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Deirdre H.

Chelmsford, MA

$40/hour

Creative Writing and Reading Skills for Enjoyment and Comprehension

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Skidmore College
English Lit, Anthro
Brandeis University
Master's

Education

Skidmore College (English Lit, Anthro)

Brandeis University (Master's)

About Deirdre

Hello, My name is Deirdre and I am eager to get started teaching you or your children reading and writing skills for both enjoyment and comprehension.

My teaching style is a collaborative one in which I work closely with each individual to bring out the best each has to offer. Often, those I support are surprised at the quality of their own written work, or by their comprehension and enjoyment of the written word.

When tutoring people in writing, I work closely with children, teens and adults to help bring out the unique stories and they have to tell. I hold a firm belief that every single person has a story inside, but may need encouragement and confidence to put the words onto paper.

I especially enjoy tutoring people in reading. No child is too young, and no adult too "old" to be exposed to the written word and to learn a love of reading. All that is required is a friendly confident tutor/ mentor, to help with the realization that yes, you too can be a reader and a writer of your own stories.

I have completed all the necessary Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTELs) for becoming an Early Education Teacher, and currently am working to obtain my initial licensure in Grades 1-6.

I currently work at a special needs integrated preschool and love every minute of supporting and nurturing the children to be their best. My love of Reading and Creative Writing has been a part of my life since I was a small girl and I continue to practice both skills daily. One of my greatest pleasures in life is sharing these skills with others: children, teens and adults. I have been a member of Adult Writer's Groups over the years, volunteered as an adult mentor in Grade School Writers' as well as Readers' Workshops, both when my kids were in grade school, and long after they were gone. I was frequently requested by teachers because of my success and enthusiasm working with the kids.

If you want a tutor for your child or teen, or you are an adult and want one for yourself, a tutor who sees their role as a mentor in personal growth towards Reading and Writing competency that includes but goes far beyond the technical, please contact me.
Hello, My name is Deirdre and I am eager to get started teaching you or your children reading and writing skills for both enjoyment and comprehension.

My teaching style is a collaborative one in which I work closely with
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

I believe "fit" is important to a working and learning relationship between student and tutor. I offer a free introductory consultation to my potential students to ensure satisfaction and success.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Chelmsford, MA 01824
English:
English, Literature, Proofreading, Reading,
Writing
Elementary Education:
Reading

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Reading

While I am not a licensed teacher, I have a BA in English Literature, an MA in Anthropology, and have completed all the Massachusetts Tests for Licensure for becoming a grade school teacher.

Additionally, I support many individuals among them adults in writing and reading programs, both casually and more formally.

Writing

For the Byam School in Chelmsford I volunteered on a regular basis throughout the year for six years working with small groups of students on their writing skills, with the goal of multiple finished products over the course of the year.

Skidmore College
English Lit, Anthro
Brandeis University
Master's

Education

Skidmore College (English Lit, Anthro)

Brandeis University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

I believe "fit" is important to a working and learning relationship between student and tutor. I offer a free introductory consultation to my potential students to ensure satisfaction and success.

Travel policy

Deirdre will travel within 10 miles of Chelmsford, MA 01824.