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Darci S.

Experienced Tutor in Elementary Ed, Special Needs, and More...

Experienced Tutor in Elementary Ed, Special Needs, and More...

$40/hour

  • 979 hours tutoring

  • Philadelphia, PA 19118

"Patient & Caring"

Syiedah, 22 lessons with Darci

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About Darci


Bio

My passion for teaching comes as a result of having amazing teachers in school and dozens of educators in my family. Hard work, dedication, flexibility, goal-setting and patience can help anyone learn and fulfill his or her dreams as it did for me. For over 30 years, I have been teaching and tutoring school-aged students through high school and adults. My background includes: special needs, alternative programs and mentoring children in small groups from 1:6 to 1:1 ratios. I have had the priv...

My passion for teaching comes as a result of having amazing teachers in school and dozens of educators in my family. Hard work, dedication, flexibility, goal-setting and patience can help anyone learn and fulfill his or her dreams as it did for me. For over 30 years, I have been teaching and tutoring school-aged students through high school and adults. My background includes: special needs, alternative programs and mentoring children in small groups from 1:6 to 1:1 ratios. I have had the privilege and pleasure of helping countless students realize their own potential and experience academic and social improvement.

I specialize in tutoring elementary subjects. I am a highly trained special needs teacher who will assist with all IEP-related goals. Other areas of expertise are: middle school English and math, school projects, homework help and grades 1-8 test prep.

Some of my objectives are to engage and challenge students for successful outcomes. At the conclusion of every session I ask: "How was the session?" and "What did you learn?" or "How did you benefit from the session?" Students often self-evaluate and recognize their strengths or acknowledge their weaknesses that need the additional practice. That is also growth. I administer initial basic reading and math assessments, provide a composition book (in-person sessions), resources, progress reports and assign homework on a regular basis.

My approach: I offer variety, relevancy, and patience while implementing your tailor-made program that fits your individual needs. I look forward to hearing from you and helping you or your child achieve all goals.


Education

Antioch College, Ohio
Education
Antioch University, Philadelphia
Masters
The Pennsylvania College of Optometry
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $40
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Philadelphia, PA 19118
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 5/26/2017

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

My interest in public speaking began as a child. Later, I was a member of the high school debate team and also took college drama courses. I served as my school's liaison teacher and coached students for oratorical competitions for more than ten years. I am also prepared to work with adults. Some past students did obtain semi-finalists, finalists and first place winner status.

Corporate Training

Grammar,

Grammar

Grammar skills might mean the difference in earning a position or title. Today's colleges and job industries request that applicants submit extensive written essays and participate in personal interviews. Excellent verbal and written grammar skills are essential. If you allow me, I can help and you will not be disappointed.
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

My interest in public speaking began as a child. Later, I was a member of the high school debate team and also took college drama courses. I served as my school's liaison teacher and coached students for oratorical competitions for more than ten years. I am also prepared to work with adults. Some past students did obtain semi-finalists, finalists and first place winner status.

Elementary Education

Common Core,

Common Core

I have had years of experience with teaching common core math in both classroom settings and tutoring sessions. I am trained to provide support in all of the standards from operations to geometry at multi-grade levels up to middle school years.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have an Elementary Education certificate and more than 25 years of experience. This entails both teaching/tutoring and developing unit curricula. My extensive background will enable me to implement lessons, provide encouragement and make a positive connection with your child to help maximize his or her greatest potential.
Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

I have had years of experience teaching elementary to high school-level mathematics for both regular ed and special needs students.
Grammar,

Grammar

Grammar skills might mean the difference in earning a position or title. Today's colleges and job industries request that applicants submit extensive written essays and participate in personal interviews. Excellent verbal and written grammar skills are essential. If you allow me, I can help and you will not be disappointed.
Phonics,

Phonics

Mastering phonics skills is an achievable goal. I utilize multiple techniques to help develop phonemic awareness and then provide opportunities for practice which lead to authentic reading and writing. I have succeeded in working with both children and adults.
Reading,

Reading

I have instructed reading as a teacher and tutor. I am highly trained and skilled to work with special needs and under-achieving learners. Emphasis is placed upon phonemic awareness, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. I also include responding to literature as a means of analyzing. I am patient enough to meet you at your level and assist you to climb higher.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Strong study skills equip individuals to meet life's challenges. There is an abundance of reading, writing, and technological navigation required to function in today's society. I help guide the students to identify and incorporate their unique learning style. Then, strategies are given for organizing, studying habits, researching, listening skills, note-taking and goal setting.
Vocabulary

Vocabulary

Vocabulary is essential to develop reading comprehension skills. One communicates with a parent, teacher, physician, banker, police officer, retailer, etc. There are forms to complete. Vocabulary usage should range from common to advanced words. The key is to learn when, where, how, and with whom to use specific vocabulary. I can help assist you in meeting your need to improve your skills.

English

Grammar,

Grammar

Grammar skills might mean the difference in earning a position or title. Today's colleges and job industries request that applicants submit extensive written essays and participate in personal interviews. Excellent verbal and written grammar skills are essential. If you allow me, I can help and you will not be disappointed.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

My interest in public speaking began as a child. Later, I was a member of the high school debate team and also took college drama courses. I served as my school's liaison teacher and coached students for oratorical competitions for more than ten years. I am also prepared to work with adults. Some past students did obtain semi-finalists, finalists and first place winner status.
Reading,

Reading

I have instructed reading as a teacher and tutor. I am highly trained and skilled to work with special needs and under-achieving learners. Emphasis is placed upon phonemic awareness, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. I also include responding to literature as a means of analyzing. I am patient enough to meet you at your level and assist you to climb higher.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

Vocabulary is essential to develop reading comprehension skills. One communicates with a parent, teacher, physician, banker, police officer, retailer, etc. There are forms to complete. Vocabulary usage should range from common to advanced words. The key is to learn when, where, how, and with whom to use specific vocabulary. I can help assist you in meeting your need to improve your skills.
Writing

Writing

I have loved to write since childhood. The experience of becoming a first-place winner in 5th grade energized me to further develop my skills.

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have an Elementary Education certificate and more than 25 years of experience. This entails both teaching/tutoring and developing unit curricula. My extensive background will enable me to implement lessons, provide encouragement and make a positive connection with your child to help maximize his or her greatest potential.
Reading,

Reading

I have instructed reading as a teacher and tutor. I am highly trained and skilled to work with special needs and under-achieving learners. Emphasis is placed upon phonemic awareness, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. I also include responding to literature as a means of analyzing. I am patient enough to meet you at your level and assist you to climb higher.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Strong study skills equip individuals to meet life's challenges. There is an abundance of reading, writing, and technological navigation required to function in today's society. I help guide the students to identify and incorporate their unique learning style. Then, strategies are given for organizing, studying habits, researching, listening skills, note-taking and goal setting.
Writing

Writing

I have loved to write since childhood. The experience of becoming a first-place winner in 5th grade energized me to further develop my skills.

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have an Elementary Education certificate and more than 25 years of experience. This entails both teaching/tutoring and developing unit curricula. My extensive background will enable me to implement lessons, provide encouragement and make a positive connection with your child to help maximize his or her greatest potential.
Reading,

Reading

I have instructed reading as a teacher and tutor. I am highly trained and skilled to work with special needs and under-achieving learners. Emphasis is placed upon phonemic awareness, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. I also include responding to literature as a means of analyzing. I am patient enough to meet you at your level and assist you to climb higher.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Strong study skills equip individuals to meet life's challenges. There is an abundance of reading, writing, and technological navigation required to function in today's society. I help guide the students to identify and incorporate their unique learning style. Then, strategies are given for organizing, studying habits, researching, listening skills, note-taking and goal setting.
Writing

Writing

I have loved to write since childhood. The experience of becoming a first-place winner in 5th grade energized me to further develop my skills.

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

Strong study skills equip individuals to meet life's challenges. There is an abundance of reading, writing, and technological navigation required to function in today's society. I help guide the students to identify and incorporate their unique learning style. Then, strategies are given for organizing, studying habits, researching, listening skills, note-taking and goal setting.

Special Needs

ADHD,

ADHD

I am a certified special education teacher with 12 years experience of working with students who have an ADD/ADHD diagnosis. I implemented classroom plans and strategies that helped students improve both at home and school. I currently tutor 3 students with ADD/ADHD.
Phonics,

Phonics

Mastering phonics skills is an achievable goal. I utilize multiple techniques to help develop phonemic awareness and then provide opportunities for practice which lead to authentic reading and writing. I have succeeded in working with both children and adults.
Special Needs,

Special Needs

I have a Special Education certification (K-12). My experience has been in the areas of: learning support, emotional support, at-risk programs, ADD/ADHD and resource room instruction. I have also had interaction with autistic students by providing support and implementing treatment plans designed by behavior specialists. Since I have created IEP programs for years, I would be able to offer lessons which are uniquely developed to meet the needs of your child.
Study Skills

Study Skills

Strong study skills equip individuals to meet life's challenges. There is an abundance of reading, writing, and technological navigation required to function in today's society. I help guide the students to identify and incorporate their unique learning style. Then, strategies are given for organizing, studying habits, researching, listening skills, note-taking and goal setting.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have an Elementary Education certificate and more than 25 years of experience. This entails both teaching/tutoring and developing unit curricula. My extensive background will enable me to implement lessons, provide encouragement and make a positive connection with your child to help maximize his or her greatest potential.
Reading,

Reading

I have instructed reading as a teacher and tutor. I am highly trained and skilled to work with special needs and under-achieving learners. Emphasis is placed upon phonemic awareness, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. I also include responding to literature as a means of analyzing. I am patient enough to meet you at your level and assist you to climb higher.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Strong study skills equip individuals to meet life's challenges. There is an abundance of reading, writing, and technological navigation required to function in today's society. I help guide the students to identify and incorporate their unique learning style. Then, strategies are given for organizing, studying habits, researching, listening skills, note-taking and goal setting.
Writing

Writing

I have loved to write since childhood. The experience of becoming a first-place winner in 5th grade energized me to further develop my skills.

Test Preparation

Common Core

Common Core

I have had years of experience with teaching common core math in both classroom settings and tutoring sessions. I am trained to provide support in all of the standards from operations to geometry at multi-grade levels up to middle school years.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (234 ratings)
5 star
(210)
4 star
(22)
3 star
(2)
2 star
(0)
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Reviews


Very detailed!!

She has done a great job with my daughter! My daughter has responded well to her teaching techniques and enjoys her sessions. We are looking forward to our continued sessions!

Diara, 3 lessons with Darci
Tutor responded:

Hello Diara, Thank you for the feedback on the recent tutoring sessions with your daughter.

so grateful!

Darci is so patient & really has a great way of teaching. We are so grateful for her. She has been tutoring my goddaughter and every time I speak to her, she tells me she really enjoys her session. Thank you a ton!

Lario, 14 lessons with Darci

Patient and methodical

Darci is both patient and has a plan. She is methodical. Her work is important to her, and it shows. Thanks Darci!

Terry, 25 lessons with Darci
Tutor responded:

Hello Terry, Thank you for the feedback. Working with your daughter brings me great satisfaction and gratitude in my role as her tutor.

Awesome tutor

Ms. Darci is very patient. My son loves her and Ms. Darci knows how to bring the fun into learning. I like that Ms. Darci is flexible and can work around my schedule.

Monica, 71 lessons with Darci
Tutor responded:

Hello Monica, It is wonderful to know that your son is experiencing such comfort and enthusiasm as well as displaying achievement during his sessions.

Very Professional and Patient

Darcie has been tutoring our 10 year old daughter in math (basic facts) since June. Darcie uses a good combination of written and online exercises to reinforce the learning. She identifies creative ways to cover material that can otherwise become mundane, but is necessary. Darcie is patient with her yet maintains appropriate expectations. She created an acronym for our daughters name, each letter representing an expectation for each lesson. Maintaining a positive attitude is one of the areas that Darcie has addressed during her lessons – helping our daughter recognize that she has the ability to solve problems despite her own beliefs. She ties in real-life examples to help make these points. Each week, we receive a detailed summary of each lesson, and description of any problem or areas of strength. A very thorough tutor.

Sheila, 8 lessons with Darci
Tutor responded:

Hello Sheila, Thank you for providing me with such positive feedback. I am happy to know that your expectations are being met.

Darci is wonderful

Darci is a wonderful mix of a loving caring mother and a strong and diligent teacher. She takes her time to really understand where the child is struggling and how to help them fully understand the concepts they are working with. She holds their attention, keeping them focused until the end. Thank you Darci!

Stephen, 253 lessons with Darci
Tutor responded:

Hello Galeet! Thank you for those kind words and feedback. It is such a pleasure to work with the girls. I am happy to see their growth and positive attitude about school.

Great tutor

Darci S. is a wonderful tutor, the first initial phone contact she listened to me on what my concerns where and had already figured out ways to help my child improve. When she came for the first lesson, she jumped right in and started with the basics she even made up a little song to help him remember the process. She is wonderful and my child loves for his tutoring sessions to come, he has even in school started to show kids the way Darci has showed him to do division and he is doing great. She is a wonderful tutor and takes time to listen to the parent and especially the child on what is needed to learn.

Tennille, 11 lessons with Darci

$40/hour

Darci S.

$40/hour

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