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Paula B.

Minnetonka, MN

$50/hour

Effective Fully-Licensed Teacher specializing in Reading and Writing

100+ Hours
Background check passed as of 1/19/16
5.0 average from 6 ratings
Excellent tutor
— Maria, Eden Prairie, MN on 2/20/17

$50/Hour


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St. Catherine University
Elementary Education

Education

St. Catherine University (Elementary Education)

About Paula

I'm a recent graduate from St. Catherine University with a Bachelor of Science degree. I majored in Elementary Education (K-6) with a preprimary endorsement and am certified in the STEM areas (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). I've had numerous fieldwork experiences in all the elementary grade levels, and recently spent 14 weeks in a kindergarten classroom as a student teacher. During all of these experiences, I quickly discovered I love to teach! And, while helping my students achieve academic success, I feel it is also important to help each student discover their unique talents and learn how to apply them.

During my training in the field of education, I realized the importance of differentiation when it came to planning and instructing each lesson. Providing a wide variety of visual aids and written materials for native English and ELL students is key to achieving personal and academic success. For me, it is extremely important to design tutoring sessions that meet each student's individual needs. If I can do that, I feel that I am successful.

Currently, I am tutoring students in all subject areas, ranging from a kindergarten student, working on phonetics and blends, to a senior in high school writing research papers. I am thrilled to be able to share my love of learning with all aged learners and look forward to meeting many more.

I am also a published author and love digging into and exploring literary works for all ages.
I'm a recent graduate from St. Catherine University with a Bachelor of Science degree. I majored in Elementary Education (K-6) with a preprimary endorsement and am certified in the STEM areas (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). I've had numerous fieldwork experiences in all the elementary grade levels, and recently spent 14 weeks in a Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

I offer reduced rates for two or more students. Two or more students additional $25 per student per hour. I offer reduced rates for multiple hour lessons. 2nd hour $40 per hour.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Minnetonka, MN 55345
Background Check: Passed

"Excellent tutor"

- Maria, Eden Prairie, MN on 2/20/17
Paula replied on 2/22/2017

Thank you for your review, Maria. Working with your daughter has been a pleasure!

"Patient, knowledgeable and honest"

- Ram, Minneapolis, MN on 1/10/17
Math:
Prealgebra
Science:
Biology
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Drawing
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
Common Core
Computer:
Adobe Photoshop, General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Web Design
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Common Core,
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

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.

Common Core

Having just graduated from St. Catherine University in St. Paul MN, majoring in Elementary Education (K - 6) I am very familiar with Minnesota's Common Core State Standards. I became familiar with these standards during my course work as I was trained to write lesson plans adhering to these standards in all subject areas and all grade levels (K - 6). Each grade has certain sets of standards that teachers follow in order for their students to be prepared for the next grade level. If each lesson is designed around at least one standard for the subject area, the students will have a better opportunity to learn what they need to know in order to achieve academic success.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have recently graduated from St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN with a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Elementary Education (K-6). I have multiple hours of fieldwork experience in the elementary grades giving me hours of training in the classroom in all subject areas. I kept all of my books and materials from my teaching courses as well as being a member of many educational groups, giving me access to numerous educational lesson plans, worksheets, manipulatives and teaching materials I can integrate into any lesson.

Phonics

A great deal of my coursework at St. Catherine University's Elementary Education program revolved around phonics when teaching a student how to read. During my training, I became proficient in phonics instruction which is the direct teaching of letter-sound relationships in a clearly defined sequence. Whether this is the basic CVC (CAT) word, dipthong (special vowel sounds), beginning or ending letter blends, these letter-sound sets include the major sound/spelling relationships of both consonants and vowels.

St. Catherine University
Elementary Education

Education

St. Catherine University (Elementary Education)

Excellent tutor

I asked Paula to help my daughter improve her writing skills. Paula is extremely knowledgeable, well organized and patient. She has provided my daughter with very helpful handouts that we plan to hold on to for future reference. I feel my daughter is learning essential writing skills that will definitely help her excel in her schoolwork and life.

— Maria, Eden Prairie, MN on 2/20/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

I offer reduced rates for two or more students. Two or more students additional $25 per student per hour. I offer reduced rates for multiple hour lessons. 2nd hour $40 per hour.

Travel policy

Paula will travel within 10 miles of Minnetonka, MN 55345.