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Debra B.

Kennesaw, GA

$60/hour

Ms B! Help with Reading, Writing and Math

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$60/Hour


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University of Texas @ El Paso
Education
North Georgia College
Master's

Education

University of Texas @ El Paso (Education)

North Georgia College (Master's)

About Debra

I have been a teacher for 30 years, and during that time I have had the opportunity to teach many subjects, including math, writing and English. I also have a special education background and have worked with students in many different grade levels. I currently teach 9th grade coordinate algebra and appreciate the struggles that so many students have with this most important subject. Mathematics is not always easy to grasp, but by building on the skills a student already has, much of student's lack of understanding is usually fixed easily by repetition, practice, and learning how to organize the problem on paper. I bring patience, understanding, and learning strategies to students because of my dedication to helping students learn math and not be afraid of it or think it is impossible. I am a strong believer that math is the basis of great logical processing and will help students think more critically and be more successful in all subjects. There is a great need for more math understanding, especially in 9th grade, and one of my visions is to help transitioning 8th grade students become familiar with the 9th grade curriculum before they get to high school so they can be more secure as they enter into high school. I have been a teacher for 30 years, and during that time I have had the opportunity to teach many subjects, including math, writing and English. I also have a special education background and have worked with students in many different grade levels. I currently teach 9th grade coordinate algebra and appreciate the struggles that so many students Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Kennesaw, GA 30144
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Elementary Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math
Science:
Biology
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
GED, SAT Math
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, 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.

ADD/ADHD

I currently teach math to ADD/ADHD students. My instruction involves maintaining a structured classroom where ADD/ADHD students feel academically challenged. Strategies I use to help students include procedural checklists, study guides, self-monitoring charts, and verbal praise.

Special Needs

I have been a special education educator for 27 years. I earned a master's degree in special education, specifically behavioral disorders. One of my skills is breaking down subject matter into smaller chunks that make it meaningful to the student. The best tutorial method for special needs students is the hands on, kinesthetic approach to learning.

Study Skills

I have been a teacher for 30 years and I know that Study Skills have to be taught and practiced. I am qualified to tutor in study skills because I teach my students to become organized. I teach my students how to arrange their study material into sections that work for them. By color coding folders and developing the skill of keeping a daily agenda, my students know where to find their work and when their different assignments are due. In addition, I also teach my students to be good managers of their time. Students can be easily overwhelmed by the amount of work they think they need to do, but once they learn how to structure their time, they become much for confident and willing to complete their work.

University of Texas @ El Paso
Education
North Georgia College
Master's

Education

University of Texas @ El Paso (Education)

North Georgia College (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Debra will travel within 15 miles of Kennesaw, GA 30144.