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Heather G.

Fort Worth, TX

$45/hour

Certified Teacher - English Language Arts and Literature

In-person lessons
100+ Hours
Background check passed as of 1/25/13
5.0 average from 16 ratings
Very Effective
— Sheila, Fort Worth, TX on 12/13/12

$45/Hour


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Tarrant County Community College/University of North Texas
English Lang. Arts

Education

Tarrant County Community College/University of North Texas (English Lang. Arts)

About Heather

I graduated Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor's degree in English Language Arts in May 2012 from the University of North Texas and have also obtained teaching certifications through the state. I completed my student teaching at a local high school where I taught and developed the curriculum for an 11th grade AP English Literature class. Previous to this I worked with 6-12th graders as an AVID tutor at various schools throughout my district.

Teaching has always been a major part of my life. From a young age I have tutored friends and family members in a variety of subjects at many different grade levels. Although I have consistently helped others throughout the learning process, I too have been on the other side of the tutoring spectrum. I have been very blessed in having influential people in my life that have helped me throughout my own educational experiences. Because of this, I realize the impact and value one-on-one teaching can have in education. Sometimes it takes an outsider's perspective and patience to help information really sink in, and this is what I am now privileged to offer others.

As a certified 8-12th grade English teacher and the wife of a Fort Worth police officer, I realize the effects and lasting impacts teachers and education have on a child. My mission is to offer quality tutoring services at a competitive rate. All children deserve the right to learn, and it is my goal to help them do so by any means necessary. Through patience, perseverance, and dedication, it is my goal to help every child realize and reach their full potential.
I graduated Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor's degree in English Language Arts in May 2012 from the University of North Texas and have also obtained teaching certifications through the state. I completed my student teaching at a local high school where I taught and developed the curriculum for an 11th grade AP English Literature class. Previous to Read more

Policies
Cancellation
1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Fort Worth, TX 76131
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Very Effective"

- Sheila, Fort Worth, TX on 12/13/12

"Very friendly, ready to tutor and generally great!!"

- Lillian, Fort Worth, TX on 2/7/13

"Patient and Awesome Tutor"

- Mandy, Fort Worth, TX on 1/4/13
Math:
Algebra 1, Elementary (K-6th),
GED, Prealgebra
Music:
Flute
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, GED, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TAKS
Language:
Reading, Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Elementary (K-6th),
Phonics,
Reading, Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Elementary (K-6th)

As a certified teacher, I realize how important and influential the primary years of school can be. From experience, I have found that many children struggle with basic math and reading skills, and many teachers cannot offer one on one time with them to help them improve. Specifically, I have and am currently working with first graders through fifth graders to help them improve their reading abilities, especially in phonics and overall reading comprehension. Through this I have found that, regardless of the subject, slowing things down and making learning fun is often the most valuable tool to help children succeed.

Phonics

Phonics are the building blocks of reading, and often times children that struggle in this area just need a little one on one time with a teacher or tutor to be successful. From my experience with elementary students, I have found that breaking down and studying phonics, even in a few short sessions, greatly improves a child's overall reading abilities. Sometimes reading and reviewing phonics can be daunting, but by practicing and playing word games it can become a very fun process.

Study Skills

As an English teacher, I realize how important study skills are. They can truly make or break a grade. I have developed and utilized various study materials, such as thinking maps, active reading, organizing tips, and more; and I have used these and many other studying techniques to work my way through college. From experience I have found that by using different strategies and assessing when, where, and how to study, improvement is imminent.

Tarrant County Community College/University of North Texas
English Lang. Arts

Education

Tarrant County Community College/University of North Texas (English Lang. Arts)

Very Effective

My son is becoming more confident in his writing and is getting better at putting thoughts down on paper. The few sessions with Heather have been more effective than his past several years of English in school!

— Sheila, Fort Worth, TX on 12/13/12

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Heather will travel within 20 miles of Fort Worth, TX 76131.