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Brooke H.

Experienced Educator, Specialized in Reading & Writing

Experienced Educator, Specialized in Reading & Writing

$45/hour

  • Jenison, MI 49428

About Brooke


Bio

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...

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

Grand Valley State University
English

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $45
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Jenison, MI 49428
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 7/15/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Theater

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.

Elementary Education

Reading, Vocabulary

English

English, Literature, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing

History

American History, European History, World History

Homeschool

Algebra 1, English, Geometry, Reading, Writing

Math

Algebra 1, Geometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1, English, Geometry, Reading, Writing

Summer

Algebra 1, Geometry, Reading, Writing

$45/hour

Brooke H.

$45/hour

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