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Valerie J.

Elementary Teacher w/ 12 years exp. and MEd Reading Specialist

Elementary Teacher w/ 12 years exp. and MEd Reading Specialist

$40/hour

  • 12 hours tutoring

  • Polk City, IA 50226

About Valerie


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I have 12 years experience teaching subjects K-4 and am looking forward to teaching 5th grade next school year. I also tutor students outside of the classroom who need help deepening their understanding of grade level material. I enjoy tutoring because it allows me to build solid relationships with students and their families, as well as gives opportunity to truly focus on that student and their specific needs and strengths .

I have a Master's in Education, Reading Specialist, from the...

I have 12 years experience teaching subjects K-4 and am looking forward to teaching 5th grade next school year. I also tutor students outside of the classroom who need help deepening their understanding of grade level material. I enjoy tutoring because it allows me to build solid relationships with students and their families, as well as gives opportunity to truly focus on that student and their specific needs and strengths .

I have a Master's in Education, Reading Specialist, from the University of St. Thomas, Houston, Tex s. I have attended many professional workshops and seminars regarding best practices in reading and writing instruction. Having taught in Houston, Texas for 9 years, which is very results and test oriented, I feel very confident teaching students ways to improve and enjoy reading and writing.

I believe that every child can learn to love reading, all it takes is finding the right book! I have seen so many students start out the year hating to read..... but by winter break those same students beg for more independent reading time! I work hard to change their perception that reading is something I am making them do to something they CHOOSE to do! Since the #1 way to improve reading is to read, my goal is to give my students the gift of enjoying it! I also incorporate writing into my reading instruction, because they truly go together so naturally! Readers are writers, and writers are readers!


Education

University of Iowa
Elementary Education
The University of St Thomas Hou
MEd

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $40
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Polk City, IA 50226
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am currently in my twelve year teaching elementary. I have taught all subject in grades K - 4, and will be teaching 5th grade next year. In addition to my experience, I have a Master's Degree in Education as a Reading Specialist from the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas.
Reading,

Reading

I have 12 years of elementary classroom experience and a Masters in Ed, Reading Specialist. I also have been tutoring for the last year, including a 6th grade student.
Grammar, Phonics, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

Reading,

Reading

I have 12 years of elementary classroom experience and a Masters in Ed, Reading Specialist. I also have been tutoring for the last year, including a 6th grade student.
Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am currently in my twelve year teaching elementary. I have taught all subject in grades K - 4, and will be teaching 5th grade next year. In addition to my experience, I have a Master's Degree in Education as a Reading Specialist from the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas.
Reading,

Reading

I have 12 years of elementary classroom experience and a Masters in Ed, Reading Specialist. I also have been tutoring for the last year, including a 6th grade student.
Spelling, Writing

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am currently in my twelve year teaching elementary. I have taught all subject in grades K - 4, and will be teaching 5th grade next year. In addition to my experience, I have a Master's Degree in Education as a Reading Specialist from the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas.
Reading,

Reading

I have 12 years of elementary classroom experience and a Masters in Ed, Reading Specialist. I also have been tutoring for the last year, including a 6th grade student.
Writing

Special Needs

Phonics

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am currently in my twelve year teaching elementary. I have taught all subject in grades K - 4, and will be teaching 5th grade next year. In addition to my experience, I have a Master's Degree in Education as a Reading Specialist from the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas.
Reading,

Reading

I have 12 years of elementary classroom experience and a Masters in Ed, Reading Specialist. I also have been tutoring for the last year, including a 6th grade student.
Writing

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Knowledgeable and patient tutor

My son enjoys time with Valerie, very dedicated and committed! Valerie makes the session entertaining, she is very creative and easy to work with our schedules!

Yolanda, 12 lessons with Valerie
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Response time: 18 hours

$40/hour

Valerie J.

$40/hour

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Response time: 18 hours