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Heidi B.

Columbia, MO

$40/hour

Heidi B.: Composition/Essay Writing, Language, Reading

In-person lessons
5.0 average from 2 ratings
Great Tutor Session!
— Michele, Columbia, MO on 3/18/13

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Columbia College
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Columbia College
Master's

Education

Columbia College (Education)

Columbia College (Master's)

About Heidi

I am a seasoned English teacher specializing in Writing, Reading, and Language tutoring! Need help coming up with a thesis for that essay? Pulling your hair out trying to find the irony and foreshadowing in that classic novel? Or, maybe you just need some help with sentence structure and grammar. These are just a few of my specialties!

I am in my fifteenth year of teaching and have been tutoring students after school for the past eight years. I currently teach 9th grade English and English honors, which I have been doing for the last eight years. For the previous seven years, I taught the Gifted Program for both middle school and high school. I am certified to teach 5-9 Language Arts, 5-9 Social Studies, 1-5 Elementary, K-12 Gifted, and Secondary English. I hold a B.A. in Education, a B.A. in Individual Studies, and a Master of Arts in Teaching with an emphasis in Gifted Education. I also sponsor the school yearbook and teach Journalism class.

Outside of the classroom, I have written online courses for MU Virtual Schools, and I have been doing Homebound tutoring for the last eight years. I also sponsor National Junior Honor Society, and I have been teaching summer school for fourteen years.

My specialty is in English(composition, writing,reading strategies, essay writing, and language). I can show you a formula for writing essays that can be used for all high school and college course work. If you struggle with writer's block, or confidence in writing, I can teach you some foolproof techniques that will turn you into a polished, sophisticated writer for life in any mode of writing be it persuasive, expository, creative, or descriptive. I can also help with other communication skills including media literacy, writing and delivering speeches, and persuasive techniques.

I believe in providing learning strategies that will not only help the student with a current course, but lasting strategies that can be transferred to all courses. While direct instruction is called for on may occasions, I also believe in guiding students to find their own answers. I am willing to go above and beyond for students--especially when it comes to finding resources and materials to aid in my instruction. I will get you through any essay, or difficult literature! I can also help prepare you for College Entrance Exams!!
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Policies
Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Columbia, MO 65203
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Great Tutor Session!"

- Michele, Columbia, MO on 3/18/13
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Reading,
GED, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading,
Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking

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.

ACT English

Preparing for the ACT entails knowing grammar, parallel structure and parts of speech. If you need help in these areas or others, I can help! I am certified in English and have been teaching English for eight years.

ACT Reading

Do you know your literary devices? Are you asking yourself right now what a literary device is? If you are, you might need some ACT Reading tutoring. Do you struggle with comprehension of dense literature? I can help you decode everything from Dickens to Steinbeck.

English

I am certified to teach English for grades 5-12. I have been an English Teacher for 9th grade and 6th grade for a total of eight years. I have also tutored in English, and written online courses for MU Virtual School.

Grammar

What is parallel structure? How about a complex/compound sentence? If you need to understand these kinds of grammatical structures, I can help! Don't let grammar baffle you.

Literature

I have been teaching the classics in my English classes for years and can assist you in understanding difficult literature.

Proofreading

How do you know when a piece of writing is really complete? Do you have adequate proofreading skills? After grading high school essays for eight years, I can assure you that I do!

Reading

Do you struggle with fluency and comprehension? I am trained in advanced reading strategies through graduate coursework. I can help you become a fluent and avid reader with strategies including guided reading, paired reading, and more basic skills such as decoding and making meaning.

SAT Reading

I am certified to teach English for grades 5-12. I have been an English Teacher for 9th grade and 6th grade for a total of eight years. I have also tutored in English, and written online courses for MU Virtual School.

SAT Writing

Preparing for the SAT writing test entails knowing grammar, parallel structure, comprehension and parts of speech. If you need help in these areas or others, I can help! I am certified in English and have been teaching composition and essay writing for eight years.

Study Skills

I have been teaching for fifteen years for grades 6-9. I have worked with students with special needs, average students, and gifted students to improve study skills. Strategies that I have taught students include agenda skills, organization of materials, time management, and techniques for being prepared for class.

I have found that though students may have these skills, getting into the habit of using them is the biggest hurdle. This is best handled with constant reinforcement until the study skills and strategies become second nature to the student.

Vocabulary

Having an extensive vocabulary is essential to being a better communicator and to understanding global society. Let me help you become as well spoken as you can be!

Writing

Do you how to write a thesis statement? Did you know that the introduction to an essay is the most important part because it is your essay blueprint? Do you know how to write an effective conclusion? I can help you become a polished and sophisticated writer with skills that you can use in any content area.

Columbia College
Education
Columbia College
Master's

Education

Columbia College (Education)

Columbia College (Master's)

Great Tutor Session! — Heidi was very easy to communicate with and the session to help prepare my daughter for the ACT was great!! I would highly recommend! ...

— Michele, Columbia, MO on 3/18/13

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Heidi will travel within 40 miles of Columbia, MO 65203.