Southeast Mo State Univ
William Woods University (MBA)
I have almost ten years of experience with children and teens plus over twenty years of experience in Business and Information Technology (IT). I have served as an independent tutor and consultant for the past five years. Following is a categorized summary:
EDUCATION -- teacher-requested substitute for K-12, including Special Ed. Private tutoring has focused on math -- elementary through high school Algebra II, with a limited amount in reading.
TEST PREPARATION -- private tutoring for the ACT (increase of 3 points) and GED.
PUBLIC SPEAKING & COMMUNICATION -- Advanced member of Toastmasters International in both communication and leadership education programs.
BUSINESS -- MBA, business & government consultant, small business owner.
My education background:
I was the recipient of Missouri's "Bright Flight" Scholarship based on ACT scores, National Merit Semi-Finalist, Top 3 in class, 4.0 in MBA program. I have almost ten years of experience with children and teens plus over twenty years of experience in Business and Information Technology (IT). I have served as an independent tutor and consultant for the past five years. Following is a categorized summary:
EDUCATION -- teacher-requested substitute for K-12, including Special Ed.
Rates will vary depending on subject matter, time restrictions, and or number of desired sessions. Rate can be reduced for a series of sessions and/or multiple students.
Dawna a did very well with me and challenged my way of thinking, which does great for me. Thank you Dawna!
We tried several other tutors before we found Dawna. We initially chose Dawna because of her availability and willingness to meet close to our house, but in the end, got a terrific tutor and had great success on the ACT.
Because the ACT is only given on certain days, her willingness to meet frequently before the test and to be flexible in schedule time was critical. She was patient and worked very hard to determine my son's needs. She was able to determine his weaknesses and work with him on new strategies to achieve the ACT score he needed. They worked on all areas of the ACT, but eventually, focused on reading speed, and that was a turning point.
He enjoyed working with Dawna and mentioned that she was quick to get to work on what they needed to do in each session. We appreciated that greatly because she used the tutoring time wisely, was organized, and always had a plan for what they would cover each meeting. She was direct with him about what he needed to do and was also willing to talk to me by phone so that we could continue to work on strategies in-between their sessions. Her communication with me was very responsive and provided me feedback on his strengths, weaknesses, and progress he was making.
I would highly recommended Dawna for anyone looking for a tutor! 5 STARS
Dawna has been awesome for me! I understand what she teaches me and she is very patient. I have a whole new confidence in myself I never had before! Thanks Dawna your the BEST!
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I spent two years coaching 7/8 year old coach-pitch co-ed baseball and five years as an official stat keeper for competitive, travel baseball team.
I have spent seven years coaching K-6 basketball and three years as a referee for K-6 basketball. I was a high school varsity player.
I finished my MBA with a 4.0 and spent three years as self-employed business owner, managing my own AP/AR and federal/state reporting. My undergrad bachelor degree is in Comp Science / Applied Business. I have four years bookkeeping & tax prep experience from accounting firms.
I spent three years as a substitute teacher for K-6 (repeatedly requested), including reading classes for IDP students. Prior tutoring in 5th grade math; money counting; reading.
Four year teacher for K-6 Sunday School classes and/or Vacation Bible School.
I've worked with K-6 continuously over the years -- substitute teaching; coaching sports; serving as Girl Scout leader; and teaching Bible study groups.
I have five years of extensive Outlook experience, including notes, tasks, calendar & Inbox. I have the ability to create folders, utilized voting buttons, define security, and other items. I am willing to show proficiency through test or further questions.
I am a member of Toastmasters International, with Advanced Communicator designation. I have worked with employee training for three companies which included groups of 3 to 30 and am a three-time speaker at national symposium, with several hundred in audience.
I have three years experience utilizing QuickBooks in a self-employed business that included wholesale, retail, & 20 employees. I also have five years experience working part-time for an accountant doing miscellaneous bookkeeping via QuickBooks.
I have three years tax preparation experience with Alliance Accounting.
I am a two-session coach for 5th-6th grade girls and I play in an Adult recreation volleyball team. I was a high school varsity player.