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Penny C.

High Point, NC

$40/hour

English, Writing, Art, Computer, Social Sciences, and Algebra 1 Tutor

100+ Hours
Background check passed as of 5/27/11
5.0 average from 66 ratings
Knowledgeable and patient
— Bushra, Greensboro, NC on 11/28/16

$40/Hour


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Guilford College, Greensboro, NC
UNC Pembroke
Master's

Education

Guilford College, Greensboro, NC

UNC Pembroke (Master's)

About Penny

Hello, Parents and Students,

I know that tutoring can be a costly investment, However, the right tutor can make a measurable difference in improving academic performance. I hope that my tutor profile and certifications will help you assess my suitability as your academic coach.

I enjoy working with young people and adults on a variety of subjects. Art, computers and language arts are my specializations. However, I also enjoy working with math, research methods and science.

I am a recent M.P.A. graduate in health administration with a 4.0 GPA. I am a substitute teacher for K-12 and a long-time tutor. My B.A. is in psychology, so I know a bit about the impact that environmental and social factors have on learning. I am a published, professional writer and artist. Through personal and professional experience, I have learned that much can be accomplished when you believe in yourself.

As a tutor, I am punctual, prepared, patient, and professional. I will do my best to assure a positive learning experience with the best outcomes.

Thank you for visiting my profile. I hope to hear from you!
Hello, Parents and Students,

I know that tutoring can be a costly investment, However, the right tutor can make a measurable difference in improving academic performance. I hope that my tutor profile and certifications will help you assess my suitability as your academic coach.

I enjoy working with young people and adults on
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Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of High Point, NC 27265
Background Check: Passed

"Knowledgeable and patient"

- Bushra, Greensboro, NC on 11/28/16

"Insightful and a patient tutor"

- Leonard, Raleigh, NC on 5/24/16
Math:
Algebra 1, Geometry, Probability
Science:
ACT Science, Biology, Botany, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, Zoology
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB, Career Development, College Counseling, GED, Praxis, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Computer:
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop,
Desktop Publishing, Dreamweaver, Macintosh,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint,
Microsoft Word
History:
American History, Criminal Justice, Social Studies
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Phonics, Reading,
Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Career Development, Economics, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint,
Microsoft Word
Sports/Recreation:
Cooking, Sewing

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.

Adobe Photoshop

I have worked professionally as a graphic designer for over 30 years. I started using a Macintosh in 1990 and have created product and packaging in programs such as Macromedia Freehand, Adobe Illustrator, Quark Xpress, and Adobe Photoshop.

I use a Mac at home and Adobe Creative Cloud. Typically, I use Photoshop for color-correcting images and photo retouch. I also enjoy using the program for realistic illustration. I use Photoshop for converting images for the Web and creating special effects with type. I can teach you how to draw using bezier curves, how to work with layers and how to create an illustration from scratch in Photoshop. The version of Photoshop with which I am most familiar, currently, is CC2016.

I would love to help you learn to work in PhotoShop. It is an amazing program.

Drawing

I have a BA in psychology and studio art. I worked professionally as a graphic designer and art director from 1976 until 2005. I am now in marketing for a public sector agency and still design brochures, etc. I also operate a part-time freelance business and provide graphics, illustrations and copywriting services.

Elementary (K-6th)

My experience in tutoring elementary students comes from working as an academic coach, for several years, with another company that offered in-home tutoring. Primarily, I worked with 2nd and 3rd graders on reading, spelling, grammar, punctuation, and math. I also taught art for a year to children of all ages at a Boys' and Girls' Club, and have facilitated community Art Day projects. My undergraduate degree is in psychology, which helps me to understand motivation and behavior. I am a strong advocate for positive feedback and confidence-building. I have learned that each child has special interests and talents that can be used as motivators. One of my favorite students hated homework, but loved cartoon characters. After learning about his interest in art and cartoon characters, I drew a special cartoon just for him with a motivational message. I presented the drawing to him at the beginning of one of our tutoring sessions, and was amazed at its impact. Many of my students have displayed a lack of self-confidence. A big part of my job as a tutor is convincing my students that they can do the work. There is much truth to the adage, "If you believe it, you can achieve it."

I prefer to coordinate tutoring with the child's classroom instructor. Ideally, tutoring should reinforce and build on his/her weekly assignments.

Macintosh

I purchased my first Macintosh computer over 20 years ago, and have been using Macs professionally for graphic design and illustration ever since! I am currently using Adobe Creative Suite version CS6 on my Mac at home. I would be happy to share my knowledge and experience with any student who is entering the "Mac zone" as a novice. I would also be glad to help individuals with some Mac experience to become more comfortable with the OSX platform.

Although Macintosh OSX is my preference, I am equally skilled with Windows Vista and Windows 7 on a PC.

Microsoft PowerPoint

I have over ten years of experience in Microsoft Office products including PowerPoint. I have prepared countless presentations for employers and also student presentations in graduate school. I am proficient in the finer features of the program such as timed animations and audio. I hope you will contact me to be your PowerPoint instructor!

Painting

I have an undergraduate degree in psychology and studio art. I've taught art to children and adults as a private tutor and as a part time instructor. I have worked professionally for over 30 years as a designer and art director for various publishing and manufacturing companies.

Reading

I have tutored children in reading prior to joining Wyzant. English and writing are my top subjects.

Guilford College, Greensboro, NC
UNC Pembroke
Master's

Education

Guilford College, Greensboro, NC

UNC Pembroke (Master's)

Knowledgeable and patient

She gave me alot of ifo about autism needs that relate to designing tiny house for them. She helped me alot in my project. I highly recommend her .

— Bushra, Greensboro, NC on 11/28/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Penny will travel within 15 miles of High Point, NC 27265.