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Debra P.

Tutor with Many Skill Sets

Tutor with Many Skill Sets

$35/hour

  • 1,348 hours tutoring

  • Norman, OK 73071

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About Debra


Bio

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...

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.


Education

New Hampshire Technical Institute
Nursing

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  • Hourly rate: $35
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Norman, OK 73071
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 4/4/2014

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Subjects

Business

Criminal Justice,

Criminal Justice

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.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

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.)
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Computer

Microsoft Windows,

Microsoft Windows

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.
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

NCLEX,

NCLEX

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.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

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.)
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

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.
Phonics,

Phonics

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.
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

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.)
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Spelling, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing

History

Bible Studies,

Bible Studies

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.
Social Studies,

Social Studies

I have taught basic social studies and geography, as well as new world history and old world history. I have also taught American History. I use mnemonics to help with memorization techniques. I also use things that are happening now to compare to what has happened in the past in order to help students see the similarities and differences in the past and present. I have taught Abeka history from first grade through 8th grade. We have made timelines, studied wars, explorers, and settlements. We have studied how, throughout history, different groups of people have suffered through human hands. I am a college graduate who was an RN for 17 years. I was also in the military and scored very well on the ASVAB test.
American History, Government & Politics, World History

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

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.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Chemistry, English, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Spelling, Writing

Language

ESL/ESOL, TOEFL

Math

ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

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.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Chemistry, English, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, Writing

Music

General Music

General Music

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.

Other

Bible Studies,

Bible Studies

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.
ESL/ESOL, Government & Politics, Nursing

Science

Nutrition,

Nutrition

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.
ACT Science, Anatomy, Biology, Chemistry, Microbiology, Nursing, Physical Science, Physics, Physiology, Psychology

Special Needs

ADHD,

ADHD

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.
Phonics,

Phonics

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.
Special Needs

Special Needs

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.

Sports/Recreation

Basketball,

Basketball

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.
Nutrition,

Nutrition

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.
Swimming

Swimming

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.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

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.
Swimming,

Swimming

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.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Chemistry, ESL/ESOL, GED, Geometry, Physics, Reading, SAT Math, Writing

Test Preparation

AFOQT,

AFOQT

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.
NCLEX,

NCLEX

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.
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB, GED, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL

Resources

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Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Very knowledgeable and has great rapor with Mason

Debra was very patient and encouraging, I really appreciated all her recommendations on how we can accomplish getting Masons grades up along with his confidence

Cindy, 24 lessons with Debra

Fantastic tutor!

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.

Angie, 12 lessons with Debra

Very patient tutor

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!

Danielle, 62 lessons with Debra

Elementary Math

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!

Sherry, 49 lessons with Debra

Great tutor!

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.

Scott, 13 lessons with Debra

Amazing tutor for my son!

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!

Elizabeth, 67 lessons with Debra

Wonderful Tutor

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!

Michele, 15 lessons with Debra

SIMPLY THE BEST

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.

Alicia , 11 lessons with Debra

Debra is a great tutor

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.

Brandon, 66 lessons with Debra

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