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Wendy S.

Blue Bell, PA

$50/hour

California Native Passionate about Tutoring

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San Diego State University
Communications
University of the Pacific
Other
San Francisco State University
Graduate Coursework

Education

San Diego State University (Communications)

University of the Pacific (Other)

San Francisco State University (Graduate Coursework)

About Wendy

I taught high school for 13 years. I loved my students. For nine years I was an advisor to our future teachers club. I mainly taught at-risk students and ESL 1, 2, AND 3. I have trained 800 tutors in reading, writing, math, and study skills. I have run two learning centers. I taught public speaking speaking to high school 12th graders who were to be the first in their families to attend college. I have loved working with students.

I don't believe that there are any stupid questions. I am able to teach in easy-to-master steps. I try to keep it fun and rewarding. I have a way with students. They are almost always very comfortable with me within the first few minutes. This helps them to honestly share how I can best help them. I always ask them to give me a short writing sample the 1st session. If they are having trouble reading I will give them a sounds test to assess what they do and don't know. I will also have them read to me so I can understand what they are having trouble with.

I was a lifeguard for five summers. I have mainly worked with students on their basic strokes, and breathing. I taught PE to at-risk high school students. I played on my high school tennis team for three years. I can play most sports well.

If you think that you just can't learn to read or do basic math then call me! I love to work with students like you. Or, parents if your child is frustrated let me help.
I taught high school for 13 years. I loved my students. For nine years I was an advisor to our future teachers club. I mainly taught at-risk students and ESL 1, 2, AND 3. I have trained 800 tutors in reading, writing, math, and study skills. I have run two learning centers. I taught public speaking speaking to high school 12th graders who were to Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Blue Bell, PA 19422
In-person lessons
Math:
Elementary Math
English:
Grammar, Public Speaking,
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Grammar, Handwriting,
Phonics,
Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking
Sports/Recreation:
Swimming

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.

Handwriting

I was a high school English teacher for 13 years. Each year I would devote 1 lesson per class to teaching handwriting.
This included the importance of neatness. They were shown how to always put their first and last name on each assignment and the date. It was amazing how messy a lot of those papers could appear. The classic is the wrinkled up paper with some peanut butter or jam smeared across it.

Phonics

When I was in the teaching credential program I was trained to evaluate what sounds students did and did not know. Then, each of us was given one elementary school student to tutor one time a week for about 20 weeks.

Dr. Costello ran this program for 30 years. Each year the Rosenberg Foundation renewed the grant. On average 15-20 tutoring sessions resulted in an average gain on standardized tests of 3 years in reading.
As a high school teacher of at risk youth

I trained 5 tutors for each of my low level English classes to provide one on one tutoring one class period a week for each student. I also used tutors in two learning centers, and my ESL classes.
All together I have trained 800 tutors to use Dr. Costello's methods for teaching phonics and reading.

Public Speaking

I taught public speaking for three summers for a Career Beginnings Program. Each summer, I taught 50 to 100 students to give five speeches.

Swimming

I was a lifeguard for five summers for a Racquet Club. Have taught a small number of students their basic strokes. As a high school student, taught a group of beginning swimmers the fundamentals of swimming each day in PE for six weeks.

San Diego State University
Communications
University of the Pacific
Other
San Francisco State University
Graduate Coursework

Education

San Diego State University (Communications)

University of the Pacific (Other)

San Francisco State University (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Wendy will travel within 20 miles of Blue Bell, PA 19422.