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Brooke H.

Jenison, MI

$45/hour

Experienced Educator, Specialized in Reading & Writing

Background check passed as of 7/15/15

$45/Hour


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Grand Valley State University
English

Education

Grand Valley State University (English)

About Brooke

Education is a passion, and I've found a great sense of purpose in trying to help those for whom the word generates more of a sense of anxiety than excitement overcome some of that fear or self-doubt.

I am a graduate of Grand Valley State University, who possesses a degree in English Education, and minors in History, Spanish, and Theater, as well as eight years of experience working with students on a variety of levels. After years of alternating experience substituting, teaching drama camps, and working as an Assistant Reading Specialist at a local High School with a summer job in retail, I've decided to attempt to expand my love for education into those summer months as well.

I've spent a lot of years working in classrooms that were specifically designed for special education or EI students, and my current job involves assisting students who are identified as at-risk to improve their reading level and writing skills. This involves devising and teaching various reading and writing strategies, and given the nature of the small classrooms I do this for, I am very comfortable in tailoring lessons to fit with specific student strengths and weaknesses. I've also spent time on the other end of the spectrum, teaching AP Literature courses, and helping students tackle very difficult texts and advanced concepts.

Most of my years substituting were spent focusing on the above mentioned subjects, but I also became a regularly-requested math sub at Jenison Jr. High. I've studied through calculus in my own education, and feel very comfortable teaching algebra and geometry. Even in my job teaching Reading and Writing, many of my students regularly come to me for assistance in this subject.

I offer a free consultation meeting, in order to share an open discussion with clients about what their goals for our sessions include, and to determine what methods would best help us achieve them. I do require at least 2 hour prior notice for cancelled appointments. Feedback is incredibly valuable in education, and I would appreciate any that you have to offer, so that I can better improve the service I provide. I'm willing to offer lessons in person, to schedule online lessons, or to combine both!

I look forward to speaking with you about a plan of action for taking you from where you are to where you want to be academically!
Education is a passion, and I've found a great sense of purpose in trying to help those for whom the word generates more of a sense of anxiety than excitement overcome some of that fear or self-doubt.

I am a graduate of Grand Valley State University, who possesses a degree in English Education, and minors in History, Spanish, and
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Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Jenison, MI 49428
Background Check: Passed
Math:
Algebra 1, Geometry
Art:
Theater
English:
English, Literature, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
Reading, Writing
History:
American History, European History, Social Studies, World History, Writing
Special Needs:
ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Dyslexia, Reading, Special Needs
Elementary Education:
ADHD, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
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.

Theater

I attended Grand Valley State University, and received a minor in Theatre. During this time, I took what courses were available about Theatre in Education, as well as spending time working with various groups and clubs. Since then, I have become a member of a professional Shakespeare troupe, where I serve as a member of our Board of Education. Through this group, I have taught at day camps for students K-12, and worked on our residency program, where we apprentice high school students into a production alongside us. I have also taught a summer drama course, and done various workshops during the school year.

Grand Valley State University
English

Education

Grand Valley State University (English)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Brooke will travel within 15 miles of Jenison, MI 49428.