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Nancy L.

Las Vegas, NV

$35/hour

Nancy Elementary/ESL/Spanish tutor

In-person lessons
50+ Hours
4.9 average from 20 ratings
First Visit Success!!
— Ashley, Las Vegas, NV on 10/28/15

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Lesley University
BS in Elem. ED
Other
National Louis Illinois
MEd

Education

Lesley University

BS in Elem. ED (Other)

National Louis Illinois (MEd)

About Nancy

Hi my name is Nancy and I would love to be your tutor! I am an energetic, experienced, patient and motivated tutor who enjoys working with students of all ages. I have taught everything from kindergarten to university. I actually have post graduate foreign students in English right now. I lived in Mexico for ten years, I was a bilingual kindergarten teacher in Spanish. I went to a teacher's college to study elementary education. After graduating I studied an additional year in California to qualify for certification there. Since then I have earned a Master's in Education. I also have bilingual certification in Spanish and English. I have also I would be happy to provide references and my resume to anyone who is interested.

My tutoring method is to use the sessions to explain the concepts or structure. I use a motivating games, visual aids and supplementary books. I feel that a tutors main responsibility is to explain and provide ways for students to show their understanding. I always come prepared with examples for my students to practice. I always provide personalized homework that is tailored to the needs of each student to have additional practice whatever we are working on. I honestly feel you are wasting your money if the students don't practice between classes. I hope to hear from you!
Hi my name is Nancy and I would love to be your tutor! I am an energetic, experienced, patient and motivated tutor who enjoys working with students of all ages. I have taught everything from kindergarten to university. I actually have post graduate foreign students in English right now. I lived in Mexico for ten years, I was a bilingual Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 8 miles of Las Vegas, NV 89128
In-person lessons

"First Visit Success!!"

- Ashley, Las Vegas, NV on 10/28/15
Nancy replied on 10/28/2015

Thank you so much Ashley for such a glowing review. I really appreciate your kind words. I know I will really enjoy working with your daughter and I can't tell you how much I value your support. She is a delight to work with because she is so expressive, motivated and sharp. She enjoys learning which makes my job so much easier.

"So relieved to have found her for my 2 special needs twins"

- Ann, Las Vegas, NV on 1/30/17
Science:
Praxis
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Reading,
TOEFL, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
Praxis,
TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Reading,
Spanish,
TOEFL
History:
American History, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Social Studies
Special Needs:
ADHD,
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Dyslexia,
Elementary (K-6th),
Phonics,
Reading,
Study Skills
Elementary Education:
ADHD,
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
ESL/ESOL

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

First of all I have ADD. I self diagnosed and voluntarily sought treatment. As an elementary teacher since 1976 I recognized the symptoms. I have read four books and many articles on the subject. I have taught many students who have it. I am currently tutoring a boy with ADD. I knew he had it before his mom even told me. I feel a person with it can not only recognize it but intuitively understands how to pace the lesson better than someone who doesn't. Unlike many teachers who disparage students who have it, I actually consider it a gift. We are, on average more intelligent and often have a great sense of humor.

Dyslexia

I graduated with a minor in the teaching of reading. My sister has dyslexia. I have been teaching since 1976. In my almost twenty years as a kindergarten and first grade teacher I've had many students who have had dyslexia and have had to use special strategies to help them read. One of the ways I did this was to use chanting books like "Brown Bear" that were highly repetitive. The students weren't really decoding but they gained enough confidence to slowly make the transition and were eventually able to independently read new words without my help.

Elementary (K-6th)

I graduated from a teacher's college, Lesley, in Cambridge Mass. I studied an additional year in California to get my licence there. I taught first grade for five years in San Francisco. I taught kindergarten and first grade for six years in Tucson. I taught bilingual first grade in Racine, Wisconsin. I earned a Master's Degree from National Louis University and a bilingual certification from Alverno College. I continue to tutor elementary students and am currently working as a substitute in my former elementary school.

Phonics

I have been a first grade and kindergarten teacher for over twenty years. I have a degree in elementary education and my minor was the teaching of reading. I have had many workshops and refresher training in my school districts to stay current on the latest methodologies. I still use phonics in my instruction as an ESL teacher.

Praxis

I recently took a Praxis test and scored 186 points out of 200. My test was to get a K-8 Nevada Teacher's License. The test mostly asked questions about how to assess problems and what strategies would be the most appropriate.

Reading

I minored in the teaching of reading. I have been working this year as a middle school reading teacher. I have taught reading in elementary school. Reading is also my favorite leisure activity.

Spanish

I taught kindergarten for seven years exclusively in Spanish. I have taught middle school Spanish here in Las Vegas. I have bilingual certification. I lived in Mexico for ten years and during that time I was hired to translate a book from Spanish to English. I am fluent in speaking and writing.

Study Skills

I taught university level students in Mexico study skills because it was a requirement to get a 530 score on the TOEFL to graduate and many needed the TOEFL to study abroad also. I also taught them strategies for how to study for our mid term and final exams. I am currently teaching ESL to adults and often have to show them what to focus on and how to practice and test themselves before formal assessments.

Lesley University
BS in Elem. ED
Other
National Louis Illinois
MEd

Education

Lesley University

BS in Elem. ED (Other)

National Louis Illinois (MEd)

First Visit Success!!

It was our first time with Ms. Nancy and she was a ball of light the entire time. She made a huge effort to assess our daughter to let us know where you thought she was and her honesty was a breath of fresh air. We can't wait to have her over again.

— Ashley, Las Vegas, NV on 10/28/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Nancy will travel within 8 miles of Las Vegas, NV 89128.