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Otima G.

Durham, NC

$50/hour

Former teacher but still loves children

In-person lessons

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UNC-Greensboro
Human Dev. B-K

Education

UNC-Greensboro (Human Dev. B-K)

About Otima

Hey there!!! I am a former Kindergarten teacher who taught at a private school for seven years. I decided to leave the classroom to pursue other passions, but I still love children and helping others. I am originally from south Florida but I have lived in North Carolina since middle school. As a child I participated in many activities including bowling, dance, gymnastics, and basketball. I stuck with basketball the longest and played through high school.

As a teenager, I babysat a lot, so I knew that when I grew up I wanted to work with children. After graduating high school, I attended UNG-Greensboro and majored in Human Development and Family Studies with a concentration in birth-kindergarten. The school I went onto teach at was very focused on phonics. As a child I didn't enjoy reading, but as an adult, I realized how vital it is in order to be successful in school. I would love to do what I can to help children develop their phonics and vocabulary skills in order to help them be effective communicators and successful in school and in life!

I taught basic grammar in the classroom for seven years; properly using uppercase letters and punctuation. I also have the skill to make grammar, reading, and vocabulary activities fun and hands on.

I have excellent penmanship and for seven years I taught kindergarteners how to properly form lowercase and uppercase.

I have a strong background in teaching phonics and helping children learn how to sound out new words independently. Saying the alphabet followed by their sounds is a fun, interactive way for students to learn how to successfully sound out new words.

If you want to see how fun learning phonics, grammar, and reading can be I am definitely the tutor for you!!
Hey there!!! I am a former Kindergarten teacher who taught at a private school for seven years. I decided to leave the classroom to pursue other passions, but I still love children and helping others. I am originally from south Florida but I have lived in North Carolina since Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Durham, NC 27703
In-person lessons
English:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Handwriting, Phonics, Reading, Vocabulary

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UNC-Greensboro
Human Dev. B-K

Education

UNC-Greensboro (Human Dev. B-K)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Otima will travel within 20 miles of Durham, NC 27703.