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Nancy B.

Experienced English, Reading, Writing, and Grammar Tutor

Experienced English, Reading, Writing, and Grammar Tutor

$50/hour

  • 2 hours tutoring

  • Independence, MO 64052

About Nancy


Bio

I am a retired postal worker who decided to pursue a college degree after retirement and received my AA in Liberal Arts with honors and a 3.7 GPA. Having worked for the government for my entire life since high school, the opportunity had never previously presented itself. I have tutored my niece and nephew, my stepdaughter, and children of friends all my life, as I have been blessed with the ability to help others learn. I am the daughter of a teacher, and learned to read at the age of two an...

I am a retired postal worker who decided to pursue a college degree after retirement and received my AA in Liberal Arts with honors and a 3.7 GPA. Having worked for the government for my entire life since high school, the opportunity had never previously presented itself. I have tutored my niece and nephew, my stepdaughter, and children of friends all my life, as I have been blessed with the ability to help others learn. I am the daughter of a teacher, and learned to read at the age of two and a half. I love to learn and love to teach others. I was most recently a paid English, grammar and creative writing tutor at Metropolitan Community College Blue River Campus for the past 3 years, and in my final semester, I was also a paid Geology tutor and TA at the request of my Geology professor. Since my graduation in May 2013, I tutored several elementary students, children of friends and relatives, as they studied for their final exams for this school year.
I am understanding, but expect lessons to be completed in a timely manner and my rules to be followed.


Education

MCC-BR
Liberal Arts
May 2013
Other

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Rate details: $10.00/hr off for additional children in the same family at the same time; a one hour charge is assessed if a lesson is cancelled without 24 hours notice.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Independence, MO 64052
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I received a A in my college public speaking class. Also, I have been an instructor and tutor in every job I have ever had. I am able to calm students who have jitters about speaking in front of people. I was a peer leader for two semesters at MCC-BR helping new students acclimate to their first college experiences. I am not afraid to stand up in front of groups, no matter how large or small.
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Computer

Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I received a A in my college public speaking class. Also, I have been an instructor and tutor in every job I have ever had. I am able to calm students who have jitters about speaking in front of people. I was a peer leader for two semesters at MCC-BR helping new students acclimate to their first college experiences. I am not afraid to stand up in front of groups, no matter how large or small.
Grammar, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am currently acting as a teaching assistant at a magnet school. I am proficient in elementary levels of math, science, history, English, writing, grammar, vocabulary, spelling, and physical education. I have an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts. I am certified as an elementary substitute teacher in the state of Missouri. I love working with elementary age students as they have such a love of learning. I am patient and fun-loving, and understanding, but still expect my rules regarding lesson completion and learning to be followed.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have been both a tutor and a peer leader. I am proficient in test taking myself and am willing to pass that knowledge to others who need help. I have worked through test anxiety and have developed several practices that work well in a testing situation. I was the go-to person in my peer group when someone felt unprepared to take a test and helped my friends study on a daily basis. I am also proficient in homework skills and methods of time management so students can make a schedule most efficient for them and utilizing their strong subjects to leave them with a positive and effective homework experience.
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I received a A in my college public speaking class. Also, I have been an instructor and tutor in every job I have ever had. I am able to calm students who have jitters about speaking in front of people. I was a peer leader for two semesters at MCC-BR helping new students acclimate to their first college experiences. I am not afraid to stand up in front of groups, no matter how large or small.
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am currently acting as a teaching assistant at a magnet school. I am proficient in elementary levels of math, science, history, English, writing, grammar, vocabulary, spelling, and physical education. I have an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts. I am certified as an elementary substitute teacher in the state of Missouri. I love working with elementary age students as they have such a love of learning. I am patient and fun-loving, and understanding, but still expect my rules regarding lesson completion and learning to be followed.
Piano,

Piano

I started taking piano lessons when I was six years old. I played piano and took lessons throughout high school. I also read music and have taught family members and friends to play, though never formally. My mom plays beautifully and used to give lessons in our home, and I helped her with the beginning students with simple tunes, scales, and flash cards. I played Bassoon in high school and in the Kansas City Youth Symphony for four years and prepared all my own solos for music contests with my mom's help as my accompanist. I am qualified to teach beginner through early intermediate piano students.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have been both a tutor and a peer leader. I am proficient in test taking myself and am willing to pass that knowledge to others who need help. I have worked through test anxiety and have developed several practices that work well in a testing situation. I was the go-to person in my peer group when someone felt unprepared to take a test and helped my friends study on a daily basis. I am also proficient in homework skills and methods of time management so students can make a schedule most efficient for them and utilizing their strong subjects to leave them with a positive and effective homework experience.
English, Reading, SAT Reading, Spelling, Writing

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am currently acting as a teaching assistant at a magnet school. I am proficient in elementary levels of math, science, history, English, writing, grammar, vocabulary, spelling, and physical education. I have an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts. I am certified as an elementary substitute teacher in the state of Missouri. I love working with elementary age students as they have such a love of learning. I am patient and fun-loving, and understanding, but still expect my rules regarding lesson completion and learning to be followed.
Piano,

Piano

I started taking piano lessons when I was six years old. I played piano and took lessons throughout high school. I also read music and have taught family members and friends to play, though never formally. My mom plays beautifully and used to give lessons in our home, and I helped her with the beginning students with simple tunes, scales, and flash cards. I played Bassoon in high school and in the Kansas City Youth Symphony for four years and prepared all my own solos for music contests with my mom's help as my accompanist. I am qualified to teach beginner through early intermediate piano students.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have been both a tutor and a peer leader. I am proficient in test taking myself and am willing to pass that knowledge to others who need help. I have worked through test anxiety and have developed several practices that work well in a testing situation. I was the go-to person in my peer group when someone felt unprepared to take a test and helped my friends study on a daily basis. I am also proficient in homework skills and methods of time management so students can make a schedule most efficient for them and utilizing their strong subjects to leave them with a positive and effective homework experience.
English, Reading, Writing

Music

General Music,

General Music

I took piano lessons from age 6 to age 15. I played the bassoon from age 13 to age 18, with a stint in the Kansas City Youth Symphony from age 16-18, and private bassoon lessons from the KC Conservatory of Music from age 15-18. I still play piano from time to time, though I do not, at present own a piano, my mother has a piano available whenever I feel the need to play. I come from a highly musical family who sang for church services as a quartet or octet, can sight read, and am familiar with music scoring. I am more comfortable teaching younger students from 7-15.
Piano

Piano

I started taking piano lessons when I was six years old. I played piano and took lessons throughout high school. I also read music and have taught family members and friends to play, though never formally. My mom plays beautifully and used to give lessons in our home, and I helped her with the beginning students with simple tunes, scales, and flash cards. I played Bassoon in high school and in the Kansas City Youth Symphony for four years and prepared all my own solos for music contests with my mom's help as my accompanist. I am qualified to teach beginner through early intermediate piano students.

Other

College Counseling,

College Counseling

I was a peer leader at MCC-BR for two semesters, helping new students transition to a college setting and helping College 100 Instructors in a classroom setting to train new students in time management, test taking, resume writing, and other facets of becoming an effective college student. I was a member of student activities council and also assisted in the advisor office during enrollment each semester.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have been both a tutor and a peer leader. I am proficient in test taking myself and am willing to pass that knowledge to others who need help. I have worked through test anxiety and have developed several practices that work well in a testing situation. I was the go-to person in my peer group when someone felt unprepared to take a test and helped my friends study on a daily basis. I am also proficient in homework skills and methods of time management so students can make a schedule most efficient for them and utilizing their strong subjects to leave them with a positive and effective homework experience.

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

I have been both a tutor and a peer leader. I am proficient in test taking myself and am willing to pass that knowledge to others who need help. I have worked through test anxiety and have developed several practices that work well in a testing situation. I was the go-to person in my peer group when someone felt unprepared to take a test and helped my friends study on a daily basis. I am also proficient in homework skills and methods of time management so students can make a schedule most efficient for them and utilizing their strong subjects to leave them with a positive and effective homework experience.

Sports/Recreation

Cooking

Cooking

I have been cooking since 1956 and I won the Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow Award in 1971 from my high school. I have the ability to read and follow a recipe, though I am not as proficient in true gourmet cooking as some people; However I am conversant with most cooking terms and can teach basic cooking to all ages without a hitch.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am currently acting as a teaching assistant at a magnet school. I am proficient in elementary levels of math, science, history, English, writing, grammar, vocabulary, spelling, and physical education. I have an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts. I am certified as an elementary substitute teacher in the state of Missouri. I love working with elementary age students as they have such a love of learning. I am patient and fun-loving, and understanding, but still expect my rules regarding lesson completion and learning to be followed.
Piano,

Piano

I started taking piano lessons when I was six years old. I played piano and took lessons throughout high school. I also read music and have taught family members and friends to play, though never formally. My mom plays beautifully and used to give lessons in our home, and I helped her with the beginning students with simple tunes, scales, and flash cards. I played Bassoon in high school and in the Kansas City Youth Symphony for four years and prepared all my own solos for music contests with my mom's help as my accompanist. I am qualified to teach beginner through early intermediate piano students.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have been both a tutor and a peer leader. I am proficient in test taking myself and am willing to pass that knowledge to others who need help. I have worked through test anxiety and have developed several practices that work well in a testing situation. I was the go-to person in my peer group when someone felt unprepared to take a test and helped my friends study on a daily basis. I am also proficient in homework skills and methods of time management so students can make a schedule most efficient for them and utilizing their strong subjects to leave them with a positive and effective homework experience.
GED, Reading, Writing

Test Preparation

College Counseling,

College Counseling

I was a peer leader at MCC-BR for two semesters, helping new students transition to a college setting and helping College 100 Instructors in a classroom setting to train new students in time management, test taking, resume writing, and other facets of becoming an effective college student. I was a member of student activities council and also assisted in the advisor office during enrollment each semester.
ACT English, ACT Reading, GED, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

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