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Irene S.

Aberdeen, NC

$48/hour

For the Love of Reading & Writing

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 12/10/13

$48/Hour


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MA College of Liberal Arts
English
Westfield State University
Graduate Coursework

Education

MA College of Liberal Arts (English)

Westfield State University (Graduate Coursework)

About Irene

Hello, my name is Irene S. Six months ago my husband and I moved to Aberdeen to be close to our first grandchild. Moving from MA, and a prestigious 5 college area, I left behind several tutoring jobs. In one position I met a third grade boy and worked with him until he turned 11. Similarly, I worked with a 9 year old boy until he turned 12. Three years prior, I held an English teaching position in a Middle School for 36 years in Northampton, MA, where I was able to creatively inspire regular ed and special ed students to read and write well. Teaching children is the finest occupation one can choose; it proved to be my greatest accomplishment. Through creative lessons using many modalities, kids found success in learning and had fun in the process. Students bonded with me through a classroom setting of respect, support, fairness and humor. Kids liked me.

I also served as English Department Head where I facilitated curriculum and English Language Benchmarks. My other title was that of Team Leader for a 7th grade teaching team of 5. Here I set cooperation, lesson compatibility, support, and extra curricula activities for 110 students. It was rewarding to work with students, professional peers, and parents/guardians. It was an honor to be an educator who was given the priceless opportunity to witness the emotional, educational and physical growth of young minds.

I miss my 2 boys in MA and would still hold those positions if I hadn't moved. Recommendations are available from these families with whom I became very close. Now that my husband and I are settled, I would like the chance to teach and again feel the overwhelming accomplishment that one experiences when working successfully with a child.

I am willing to meet with the family to make an educational plan that is best for their child. My expertise in both reading and writing, makes it easy for me to work within the goals of the family and my ability to plan tiered lessons will fulfill those adopted benchmarks and more.

Sincerely,
Irene S.

Before we meet, I am willing to recommend reading titles.
Hello, my name is Irene S. Six months ago my husband and I moved to Aberdeen to be close to our first grandchild. Moving from MA, and a prestigious 5 college area, I left behind several tutoring jobs. In one position I met a third grade boy and worked with him until he turned 11. Read more

Policies
Cancellation
1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Aberdeen, NC 28315
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
English:
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Elementary (K-6th)

As recently as May, 2013, I have been tutoring several boys in reading comprehension and writing genres. My experience as a classroom teacher for 36 years provides me with the expertise to prepare lessons that are creative, thorough, and relevant to the goals of the child. Anyone I work with will achieve success in reading technique and writing style.

Study Skills

Hello,
Recently I worked with a boy in executive functioning skills. His grades were suffering at school due to late assignments. When I began working with him, I discovered that he started projects 2 days before a due date. Therefore, we established a time management system using the Google calendar on the PC, which easily included his parents in the loop.
As a teacher of 36 years, our Middle School had a study skills program that included test taking, outlining written work, listening, and memorization. A big part of that program was writing down daily and long range assignments and organizing all work in a 3-ring binder.
These are my qualifications for teaching study skills.

MA College of Liberal Arts
English
Westfield State University
Graduate Coursework

Education

MA College of Liberal Arts (English)

Westfield State University (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $48.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Irene will travel within 20 miles of Aberdeen, NC 28315.