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Holly S.

Help With Reading and Writing for All Ages!

Help With Reading and Writing for All Ages!

$50/hour

  • 428 hours tutoring

About Holly


Bio

With a B.A. in English and Writing, I have worked in many different areas from proofreading and editing to writing and publishing. I homeschooled my children from kindergarten to college which gave me experience in teaching all levels from elementary through high school. I have worked with college students and grade school children in ministry for the past 25 years and am familiar with all learning levels as well as any cultural background.

For high school or college students, I can help you...

With a B.A. in English and Writing, I have worked in many different areas from proofreading and editing to writing and publishing. I homeschooled my children from kindergarten to college which gave me experience in teaching all levels from elementary through high school. I have worked with college students and grade school children in ministry for the past 25 years and am familiar with all learning levels as well as any cultural background.

For high school or college students, I can help you by proofreading your writing and suggesting ways to make it better or we can work together to create your writing project from the beginning. I am willing to commit to long term, larger projects, such as Master's or PhD theses, as well as simple, one page essays that you may need to submit to me on short notice when you have an upcoming due date. I have experience tutoring students as they prepare for the reading and writing sections of standardized tests such as the SAT and ACT exams, as well as the GED, HiSET, and Praxis.

For parents of children, I can help your child love the subject of Language Arts by "lighting a fire, instead of just filling a bucket." I have experience teaching reading and writing at all school levels, including ESL students. For homeschooling families, I'm willing to help you develop a fun to use curriculum or I can privately teach your children the areas you feel unable to instruct on your own.

Recently, I began volunteering with a local community literacy group by teaching adults to read and write. With this organization I have gained experience with ESL adult students and adult learners of all ages. I truly believe confidence and joy in reading and writing opens doors, minds, imaginations, and hearts. My goal is to encourage reluctant readers to develop an ear for the wonders found in books and apprehensive writers to express their inner voice in words!

"Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire." William Butler Yeats


Education

Texas Tech University
English

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $50
  • Rate details: Half of the lesson fee will be charged automatically if a student misses a lesson without giving at least 3 hours notice.
  • Lesson cancellation: 3 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 12/8/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar,

Grammar

I have written for magazines. Have proofread and edited articles, business documents, graduate theses and dissertations. With a B.A. in English and Writing, I have worked in many different areas from proofreading and editing to writing and publishing. I homeschooled my children from kindergarten to college which gave me experience in teaching all levels from elementary through high school.
Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I homeschooled my two children from kindergarten through high school. During this time, I taught co-op classes of 20 or more students through our homeschool support group.
Grammar,

Grammar

I have written for magazines. Have proofread and edited articles, business documents, graduate theses and dissertations. With a B.A. in English and Writing, I have worked in many different areas from proofreading and editing to writing and publishing. I homeschooled my children from kindergarten to college which gave me experience in teaching all levels from elementary through high school.
Homeschool,

Homeschool

I homeschooled my children from kindergarten through high school. Now that my own children have graduated from college, I have been helping other homeschooling parents in their teaching endeavors. I can help parents and children in a variety of ways. I can teach the subject of Language Arts to the children if the parents do not feel equipped to teach this area of study or I can help struggling families create lessons they can use on their own.
Elementary Science, Vocabulary

English

ACT English,

ACT English

Overall, I have ten years experience in helping students prepare for the ACT English and Reading sections. I homeschooled my children from kindergarten to college which gave me experience in teaching all levels from elementary through high school.
Grammar,

Grammar

I have written for magazines. Have proofread and edited articles, business documents, graduate theses and dissertations. With a B.A. in English and Writing, I have worked in many different areas from proofreading and editing to writing and publishing. I homeschooled my children from kindergarten to college which gave me experience in teaching all levels from elementary through high school.
Writing,

Writing

I have written for magazines and have proofread and edited articles, business documents, graduate theses and dissertations. With a B.A. in English and Writing, I have worked in many different areas from proofreading and editing to writing and publishing.
ACT Reading, English, Literature, Proofreading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary

History

Bible Studies

Bible Studies

I have worked with both children and college students in ministry since 1985. I have taught the Bible to women in classes, small groups, and individually for the past 30 years on a full time basis. I have spoken at numerous spiritual retreats and Bible conferences.

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I homeschooled my two children from kindergarten through high school. During this time, I taught co-op classes of 20 or more students through our homeschool support group.
Writing,

Writing

I have written for magazines and have proofread and edited articles, business documents, graduate theses and dissertations. With a B.A. in English and Writing, I have worked in many different areas from proofreading and editing to writing and publishing.
English, SAT Reading

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I homeschooled my two children from kindergarten through high school. During this time, I taught co-op classes of 20 or more students through our homeschool support group.
Writing,

Writing

I have written for magazines and have proofread and edited articles, business documents, graduate theses and dissertations. With a B.A. in English and Writing, I have worked in many different areas from proofreading and editing to writing and publishing.
English

Other

Bible Studies

Bible Studies

I have worked with both children and college students in ministry since 1985. I have taught the Bible to women in classes, small groups, and individually for the past 30 years on a full time basis. I have spoken at numerous spiritual retreats and Bible conferences.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I homeschooled my two children from kindergarten through high school. During this time, I taught co-op classes of 20 or more students through our homeschool support group.
Writing,

Writing

I have written for magazines and have proofread and edited articles, business documents, graduate theses and dissertations. With a B.A. in English and Writing, I have worked in many different areas from proofreading and editing to writing and publishing.
GED

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

Overall, I have ten years experience in helping students prepare for the ACT English and Reading sections. I homeschooled my children from kindergarten to college which gave me experience in teaching all levels from elementary through high school.
ACT Reading, GED, PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

Examples of Expertise


Holly has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 1 question submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Great educator

Holly was a gem. She has a natural talent for engaging a student to not only learn but get excited about an upcoming assignment. She was kind and a good listener. I'm hoping the sessions will continue as great as this first one did.

Jennifer, 2 lessons with Holly

Great tutor!

Our experience with Holly is great. She is very caring and our son loves his time with her. She focuses on the need of our son. And she has found an awesome way to get him motivated in improving his handwriting. Highly recommend!

Dimitri, 13 lessons with Holly

Simply the best!

Today was the first lesson of our 3 days a week tutoring for my 5 year old and right away any nervousness of mine was put to ease from the very second the meeting began. Holly was very warm and kind to my son which made a usually shy child come out of his shell. Holly was extremely knowledgeable on how to engage him in activities to figure out his level of learning to prepare his future lessons. She made his learning fun and encouraged him every step of the way. If he got something wrong, she did not make a big deal about it (which his school teachers do) so he was self-conscious if he didn’t know the answer, but Holly assured him that it was okay and kept right on with her lesson. Her praises made him feel confident and smart, which was heartwarming for me. Holly also takes cues from the child to make sure they don’t get overwhelmed or tired on one topic, so she mixes it up when needed. I can’t wait for his lessons to evolve into her fun learning!

Jessica, 54 lessons with Holly

Grat tutor

Holly is great! I have Holly help my daughter as supplementary English class she has no English class this semester due to online school. Holly also helps my son with his writing. Love her teaching!

Jiachen, 29 lessons with Holly

Encouraging and gracious tutor

I am applying to medical school and had Holly proofread a few of my personal statements. Holly responded quickly, was incredibly professional, and provided crucial feedback on grammar, content, and organization errors I never would have caught myself. Holly is kind, encouraging, and obviously very good at what she does. I highly recommend her as a tutor.

Ashley, 1 lesson with Holly

Patient and knowledgeable

English, I had a tough time getting in touch with my instructor for my online class. Holly found time whenever I asked. I was able to text even though in a different time zone she help through my hardest clasd

Jetty, 11 lessons with Holly

Encouraging tutor with specific suggestions for improvement.

My son enjoyed working with Holly. She was able to provide concrete suggestions regarding organization of his ideas and specific recommendations for improving his writing. He is continuing to work with her.

Erika, 10 lessons with Holly

writing tutor

My son clicks well with Holly he is making progress with his writing skills. Her positive reinforcement and continued plan for improvement has been working well.

Amy, 67 lessons with Holly

English including word meaning, word relationships and comprehension

Holly works with our kids patiently and tailors to their needs. They look forward to the online lessons with Holly. We highly recommend Holly. We are progressing with our goals in school.

Pragya, 32 lessons with Holly
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$50/hour

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Response time: 7 hours