Over 50 tutoring hours

Rita H.

Alpharetta, GA


Certified private school teacher with 15 years experience.

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 7/20/14
5.0 average from 10 ratings
5 star teacher
— Teresa, Alpharetta, GA on 2/6/15

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Oglethorpe University
Elementary education


Oglethorpe University (Elementary education)

About Rita

I have been tutoring all elementary subjects for 15 years as well as teaching school full time and yoga and pilates part time. I love to teach reading using a phonics and site word method that is extremely effective. I am an avid reader and I enjoy sharing my love of literature with students. I enjoy museums and all types of art and love to encourage a student's self expression and discovery through different art mediums. Science is another subject I love to teach and believe a hands on experience with materials and experimenting is the best and most engaging way to learn. I have been tutoring all elementary subjects for 15 years as well as teaching school full time and yoga and pilates part time. I love to teach reading using a phonics and site Read more

4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 8 miles of Alpharetta, GA 30004
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"5 star teacher"

- Teresa, Alpharetta, GA on 2/6/15
Elementary Math, Prealgebra
Art Theory , Drawing, Painting
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Special Needs:
Dyslexia, Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Study Skills,
Cooking, Fitness, Swimming, Tennis, Yoga

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Elementary (K-6th)

I am a certified Elementary teacher. I have 4 years teaching experience in public schools and eleven years teaching experience in private schools. I currently hold a valid Ga teaching license. I am currently employed at a private school where I teach and tutor students k- 6 th grade in all subjects. I graduated cum laude with a bachelors in elementary ed from Oglethorpe University.


I have been teaching or tutoring emergent and struggling readers using a combined phonics and site word technique for 15 years. I believe that a strong phonics foundation is crucial for all students in learning to read. I have had a 100% success rate in teaching phonics first then site words to emergent readers.


I have been using a combined phonics/sight word reading program I designed myself to help struggling readers for the last 10 years with great success. I am also certified as a Great Books reading instructor (a guided interactive reading program that uses classic literature, discussion, and shared inquiry to improve reading comprehension, and critical thinking skills).

Study Skills

I have been teaching in a private school for 15 years that specializes in individualized instruction, including study and organizational skills. I help students organize their desks, folders, and notebooks. I help them find the most effective way to study and learn. I utilize interest inventories to find out how students learn best, then implement a plan to address their learning style in the subjects where they need the most help.


I have a national certification in mat beginners and intermediate Pilates. I have been teaching Pilates and Yoga for 12 years at several independent studios. I am currently teaching one Pilates and two yoga classes per week at local organizations. I have completed 50 hours of the 200 hour yoga certification. I teach children and adults in Pilates and Yoga. I am certified in first aid and CPR.

Oglethorpe University
Elementary education


Oglethorpe University (Elementary education)

5 star teacher — We love Rita. She is always on time, comes prepared, and makes learning fun for our 5 year old son. He looks forward to his lessons with Rita. ...

— Teresa, Alpharetta, GA on 2/6/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Rita will travel within 8 miles of Alpharetta, GA 30004.