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Becky D.

Effective K-8 Teacher/Tutor Specializing in Reading & Home School

Effective K-8 Teacher/Tutor Specializing in Reading & Home School

$84/hour

  • 670 hours tutoring

About Becky


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Services INCLUDED in my hourly fee:
-INDIVIDUALIZED instruction (One on one lessons that are specifically created for YOUR child and YOUR child's needs.)
-Telephone/text/e-mail assistance between lessons
-Communication with Teachers and Schools
-Regular updates by E-mail and/or text
-Lesson Plans

If you choose me as your tutor, you can expect 3 things of me: Prompt, Thorough, Prepared! In addition, you will frequently be asked to do outside work to be prepared for your lessons.

I'm an...

Services INCLUDED in my hourly fee:
-INDIVIDUALIZED instruction (One on one lessons that are specifically created for YOUR child and YOUR child's needs.)
-Telephone/text/e-mail assistance between lessons
-Communication with Teachers and Schools
-Regular updates by E-mail and/or text
-Lesson Plans

If you choose me as your tutor, you can expect 3 things of me: Prompt, Thorough, Prepared! In addition, you will frequently be asked to do outside work to be prepared for your lessons.

I'm an enthusiastic teacher and learner. I love to help others learn. With my Master's in Elem Ed and 30+ years experience, I've learned many different ways to approach every problem. I've tutored well over 2500 students during my career. I'm a member of 7 professional organizations including Teachers Association International and International Tutoring Association.

Prior to beginning lessons, all students will be given a FREE assessment during their FREE consultation. The results of the assessment will be used to guide initial lessons. Information from the results, along with information about goals and other needs from parents, teachers and any other stakeholders, will be used to write a personalized learning plan for you. Lesson plans will be written for all future lessons based on your learning plan. Lesson plans are always available for your perusal.

As my Master's was focused in reading literacy, one of my specialties is reading. I am available for reading assistance at any level. Many skills are involved in learning to read including phonics, word manipulation, vocabulary and sight words.

I look forward to hearing from you so we can begin soon!


Education

University of Missouri, St. Louis
Music Education
Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $84
  • Rate details: FREE Consultation, Assessment and Introductory Lesson. Discounts available for Groups, Multiple Hours, 2 or more students in same household, Military, Teachers, Police, Firefighters.
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 12/17/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Common Core,

Common Core

I was a classroom teacher in Illinois when Common Core was first implemented and received training by the school district. Common Core math involves a different thought process than the way it was taught in previous generations. It's very important that students' at home practice is consistent with school learning. I can help bridge the gap between the methods used by parents (and how I learned) and current methods.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I enjoy teaching at the elementary level. Though I have experience teaching through Adult, elementary is my favorite! I have earned a K-9 classroom teaching certificate. I have a Master's degree in Elementary Education with a specialization in reading. I was a first grade teacher for ten years. Now I would like to use my training and experience to help you!
Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

I try to teach concepts as concretely as possible. For example, if a student is learning about fractions I would use manipulatives to help him/her see that fractions can have many different names and still be equal. Once the basic concept is understood, I then help teach methods of finding solutions. In math it is very common to have multiple possible correct paths to finding the solution. I will usually demonstrate several different ways to get the correct answer. Then I ask the student to try the different methods and then to choose one way that makes the most sense. Once a student is comfortable with the basics, I encourage the student to experiment and try to find the correct answer on their own. I have often been surprised by the ingenious (but correct!) methods students have used. I have found much success when I help students see Math as one big game or puzzle. Once the basic concepts and skills are learned - basic addition, subtraction - everything else is really just an extension. For example, multiplication is nothing more than repeated addition. Algebra is nothing but addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division using letters along with the numbers. I compare the letters used in Algebra to a box. I teach many of my students that our job is to figure out what's inside the box (what the letter is worth.) Then we learn different things we can do to the equation to find what's in the box/the answer.
Homeschool,

Homeschool

I am an online private homeschool teacher. Each of my students has a different curriculum that is dependent on his/her specific needs and interests. Prior to the first lesson, the learner will receive a free assessment to determine strengths and weaknesses. In addition to the assessment, I'll talk with parents and the learner to find out more background information. I use all information that was gathered to create a curriculum customized for you.
Phonics,

Phonics

I have a Master's degree in Elementary Education, with an emphasis in reading. In addition, I have taught 1st grade for approximately 7 years. Our main focus point was reading. I believe strongly in Balanced Literacy and have taught using the 4 Blocks Method. 4 Blocks includes phonics instruction in the Working with Words segment. This is daily instruction in phonics (knowledge of sound/symbol relationship), phonemic awareness (auditory only, ability to hear and manipulate sounds with a SPOKEN word), phonological awareness (umbrella term which includes phonemic awareness).
Reading,

Reading

I have a Master's degree in Elementary Education with a focus in Reading Literacy and taught 1st grade for almost 10 years. Most of every day was spent in improving reading and allowing students to enjoy the process.
Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

Reading,

Reading

I have a Master's degree in Elementary Education with a focus in Reading Literacy and taught 1st grade for almost 10 years. Most of every day was spent in improving reading and allowing students to enjoy the process.
English, Grammar, Proofreading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I enjoy teaching at the elementary level. Though I have experience teaching through Adult, elementary is my favorite! I have earned a K-9 classroom teaching certificate. I have a Master's degree in Elementary Education with a specialization in reading. I was a first grade teacher for ten years. Now I would like to use my training and experience to help you!
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Pre-Algebra is often a subject in which students begin to struggle. There are many new concepts. Doing math with letters seems strange to many. When I teach Pre-Algebra, I use as many manipulatives and visuals as possible. Most students understand the basic mathematical concepts taught at a very young age. Therefore, when teaching, I've found most of my students do very well when these concepts are stressed. Join me in Pre-Algebra Made Simple!
Reading,

Reading

I have a Master's degree in Elementary Education with a focus in Reading Literacy and taught 1st grade for almost 10 years. Most of every day was spent in improving reading and allowing students to enjoy the process.
English, Spelling, Writing

Math

Prealgebra

Prealgebra

Pre-Algebra is often a subject in which students begin to struggle. There are many new concepts. Doing math with letters seems strange to many. When I teach Pre-Algebra, I use as many manipulatives and visuals as possible. Most students understand the basic mathematical concepts taught at a very young age. Therefore, when teaching, I've found most of my students do very well when these concepts are stressed. Join me in Pre-Algebra Made Simple!

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I enjoy teaching at the elementary level. Though I have experience teaching through Adult, elementary is my favorite! I have earned a K-9 classroom teaching certificate. I have a Master's degree in Elementary Education with a specialization in reading. I was a first grade teacher for ten years. Now I would like to use my training and experience to help you!
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Pre-Algebra is often a subject in which students begin to struggle. There are many new concepts. Doing math with letters seems strange to many. When I teach Pre-Algebra, I use as many manipulatives and visuals as possible. Most students understand the basic mathematical concepts taught at a very young age. Therefore, when teaching, I've found most of my students do very well when these concepts are stressed. Join me in Pre-Algebra Made Simple!
Reading,

Reading

I have a Master's degree in Elementary Education with a focus in Reading Literacy and taught 1st grade for almost 10 years. Most of every day was spent in improving reading and allowing students to enjoy the process.
English, Writing

Special Needs

Phonics

Phonics

I have a Master's degree in Elementary Education, with an emphasis in reading. In addition, I have taught 1st grade for approximately 7 years. Our main focus point was reading. I believe strongly in Balanced Literacy and have taught using the 4 Blocks Method. 4 Blocks includes phonics instruction in the Working with Words segment. This is daily instruction in phonics (knowledge of sound/symbol relationship), phonemic awareness (auditory only, ability to hear and manipulate sounds with a SPOKEN word), phonological awareness (umbrella term which includes phonemic awareness).

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I enjoy teaching at the elementary level. Though I have experience teaching through Adult, elementary is my favorite! I have earned a K-9 classroom teaching certificate. I have a Master's degree in Elementary Education with a specialization in reading. I was a first grade teacher for ten years. Now I would like to use my training and experience to help you!
Reading,

Reading

I have a Master's degree in Elementary Education with a focus in Reading Literacy and taught 1st grade for almost 10 years. Most of every day was spent in improving reading and allowing students to enjoy the process.
Writing

Test Preparation

Common Core

Common Core

I was a classroom teacher in Illinois when Common Core was first implemented and received training by the school district. Common Core math involves a different thought process than the way it was taught in previous generations. It's very important that students' at home practice is consistent with school learning. I can help bridge the gap between the methods used by parents (and how I learned) and current methods.

Examples of Expertise


Becky has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 26 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Knowledgable, Patient and fun

Becky is OUTSTANDING! She has been my son's daily tutor since school closed. Never could asked for a better experience. She is always on time, has a solid and rigorous learning plan based on my son's grade level. She communicated with parents through a very comprehensive note after each class. My son looks forward to each session and became good friends with Becky!

Brian, 182 lessons with Becky

Incredibly kind and patient

My daughter has some minor special needs and is very behind in reading. Becky is phenomenal with her. She's so incredibly kind and has the patience of a saint. We are so happy to have found her!

Melissa, 120 lessons with Becky

Warm and patient teacher

We find Becky by recommendation from friend and she is very patient with my Both sons And tried hard to find best teaching method for each of them . We will start lesson with Becky Through this summer :)

Wan, 42 lessons with Becky

Great so far on teaching study skills

Really taking the time to get to know my 13-year-old. And best of all, he likes her. And doesn't complain about having to do. Will start to really teach skills soon.

Greg, 7 lessons with Becky

Very Patient and Smart

Becky is teaching the proper & easy way to complete math problems. She is very patient & smart. I enjoyed every section.

Waukesha, 9 lessons with Becky

Patient

Becky is a wonderful tutor. She is very patient and you can tell, this is her passion. She loves to teach

Lisa, 4 lessons with Becky
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$84/hour

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$84/hour

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Response time: 33 minutes