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Denise F.

Relaxed and friendly Educator for Reading, ACT Prep, and Arithmet

Relaxed and friendly Educator for Reading, ACT Prep, and Arithmet

$40/hour

  • 364 hours tutoring

  • Saint Petersburg, FL 33712

About Denise


Bio

Hello, my name is Ms. Denise. I love children, I love teaching, and I love to see children enjoying the learning process. Learning does not have to be a chore. I believe diligence and consistency are the keys to academic success.

I have been an educator over the last 20 years. The students I have worked with have graduated from high school and gone on to attend top tier colleges and universities like Northeastern University, Howard University, and Kettering University formally known as...

Hello, my name is Ms. Denise. I love children, I love teaching, and I love to see children enjoying the learning process. Learning does not have to be a chore. I believe diligence and consistency are the keys to academic success.

I have been an educator over the last 20 years. The students I have worked with have graduated from high school and gone on to attend top tier colleges and universities like Northeastern University, Howard University, and Kettering University formally known as General Motors Institute (GMI). I take great pride in my ability to build rapport and trusting relationships with my students. When students feel emotionally safe, encouraged, and supported they strive to do their best and the fear of failure is eliminated. Students learn very quickly that learning is a process, and with practice skills can be acquired.

I believe in mastery based, student-centered instruction. I adjust curriculum and teaching methods to fit my students learning style. Student engagement is fundamental.
I earned my bachelors degree from St. Petersburg College in Management and Organizational Leadership, and was working towards my Master of Art in Teaching with a specialization in Emotional and Behavioral Disorders from Walden University. My dream is to earn my doctoral degree so that one day I may serve the gifted/talented too.

My significance is helping young people to achieve greatness!


Education

Saint Petersburg College
Management and Organ
WALDEN UNVERSITY
Graduate Coursework

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  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Saint Petersburg, FL 33712
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
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Subjects

Business

Career Development,

Career Development

I earned a Bachelor's Degree in Applied Science in May, 2011. My major was in Management and Organizational Leadership from St. Petersburg College. (Management and Organizational Leadership Bachelor of Applied Science MGTORG-BAS). This integrated program prepared me for a broad range of organizational and management skills necessary for a variety of supervisory positions. This degree program groomed me to be an effective leader. Earning this credential qualified me and gave me access to job related career opportunities such as: Management, Supervisory Roles, Human Resources, Training/Development, and Industry/Management. During the program I learned the process of recruiting and hiring prospective employees by creating clear job descriptions, selecting exclusive job postings, interviewing, and intuitive listening skills to determine whether candidates would be a good fit to an organization. As a High school teacher/mentor serving students in grades 9-12 I help students prepare for life after high school, whether that includes college or employment. The Bureau of Labor Statistics/Occupational Outlook Handbook help me to provide career counseling to students that need to make career decisions or need guidance in an educational program that would adequately prepare them for a meaningful career. Lastly, I possess qualities that are helpful to students seeking guidance and support from a Career Counselor/or career development program. I am compassionate and have strong interpersonal skills. Listening and communicating effectively helps me to serve students well.
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I am a paid public speaker. I received my Competent Toastmaster credential (CTM) from Toastmaster's International in 2003. I have been coached by a professional speaking coach, Alfonso Castaneira from 2012-2014, and served as his virtual assistant having attended several meetings as his guest at the Central Florida's National Speakers Association. As a 4-H Organizational Leader I helped to prepare students for the annual District Events to make presentations before a live audience and two judges to share about their learning experience from their 4-H Project Books. In addition, I helped young men to prepare their sermons and deliver their message at the Sun Coast Regional Student Convention for Accelerated Christian Education, Inc. leadership development program.

Corporate Training

Career Development,

Career Development

I earned a Bachelor's Degree in Applied Science in May, 2011. My major was in Management and Organizational Leadership from St. Petersburg College. (Management and Organizational Leadership Bachelor of Applied Science MGTORG-BAS). This integrated program prepared me for a broad range of organizational and management skills necessary for a variety of supervisory positions. This degree program groomed me to be an effective leader. Earning this credential qualified me and gave me access to job related career opportunities such as: Management, Supervisory Roles, Human Resources, Training/Development, and Industry/Management. During the program I learned the process of recruiting and hiring prospective employees by creating clear job descriptions, selecting exclusive job postings, interviewing, and intuitive listening skills to determine whether candidates would be a good fit to an organization. As a High school teacher/mentor serving students in grades 9-12 I help students prepare for life after high school, whether that includes college or employment. The Bureau of Labor Statistics/Occupational Outlook Handbook help me to provide career counseling to students that need to make career decisions or need guidance in an educational program that would adequately prepare them for a meaningful career. Lastly, I possess qualities that are helpful to students seeking guidance and support from a Career Counselor/or career development program. I am compassionate and have strong interpersonal skills. Listening and communicating effectively helps me to serve students well.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I am a paid public speaker. I received my Competent Toastmaster credential (CTM) from Toastmaster's International in 2003. I have been coached by a professional speaking coach, Alfonso Castaneira from 2012-2014, and served as his virtual assistant having attended several meetings as his guest at the Central Florida's National Speakers Association. As a 4-H Organizational Leader I helped to prepare students for the annual District Events to make presentations before a live audience and two judges to share about their learning experience from their 4-H Project Books. In addition, I helped young men to prepare their sermons and deliver their message at the Sun Coast Regional Student Convention for Accelerated Christian Education, Inc. leadership development program.
Grammar

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have over 20+ years in home education experience. I have taught 10 children from kindergarten through 12th grade using different curriculum and programs to facilitate learning. I have experience teaching in a private school setting serving and teaching children with learning disabilities. I earned my Bachelor's degree in Management and Organizational Leadership. I have experience teaching in general education classrooms and self contained classrooms in local elementary and high schools in order to meet the graduate coursework requirement to earn a Master's Degree in Special Education. I have 20+ years tutoring students in grades kindergarten through 12th grade. I have tutored in the following subject areas: Reading, Math, Spanish, ACT/SAT Test Prep, and Science. Lastly, I have been hired by a colleague to provide guidance and support to help complete her CAPSTONE Project successfully.
Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

I have been teaching arithmetic for twenty plus years. I enjoy using math manipulatives, games, speed drills and worksheets to help students master math concepts. Students learn that practice always makes better.
Handwriting,

Handwriting

I was working towards my Master of Art in Teaching with a specialization in Emotional and Behavioral Disorders from Walden University. I have experience teaching handwriting alongside teaching students how to read in successfully proven phonics programs. Each twenty minute lesson introduces new letter names, new sounds, and how to correctly form the letter. There is always a sequence. After demonstrating the correct sequence of forming the letters on a dry erase board, students would follow tracing the letter, and then practice writing the letter several times. I always enjoy having the student circle the letter they are the most proud of. In return, the student will ask me which letter I think is their best one. A smiley face next to my favorite letter is my signature of approval. Students understand that posture is important, holding the pencil properly, and positioning the paper at an angle plays a significant role in making our handwriting legible to the reader. Finally, I emphasize that neat handwriting honors the people who have to read our work.
Phonics,

Phonics

I have successfully taught 10 children how to read and write in a home education program using proven curriculum. The Phonics curriculum and program focus on the following: phonemes, blends, digraphs, and short and long vowel sounds. The Phonics program includes reading practice to increase vocabulary, fluency, comprehension, and handwriting skills. Upon completion of the program students are able to successfully decode words, comprehend text, and write well.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

My graduate coursework required creating Individualized Education Plans, Transition Plans, and Education Plans from the results of formal assessments. The objective was to identify a students strengths and weaknesses and to create a plan for students to achieve academic success. In 2011, I served as a tutor for Stepping Stones to Excellence, LLC. During tutoring sessions I helped students to read the directions carefully, answer only the question that were being asked, and to check their work for neatness and accuracy. Lastly, I am currently a mentor in the program Take Stock In Children in the Pinellas County School District. The sessions require sharing test preparation techniques, speed reading/comprehension lessons, note taking skills from lectures/textbooks, and time management.
Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I am a paid public speaker. I received my Competent Toastmaster credential (CTM) from Toastmaster's International in 2003. I have been coached by a professional speaking coach, Alfonso Castaneira from 2012-2014, and served as his virtual assistant having attended several meetings as his guest at the Central Florida's National Speakers Association. As a 4-H Organizational Leader I helped to prepare students for the annual District Events to make presentations before a live audience and two judges to share about their learning experience from their 4-H Project Books. In addition, I helped young men to prepare their sermons and deliver their message at the Sun Coast Regional Student Convention for Accelerated Christian Education, Inc. leadership development program.
Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

History

Bible Studies

Bible Studies

I have over 20 years teaching experience sharing Bible lessons with children participating in youth church. I have had the opportunity to serve God in three roles through a para church, international Ministry called, Aglow International, Inc. I have served as the Teen Light House President; I have served as the Vice President of Leadership Development on the West Central Florida Area Team; and I have served as the Florida State Prayer Coordinator. In these roles I have shared Bible-based messages, conducted workshops, and led prayer meetings. In years past, I have participated in a local Bible Study in my community. I have completed the following Bible Studies in Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) ministry: Genesis, Matthew, Life of Moses, Acts of the Apostles, Isaiah and the Minor Prophets, John and Romans. Through the years I was approached and invited to be a Discussion Group Leader. Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) is an international ministry. I am the founder of an academy that has a ministerial agreement with Accelerated Christian Education, Inc. which requires staff to receive annual ministerial training to effectively train students in Bible-based education. Lastly, I attend church regularly, I pray, read, and study my Bible which helps me to grow in my faith.

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have over 20+ years in home education experience. I have taught 10 children from kindergarten through 12th grade using different curriculum and programs to facilitate learning. I have experience teaching in a private school setting serving and teaching children with learning disabilities. I earned my Bachelor's degree in Management and Organizational Leadership. I have experience teaching in general education classrooms and self contained classrooms in local elementary and high schools in order to meet the graduate coursework requirement to earn a Master's Degree in Special Education. I have 20+ years tutoring students in grades kindergarten through 12th grade. I have tutored in the following subject areas: Reading, Math, Spanish, ACT/SAT Test Prep, and Science. Lastly, I have been hired by a colleague to provide guidance and support to help complete her CAPSTONE Project successfully.
Handwriting,

Handwriting

I was working towards my Master of Art in Teaching with a specialization in Emotional and Behavioral Disorders from Walden University. I have experience teaching handwriting alongside teaching students how to read in successfully proven phonics programs. Each twenty minute lesson introduces new letter names, new sounds, and how to correctly form the letter. There is always a sequence. After demonstrating the correct sequence of forming the letters on a dry erase board, students would follow tracing the letter, and then practice writing the letter several times. I always enjoy having the student circle the letter they are the most proud of. In return, the student will ask me which letter I think is their best one. A smiley face next to my favorite letter is my signature of approval. Students understand that posture is important, holding the pencil properly, and positioning the paper at an angle plays a significant role in making our handwriting legible to the reader. Finally, I emphasize that neat handwriting honors the people who have to read our work.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

My graduate coursework required creating Individualized Education Plans, Transition Plans, and Education Plans from the results of formal assessments. The objective was to identify a students strengths and weaknesses and to create a plan for students to achieve academic success. In 2011, I served as a tutor for Stepping Stones to Excellence, LLC. During tutoring sessions I helped students to read the directions carefully, answer only the question that were being asked, and to check their work for neatness and accuracy. Lastly, I am currently a mentor in the program Take Stock In Children in the Pinellas County School District. The sessions require sharing test preparation techniques, speed reading/comprehension lessons, note taking skills from lectures/textbooks, and time management.
Algebra 1, Reading, Spelling

Math

Algebra 1

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have over 20+ years in home education experience. I have taught 10 children from kindergarten through 12th grade using different curriculum and programs to facilitate learning. I have experience teaching in a private school setting serving and teaching children with learning disabilities. I earned my Bachelor's degree in Management and Organizational Leadership. I have experience teaching in general education classrooms and self contained classrooms in local elementary and high schools in order to meet the graduate coursework requirement to earn a Master's Degree in Special Education. I have 20+ years tutoring students in grades kindergarten through 12th grade. I have tutored in the following subject areas: Reading, Math, Spanish, ACT/SAT Test Prep, and Science. Lastly, I have been hired by a colleague to provide guidance and support to help complete her CAPSTONE Project successfully.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

My graduate coursework required creating Individualized Education Plans, Transition Plans, and Education Plans from the results of formal assessments. The objective was to identify a students strengths and weaknesses and to create a plan for students to achieve academic success. In 2011, I served as a tutor for Stepping Stones to Excellence, LLC. During tutoring sessions I helped students to read the directions carefully, answer only the question that were being asked, and to check their work for neatness and accuracy. Lastly, I am currently a mentor in the program Take Stock In Children in the Pinellas County School District. The sessions require sharing test preparation techniques, speed reading/comprehension lessons, note taking skills from lectures/textbooks, and time management.
Algebra 1, Reading

Other

Bible Studies,

Bible Studies

I have over 20 years teaching experience sharing Bible lessons with children participating in youth church. I have had the opportunity to serve God in three roles through a para church, international Ministry called, Aglow International, Inc. I have served as the Teen Light House President; I have served as the Vice President of Leadership Development on the West Central Florida Area Team; and I have served as the Florida State Prayer Coordinator. In these roles I have shared Bible-based messages, conducted workshops, and led prayer meetings. In years past, I have participated in a local Bible Study in my community. I have completed the following Bible Studies in Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) ministry: Genesis, Matthew, Life of Moses, Acts of the Apostles, Isaiah and the Minor Prophets, John and Romans. Through the years I was approached and invited to be a Discussion Group Leader. Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) is an international ministry. I am the founder of an academy that has a ministerial agreement with Accelerated Christian Education, Inc. which requires staff to receive annual ministerial training to effectively train students in Bible-based education. Lastly, I attend church regularly, I pray, read, and study my Bible which helps me to grow in my faith.
College Counseling,

College Counseling

I have experience coaching college bound students through the college admissions process in the following areas: Course requirements, GPAs, ACT/SAT scores, resumes, interviews, college selection, and guiding them through the financial aid process (for example, the FAFSA application/scholarship opportunities). I have 3 years experience working in the Financial Aid Office of St. Petersburg College, 2 years work experience working for a student loan consolidation company, and I have extensive personal/volunteer experience. I have experience serving student-athletes navigate through the NCAA Clearinghouse Eligibility Center to earn athletic scholarships to Division I schools.
Study Skills

Study Skills

My graduate coursework required creating Individualized Education Plans, Transition Plans, and Education Plans from the results of formal assessments. The objective was to identify a students strengths and weaknesses and to create a plan for students to achieve academic success. In 2011, I served as a tutor for Stepping Stones to Excellence, LLC. During tutoring sessions I helped students to read the directions carefully, answer only the question that were being asked, and to check their work for neatness and accuracy. Lastly, I am currently a mentor in the program Take Stock In Children in the Pinellas County School District. The sessions require sharing test preparation techniques, speed reading/comprehension lessons, note taking skills from lectures/textbooks, and time management.

Special Needs

Phonics,

Phonics

I have successfully taught 10 children how to read and write in a home education program using proven curriculum. The Phonics curriculum and program focus on the following: phonemes, blends, digraphs, and short and long vowel sounds. The Phonics program includes reading practice to increase vocabulary, fluency, comprehension, and handwriting skills. Upon completion of the program students are able to successfully decode words, comprehend text, and write well.
Speech,

Speech

I have taught speech class using the curriculum and program by Accelerated Christian Education, Inc. a/k/a School of Tomorrow. The curriculum covers the fear of public speaking, breathing techniques, eye contact, gestures, poise, delivery, and physical appearance. I took speech classes during high school and college, and had to make several presentations on video and in class to fulfill course requirements. Also, I had an opportunity to tutor/coach a colleague for her CAPSTONE project which included a video presentation. She earned an A on her project, and received positive comments on her presentation. As a home school parent my children and I attended a 3-Day Winter Speech and Debate Camp hosted by Ethos. When I asked my son what was the best thing I did for him as a home schooling parent he said, "Teaching us Speech." Lastly, I earned my Competent Toastmaster credential in 2003 (CTM) and my colleagues invited/encouraged me to compete in the annual Toastmaster International Speaking Contest at the club level. I placed third.
Study Skills

Study Skills

My graduate coursework required creating Individualized Education Plans, Transition Plans, and Education Plans from the results of formal assessments. The objective was to identify a students strengths and weaknesses and to create a plan for students to achieve academic success. In 2011, I served as a tutor for Stepping Stones to Excellence, LLC. During tutoring sessions I helped students to read the directions carefully, answer only the question that were being asked, and to check their work for neatness and accuracy. Lastly, I am currently a mentor in the program Take Stock In Children in the Pinellas County School District. The sessions require sharing test preparation techniques, speed reading/comprehension lessons, note taking skills from lectures/textbooks, and time management.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have over 20+ years in home education experience. I have taught 10 children from kindergarten through 12th grade using different curriculum and programs to facilitate learning. I have experience teaching in a private school setting serving and teaching children with learning disabilities. I earned my Bachelor's degree in Management and Organizational Leadership. I have experience teaching in general education classrooms and self contained classrooms in local elementary and high schools in order to meet the graduate coursework requirement to earn a Master's Degree in Special Education. I have 20+ years tutoring students in grades kindergarten through 12th grade. I have tutored in the following subject areas: Reading, Math, Spanish, ACT/SAT Test Prep, and Science. Lastly, I have been hired by a colleague to provide guidance and support to help complete her CAPSTONE Project successfully.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

My graduate coursework required creating Individualized Education Plans, Transition Plans, and Education Plans from the results of formal assessments. The objective was to identify a students strengths and weaknesses and to create a plan for students to achieve academic success. In 2011, I served as a tutor for Stepping Stones to Excellence, LLC. During tutoring sessions I helped students to read the directions carefully, answer only the question that were being asked, and to check their work for neatness and accuracy. Lastly, I am currently a mentor in the program Take Stock In Children in the Pinellas County School District. The sessions require sharing test preparation techniques, speed reading/comprehension lessons, note taking skills from lectures/textbooks, and time management.
Algebra 1, Reading

Test Preparation

Career Development,

Career Development

I earned a Bachelor's Degree in Applied Science in May, 2011. My major was in Management and Organizational Leadership from St. Petersburg College. (Management and Organizational Leadership Bachelor of Applied Science MGTORG-BAS). This integrated program prepared me for a broad range of organizational and management skills necessary for a variety of supervisory positions. This degree program groomed me to be an effective leader. Earning this credential qualified me and gave me access to job related career opportunities such as: Management, Supervisory Roles, Human Resources, Training/Development, and Industry/Management. During the program I learned the process of recruiting and hiring prospective employees by creating clear job descriptions, selecting exclusive job postings, interviewing, and intuitive listening skills to determine whether candidates would be a good fit to an organization. As a High school teacher/mentor serving students in grades 9-12 I help students prepare for life after high school, whether that includes college or employment. The Bureau of Labor Statistics/Occupational Outlook Handbook help me to provide career counseling to students that need to make career decisions or need guidance in an educational program that would adequately prepare them for a meaningful career. Lastly, I possess qualities that are helpful to students seeking guidance and support from a Career Counselor/or career development program. I am compassionate and have strong interpersonal skills. Listening and communicating effectively helps me to serve students well.
College Counseling

College Counseling

I have experience coaching college bound students through the college admissions process in the following areas: Course requirements, GPAs, ACT/SAT scores, resumes, interviews, college selection, and guiding them through the financial aid process (for example, the FAFSA application/scholarship opportunities). I have 3 years experience working in the Financial Aid Office of St. Petersburg College, 2 years work experience working for a student loan consolidation company, and I have extensive personal/volunteer experience. I have experience serving student-athletes navigate through the NCAA Clearinghouse Eligibility Center to earn athletic scholarships to Division I schools.

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Engaging, nurturing, and patient tutor

Denise has helped my son develop the academic confidence that will help him succeed. She is a lovely person who shows up with a bright smile. My son looks forward to woking with Denise. She's the best! I highly recommend Denise.

Janeen, 89 lessons with Denise

A Blessing from God!!

We feel so blessed to have find someone of Ms. Denise's experience working with my son. My son really enjoyed his first session and looks forward to his next session. Her love of children and passion for teaching is what my son needs to help him reach his goals. Thank you!!

Brenda, 28 lessons with Denise

Thorough and dedicated

My son was working with conversion and I was sitting in session with him, I knew the answer but unable to explain how I resolved. She explained each step until we both understood, patiently! Thanks Denise

Herbert, 47 lessons with Denise

Patient and encouraging tutor

Denise has a great way of connecting and engaging students. I truly appreciate her taking the time upon our first session to ask my daughter the right questions to see what type of encouragement and support my daughter needs in order to continue to be successful in her studies.

Dresdin, 1 lesson with Denise

Knowledgable and patient tutor

Denise is tutoring my son in reading. She is patient, and has a very solid strategy on how we are going to achieve it. Warm and kind, she is an awesome person, and my we are blessed to have her!

Allison, 5 lessons with Denise

Parent/student

Denise did a assessment on my son to find out what level he is on. My son felt really comfortable with her and he looks forward to the next lesson plan!

A, 19 lessons with Denise

Wonderful Session and Great Attitude

This is an email I received from the child that was tutored by Denise yesterday. "The first visit with Mrs. Denise was wonderful! I was really glad that she was what I expected. We had a problem with one of the questions, but we quickly fixed it. She has a great attitude and is also very outgoing. I do believe that she'll be able to help improve in my math skill in the near future so I want her to come back."

Amy, 9 lessons with Denise

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