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Deborah K.

Columbia, MD

$65/hour

NCLEX, Nursing, Graduate Study: Quality Tutoring In Person or Online

400+ Hours
Background check passed as of 10/25/14
4.9 average from 128 ratings
Phenomenal Tutor!!
— Rachel, Thurmont, MD on 9/5/17

$65/Hour


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Hunter College CUNY
Nursing
University of Maryland
Master's
University of Maryland
PhD

Education

Hunter College CUNY (Nursing)

University of Maryland (Master's)

University of Maryland (PhD)

About Deborah

With over 35 years of clinical nursing, teaching, and tutoring experience, as well as holding board certifications in many clinical specialties, I use my qualifications to offer quality tutoring to each and every student I work with--- that is designed to meet the individual needs of each student. As a Master's prepared Clinical Nurse Specialist, who holds a Ph.D. in Human Services Psychology, I have worked with countless learners from a diversity of backgrounds and experiences, learning styles, and individual needs----including challenges with language, learning disabilities, or individuals who are returning to school after many years in the professional world. I have worked with many students who are changing majors or careers, and are challenged with building on prior learning and experience in a subject area that may be totally new to them! I have helped many students through nursing school, and in successfully passing the NCLEX, and have worked with many graduate students on research papers, and in completion of thesis and dissertation work. Many students seek help in the undergraduate/graduate school application process, and I have worked successfully with students to create professional, persuasive essays that present engaging content to strengthen their admission applications. In my tutoring sessions, I bring many years of experience to the table to offer my students every possible advantage, in a relaxed, engaging, and quality atmosphere, that leads to a positive, successful learning experience. Whether you are a high school, undergraduate, graduate, or adult learning student enrolled in continuing education classes, I look forward to hearing from you and helping you to reach your academic goals. I am also available for online tutoring! With over 35 years of clinical nursing, teaching, and tutoring experience, as well as holding board certifications in many clinical specialties, I use my qualifications to offer quality tutoring to each and every student I work with--- that is designed to meet the individual needs of each student. As a Master's prepared Clinical Nurse Specialist, Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Online Lessons; Variable Rate for Paper Reviews; Reduced rate for regular students after 3-5 lessons; $25 penalty for lessons cancelled less than 24 hours before confirmed lesson time.

Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Columbia, MD 21044
Background Check: Passed

"Phenomenal Tutor!!"

- Rachel, Thurmont, MD on 9/5/17
Deborah replied on 9/8/2017

Rachel:
I am so delighted that your experience was so very positive, as was mine in working with you. The details you shared about what made tutoring most helpful for you are very important to me, and those that I strive to provide to every student---and your review validates that I am doing a good job at providing the little ingredients that all add up to big successes for my students. I am thrilled for your success, and thank you for the privilege of playing even a small part in it. Best of luck in nursing, Rachel. I know you will contribute much to our profession!

"tutor review"

- Dominic, Wallingford, CT on 10/17/17

"Great nclex coach"

- Robby, Los Angeles, CA on 8/9/17
Deborah replied on 8/14/2017

Thanks for your positive feedback, Robby. It was a pleasure helping you to identify a NCLEX study plan that is targeted to your individual needs, and strengthen your NCLEX skills and readiness. You are a highly motivated student, and I am confident that you will achieve NCLEX success!

"Awesome, kind and very knowledge Tutor!"

- Aliona, Auburn, WA on 5/15/17
Deborah replied on 5/27/2017

Aliona:
Thank you for your very positive feedback, and for demonstrating such a high degree of motivation and investment in your nursing studies. Working with students such as yourself always makes teaching a pleasure, and demonstrates your clear potential for success in your critical care course----and in nursing. Best of luck, and I look forward to working with you in the future!
Dr. K

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Cindy, Owings Mills, MD on 5/6/17
Deborah replied on 5/10/2017

So glad that the tutoring helped, Cindy. It is easy to help such a highly motivated student! Best of luck in your ongoing work in graduate school, and do not hesitate to call me in the future if I can assist you in any way.

"Extremely helpful NCLEX tutor!"

- Christy, Ellicott City, MD on 4/18/17
Deborah replied on 4/21/2017

Christy: I am so glad that the tutoring helped you to master your NCLEX---congratulations on your much-deserved success! I appreciate all of the positive feedback, and I am happy to offer the same back to you. Your high level of motivation, hard work, and determination made it a pleasure to work with you, and your success inevitable!
Best of luck in nursing---I know you will contribute much to our profession,
Dr. K

"Knowledgeable, Professional, and Compassionate Tutor"

- Susan, Bethesda, MD on 3/15/17
Deborah replied on 3/18/2017

Thank you for the positive feedback, Susan. The challenges of the NCLEX are many, especially for an ESL student---and it is always a pleasure to work with such a highly motivated and conscientious student. Hard work and determination make tutoring much more effective for the NCLEX student, and having the strong support of a language tutor in the case of the ESL student is central to success. Thank you for all of your support. It has been a pleasure to work with both you and K.

"Extremely Helpful!"

- Kandace, Baltimore, MD on 3/8/17
Deborah replied on 3/9/2017

Kandace: Congratulations on your success. I am delighted to have been even a small part of it. Remember, a good coach is important, but it is the player that wins the game. You did it. Best of luck and Happy Graduation.
Dr. K

"Amazing!!!"

- Michelle, Winthrop, MA on 2/8/17

"Knowledgeable and helpful!"

- Tara, Delmar, NY on 1/16/17

"NCLEX, Nursing boards expert. Highly experienced in the Nursing Field."

- Victoria, Ballston Spa, NY on 10/22/16

"NCLEX-RN Review"

- Arielle, Berlin, MD on 10/3/16
Deborah replied on 11/8/2016

Arielle: Thank you for the positive feedback, and congratulations on passing your NCLEX! So glad that our tutoring sessions helped! Wishing you much success in nursing,

"Huge help in tackling the NCLEX"

- Christen, Severna Park, MD on 9/22/16

"Excellent tutor!"

- Danielle, Woodbridge, VA on 9/17/16
Deborah replied on 11/8/2016

Danielle: Thank you for the positive feedback, and congratulations on passing your NCLEX! So glad that our tutoring sessions helped! Wishing you much success in nursing,

"No one better than Dr. King"

- Emma, Baltimore, MD on 9/8/16

"Incredible Tutor!"

- Sarah, Adamstown, MD on 8/31/16

"Awesome tutor!!"

- Mark, New Market, MD on 8/30/16

"Absolutely amazing tutor!"

- Taylor, Baltimore, MD on 8/24/16

"FABULOUS TUTOR!"

- Zoe, Mission Viejo, CA on 7/19/16

"Breather"

- Aleta, Hyattsville, MD on 7/13/16

"Kind, caring, thorough"

- Amanda, Niagara Falls, NY on 7/11/16

"I left our meeting with increased confidence!"

- Caroline, Washington, DC on 4/20/16

"Awesome tutor!"

- Saffie, Laurel, MD on 4/12/16

"Amazing!"

- Racheli, Baltimore, MD on 3/30/16

"Encouraging approach to Nclex questions"

- Florence, Owings Mills, MD on 3/26/16
Deborah replied on 7/12/2016

Florence is highly motivated for NCLEX success, and reported that she benefited from the strategies we reviewed in our tutoring, including "question dissection!" She was encouraged to continue her independent, NCLEX studying, and suggestions were provided for a study schedule, resources, and approaches to preparing for the exam. She enjoyed the tutoring session, and was encouraged to contact me in the future if I could assist her in any way.

"Great tutor!"

- Brittany, Glenelg, MD on 2/15/16

"Great fit for me!"

- Kelly, Ladoga, IN on 1/31/16

"Perfect NCLEX help"

- Isabella, Richmond, VA on 10/14/15

"Professional, patient, guide to success!"

- Kathy, Columbus, OH on 6/29/15

"She is the greatest teacher I have ever had!"

- Maureen, Silver Spring, MD on 5/24/15

"Extremely knowledgeable about nursing!"

- Jacqueline, Silver Spring, MD on 5/15/15

"NCLEX success with Dr. K."

- Karlha, Baltimore, MD on 4/9/15

"Concerns about the NCLEX, Patho, the dreaded SATA questions? Dr. K is on point, and she will help you succeed!"

- Shannon, Derwood, MD on 3/26/15

"Unassuming tutor"

- Martin, Hyattsville, MD on 12/1/14

"Great tutor for nursing students!"

- Olivia, Silver Spring, MD on 11/18/14
Science:
Nursing,
Psychology
Test Preparation:
NCLEX

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Approved subjects

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NCLEX

Experience teaching NCLEX review courses for all levels of learners in a variety of settings, I can help you pass this test!
I have worked successfully with students who have challenges with language, test anxiety, limitations in a specific subject area, and learning disabilities. My approach is to provide tutoring that is highly individualized to your own personal needs, as opposed to the approach in a large, review course classroom, which is tailored to the general NCLEX audience, and not the individual learner.

Nursing

Licensed as a RN for over 35 years, I hold a Master's Degree in Nursing, and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and Behavioral Medicine. My clinical experience includes critical care, home and community health, mental health, and work with diverse population groups. I have held positions in nursing management, education, case management, and research. I have taught nursing students for many years at both the undergraduate, RN-BSN, and graduate level, and have a strong command of many subject areas. I make learning accessible to each individual learner by assessing their personal needs, and focusing on the objectives of each assignment and the strengths of each student. I have worked with students of all learning and competency levels, including those needing support in areas of language, exam preparation, test taking, writing scholarly papers, and research, and have years of experience teaching in the online classroom environment as well.

Psychology

I hold a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and a Master's Degree in Nursing, with a specialty focus in the biological basis of human behavior. With over 20 years of clinical practice experience in mental health, I have a diverse background and experience in the application of a variety of mental health treatment models, research, and behavioral medicine. I have taught psychology students at both the undergraduate and graduate level, from a variety of learning backgrounds and educational needs. I have a strong command of the biological, psychological, social, and spiritual determinants of health, which I integrate into my private practice in clinical psychology as well as my tutoring and educational approach.

Hunter College CUNY
Nursing
University of Maryland
Master's
University of Maryland
PhD

Education

Hunter College CUNY (Nursing)

University of Maryland (Master's)

University of Maryland (PhD)

Phenomenal Tutor!!

Deborah K is a phenomenal tutor. I was struggling with the NCLEX and was referred to her by a friend of mine who had also struggled with the NCLEX and had her previously as a tutor. Shortly after our first session I realized I was beyond blessed to have found her. After initially meeting me, she had quickly formulated an entire personal plan for my success based solely on me. She taught me strate

— Rachel, Thurmont, MD on 9/5/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Online Lessons; Variable Rate for Paper Reviews; Reduced rate for regular students after 3-5 lessons; $25 penalty for lessons cancelled less than 24 hours before confirmed lesson time.

Travel policy

Deborah will travel within 5 miles of Columbia, MD 21044.