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Nancy M.

Portland, OR

$30/hour

Inventive, fun-loving tutor who loves kids

50+ Hours
5.0 average from 7 ratings
great tutor!
— Nancy, Hillsboro, OR on 9/22/16

$30/Hour


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Indiana University
Psychology
University of Oregon
Master's
Southern Oregon University
Other

Education

Indiana University (Psychology)

University of Oregon (Master's)

Southern Oregon University (Other)

About Nancy

I am a retired theater and English teacher. I have been tutoring for two years and have found it to be the most fulfilling form of teaching I have done.

The thing I love most about tutoring is re-igniting a love for learning in my students. Most students requiring tutoring feel a little defeated and as a consequence have lost their natural inquisitiveness about a certain subject they struggle with. Turning that defeat into triumph, the confusion to understanding and watching self-esteem blossom due to their own efforts is my greatest joy!

I make learning as fun as possible and find that my natural exuberance really helps me connect with my students.

I still dabble in performing; acting, singing and stand-up comedy. I am learning to make films using an iPhone. I find I am a happier person the more creative I can be and if I am in a helping profession.

I think of math as a possible; a game where learning the rules is the key to winning. I love to use hands-on learning, giving the students tangible objects to work with. I learn by "doing" and find that concepts of math are easier learned with this approach. Plus, I love math and my enthusiasm is a bit contagious.

I have a BA and MA in Psychology and have kept up with on-going research and trends. Being in the creative arts, especially acting and directing requires a keen understanding of human behavior and motivation. I find it fascinating.

I taught English at the High School level for many, many years and at the Elementary level for the last two years. I love words and the instill in my students a way to use their words as a way of true expression. I like to use creative writing as a tool to teach everything from sentence structure and vocabulary to the elements of writing. I am also an accomplished public speaker and have won awards for speaking. I know how to engage an audience, simplify difficult content and incorporate learning styles into a presentation to reach the greatest number of participants possible. I am also kind of funny and that helps.

I have written two Young Adult novels and four adult novels (available on Amazon) and have studied writing from every angle, including research papers, short story, poetry, long form novel and public speeches. I wrote both a Masters and an Master's of Fine Arts thesis' as well.
I am a retired theater and English teacher. I have been tutoring for two years and have found it to be the most fulfilling form of teaching I have done.

The thing I love most about tutoring is re-igniting a love for learning in my students. Most students requiring tutoring feel a little defeated and as a consequence have lost their
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Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Portland, OR 97217

"great tutor!"

- Nancy, Hillsboro, OR on 9/22/16
Science:
Psychology
English:
Literature,
Public Speaking,
Writing
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math
Business:
Public Speaking

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.

Elementary Math

Two years tutoring math grades 1 to 6. References from parents available on request.

Literature

I spent 10 years as a high school English teacher for 10th and 11th grade. I currently tutor two students in the middle school, working on their literature essays. Literature is one of my great passions and I am well read. Because I write for young adults I tend to read a lot of young adult literature and I have vast knowledge of what it is that young adults are reading.

Public Speaking

State champion speaker in High School as well as years of giving lectures and lessons as a teacher have made me an efficient and interesting speaker. Coupled with my years of acting training and performing have made me understand the nature of audience and speaker connection. I am also adept at helping write a speech to capture audience interest and create rapport.

Indiana University
Psychology
University of Oregon
Master's
Southern Oregon University
Other

Education

Indiana University (Psychology)

University of Oregon (Master's)

Southern Oregon University (Other)

great tutor!

Nancy is tutoring my 11th grader and has shown a passion for teaching and dealing with a quite 16 year old boy. So happy we found her!

— Nancy, Hillsboro, OR on 9/22/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Nancy will travel within 30 miles of Portland, OR 97217.