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Virginia H.

Ivy League Grad with 25+ years in teaching and administration

Ivy League Grad with 25+ years in teaching and administration

$65/hour

  • 753 hours tutoring

  • Marlboro, NJ 07746

About Virginia


Bio

A student's confidence is key to success and is nurtured by working with a compassionate, qualified teacher like myself. I hold New Jersey certification for English, grades 1-12, certification for Elementary Education, a degree in English literature, and many graduate-level reading and language courses, which, along with my many years of teaching and administration, have made me an extremely effective tutor. I have had students whom I began tutoring in fourth grade who still keep in touch...

A student's confidence is key to success and is nurtured by working with a compassionate, qualified teacher like myself. I hold New Jersey certification for English, grades 1-12, certification for Elementary Education, a degree in English literature, and many graduate-level reading and language courses, which, along with my many years of teaching and administration, have made me an extremely effective tutor. I have had students whom I began tutoring in fourth grade who still keep in touch with me as college students!

My teaching experience covers many areas. For the past 8 years I have been working as a private tutor. I work with Grades 3 through 12 in reading skills and interpreting literature; writing, including essays, term papers, grammar, and mechanics; social studies, vocabulary development, study skills, test prep, and spelling. I was an elementary school teacher with my own class for a decade working with Grades 3 through 8 in all elementary school subjects, such as reading, writing, social studies, math, science, and vocabulary. After a child-rearing leave, I returned to teaching as a Resource Room teacher for 11 years, working with students in Grades 3 through 8. My job was to provide support to mainstreamed students with learning disabilities, in such areas as reading, language, study skills, test prep, and organization, pinpointing and developing the skills that needed work, while helping them with classwork and homework. I also worked with mainstream teachers to help them understand the abilities and learning styles of my students. Eventually, I became the assistant administrator. My responsibilities included guiding the Resource Room staff to the best available materials and approaches for each of their students. In addition, I wrote guidelines for the Resource Room staff to follow for each grade level. I also administered standardized tests to the entire school population. I continued to support a roster of my own students while fulfilling these duties.

I use research-based teaching methods to pinpoint where my students need to correct and rebuild their skills. We will work from this point on to firmly establish the skills necessary for achievement. At the same time, I show my students how to apply their skills to the school work they are assigned, thereby giving each student practical application of what they are learning with me. I will contact a student's teachers, with a parent's permission, and keep parents informed about my students' progress.

My compassion and expertise bring results.


Education

St. Peter's College
English Literature
Columbia University, NY
Masters
Manhattan College, Monmouth University
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $65
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 12 miles of Marlboro, NJ 07746
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 3/13/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

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Subjects

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Grammar

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

Grades K through 6 lay the foundation for all future learning. Through these important years, students learn basic reading, language arts, and math, then begin to apply these basic skills to learn other subjects, such as science and social studies. Good study skills and organization skills hold all this learning together. It is very important that everything learned in these grades is well understood and easily applied by a student. That's where I can be helpful! I can asses a student's abilities and begin to work on the weaker skills, while at the same time giving guidance about school work so that no one feels overwhelmed.
Elementary Science,

Elementary Science

As a New Jersey certified Elementary Teacher, I have taught science in both a classroom setting and in remediation settings. Science in the elementary school should be a hands-on experience through which students can explore their world. If a student is having difficulty in science, many times it is due to poor reading and study skills. Science students must learn to read for detail, and formulate a system to recall this detailed information. Let me show your child the logical way to approach this subject.
Reading,

Reading

To be a functioning member of our society, reading is essential. I am an NJ certified English teacher, and I have taught reading throughout the decades that I have been in education. There are many aspects to reading: phonics, vocabulary, fluency, comprehension, and inferences. Through testing, I can pinpoint the level of a student's skill in all these categories, and begin remediation at that point. If a student's skills are intact, then I will work on enhancing and enriching his/her reading skills. Because I have taught and tutored on many grade levels, I know where a student's skills should be each year, and the challenges that must be met in the following grade. I also tutor for the SATs, the SSAT, and the ISEE, so I know which skills are considered important for these tests and can make sure that each student is working toward those goals, no matter the skill level or grade level. Being able to read is both a necessity and a wonderful gift.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have always taught study skills as part of my classroom curriculum. I have been teaching for twenty-five plus years. I've taught study skills for about fifteen years at the elementary and middle school level, and at least ten years at the high school level. I have also taught study skills as a tutor. Sometimes students think that they don't understand the subject matter; in my experience, many times the problem is a lack of good study skills. It isn't enough to just teach the various subject material; a student must learn how to logically learn the material, not just memorize information.
Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

English,

English

I am a New Jersey state certified English teacher. I've taught English for most of my professional career, both as a classroom teacher and as a tutor. English is the essence of our communication; it is needed to both express ourselves and to understand others. I can help a student express him/herself by checking his/her skills in both the receptive and expressive areas of language, and working to enhance the weak areas of the needed skills. I use both study-based techniques to help students, as well as the art of a well-seasoned teacher!
Literature,

Literature

Literature - the love of my teaching career! There is nothing more powerful as a teacher than exposing a student to the wonderful ideas and craftsmanship of an author! There are basic skills of analysis that must be learned, which will enhance a student's appreciation and understanding of a piece of literature. There is that wonderful moment when I see a student realize, "Now I get it" and begin to enjoy literature on many levels: for the story, the theme and the language used. I have New Jersey state certification as an English teacher, Grades K-12, and have taught literature to students of all ability levels for over two decades.
Reading,

Reading

To be a functioning member of our society, reading is essential. I am an NJ certified English teacher, and I have taught reading throughout the decades that I have been in education. There are many aspects to reading: phonics, vocabulary, fluency, comprehension, and inferences. Through testing, I can pinpoint the level of a student's skill in all these categories, and begin remediation at that point. If a student's skills are intact, then I will work on enhancing and enriching his/her reading skills. Because I have taught and tutored on many grade levels, I know where a student's skills should be each year, and the challenges that must be met in the following grade. I also tutor for the SATs, the SSAT, and the ISEE, so I know which skills are considered important for these tests and can make sure that each student is working toward those goals, no matter the skill level or grade level. Being able to read is both a necessity and a wonderful gift.
Writing,

Writing

I have more than 25 years experience teaching writing in both a classroom setting and one-to-one, and I have a NJ State Certificate as a Teacher of English. Writing is an essential skill for a well-rounded education. There are many building blocks that are needed to become a skillful writer: ideas to express, grammar, vocabulary, sentence structure, paragraph and essay development. There is an order in which these should be taught to achieve the best potential. It's easy when you have a tutor like myself to show you the way!
Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary

History

American History,

American History

American history can become very interesting to a student, once the student realizes that just memorizing facts is not the way to a good grade. History is a matter of understanding cause and effect. When the student sees the main forces in a time period that brought about change, it is easy to recall the details without memorizing them! There is also a way to preview a chapter to see what the important concepts are before reading for detail. This also tremendously increases retention of information.
Classics,

Classics

Classic history is also often referred to as ancient history. As a certified teacher, I have taught classic history, such as Egyptian, Roman, and Greek history for 25 years. About 15 years of the teaching were in elementary and middle school levels. I have also taught classic history at the high school level for at least 10 years as a tutor. I also had 3 years as a student myself of the Latin language and 2 years as a student myself of the ancient Greek language, which also involved studying the history of the ancient Roman and Greek worlds.
Social Studies,

Social Studies

As a certified teacher, I have many years of experience teaching social studies. I've taught it in Grades 4 through 8 for about 15 years on the elementary and middle school level as a classroom teacher and as a Resource Room teacher, and for about 10 years as a high school tutor.
European History

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

Grades K through 6 lay the foundation for all future learning. Through these important years, students learn basic reading, language arts, and math, then begin to apply these basic skills to learn other subjects, such as science and social studies. Good study skills and organization skills hold all this learning together. It is very important that everything learned in these grades is well understood and easily applied by a student. That's where I can be helpful! I can asses a student's abilities and begin to work on the weaker skills, while at the same time giving guidance about school work so that no one feels overwhelmed.
English,

English

I am a New Jersey state certified English teacher. I've taught English for most of my professional career, both as a classroom teacher and as a tutor. English is the essence of our communication; it is needed to both express ourselves and to understand others. I can help a student express him/herself by checking his/her skills in both the receptive and expressive areas of language, and working to enhance the weak areas of the needed skills. I use both study-based techniques to help students, as well as the art of a well-seasoned teacher!
Reading,

Reading

To be a functioning member of our society, reading is essential. I am an NJ certified English teacher, and I have taught reading throughout the decades that I have been in education. There are many aspects to reading: phonics, vocabulary, fluency, comprehension, and inferences. Through testing, I can pinpoint the level of a student's skill in all these categories, and begin remediation at that point. If a student's skills are intact, then I will work on enhancing and enriching his/her reading skills. Because I have taught and tutored on many grade levels, I know where a student's skills should be each year, and the challenges that must be met in the following grade. I also tutor for the SATs, the SSAT, and the ISEE, so I know which skills are considered important for these tests and can make sure that each student is working toward those goals, no matter the skill level or grade level. Being able to read is both a necessity and a wonderful gift.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have always taught study skills as part of my classroom curriculum. I have been teaching for twenty-five plus years. I've taught study skills for about fifteen years at the elementary and middle school level, and at least ten years at the high school level. I have also taught study skills as a tutor. Sometimes students think that they don't understand the subject matter; in my experience, many times the problem is a lack of good study skills. It isn't enough to just teach the various subject material; a student must learn how to logically learn the material, not just memorize information.
Writing,

Writing

I have more than 25 years experience teaching writing in both a classroom setting and one-to-one, and I have a NJ State Certificate as a Teacher of English. Writing is an essential skill for a well-rounded education. There are many building blocks that are needed to become a skillful writer: ideas to express, grammar, vocabulary, sentence structure, paragraph and essay development. There is an order in which these should be taught to achieve the best potential. It's easy when you have a tutor like myself to show you the way!
Spelling

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Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

Grades K through 6 lay the foundation for all future learning. Through these important years, students learn basic reading, language arts, and math, then begin to apply these basic skills to learn other subjects, such as science and social studies. Good study skills and organization skills hold all this learning together. It is very important that everything learned in these grades is well understood and easily applied by a student. That's where I can be helpful! I can asses a student's abilities and begin to work on the weaker skills, while at the same time giving guidance about school work so that no one feels overwhelmed.
English,

English

I am a New Jersey state certified English teacher. I've taught English for most of my professional career, both as a classroom teacher and as a tutor. English is the essence of our communication; it is needed to both express ourselves and to understand others. I can help a student express him/herself by checking his/her skills in both the receptive and expressive areas of language, and working to enhance the weak areas of the needed skills. I use both study-based techniques to help students, as well as the art of a well-seasoned teacher!
Reading,

Reading

To be a functioning member of our society, reading is essential. I am an NJ certified English teacher, and I have taught reading throughout the decades that I have been in education. There are many aspects to reading: phonics, vocabulary, fluency, comprehension, and inferences. Through testing, I can pinpoint the level of a student's skill in all these categories, and begin remediation at that point. If a student's skills are intact, then I will work on enhancing and enriching his/her reading skills. Because I have taught and tutored on many grade levels, I know where a student's skills should be each year, and the challenges that must be met in the following grade. I also tutor for the SATs, the SSAT, and the ISEE, so I know which skills are considered important for these tests and can make sure that each student is working toward those goals, no matter the skill level or grade level. Being able to read is both a necessity and a wonderful gift.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have always taught study skills as part of my classroom curriculum. I have been teaching for twenty-five plus years. I've taught study skills for about fifteen years at the elementary and middle school level, and at least ten years at the high school level. I have also taught study skills as a tutor. Sometimes students think that they don't understand the subject matter; in my experience, many times the problem is a lack of good study skills. It isn't enough to just teach the various subject material; a student must learn how to logically learn the material, not just memorize information.
Writing

Writing

I have more than 25 years experience teaching writing in both a classroom setting and one-to-one, and I have a NJ State Certificate as a Teacher of English. Writing is an essential skill for a well-rounded education. There are many building blocks that are needed to become a skillful writer: ideas to express, grammar, vocabulary, sentence structure, paragraph and essay development. There is an order in which these should be taught to achieve the best potential. It's easy when you have a tutor like myself to show you the way!

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

I have always taught study skills as part of my classroom curriculum. I have been teaching for twenty-five plus years. I've taught study skills for about fifteen years at the elementary and middle school level, and at least ten years at the high school level. I have also taught study skills as a tutor. Sometimes students think that they don't understand the subject matter; in my experience, many times the problem is a lack of good study skills. It isn't enough to just teach the various subject material; a student must learn how to logically learn the material, not just memorize information.

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

I have always taught study skills as part of my classroom curriculum. I have been teaching for twenty-five plus years. I've taught study skills for about fifteen years at the elementary and middle school level, and at least ten years at the high school level. I have also taught study skills as a tutor. Sometimes students think that they don't understand the subject matter; in my experience, many times the problem is a lack of good study skills. It isn't enough to just teach the various subject material; a student must learn how to logically learn the material, not just memorize information.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

Grades K through 6 lay the foundation for all future learning. Through these important years, students learn basic reading, language arts, and math, then begin to apply these basic skills to learn other subjects, such as science and social studies. Good study skills and organization skills hold all this learning together. It is very important that everything learned in these grades is well understood and easily applied by a student. That's where I can be helpful! I can asses a student's abilities and begin to work on the weaker skills, while at the same time giving guidance about school work so that no one feels overwhelmed.
Reading,

Reading

To be a functioning member of our society, reading is essential. I am an NJ certified English teacher, and I have taught reading throughout the decades that I have been in education. There are many aspects to reading: phonics, vocabulary, fluency, comprehension, and inferences. Through testing, I can pinpoint the level of a student's skill in all these categories, and begin remediation at that point. If a student's skills are intact, then I will work on enhancing and enriching his/her reading skills. Because I have taught and tutored on many grade levels, I know where a student's skills should be each year, and the challenges that must be met in the following grade. I also tutor for the SATs, the SSAT, and the ISEE, so I know which skills are considered important for these tests and can make sure that each student is working toward those goals, no matter the skill level or grade level. Being able to read is both a necessity and a wonderful gift.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have always taught study skills as part of my classroom curriculum. I have been teaching for twenty-five plus years. I've taught study skills for about fifteen years at the elementary and middle school level, and at least ten years at the high school level. I have also taught study skills as a tutor. Sometimes students think that they don't understand the subject matter; in my experience, many times the problem is a lack of good study skills. It isn't enough to just teach the various subject material; a student must learn how to logically learn the material, not just memorize information.
Writing

Writing

I have more than 25 years experience teaching writing in both a classroom setting and one-to-one, and I have a NJ State Certificate as a Teacher of English. Writing is an essential skill for a well-rounded education. There are many building blocks that are needed to become a skillful writer: ideas to express, grammar, vocabulary, sentence structure, paragraph and essay development. There is an order in which these should be taught to achieve the best potential. It's easy when you have a tutor like myself to show you the way!

Ratings and Reviews


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A very patient tutor

Mrs. H is our 4th grade son's first tutor. In her first lesson, she is very patient talking to him about his school, likes and dislikes etc, so they are building a warm chemistry from beginning. She prepares her lessons well and follows her agenda during the lesson. Our son enjoys the tutoring very much.

Jian, 68 lessons with Virginia

Awesome Tutor

Mrs. H knows exactly what it takes to prepare a student for the SAT. She teaches the student how to take the test as opposed to just learning the subject. In addition, as a result of the lessons, my daughter was able to apply what she learned to prepare for the essay and apply that to her work at school. On a particular essay she wrote, her teacher, along with the rest of the administration, chose her essay out of over 600 essays to be the example of what students should be able to achieve.

Carol, 21 lessons with Virginia

Great tutor. Highly recommend!

I am very pleased with Virginia H who has been tutoring my 7th grader for the past nine months. Virginia is a wonderful teacher. She is very knowledgeable and passionate about the subject. Virginia is goal oriented and brings a comprehensive approach to tutoring. She tutors my daughter in above grade level materials and is preparing her for taking the SAT in a few months. She uses a variety of methods to teach basic concepts in vocabulary, reading comprehension and writing skills. She also constantly encourages the student to explore beyond their comfort zone to build new strengths. I am very pleased with the results I see in my daughter. In addition to being an excellent teacher, Virginia also plays the role of a coach in improving my daughter's motivation for learning and her self-confidence. She is a great tutor and I strongly recommend her.

Raju, 33 lessons with Virginia

Very patient

I am very pleased with Virginia H. She is patient and very guiding. She listens completely to what my son tells her and she builds on their conversation to take things a step further. She is very positive which gives my son confidence! Always on time.

Susan, 79 lessons with Virginia
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