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Reba G.

Durham, NC

$40/hour

Patient and friendly tutor for elementary and middle school students

In-person lessons

$40/Hour


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University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Master's

Education

University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (Master's)

About Reba

I love: fractions, castles, circles, messy projects, semicolons, and stories with endings that are happy and sad at the same time. I taught in an independent middle school for ten years. We focused on integrated project work, so I have experience with math, reading & writing, science and social studies. I also work with younger children on reading, and I believe in a healthy balance between phonics and "whole-language" reading instruction. My specialties have always been finding books for boys who don't like books, and teaching math to girls who don't like math... but I love tutoring because I like being able to tailor what I do for each individual student. I love: fractions, castles, circles, messy projects, semicolons, and stories with endings that are happy and sad at the same time. I taught in an independent middle school for ten years. We focused on integrated project work, so I have experience with math, reading & writing, science and social studies. I also work with younger children on Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Durham, NC 27705
In-person lessons
Math:
Algebra 1, Elementary Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, Probability
Science:
Anthropology, Archaeology
Art:
Adobe Photoshop
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, GED, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Computer:
Adobe Photoshop, General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
History:
American History, Anthropology, Archaeology, Classics, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Religion, Social Studies,
World History
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Sports/Recreation:
Needlework

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.

ADD/ADHD

I was a middle school teacher for ten years and had many students with ADD/ADHD. I have a lot of experience working with kids whose attention may be more broadly scattered or more intensely focused than is considered typical. ADD/ADHD presents a huge challenge for kids in traditional classroom settings, but it can also come with some very interesting strengths that are not usually recognized in schools.

Elementary (K-6th)

I was a sixth grade teacher for ten years, and before that I worked with children from kindergarten through middle school as a volunteer with my church. I was also a camp counselor (and later the camp director) for an elementary-age summer camp and after-school program.

Needlework

I've been teaching knitting and crochet for several years, and I helped organize one of the largest knitting groups in the triangle. Knitting gives me a sense of peacefulness and creative energy at the same time, and it's a skill that I'd love to share with others!

Social Studies

I was a social studies teacher for ten years (6th grade). Over the years we did deeply focused project units on: Early Humans, Early Civilization, Ancient Greece and Rome, the Middle Ages, The Renaissance, WWI and WWII, and on the future: an imaginary human settlement on Mars, in which students integrated what they'd learned all year about governments and social organization. Themes we covered included the effect of geography on culture, the persistence of Greek and Roman thought in modern society and government, the functions of fear, pride, and poverty in civic unrest and war, and the ethical use of democratic forms in a diverse world.

Study Skills

I was a classroom teacher for ten years and I know from experience that different students have different "study styles." Finding the right organizational strategies and the right practice-motivators are key.

University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Master's

Education

University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Reba will travel within 30 miles of Durham, NC 27705.