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Debra M.

Asheville, NC

$35/hour

Experienced Teacher, All Levels Pre-K Through College

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$35/Hour


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University of Northern Iowa
Elementary Education
University of Nebraska-Omaha
Master's

Education

University of Northern Iowa (Elementary Education)

University of Nebraska-Omaha (Master's)

About Debra

Experienced in teaching students at the preschool, elementary, middle, high school and college levels, I am particularly adept in the language arts side of things. I have taught public speaking at the college level and written for 30+ newspapers and magazines. My experience as a professional proofreader and editor is because of my strong handle on punctuation and grammar. I have taught for 20 years, am an avid reader, lover of animals and nature, and possess a caring spirit.

I straddle well that line between setting expectations and being firm yet funny while nurturing the learner. This cocktail is crucial in obtaining results. You have to be liked and respected in order to motivate; rapport is key. Many have knowledge of subject material; imparting that knowledge successfully is a talent.
Experienced in teaching students at the preschool, elementary, middle, high school and college levels, I am particularly adept in the language arts side of things. I have taught public speaking at the college level and written for 30+ newspapers and magazines. My experience as a professional proofreader and editor is because of my strong handle on Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Asheville, NC 28806
In-person lessons
Math:
Elementary Math
English:
Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking

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)

I am Texas certified to teach Kindergarten through 8th grades. My Iowa certification is for K-6th grades. I have a B.A. in Elementary Education from the University of Northern Iowa.

Phonics

I am Texas certified to teach Kindergarten through 8th grades. My Iowa certification is for K-6th grades. I have a B.A. in Elementary Education from the University of Northern Iowa. I was strongly taught Reading through the Phonics system and believe in it far more than the alternative methods I've had to teach through my school's standards.

Public Speaking

I have an M.A. in Communications and have taught Public Speaking at the college level for 9 years. I have a CTM in Toastmasters and professionally spoke on a year-long circuit.

University of Northern Iowa
Elementary Education
University of Nebraska-Omaha
Master's

Education

University of Northern Iowa (Elementary Education)

University of Nebraska-Omaha (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Debra will travel within 20 miles of Asheville, NC 28806.