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Sybil A.

Experienced mom, educator, writer can help with reading/writing!

Experienced mom, educator, writer can help with reading/writing!

$40/hour

  • Asheville, NC 28801

About Sybil


Bio

I am certified in reading, writing, spelling, literature, and proofreading. For the past four and one-half years I have been employed as a religious education director at a local church, with children ages infant to high school. Previous to this, I raised two children of my own, and I also worked as a volunteer in the schools and for Buncombe County libraries in their preschool reading program. I have also taken several classes at UNCA in elementary education.

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I am certified in reading, writing, spelling, literature, and proofreading. For the past four and one-half years I have been employed as a religious education director at a local church, with children ages infant to high school. Previous to this, I raised two children of my own, and I also worked as a volunteer in the schools and for Buncombe County libraries in their preschool reading program. I have also taken several classes at UNCA in elementary education.

I love to work with elementary-aged children in particular as they develop their early reading and writing skills. Books, reading, and the wealth of available children's literature are one of my passions and I love to impart that to children. I also do a lot of writing and editing in other job-related activities, so I can help with that as well. I look at each child as an individual and will work with your child to develop their strengths and ways of learning. I am comfortable working with children from all different backgrounds and interests. My hours are very flexible.


Education

University of Georgia
Landscape Arch
University of Georgia
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $40
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Asheville, NC 28801
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 7/13/2011

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

Sybil hasn’t set a schedule.


Subjects

Corporate Training

Proofreading

Proofreading

In my work as a writer on many different topics, I must be able to proofread my material and also understand proofreading marks from those editing my work. While computer editing and spell check are great to a point, it is always important before submitting a finsihed piece of writing to read it through with an eye to spelling and grammatical errors. I find that it is especially helpful to have someone else read work created since more errors can be caught that way. I have a great deal of experience in proofreading my and other's work, and can assist your child in learning to read with a critical eye.

Elementary Education

Reading,

Reading

Reading is a personal hobby of mine and I approach it with a passion. I love to read to children and help them to discover the wonder of books. Typically, I will have a child choose some books from subjects that interest them, and will also have a great selection of my own books they can choose from. We can also go to a library with parent approval to pick out books. I work with children to help them understand the story sequencing and also help them to learn to read phonetically. Sometimes I will add an activity related to the story we just read.
Spelling

Spelling

My work involves a great deal of writing so I have to be a good speller to get my ideas across. Helping a student learn to read phonetically also helps with spelling in most cases. English is a tricky language, and some words just have to be memorized. In working with young children, I will make spelling fun, helping them to use new words learned in sentences. I can also create fun games such as spelling bees or other activities such as rhyming words to help them remember what they have learned.

English

Literature,

Literature

My experience with literature relates closely to my passion for reading. I am very familiar with children's classic books and am always on the lookout for new books. For older youth, there is a myriad of options out there for students to read and discover. I would help your child learn to see books and good literature (both current and classic) as a lifelong passion. I can also read along with a student to help in comprehension of some of the more difficult books that might be required in their studies.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

In my work as a writer on many different topics, I must be able to proofread my material and also understand proofreading marks from those editing my work. While computer editing and spell check are great to a point, it is always important before submitting a finsihed piece of writing to read it through with an eye to spelling and grammatical errors. I find that it is especially helpful to have someone else read work created since more errors can be caught that way. I have a great deal of experience in proofreading my and other's work, and can assist your child in learning to read with a critical eye.
Reading,

Reading

Reading is a personal hobby of mine and I approach it with a passion. I love to read to children and help them to discover the wonder of books. Typically, I will have a child choose some books from subjects that interest them, and will also have a great selection of my own books they can choose from. We can also go to a library with parent approval to pick out books. I work with children to help them understand the story sequencing and also help them to learn to read phonetically. Sometimes I will add an activity related to the story we just read.
Spelling,

Spelling

My work involves a great deal of writing so I have to be a good speller to get my ideas across. Helping a student learn to read phonetically also helps with spelling in most cases. English is a tricky language, and some words just have to be memorized. In working with young children, I will make spelling fun, helping them to use new words learned in sentences. I can also create fun games such as spelling bees or other activities such as rhyming words to help them remember what they have learned.
Writing

Writing

In my work, I often research and write reports and marketing information. Sometimes I have to meet a deadline quickly, so I am used to thinking clearly, outlining my thoughts, and getting words on paper. In helping students with their writing skills, I will work with them in subjects that are of interest and can help them conduct research about a topic. After the information is gathered, I can help with putting together an outline of what needs to be conveyed and then will carefully read through a rough draft. After editing, I will help the student rework the rough draft into a finished piece. Depending upon the student's age, I will let them do their best to work independently with my assistance as support when they are uncertain as to how to proceed. I am good at drawing ideas out so that the student can fully express him or herself.

Homeschool

Reading,

Reading

Reading is a personal hobby of mine and I approach it with a passion. I love to read to children and help them to discover the wonder of books. Typically, I will have a child choose some books from subjects that interest them, and will also have a great selection of my own books they can choose from. We can also go to a library with parent approval to pick out books. I work with children to help them understand the story sequencing and also help them to learn to read phonetically. Sometimes I will add an activity related to the story we just read.
Spelling,

Spelling

My work involves a great deal of writing so I have to be a good speller to get my ideas across. Helping a student learn to read phonetically also helps with spelling in most cases. English is a tricky language, and some words just have to be memorized. In working with young children, I will make spelling fun, helping them to use new words learned in sentences. I can also create fun games such as spelling bees or other activities such as rhyming words to help them remember what they have learned.
Writing

Writing

In my work, I often research and write reports and marketing information. Sometimes I have to meet a deadline quickly, so I am used to thinking clearly, outlining my thoughts, and getting words on paper. In helping students with their writing skills, I will work with them in subjects that are of interest and can help them conduct research about a topic. After the information is gathered, I can help with putting together an outline of what needs to be conveyed and then will carefully read through a rough draft. After editing, I will help the student rework the rough draft into a finished piece. Depending upon the student's age, I will let them do their best to work independently with my assistance as support when they are uncertain as to how to proceed. I am good at drawing ideas out so that the student can fully express him or herself.

Most Popular

Reading,

Reading

Reading is a personal hobby of mine and I approach it with a passion. I love to read to children and help them to discover the wonder of books. Typically, I will have a child choose some books from subjects that interest them, and will also have a great selection of my own books they can choose from. We can also go to a library with parent approval to pick out books. I work with children to help them understand the story sequencing and also help them to learn to read phonetically. Sometimes I will add an activity related to the story we just read.
Writing

Writing

In my work, I often research and write reports and marketing information. Sometimes I have to meet a deadline quickly, so I am used to thinking clearly, outlining my thoughts, and getting words on paper. In helping students with their writing skills, I will work with them in subjects that are of interest and can help them conduct research about a topic. After the information is gathered, I can help with putting together an outline of what needs to be conveyed and then will carefully read through a rough draft. After editing, I will help the student rework the rough draft into a finished piece. Depending upon the student's age, I will let them do their best to work independently with my assistance as support when they are uncertain as to how to proceed. I am good at drawing ideas out so that the student can fully express him or herself.

Summer

Reading,

Reading

Reading is a personal hobby of mine and I approach it with a passion. I love to read to children and help them to discover the wonder of books. Typically, I will have a child choose some books from subjects that interest them, and will also have a great selection of my own books they can choose from. We can also go to a library with parent approval to pick out books. I work with children to help them understand the story sequencing and also help them to learn to read phonetically. Sometimes I will add an activity related to the story we just read.
Writing

Writing

In my work, I often research and write reports and marketing information. Sometimes I have to meet a deadline quickly, so I am used to thinking clearly, outlining my thoughts, and getting words on paper. In helping students with their writing skills, I will work with them in subjects that are of interest and can help them conduct research about a topic. After the information is gathered, I can help with putting together an outline of what needs to be conveyed and then will carefully read through a rough draft. After editing, I will help the student rework the rough draft into a finished piece. Depending upon the student's age, I will let them do their best to work independently with my assistance as support when they are uncertain as to how to proceed. I am good at drawing ideas out so that the student can fully express him or herself.

$40/hour

Sybil A.

$40/hour

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