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Dabney C.

Fort Thomas, KY

$35/hour

Effective and Experienced Tutor

5.0 average from 16 ratings
So Wonderful!
— Charity, Fort Thomas, KY on 5/14/14

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Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Texas
Elementary Education
University of Houston , Clear Lake, Texas
Master's
Lamar University Beaumont TX
MEd

Education

Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Texas (Elementary Education)

University of Houston , Clear Lake, Texas (Master's)

Lamar University Beaumont TX (MEd)

About Dabney

I have been in education for more than thirty years and am licensed in three states: Ohio, Kentucky and Texas. Most of my years in public education were spent giving tests to students who were being referred for special education and writing reports to describe the findings so the parents and teachers could work with the child. Upon finishing that process I mentored the teachers in helping them teach students with learning difficulties.

I have completed a second master's degree in Educational Technology Leadership which gave me the tools to help teachers, parents and students further by offering authentic experiences.

When I tutor I follow the State Benchmarks and try to find out where the bumps in the road of learning are and help smooth them out. Right now I am tutoring students from second grade to 12th grade and that is pretty much how it is every school year. I have never found a child, or an adult, who did not want to learn, nor have I found anyone I could not reach.

After completing a tutoring year with a student, the parents often call me back for an additional child or an additional push for the next grade. Give me a call and I will help your child be successful
I have been in education for more than thirty years and am licensed in three states: Ohio, Kentucky and Texas. Most of my years in public education were spent giving tests to students who were being referred for special education and writing reports to describe the findings so the parents and teachers could work with the child. Upon finishing that Read more

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Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Fort Thomas, KY 41075

"So Wonderful!"

- Charity, Fort Thomas, KY on 5/14/14
Math:
ACT Math, Elementary Math,
Prealgebra
English:
ACT English,
ACT Reading,
English,
Grammar,
Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
Vocabulary,
Writing
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint,
Microsoft Word
Business:
Career Development,
Finance, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint,
Microsoft Word,
Public Speaking, Tax Preparation

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.

ACT English

I use state of the art technology and software as well as practice books and flashcards to help with ACT Prep. My software was developed by Kaplan which is the premier test preparation company. I would love to help you get into college!

ACT Reading

Using the Kaplan study materials, I can prepare you for your test! I use tried and true methods like books and flash cards as well as software produced by the most well known and most successful test preparation company.

ADD/ADHD

I have worked in Special Education for 25 years and have taught was we ll as monitored ADD/ADHD for that long.

Aspergers

Did you know that there are famous people who had Aspergers who changed the world as we know it? Yes there are. Individuals can be taught to use their strengths and that is what I am here to do--help your child use their strengths. I have over 25 years as a special educator and believe that we all have strengths and am looking forward to working with your child.

Autism

I have been in education for more than thirty years and am licensed in three states: Ohio, Kentucky and Texas. Autism has a spectrum, but I believe there are strengths that can be taught to. Since it has such a wide spectrum, I would have to work individually with your child before making any recommendations! I am looking forward to speaking and working with you.

Career Development

As an educational diagnostician in Texas I wrote transition plans for students so they would be prepared for work after graduation. We did this by starting from where they wanted to be and working back. Interest and aptitude tests help with guiding students into the area they would enjoy.

Dyslexia

I am trained in Alphabetic Phonics which was designed for Dyslexia.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been certified in Elementary Education for many years, am licensed in three states and have a Master's in Educational Diagnostics with over 25 years of experience in diagnostics. At this point, I am currently obtaining a second Master's Degree in Technology in Education and use the latest learning theory methods. I have state of the art technology learning games and drills as well as books on every level, from reading vocabulary development, comprehension and math as well as science and social studies. I am looking forward to working with you!

Elementary Math

Hi there!

I use not only the tried and true old time instruction but also use state of the art software to reinforce concepts as well as skills.

I use a computer as well as a Kindle Fire, and paper pencil worksheets to practice and then USE what we have learned. Since I have been in education for a long time I think I can reach your child and make learning fun!

Elementary Science

Science is SO interesting! It is fun, hands on and full of intrigue! Your child and I will have a wonderful time learning the vocabulary and the concepts!

English

English has grammar, idioms, literature, vocabulary and tricks everywhere! Oh how does one decide what to do. We have a great language and I can teach your child the history of it, as well as build his or her vocabulary. I can also help with writing, and literature review. Whatever you need help in this subject I can help and am looking forward to working with you!

Grammar

Oh I know grammar is boring, but it makes or breaks our speaking and writing. I use state of the art vocabulary building software as well as teach the rules for grammar usage using tried and true methods as well. I am looking forward to working with your child!

Hard Of Hearing

I have a masters degree in educational diagnostics and have worked with students who have had difficulty learning for many years. Hearing difficulties lead to frustrations and it seems that comprehension is a problem, but the actual problem is the lack of vocabulary because the hearing difficulty has impeded understanding. I can help build vocabulary and then comprehension will follow.

Microsoft PowerPoint

PowerPoint is a wonderful way to impress your peers and your teachers as well as your college professors. We can add narration, and music and video. Let me now you the design principal you need!

Microsoft Word

Do you know all of the processes that a Microsoft Word can do for you? It is far more than a word processing format!

Phonics

Phonics is fun! I have taught phonics for 20 years and obtained a certification through the Neuhaus Center of Houston to teach Alphabetic phonics. I am obtaining a second Master's Degree in Educational Technology and now use technology in my teaching, as well as flash cards, reading and the other tried and true methods of teaching. My students always learn, and have fun doing so. It is my belief that students who can read can do anything! I am looking forward to working with you!

Prealgebra

Just the name prealgebra seems hard, but it is just a way of learning to think clearly. I can help your child learn to think in English terms about math concepts, that is all it is, not hard at all!

Reading

I use a variety of techniques to teach reading. Without phonetic skills, it is difficult to read new vocabulary. I also work on vocabulary development.

SAT Reading

Hi there!

Let me teach you the test taking skills you need to be successful in this test! It isn't difficult, if you have the correct vocabulary. We may need to work on vocabulary, and we can to that also.

SAT Writing

There are rules of writing that will never let you down. Let me teach them to you and also help you with test taking and reading skills. Test taking skills will help you pass the SAT!

Series 63

I am a licensed Securities Representative and had to the take 6, 63, 65 and 7 tests to be on. There are strategies to take the tests just like studying in 9th grade.

Special Needs

I am currently working on my second master's degree in education. This one is in technology and I use it to help with Universal Design Lesson Plans. Special needs could mean physically disabled, LD, MR, ED, VI, HI, or Orthopedic-ally Impaired. I have 25 years of experience of working with special needs students and know how to help them achieve.

Study Skills

I have a curriculum for study skills that I use that was written for tutors.

Study skills include note taking, organization, skimming, outlining, highlighting and vocabulary development.

I have included IEP goals for study skills in many IEP's.

Tax Preparation

I have been working for H&R Block for a number of years and have been doing tax preparation for 7 years on my own. I have worked with small businesses and individuals with businesses and those without. My clients have been with me that long and I have been helping them with their state, federal and city taxes for that long.

Vocabulary

Vocabulary is what makes us or breaks us in a social setting...and on TESTS! All of the college prep tests are based on vocabulary, the state tests are too. I can help your child become fluid and competent by helping with overall vocabulary or with subject specific vocabulary. Whichever your need.

Writing

I teach writing skills both in a formal format for graduate level students and for those who are learning simple sentence structure.

Writing is lots of fun once you get the hang of it, though intimidating if you think you can't express yourself.

Let me help you!

Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Texas
Elementary Education
University of Houston , Clear Lake, Texas
Master's
Lamar University Beaumont TX
MEd

Education

Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Texas (Elementary Education)

University of Houston , Clear Lake, Texas (Master's)

Lamar University Beaumont TX (MEd)

So Wonderful!

My son has really started to grasp some of the math concepts he was not understanding before. Dabney is patient and questions him. She never just tells him an answer or guides him in a way where she is really telling him what to do, she asks him "now what do we do to get to the next step" and he responds to this method so well. We couldn't be happier with how our sessions with Dabney go. Dabney kn

— Charity, Fort Thomas, KY on 5/14/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Dabney will travel within 10 miles of Fort Thomas, KY 41075.