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Deborah C.

Grammar Guru

Grammar Guru

$60/hour

  • 419 hours tutoring

  • Walkersville, MD 21793

About Deborah


Bio

After teaching Latin and English (and occasionally German) at the same high school for 30 years, I have recently retired and now teach an SAT prep class at the local community college. I was dual certified by the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards, something that less than 1% of America's teachers have achieved, and I am also a published essayist.

Ask about my proximity discount!

After teaching Latin and English (and occasionally German) at the same high school for 30 years, I have recently retired and now teach an SAT prep class at the local community college. I was dual certified by the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards, something that less than 1% of America's teachers have achieved, and I am also a published essayist.

Ask about my proximity discount!


Education

Kent State University
English and Latin
Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $60
  • Rate details: Proximity rate: $52/hr if 7 miles or less from my home to yours. Or get the discount by meeting me at the C. Burr Artz library. There is a $20 fee for a missed lesson.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Walkersville, MD 21793
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 5/4/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL, German, Grammar, Latin, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have taught study skills as part of most of the courses I teach -- primarily in foreign language but also as a separate "study skills" unit in 9th grade English.
Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing

History

Classics,

Classics

I teach mythology and ancient history as part of my Latin course; I also teach world literature in the 11th grade English course, including ancient works.
American History, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Philosophy, World History

Homeschool

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have taught study skills as part of most of the courses I teach -- primarily in foreign language but also as a separate "study skills" unit in 9th grade English.
English, ESL/ESOL, SAT Reading, Spelling, Writing

Language

ESL/ESOL, German, Latin

Most Popular

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have taught study skills as part of most of the courses I teach -- primarily in foreign language but also as a separate "study skills" unit in 9th grade English.
English, ESL/ESOL, Writing

Music

Music Theory

Other

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have taught study skills as part of most of the courses I teach -- primarily in foreign language but also as a separate "study skills" unit in 9th grade English.
ESL/ESOL, Geography, Government & Politics, Philosophy

Science

Philosophy, Psychology

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

I have taught study skills as part of most of the courses I teach -- primarily in foreign language but also as a separate "study skills" unit in 9th grade English.

Summer

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have taught study skills as part of most of the courses I teach -- primarily in foreign language but also as a separate "study skills" unit in 9th grade English.
ESL/ESOL, GED, German, Writing

Test Preparation

ACT English, ACT Reading, GED, PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT

Resources

Deborah has shared 2 articles and 2 files on Wyzant Resources.

Go to Deborah’s resources

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.8 (142 ratings)
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(21)
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(1)
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Reviews


Excells in Knowledge & patience

We had our first session at the library she mentions in her portfolio. Great atmosphere for lesson in private meeting room. She also gave the discount she offers for meeting her there.

Dianna, 8 lessons with Deborah

Quite Impressive

Tutor is experienced and well informed. This is our 1st session but it's our hope our son benefits from her knowledge.

Ama, 7 lessons with Deborah

Informative, seemed patient

Not enough information yet to fairly evaluate Deborah. However, from what we discussed at the first meeting I believe she will be able to help my son as long as he does his part.

Christine, 8 lessons with Deborah

Excellent English tutor

Deborah did a terrific job prepping my son for the SAT this spring. She was very organized in her approach, detailed in focusing on specific areas that needed improvement, and patient with him as he processed the information. I was very happy with the dynamic between the two of them and would highly recommend Deborah to others looking for similar help.

Garth, 7 lessons with Deborah

Very knowledgeable, patient, and thorough tutor

We sought out Deborah due to our daughter failing Latin 2 and possibly not graduating. Deborah provides my daughter with skills to succeed in Latin. Not only did she ask my daughter detailed questions about what was happening in class, Deborah taught my daughter new study skills she had been lacking. Deborah’s patience was paramount when dealing with my daughter, who was frustrated and failing with only a month to improve. Deborah determined what our daughter’s weaknesses were so that she could pass the class and her CRES allowing her to graduate. If you want someone who will help you succeed, but also who will enable you to learn, look no further.

Lisa, 8 lessons with Deborah

Consistent, yet flexible

Deborah has had a positive effect on not only our son's Latin skills, but on his attitude toward his studies. She is in touch with his curriculum at school, and each week addresses the "hot buttons" of the moment. This works much better for him than someone who is rigid with a set lesson plan. Instead of a limited focus, she helps him to understand the relationships of his different classes. Deborah is also very reliable and punctual, and always provides thorough feedback on each lesson. She is professional and obviously well experienced in working with students. ******************************************** Update March 2015 ********************************************** Deborah has continued to be instrumental in our son's flourishing in high school. His GPA has climbed and he now insists on taking AP classes to be challenged. Where he once considered perhaps going to community college, he is now considering that he could be accepted at Ivy League schools. He has asked for Deborah to help him prep for the SAT, the ACT and guide him in the writing of essays and applications. She has become more than a tutor; she is really a coach who can help our son be an excellent student and do his best work in a wide range of areas. In over a year, she has not missed a single scheduled meeting, and has been most flexible with our schedules as well. It is refreshing to know someone so dedicated, and who sets a great example for her student as well.

Francesca, 133 lessons with Deborah

Great Help for SAT Reading Prep

My child was resistant to the idea of having a tutor at first. Deborah made her feel very comfortable within 2 sessions, and made a lot of the work fun. She is extremely knowledgeable about different strategies to help increase SAT scores and help with test time management. She let us know about online self-help websites so we could work at home as well. Working with Deborah has also improved my child’s reading and writing skills which has helped solidify grades in all of her classes. Deborah is pleasant, courteous, and always on time.

Laura, 21 lessons with Deborah

Excellent Tutor for SAT Reading

I came to know Deborah on WyzAnt and contacted her initially for my daughter's college application essay writing. My daughter was very impressed with Deborah teaching style especially because she taught my daughter to write her own essay. And now when it was time for my son's SAT, I contacted Deborah again and she helped my son both with his reading and writing. I asked my son if he would like to write about Deborah's teaching and he wrote the following: "Deborah is very active in analyzing student weaknesses, and provides various practice materials which address these weaknesses. I saw great improvement in my reading comprehension due to the methods taught by her for reading compression. She is also very knowledgeable about the SAT and how it is graded, which is evident in her tutoring style. In terms of writing, her brainstorming technique is superb and efficient. I think my favorite attribute of hers is her ability to explain grammar rules in an universally understandable manner." We are very happy to have met Deborah and thankful for her willingness to help our kids.

Latha, 8 lessons with Deborah

Excellent Tutor

My daughter was getting ready to take the SAT, and she needed some help with creative reading and writing. Deborah was not only able to help her with reading and writing but build confidence to take the test. She provided her with great resources and vocabulary words as SAT prep. Her Latin background helped my daughter with simplifying the vocab words. Her essay writing skills vastly improved. I highly recommend her for all your linguistic needs. I would definitely use her expertise again.

Dipti, 26 lessons with Deborah

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Deborah C.

$60/hour

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