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New Hampshire Technical Institute (Nursing)
I am a college graduate who was an RN for 17 years. During that time, I home schooled my three boys for eight years, and just completed being my youngest son's learning coach for online school from 2011 to 2013. I have taught science, math, algebra, history, spelling, language, phonics geometry, math analysis, and many other classes. I have also taken the NCLEX in the past. I was also in the military and scored very well on the ASVAB test. I have taken many college level classes in anatomy and physiology, psychology, sociology, chemistry, and nursing. I use many different learning techniques because I understand that every person learns differently. I use visual, memorization, verbal, mnemonics, notes, tables, examples, reading, writing, hands-on, etc. It depends on the student's specific strengths. I was also an aid for 1 1/2 years for a child with Down-Syndrome, using many different techniques to help her understand her school materials. I was a pediatric nurse for many years, as well as tutoring a few children privately at different intervals. I am a tutor at the local high school for their AVID program as well. I am currently writing an ACT prep curriculum, and I have had great success with students improving their scores after taking ACT prep with me. I have also started using the Explode the Code curriculum with children who struggle with reading or have dyslexia. This is an Orton-Gillingham curriculum that is written with the focus on dyslexia. I love working with children or adults, so I hope I can meet your needs. I am a college graduate who was an RN for 17 years. During that time, I home schooled my three boys for eight years, and just completed being my youngest son's learning coach for online school from 2011 to 2013. I have taught science, … Read more
We are so glad to have found Debra. Debra has been a tremendous help to our daughter. Debra is very knowledgeable, patient, and does a great job of explaining. Debra also helps with ACT preparation. This is what we were looking for in a tutor. She has definitely surpassed our expectations.
Deb has built up my daughters confidence in math and made her even more eager to try harder in her other subjects. We are very thankful to have found her.
Debra is always very patient with my son who has severe Tourettes, he always has a better grasp of his subject after going over it with her. We have had 30 lessons with her now and will be continuing through the summer to keep him on track, I honestly don't know how he would have made it without her extra help. We would recommend her to anyone!
I was very please with Debra tutoring with my grandson she was great! with him, he seems to have taken to her very well. Looking forward to another tutoring lesson with her. She was very patient with my grandson he gave her a big hug afterward so I knew we had the right person. Once again, thank you Debra!
Explains things quickly and thoroughly. Willing to dedicate the time to things you need extra help with. Got a 100 on my math test after a few weeks of working with her.
Debra tutored my son several days a week June-August this summer so he wouldn't regress in what he had learned while in kindergarten. She was great for him, she was patient, smart, honest, and kind. I could tell in the way that she spoke to him that his education truly mattered to her and that she enjoyed helping people. I'm sure we will be contacting her again next summer as well! It was truly a joy to see her work with and be so kind to my sensitive ADHD child! Thank you Debra!
Deb is a wonderful tutor. My daughter was struggling in Chemistry. She has been able to explain things to my daughter in 3 sessions that her instructor couldn't do in 2 months. She helped my daughter understand what she got wrong on quizzes and even went so far as to reach out to the instructor when a question was unclear. She has gone from failing when we started three weeks ago to a "C" now and after she retakes her quizzes I expect a "B' or better. I would recommend her highly to anyone! I can't say enough about how wonderful she is, I just wish I had found her 4 weeks ago!
Simply the best!! My son had seen numerous tutors with no success until Debra. I have never seen him more upbeat. He wasn't confused anymore.. Like I said SIMPLY THE BEST.
Debra helps my son with Geometry. We really did not know what to expect. The first time he came back from meeting with Debra, he was so excited because she explained the concepts in a way that he finally understood. She relates well to my son. According to him, she is nice, smart, patient, and she explains difficult concepts in a simple way. I highly recommend her.
Mrs. Deb is intelligent, patient, and kind. She makes it very easy for her students to learn and creates a comfortable atmosphere; I'm never scared to be wrong or unsure of my answers. I've felt 100% more confident after all of my sessions with her. I highly recommend her!
I would highly recommend Debra! She can tutor numerous subjects and grade levels. She does a great job explaining things. My kids love her!
My granddaughter thought the algebra session went well and helped her. She has scheduled another lesson and was complimentary of Debra.
Granddaughter took test for third step after tutoring help. She passed the test 100%. We are both pleased with the progress she has made with Debra's help.
Granddaughter is progressing through algebra level testing with help of tutor and is very satisfied with tutor and results.
Great personality, great teacher! I now have hope I can overcome the math challenges I am having difficulty with. Highly recommend!! Very knowledgeable in all areas of math.
My son was so happy to have someone that was helpful and easy to understand. He had a great sense of accomplishment from getting his project done. She guided him through his work, reviewed for errors and improvements and set goals for what he needed to do on his own. Thank you again Debra.
Deb is patient and well versed in math. She has been working with my 16 year old son, and is doing a phenomenal job. My son enjoys working with her. I believe you will be pleased with her tutoring style. Every time I send a text to Deb, she always responds back quickly.
Debra is patient and works hard with a plan for every session. My son loves when it's his day to see Ms. Deb. Our family loves her style and approach. Ms. Deb is very patient and the care she gives to each student is amazing. She will always get 5 stars in my book.
My 14 year old daughter is taking geometry. Debra is a wonderful tutor and my daughter is relaxed with her. Debra has helped her so much. I can not believe I found her on the Internet. It is a blessing to have found her. Thanks.
Debra has been assisting my son in Pre-AP chemistry and has really boosted his confidence. We have seen increased test scores just over a few session. We would highly recommend using Debra for tutoring, she has been very accommodating with our schedules and subjects that our son needed help on. We can not say enough how much we appreciate all of her knowledge.
Very patient and works through every problem and question you have. Puts it in terms easier to understand. Such a great tutor!
Deb has helped me out on short notice twice! She explains everything very thoroughly and does her research before hand to make sure she knows how to help you! thanks so much for the great help! would definitely recommend her!! 10 out of 10!
My husband is a brain injury patient. Debra is just fantastic with helping him. She is very encouraging to him. She makes things very easy for him to understand. She has enormous patience and a great attitude that he just loves his tutoring sessions. He is excited every week to go to tutoring and has been talking of how getting his GED doesn't seem so hard anymore. Debra has been extremely helpful and very flexible and easy going. Within the first session she quickly identified the best learning style for him. She has been very easy to get a hold of when necessary. I would recommend her to anyone especially anyone who may have disabilities and need tutoring. Overall Thank you Debra for being a wonderful tutor!!!
Debra has been instructing my son, who is a student at OU this Fall, on Algebra and Chemistry. He has only positive things to say about Debra. She makes sure she understands how you learn and teaches you on your level of learning. She makes sure you are getting the concepts down by having you work the problems and then rework them until you understand them. Definitely someone I would recommend again and again!
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My youngest son is ADHD. I have taught him at home for a total of seven years, both unmedicated and medicated. I know the signs of ADHD, as well as what type of learning environment is best for someone with ADHD. I also have a 17 year medical background as an RN, so I have had professional experience with ADHD as well.
I took the AFOQT and was given a college scholarship through the military under the ASCP program due to my scores. I have six years of aircraft maintenance experience, as well as an AAS in Aircraft Maintenance Technology, both during my years in the Air Force. My military background will be useful for tutoring.
I was a basketball player in high school, as well as in the Air Force, for a total of 10 years. I coached children's recreational basketball for seven years. I coached high school girl's basketball for two years.
I was a Sunday School teacher for more than 5 years. I have also participated in many Bible Studies myself at church. I have also taught many years at VBS for children.
I took 2 years of Criminal Justice classes in college, as well as receiving certification as a legal nurse consultant. I am familiar with the basic criminal laws, as well as being familiar with researching cases in law books and on the internet.
I taught the Abeka curriculum to my three children through 7th grade. Classes included were phonics, language, science, health, math, reading, spelling,vocabulary, writing, and history. I use many different techniques to ensure that I meet their learning skills. I teach verbally, hands on, using examples, written, and using objects to explain tough problems. I use everyday examples to make things seem more real.
I come from a musical background. I can read music in both treble and bass clef. I know the different types of notes (whole, half, quarter, etc.). I have sung in church choirs since childhood. I play and read guitar music, as well as recorder. I am self-taught on the piano, so I am familiar but not expert.
I have used Microsoft Windows for years. I am familiar with many of the programs, including word processing, disk defragment, system restore, and the everyday needs of word processing. I have a strong grasp of the basic components and can navigate the system when troubleshooting the system.
I was a nurse for 17 years. My skill set ranged from medical/surgical to pediatrics to labor/delivery/postpartum/nursery to psychiatrics to geriatrics to home health. I took the NCLEX and passed it the first try. I have a strong grasp in many areas of nursing because of my diversified background, which is important on the NCLEX.
I was an RN for 17 years, which included teaching patients proper nutrition, as well as alterations in diet due to certain sensitivities and disease processes. I worked with anorexic and bulimic teens, as well as trying to meet the nutritional needs of two of my own children with dietary issues. I have also cared for a child with Celiac Disease, and I understand the special needs set forth by these types of issues.
I taught the Abeka phonics program to my children, which helps students understand the different phonetic rules of reading and spelling words (such as "i" before "e" except after "c"). I taught blends, and I taught how to use those blends to make words. I started with teaching the sounds of all the letters, then writing all of the letters. From there, we learned basic blends that could be used to make different words. For example, learning the blend "at" can help students to learn bat, cat, fat, hat, mat, sat, and so on. Using blends and rules help the student to learn the English language more easily. I was also an aid for 1 1/2 years for a child with Down-Syndrome, using many different techniques to help her understand her school materials. I was a pediatric nurse for many years.
I was in speech and debate in high school. I also took speech in college. I know all the aspects important in public speaking, including eye contact, intonation, rate of speech, inflection, etc. I understand the physiological reactions that the body can go through. I also know how to prepare for many types of public speaking (persuasive, argumentative, informational, etc.)
I worked as an aide for 1 1/2 years with a girl with Down Syndrome. I taught her the math curriculum, and helped her in all of her other classes. I helped her with projects. I assisted her in interacting with the other children in her class. I was an RN for 17 years, so I am able to handle the physical and mental assistance required by children with special needs.
I swam on a swim team for several years. I am proficient in all strokes: breaststroke, backstroke, butterfly, and freestyle. I know how to do bilateral breathing and flip turns. I still swim several times a week at the local YMCA.