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Andrea B.

Innovative, fun & energetic teacher with 23 years experience!

Innovative, fun & energetic teacher with 23 years experience!

$50/hour

  • 99 hours tutoring

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I am teacher, wife and mother of three daughters. I am certified K-8th grade; all subjects and 9th grade science. I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Ed and a Master of Ed degree in Curriculum, Instruction & Leadership. I taught elementary and middle school for 10 years and then moved on to teach at our local community college as a math adjunct professor. I taught higher education for 13 years. For 3+ years I have been tutoring at Big Brothers/Big Sisters. I have been tutoring...

I am teacher, wife and mother of three daughters. I am certified K-8th grade; all subjects and 9th grade science. I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Ed and a Master of Ed degree in Curriculum, Instruction & Leadership. I taught elementary and middle school for 10 years and then moved on to teach at our local community college as a math adjunct professor. I taught higher education for 13 years. For 3+ years I have been tutoring at Big Brothers/Big Sisters. I have been tutoring elementary and middle school aged children in all areas of the curriculum. Each one of my students entered tutoring with different needs and grades; after a short period of time they all successfully gained confidence and knowledge. Online tutoring has been my new adventure. Over the course of a year I have mastered Zoom and Google Meet. As a retired teacher this new platform has proven to be incredible. I have created amazing lessons in all areas of the curriculum. My excitement overflows onto the screen. I make learning fun.

I enjoy working with students of all ages. The best part is observing a student conquer the material and leave feeling great about themselves! My background and experience has prepared me well. Let me make your life easier and help your student master his or her subject-matter. I have a positive attitude and foster a great learning atmosphere. I am considered to be very motivating. My tutoring provides structure, great tips on how to succeed and of course knowledge of the content being taught. Let's meet before tutoring. Please feel free to contact me with any of your tutoring needs. I enjoy a challenge and believe that we can help change the status of your student's current situation. With my skills and some hard work we can conquer classes that are frustrating and we can make learning come alive! Let me help you make a positive change in your student's academic life!


Education

Oakland University
Elementary Education
Oakland University
MEd
Oakland University
Other

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  • Hourly Rate: $50
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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am currently working with a student who is from Bulgaria but now living in the United States. I am working on his English language, reading fluency, comprehension and spelling. I am utilizing phonics, fun activities, tandem writing and reading as well as games to emphasize the English language. We are having a blast and making great progress. I am a patient person who offers a ton of praise. I divide each session into thirds (we can discuss this further) and that seems to work amazingly. Working remotely is a fantastic way to get the job done. The structure that I offer and the speaking opportunities that I provide are quite beneficial. I tell my ESL students that they need to even think in English. I enjoy writing simple emails to my students daily so that we can converse on a regular basis, (Sometimes we converse in writing and other times we record videos). I am even hoping to utilize peer teaching with students from various non-english speaking locations...that is on my bucket list!
Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Common Core,

Common Core

I am a retired teacher with 23 years experience teaching math, science and language arts. I have been teaching common core math for quite a few years, and now I am tutoring students at the elementary level. I currently tutor face2face and virtually. I have a fourth grade student making great strides in Common Core. Another student is in a 5th grade math program and starting to reach a few road blocks. We are spending some time reviewing, reteaching while conquering each goal. My years of experience are quite beneficial. I have many creative ideas, additional practice worksheets and the gift of being able to help those facing hurdles. I offer a ton of praise and go as fast or slow as we need. I make math fun!!
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a retired teacher of 23 years and found that I absolutely love the elementary-aged kids! I taught sixth grade for many years. I taught math, science and language arts to 90 sixth graders each year. I was located in a Michigan Model Middle School where the best of the best taught. The kids were awesome and the entire situation was just fabulous! I have years experience as a tutor as well. I currently tutor face2face and virtually. My current tutor load includes fourth graders learning math, reading and spelling, a fifth grade ESL students working on his English as a second language but also working on his reading fluency and comprehension. I am also tutoring students in 2nd and 3rd grade who need a little boost in their math understanding. I am confident teaching any grade at the elementary level (and any subject matter). I am motivating, fun and full of praise! In addition to the elementary aged student, I have tutored 7th and 8th grade students for several years...mostly in math and history.
Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

I have been teaching math each year for 23 years. I have taught elementary math, middle school math and even math at the college level. I have the tools to help students in any grade boost their math understanding. I have taught traditional math, common core and even Singapore math. I am a creative math teacher who has the ability to make math fun and easy to understand.
Elementary Science,

Elementary Science

I taught sixth grade science at a Michigan Model Middle School as well as math and language arts. I have a Master of Ed degree in Curriculum, Instruction & Leadership as well as a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elem. Ed.
Homeschool,

Homeschool

My professional background provides me with the necessary tools to accommodate all learners. I am creative in my lesson planning. Students benefit from my methods of teaching, my creativity and how I vary lessons to specific needs. Every child learns differently and I have a keen sense of finding what works best for each individual student. My background is strong in Math, Science & Language Arts. I have all the tools necessary to make learning fun. I am structured, knowledgeable and kind. Your student will feel great about each accomplishment he or she is making, no matter the size. My 23 years experience in education as a master teacher makes me the perfect candidate to teach all students including homeschooled students.
Reading,

Reading

I am a retired teacher with 23 years of teaching experience. I have enjoyed teaching both upper elementary and middle school. I have also taught at the college level. Most recently I have decided to tutor both virtually and face2face. Teaching reading has been one of the highlights of my tutoring experiences. I currently tutor an ESL student in reading and spelling and found that the techniques I utilize for this student is also an excellent program for all readers hoping to increase their reading fluency and comprehension. I make reading fun, interactive and easy to follow. Most of my experience with reading is at the upper elementary level but I would have no problem creating a program for the primary grades. I also taught reading in the middle school as a part of my language arts program. I strongly believe we must set small goals as well as long-term goals and build confidence. Perfect practice makes perfect. I've used that saying over and over...
Grammar, Handwriting, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

English,

English

I am currently teaching English as a second language to a student from Bulgaria who is in the fourth grade and a student from the US but taught only in a Mandarin School. I have taught Language Arts, math and science for 23 years. I am experienced, have tons of resources and I make learning fun.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am currently working with a student who is from Bulgaria but now living in the United States. I am working on his English language, reading fluency, comprehension and spelling. I am utilizing phonics, fun activities, tandem writing and reading as well as games to emphasize the English language. We are having a blast and making great progress. I am a patient person who offers a ton of praise. I divide each session into thirds (we can discuss this further) and that seems to work amazingly. Working remotely is a fantastic way to get the job done. The structure that I offer and the speaking opportunities that I provide are quite beneficial. I tell my ESL students that they need to even think in English. I enjoy writing simple emails to my students daily so that we can converse on a regular basis, (Sometimes we converse in writing and other times we record videos). I am even hoping to utilize peer teaching with students from various non-english speaking locations...that is on my bucket list!
Reading,

Reading

I am a retired teacher with 23 years of teaching experience. I have enjoyed teaching both upper elementary and middle school. I have also taught at the college level. Most recently I have decided to tutor both virtually and face2face. Teaching reading has been one of the highlights of my tutoring experiences. I currently tutor an ESL student in reading and spelling and found that the techniques I utilize for this student is also an excellent program for all readers hoping to increase their reading fluency and comprehension. I make reading fun, interactive and easy to follow. Most of my experience with reading is at the upper elementary level but I would have no problem creating a program for the primary grades. I also taught reading in the middle school as a part of my language arts program. I strongly believe we must set small goals as well as long-term goals and build confidence. Perfect practice makes perfect. I've used that saying over and over...
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Spelling, Vocabulary

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have been teaching math for 23 years. I taught math to 6th and 8th grade students in a Michigan Model Middle School for 10+ years. I also taught math at the college level where I worked as an adjunct professor for 13 years. Finally, I have been tutoring math to students of all ages and I know it is because math is my favorite! I am able to create and present material in an easy to understand way.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a retired teacher of 23 years and found that I absolutely love the elementary-aged kids! I taught sixth grade for many years. I taught math, science and language arts to 90 sixth graders each year. I was located in a Michigan Model Middle School where the best of the best taught. The kids were awesome and the entire situation was just fabulous! I have years experience as a tutor as well. I currently tutor face2face and virtually. My current tutor load includes fourth graders learning math, reading and spelling, a fifth grade ESL students working on his English as a second language but also working on his reading fluency and comprehension. I am also tutoring students in 2nd and 3rd grade who need a little boost in their math understanding. I am confident teaching any grade at the elementary level (and any subject matter). I am motivating, fun and full of praise! In addition to the elementary aged student, I have tutored 7th and 8th grade students for several years...mostly in math and history.
English,

English

I am currently teaching English as a second language to a student from Bulgaria who is in the fourth grade and a student from the US but taught only in a Mandarin School. I have taught Language Arts, math and science for 23 years. I am experienced, have tons of resources and I make learning fun.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am currently working with a student who is from Bulgaria but now living in the United States. I am working on his English language, reading fluency, comprehension and spelling. I am utilizing phonics, fun activities, tandem writing and reading as well as games to emphasize the English language. We are having a blast and making great progress. I am a patient person who offers a ton of praise. I divide each session into thirds (we can discuss this further) and that seems to work amazingly. Working remotely is a fantastic way to get the job done. The structure that I offer and the speaking opportunities that I provide are quite beneficial. I tell my ESL students that they need to even think in English. I enjoy writing simple emails to my students daily so that we can converse on a regular basis, (Sometimes we converse in writing and other times we record videos). I am even hoping to utilize peer teaching with students from various non-english speaking locations...that is on my bucket list!
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I was an 8th grade teacher for many years at a Michigan Model Middle School. I taught Pre-algebra during that time and found it quite rewarding. One of the best attributes I have is being able to create and teach easy-to-understand lessons. I love helping kids dissect math problems in order to solve equations. I set small and long-term goals, build confidence and continually praise my students.
Reading,

Reading

I am a retired teacher with 23 years of teaching experience. I have enjoyed teaching both upper elementary and middle school. I have also taught at the college level. Most recently I have decided to tutor both virtually and face2face. Teaching reading has been one of the highlights of my tutoring experiences. I currently tutor an ESL student in reading and spelling and found that the techniques I utilize for this student is also an excellent program for all readers hoping to increase their reading fluency and comprehension. I make reading fun, interactive and easy to follow. Most of my experience with reading is at the upper elementary level but I would have no problem creating a program for the primary grades. I also taught reading in the middle school as a part of my language arts program. I strongly believe we must set small goals as well as long-term goals and build confidence. Perfect practice makes perfect. I've used that saying over and over...
Handwriting, Spelling

Language

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I am currently working with a student who is from Bulgaria but now living in the United States. I am working on his English language, reading fluency, comprehension and spelling. I am utilizing phonics, fun activities, tandem writing and reading as well as games to emphasize the English language. We are having a blast and making great progress. I am a patient person who offers a ton of praise. I divide each session into thirds (we can discuss this further) and that seems to work amazingly. Working remotely is a fantastic way to get the job done. The structure that I offer and the speaking opportunities that I provide are quite beneficial. I tell my ESL students that they need to even think in English. I enjoy writing simple emails to my students daily so that we can converse on a regular basis, (Sometimes we converse in writing and other times we record videos). I am even hoping to utilize peer teaching with students from various non-english speaking locations...that is on my bucket list!

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have been teaching math for 23 years. I taught math to 6th and 8th grade students in a Michigan Model Middle School for 10+ years. I also taught math at the college level where I worked as an adjunct professor for 13 years. Finally, I have been tutoring math to students of all ages and I know it is because math is my favorite! I am able to create and present material in an easy to understand way.
Prealgebra

Prealgebra

I was an 8th grade teacher for many years at a Michigan Model Middle School. I taught Pre-algebra during that time and found it quite rewarding. One of the best attributes I have is being able to create and teach easy-to-understand lessons. I love helping kids dissect math problems in order to solve equations. I set small and long-term goals, build confidence and continually praise my students.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have been teaching math for 23 years. I taught math to 6th and 8th grade students in a Michigan Model Middle School for 10+ years. I also taught math at the college level where I worked as an adjunct professor for 13 years. Finally, I have been tutoring math to students of all ages and I know it is because math is my favorite! I am able to create and present material in an easy to understand way.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a retired teacher of 23 years and found that I absolutely love the elementary-aged kids! I taught sixth grade for many years. I taught math, science and language arts to 90 sixth graders each year. I was located in a Michigan Model Middle School where the best of the best taught. The kids were awesome and the entire situation was just fabulous! I have years experience as a tutor as well. I currently tutor face2face and virtually. My current tutor load includes fourth graders learning math, reading and spelling, a fifth grade ESL students working on his English as a second language but also working on his reading fluency and comprehension. I am also tutoring students in 2nd and 3rd grade who need a little boost in their math understanding. I am confident teaching any grade at the elementary level (and any subject matter). I am motivating, fun and full of praise! In addition to the elementary aged student, I have tutored 7th and 8th grade students for several years...mostly in math and history.
English,

English

I am currently teaching English as a second language to a student from Bulgaria who is in the fourth grade and a student from the US but taught only in a Mandarin School. I have taught Language Arts, math and science for 23 years. I am experienced, have tons of resources and I make learning fun.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am currently working with a student who is from Bulgaria but now living in the United States. I am working on his English language, reading fluency, comprehension and spelling. I am utilizing phonics, fun activities, tandem writing and reading as well as games to emphasize the English language. We are having a blast and making great progress. I am a patient person who offers a ton of praise. I divide each session into thirds (we can discuss this further) and that seems to work amazingly. Working remotely is a fantastic way to get the job done. The structure that I offer and the speaking opportunities that I provide are quite beneficial. I tell my ESL students that they need to even think in English. I enjoy writing simple emails to my students daily so that we can converse on a regular basis, (Sometimes we converse in writing and other times we record videos). I am even hoping to utilize peer teaching with students from various non-english speaking locations...that is on my bucket list!
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I was an 8th grade teacher for many years at a Michigan Model Middle School. I taught Pre-algebra during that time and found it quite rewarding. One of the best attributes I have is being able to create and teach easy-to-understand lessons. I love helping kids dissect math problems in order to solve equations. I set small and long-term goals, build confidence and continually praise my students.
Reading

Reading

I am a retired teacher with 23 years of teaching experience. I have enjoyed teaching both upper elementary and middle school. I have also taught at the college level. Most recently I have decided to tutor both virtually and face2face. Teaching reading has been one of the highlights of my tutoring experiences. I currently tutor an ESL student in reading and spelling and found that the techniques I utilize for this student is also an excellent program for all readers hoping to increase their reading fluency and comprehension. I make reading fun, interactive and easy to follow. Most of my experience with reading is at the upper elementary level but I would have no problem creating a program for the primary grades. I also taught reading in the middle school as a part of my language arts program. I strongly believe we must set small goals as well as long-term goals and build confidence. Perfect practice makes perfect. I've used that saying over and over...

Other

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I am currently working with a student who is from Bulgaria but now living in the United States. I am working on his English language, reading fluency, comprehension and spelling. I am utilizing phonics, fun activities, tandem writing and reading as well as games to emphasize the English language. We are having a blast and making great progress. I am a patient person who offers a ton of praise. I divide each session into thirds (we can discuss this further) and that seems to work amazingly. Working remotely is a fantastic way to get the job done. The structure that I offer and the speaking opportunities that I provide are quite beneficial. I tell my ESL students that they need to even think in English. I enjoy writing simple emails to my students daily so that we can converse on a regular basis, (Sometimes we converse in writing and other times we record videos). I am even hoping to utilize peer teaching with students from various non-english speaking locations...that is on my bucket list!

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have been teaching math for 23 years. I taught math to 6th and 8th grade students in a Michigan Model Middle School for 10+ years. I also taught math at the college level where I worked as an adjunct professor for 13 years. Finally, I have been tutoring math to students of all ages and I know it is because math is my favorite! I am able to create and present material in an easy to understand way.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a retired teacher of 23 years and found that I absolutely love the elementary-aged kids! I taught sixth grade for many years. I taught math, science and language arts to 90 sixth graders each year. I was located in a Michigan Model Middle School where the best of the best taught. The kids were awesome and the entire situation was just fabulous! I have years experience as a tutor as well. I currently tutor face2face and virtually. My current tutor load includes fourth graders learning math, reading and spelling, a fifth grade ESL students working on his English as a second language but also working on his reading fluency and comprehension. I am also tutoring students in 2nd and 3rd grade who need a little boost in their math understanding. I am confident teaching any grade at the elementary level (and any subject matter). I am motivating, fun and full of praise! In addition to the elementary aged student, I have tutored 7th and 8th grade students for several years...mostly in math and history.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am currently working with a student who is from Bulgaria but now living in the United States. I am working on his English language, reading fluency, comprehension and spelling. I am utilizing phonics, fun activities, tandem writing and reading as well as games to emphasize the English language. We are having a blast and making great progress. I am a patient person who offers a ton of praise. I divide each session into thirds (we can discuss this further) and that seems to work amazingly. Working remotely is a fantastic way to get the job done. The structure that I offer and the speaking opportunities that I provide are quite beneficial. I tell my ESL students that they need to even think in English. I enjoy writing simple emails to my students daily so that we can converse on a regular basis, (Sometimes we converse in writing and other times we record videos). I am even hoping to utilize peer teaching with students from various non-english speaking locations...that is on my bucket list!
GED,

GED

I was an adjunct professor for 13 of my 23 years of teaching. I taught students that had been out of the academic world for years and years. Many of the classes I taught were remedial math courses. I gave my students the confidence to tackle all hurdles. My experience at the college level, knowing what is needed, and the patience to explain subject matter and provide teaching tools is just what any student would need studying for his or her GED.
Reading

Reading

I am a retired teacher with 23 years of teaching experience. I have enjoyed teaching both upper elementary and middle school. I have also taught at the college level. Most recently I have decided to tutor both virtually and face2face. Teaching reading has been one of the highlights of my tutoring experiences. I currently tutor an ESL student in reading and spelling and found that the techniques I utilize for this student is also an excellent program for all readers hoping to increase their reading fluency and comprehension. I make reading fun, interactive and easy to follow. Most of my experience with reading is at the upper elementary level but I would have no problem creating a program for the primary grades. I also taught reading in the middle school as a part of my language arts program. I strongly believe we must set small goals as well as long-term goals and build confidence. Perfect practice makes perfect. I've used that saying over and over...

Test Preparation

Common Core,

Common Core

I am a retired teacher with 23 years experience teaching math, science and language arts. I have been teaching common core math for quite a few years, and now I am tutoring students at the elementary level. I currently tutor face2face and virtually. I have a fourth grade student making great strides in Common Core. Another student is in a 5th grade math program and starting to reach a few road blocks. We are spending some time reviewing, reteaching while conquering each goal. My years of experience are quite beneficial. I have many creative ideas, additional practice worksheets and the gift of being able to help those facing hurdles. I offer a ton of praise and go as fast or slow as we need. I make math fun!!
GED

GED

I was an adjunct professor for 13 of my 23 years of teaching. I taught students that had been out of the academic world for years and years. Many of the classes I taught were remedial math courses. I gave my students the confidence to tackle all hurdles. My experience at the college level, knowing what is needed, and the patience to explain subject matter and provide teaching tools is just what any student would need studying for his or her GED.

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Andrea has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 2 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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Organized and patient

Andrea is organized and enthusiastic. She has wonderful ideas on how to make social studies and math fun as well as interesting. She has instilled a desire to learn more in my granddaughter. Thsnk you!

Barbara, 42 lessons with Andrea

Prepared and Accommodating

My daughter has had 5 sessions with Andrea and she is great. She was able to provide additional practice work that she thought would benefit her. She prepares for each lesson by requesting information of the current skill prior to meeting with her. My daughter enjoys working with her. .

Tiffany, 8 lessons with Andrea

Prepared and Accommodating

My daughter has had 5 sessions with Andrea and she is great. She was able to provide additional practice work that she thought would benefit her. She prepares for each lesson by requesting information of the current skill prior to meeting with her. My daughter enjoys working with her. .

Tiffany, 8 lessons with Andrea
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