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Sylvia A.

Eagleville, TN

$40/hour

Tutor with over 30 years experience in teaching

In-person lessons
200+ Hours
Background check passed as of 10/2/12
4.9 average from 147 ratings
A good fit for us.
— Kathy, Smyrna, TN on 7/18/17

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George Peabody College
Elementary and Speci

Education

George Peabody College (Elementary and Speci)

About Sylvia

I graduated from Peabody College in 1978 with a degree in special and elementary education. My emphasis was on teaching students with learning disabilities. I was a special education teacher for three years in an elementary school in Savannah, Georgia. I then moved back to Tennessee and have been teaching special education in Williamson County for 29 years. I began at Fairview Middle as a self-contained teacher working with 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. I later became an Inclusion teacher and co-taught with the regular ed teachers in the classroom. After eight years in Fairview, I transferred to Brentwood Middle school and have been there ever since. I have continued to teach in the Inclusion model and have primarily taught in Language Arts and Math classes. I have also spent much time working with students who have weak organizational skills. For the last ten to twelve years I have looped with my students, starting with them in 6th grade and following through the 8th grade. This has been a valuable experience, for I have been truly able to get to know my students but their parents as well. I just finished teaching 8th graders so I will be starting in 6th grade again next year. I have also tutored at the Learning Lab in Brentwood. I enjoy working one on one with students and believe I am well qualified to work with elementary and middle school students. I have recently retired after teaching for 33 years and am available to tutor not only after school, but also during the day. I graduated from Peabody College in 1978 with a degree in special and elementary education. My emphasis was on teaching students with learning disabilities. I was a special education teacher for three years in an elementary school in Savannah, Georgia. I then moved back to Tennessee and have been teaching special education in Williamson County for Read more

Policies
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Eagleville, TN 37060
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"A good fit for us."

- Kathy, Smyrna, TN on 7/18/17

"A perfect fit"

- Tammie, Thompsons Station, TN on 2/8/17

"Great teacher, very patient."

- Nicole, Spring Hill, TN on 4/18/16

"I highly recommend Sylvia's services."

- Erin, Nashville, TN on 10/16/13

"Great tutor"

- Robin, Murfreesboro, TN on 9/24/13
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
GED, Geometry,
GRE, Prealgebra,
SAT Math
Science:
PSAT
English:
English,
Grammar, Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, GED, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math
Language:
Reading,
Writing
History:
Writing
Elementary Education:
ADHD,
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Grammar, Homeschool,
Phonics, Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
GRE, Writing

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.

ADHD

I taught special ed in Williamson County for 30 years. I taught kids with ADD and ADHD in language arts, math, and organizational skills. I understand the challenges they face every day. I graduated from Peabody College in 1978 with a degree in special and elementary education.

Algebra 1

I taught math in grades 6 through 8 for over 20 years before retiring in 2011. I have been tutoring ever since retirement.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a valid Tennessee Teachers License and am certified to teach K - 8. I graduated from George Peabody College in 1978 with a BA in Elementary Ed/Special Ed in grades K-8. I have taught over 33 years and have spent at least ten on those years co-teaching in inclusion 6th grade classrooms. I have tutored students in grades 1-8 in math, science, social studies, reading and language arts.

Elementary Math

I have taught students at all levels from 1st grade to high school. Math is my strength and I use lots of math games to make learning fun.

English

I taught math and language arts at the middle school level and am very knowledgeable about the curriculum at this level for both subjects. Since retiring, I have worked with students from first grade to 8th grade in both math and language arts.

Geometry

I have cotaught in math classes for grades 6th - 8th. I am qualified to teach preAlgebra, Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II. Math is a personal strength for me.

Homeschool

I am a retired teacher and since retiring, I have tutored several students that were home schooled. I am familiar with the Saxon program and Tennessee home school programs. Have the basic skills to teach math and language arts to students grades 1 through 8.

Prealgebra

I am a retired Williamson County middle school math and language arts teacher that has been tutoring for last 6 years

Reading

retired teacher Williamson county

Special Needs

I received a degree from George Peabody College in Nashville in 1978 in elementary education and special education focusing primarily on children with learning disabilities. I taught special education for 33 years. My experience has been mostly with LD children but also includes experience in working with children that are ADD, ADHD, language disabled, and autistic. I have worked in self-contained and inclusion classrooms. I have experience in modifying assignments, writing IEPs, and helping children with disabilities be academically successful.

Study Skills

I have spent a vast amount of time over the last thirty-two year working with students to complete homework, prepare for tests, and assist with organizational skills. I have worked with students not only in the classroom but also before and after school. Depending on the individual's particular learning style, I have adapted material as needed, test accommodations and modifications as needed in order to allow them to succeed. Whether they have studied best with flash cards, help on note taking, oral testing, or repeated drill and extra practice, I have tried to give them access to the tools that would help them be successful.

George Peabody College
Elementary and Speci

Education

George Peabody College (Elementary and Speci)

A good fit for us.

4th grade writing and multiplication . We have a good starting place for growth and learning. Sylvia took the time and brought the lessons needed to know where to start with our 10 year old.

— Kathy, Smyrna, TN on 7/18/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Travel policy

Sylvia will travel within 20 miles of Eagleville, TN 37060.