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Donna B.

Elementary Education Teacher Specializing in Reading and Language Arts

Elementary Education Teacher Specializing in Reading and Language Arts

$35/hour

  • 380 hours tutoring

About Donna


Bio

For the past twenty years, I have taught many different classes and grade levels:

* College Classes (College Reading, Study Skills, Classroom Management, Early Childhood Education, Children's Literature, and Supervising Student Teachers in their Field Experience)
* High School (ACT Prep and Piano)
* Middle School (Reading, Language Arts, and Math)
* Elementary School (3rd Grade and Music)
* Preschool (Administrator and 3 year-old teacher)
* Tutoring (1st grade through 9th grade) ...

For the past twenty years, I have taught many different classes and grade levels:

* College Classes (College Reading, Study Skills, Classroom Management, Early Childhood Education, Children's Literature, and Supervising Student Teachers in their Field Experience)
* High School (ACT Prep and Piano)
* Middle School (Reading, Language Arts, and Math)
* Elementary School (3rd Grade and Music)
* Preschool (Administrator and 3 year-old teacher)
* Tutoring (1st grade through 9th grade)

Depending on the subject matter, I have found that many times students do very well with a web-enhanced type of teaching/learning situation. This involves online, along with, face-to-face/traditional sessions.

I am willing to work with students in whatever situation they are most comfortable and most successful.


Education

University of Southern Mississippi, Honor's Graduate
Bachelor in Elementary Education
University of Southern Mississippi
MEd

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $35
  • Rate details: Groups of 2-3 - $25 each student per hour 2 Hour Lessons - $35 first hour, $30 each extra hour
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 6/2/2012

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar,

Grammar

I taught Language Arts (Reading, Writing, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary) to middle schoolers (6th, 7th, 8th grades) for six years and 3rd graders for one year. Additionally, I taught the English fundamentals to high schoolers (9th, 10th, 11th, 12th grades) for three years.
Proofreading

Proofreading

As a Language Arts Teacher (for six years), I taught Writing to my middle school students. One stage of the Writing Process is Proofreading. I taught students how to proofread, and as their teacher, I, myself, proofread each of their (125) drafts and essays. I, also, attended a Writing Seminar in which we proofread and evaluated students essays presented as part of the State Writing Test.

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I hold a Master's of Education Degree (AA Mississippi Educator's License) for teaching K-8th grades, along with a Reading Endorsement for K-12 grades. I have taught 7th and 8th grade for two years, 6th grade for five years, 3rd grade for one year, Kindergarten through 5th grades for one year, and Preschool for 3 years. Additionally, I have taught High School for 3 years and College for ten years.
Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

I taught middle school (6th, 7th, 8th grades) math for 2 years.
Grammar,

Grammar

I taught Language Arts (Reading, Writing, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary) to middle schoolers (6th, 7th, 8th grades) for six years and 3rd graders for one year. Additionally, I taught the English fundamentals to high schoolers (9th, 10th, 11th, 12th grades) for three years.
Phonics,

Phonics

As part of my teaching experience with Language Arts and Reading, students were presented lessons in pronouncing words phonetically. This was part of the Grammar/Vocabulary Study in both Language Arts and Reading lessons.
Reading,

Reading

I have taught middle school reading for 6 years, third grade reading for 1 year, high school reading for 3 years, and college reading for 6 years. I hold a remedial Reading Endorsement on my teaching certificate for grades Kindergarten - 12th grade.
Spelling,

Spelling

I taught middle school Language Arts (Reading, Writing, Grammar, Vocabulary, Spelling) for 6 years. I prepared 125 middle school students for the district spelling bee each year.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have taught college-level study skills classes for seven years on two different college/university campuses. Some of the topics that I taught in the Study Skills Classes included: * Time Management * Organizational Skills * Preparing for Tests (How/What to Study) * Taking Tests * Test Anxiety
Vocabulary

Vocabulary

I taught middle school Language Arts (Reading, Writing, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary) for 6 years. I, also, included vocabulary as a part of my college reading classes.

English

English,

English

As a Middle School Language Arts Teacher, a High School ACT Prep Teacher, and a College Reading Instructor, English was a major part of the courses taught. The English curriculum that was taught included grammar, vocabulary, spelling, sentence structure, word recognition, context clues, subject/verb agreement, parts of speech, word parts, capitalization, punctuation, word meaning, and reading comprehension.
Grammar,

Grammar

I taught Language Arts (Reading, Writing, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary) to middle schoolers (6th, 7th, 8th grades) for six years and 3rd graders for one year. Additionally, I taught the English fundamentals to high schoolers (9th, 10th, 11th, 12th grades) for three years.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

As a Language Arts Teacher (for six years), I taught Writing to my middle school students. One stage of the Writing Process is Proofreading. I taught students how to proofread, and as their teacher, I, myself, proofread each of their (125) drafts and essays. I, also, attended a Writing Seminar in which we proofread and evaluated students essays presented as part of the State Writing Test.
Reading,

Reading

I have taught middle school reading for 6 years, third grade reading for 1 year, high school reading for 3 years, and college reading for 6 years. I hold a remedial Reading Endorsement on my teaching certificate for grades Kindergarten - 12th grade.
Spelling,

Spelling

I taught middle school Language Arts (Reading, Writing, Grammar, Vocabulary, Spelling) for 6 years. I prepared 125 middle school students for the district spelling bee each year.
Vocabulary

Vocabulary

I taught middle school Language Arts (Reading, Writing, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary) for 6 years. I, also, included vocabulary as a part of my college reading classes.

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I hold a Master's of Education Degree (AA Mississippi Educator's License) for teaching K-8th grades, along with a Reading Endorsement for K-12 grades. I have taught 7th and 8th grade for two years, 6th grade for five years, 3rd grade for one year, Kindergarten through 5th grades for one year, and Preschool for 3 years. Additionally, I have taught High School for 3 years and College for ten years.
English,

English

As a Middle School Language Arts Teacher, a High School ACT Prep Teacher, and a College Reading Instructor, English was a major part of the courses taught. The English curriculum that was taught included grammar, vocabulary, spelling, sentence structure, word recognition, context clues, subject/verb agreement, parts of speech, word parts, capitalization, punctuation, word meaning, and reading comprehension.
Piano,

Piano

I began taking piano lessons when I was in third grade and continued through my first year of college. I taught private beginner piano lessons for three years, directed a children's handbell choir for two years, directed children's church choirs for five years, gave class piano lessons at the Alabama School for Math and Science for three semesters, and taught music in an elementary school for one year. I have been an active member of my church's Adult Handbell choir for 30 (plus) years, the PraiseRing Handbell Ensemble (with my church) for five years, and an auditioned Handbell Choir of Mobile for one year.
Reading,

Reading

I have taught middle school reading for 6 years, third grade reading for 1 year, high school reading for 3 years, and college reading for 6 years. I hold a remedial Reading Endorsement on my teaching certificate for grades Kindergarten - 12th grade.
Spelling,

Spelling

I taught middle school Language Arts (Reading, Writing, Grammar, Vocabulary, Spelling) for 6 years. I prepared 125 middle school students for the district spelling bee each year.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have taught college-level study skills classes for seven years on two different college/university campuses. Some of the topics that I taught in the Study Skills Classes included: * Time Management * Organizational Skills * Preparing for Tests (How/What to Study) * Taking Tests * Test Anxiety

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I hold a Master's of Education Degree (AA Mississippi Educator's License) for teaching K-8th grades, along with a Reading Endorsement for K-12 grades. I have taught 7th and 8th grade for two years, 6th grade for five years, 3rd grade for one year, Kindergarten through 5th grades for one year, and Preschool for 3 years. Additionally, I have taught High School for 3 years and College for ten years.
English,

English

As a Middle School Language Arts Teacher, a High School ACT Prep Teacher, and a College Reading Instructor, English was a major part of the courses taught. The English curriculum that was taught included grammar, vocabulary, spelling, sentence structure, word recognition, context clues, subject/verb agreement, parts of speech, word parts, capitalization, punctuation, word meaning, and reading comprehension.
Piano,

Piano

I began taking piano lessons when I was in third grade and continued through my first year of college. I taught private beginner piano lessons for three years, directed a children's handbell choir for two years, directed children's church choirs for five years, gave class piano lessons at the Alabama School for Math and Science for three semesters, and taught music in an elementary school for one year. I have been an active member of my church's Adult Handbell choir for 30 (plus) years, the PraiseRing Handbell Ensemble (with my church) for five years, and an auditioned Handbell Choir of Mobile for one year.
Reading,

Reading

I have taught middle school reading for 6 years, third grade reading for 1 year, high school reading for 3 years, and college reading for 6 years. I hold a remedial Reading Endorsement on my teaching certificate for grades Kindergarten - 12th grade.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have taught college-level study skills classes for seven years on two different college/university campuses. Some of the topics that I taught in the Study Skills Classes included: * Time Management * Organizational Skills * Preparing for Tests (How/What to Study) * Taking Tests * Test Anxiety

Music

General Music,

General Music

I began my study and interest in music in elementary school. I began studying piano in the 3rd grade and continued through my sophomore year of college. In college, I took Piano (several semesters), Voice, Music Theory, Music Appreciation, and Music History. I have taught Music Classes in public school for 1 year (Kindergarten thru 5th grade), Preschool Music for 3 years, and Private Beginner Piano Lessons (in my home). I have been a Children's Choir Director, and Children's Handbell Choir Director. I presently play music in an Adult Handbell Ensemble and Adult Handbell Choir (over 30 years).
Piano

Piano

I began taking piano lessons when I was in third grade and continued through my first year of college. I taught private beginner piano lessons for three years, directed a children's handbell choir for two years, directed children's church choirs for five years, gave class piano lessons at the Alabama School for Math and Science for three semesters, and taught music in an elementary school for one year. I have been an active member of my church's Adult Handbell choir for 30 (plus) years, the PraiseRing Handbell Ensemble (with my church) for five years, and an auditioned Handbell Choir of Mobile for one year.

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

I have taught college-level study skills classes for seven years on two different college/university campuses. Some of the topics that I taught in the Study Skills Classes included: * Time Management * Organizational Skills * Preparing for Tests (How/What to Study) * Taking Tests * Test Anxiety

Special Needs

ADHD,

ADHD

I have taught many students who were medically diagnosed as ADD or ADHD. Several of these students were given special accommodations for learning (extra time on tests, special seating arrangements, additional teacher assistance and monitoring, specialized homework & classwork assignments/testing, etc.). Often, there was a Special Education teacher in the classroom to accommodate the student for "Inclusion Teaching."
Phonics,

Phonics

As part of my teaching experience with Language Arts and Reading, students were presented lessons in pronouncing words phonetically. This was part of the Grammar/Vocabulary Study in both Language Arts and Reading lessons.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have taught college-level study skills classes for seven years on two different college/university campuses. Some of the topics that I taught in the Study Skills Classes included: * Time Management * Organizational Skills * Preparing for Tests (How/What to Study) * Taking Tests * Test Anxiety

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I hold a Master's of Education Degree (AA Mississippi Educator's License) for teaching K-8th grades, along with a Reading Endorsement for K-12 grades. I have taught 7th and 8th grade for two years, 6th grade for five years, 3rd grade for one year, Kindergarten through 5th grades for one year, and Preschool for 3 years. Additionally, I have taught High School for 3 years and College for ten years.
GED,

GED

I have taught College Education and Developmental Studies classes for over eight years. Most of these college classes were Remedial Reading classes, which is a vital subject area for preparing for the GED. Because I have taught college level classes, I feel completely confident in my qualifications for preparing students for taking the GED.
Piano,

Piano

I began taking piano lessons when I was in third grade and continued through my first year of college. I taught private beginner piano lessons for three years, directed a children's handbell choir for two years, directed children's church choirs for five years, gave class piano lessons at the Alabama School for Math and Science for three semesters, and taught music in an elementary school for one year. I have been an active member of my church's Adult Handbell choir for 30 (plus) years, the PraiseRing Handbell Ensemble (with my church) for five years, and an auditioned Handbell Choir of Mobile for one year.
Reading,

Reading

I have taught middle school reading for 6 years, third grade reading for 1 year, high school reading for 3 years, and college reading for 6 years. I hold a remedial Reading Endorsement on my teaching certificate for grades Kindergarten - 12th grade.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have taught college-level study skills classes for seven years on two different college/university campuses. Some of the topics that I taught in the Study Skills Classes included: * Time Management * Organizational Skills * Preparing for Tests (How/What to Study) * Taking Tests * Test Anxiety

Test Preparation

GED

GED

I have taught College Education and Developmental Studies classes for over eight years. Most of these college classes were Remedial Reading classes, which is a vital subject area for preparing for the GED. Because I have taught college level classes, I feel completely confident in my qualifications for preparing students for taking the GED.

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Paragraph writing technique

Ms. Donna is a great teacher. I have learned so much from her. Writing is my weakness, but she has taught me how to be strong in that area. Also writing has helped with spelling and using different words with the same meaning.

Kenadie, 81 lessons with Donna
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