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Heather H.

Austin, TX


Effective Tutor Specializing in Reading, Writing, and Portuguese

Background check passed as of 1/16/14
5.0 average from 9 ratings
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— Shaun, Austin, TX on 4/28/15

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University of Mississippi


University of Mississippi (Psychology)

About Heather

I am a teacher and lover of reading, writing, and Portuguese.

I have a degree in Psychology with minors in Portuguese and English. I am a writer of short stories and love literature. I can help students with writing assignments and preparation for reading exams. I may help you by editing and revising papers as well (academic or creative).

I minored in Portuguese and Brazilian culture at the University of Mississippi. I speak, write, and read Portuguese, and am passionate about Brazilian literature and music. I completed a Portuguese Intensive in 2010 at FAAP in Brazil, and I spent the year 2013 in Brazil honing my Portuguese skills, volunteering as a WWOOFer and teaching English.

I am willing to work with your schedule and help you improve your skills in your desired subject.
I am a teacher and lover of reading, writing, and Portuguese.

I have a degree in Psychology
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Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Austin, TX 78751
Background Check: Passed

"Great and..."

- Shaun, Austin, TX on 4/28/15

"Heather is Awesome!"

- Jill, Austin, TX on 11/11/13

"The BEST - We are sad she is relocating."

- Brian, Frisco, TX on 7/28/13
ACT Reading, English,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading,
TOEFL, Vocabulary,
Test Preparation:
ACT Reading, TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Grammar, Reading,
Spelling, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Elementary (K-6th)

I have tutored children in this age group, both in a school (Kirby Hall Elementary), and in homes. I'm also a teaching artists for Badgerdog Publishing, where I teach creative writing to 3rd and 4th graders.

Elementary Math

I have tutored elementary math. In math, I think it's important that children see it in the way that helps them most. I try to help them find their way.


I am passionate about English, literature, and language arts. I minored in English at the University of Mississippi. I have taught English as a second language to Brazilians and like to tutor using creative and effective methods.


I taught English as a second language in Brazil. I use the direct method (speaking only in the target language, English, in this case) because it has been proven to be more effective.

Having learned a second language (Portuguese), I understand the way one's mind works in such a learning situation.

I found I learned quicker when I was only spoken to in the foreign language, so that is the way that I teach.


Minored in Portuguese in college, and have been teaching/tutoring Portuguese for 3 years. I also lived in Sao Paulo for six months, and have a strong love for the language and Brazilian culture.


I have excellent reading and comprehension skills. I am passionate about reading and think that everyone could benefit from learning how to read better and enjoy it.


I'm an avid reader, and am passionate about words. Communication is key in everything we do. I've studied literature, science, and art, and feel I have a substantial vocabulary in all of these subjects.


In college, I minored in English and took many writing courses. I am a writer of short stories as well.

University of Mississippi


University of Mississippi (Psychology)

Great and... — Heather has a passion for the Brazilian culture and great understanding of the language. She is very easy to talk to and makes conversing in Portuguese very comfortable. ...

— Shaun, Austin, TX on 4/28/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Travel policy

Heather will travel within 20 miles of Austin, TX 78751.