Former Elementary Teacher
Former Elementary Teacher
"Challenging but fun"
Cathleen, 40 lessons with Wendy
My name is Wendy. I'm a 38 year old former teacher. I graduated from Southern CT State University with a BA in Elementary Education, and a BS in Sociology. I substitute taught in a variety of classrooms with age groups from Pre-K to 6th as well as special needs classes, before deciding what I wanted to teach. I then taught kindergarten 2 years and first grade 4 years. I have been a certified teacher in both CT and TX.
A few years ago, we moved from TX to GA, where I decided to take a break from teaching and work for myself at a home-based business... I loved it, but I missed teaching SO much that when we moved back to CT, I began tutoring and loved it! I'm just tickled to have come across this website which provides an easy way for people like me, with a passion for teaching, to connect with people like you, who want or need some one-on-one attention!
I'm back in GA and love working with my students again! I am happy to work with students of any age in my areas of expertise- I once taught reading to a 56 year old! I hope that you will find my teaching style just what you or your child needs!
Feel free to email me with any questions you might have!
Challenging but fun
My son has been working with Wendy for about six months now, and we are beyond pleased with his progress and confidence in school. Wendy is extremely patient, and as my son has said she makes work "challenging" but fun at the same time. Wendy is always approachable and easy to talk with, offering her advice and ideas while truly listening to our thoughts and concerns. My son enjoys working with Wendy on a weekly basis. We have truly been impressed by her love for teaching, the overall concern and interest she has in my son, and energy she brings to all of her lessons!Cathleen, 40 lessons with Wendy
Awesome lesson! Awesome tutor!
Wendy is an awesome tutor. She turned my daughter's sour mood in regards to learning into a very happy and enjoyable experience! My daughter is growing in confidence every day thanks to Wendy's encouragement, hands on approach, and every day application. She works closely with her teachers to make sure they are on task with the class. We are so glad to have found her!Caneshia, 48 lessons with Wendy
Experienced and patient tutor.
Wendy was great with my daughter, she gave suggestions to help with fine motor skills and handwriting, and the suggestions have helped my daughter with her handwriting.Jane, 1 lesson with Wendy
Very organized, patient tutor with excellent communication.
Wendy has been working with my child now for about 5 weeks and we have definitely noticed a big improvement! We are very impressed with her organization, patience and communication. Throughout my child's education, we have really struggled with teacher communication making it difficult to assist our child at home, but Wendy has made sure that we always know what's going on in the lessons and what we should do at home to assist. She is easy to work with and always there to answer questions. My child really enjoys lesson time with Wendy, which makes it much easier to learn. We feel very fortunate to have found such a great tutor and will definitely continue our lessons going forward and recommend Wendy to anyone needing a tutor.Erin, 44 lessons with Wendy
Makes Learning Fun!
Ms. Wendy tutored my first-grader in all subject areas. She made the learning fun for him, and he actually looked forward to going. She is an experienced classroom teacher and has plenty of resources to vary the lessons and keep them interesting. I'm so thankful we found her!Kelley, 9 lessons with Wendy
Wendy has excellent teaching skills. My son has improved his grade's in math and reading. I highly recommend her and look forward having her work with my son in the future.Michael & Ana Olbrys, 25 lessons with Wendy
Wendy asked all the right questions in advance of meeting my granddaughter and was prompt and well prepared when she arrived to tutor her in reading and writing. She had a good rapport with my grand child and I felt after the first session that they could develop a good working relationship. I highly recommend Wendy as a tutor!Lori-Ann, 4 lessons with Wendy
Wendy is an excellent tutor, she's very dedicated to my daughter. With just four sessions We are seeing significant improvement in her grades and she feels more confident. Wendy is doing a great job and I'm very happy to see my daughter improving in math.Minerva, 9 lessons with Wendy
I am very impressed with the feedback I received from Wendy. I am not present at my son's tutoring sessions so I rely on the feedback form to let me know what they covered. I was impressed with the variety of material Wendy was able to cover in the hour and the feedback form she developed to put in his backpack. The feedback she provided via Wysant further detailed the lesson. Her communication skills are excellent in terms of keeping me informed and providing detailed info. Additionally since his first lesson with Wendy I have already seen my son's attitude about reading change for the better. He is taking more joy in reading and more pride in his ability. This is a great relief given that motivation is such a key factor in success and is much more difficult, in my opinion, to improve. You can teach skill based lessons but a tutor who can improve motivation has a rare gift. Particularly since my son had convinced his classroom teacher that his skill level was much lower than it actually is due to a desire to avoid learning to read. Now he is starting to desire to be a good reader. I can't express what a change this is from prior to starting with Wendy. I look forward to continuing to see such improvement.Julia, 29 lessons with Wendy
Excellent Tutor - Highly Recommend
I could not have dreamed up a more perfect tutor for my 10 yr old son. She has just the right balance of focus and fun to keep him interested and laughing. Besides her advanced teaching skills, she also has the patience, understanding and sense of humor needed to work with special needs children. One of her greatest strengths is her capability to quickly pinpoint the exact areas a child needs help with the most and develop an individual teaching plan that incorporates all those areas into each lesson. She leaves very detailed notes after each lesson on what she covered. I’m always impressed by how detailed and organized she is. As a full time working mom, another huge plus is that she is extremely flexible. For example, if my son needs extra help for a spelling test she will incorporate that into her lesson that week. One of his problem areas is with writing prompts. He is expected to write several paragraphs on a given topic with a beginning, middle and conclusion with added details. This has been very difficult for him. She had us go to the library and get books out on a topic of interest to him. They did research on the Internet. She used a story web to help him organize topic ideas and thoughts on paper before he typed the report in Word which turned out great. I went to my parent-teacher conference last week and his classroom and special ed teacher were amazed at a recent writing prompt he did at school. They said it was the best he had ever done. I knew it was because of Wendy. We could not be more happy that she is in our lives.Sue, 110 lessons with Wendy