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Valerie G.

Frostburg, MD

$45/hour

Sharing my Gifts and Talents with You will Help Me also. Thank you!

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Background check passed as of 10/9/14

$45/Hour


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University of Maryland
Frostburg University
MEd
Frostburg University
MEd

Education

University of Maryland

Frostburg University (MEd)

Frostburg University (MEd)

About Valerie

Please allow me to introduce myself by first providing you some general information about me. I am a single mother of three children, one of whom is still in elementary school. My two smallest children and I just returned from living in Costa Rica. We had an amazing experience, and at the right time, I would love to share some of the highlights of our year abroad with you. Briefly I think it would help you to see the value I attach to education by telling you the reason I went to Costa Rica. I simply wanted to provide an experience for my children to be totally immersed in to a language and culture other than their own. Costa Rica made sense to me by virtue of its language, culture and safety. I taught the Spanish inmates, and Costa Rica was the only country that was not represented by gangs in my classroom. In addition to attending the Spanish elementary school everyday with my children, I also home-schooled them while we lived there and started a small private language school. I taught German and English to the local Ticos and Spanish and Latin dance to the Tourists. I am sure that you too have interesting aspects to your life and would like to hear about your experiences as well. I believe that a critical part of teaching is building a relationship with your student, so I look forward to not only sharing my expertise with you, but also learning about you.

My resume looks like I should be 100 years old, but I am not. My philosophy is that God has a big blue sky, and I don't want to miss any opportunities for me or my children. By virtue of this reasoning, I have held many positions in many places.

I have been a public school teacher and a college professor. I have taught all subjects from GED English and Math to German and Spanish. I have also been a behavioral specialist for juvenile delinquents and troubled youth and their families. I have two Masters degrees, one in C&I, the other in Special Education with a concentration in Learning Disabilities, Emotional Disturbances and Behavioral Disorders. I am presently working on my PhD in Curriculum and Instruction for At Risk Populations. This includes teaching English as a Second Language to adults. I also have my own learning center in my local community where I teach GED, Spanish, ESL, Math, and Bible Drama Club. If you need more information or have any other questions, please feel free to ask me.

I too will have many questions for you as I am always interested in meeting new people and learning about them. I will be interested in learning about your background, your passions and your reasons for pursuing tutoring in the selected area. This appears to be an excellent opportunity for both the teacher and the student, and I look forward to formalizing plans with you, should you need services in my areas of expertise. One of my favorite sayings is this: "No man can achieve greatness until he realizes that something inside of himself is superior to circumstance." Though I am not the originator of that truth, I fully subscribe to its powerful message. We all have the ability to succeed and can achieve our own form of greatness, once certain obstacles are removed.

In closing, again, I thank you for taking time to read this profile, and perhaps it will lend itself to a meeting. Good luck in your endeavors, and I wish you good fortune in finding the best provided framework for your success.

Sincerely,
your potential instructor and friend.........indeed!
Please allow me to introduce myself by first providing you some general information about me. I am a single mother of three children, one of whom is still in elementary school. My two smallest children and I just returned from living in Costa Rica. We had an amazing experience, and at the right time, I would love to share some of the highlights of Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Can negotiate a fair price for groups - 10% percent discount per student usually.

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Frostburg, MD 21532
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Math:
Prealgebra, Probability
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Bible Studies, English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, ASVAB, GED, LSAT, MCAT, Praxis, PSAT, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Spanish, TOEFL
History:
American History, Criminal Justice, Social Studies, World History
Special Needs:
ADHD,
Dyslexia, Phonics, Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking

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.

ADHD

I have a Master's degree in Special Education and I am certified multicategorically in WV, and generically in MD. I also have a 4.0 in my second year PhD Special Education working with at-risk youth in education. I have approximately 20 years of teaching experience in working with alternative education. Feel free to call me and ask me to fax documentation. I am also in the process of applying for my Behavioral Specialist license in Pa.

I have two Master's degrees. The other one is in Curriculum and Instruction/Interdisciplinary.

ESL/ESOL

I am working on PhD in Education with a sub-category of working with various populations of at-risk students. Those whose second language is English are among the children who have been identified as potentially at risk based on current research. I would be glad to submit my Goal Statement, etc. I have taught ESL for a total of 5 years. I am presently teaching part-time ESL to Saudi Arabian, Chinese and Russian students for an area school. I have also taught ESL in Maryland prisons and was on the curriculum committee for ESL prison classrooms in Maryland through MD State Dept. of Education.

Special Needs

I have a Master's degree in Special Education, with a concentration in Behavioral Disorders, Emotional Disturbances and Learning Disabilities. I have 20 years certified teaching experience with alternative and special education populations.

University of Maryland
Frostburg University
MEd
Frostburg University
MEd

Education

University of Maryland

Frostburg University (MEd)

Frostburg University (MEd)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Can negotiate a fair price for groups - 10% percent discount per student usually.

Travel policy

Valerie will travel within 40 miles of Frostburg, MD 21532.