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Michelle O.

Certified Teacher in Many Areas Looking to Tutor

Certified Teacher in Many Areas Looking to Tutor

$48/hour

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About Michelle


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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
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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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Knowledge

Michelle came when the pandemic was affecting my daughter's learning availability. Michelle has been the best addition to my learning support. My daughter’s literacy score has gone up now to 10 points. Do not hesitate. She’s a remarkable tutor.

Norisha , 30 lessons with Michelle

Great Teacher

Michelle started teaching my daughter since last summer when she was at Kindergarten. Her school has placements based on individual’s progress. Before studying with Michelle, she was at level 1 which corresponded to Grade1. Michelle evaluated my daughter’s level and provided customized study schedule based on her pace. Now, my daughter is placed at level3 (grade 3). We highly recommend Michelle.

Miao, 104 lessons with Michelle

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Michelle has been working on math with me as I prepare for my Praxis teaching exams. She has patiently and efficiently been able to teach me things I haven’t been able to remember from many years ago.

Emily , 22 lessons with Michelle

Great Teacher

Michelle started teaching my daughter since last summer when she was at Kindergarten. Her school has placements based on individual’s progress. Before studying with Michelle, she was at level 1 which corresponded to Grade1. Michelle evaluated my daughter’s level and provided customized study schedule based on her pace. Now, my daughter is placed at level3 (grade 3). We highly recommend Michelle.

Miao, 104 lessons with Michelle

Knowledgable and Payient Tutor

Michelle helped me with the Praxis Core Writing test. She was very patient me as I am a seasoned learner who had not had an English class 30 years. Her knowledge and patience with, are thw reasons why I will pass the test. Thank you Michelle!

Todd, 7 lessons with Michelle

Great Teacher

Michelle started teaching my daughter since last summer when she was at Kindergarten. Her school has placements based on individual’s progress. Before studying with Michelle, she was at level 1 which corresponded to Grade1. Michelle evaluated my daughter’s level and provided customized study schedule based on her pace. Now, my daughter is placed at level3 (grade 3). We highly recommend Michelle.

Miao, 104 lessons with Michelle

Knowledgeable tutor

She is knowledgeable and a patient tutor. I have passed two exams in the past with her and looking forward to passing this exam (writing praxis core).

Christine, 32 lessons with Michelle

Great Teacher

Michelle started teaching my daughter since last summer when she was at Kindergarten. Her school has placements based on individual’s progress. Before studying with Michelle, she was at level 1 which corresponded to Grade1. Michelle evaluated my daughter’s level and provided customized study schedule based on her pace. Now, my daughter is placed at level3 (grade 3). We highly recommend Michelle.

Miao, 104 lessons with Michelle

Knowledgeable tutor

I have just passed two pa is exams with Michelle and looking forward to our session now for writing praxis exam. I am confident I will pass this last exam with her support. She is knowledgeable and a patient tutor.

Christine, 32 lessons with Michelle

Knowledgeable tutor

I have just passed two pa is exams with Michelle and looking forward to our session now for writing praxis exam. I am confident I will pass this last exam with her support. She is knowledgeable and a patient tutor.

Christine, 32 lessons with Michelle
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$48/hour

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