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Brenda W.

Macon, GA

$65/hour

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4.8 average from 122 ratings
Made her want to read
— Alicia, Macon, GA on 4/4/16

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Wesleyan College
Early Childhood Educ

Education

Wesleyan College (Early Childhood Educ)

About Brenda

I assist parents who invest in their children's future by assuring their academic success today. I have worked as a tutor for 17 years. I am able to tutor all elementary level subjects. I also tutor Algebra, Geometry, English [Language Arts], Writing and Study Skills. I have worked ten years with special needs students and I am knowledgeable of diverse teaching methods and use this knowledge to differentiate my instruction to meet each student's individual need.

My philosophy is to facilitate student learning by using a progressive questioning method where the student communicates effectively what he is learning and then building from there; each time questioning for comprehension. This enhances not only comprehension but also communication and critical thinking skills. I look forward to serving your tutoring needs!
I assist parents who invest in their children's future by assuring their academic success today. I have worked as a tutor for 17 years. I am able to tutor all elementary level subjects. I also tutor Algebra, Geometry, Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required

I require a 2 hr cancellation notice. If cancellation is less than 2 hr you will be charged 50% of your hourly rate. Group rate will be the hourly rate plus $15.00 for each additional student.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Macon, GA 31201
Background Check: Passed

"Made her want to read"

- Alicia, Macon, GA on 4/4/16
Brenda replied on 4/6/2016

Thank you so much. I feel joy from this and I look forward to growing the enthusiasm.

"Mature and realistic with my daughter."

- Deborah, Macon, GA on 6/23/15

"Best Tutor!"

- Kimberly, Macon, GA on 6/8/15

"Great tutor!"

- Lea, Warner Robins, GA on 10/10/14

"Patient and challenges the kids"

- Kathy, Warner Robins, GA on 5/5/14

"Great tutor"

- Ursula, Macon, GA on 3/13/14
Brenda replied on 7/30/2014

Thank you. It was a pleasure working with A'Shala. Seeing her improve in her academics and grow an enthusiasm for her learning was a reward beyond measure.

"Very patient."

- Lakesia, Macon, GA on 8/29/13

"Great Tutor"

- Nera, Macon, GA on 6/20/12
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Elementary Math, Geometry, Prealgebra
Science:
Anatomy
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ASVAB, GED
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Spanish
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Autism,
Dyslexia, Phonics,
Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ADD/ADHD

I currently am working in the Bibb county school system. I work with special needs Moderately Intellectually Developed [MOID] students. I have worked with MOID students for five years. My students include several on the Autistic spectrum as well as Downs Syndrome and ADD/ADHD students. I have various teaching strategies and I am also aware that instruction is effective when it is individualized to the student.

Algebra 1

My concentration is in math and Algebra. I have over 15 years experience.

Autism

I have worked as a Special Education assistant for 3 years. I have worked in a MOID [Moderately Intellectually Disabled] classroom where I assisted in the daily learning activities for autistic and down syndrome students. I am patient and knowledgeable of strategies and non-verbal communication methods for facilitating student learning and development.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a certified teacher in the state of Georgia. I have worked for six years with students in the K-6 arena in both regular and special education.I am experienced in all elementary subjects including study skills.

Phonics

I am trained in the Balanced Literacy model. I also have taught phonics to students for 10 years. I have also used the Words My Way program.

Reading

I am a certified Elementary teacher. I am trained in the Balanced Literacy model for teaching reading. I have taught reading for 10 years prior to my Elementary teaching experience.

Spanish

I have studied three years of Spanish in High School and four semesters in college. I also engage in basic conversational Spanish with students and parents of Hispanic decent.

Special Needs

I have worked as a Special Education assistant for 3 years. I have worked in a MOID [Moderately Intellectually Disabled] classroom where I assisted in the daily learning activities for autistic and down syndrome students. I am patient and knowledgeable of strategies and non-verbal communication methods for facilitating student learning and development.

Study Skills

I am a certified teacher and I have been teaching study skills for over 6 years to students. I also home-schooled my own children prior to working in the public school system for 13 years through the high school level. In addition, my college training included specific methods and procedures relating to study skills for all subjects.

Wesleyan College
Early Childhood Educ

Education

Wesleyan College (Early Childhood Educ)

Made her want to read — This was our first session. My struggling reader came away saying that Ms. W "made her want to read." That's a big step already. ...

— Alicia, Macon, GA on 4/4/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

I require a 2 hr cancellation notice. If cancellation is less than 2 hr you will be charged 50% of your hourly rate. Group rate will be the hourly rate plus $15.00 for each additional student.

Travel policy

Brenda will travel within 15 miles of Macon, GA 31201.