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Michelle O.

Certified Teacher in Many Areas Looking to Tutor

Certified Teacher in Many Areas Looking to Tutor

$45/hour

  • 842 hours tutoring

  • Raleigh, NC 27609

About Michelle


Bio

I am a certified teacher in several different areas: elementary education, special education, middle school and high school English, and middle school and high school social studies. I would also be comfortable in tutoring people for the reading portion of the ACTs and selected Praxis tests. I have extensive experience with ESL students. I was teaching in the public school system for ten years, mostly in middle school and elementary school.

As a teacher, I believe very strongly that one...

I am a certified teacher in several different areas: elementary education, special education, middle school and high school English, and middle school and high school social studies. I would also be comfortable in tutoring people for the reading portion of the ACTs and selected Praxis tests. I have extensive experience with ESL students. I was teaching in the public school system for ten years, mostly in middle school and elementary school.

As a teacher, I believe very strongly that one of the most important foundations for success is building up the students' confidence in their abilities. To that end, I prefer to have preliminary information about present levels of functioning (both strengths and weaknesses), as well as general likes and dislikes. I am equally comfortable with helping students with their school assignments or with creating units based on preferences. As a former special education teacher, I am used to working one on one with students, assessing their individual needs and working as a team in order to help the student be successful.

I would prefer to meet at public libraries, at least for the initial meeting. Since I am no longer teaching, I have a lot of flexibility in scheduling.


Education

University of Pittsburgh
Russian
Alvernia University
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $45
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Raleigh, NC 27609
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Hebrew,

Hebrew

I studied Hebrew in college for a year and a half. I still have my textbooks and materials with me. I feel able to teach elementary, basic "survival" Hebrew to those who are just starting to learn the language. I have a background in studying languages, and have a BA in Russian, so I am familiar with how to study a foreign language.
Russian,

Russian

My BA is in Russian language and literature. I studied it for four years, taking many advanced courses. I spent a summer in Moscow attending Moscow State University. I have a passion for it and have always wanted a job teaching Russian language.
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Common Core,

Common Core

As a former teacher who has taught the Common Core and as a facilitator who worked in a national company committed to helping parents understand how to help their children with homework (K-12), I have a firm grounding in the Common Core. I have many resources from which to pull. I enjoy helping students and I have a long history of working to help struggling students.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a certified K-6 elementary teacher. I have taught 2nd grade, 6th grade math, and elementary special education (all grades). I have subbed extensively in each grade as well.
Handwriting,

Handwriting

As a special education teacher, I have worked closely with my school's occupational therapist on the intricacies of correct grip and pressure as well as some exercises for handwriting. As a former general education teacher, I have also taught handwriting as a subject with mini lessons and practice time.
Phonics,

Phonics

I am a certified elementary and special education teacher. The last year I taught in public school, Wake County had just approved the Letter land program for kindergarten and first grade. I worked with many students on implementing many supporting activities with Letter land. I also have other materials that I used for phonics studies including games and exercises to practice phonics skills.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have explicitly taught study skills as a middle school special education teacher. With the focus on high stakes testing, I believe that the area of study skills has recently experienced a revival among teachers. I have taught specific skills geared towards specific areas: calming techniques for the anxious student, organizational techniques for the disorganized student. I have also taught procedural skills related to how one should study.
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing

History

Political Science,

Political Science

In addition to being a certified history teacher in both middle school and high school, I took many courses on political science in college, particularly in international politics. I am an avid reader of biographies on political figures and I have lived abroad in Russia for a time.
Social Studies,

Social Studies

I am a certified social studies teacher for middle school and high school. I scored in the top 15th percentile on the high school social studies content test, earning me an Recognition of Excellence award. I have previously taught 8th graders who were reading at around a 3rd grade reading level American history. I enjoy using other media to help them with concepts. For instance, there were many good YouTube videos that often helped with comprehending the material and there are books that teach history for students who struggle with reading that are not too "babyish."
American History, Government & Politics

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a certified K-6 elementary teacher. I have taught 2nd grade, 6th grade math, and elementary special education (all grades). I have subbed extensively in each grade as well.
Handwriting,

Handwriting

As a special education teacher, I have worked closely with my school's occupational therapist on the intricacies of correct grip and pressure as well as some exercises for handwriting. As a former general education teacher, I have also taught handwriting as a subject with mini lessons and practice time.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have explicitly taught study skills as a middle school special education teacher. With the focus on high stakes testing, I believe that the area of study skills has recently experienced a revival among teachers. I have taught specific skills geared towards specific areas: calming techniques for the anxious student, organizational techniques for the disorganized student. I have also taught procedural skills related to how one should study.
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Reading, Spelling, Writing

Language

Hebrew,

Hebrew

I studied Hebrew in college for a year and a half. I still have my textbooks and materials with me. I feel able to teach elementary, basic "survival" Hebrew to those who are just starting to learn the language. I have a background in studying languages, and have a BA in Russian, so I am familiar with how to study a foreign language.
Russian,

Russian

My BA is in Russian language and literature. I studied it for four years, taking many advanced courses. I spent a summer in Moscow attending Moscow State University. I have a passion for it and have always wanted a job teaching Russian language.
ESL/ESOL

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Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a certified K-6 elementary teacher. I have taught 2nd grade, 6th grade math, and elementary special education (all grades). I have subbed extensively in each grade as well.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have explicitly taught study skills as a middle school special education teacher. With the focus on high stakes testing, I believe that the area of study skills has recently experienced a revival among teachers. I have taught specific skills geared towards specific areas: calming techniques for the anxious student, organizational techniques for the disorganized student. I have also taught procedural skills related to how one should study.
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, Writing

Other

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have explicitly taught study skills as a middle school special education teacher. With the focus on high stakes testing, I believe that the area of study skills has recently experienced a revival among teachers. I have taught specific skills geared towards specific areas: calming techniques for the anxious student, organizational techniques for the disorganized student. I have also taught procedural skills related to how one should study.
ESL/ESOL, Government & Politics

Special Needs

ADHD,

ADHD

Since I have taught as both a general education teacher and a special education teacher, I have had much experience with teaching students with ADD or ADHD. I have written many individualized education plans and have set up and ensured the use of accommodations in the classroom. I have a thorough understanding of the (sometimes confusing!) procedural world of special education.
Phonics,

Phonics

I am a certified elementary and special education teacher. The last year I taught in public school, Wake County had just approved the Letter land program for kindergarten and first grade. I worked with many students on implementing many supporting activities with Letter land. I also have other materials that I used for phonics studies including games and exercises to practice phonics skills.
Special Needs,

Special Needs

I am a former certified special education teacher. I have worked with many different students in their general education classrooms or in pull out situations. I have worked in both elementary school and middle school as a special education teacher. Most special needs children require a more individualized instructional model that recognizes their learning styles and uses them to optimize learning. I'm aware of the current models and have developed strategies of my own with experiences I've encountered as a teacher.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have explicitly taught study skills as a middle school special education teacher. With the focus on high stakes testing, I believe that the area of study skills has recently experienced a revival among teachers. I have taught specific skills geared towards specific areas: calming techniques for the anxious student, organizational techniques for the disorganized student. I have also taught procedural skills related to how one should study.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a certified K-6 elementary teacher. I have taught 2nd grade, 6th grade math, and elementary special education (all grades). I have subbed extensively in each grade as well.
Russian,

Russian

My BA is in Russian language and literature. I studied it for four years, taking many advanced courses. I spent a summer in Moscow attending Moscow State University. I have a passion for it and have always wanted a job teaching Russian language.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have explicitly taught study skills as a middle school special education teacher. With the focus on high stakes testing, I believe that the area of study skills has recently experienced a revival among teachers. I have taught specific skills geared towards specific areas: calming techniques for the anxious student, organizational techniques for the disorganized student. I have also taught procedural skills related to how one should study.
ESL/ESOL, Reading, Writing

Test Preparation

Common Core,

Common Core

As a former teacher who has taught the Common Core and as a facilitator who worked in a national company committed to helping parents understand how to help their children with homework (K-12), I have a firm grounding in the Common Core. I have many resources from which to pull. I enjoy helping students and I have a long history of working to help struggling students.
Praxis,

Praxis

As a certified teacher, I have taken many Praxis exams. I received three separate Recognition of Excellence awards, which are given if you score in the top 15th percent of all test takers. The areas were in Elementary Education Content Knowledge (which is not something North Carolina teachers take), high school social studies, and high school English. I received a perfect score (200/200) on the high school English test, putting me in the top 2% of all test takers. I feel comfortable tutoring future teachers in their preliminary tests, and any social studies or English tests.
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews

A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!

I found Michelle to help me with the Praxis Core Writing and Elementary Content knowledge (5018) tests! She is knowledgeable, patient, and dedicated to helping you understand the material you need to learn! She helped me not only pass both tests, but also build my confidence in the subjects we covered! I’m so thankful I found Michelle and HIGHLY recommend her! I will most definitely use her again!

Carly, 24 lessons with Michelle

Great English Grammar tutor

Michelle has knowledge in what she is teaching. She always comes very prepared to class. It is the first time that I am finding English grammar interesting, and I am enjoying the process while I learn new things every day. I truly recommend Michelle, she definitely knows what she is doing. Highly recommend!!!

Claudia, 9 lessons with Michelle

Patient and very knowledgeable

Michelle works really well with my son, right out of the gates she knew where he was struggling and could tel personal things about him that we needed help pulling out. She really does wonderful work and I’m happy to keep her with us for awhile

Nicole, 16 lessons with Michelle

High professional teacher

I've found Michelle for my daughter to improve her writing skills. She helped her how go through whole essay, fix, add, and rearrange different parts. Michelle very knowledgeable about what is teaching. Since my daughter work with Michelle she feels much more comfortable in writing essay. Thank you, Michelle.

Tamara, 13 lessons with Michelle

Knowledgeable and explained in detail - Praxis (Writing)

Michelle went over every detail on the writing section of the Praxis multiple choice. Not only did she explain in detail about the answers I got wrong but also explained in detail the answers I got right and why. Very helpful. Will use her again.

Andrea, 3 lessons with Michelle

Extremely Helpful

Michelle helped my daughter with studying for the Praxis ii. She was unsure of the online platform and not having a tutor in person. She actually liked it very much and says it will help her. I am grateful we found Michelle and believe this will help my daughter to pass this next time.

Tina, 6 lessons with Michelle

First Lesson

I was very impressed with Michelle's straightforward way of approach. She knows her material and is thorough in her assessments. I am looking forward to witnessing the progression in my grandaughter's reading and math skills.

Chiffon, 13 lessons with Michelle

My first experience

Michelle’s help on English was needed and really useful. I am excited about our next session. I really need help and while she was aware of this she did not make me feel bad

Janine, 16 lessons with Michelle

Praxis I

Very patient, resourceful, and flexible. Michelle is passionate about teaching. She is very punctual and knows how to get things done, while still effectively teaching. She doesn't waste time and her lessons are right to the point catering to my needs.

Elisa, 22 lessons with Michelle

Very Knowlegable and Patient

Michelle is a very patient and knowledgeable Tutor. She is very prepared and committed and genuinely cares for your child’s development. My daughter has learned a lot from her! I would highly recommend her and we are very lucky that we found her. Thanks Michelle!

Jaya, 21 lessons with Michelle
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Michelle O.

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