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Renee E.

Savannah, GA

$25/hour

Experienced & Effective Reading, ELA, and Writing Tutor - K-6

In-person lessons
100+ Hours
Background check passed as of 6/20/14
5.0 average from 69 ratings
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Georgia College and State University
Early Childhood Educ
Fort Valley State University
Master's
Troy State University
Other

Education

Georgia College and State University (Early Childhood Educ)

Fort Valley State University (Master's)

Troy State University (Other)

About Renee

Hello there! I would love the opportunity to work with your elementary/middle school daughter(s) or son(s) in the areas of reading, ELA, or writing. I have been a public school educator for 24 years. My first three degrees are in the fields of early childhood and elementary education/curriculum. In addition, I have an earned doctorate in educational leadership. I have taught, tutored, or mentored in every grade-PreK-12 at some point in my career. (I spent 12 years teaching third grade.) I have served as an adjunct at a technical school where I taught early childhood methods as well.

In addition to my degrees, I earned a reading endorsement/certification and leadership certification from Columbus State. Yes, I am truly a life long learner and desire to foster that love of learning in each and every child and teacher I get to meet daily.

I know the curriculum that students are required to master (Common Core) and utilize a plethora of research based instructional strategies designed to help students master state standards while making learning FUN-as it should be! :) I can assist with study skills or just help your child with vocabulary development as well. Writing is just as important as reading. I can help your child with various types of writing and the writing process. I can also help them to effectively formulate constructed responses.

I have been an assistant principal for 11 years. As an instructional leader, my job responsibilities have included curriculum, instruction, and assessment. I help teachers by communicating best practices/methods for working with ALL students and work with them to ensure that students are being taught the necessary skills/concepts to meet or exceed state standards. I also manage the Response to Intervention process. In addition. I work with special education teachers to ensure that students are growing academically and their needs are met based on Individual Education Plans

I am also a pianist. I took lessons for 15 plus years and served as a church musician before relocating to this area. I will teach beginner lessons if you are interested.

I love children and I love to teach. I take great joy in watching children grow, LEARN, and succeed! I look forward to working with YOU to help your child continue to grow and become!

Warmest regards,

Renee
Hello there! I would love the opportunity to work with your elementary/middle school daughter(s) or son(s) in the areas of reading, ELA, or writing. I have been a public school educator for 24 years. My first three degrees are in the fields of early childhood and elementary education/curriculum. In addition, I have an earned doctorate in Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required

I will work with two students simultaneously for 35.00.

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Savannah, GA 31406
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Wonderul tutor"

- Undrea, Lithonia, GA on 1/29/15

"Great listener, patient, thorough"

- Zenobia, Decatur, GA on 6/15/16

"Very Patient"

- Linda, Covington, GA on 6/17/15

"Awesome Tutor"

- Keisha, Covington, GA on 3/7/15
Music:
Piano
English:
Grammar, Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
Reading,
Writing
History:
Writing
Elementary Education:
ADHD,
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Handwriting,
Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Writing

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.

ADHD

I am responsible for reviewing and helping to develop all learning plans for students with ADD/ADHD where I work. I know the various instructional strategies and accommodations that should be used with them, such as redirection, repetition, extended time for assignments, frequent breaks, and differentiated assignments based on need, interest, and ability.

Dyslexia

I have had professional learning and college courses that address the needs of children with dyslexia. In public schools, a dyslexic child is one that could be identified for having a learning disability and may qualify for special education services. I have taught several students with dyslexia/learning disabilities and they have done very well academically and emotionally. They need more time and patience to learn. I'm patient. I don't mind teaching the same content in various ways. They may need repetition. They also may need extra practice to understand phonics. Some students with dyslexia learn to read by vocabulary immersion and sight word recall. Either way, I am capable of using both methods or a combination of methods. I currently am responsible for managing the special education department where I work. I review IEPs and help teachers and parents develop the best individualized education plan for students. I know my special education students personally and meet with them periodically to discuss the learning goals we help them create. It's my responsibility to make sure teachers have the strategies and materials they need. I have the teaching background and training to do so. It's my ultimate responsibility to collaborate with the special education teacher to monitor each child's growth.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have 22 years of experience in elementary education. I have three degrees-all in elementary education/curriculum. I taught third grade for 12 years. All my students did well on state tests. I have been an assistant principal for 9 years. I currently teach teachers about best practices and the curriculum. I am an assistant principal for curriculum, instruction, and assessment. When working with the teachers we continually review the GA standards to ensure students are getting what they need. We assess, review data, discuss strategies for helping students who don't do well, and design ways to challenge those who meet standards-continually. I am charged with the responsibility of making sure teachers have and use the appropriate instructional strategies to meet the needs of ALL our students. They all MUST show growth. I work to make sure students and teachers are having fun while doing it.

Handwriting

I took a course in college and was required to work through a handwriting book in preparation to teach students correct letter formation. I teach block style and D''Nelian.

Phonics

I hold a reading endorsement from Columbus State University in addition to three degrees in elementary education. I have taken and passed several courses on the teaching of reading and have had 2 courses that address the teaching of phonics, in isolation.

Piano

I studied piano theory for 15 years. I served as a church musician for 22 years before relocating to the Conyers area to take a job as an assistant principal.

Reading

I successfully taught third grade for several years. I am reading endorsed which means I specialize in the teaching of reading. My responsibility for years has been to facilitate professional learning that assists teachers with knowing the state standards and best practices to implement the curriculum. I love children. I love teaching.

Study Skills

Teaching study skills is what effective educators do daily. When I teach students, I combine study skills with academics so that they are able to take what they get from me and apply it to learning when they are at home or school. They can also be taught in isolation and should be taught that way especially with children who may be economically disadvantaged, ADD/ADHD, or learning disabled.

Writing

I know the writing standards and I know strategies for helping them retain the information that they learn. The writing standards work hand in hand with the reading standards. They make up exactly 50 percent of the common core reading and ELA standards. Students in fifth grades are required to write on the GA Milestones at the end of the year. I can help with formulating constructed responses and essay writing. Both types will be required. I have been trained in assisting students and teachers in the writing process. When I worked on my reading endorsement, a course in the teaching of writing, specifically, was required. I've also participated in a plethora of workshops and professional learning in the teaching of writing to further assist teachers and students with the writing process.

The RACE writing strategy is one that I use with students quite often to assist with constructed response items. I use graphic organizers as tools for assisting students with formulating essays-narrative, persuasive, and informational. I also encourage students to keep a notebook for compiling lists of categorized words to reference as they write about certain topics. These notebooks serve as excellent writing tools for students as they also help with vocabulary development.

Georgia College and State University
Early Childhood Educ
Fort Valley State University
Master's
Troy State University
Other

Education

Georgia College and State University (Early Childhood Educ)

Fort Valley State University (Master's)

Troy State University (Other)

Wonderul tutor

Renee is an excellent tutor. She is very kind and patient and since she started working with my nephew his confidence in reading has improved greatly. My nephew has ADHD and she is wonderful the way she gets him back on task when he has trouble focusing at times. She really seems to care and only wants the best for him. We have also noticed an improvement in his overall self-esteem. We are very

— Undrea, Lithonia, GA on 1/29/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $25.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

I will work with two students simultaneously for 35.00.

Travel policy

Renee will travel within 40 miles of Savannah, GA 31406.