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Deborah L.

Framingham, MA

$60/hour

Diamond Debbie Tutoring

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 2/24/13
3.0 average from 2 ratings
Best thing we ever did.
— Kathy, Marlborough, MA on 3/15/13

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Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
Psychology
Kent State University Kent, Ohio
MBA
DeVry University Keller Grad School Mgmt, MISM
MBA

Education

Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH (Psychology)

Kent State University Kent, Ohio (MBA)

DeVry University Keller Grad School Mgmt, MISM (MBA)

About Deborah

Tutoring is a passion for me. I love to help students learn and grow to meet their needs and goals. Working with you in a one-to-one environment will create a positive and productive experience. I am extremely patient but can maintain a sense of humor and fun during lessons. I have a vast array of skills and education. I am trained through Literacy Unlimited, Inc. to tutor English for Speakers of Other Languages. I am a lifelong student; expanding my information technology skills by earning a second Master's degree, in Information Systems Management. With my Executive Master's in Business Administration, I am versed in the world of business and the skills needed to succeed. I have owned my own businesses as well as worked for Fortune 500 companies. My undergraduate Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology gave me a wonderful career in the field of Social Work, Non-Profits and Philanthropy. Tutoring is a passion for me. I love to help students learn and grow to meet their needs and goals. Working with you in a one-to-one environment will create a positive and productive experience. I am extremely patient but can maintain a sense of humor and fun during lessons. I have a vast array of skills and education. I am trained through Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Framingham, MA 01701
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Best thing we ever did."

- Kathy, Marlborough, MA on 3/15/13
Deborah replied on 3/15/2013

Thanks you for your feedback. I believe your grandson and I make a great team together. I look forward to celebrating more successes with him.

Science:
Psychology
English:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading
Computer:
Microsoft PowerPoint
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Phonics, Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Business, Microsoft PowerPoint, Public Speaking
Sports/Recreation:
Cooking, Sewing

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.

ADD/ADHD

I am already approved for Special Needs. Currently, my WyzAnt student is a 8th grader with ADHD. I helped him, his parents and the school adjust his Individual Education Plan to meet his needs. We were able to advocate for him to be placed in two special needs classes. He successfully finished 7th grade with no need for summer school. Together, we work on simple math problems and reading comprehension by illustrating stories and using math to support some of the activities (e.g. travel costs and budgeting). When his attention span is short, we find different ways to refocus and gain more energy such as tossing a stress ball while just talking or quizzing on math problems.

ESL/ESOL

I am trained through Literacy Unlimited, Inc., a non-profit organization to train volunteers to assist English for Speakers of Other Languages students. I also provide private tutoring for adults who need to improve their English skills for speaking, writing, standardized testing, etc. Some students I have been successful in helping them apply, interview and accept English speaking jobs. I have successfully assisted students who speak Egypt/Arabic, Chinese/Mandarin, Portuguese/Brazil and Indian/Hindu.

Special Needs

Throughout my professional career, I have successfully worked with special needs clients and their families. In social services, I trained volunteers to recognize the special needs of at-risk children so they can make referrals to the appropriate resources. Additionally, I planned and executed events for at-risk children to improve their socialization skills.

In my personal life, my oldest daughter also struggled in school until I got her tested and qualified her for the IEP (Individual Education Plan). She is unusually bright but tends to be an underachiever. She started out in parochial school, but when I moved her to public school to better meet her educational needs,she blossomed to become eligible for the gifted program. With the help of her teachers, the school and her parents, she graduated at the top of her class with honors. She even took college courses during high school and obtained her associated degree six months after high school graduation. Additionally, I became involved with the school as a parent advocate to assist other parents who had children with special needs.

With my special needs experience at both the professional and personal level, I know I will be able to assist you with your special needs requests.

Writing

I have successfully worked with students who are reluctant to read or write. Through using their strengths and interests, I help them gain confidence and the skills needed to reach their academic goals.

Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
Psychology
Kent State University Kent, Ohio
MBA
DeVry University Keller Grad School Mgmt, MISM
MBA

Education

Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH (Psychology)

Kent State University Kent, Ohio (MBA)

DeVry University Keller Grad School Mgmt, MISM (MBA)

Best thing we ever did. — I want to thank Deborah for being so patient and understanding with my special needs grandson. I haven't met her but what my daughter has told me about her is wonderful. She has helped my grandson and my daughter so much. And they and myself look forward to working with her for as long as needed. I think he is going to benefit from these sessions so much. And because of this he is going to be ...

— Kathy, Marlborough, MA on 3/15/13

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Deborah will travel within 10 miles of Framingham, MA 01701.