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Callie H.

Sanford, NC

$40/hour

National Board Certified Teacher can help you/your child in all areas

400+ Hours
Background check passed as of 10/2/14
4.9 average from 128 ratings
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Davidson College
English
Walden University
Master's

Education

Davidson College (English)

Walden University (Master's)

About Callie

As a 20-year veteran at a 6-12 grade alternative school, I have a wide variety of methods for helping students learn in a multitude of disciplines. I teach all levels of 9-12 English, from basic to advanced, including reading, writing, grammar and literature. In addition, I run the GradPoint computer lab, where I assist students with lessons in pre-algebra, algebra, civics, economics, US and world history, and English.

As an added bonus, I have taught K-12 theatre arts, which means I know numerous ways to interest students in learning. I have five summers' experience as a camp counselor and two summers' as a nanny. I also have two teen-aged daughters of my own.
As a 20-year veteran at a 6-12 grade alternative school, I have a wide variety of methods for helping students learn in a multitude of disciplines. I teach all levels of 9-12 English, from basic to advanced, including reading, writing, grammar and literature. In addition, I run the GradPoint computer lab, where I assist students with lessons in Read more

Policies
Cancellation
6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Sanford, NC 27332
Background Check: Passed

"Patient"

- Trisha, Carthage, NC on 5/16/17

"Great Tutor"

- Shannon, Broadway, NC on 1/26/17

"Very experienced tutor"

- Shelia, Spring Lake, NC on 1/5/17

"Very patient"

- Jessica, Sanford, NC on 4/24/16

"Wonderful Tutor!"

- Rose, Carthage, NC on 11/23/15

"Good Tutor"

- Matthew, Spring Lake, NC on 9/16/15

"Patient tutor"

- Angela, Fayetteville, NC on 1/24/15
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
GED,
GRE, Logic,
Microsoft Excel, Prealgebra, SAT Math
Science:
Elementary Science, Praxis
Art:
Theater
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ASVAB, GED,
GRE, Praxis,
SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Reading, TOEFL, Writing
History:
American History, Government & Politics, Religion,
Social Studies,
World History, Writing
Special Needs:
ADHD,
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Phonics,
Reading, Special Needs,
Study Skills
Elementary Education:
ADHD,
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
ESL/ESOL, GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking,
Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Softball,
Swimming

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.

ADHD

As a teacher at an alternative middle and high school I have taught numerous children with ADD and ADHD, both medicated and un-medicated. Additionally, I have two children with ADHD whom I have assisted with their learning since young childhood. I have also taken courses on working with ADD/ADHD children through NC DPI and my local LEA.

Algebra 1

As an English teacher who is proficient in math, I am often able to explain math concepts to students who do not understand them as explained by a traditional math teacher. Instead of using traditional methods, I can shape lessons to fit individual students. I use real-life examples, which is precisely the goal of the Common Core standards.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have three years teaching K-12 theatre arts. I was a camp counselor for five summers, and worked as a tutor/mentor for Boys and Girls club last summer. Several of my staff development courses have covered K-12 education.

Elementary Math

As an English teacher who is proficient in math, I am often able to explain math concepts to students who do not understand them as explained by a traditional math teacher. Instead of using traditional methods, I can shape lessons to fit individual students. I use real-life examples, which is precisely the goal of the Common Core standards.

GED

With all the different requirements, the GED measures a person's expertise in a variety of areas. Many tutors are proficient in only one or two areas; as you can see by my qualifications, I have experience in a wide arena. I can help with all aspects of the GED and help you prepare for the life to come.

Logic

The area in which I scored the highest on my GRE was logic. Each week I provide my students with a variety of logic puzzles for their Friday bellringer activity. We do analogies, riddles, and logical conundrums. In addition, the science teacher across the hall and I have regular logic competitions, where the two classes challenge each other by devising logic tests for each other.

Phonics

Many of my students are deficient in basic reading skills, including phonics. As such, I have attended staff development workshops on phonics. Additionally, as a voice student, I have used phonemic awareness to interpret pieces of music, especially those in foreign languages.

Praxis

As a certified teacher, I studied for and took the teachers' exam myself. As the lead mentor for my school, I have assisted first-third year teachers preparing for their Praxis. Each of my mentees (more than 10 over the past five years) has passed successfully.

Public Speaking

As a theatre minor in college, as a professional actress, and as a teacher, I have much experience speaking in front of groups. I have taught Speech and Debate in my school, as well as to professionals through my improvisational group. I once won an award for public speaking.

Religion

In addition to taking a World Religions course in college, I teach World English, which requires the reading of a variety of religious texts, including the Bible, the Koran, and Rig Veda and various creation stories.

Social Studies

Since I started working in the NovaNet computer lab 20 years ago (now known as GradPoint), I have assisted literally hundreds of students with a variety of social studies courses, including US, world, and NC history, psychology, and geography. I have also tutored my own two children through all the lessons from 3-8 grade social studies.

Softball

My younger daughter has been a softball player for five years. She currently plays on the varsity high school team as a freshman and on a 16U travel team. I have worked with her one-on-one, as well as observing more practices, individual lessons, and games than I can count. I actually understand the infield fly rule, slapping, and how to get out of a pickle.

Special Needs

As a teacher in an alternative school, I work closely with the exceptional children's teacher to meet the needs of all students. Our school is currently 12% special needs, including Aspergers, SLD, ADHD, MMR, and other health impaired. I have also taken a course at East Carolina University specifically dealing with meeting the needs of special needs students.

Study Skills

One of the primary responsibilities as a teacher in an alternative school is teaching students who have poorly adapted study skills. I have taught specific courses in "study skills" and "life skills", and have acted in a mentoring capacity for students learning study skills. I also address study skills regularly in my regular classrooms, teaching note-taking, test-taking strategies, and study strategies.

Swimming

Last summer I worked with the coach of our local swim team, helping children aged 6-12 learn how to swim. He uses a non-traditional approach where children are allowed to become used to the concepts of swimming in a completely safe environment. He also taught them boating safety and I coached the more advanced students in a swim meet for local children.

Theater

I minored in theatre at Davidson College. For three years I taught K-12 theatre arts in Pamlico County and Union County, where I won NCTC awards for directing, lighting, and choreography. I have been the drama club sponsor for 17 years at my school, and have taught classes to local students in stage makeup, stage combat, and improv. I have acted professionally with an improv company in Raleigh and with the professional theatre in my town.

Writing

Before anything else, I am a writer. I have published short stories, essays and poems, and am currently working on both a novel and a memoir. I have taught writing to high school students for over twenty years, and I know how to draw your best work out of you and get it down on the page.

Davidson College
English
Walden University
Master's

Education

Davidson College (English)

Walden University (Master's)

Patient

She is prompt, kind and patient while working with my son. When he gets frustrated she reassures and I can hear his progress as she works with him. She works through each question with him and instructs him what is key and ensures he writes it down.

— Trisha, Carthage, NC on 5/16/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Callie will travel within 30 miles of Sanford, NC 27332.