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Monica W.

Columbia, MD

$50/hour

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Background check passed as of 1/24/15
4.9 average from 202 ratings
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— James, Glenelg, MD on 9/10/16

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University of Maryland Baltimore County
Imaging and Digital Art
Loyola College of MD- Administration & Supervision in Education
Master's

Education

University of Maryland Baltimore County (Imaging and Digital Art)

Loyola College of MD- Administration & Supervision in Education (Master's)

About Monica

I have a Master's in Education Administration & Supervision from Loyola College in Md. My BA Degree is in Imaging & Digital Art. While I was receiving my BA, I was also earning my Early Childhood Education Certification.

I have 5 years of teaching experience and I have been a private tutor now for over 5 years for children, college students and adults. I have tutored Microsoft Excel, Reading, Math, English, French, Study/Organization Skills, Homework Help and Research Paper writing. I have several workbooks and lesson plans that will be individualized and specialized to your child's needs. I can also cater my lessons to go along with what your child is learning in class that week. I am more than happy to work with your child's teacher and contact them regularly to follow up. If you are an adult that needs help with computers or computer skills, I would love to help with that too. I have tutored a few adults in computer programs, provided assistance with their school projects, and research papers. I have worked with many other software's that are not listed on this site, such as Photoshop and Adobe Acrobat Pro and Standard.

While I have extremely high expectations for all my students, I adjust my approach for each student in order to best serve him or her; for many of my students, for example, I design specific programs centered around goals, strengths, and areas for improvement. I am very familiar with different learning styles. I am very flexible in scheduling and meeting my student’s needs. So far for the last 5 years, I have been very successful in one-on-one tutoring and have managed to pull many students from grades of D's & F's to A's and B's.

If you would rather meet at a local library rather than in home, I am familiar with the Howard County Public Library's. Starbucks is also always a great location! I do offer online tutoring via Skype and GoTo Meeting as well.

I currently work for the American Nurses Credentialing Center in Silver Spring, Md as a Sr. Accreditation Program Specialist. I also do volunteer work for the local Epilepsy Foundation chapter year round by fundraising for them. I have been the Team Captain for our National Walk and Local walk for the past 6 years. Please let me know if you have any other questions for me!
I have a Master's in Education Administration & Supervision from Loyola College in Md. My BA Degree is in Imaging & Digital Art. While I was receiving my BA, I was also earning my Early Childhood Education Certification.

I have 5 years of teaching experience and I have been a private
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24 hours notice required

You must call if canceling within 24 hours of the scheduled start time, if it can’t rescheduled, a full hr. will be charged. No Shows will be charged for 1 hour. Sessions are a minimum of 60 minutes.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Columbia, MD 21046
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"Great tutor"

- James, Glenelg, MD on 9/10/16
Monica replied on 9/12/2016

Thank you! I enjoy working with them!

"Very caring, attentive, and responsive"

- Robyn, Elkridge, MD on 7/6/16
Monica replied on 7/6/2016

Thank you so much!

"Excellent tutor!"

- Sherri, Severn, MD on 5/14/16
Monica replied on 5/16/2016

Thank you, it has been a pleasure working with Jaden!

"Highly recommended!"

- Janet, Columbia, MD on 5/10/16
Monica replied on 5/10/2016

Thank you!

"Monica is wonderful!"

- Patrice, Laurel, MD on 11/4/15
Monica replied on 11/5/2015

Thank you so much!

"Great well rounded tutor"

- Martha, Laurel, MD on 9/15/15
Monica replied on 9/18/2015

Thank you for the wonderful feedback!

"Showed flexibility and patience"

- Bill, Silver Spring, MD on 6/3/15
Monica replied on 6/3/2015

Thank you!

"Excellent Tutor"

- Sharon, Elkridge, MD on 2/5/15

"Wonderful"

- Dianna, Glen Burnie, MD on 10/31/14
Monica replied on 11/1/2014

Thank you!

"Very patient"

- Desiree, Laurel, MD on 8/18/14
Test Preparation:
Common Core
History:
American History
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Autism,
Phonics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ADD/ADHD

I was a teacher for 5 years and have been a private tutor for 3 years. During my years of teaching and tutoring, I have had experience with children with ADD/ADHD. I can adjust lessons to shorten activities or make special arrangements for a variety of learners, including those with ADD/ADHD.

Adobe Photoshop

I have been using Photoshop since college. I have many years of experience. I can show you anything from just the basics to more advanced techniques. I can also tutor in Adobe Acrobat Pro to teach you to edit PDF documents and use Bookmarking.

American History

I love the history of the roaring 20's and women's rights! Feel free to contact me to help you with your homework on the history of America!

Autism

I was a teacher for 5 years and have been a private tutor for over 3 years. During my years of teaching and tutoring, I have had experience with children with Autism and I also have a nephew that is autistic. I can adjust lessons to shorten activities or make special arrangements for a variety of learners, including those with Autism.

Common Core

I have several students this year that follow common core standards. I am familiar with common core and know what is required for both math and reading for a variety of grades. I have printed out the standard and given them to parents on several occasions so that they can familiarize themselves with them as well.

Drawing

My Bachelor's degree was in Imaging & Digital art. In high school and college I took several courses in drawing, book making, photography, and painting. I love to draw, paint, collage and create all forms of art. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions!

Elementary (K-6th)

My teaching certification was Early Childhood Education, which covered Pre-K through 3rd Grade. I was a teacher for five years in both private and public schools. I have been a private tutor for over 3 years in a wide range of subject for ages 4-17 years old. I love working with children and helping them grow and learn!

Elementary Math

I was an early childhood teacher for five years. During this time I taught math daily for 1.5 hours. I specialized in small group activities and individual lessons.

Elementary Science

I can assist your child in learning their science curriculum whether it's with their science fair project or helping with their homework. I am familiar with life science, earth/space science and physical science. I was a teacher for five years in both private and public schools. I have been a private tutor for over 3 years. I love working with children and helping them grow and learn!

English

I have years of experience grading and reviewing papers. I thoroughly proofread for typographical errors, mistakes in grammar, style, and spelling.

General Computer

I have been using and assisting others with their computers for years. People often come to me for assistance when they have questions regarding software. I am very good at using Adobe Acrobat Pro or Acrobat XI and can give lessons on PDF Bookmarks.

Grammar

Grammar is the set of structural rules governing the composition of clauses, phrases, and words in any given natural language. I was a teacher for 5 year and have been a tutor for over 3 years. I professional experience reviewing papers, projects & presentations for spelling and grammar.

Handwriting

My teaching certification was Early Childhood Education, which covered Pre-K through 3rd Grade. I have been a private tutor for several years in a wide range of subject for ages 4-17 years old. I have taught print and handwriting without tears in the past. I know cursive and can teach that as well. I can work with your child to learn the techniques they need to improve!

Microsoft Excel

I have many years of experience with Excel. I can show you how to set up a file, insert/compute functions, sort/filter, format, insert pictures, and use pivot tables. Just let me know what you would like to learn!

Microsoft Outlook

I have been using Outlook for work for the past 15+ years. I use Calendar, Notes, Tasks & Folders everyday in Outlook. I can show you how to organize yourself and learn all the features including invites, contacts, appointments, and permissions.

Microsoft PowerPoint

I have many years of experience with PowerPoint. I can show you how to start a slide show, create slides, change templates, add transitions, and music. Just let me know what you would like to learn!

Microsoft Windows

I can show how to use Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8. I currently have Windows 10 on my own laptop, I can teach you shortcuts, how to navigate and where to find things.

Microsoft Word

I have many years of experience with Microsoft Word. I can show you how to set-up a file, insert a table, insert pictures, and create a table of contents. Just let me know what you would like to learn!

Painting

My Bachelor's degree was in Imaging & Digital Art. In high school & college I took several courses in drawing, book making, photography and painting. I love to draw, paint, collage and create all forms of art. I can work with you on styles, colors, and techniques.

Phonics

During my time as a teacher I was responsible for teaching reading for 2.5 hours/day. I have a wide range of techniques that I can use to help your child grow their vocabulary, learn their letters, sight words, and phonetic sounds. I have workbooks, worksheets and flashcards that I can bring to assist in learning as well.

Prealgebra

I have been assisting students with their homework for years and am familiar with pre-algebra and common core math. From parentheses and exponents to factors and fractions!

Proofreading

Proofreading means reading over text carefully. I have years of experience grading and reviewing papers. I thoroughly proofread for typographical errors, mistakes in grammar, style, and spelling.

Reading

I was an early childhood teacher for five years. During this time I taught reading daily for 2.5 hours. I specialized in small group activities and phonics lessons.

Spelling

Spelling is defined as the act of forming words by putting together letters. I have years of experience grading and reviewing papers. I thoroughly proofread for typographical errors, mistakes in grammar, style, and spelling.

Study Skills

I have used a variety of study skills for teaching in the past and these are things that can easily be taught to anyone. Study Skills that I use include: flashcards, webs, outlines, mnemonics, and proper note taking. I also go over proper reading techniques, highlighting, reading comprehension and time management.

Vocabulary

Vocabulary is defined as the words that make up a language. I have a variety of practices that I use to help children increase their vocabulary and sight words: word identification in books, flashcards, every day use, etc.

Writing

I have years of experience grading and reviewing papers. I thoroughly proofread for typographical errors, mistakes in grammar, style, and spelling. I am familiar with MLA writing style and footnoting. I can also teach others how to insert Headers and Footers.

University of Maryland Baltimore County
Imaging and Digital Art
Loyola College of MD- Administration & Supervision in Education
Master's

Education

University of Maryland Baltimore County (Imaging and Digital Art)

Loyola College of MD- Administration & Supervision in Education (Master's)

Great tutor — Monica is great with our boys and we are seeing the results in their understanding of basic concepts which is reflected in their grades. ...

— James, Glenelg, MD on 9/10/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

You must call if canceling within 24 hours of the scheduled start time, if it can’t rescheduled, a full hr. will be charged. No Shows will be charged for 1 hour. Sessions are a minimum of 60 minutes.

Travel policy

Monica will travel within 10 miles of Columbia, MD 21046.