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Valerie A.

Tulsa, OK

$45/hour

Skilled Tutor: English, Reading, Writing, Grammar, Spelling, History

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 6/21/14
5.0 average from 129 ratings
Great tutor, knowledgeable, and dedicated
— M., College Station, TX on 8/18/14

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University of Texas at Austin
English and History

Education

University of Texas at Austin (English and History)

About Valerie

What do you look for in a tutor? As a mother who has raised three children with learning disabilities, I can identify with wanting the best. I returned to college to become that person. Because of my strong work and study ethic, I graduated with highest honors (Summa Cum Laude), majoring in English and History. I pass these ethics on to my students for there is no greater sense of accomplishment than seeing a student succeed. I have a true heart for children and families and I am committed to excellence in every session.

I am a member of Phi Beta Kappa (top 1% of college students) and Phi Alpha Theta (History Honor Society). I have taught Elementary School, Middle School, and High School as a substitute teacher, specializing in English, Reading, Writing, History, and Social Studies. As a retired law enforcement professional, I have also taught numerous adult classes in Criminal Justice and Report Writing.

I am always studying the best techniques for teaching students. I understand that learning styles differ between students and I adjust my lessons to reflect the needs of each individual student. I look forward to your feedback to help me meet your needs. I have flexible schedules for your benefit, but I do require a 24-hour advanced notification should you need to cancel a session. Make-up lessons are available.

To relieve some of the stress you encounter daily, I will come to your location for tutoring sessions or arrange another nearby public location for lessons.
What do you look for in a tutor? As a mother who has raised three children with learning disabilities, I can identify with wanting the best. I returned to college to become that person. Because of my strong work and study ethic, I graduated with highest honors (Summa Cum Laude), majoring in Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 17 miles of Tulsa, OK 74137
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Great tutor, knowledgeable, and dedicated"

- M., College Station, TX on 8/18/14
Valerie replied on 8/18/2014

Thank you for your kind comments. It was truly my honor to work with your daughter.

All the best,

Valerie

"Great teacher"

- Aparna, Flower Mound, TX on 4/7/15

"A True Blessing"

- Jeff and Shelli, Fort Worth, TX on 1/14/15
Valerie replied on 2/22/2015

Thank you! I am blessed to be a part of helping your son succeed. He is a joy to teach!

"Professional and Thorough"

- Jean, Flower Mound, TX on 1/6/15
Valerie replied on 2/22/2015

Thank you for your review. I’ve loved every minute of helping your 10th grader shine in English class. Seeing that confidence bloom and grow is a wonderful reward for me.

English:
English,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

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American History

First of all, I love American History. One of my majors for my degree from UT Austin is in History, with an emphasis in American Studies. I graduated with highest honors (4.0 GPA) and I'm also a member of the Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society. Furthermore, my second major in English (4.0 GPA), gives me a unique opportunity to assist students in writing assignments, which are prevalent in History studies.

Criminal Justice

I have twenty-five years of service in law enforcement, which includes teaching multiple police academies, including LSU Basic Academy, Louisiana State Police Academy, Baton Rouge Police Academy and more. I taught report writing skills (grammar, vocabulary, spelling, paragraph structure, writing for court testimony, etc.), and preparing for the traumas of law enforcement.

English

I graduated with highest honors from UT Austin with a degree in English and History. I am an excellent writer, communicator, and listener. I have a heart to share my skills with others to help them succeed. Several of my professors have used my papers as demonstrations of proper writing skills for their classes.

European History

I have a B.A. in history and English from UT Austin and graduated with highest honors. My course load included classes in European history, including holocaust, Tudor England, and also Danish history, through my Accelerated Danish language courses. I have traveled through many European countries and have personal knowledge of historical sites and information. I have strong skills in writing, a necessary component for Historical paper writing.

Social Studies

I have a degree in English (4.0 GPA) and History (4.0 GPA) from the University of Texas at Austin and I have been a substitute teacher in Social Studies for the Round Rock ISD. Social Studies comprises government, geography, history, and humanities. I was a government employee (law enforcement) for 25 years and am quite knowledgeable about local, state, and federal governments.

University of Texas at Austin
English and History

Education

University of Texas at Austin (English and History)

Great tutor, knowledgeable, and dedicated — Ms. Valerie A. is a great tutor. She was very knowledgeable in History while tutoring my daughter who is a college sophomore. She helped her to fully understand the important aspects of every chapter. Ms. Valerie is very dedicated and punctual. As a result, my daughter received an A in the class. ...

— M., College Station, TX on 8/18/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Valerie will travel within 17 miles of Tulsa, OK 74137.