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Deven F.

Former teacher, current school librarian, lifelong learner

Former teacher, current school librarian, lifelong learner

$40/hour

  • 1 hours tutoring

  • Arts District Dallas, TX 75204

About Deven


Bio

When asked about future career plans as a child, I always dismissed teaching as a viable option, but found myself drawn to it all the same. Hindsight being 20/20, I came to realize that I have always been an educator of some kind: from Sunday school volunteering with varying ages of children during adolescence; to tutoring peers at the middle, high school, and college level; even the beginning of my teaching career at 19--I just can't seem to quit educating others!

I have a passion for...

When asked about future career plans as a child, I always dismissed teaching as a viable option, but found myself drawn to it all the same. Hindsight being 20/20, I came to realize that I have always been an educator of some kind: from Sunday school volunteering with varying ages of children during adolescence; to tutoring peers at the middle, high school, and college level; even the beginning of my teaching career at 19--I just can't seem to quit educating others!

I have a passion for reading that began in my youth, and as a school librarian, I worked to make sure that same spark was cultivated in those under my tutelage. I also work currently as a TExES tutor, helping fellow educators study for various certification exams. As a teacher (2012-2015), I co-chaired an after-school program that focused on homework help for PK-5th graders. I volunteered at a women's halfway house/shelter in that same time period, offering tutoring services to their children.

All in all, I must admit that I love to learn; but I gain true satisfaction in being able to help others to enjoy learning in the manner that suits them best.

I am qualified to teach English as a Second Language to Pre-K through 6th grade.
My grasp of the English language is sound, and I delight in demonstrating a dedication to dictionary denotations (as well as literary devices, like alliteration). I love reading, and have for as long as I could lift a book--it is the first step towards becoming a competent writer.

I passed 4 TExES exams on my first attempt--the latest being the #150 School Librarian. The passing score is 240--I received a 267. I am currently tutoring other librarians to pass their exam, but I seek to offer my services to others attempting to pass ESL (EC-6), SPED (EC-12), Gen Ed (EC-6), PPR (EC-12), etc.

It is my passion to be able to encourage the education of children. While students can begin reading before they enter formal schooling, their literacy skills are meant to be refined and improved in the classroom with their instructor's assistance. As a second grade self-contained teacher, I made reading a skill that was both incentivized and highly sought after by everyone in my classroom. I also facilitated learning by allowing students to learn at their own pace and enjoy themselves while they do so; instead of lecturing constantly, I provided students with the means to create their own learning environments accordingly. In this manner, they became invested in the creation of their personal knowledge and it was therefore more of a valuable impact in the long run. Overall, I want to meld students to have a love of reading and let that same love turn into a yearning for learning-- a veritable yen for knowledge.

Please do not hesitate to contact me so we can begin learning together!


Education

(University of Texas Arlington
History
Texas A&M Commerce
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $40
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 25 miles of Dallas, TX 75204
  • Lesson cancellation: 6 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 8/12/2018

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GRE

GRE

I passed the GRE in 2013 and have tutored others to pass as well.

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been in elementary education for the past five years, serving as a teacher from 2012-2015, and a school librarian from 2015-2017. I taught first grade self-contained, second grade self-contained, and second grade science/social studies. As a librarian, I work with all grade levels and am familiar with PK-5th TEKS. I coached 3rd-5th grade UIL events: Dictionary Skills, Spelling, Lone Star Challenge, etc. I tutored students after school, my own and those in my care in an after-school program I co-sponsored.
Reading,

Reading

I have school librarian certification.
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

English,

English

I am certified to teach English as a Second Language. I have a firm grasp on the subject.
Reading,

Reading

I have school librarian certification.
Writing,

Writing

I am proficient at writing.
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Spelling, TOEFL, Vocabulary

History

American History, World History

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been in elementary education for the past five years, serving as a teacher from 2012-2015, and a school librarian from 2015-2017. I taught first grade self-contained, second grade self-contained, and second grade science/social studies. As a librarian, I work with all grade levels and am familiar with PK-5th TEKS. I coached 3rd-5th grade UIL events: Dictionary Skills, Spelling, Lone Star Challenge, etc. I tutored students after school, my own and those in my care in an after-school program I co-sponsored.
English,

English

I am certified to teach English as a Second Language. I have a firm grasp on the subject.
Reading,

Reading

I have school librarian certification.
Writing,

Writing

I am proficient at writing.
Algebra 1, ESL/ESOL, Prealgebra, SAT Reading, Spelling

Language

ESL/ESOL, TOEFL

Math

Algebra 1, Prealgebra

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been in elementary education for the past five years, serving as a teacher from 2012-2015, and a school librarian from 2015-2017. I taught first grade self-contained, second grade self-contained, and second grade science/social studies. As a librarian, I work with all grade levels and am familiar with PK-5th TEKS. I coached 3rd-5th grade UIL events: Dictionary Skills, Spelling, Lone Star Challenge, etc. I tutored students after school, my own and those in my care in an after-school program I co-sponsored.
English,

English

I am certified to teach English as a Second Language. I have a firm grasp on the subject.
Reading,

Reading

I have school librarian certification.
Writing,

Writing

I am proficient at writing.
Algebra 1, ESL/ESOL, Prealgebra

Other

ESL/ESOL

Special Needs

Phonics

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been in elementary education for the past five years, serving as a teacher from 2012-2015, and a school librarian from 2015-2017. I taught first grade self-contained, second grade self-contained, and second grade science/social studies. As a librarian, I work with all grade levels and am familiar with PK-5th TEKS. I coached 3rd-5th grade UIL events: Dictionary Skills, Spelling, Lone Star Challenge, etc. I tutored students after school, my own and those in my care in an after-school program I co-sponsored.
Reading,

Reading

I have school librarian certification.
Writing,

Writing

I am proficient at writing.
Algebra 1, ESL/ESOL

Test Preparation

GRE,

GRE

I passed the GRE in 2013 and have tutored others to pass as well.
Praxis,

Praxis

I am qualified in 4 different content areas. I have assisted other teachers and librarians to pass their certification exams. I have proven results and references as well.
PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
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Response time: 3 hours

$40/hour

Deven F.

$40/hour

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Response time: 3 hours