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Debbie B.

West Palm Beach, FL

$35/hour

Tutor with elementary education experience

In-person lessons
5.0 average from 4 ratings
First Tutoring Session
— Linda, Boynton Beach, FL on 9/23/16

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Geneva College
Elementary Education

Education

Geneva College (Elementary Education)

About Debbie

I am a newly retired teacher from the School District of Palm Beach County. I taught primarily first grade, second grade and third grade throughout my 31 years of teaching! I had experience in teaching ESE students in an inclusion setting. I taught students with various learning disabilities including several Autistic students. I enjoyed my years of teaching.

My areas of expertise are the Reading and Writing areas. I believe strongly in the phoenetic approach to teaching a child to read.I utilize a variety of techniques including but not limited to use of literacy apps on my IPad. I have experience in tutoring students in the FSA Reading Test. I enjoyed seeing the students that I tutored make the necessary learning gains to score well on the FSA.

I have participated in a variety of Professional Development Workshops throughout my 31 years of teaching grades 1-3.The last 2 years that I taught we had monthly workshops with our grade level and Reading Instructors from the School District.

I love children especially those in grades 1-3. It is so fulfilling to watch them blossom into great strong readers. I have 31 years experience in teaching children ranging from grades 1-3.

I believe strongly in teaching children phonics prior to focusing on their comprehension !I have 31 years of teaching hundreds of students in the area of phonics first and mastery of phonics before proceeding to teaching reading comprehension and critical thinking skills. I look forward to hearing from you and helping you achieve success.
I am a newly retired teacher from the School District of Palm Beach County. I taught primarily first grade, second grade and third grade throughout Read more

Policies
Cancellation
1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of West Palm Beach, FL 33404
In-person lessons

"First Tutoring Session"

- Linda, Boynton Beach, FL on 9/23/16
English:
Reading, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Phonics,
Reading, Vocabulary

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Elementary (K-6th)

I am qualified to teach Elem K-5 as I taught from August 1984-September 5, 2014. I had countless hours of Professional Development in the Reading/Writing areas during my 31 years of teaching. My FL teaching certificate did expire on 6/30/15. However I feel I am more than qualified to tutor k-5 students!

Phonics

I taught Reading to grades 1-3 from Aug 1984-Sept 2014. In 1984 phonics was used as the foundation for teaching reading. I attended several workshops put on by the Elementary Ed Curriculum Dept of the School District of Palm Beach County. Around 1990 the district moved to Whole Language as the teaching methods for Reading. I taught Whole Language supplemented with teaching phonics! As the years moved on I was trained in Balanced Literacy which also included phonics in my daily Reading Instruction!

Geneva College
Elementary Education

Education

Geneva College (Elementary Education)

First Tutoring Session — Debbie is knowledgeable and a patient tutor. My daughter is in grade 2. Debbie assessed her reading abilities and was able to identify the areas she was struggling with. ...

— Linda, Boynton Beach, FL on 9/23/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Debbie will travel within 20 miles of West Palm Beach, FL 33404.