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Becky D.

Denton, MD

$40/hour

English/Language Arts Certificated Teacher, College Instructor

20+ Hours
4.5 average from 11 ratings
Great tutor
— Elizabeth, Dover, DE on 12/7/15

$40/Hour


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Franklin Pierce University
English
Loyola University in Maryland
MEd
Southern New Hampshire University
Master's

Education

Franklin Pierce University (English)

Loyola University in Maryland (MEd)

Southern New Hampshire University (Master's)

About Becky

Thank you for using this moment to learn more about me! I am a certificated English teacher with experience at all grade levels, and I have a unique set of skills and strengths to help you or your child succeed. I have firsthand knowledge of rigorous Common Core Standards, the new SAT Verbal preparation, experience with I.E.P. laws and implementation, and multiple strategies for renewing confidence in the learning process.

I am the mother of three grown children, and, like you, I realized early on that our kids need caring, patient, and differentiated instruction if we expect them to grow and thrive as adults. As a former Center Director for a national educational organization, I can say from experience that a diagnostic, prescriptive approach to teaching works. However, a good instructor also knows how to mentor her students and "meet them at the starting line" for lessons to take hold. I hope to become that instructor for you.

So, how do we start? For tutoring to work, families need to feel comfortable with and confident in their teacher. The first time I meet with you, I will take time to answer all of your questions about my teaching and mentoring experiences. More importantly, I will want to hear about your goals! Goals can be as simple as "passing English" or more specific, such as earning a 90% or higher on an upcoming exam. My task is to listen first and then apply my expertise as we map out our team approach.

I firmly believe that every child can learn but sometimes we need to provide extra help and guidance. That's why it is so important to find the right tutor for your student- someone who embraces the process, works through the obstacles, and then celebrates the success along with you! I look forward to meeting you and talking more about what we can accomplish together.

Becky Decker, M.Ed., M.A.
Thank you for using this moment to learn more about me! I am a certificated English teacher with experience at all grade levels, and I have a unique set of skills and strengths to help you or your child succeed. I have firsthand knowledge of rigorous Common Core Standards, the new SAT Verbal preparation, experience with I.E.P. laws and Read more

Policies
Cancellation
36 hours notice required

Lesson rates are negotiable for more than one subject or child. Please inquire!

Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Denton, MD 21629
Background Check: Passed

"Great tutor"

- Elizabeth, Dover, DE on 12/7/15

"Knowledgeable and patient"

- Melissa, La Habra, CA on 10/30/15
Math:
Common Core,
GRE
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English,
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature,
Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, ASVAB, Common Core,
GRE, ISEE, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, TEAS
Computer:
Macintosh
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Reading, Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Common Core,
Reading
Elementary Education:
Common Core,
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
ESL/ESOL, GRE, Writing

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.

Common Core

I am a certified English/Language Arts teacher in Maryland. Our state adopted the Common Core Standards and I served on a Curriculum and Instruction team in our county that was charged with aligning old lessons with the new expectations. We focused on providing more close reading opportunities and text-dependent questioning in the classroom. For the writing curriculum we placed a higher emphasis on responses to informational text, and shifted from "persuasive writing" to the more formal "argument" as required.

English

I am a college English instructor, and am certified in English/Language Arts for middle and high school students. I tutor several elementary students as well, so my experience is broad. I hold a master's degree in school counseling, and am completing a second masters in English. I look forward to exchanging information at your convenience!

Literature

I have taught English and Language Arts in the classroom on multiple levels but I have especially enjoyed teaching literature! I am in the process of completing a Masters in English program that explores a variety of literary techniques and themes from around the world.

Macintosh

I have been using Mac computers almost exclusively for over 15 years. I understand how they differ from Microsoft platforms, and would love to share my skills with new students.

SAT Reading

aI have instructed students in SAT Verbal prep within a classroom setting and in private lessons. Content and test-taking strategies are addressed.

Franklin Pierce University
English
Loyola University in Maryland
MEd
Southern New Hampshire University
Master's

Education

Franklin Pierce University (English)

Loyola University in Maryland (MEd)

Southern New Hampshire University (Master's)

Great tutor

My daughter, while achieving A's in school, was requiring a little fine tuning in English to prepare her for high school overseas, SAT/ACT prep, college, and eventually overall success. Thus far my daughter has felt more comfortable compiling information for papers. Her vocabulary has expanded, and her reading comprehension has improved. I am very pleased with the improvements they have made toge

— Elizabeth, Dover, DE on 12/7/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 36 hours notice required

Lesson rates are negotiable for more than one subject or child. Please inquire!

Travel policy

Becky will travel within 30 miles of Denton, MD 21629.