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Valerie G.

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

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

$45/hour

  • 1 hours tutoring

About Valerie


Bio

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....

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


Education

University of Maryland
Education, Special Education,
Frostburg University
MEd
Frostburg University
MEd

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $45
  • Rate details: Can negotiate a fair price for groups - 10% percent discount per student usually.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 10/9/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

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.
Grammar, Proofreading, Spanish

Elementary Education

Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

English

ESL/ESOL,

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.
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing

Homeschool

ESL/ESOL,

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.
English, Prealgebra, Reading, Spanish, Writing

Language

ESL/ESOL,

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.
Spanish, TOEFL

Math

Prealgebra

Most Popular

ESL/ESOL,

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.
English, Prealgebra, Reading, Spanish, Writing

Other

ESL/ESOL

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

ADHD,

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.
Special Needs

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.

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

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.
GED, Reading, Spanish, Writing

Test Preparation

ACT English, ACT Reading, ASVAB, GED, SAT Writing, TOEFL

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knowledgeable and patient tutor

Valerie is a great teacher and has a lot of experience teaching. She also speaks German and Spanish. We are so grateful we found Valerie through Wyzant and are looking forward for our next lesson.

Karina, 1 lesson with Valerie

$45/hour

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