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Brenda S.

Atlanta, GA

$30/hour

Certified to teach Spanish, Reading, and ESOL

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 12/20/14
5.0 average from 110 ratings
Very kind and patient with toddler
— Tamekia, Lilburn, GA on 5/9/16

$30/Hour


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Duke University
Elementary Education
Furman University
Master's
The University of Texas-Tyler
Graduate Coursework

Education

Duke University (Elementary Education)

Furman University (Master's)

The University of Texas-Tyler (Graduate Coursework)

About Brenda

I have just retired after 36 years of teaching grades 1-8 and high school Spanish. I miss interacting with students and still I have much to offer. My first years of teaching were in the elementary classroom. When I pursued my Master's degree, I specialized in the teaching of reading to better serve my young students. Along the way, at every opportunity, I practiced the Spanish I had begun learning in Spain as an exchange student. Because of my love of other cultures born of my time in Spain, I became certified to teach ESOL. As an ESOL teacher in Texas I took 12 courses in Spanish at UT Tyler to better serve my students and improved my fluency by spending summers in Mexico. I became certified to teach Spanish and passed the Texas bilingual certification. I taught Spanish as well as ESOL in Palestine, Texas. I taught Spanish for four years at Central High in Carrollton, Georgia.

I love teaching any age. I just finished teaching a semester teaching first grade and I have taught English and Spanish to adults as a volunteer. I am anxious to continue helping students,

I have just retired after 36 years of teaching grades 1-8 and high school Spanish. I miss interacting with students and still I have much to offer. My first years of teaching were in the elementary classroom. When I pursued my Master's degree, I specialized in the teaching of reading to better serve my young students. Along the way, at every Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Atlanta, GA 30329
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Very kind and patient with toddler"

- Tamekia, Lilburn, GA on 5/9/16

"Just Perfect"

- Isabella, Atlanta, GA on 9/5/15

"Brenda is a kind, knowledge and very helpful tutor"

- Yodit, Tucker, GA on 8/11/15
English:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Reading, SAT Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Spanish
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting,
Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am certified in GA to teach K-6th classes and K-12 in reading. I have 27 years experience teaching in the elementary grades in Alaska, North Carolina, Georgia and Texas in both public and private schools. I have had excellent opportunities to train in and practice different methods. I love young children and they love me. I have three grandchildren ages 3, 6, and 11 that keep me excited about life.

ESL/ESOL

I have taken the required courses for the state of Georgia and passed the test to be endorsed and have 20+ years experience teaching English to students of all ages and nationalities.

Handwriting

Having taught all of the elementary grades I am more than qualified to teach handwriting as it is covered every year. In the lower grades I taught manuscript and from third grade on I taught cursive. I have used every method over the course of my teaching career.

Study Skills

I have a Master's Degree in Education, with a specialty in the teaching of Reading. I have seven years of experience teaching fourth grade, one year teaching fifth grade, and three years teaching sixth grade, plus twelve years teaching ESL classes in middle grades. In all of these years, I was required to prepare my students for standardized tests and they always improved their scores over the previous year. I am well prepared to help students excel on standardized tests.

Duke University
Elementary Education
Furman University
Master's
The University of Texas-Tyler
Graduate Coursework

Education

Duke University (Elementary Education)

Furman University (Master's)

The University of Texas-Tyler (Graduate Coursework)

Very kind and patient with toddler

Brenda taught my 4 year old letter recognition and general literacy concepts. She was kind, patient and attentive. My child seemed to like her very much.

— Tamekia, Lilburn, GA on 5/9/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Brenda will travel within 5 miles of Atlanta, GA 30329.