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Tracy H.

Reading, Math and more! Tutoring with a smile!

Reading, Math and more! Tutoring with a smile!

$39/hour

About Tracy


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I love learning and I enjoy working with individual students to help them build skills to be successful. Over 20 years of experience teaching Special Education at various grade levels, taught me helpful techniques to engage students in their own learning process and overcome difficulties.

In addition to my degrees in education and teaching experience, I've also been trained in a variety of specialized reading, math, writing and study skills programs, such as:
Wilson Language™ ,...

I love learning and I enjoy working with individual students to help them build skills to be successful. Over 20 years of experience teaching Special Education at various grade levels, taught me helpful techniques to engage students in their own learning process and overcome difficulties.

In addition to my degrees in education and teaching experience, I've also been trained in a variety of specialized reading, math, writing and study skills programs, such as:
Wilson Language™ , Lindmood-Bell Phonemic Sequencing™ , Seeing Stars ™, Visualizing & Verbalizing™, Touch Math ™, C.R.I.S.S. Strategies ™, All Kinds of Minds ™, Landmark School Strategies... and many more!

I am also a smiley face collector and enthusiast! :-)


Education

University of South FL
Education
Simmons College
MEd

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $39
  • Rate details: Cancellation fee: $13 charge for lessons that are skipped/cancelled/or rescheduled without 3 hrs notice. Online discount upon request
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  • Background check passed on 5/11/2019

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Subjects

Business

Career Development,

Career Development

As a Middle School teacher I taught career exploration units within my study skills classes. When I taught High School, I also assisted with Career Development through assigning career projects and addressing the future plans of Special Education students graduating (transition plans) and transitioning into either higher education or the work force.
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

In addition to having taken college courses in Communication, I have done extensive public speaking. I have presented to large groups (100+), given lectures, guest sermons, and presented at academic functions (such as graduations & assemblies). I have excellent techniques to overcome fear and effectively communicate.

Corporate Training

Career Development,

Career Development

As a Middle School teacher I taught career exploration units within my study skills classes. When I taught High School, I also assisted with Career Development through assigning career projects and addressing the future plans of Special Education students graduating (transition plans) and transitioning into either higher education or the work force.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

As a public school special education teacher, I taught English Language learners coming from a wide variety of native languages. I have specific training in language immersion and phonics to tailor lessons to meet individual needs.
Grammar,

Grammar

As an experience educator, I have taught grammar and language skills at a variety of levels. Much of my classroom teaching experience included teaching students with language-based learning disabilities, so I have focused heavily on direct instruction of grammar and spelling. I look forward to helping you in this area!
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

In addition to having taken college courses in Communication, I have done extensive public speaking. I have presented to large groups (100+), given lectures, guest sermons, and presented at academic functions (such as graduations & assemblies). I have excellent techniques to overcome fear and effectively communicate.
Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

In addition to being certified in FL to teach Elementary K-6, I have experience teaching Elementary level special education at schools in both FL & CA. Also, the majority of my tutorial students over the years have been grades 3-6.
Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

I have experience teaching Elementary level special education at schools in both FL & CA, included small group math classes. During my time teaching in Massachusetts, a large focus for my middle school students was remediation of elementary math skills. I enjoy creating fun, real-life math activities that help student smile & like math again!
Grammar,

Grammar

As an experience educator, I have taught grammar and language skills at a variety of levels. Much of my classroom teaching experience included teaching students with language-based learning disabilities, so I have focused heavily on direct instruction of grammar and spelling. I look forward to helping you in this area!
Phonics,

Phonics

I am trained in numerous phonics-based specialized reading instruction programs. I have taught individual phonics based reading tutorials and small group reading classes for over 15 years. Phonics instruction programs I have used include: Lindamood-Bell Programs (Lindamood Phonemic Sequencing, VV, Seeing Stars), Wilson Language, Great Leaps.
Reading,

Reading

My specialty has been teaching students with dyslexia how to read. I have training in several specialized reading instruction techniques including: Wilson Reading, Lindamood-Bell Learning Systems, & Great Leaps.
Spelling,

Spelling

In teaching phonics based reading for over 15 years, I have found that spelling (encoding) and reading (decoding) really go together. It helps students to understand spelling expectations and keep track of the "rules". Let me help you master the often difficult task of spelling.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

The bulk of my teaching in Special Education over the past 15 years has incorporated teaching study skills and tools. Study skills are an important component of any effective teacher's curriculum for all students, especially those who must overcome learning disabilities.
Elementary Science, Vocabulary

English

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

As a public school special education teacher, I taught English Language learners coming from a wide variety of native languages. I have specific training in language immersion and phonics to tailor lessons to meet individual needs.
Grammar,

Grammar

As an experience educator, I have taught grammar and language skills at a variety of levels. Much of my classroom teaching experience included teaching students with language-based learning disabilities, so I have focused heavily on direct instruction of grammar and spelling. I look forward to helping you in this area!
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

In addition to having taken college courses in Communication, I have done extensive public speaking. I have presented to large groups (100+), given lectures, guest sermons, and presented at academic functions (such as graduations & assemblies). I have excellent techniques to overcome fear and effectively communicate.
Reading,

Reading

My specialty has been teaching students with dyslexia how to read. I have training in several specialized reading instruction techniques including: Wilson Reading, Lindamood-Bell Learning Systems, & Great Leaps.
Spelling,

Spelling

In teaching phonics based reading for over 15 years, I have found that spelling (encoding) and reading (decoding) really go together. It helps students to understand spelling expectations and keep track of the "rules". Let me help you master the often difficult task of spelling.
Writing,

Writing

I taught for many years at a College Prep/ High School in New England, Landmark School. During that time I was also a Senior Class Advisor and assisted many students with writing and editing college essays. I have specialized training to teach writing, including Landmark Strategies.
ACT Reading, Proofreading, Vocabulary

History

American History,

American History

My undergraduate degree is in Social Sciences Education and I hold teaching certificate in Social Studies in both MA & FL. I've taught U.S. history and government at the College Prep/High School and Middle School levels.
Religion,

Religion

I have taught comparative religions, in both an academic school setting and in Sunday school at a Unitarian Universalist church. My focus is on basic facts and tenets of various religions, including earth/nature based faiths, and examining similarities of ideas, stories, and sacred texts in a wide array of world religions. I have been an ordained minister through the Universal Life Church since 1997 and have given guest sermons at a Unitarian Universalist church.
Social Studies,

Social Studies

In addition to my certifications in Social Studies (Florida and Massachusetts), I have taught numerous Social Studies courses including: Middle School- U.S. History, Civics, Geography; High School- Government, Economics, Psychology, Sociology, & Cultural Geography. At the Elementary level I have taught & adapted general social studies lessons.
Sociology

Sociology

In addition to my certifications in Social Studies, [Florida (6-12), Massachusetts (5-9 & 9-12)], I taught Sociology at Landmark School (High School/College Prep) for several years. I have also taken numerous college courses in Sociology.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have co-taught Pre-Algebra and Algebra 1 courses in Middle and High School as well as tutored numerous students to build skills in this area. My FL certification includes Math (5-9)
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

In addition to being certified in FL to teach Elementary K-6, I have experience teaching Elementary level special education at schools in both FL & CA. Also, the majority of my tutorial students over the years have been grades 3-6.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

As a public school special education teacher, I taught English Language learners coming from a wide variety of native languages. I have specific training in language immersion and phonics to tailor lessons to meet individual needs.
Geometry,

Geometry

In addition to doing well in this subject in school myself, I also co-taught Geometry at the High School level. I have great resources and visual aides to help clarify this often difficult subject and approach it from all angles! ;-) Please let me assist you.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I've taught pre-algebra to both 7th and 8th graders. The bulk of time working with 8th grade special needs students was focused on Math needs, primarily pre-Algebra. I'm also certified in Math grades 5-9.
Reading,

Reading

My specialty has been teaching students with dyslexia how to read. I have training in several specialized reading instruction techniques including: Wilson Reading, Lindamood-Bell Learning Systems, & Great Leaps.
Spelling,

Spelling

In teaching phonics based reading for over 15 years, I have found that spelling (encoding) and reading (decoding) really go together. It helps students to understand spelling expectations and keep track of the "rules". Let me help you master the often difficult task of spelling.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

The bulk of my teaching in Special Education over the past 15 years has incorporated teaching study skills and tools. Study skills are an important component of any effective teacher's curriculum for all students, especially those who must overcome learning disabilities.
Writing

Writing

I taught for many years at a College Prep/ High School in New England, Landmark School. During that time I was also a Senior Class Advisor and assisted many students with writing and editing college essays. I have specialized training to teach writing, including Landmark Strategies.

Language

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

As a public school special education teacher, I taught English Language learners coming from a wide variety of native languages. I have specific training in language immersion and phonics to tailor lessons to meet individual needs.

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have co-taught Pre-Algebra and Algebra 1 courses in Middle and High School as well as tutored numerous students to build skills in this area. My FL certification includes Math (5-9)
Geometry,

Geometry

In addition to doing well in this subject in school myself, I also co-taught Geometry at the High School level. I have great resources and visual aides to help clarify this often difficult subject and approach it from all angles! ;-) Please let me assist you.
Prealgebra

Prealgebra

I've taught pre-algebra to both 7th and 8th graders. The bulk of time working with 8th grade special needs students was focused on Math needs, primarily pre-Algebra. I'm also certified in Math grades 5-9.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have co-taught Pre-Algebra and Algebra 1 courses in Middle and High School as well as tutored numerous students to build skills in this area. My FL certification includes Math (5-9)
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

In addition to being certified in FL to teach Elementary K-6, I have experience teaching Elementary level special education at schools in both FL & CA. Also, the majority of my tutorial students over the years have been grades 3-6.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

As a public school special education teacher, I taught English Language learners coming from a wide variety of native languages. I have specific training in language immersion and phonics to tailor lessons to meet individual needs.
Geometry,

Geometry

In addition to doing well in this subject in school myself, I also co-taught Geometry at the High School level. I have great resources and visual aides to help clarify this often difficult subject and approach it from all angles! ;-) Please let me assist you.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I've taught pre-algebra to both 7th and 8th graders. The bulk of time working with 8th grade special needs students was focused on Math needs, primarily pre-Algebra. I'm also certified in Math grades 5-9.
Reading,

Reading

My specialty has been teaching students with dyslexia how to read. I have training in several specialized reading instruction techniques including: Wilson Reading, Lindamood-Bell Learning Systems, & Great Leaps.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

The bulk of my teaching in Special Education over the past 15 years has incorporated teaching study skills and tools. Study skills are an important component of any effective teacher's curriculum for all students, especially those who must overcome learning disabilities.
Writing

Writing

I taught for many years at a College Prep/ High School in New England, Landmark School. During that time I was also a Senior Class Advisor and assisted many students with writing and editing college essays. I have specialized training to teach writing, including Landmark Strategies.

Other

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

As a public school special education teacher, I taught English Language learners coming from a wide variety of native languages. I have specific training in language immersion and phonics to tailor lessons to meet individual needs.
Religion,

Religion

I have taught comparative religions, in both an academic school setting and in Sunday school at a Unitarian Universalist church. My focus is on basic facts and tenets of various religions, including earth/nature based faiths, and examining similarities of ideas, stories, and sacred texts in a wide array of world religions. I have been an ordained minister through the Universal Life Church since 1997 and have given guest sermons at a Unitarian Universalist church.
Sociology,

Sociology

In addition to my certifications in Social Studies, [Florida (6-12), Massachusetts (5-9 & 9-12)], I taught Sociology at Landmark School (High School/College Prep) for several years. I have also taken numerous college courses in Sociology.
Study Skills

Study Skills

The bulk of my teaching in Special Education over the past 15 years has incorporated teaching study skills and tools. Study skills are an important component of any effective teacher's curriculum for all students, especially those who must overcome learning disabilities.

Science

Sociology

Sociology

In addition to my certifications in Social Studies, [Florida (6-12), Massachusetts (5-9 & 9-12)], I taught Sociology at Landmark School (High School/College Prep) for several years. I have also taken numerous college courses in Sociology.

Special Needs

ADHD,

ADHD

In over 15 years teaching special education, I've taught & tutored numerous students with the diagnosis of ADHD. The key I've found is to change it up and to enable the student to examine their own learning styles. I view my role as assisting the student to learn how they best learn. As both a teacher and learner, I've preferred to perceive ADHD as Alternatively Diverse & Highly Dynamic! Some of the most famous and interesting people have been classified by these letters. If attention issues are challenging your student's learning, I can help.
Dyslexia,

Dyslexia

I have tutored students with Dyslexia in reading since High School. In fact, that is what led me to become a teacher and get my Master's in Special Education! My specialty as a public school Special Education teacher was teaching students with dyslexia and other learning differences to read. I've taught individual and small group reading classes and have training in specialized instruction including Lindamood-Bell Programs, Wilson Language, Great Leaps, and many other phonics based reading programs.
Phonics,

Phonics

I am trained in numerous phonics-based specialized reading instruction programs. I have taught individual phonics based reading tutorials and small group reading classes for over 15 years. Phonics instruction programs I have used include: Lindamood-Bell Programs (Lindamood Phonemic Sequencing, VV, Seeing Stars), Wilson Language, Great Leaps.
Study Skills

Study Skills

The bulk of my teaching in Special Education over the past 15 years has incorporated teaching study skills and tools. Study skills are an important component of any effective teacher's curriculum for all students, especially those who must overcome learning disabilities.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have co-taught Pre-Algebra and Algebra 1 courses in Middle and High School as well as tutored numerous students to build skills in this area. My FL certification includes Math (5-9)
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

In addition to being certified in FL to teach Elementary K-6, I have experience teaching Elementary level special education at schools in both FL & CA. Also, the majority of my tutorial students over the years have been grades 3-6.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

As a public school special education teacher, I taught English Language learners coming from a wide variety of native languages. I have specific training in language immersion and phonics to tailor lessons to meet individual needs.
GED,

GED

In addition to previously teaching high school, I have tutored adults preparing for the GED in the past. I've helped numerous students learn basic skills in various GED subjects, as well as test taking strategies.
Geometry,

Geometry

In addition to doing well in this subject in school myself, I also co-taught Geometry at the High School level. I have great resources and visual aides to help clarify this often difficult subject and approach it from all angles! ;-) Please let me assist you.
Reading,

Reading

My specialty has been teaching students with dyslexia how to read. I have training in several specialized reading instruction techniques including: Wilson Reading, Lindamood-Bell Learning Systems, & Great Leaps.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

The bulk of my teaching in Special Education over the past 15 years has incorporated teaching study skills and tools. Study skills are an important component of any effective teacher's curriculum for all students, especially those who must overcome learning disabilities.
Writing

Writing

I taught for many years at a College Prep/ High School in New England, Landmark School. During that time I was also a Senior Class Advisor and assisted many students with writing and editing college essays. I have specialized training to teach writing, including Landmark Strategies.

Test Preparation

Career Development,

Career Development

As a Middle School teacher I taught career exploration units within my study skills classes. When I taught High School, I also assisted with Career Development through assigning career projects and addressing the future plans of Special Education students graduating (transition plans) and transitioning into either higher education or the work force.
GED,

GED

In addition to previously teaching high school, I have tutored adults preparing for the GED in the past. I've helped numerous students learn basic skills in various GED subjects, as well as test taking strategies.
ACT Reading

Examples of Expertise


Tracy has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 6 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Great Tutor

Tracy is amazing! She’s dedicated, patient and very knowledgeable. She’s very attentive to my son's needs and strengths. I’m very confident that my son will progress and build confidence working with Tracy! We look forward to our sessions.

Taresha, 3 lessons with Tracy

Knowledgeable and very patient

Tracy is very sweet! She scheduled her first session right away! My daughter is already looking forward to her next session with Tracy! Thank you Tracy for helping my daughter! :)

Lucy , 9 lessons with Tracy

Great lesson. Great feedback.

Tracy, thanks for the feedback and working with Ethan. I believe that you have him on a path to success. I think that he will develop from significantly behind grade to at grade or potentially slightly beyond. Much appreciated.

Ethan, 116 lessons with Tracy

Knowledgeable, friendly and engaging

I always get a detailed review of the material they worked on that day as well as information on how well he performed during the session. Very helpful!

Michelle, 183 lessons with Tracy

Patient and Dependable

Tracy is always on time and spends every minute of the lesson engaged with my daughter. She is patient with my daughter who is a little tentative. We are so happy with Tracy and the best part is there hasn't been one bit of griping about tutoring since we started with her!

Sarah, 6 lessons with Tracy

Friendly, Knowledgeable, Patient

Tracy really helped me to get a clear understanding of my assignment and should me an easier way of starting my research paper for my psychology class. She walked me through step by step and made sure that I understood before we ended my tutoring session.

Eleshia, 2 lessons with Tracy

Tracy is very knowledgeable at using different teaching methods that fit the student she is tutoring.

My daughter has a discalulia, a severe learning disabilitiy in math. Tracy has been excellent in introducing and reinforcing concepts to her using a combination of manipulatives, patterns, and visual representations. My daughter enjoys working with her, and she is patient and encouraging. My daughter is already beginning to understand concepts she never really "got" in the past. I highly recommend Tracy as a tutor, particularly if your child is really struggling or has a confirmed disability in math. I understand that she also tutors dyslexic students, and she has used some of the same techniques my daughter's reading tutor uses to help her visualize mathematical symbols and patterns.

Jeannie, 94 lessons with Tracy

Blessing

Tracy has truly been a blessing. My daughter was struggling with reading comprehension and had lost confidence all together. Tracy made reading fun again which increased her confidence as well. She is patient and very professional. Earlier in the year we thought she was going to be retained but with the help of Tracy she will move on to 5th grade next year.

Alicia , 87 lessons with Tracy

Connected well with my child

Tracy was patient with my very dyslexic son who is struggling. Within an hour they did the work that normally takes me way longer to complete... with no tears. Thank you.

Joanne, 78 lessons with Tracy
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