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Deborah W.

Tutor with English and French degrees

Tutor with English and French degrees

$60/hour

  • Eugene, OR 97405

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I was born in Chicago, Illinois and was fortunate to have my parents award me with a beautiful name, Deborah Diane Anderson. 'Deborah was a Jewish judge and was also a brave warrior. My middle name, 'Diane' was selected for me because my mom and aunt saw it posted in the society pages of the Chicago Tribune whereby a "Diane...'' was being presented to Chicago society during the Debutante Ball. Nice, huh? My mom was Jewish with raven hair and owned a fiery and funny personality. My dad was...

I was born in Chicago, Illinois and was fortunate to have my parents award me with a beautiful name, Deborah Diane Anderson. 'Deborah was a Jewish judge and was also a brave warrior. My middle name, 'Diane' was selected for me because my mom and aunt saw it posted in the society pages of the Chicago Tribune whereby a "Diane...'' was being presented to Chicago society during the Debutante Ball. Nice, huh? My mom was Jewish with raven hair and owned a fiery and funny personality. My dad was a tall and ash-blonde hair and clear blue eyes. He was Scandinavian and attended a Presbyterian church. He owned a soft-spoken voice with a temperament to match. They could not have been more different. However, I was blessed to embrace two different religions, and that was awesome. I would attend Shabbat with my mom on Friday evenings ans Saturday mornings, and then attend church with my dad on Sundays. From the fourth grade and beyond, I knew straightaway that I wanted to become a teacher and be just like my idol teacher, Ms. Roach. I know, I agree with you... what a horrible name for such a refined and intelligent lady from the United Kingdom! So off I go to college and became my life-long ambition and graduated with a double major in English & French Now, this is where it gets eerie...

My husband and I were walking our newborn son along Lake Shore Drive in Chicago, when I noticed a woman with a graceful walk wearing a handsome tweed ensemble was walking towards us. I quickly recognized her. I told my husband that it was my English teacher who taught me in fourth grade! What a coincidence! And sure, enough, as we meet on the street, I called her name and she stopped and appraised me. Then, as she remembered me she said, '' Bonnie...Bonnie Anderson?'' My husband looked at me as I replied, '' Oh, Ms. Roach, you remembered me!''
You see, the thing is, for some odd reason Ms. Roach renamed me ''Bonnie'' because she said in the UK, the word, ''Bonnie'' means ' happy ' and 'smart'. So, why argue with Ms. Roach? She was my role model and she was the reason that I became a teacher. When I introduced her to my husband and newborn son, I told her that I was an English teacher on maternity leave. I told her that she was the reason that I became a teacher. Her eyes got moist and tears began spilling down her cheeks...

I have experience speaking French & English. Actually, I graduated with a double major in English & French. I lived in France as a foreign exchange student during my junior year. I taught English and became the Creative Writing director for a large Title1 urban school district in Atlanta ,Ga. That program produced 10 national first-place awards. Those ten essays still remain in The National Library of Congress.


Education

Milton College
English Education
Loyola University
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $60
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Eugene, OR 97405
  • Lesson cancellation: hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

English

English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary

Homeschool

English, Reading

Most Popular

English, Reading

Summer

Reading

Test Preparation

SAT Writing

$60/hour

Deborah W.

$60/hour

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