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Ruth P.

Minneapolis, MN

$40/hour

Retired English Teacher

In-person lessons

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University of WI Eau Claire, WI
English
University of WI Eau Claire, WI
Master's

Education

University of WI Eau Claire, WI (English)

University of WI Eau Claire, WI (Master's)

About Ruth

=I'm a retired secondary English teacher who loves kids and misses working with them. I taught for almost 30 years in a small town high school and have worked with every grade level 9 through 12. In addition to regular classroom teaching, my experience includes preparing kids for ACT tests, teaching AP English for many years, forensics coaching, directing school plays, and writing workshop experience as a writing fellow. I also started and implemented a Title 1 program for high schooler students that ran successfully for many years.

I love teaching and love working with students of every kind. I feel it's a privilege to work with young people and encourage them to develop into skilled readers and writers. I taught creative writing for many years and love helping students think creatively, what's now called "thinking outside of the box." I taught academic speech and forensics for many years and love seeing students develop confidence and joy in public presentations. But my greatest joy is helping students develop critical thinking skills. Wow, nothing like it.
=I'm a retired secondary English teacher who loves kids and misses working with them. I taught for almost 30 years in a small town high school and have worked with every grade level 9 through 12. In addition to regular classroom teaching, my experience includes preparing kids for Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Minneapolis, MN 55441
In-person lessons
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Public Speaking,
Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking

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Public Speaking

I minored in academic speech as an undergraduate and taught a speech class for many years in high school. I also coached forensics and tutored for various local speech contests
My students often came back to tell me how their speech training helped them succeed in college in so many ways.

University of WI Eau Claire, WI
English
University of WI Eau Claire, WI
Master's

Education

University of WI Eau Claire, WI (English)

University of WI Eau Claire, WI (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Ruth will travel within 10 miles of Minneapolis, MN 55441.