Tarrant County Community College/University of North Texas (English Lang. Arts)
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
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!
Very great, covered a lot on the first meeting and I thought my daughter will be bored since it was a two hour lesson but she wished she stayed longer. Since first meeting she is eagerly looking forward to her second lesson. I am sure I made the right decision and hope you will too.
Heather has done an amazing job with working with my daughter, was very patient so the two of them got to know each other. She has helped my daughter become more confident with learning to read. Only have a few sessions, my daughter now wants to do more reading and even tries harder instead of giving up easily. Heather is doing an outstanding job!
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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 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.
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.