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Beverly B.

Saint Ann, MO


Reading Specialist K - 12 (College); Elementary all subjects

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 8/18/16
4.7 average from 13 ratings
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Oklahoma Christian University
University of Missouri - St. Louis
University of Missouri - St. Louis


Oklahoma Christian University

University of Missouri - St. Louis (MEd)

University of Missouri - St. Louis (Other)

About Beverly

I have taught elementary education: phonics, vocabulary, basic reading comprehension skills, math, science, language arts, and social studies. In middle school, I taught reading: phonics, vocabulary, and basic reading skills (main idea and supporting detail), math, science and social studies.

High School experience has been similar to middle school but includes composition skills. I taught public education for over forty years. I have a high proficiency in teaching phonics, vocabulary, and reading comprehension and composition.

I retired in 2000 and started teaching Reading at the community college. I also teach, as needed, for several universities in my area: teacher education skills, educational philosophy, child development, and problems in education.

Furthermore, as an author, I teach composition skills based on experience working with professional editors from publishing houses and from authors also working toward publication. I have a sense of humor and find working with students of all ages a pleasure.
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Travels within 30 miles of Saint Ann, MO 63074
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In-person lessons


- Ozreale, Saint Louis, MO on 3/3/16
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Prealgebra, SAT Math
Anatomy, Archaeology, Astronomy, Biology, Nutrition, Philosophy, Physical Science, Psychology, Sociology
Adobe Photoshop, Art History, Photography
ACT Reading,
Bible Studies,
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading,
SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Reading,
Career Development, Common Core, GED,
GRE, LSAT, Praxis, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Writing
Adobe Photoshop, Desktop Publishing, General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Photography, QuickBooks
American History,
Archaeology, Classics, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Political Science, Religion,
World History
Special Needs:
Elementary Education:
Common Core, Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting,
Homeschool, Phonics,
Spelling, Study Skills,
Career Development, GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking, QuickBooks
Cooking, Needlework,
Sewing, Swimming

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT Reading

With over 13 years teaching for St. Louis Community College, my students cover a unit on how paragraphs and reading sections are composed for upper level examinations. These activities have shown that students can read and respond to ACT level paragraphs and reading selections.


With over 20 years working in public education and with appropriate training, as well as having family members with ADD/ADHD, such students need consistency and structure in his/her every day life as well as his/her academics. It is a matter of time management, planning and keeping to the plan.

American History

The textbooks used at St. Louis Community College included detailed information regarding a variety of history and literature articles. I assisted students with clarifying the identification of main ideas and supporting detail found in these documents. Then I assisted the students with organizing their reports in 3 specific ways. Moreover, I was able to demonstrate some techniques for editing: grammar and punctuation. I also covered tips to recognize typical test questions.

Bible Studies

In my undergraduate degree, religion was a minor. While not pursuing a Master's in Bible, I continued acquiring knowledge. Moreover, I took my degree in education and paired it with my knowledge of study to develop lessons for children, young adults and women studies. I have over 30 years experience in this field.


I have 25 years teaching K-12 students who were identified as "Dyslexic" by the school's counseling team. Using the Montessori and Dewey philosophies, my students seemed to enjoy learning how and why things worked (or grew). That interest was used to help them observe, record and share his/her findings. Those "findings" were used as a channel into "word orientation/i.e. left-to-right reading and writing; phonetic word construction, and appropriate spelling. Many of my students educated themselves out of my Remedial Reading program; and I celebrated that progression.

Elementary (K-6th)

I taught elementary K - 6 for 27 years: Oklahoma, Tennessee, Mississippi and Missouri. I managed attendance, reported grades, prepared lesson plans, administered tests, participated in school activities, met with parents and adhered to the rules and regulations approved by the various Boards of Education to whom I was responsible.


I am retired. I have taught elementary reading and college level reading. I hold a Master's in Education. I was a writer for the former Globe Democrat; community interest articles. Moreover, my skill in editing was developed with these human interest stories. With regard to science, I incorporated science as a method for "constructivist" learning: observing, defining (also known as exploring), reflecting, and then creating meaning in one's personal language which was then recorded and reported - this increased skill in written communications which effected oral communication. I look forward to hearing from you.


As a GED instructor, I have had the privilege of working with many students who desired the GED. While not easy for established adults, it does ask such adults to be dedicated to the tasks. Moreover, as a dedicated instructor, these students were guided through all tasks at nearly every point.


I taught handwriting 1 - 8 grades. I used the Zanier/Bolster method. I think of it as an art form; it can be very beautiful.

Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft Outlook was the program of choice for St. Louis Community College during my 14 year employment with the college.


I have been sewing for 55 years. I have made ball gowns, wedding veils, dresses, sports wear, jackets, coats and sleepwear. Equally important, I do embroidery on skirt/sleeve edges and for children's books.


As a reading specialist, I am qualified to teach phonics in four methods. My favorite and most effective is a symbol-touch-sound/sound-symbol touch method. I used this approach five years with second, third, fourth and fifth grade students. It is very effective. Students learn articulation, segmenting (syllables) and letter associations. The downside of the program is that it does require a lot of time, but it IS effective.


Every word is an image, every sentence a picture. When images and pictures are connected, it becomes a movie; a very personal interpretation of a personally created movie. This mental activity is what makes reading fun.


I have a Master's Degree in Reading Skills K-12, Missouri Certification: Reading K - 12, and several years' classroom teaching Developmental Reading skills.

Religion is a cross-discipline including reading comprehension and vocabulary, history, psychology and oration.
While I minored in religion during my undergraduate work, I continued as a lay-minister in women's studies, children's studies and religious history. I have over 30 years' experience teaching these subjects.

Study Skills

I have a Master's Degree in Reading Skills K-12. Reading comprehension involves such study skills as organization of the reader's understanding of the author's presentation of facts and ideas. This organization can be accomplished through highlighting (color is preferred) main idea; supporting details; and at least one minor detail when available as an example of the major detail. In addition, there are the traditional forms of organization: linear, and visual outlines such as box or graphic organizers. Deciding on which approach is ideal for the learner is best identified by the individual. All styles must be presented and time to experiment with each. Such exploration opens the mind to decide which design strengthens the long-term memory.


I hold a lifeguard certificate with the American Red Cross. I have had employment with the YMCA in various states: Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Missouri.


I wrote an e-book for the Missouri Elementary and Secondary Education on Study Skills. I published over 900 articles for a former newspaper in St. Louis: The Globe Democrat. I've also written five successfully funded grants. Equally important, I write to the young children in my family hoping to inspire them to write and read.

Oklahoma Christian University
University of Missouri - St. Louis
University of Missouri - St. Louis


Oklahoma Christian University

University of Missouri - St. Louis (MEd)

University of Missouri - St. Louis (Other)


Mrs. Beverly is the answer to my prayers. She is kind and sweet and very patient. I'm very greatful to have her helping me with my studies.

— Ozreale, Saint Louis, MO on 3/3/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Beverly will travel within 30 miles of Saint Ann, MO 63074.