and as such had given many speeches.
I would certainly want to help others in their public speaking needs.


I am able to tutor elementary school age children in both their acquisition of new words and their meanings as well as in their reading comprehension ability.

Social Studies

I hold a degree in social studies from Northeastern University and I have taught this subject for more than 8 years. I have received post graduate credits in America history from the University of Colorado through a summer program sponsored by the Council on Economics.

I have taught world history, ancient cultures, world leaders, geography, American history, Chinese history and Russian history. I have taken and passed the Florida social studies teacher test.

Special Needs

I have been a director for an Easter Seals center in Bucks County, which served special needs students.
I have taught special needs students while working at the Batt School in Juno Beach, Florida.
I have experience working with children who are on the autism spectrum, as well as students who have auditory problems.

Lois R.

Study Skills

As a Social Studies Teacher, I am able to guide students to more effective study skills that provide retention ability needed to not only participate in classroom discussion, but allow for better understanding of material when tested. I am able to provide guidance in acquiring better study skills in the social studies and in reading.
Because some students are not shown how to study history, for example, as a cause and effect, or a "5 point check" (who, where, when, how and why), they fail to see the significance of their studies, and ultimately are caught in a web of poor performance on tests and classroom work.
Because I have worked with so many students to show them how to study WITH skill, I am able to help students in the social studies and in reading and literature work toward better study skills.


It is my belief that students who have problems in writing down their thoughts have not been taught the very simple rule of listing the who, how, when, where, and what of what they want to express on paper.

I take my students through this rule until their writing, becomes not only easy, but fun.

Northeastern Univerity
Temple University


Northeastern Univerity (History)

Temple University (Master's)

Top-Notch Tutor — Lois has been tutoring my son for about six weeks and is doing an awesome job. She is very punctual and very relaxed but instructional with my son. She has tailored her teaching to his needs. He loves being taught by Miss Lois in a non-threatening and fun manner. Two thumbs up from your family in Palm Beach Gardens!!! ...

— Ann, Palm Beach Gardens, FL on 3/31/13

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

For driving to students in the city of West Palm Beach or further, I charge $45 per hour. New rate for new clients in 2015 is $40 per hour

Travel policy

Lois will travel within 9 miles of Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418.