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Deborah B.

Debby: Tutor All Subjects grades K-6

Debby: Tutor All Subjects grades K-6

$65/hour

  • West Palm Beach, FL 33407

About Deborah


Bio

Philosophy Statement

My philosophy of education is very much rooted in the constructivist methodology of education that is embraced by the Bank Street College of Education. That is to say, I believe in creating and working with a developmentally age-appropriate curriculum that teaches children by allowing them to construct their own knowledge largely through first hand experiences.
By giving a child the experiences that allow him to discover for himself the how and whys of...

Philosophy Statement

My philosophy of education is very much rooted in the constructivist methodology of education that is embraced by the Bank Street College of Education. That is to say, I believe in creating and working with a developmentally age-appropriate curriculum that teaches children by allowing them to construct their own knowledge largely through first hand experiences.
By giving a child the experiences that allow him to discover for himself the how and whys of why something happened, the learning becomes real and concrete. It is more meaningful and much more likely to be knowledge that is effectively retained when the child is able to construct an answer for himself rather than just being told what the answer is. I have learned for myself, especially through my math and science studies at Bank Street and now in the classroom, how important it is to work with manipulatives, explore with one’s own hands, and question one’s findings. For me, the work leading up to discovering the answer can successfully illuminate an entire concept. In observing students in my classes, I have come to see that this is true for children as well.
In addition to a constructivist classroom, I also believe in providing a safe and nurturing environment, where the growing child can feel comfortable making mistakes on the road to discovery. I try to have music playing in the background in many of my classes especially during D.E.A.R. time and quiet writing periods. I look to provide as many hands-on art experiences for my students as possible. However, I do not do projects just for the sake of doing projects. I try to find a way to incorporate art into the classroom as an extension of the children’s studies. I love to read to children and with my younger students, am always happy when someone wants to sit on my lap for a little extra comfort. Above all, I think learning should be fun, creative and imaginative. A child spends a great deal of time in school. As a result, his experiences should be good ones and ones that he can look back with a certain degree of fondness.
I was extremely lucky to have wonderful, caring, bright, imaginative teachers through out my school and college careers. It is the memory of their joy in teaching and wanting to share all that they could with their students that made me want to become a teacher. They had a profound effect on my life. I would like to have the same effect on children myself.


Education

Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA
Government
Bank Street College Graduate School of Education
MEd

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $65
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of West Palm Beach, FL 33407
  • Lesson cancellation: 8 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

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Subjects

Art

Art History

Corporate Training

Grammar

Elementary Education

Common Core,

Common Core

I am proficient in all areas of the common core curriculum. I have taught to very specific guidelines. I have excellent results preparing students for standardized testing.
Handwriting,

Handwriting

I have taught various forms of handwriting. The instruction that I traditionally follow is the D'Nealian Method of handwriting.
Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading

English

ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Reading

History

Political Science,

Political Science

I was a Political Science major at Franklin and Marshall College. This area continues to be a major interest for me. I have been lucky enough, through my work in the the U.S. Congress, to be involved in how our government operates.
American History, Art History, Government & Politics

Homeschool

Handwriting,

Handwriting

I have taught various forms of handwriting. The instruction that I traditionally follow is the D'Nealian Method of handwriting.
English, Reading

Most Popular

English, Reading

Other

Government & Politics

Sports/Recreation

Cooking

Cooking

I love to cook and have cooked all my life. I attended school at the Peter Kump School of Cooking in New York which led to a job working with a prestigious catering company in East Hampton and New York. I was also a chef for the Barefoot Contessa, also in East Hampton, and successfully ran my own catering company, Home Sweet Home Cooking which was based in East Hampton and New York for 15 years. My experience includes cooking, menu and event planning for private individuals as well as for major corporations.

Summer

Reading

Test Preparation

Common Core,

Common Core

I am proficient in all areas of the common core curriculum. I have taught to very specific guidelines. I have excellent results preparing students for standardized testing.
ACT Reading

$65/hour

Deborah B.

$65/hour

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