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Mason City, IA

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Buena Vista University

Education

Buena Vista University

About Donna

I am a recent graduate with more than 10 years experience working with upper elementary, middle and high school students. I was a paraeducator for eleven years in a middle school students-at-risk classroom where I worked in small groups and individually with students. It was this position that convinced me to return to college to earn my teaching degree. I developed crossword puzzle study guides, bulletin boards, quizzes and corrected student work every day. I supervised 120+ students at lunch and developed a great relationship with many of those students, as well as the students in our classroom.

Many of the students in our classroom had little to no contact with their parents, lived with grandparents. I became a mom to them in many ways. These students asked me advice about many topics. One student I remember specifically wanted to know about having surgery and what to expect in the hospital. She had no one to answer her questions. I was happy to help her. Another student I recall came into class on Monday morning, telling us she was dizzy and didn't feel very good. When I asked her when she ate last, she said on Friday at lunch. I immediately went to the principal and got permission to purchase breakfast for this very hungry student. Often after that I supplied snacks to our students to be sure they had eaten.

I am often approached by former students and learn about how they are doing in school or college. It warms my heart every time to know these students remember me.

As a tutor, I will use many of the methods I used with the students I worked with. I will show students how to research within the text for their answers, how to take notes, talk about how each of them learns best-visually, discussing, reading and writing a summary of what they have read or other. I find it is key to learning for students to be well-organized, methods of note-taking and determining their best method of learning. I have no picture to upload at this time.
I am a recent graduate with more than 10 years experience working with upper elementary, middle and high school students. I was a paraeducator for eleven years in a middle school students-at-risk classroom where I worked in small groups and individually with students. It was this position that convinced me to return to college to earn my teaching Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Mason City, IA 50401
In-person lessons
Math:
Elementary (K-6th)
Science:
Elementary Science
English:
Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
Reading, Writing
History:
American History, Geography, Social Studies, Writing
Special Needs:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Science, Reading, Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Public Speaking, 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.

Buena Vista University

Education

Buena Vista University

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Donna will travel within 20 miles of Mason City, IA 50401.