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Bethany A.

Professional Tutor with over 20 Years of Teaching Experience

Professional Tutor with over 20 Years of Teaching Experience

$50/hour

  • 189 hours tutoring

  • Sandown, NH 03873

About Bethany


Bio

I have over 20 years of experience in both teaching and tutoring. I homeschooled all 3 of my children, K-12. I have tutored and taught other homeschooled students, both 1-1 as well as in classrooms. I have been a professional tutor for over 11 years, in multiple subjects including test prep and study skills.
I have taught in a number of private schools (including Governor's Academy, Choate Rosemary Hall, Avon Old Farms, and many more). Most recently I have been a substitute teacher in...

I have over 20 years of experience in both teaching and tutoring. I homeschooled all 3 of my children, K-12. I have tutored and taught other homeschooled students, both 1-1 as well as in classrooms. I have been a professional tutor for over 11 years, in multiple subjects including test prep and study skills.
I have taught in a number of private schools (including Governor's Academy, Choate Rosemary Hall, Avon Old Farms, and many more). Most recently I have been a substitute teacher in Amesbury, MA and Colchester, CT and am currently employed as an Associate Math teacher in Lawrence, MA. I have a passion for education and meeting the individual needs of each student. I look forward to working with your learner!


Education

UMass Boston
History and French

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Subjects

Corporate Training

French,

French

I completed four years of Honors French in high school, lived with a French family in an exchange program during high school, and majored in French in college. I have traveled to France and Quebec a number of times and taught French I at UMass Amherst's Upward Bound program. I also taught French I for a homeschool high school group.
Grammar,

Grammar

I love grammar (yes, it's true). Grammar was a key component of my children's home schooling program. In addition, I tutor for the writing/grammar sections of both the SAT and ACT.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

As a big fan of grammar and spelling, I enjoy proofreading. I have an eye for detail as well as a love for good writing.
Spanish

Spanish

I took Spanish in both high school and college. I have tutored for the AP Spanish exam and the SAT Subject exam in Spanish. I also have spent the last five years traveling for a non-profit organization to Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and Cuba, using my Spanish to speak at women's conferences. I taught my oldest son Spanish. He is now fluent, and has taught in the Dominican Republic himself.

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

While my college degree is in French and History, I spent the last 20 years homeschooling all three of my children, from K-12. Two have graduated with honors from college and the third is completing an intensive apprenticeship in Building Construction. I believe that the years spent covering all aspects of Elementary Education provided the solid foundation for all of their future learning. Those first years were vital in not only providing the tools to learn but also in instilling a life-long love for learning. I used different methods based on the learning styles of each child, in the areas of Reading, Writing, Math, Science, Humanities, and the Arts. I custom-designed their Elementary Education programs and believe this is the key to tutoring Elementary students.
Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

I successfully home schooled all three of my children, K-12. Elementary math was a key building block towards their success during middle school and high school.
Elementary Science,

Elementary Science

I successfully home schooled my three children, K-12, with in-depth science lessons, labs, field trips, and independent explorations.
Grammar,

Grammar

I love grammar (yes, it's true). Grammar was a key component of my children's home schooling program. In addition, I tutor for the writing/grammar sections of both the SAT and ACT.
Phonics,

Phonics

I used a phonics-based approach to homeschool all 3 of my children. I found that the use of phonics, combined with a whole-language approach, enabled all 3 of them to succeed in reading, not only for understanding but also for the joy of reading in and of itself. I prefer to use the Modern Curriculum Press phonics materials, but can work with other materials as needed.
Reading,

Reading

I started reading at age four and have loved books as long as I can remember. I taught all three of my children to read in our home schooling program. Each had different strengths and weaknesses in learning to read. I enjoyed finding unique ways to use their strengths to develop strong reading skills in their early years.
Spelling,

Spelling

I believe that spelling is a key component of good writing. I included a spelling program in my children's homeschooling program through 6th grade. I also love words and find that spelling them correctly is not only important but is also fun!
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have taught Study Skills to all three of my children, homeschooling them K-12. I also co-wrote a Study Skills Curriculum for Summit Educational Group for both individuals and classroom programs. I was recently asked to revise this program for the Middle School level as well, which has been used in private schools in Connecticut.
Vocabulary

Vocabulary

As a life-long reader, my vocabulary developed naturally, rather than through word lists at school. I also am able to use Latin and Greek roots when "decoding" words I haven't seen before. I also tutor vocabulary for both the SAT and SSAT.

English

English,

English

In addition to being a tutor for the SAT and ACT, I have taught literature and writing to homeschool students both individually and in group settings. I am also a published writer of Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre scripts with Wesleyan Thespians.
Grammar,

Grammar

I love grammar (yes, it's true). Grammar was a key component of my children's home schooling program. In addition, I tutor for the writing/grammar sections of both the SAT and ACT.
Literature,

Literature

Although I did not formally major in literature, I have had a lifelong passion for the classics. I have also tutored for the AP literature exam and am certified for the SAT subject exam in literature. I developed a literature curriculum for high school that blended literature, history, art, and music.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

As a big fan of grammar and spelling, I enjoy proofreading. I have an eye for detail as well as a love for good writing.
Reading,

Reading

I started reading at age four and have loved books as long as I can remember. I taught all three of my children to read in our home schooling program. Each had different strengths and weaknesses in learning to read. I enjoyed finding unique ways to use their strengths to develop strong reading skills in their early years.
Spelling,

Spelling

I believe that spelling is a key component of good writing. I included a spelling program in my children's homeschooling program through 6th grade. I also love words and find that spelling them correctly is not only important but is also fun!
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

As a life-long reader, my vocabulary developed naturally, rather than through word lists at school. I also am able to use Latin and Greek roots when "decoding" words I haven't seen before. I also tutor vocabulary for both the SAT and SSAT.
Writing

Writing

I am a published writer of Murder Mystery Dinner Theater scripts with Wesleyan Thespians. I have also taught writing Workshops and provided one-on-one tutoring in writing for homeschool students.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

In my homeschooling program I taught Algebra I to all three of my children. I also tutor Algebra I principles in the math portion of the SAT.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

While my college degree is in French and History, I spent the last 20 years homeschooling all three of my children, from K-12. Two have graduated with honors from college and the third is completing an intensive apprenticeship in Building Construction. I believe that the years spent covering all aspects of Elementary Education provided the solid foundation for all of their future learning. Those first years were vital in not only providing the tools to learn but also in instilling a life-long love for learning. I used different methods based on the learning styles of each child, in the areas of Reading, Writing, Math, Science, Humanities, and the Arts. I custom-designed their Elementary Education programs and believe this is the key to tutoring Elementary students.
English,

English

In addition to being a tutor for the SAT and ACT, I have taught literature and writing to homeschool students both individually and in group settings. I am also a published writer of Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre scripts with Wesleyan Thespians.
French,

French

I completed four years of Honors French in high school, lived with a French family in an exchange program during high school, and majored in French in college. I have traveled to France and Quebec a number of times and taught French I at UMass Amherst's Upward Bound program. I also taught French I for a homeschool high school group.
Piano,

Piano

I was raised by a mom who was a piano teacher, and started substitute teaching for her when I was 19. Over the years I started my own in-home piano lesson business, at times having up to 27 students a week. My goal is for each student to learn to read music, to be proficient in the instrument, and ultimately to have joy in playing. I have taught students from age 8, through high school and college, and even had some adult students along the way.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

During my years of schooling my three children, I believe Pre-Algebra was one of the most important subjects. It lays the foundation for high school math as well as covers key material necessary for most College Board exams. In addition to using contemporary methods of teaching Pre-Algebra I introduce, as needed, some more old-fashioned strategies that I myself learned in 8th grade and which continue to help students with various math abilities.
Reading,

Reading

I started reading at age four and have loved books as long as I can remember. I taught all three of my children to read in our home schooling program. Each had different strengths and weaknesses in learning to read. I enjoyed finding unique ways to use their strengths to develop strong reading skills in their early years.
Spanish,

Spanish

I took Spanish in both high school and college. I have tutored for the AP Spanish exam and the SAT Subject exam in Spanish. I also have spent the last five years traveling for a non-profit organization to Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and Cuba, using my Spanish to speak at women's conferences. I taught my oldest son Spanish. He is now fluent, and has taught in the Dominican Republic himself.
Spelling,

Spelling

I believe that spelling is a key component of good writing. I included a spelling program in my children's homeschooling program through 6th grade. I also love words and find that spelling them correctly is not only important but is also fun!
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have taught Study Skills to all three of my children, homeschooling them K-12. I also co-wrote a Study Skills Curriculum for Summit Educational Group for both individuals and classroom programs. I was recently asked to revise this program for the Middle School level as well, which has been used in private schools in Connecticut.
Writing

Writing

I am a published writer of Murder Mystery Dinner Theater scripts with Wesleyan Thespians. I have also taught writing Workshops and provided one-on-one tutoring in writing for homeschool students.

Language

French,

French

I completed four years of Honors French in high school, lived with a French family in an exchange program during high school, and majored in French in college. I have traveled to France and Quebec a number of times and taught French I at UMass Amherst's Upward Bound program. I also taught French I for a homeschool high school group.
Spanish

Spanish

I took Spanish in both high school and college. I have tutored for the AP Spanish exam and the SAT Subject exam in Spanish. I also have spent the last five years traveling for a non-profit organization to Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and Cuba, using my Spanish to speak at women's conferences. I taught my oldest son Spanish. He is now fluent, and has taught in the Dominican Republic himself.

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

In my homeschooling program I taught Algebra I to all three of my children. I also tutor Algebra I principles in the math portion of the SAT.
Prealgebra

Prealgebra

During my years of schooling my three children, I believe Pre-Algebra was one of the most important subjects. It lays the foundation for high school math as well as covers key material necessary for most College Board exams. In addition to using contemporary methods of teaching Pre-Algebra I introduce, as needed, some more old-fashioned strategies that I myself learned in 8th grade and which continue to help students with various math abilities.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

In my homeschooling program I taught Algebra I to all three of my children. I also tutor Algebra I principles in the math portion of the SAT.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

While my college degree is in French and History, I spent the last 20 years homeschooling all three of my children, from K-12. Two have graduated with honors from college and the third is completing an intensive apprenticeship in Building Construction. I believe that the years spent covering all aspects of Elementary Education provided the solid foundation for all of their future learning. Those first years were vital in not only providing the tools to learn but also in instilling a life-long love for learning. I used different methods based on the learning styles of each child, in the areas of Reading, Writing, Math, Science, Humanities, and the Arts. I custom-designed their Elementary Education programs and believe this is the key to tutoring Elementary students.
English,

English

In addition to being a tutor for the SAT and ACT, I have taught literature and writing to homeschool students both individually and in group settings. I am also a published writer of Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre scripts with Wesleyan Thespians.
French,

French

I completed four years of Honors French in high school, lived with a French family in an exchange program during high school, and majored in French in college. I have traveled to France and Quebec a number of times and taught French I at UMass Amherst's Upward Bound program. I also taught French I for a homeschool high school group.
Piano,

Piano

I was raised by a mom who was a piano teacher, and started substitute teaching for her when I was 19. Over the years I started my own in-home piano lesson business, at times having up to 27 students a week. My goal is for each student to learn to read music, to be proficient in the instrument, and ultimately to have joy in playing. I have taught students from age 8, through high school and college, and even had some adult students along the way.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

During my years of schooling my three children, I believe Pre-Algebra was one of the most important subjects. It lays the foundation for high school math as well as covers key material necessary for most College Board exams. In addition to using contemporary methods of teaching Pre-Algebra I introduce, as needed, some more old-fashioned strategies that I myself learned in 8th grade and which continue to help students with various math abilities.
Reading,

Reading

I started reading at age four and have loved books as long as I can remember. I taught all three of my children to read in our home schooling program. Each had different strengths and weaknesses in learning to read. I enjoyed finding unique ways to use their strengths to develop strong reading skills in their early years.
Spanish,

Spanish

I took Spanish in both high school and college. I have tutored for the AP Spanish exam and the SAT Subject exam in Spanish. I also have spent the last five years traveling for a non-profit organization to Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and Cuba, using my Spanish to speak at women's conferences. I taught my oldest son Spanish. He is now fluent, and has taught in the Dominican Republic himself.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have taught Study Skills to all three of my children, homeschooling them K-12. I also co-wrote a Study Skills Curriculum for Summit Educational Group for both individuals and classroom programs. I was recently asked to revise this program for the Middle School level as well, which has been used in private schools in Connecticut.
Writing

Writing

I am a published writer of Murder Mystery Dinner Theater scripts with Wesleyan Thespians. I have also taught writing Workshops and provided one-on-one tutoring in writing for homeschool students.

Music

Piano

Piano

I was raised by a mom who was a piano teacher, and started substitute teaching for her when I was 19. Over the years I started my own in-home piano lesson business, at times having up to 27 students a week. My goal is for each student to learn to read music, to be proficient in the instrument, and ultimately to have joy in playing. I have taught students from age 8, through high school and college, and even had some adult students along the way.

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

I have taught Study Skills to all three of my children, homeschooling them K-12. I also co-wrote a Study Skills Curriculum for Summit Educational Group for both individuals and classroom programs. I was recently asked to revise this program for the Middle School level as well, which has been used in private schools in Connecticut.

Special Needs

Phonics,

Phonics

I used a phonics-based approach to homeschool all 3 of my children. I found that the use of phonics, combined with a whole-language approach, enabled all 3 of them to succeed in reading, not only for understanding but also for the joy of reading in and of itself. I prefer to use the Modern Curriculum Press phonics materials, but can work with other materials as needed.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have taught Study Skills to all three of my children, homeschooling them K-12. I also co-wrote a Study Skills Curriculum for Summit Educational Group for both individuals and classroom programs. I was recently asked to revise this program for the Middle School level as well, which has been used in private schools in Connecticut.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

In my homeschooling program I taught Algebra I to all three of my children. I also tutor Algebra I principles in the math portion of the SAT.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

While my college degree is in French and History, I spent the last 20 years homeschooling all three of my children, from K-12. Two have graduated with honors from college and the third is completing an intensive apprenticeship in Building Construction. I believe that the years spent covering all aspects of Elementary Education provided the solid foundation for all of their future learning. Those first years were vital in not only providing the tools to learn but also in instilling a life-long love for learning. I used different methods based on the learning styles of each child, in the areas of Reading, Writing, Math, Science, Humanities, and the Arts. I custom-designed their Elementary Education programs and believe this is the key to tutoring Elementary students.
French,

French

I completed four years of Honors French in high school, lived with a French family in an exchange program during high school, and majored in French in college. I have traveled to France and Quebec a number of times and taught French I at UMass Amherst's Upward Bound program. I also taught French I for a homeschool high school group.
Piano,

Piano

I was raised by a mom who was a piano teacher, and started substitute teaching for her when I was 19. Over the years I started my own in-home piano lesson business, at times having up to 27 students a week. My goal is for each student to learn to read music, to be proficient in the instrument, and ultimately to have joy in playing. I have taught students from age 8, through high school and college, and even had some adult students along the way.
Reading,

Reading

I started reading at age four and have loved books as long as I can remember. I taught all three of my children to read in our home schooling program. Each had different strengths and weaknesses in learning to read. I enjoyed finding unique ways to use their strengths to develop strong reading skills in their early years.
Spanish,

Spanish

I took Spanish in both high school and college. I have tutored for the AP Spanish exam and the SAT Subject exam in Spanish. I also have spent the last five years traveling for a non-profit organization to Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and Cuba, using my Spanish to speak at women's conferences. I taught my oldest son Spanish. He is now fluent, and has taught in the Dominican Republic himself.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have taught Study Skills to all three of my children, homeschooling them K-12. I also co-wrote a Study Skills Curriculum for Summit Educational Group for both individuals and classroom programs. I was recently asked to revise this program for the Middle School level as well, which has been used in private schools in Connecticut.
Writing

Writing

I am a published writer of Murder Mystery Dinner Theater scripts with Wesleyan Thespians. I have also taught writing Workshops and provided one-on-one tutoring in writing for homeschool students.

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Awesome French Tutor

Bethany was awesome. I will be booking again. She was great, kind and flexible. She was so knowledgeable, and easy to work with. My son a high school student loved her.

Tracey, 1 lesson with Bethany

Excellent tutor

Very appreciative of Bethany and the work she has done preparing our daughter for her Spanish final. She is prepared, detailed and very pleasant to work with. Excellent tutor!

Allyson , 4 lessons with Bethany
Tutor responded:

Thanks so much, Allyson. I enjoyed working with your daughter!

Patient and Thorough

Bethany makes you instantly feel comfortable. She is so patient and thorough in her teaching style. I would recommend her to anyone and everyone.

Suzanne, 26 lessons with Bethany

An accomplished and knowledgeable tutor.

Loved that she was able to do a quick assessment of needs and provide homework to keep the kids busy between visits!

Ila, 36 lessons with Bethany
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