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Ruth B.

Grand Rapids, MI

$45/hour

Ruth B., German, English B.A., M. A.

In-person lessons
5.0 average from 28 ratings
Thorough and Patient Tutor
— Kelly, Ada, MI on 6/24/16

$45/Hour


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Albion College, Albion, MI
English and German
Saginaw Valley State University
Master's

Education

Albion College, Albion, MI (English and German)

Saginaw Valley State University (Master's)

About Ruth

I am a retired teacher with experience and certification in elementary, secondary, and college level education.

I have majors in English, German, and an M.A.T. degree. I most recently taught at SVSU and tutored in German and English for an international relocation company where I worked with both children and adults teaching German to Americans and English to Germans. I also have three years' experience tutoring using Facetime.

I enjoy working with all ages and I seek to foster a love of ideas and learning in students. Extensive travel in Europe and America has fueled my enthusiasm for introducing people to customs and culture. My interests in a wide range of topics, and participation in a variety of activities and hobbies helps me relate to people from many backgrounds.

I can be flexible with scheduling and location for work. I have a 24-hour cancellation policy but am happy to work out make-up sessions. I welcome feed-back from those I am serving and seek to make customers satisfied and successful.
I am a retired teacher with experience and certification in elementary, secondary, and college level education.

I have majors in English, German, and an M.A.T. degree. I most recently taught at SVSU and tutored in German and English for an international relocation company where I worked with both children and adults teaching German to
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Grand Rapids, MI 49508
In-person lessons

"Thorough and Patient Tutor"

- Kelly, Ada, MI on 6/24/16

"Knows her stuff and will pass it on to you."

- Kim (for Morgan), Ada, MI on 10/14/15
Music:
Piano
Art:
Art History
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Bible Studies, English,
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL, German
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Elementary (K-6th)

I have a Master's Degree in Child Development from SVSU, a continuing certificate in Elementary Teaching In the state of Michigan, and I have ten years' experience teaching at the elementary level in public schools (Bangor Township Schools.) I have also done substitute teaching at the elementary level after retirement as a teacher. I have given seminars on teaching and taught a MAT class for elementary teachers and I also worked as a teacher in a Delta College elementary level gifted and talented summer/after-school program.

English

I graduated summa cum laude from Albion College with a B.A. in English. I taught English literature and writing for over 20 years in the Bangor Township school district and also served as English department chair. I spent many after-school hours working with students to improve their writing skills.

I have also worked for an international company teaching English to people from another country.

German

I have a B.A. in German and in English from Albion College, and graduated summa cum laude. I won the D. M. Gilbert Award: German Outstanding Senior Major. I have a M.A. from SVSU and graduated with a 4.0 GPA. I am an Adjunct Professor for German at SVSU.

Albion College, Albion, MI
English and German
Saginaw Valley State University
Master's

Education

Albion College, Albion, MI (English and German)

Saginaw Valley State University (Master's)

Thorough and Patient Tutor

Ruth is very patient and full of praise during her tutoring sessions with my daughter. Ruth knows the language, both written and spoken, and the German culture, so the experience has been well-rounded so far. We would highly recommend Ruth.

— Kelly, Ada, MI on 6/24/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Ruth will travel within 15 miles of Grand Rapids, MI 49508.