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Deborah H.

Overland Park, KS

$40/hour

Encouraging Tutor in Reading, Math, Study Skills, Athletics

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$40/Hour


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Illinois State University
Friends University
Graduate Coursework

Education

Illinois State University

Friends University (Graduate Coursework)

About Deborah

Passionate and talented tutor here! I would love to work as your tutor to help you achieve academic and athletic success. I am an experienced teacher and tutor, with 20 years of teaching experience. I have 8 years of tutoring experience at Sylvan Learning Center in Overland Park. As a Master Teacher with Sylvan, I taught a total of 6 different academic programs. These are: Beginning Reading, Academic Reading, Math Essentials, Study Skills, Writing, Speed Reading, and Homework Help. I will explain each of these programs to show my background and qualifications.
BEGINNING READING is the foundation for learning how to read; using decoding skills, letter recognition and pronunciation, blending skills, and oral fluency. ACADEMIC READING is the next program in the reading progression. Included in this program is reading for comprehension, vocabulary development, using context clues, and using reading strategies to develop critical reading skills. MATH ESSENTIALS includes the basic math skills needed for elementary math students. These include the 4 basic operations, understanding monetary operations, units of measurement, calculating elapsed time, and the development of analytical skills to think critically in order to solve word problems. The STUDY SKILLS program is designed to help the student be better organized and be more efficient in time management. Other important components of this program are test-taking strategies, critical reading strategies, and note taking strategies. These skills will help the student become a more successful student in all areas, as they learn to manage their homework and study time more effectively, and be more organized in their day-to-day school life. The WRITING program takes the student who is learning, or struggling with, the writing process. I go through this process step-by-step, from the pre-write stage to the publishing stage, with in-depth explanation on how to write an organized, logical, grammatically correct, and interesting piece. SPEED READING is a program through which I help a student increase their reading speed without loss of comprehension. This is done through various strategies, including reading in "thought-groups" and eliminating common bad reading habits that slow you down. HOMEWORK HELP is a broad program in which I assist the student with any and all types of homework they are struggling with. This covers all range of academic subjects.

Being a proven successful tutor in such a wide variety of subjects has provided me with unique qualifications. I am able to competently tutor all ages, from Pre-K through college, in multiple areas. Whether you are looking to learn a new skill, or to improve an existing skill, I would enjoy working with you to be successful. My tutoring style is to work closely with you to determine what your needs are, your strengths and weaknesses, and then establish a learning plan that is engaging, encouraging, and motivating. We will set short and long-term goals, boost confidence, and help you become a stronger, happier learner.

I am also an experienced athlete and coach, currently still active in several sports, and am an experienced soccer, basketball, softball, tennis, and track coach. I am able to strengthen your athletic abilities for you to be more successful in your school athletic program, or for your own individual experience.

Let's work together to help you reach your academic and athletic goals!
Passionate and talented tutor here! I would love to work as your tutor to help you achieve academic and athletic success. I am an experienced teacher and tutor, with 20 years of teaching experience. I have 8 years of tutoring experience at Sylvan Learning Center in Overland Park. As a Master Teacher with Sylvan, I taught a total of 6 different Read more

Policies
Cancellation
6 hours notice required

$30.00 per hour for multiple hours.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Overland Park, KS 66212
In-person lessons
Science:
Psychology, Sociology
English:
English, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading,
SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Writing
Computer:
General Computer
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking
Sports/Recreation:
Basketball,
Fitness, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track & Field

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.

Basketball

I have played competitive basketball for many years. Additionally, I have many years of coaching experience. I have coached at elementary, middle, and high school. This gives me the experience to effectively help you improve your basketball skills, whether for your competitive team or for your own personal experience.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been an elementary tutor at Sylvan Learning Center for 8 years. These years of experience have given me the background necessary to be a successful tutor in elementary subjects. I teach Pre-K through 8th grade, which includes teaching a student how to read with the basics of letter recognition and sound, blending sounds, and phonics, in addition to other elementary subjects.

Elementary Math

As a Master Teacher at Sylvan Learning Center for 8 years, I have demonstrated success as an Elementary Math teacher. I have been successful in helping math students who are struggling with math concepts or who want to improve their math proficiency. I have helped students master skills ranging from basic math operations and computations through pre-algebra skills.

Phonics

I am a Master Teacher at a local learning center, having been there for 8 years. I am a successful Beginning Reading teacher, and teaching a student how to read using phonics, and decoding skills (sounding out words) is essential to developing basic reading ability. I have been recognized and rewarded by parents of my students, who have seen significant growth and progress in the reading skills of their child.

Reading

I have been a Master Teacher at Sylvan Learning Center for 8 years, teaching Beginning and Academic Reading. During this time, I have successfully taught students from ages 5 through high school, the necessary reading skills and strategies to be confident, successful readers, who read with high comprehension. Critical readers are not only better readers, they are also more successful all-around students.

Study Skills

As a Master Teacher at Sylvan Learning Center for 8 years, I have become highly qualified to teach Study Skills, as this is one of the programs I teach. I have proven success in helping students in this program. I can help the student be more organized, use their study time more effectively, be a better test-taker, take better notes in class, and improve their reading speed and comprehension. By improving their skills in these areas, they will become a more confident and successful student in all areas of their education.

Illinois State University
Friends University
Graduate Coursework

Education

Illinois State University

Friends University (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

$30.00 per hour for multiple hours.

Travel policy

Deborah will travel within 20 miles of Overland Park, KS 66212.