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Caroline R.

Zephyrhills, FL

$40/hour

Kindergarten Through Adult English/ESL Tutor

In-person lessons
200+ Hours
5.0 average from 81 ratings
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— Diana, Wesley Chapel, FL on 1/14/16

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University of Delaware
Early Childhood Ed.
George Mason University, education
Graduate Coursework
Shenandoah University
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of Delaware (Early Childhood Ed.)

George Mason University, education (Graduate Coursework)

Shenandoah University (Graduate Coursework)

About Caroline

After graduating from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education, I moved to northern Virginia where I became certified in Montessori Education. I taught for four years in two Montessori schools before accepting a position teaching kindergarten in the public school system.

I taught fourth grade for 16 years where I was the head of several education committees. I taught summer school for ten years and tutored several students over the years. I was in charge of the Homework Club and worked with students in large and small groups as well as individually.

I then accepted an offer to go back to a private school in the area where I taught 7th and 8th grade English, Creative Writing, Reading, was the head of the Drama department and the school librarian. The classes were small so I was able to provide individualized instruction on a regular basis.

I moved to Florida in 2003 and became a substitute teacher for a couple of private schools in Land o Lakes and Carrollwood. When in Fort Myers, I was the Student Achievement Coach and a tutor for (what was then) Edison College.

In all, I have over 30 years teaching experience. I prefer to work with small groups and one on one for the in depth and personalized teaching and learning experiences they provide.
After graduating from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education, I moved to northern Virginia where I became certified in Montessori Education. I taught for four years in two Montessori schools before accepting a position teaching kindergarten in the public school system.

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Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Zephyrhills, FL 33542
In-person lessons

"Awesome"

- Diana, Wesley Chapel, FL on 1/14/16

"Understands what is needed."

- John, Wesley Chapel, FL on 9/23/16

"Very patient and my son loves her."

- Lisa, Wesley Chapel, FL on 8/12/15

"Great tutor, pedagogue and tuned in."

- Fabien, Land O Lakes, FL on 8/7/15

"Caroline is a fantastic teacher"

- Rebecca, Wesley Chapel, FL on 10/21/14
Math:
Elementary (K-6th),
GED
Science:
ACT Science, Elementary Science
Art:
Theater
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, ACT Science, GED, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Computer:
Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Reading, Writing
History:
Social Studies, Writing
Special Needs:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Science, Phonics,
Reading, Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting,
Phonics,
Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
ESL/ESOL,
Microsoft Word, Public Speaking,
Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Needlework

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Elementary (K-6th)

I have 21 years teaching experience with a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education. I obtained my Montessori Teaching Certificate and taught for four years in two schools, one in which I was head teacher with three teaching assistants. I then switched to the public school system where I taught kindergarten for one year before moving to the fourth grade. I have 16 years experience with this age group.
I have over 30 hours of in-service and coursework with several universities in the northern Virginia area, with reading and computer skills as areas of interest. I was on several committees in the school in which I taught and was the head of the school-wide Forensic Competition for several years. I taught summer school for ten years and tutored many students one on one during my teaching career.
Since moving to Florida, I have tutored children in my neighborhood and been a substitute teacher for two private schools in the area.

ESL/ESOL

I taught English as a Second Language to Polish adults using the Callan Method via Skype in real time. I taught private as well as group lessons. I was also responsible for determining the skill level of many students, plus administering and scoring level tests on a regular basis.
While teaching elementary school, I helped several foreign students learn English over the years.

Handwriting

As an elementary teacher for many years, I taught the D'Nealian method of handwriting, both manuscript and cursive. I modeled it for my students on a daily basis on the chalkboard. I created many of my own worksheets to help them perfect this skill, usually in conjunction with spelling skills.

Phonics

As a preschool and elementary teacher, I taught phonics for several years.

Public Speaking

I have been involved in theatre as an actress and director for over 40 years. This experience led to my being the coordinator for a school-wide Forensics Competition for many years. I coached students in the art of public speaking through Poetry, Narration, Dramatic Reading, Story Telling, etc. in large and small groups, as well as individually.

As a teacher for 25 years, I gave my students opportunities each quarter to learn and hone their public speaking skills before their fellow students. They had experience giving and receiving constructive feedback from their peers on a regular basis.

In tutoring, I help students prepare for different audiences, how to deliver a speech as opposed to a poem, for example, how to ennunciate, project, make eye-contact and give tips for staying composed and dealing with jitters.

Study Skills

As a private and public school teacher with over 25 years teaching experience, the importance of study skills has always been an on-going process with my students. As a fourth grade teacher for 16 years, teaching study skills was a daily part of my curriculum as the leap in expectations from the lower to primary age group was dramatic. Not only did I teach formal lessons in group settings, I assisted my students one on one as the need arose.
My Montessori training reinforced the importance of conveying to my students the need to "learn how to learn". This concept was also important instruction when I moved to working with middle school students.

Theater

I have over 40 years experience in all aspects of theatre, both in the community and school sectors. I wrote and/or directed several plays for my elementary and middle school students in my 25 years of teaching. I was the director and producer for the Broadway Gala which raised over $3000.00 for new playground equipment and brought in many audience members from the community as well as friends and relatives of the students.
I was the head of the drama department for the private school in which I taught for four years in the northern Va. area. In teaching drama at both the elementary and middle school levels, my students were guided through preparing for the audition process, how to audition, how to develop a character, memorization of lines, the terminology involved in theatre, blocking, technique, substitution,as well as what is involved in backstage duties such as props,make-up and costumes, stage managing, etc.
I encouraged many of my students to participate in the community productions I have been involved in over the years which often led to a love of performing and/or working backstage.

University of Delaware
Early Childhood Ed.
George Mason University, education
Graduate Coursework
Shenandoah University
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of Delaware (Early Childhood Ed.)

George Mason University, education (Graduate Coursework)

Shenandoah University (Graduate Coursework)

Awesome

Thank you for being patient with my daughter. I am happy with this experience and look forward to more lessons.

— Diana, Wesley Chapel, FL on 1/14/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Caroline will travel within 15 miles of Zephyrhills, FL 33542.