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Olivia F.

Prosperity, SC

$50/hour

English and English language arts

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 9/20/12
4.7 average from 3 ratings

$50/Hour


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Newberry College, Newberry, SC
University of South Carolina(BA)
Master's

Education

Newberry College, Newberry, SC

University of South Carolina(BA) (Master's)

About Olivia

I am a semi-retired high school English teacher with 30 years' experience in the classroom. I have taught all levels of high school English as well as middle school language arts. I have been a certified teacher in South Carolina as well as a National Board Certified teacher. I also have a Masters degree in English from the University of South Carolina.

I have a special interest in developing the literacy of all students through engaging reading and writing assignments and activities. I have studied reading and literacy practices with well-known experts Ellin Keene, Cris Tovani, Janet Allen, Jeff Wilhelm, and Jim Burke. In addition I have had training to teach English as a Second Language.
I am a semi-retired high school English teacher with 30 years' experience in the classroom. I have taught all levels of high school English as well as middle school language arts. I have been a certified teacher in South Carolina as well as a National Board Certified teacher. I also have a Masters degree in English from the University of South Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Prosperity, SC 29127
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Music:
Piano
English:
ACT Reading, English,
ESL/ESOL, Grammar,
Literature,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Computer:
Photography
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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English

Effective written and oral communication skills are important. I will assist students in combining the language arts to create effective communication skills. I will help students compose effective paragraphs and essays as well as assist them in preparing effective oral presentations.

Grammar

I teach grammar as a way of honoring one's audience. I help students analyze their writing and speaking by reviewing or teaching the parts of speech and parts of the sentence, usage rules, and punctuation.

Literature

I love to read, and I love to study literature of all types. I have a masters degree in English. I want to help students learn to analyze literature on all levels, the literal as well as the interpretative. I begin with a reader response approach to help students enjoy the literature on a personal level and then move them toward closer, analytical readings by teaching literary terminology and techniques.

Photography

I love to take photographs, especially of nature, landscape, and architecture. I also love to take photos that will keep my family's history and memories alive. I use a DSLR camera, and enjoy the creative aspects of photography. I can share the basics of photography: composition and the rule of thirds, aperture and shutter, exposure, and other basic techniques. I have taken several online photography classes and am working toward certification.

Piano

I have been a musician since I was eight years. I play classical piano and organ. I can teach the basics of piano: technique, reading music, as well as the literature. I studied piano with Mrs. John Wessinger in Chapin, SC, and with Dr. Thomas Spacht and Dr. Gail Sarber at Newberry College.

Newberry College, Newberry, SC
University of South Carolina(BA)
Master's

Education

Newberry College, Newberry, SC

University of South Carolina(BA) (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Olivia will travel within 30 miles of Prosperity, SC 29127.