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Courtney M.

Houston, TX

$57/hour

Above and Beyond Tutor Specializing in English, Reading, & History

Background check passed as of 12/19/13
5.0 average from 1 ratings
Knowledgeable Tutor
— Ariana, Houston, TX on 9/29/15

$57/Hour


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Duquesne University
History
Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, NC
MEd
Arizona State University
Enrolled

Education

Duquesne University (History)

Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, NC (MEd)

Arizona State University (Enrolled)

About Courtney

I am very excited at the opportunity to help you with your academic endeavors! I am a former teacher of Social Studies and History in the middle and high school grade levels. I have a master's degree in Education: Middle Grades Language Arts and am currently pursuing a second master's degree in History from Arizona State. My undergraduate degree is in History and Political Science from Duquesne University.

I specialize in tutoring English, reading/writing, history, test prep, and science remediation. I have a flexible schedule and am able to meet in person or conduct online tutoring. My goal for each session is to challenge my student but to never overwhelm. I provide assessments and progress reports and will assign homework at various times.

I love being a tutor! My favorite part of teaching was being able to work individually with students, meet them at their level, and then watch them soar as they connected the dots of academics. I will ensure that every lesson is tailored to the student's level, actively engaging them, while rigorously pushing their academic levels to the highest heights! I have scores from previous years teaching that show my students were in the top percentage in the state for exceeding their expected growth on state testing. I continuously come up with inventive ways to excite and educate my students to ensure growth and development.

I am understanding that sometimes life happens so though I do have a cancellation policy, I offer makeup classes.

I look forward to hearing from you and helping you reach your academic goals!
I am very excited at the opportunity to help you with your academic endeavors! I am a former teacher of Social Studies and History in the middle and high school grade levels. I have a master's degree in Education: Read more

Policies
Cancellation
1 hour notice required

Multiple hour rate available, please inquire for details. Group rates also an option for test prep sessions. I do have a cancellation policy but I offer make up sessions to log standing students.

Travel Radius
Travels within 8 miles of Houston, TX 77073
Background Check: Passed

"Knowledgeable Tutor"

- Ariana, Houston, TX on 9/29/15
Science:
ACT Science
English:
ACT English,
ACT Reading, English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Reading, ACT Science, PSAT, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
American History,
European History, Geography,
Government & Politics, Political Science,
Religion,
Social Studies,
World History
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking

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.

ACT English

-Masters degree in Education: Middle Grades Language Arts

American History

I have a master's degree in Education. My Undergrad degree is in History and Political Science. I am currently pursuing a second master's degree in History from ASU. I have worked with learners of all ages and all levels.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a certified teacher with four years experience working in the public school system. I have worked with middle school students primarily but have also worked with 6th and 5th grade on a regular basis. I also taught preschool for a season. I have an education master's degree with a focus on learning styles and develop lessons that work to reach each child where they are currently in their academics. I have taught and tutored reading, writing, English, social studies, science, and basic math through my teaching career and am certified in many of the individual topics.

English

Masters degree in education: English Language Arts
Certified middle and high school teacher
4 years experience in the public school setting
4 years experience tutoring
Undergrad in history and political science

ESL/ESOL

-Master's degree in Education/ focus in language arts/English
-Undergraduate in History/Political Science
-Certified teacher with 4+ years experience
-4+ years tutoring experience
-Proficient with intervention strategies for ESL/IEP/AIG

Geography

I majored in history and political science at Duquesne University where I studied intently the geography of the land both currently and over the ages. I am currently pursuing a master's degree in history from ASU.I taught privately world geography for 5 years to middle and high school students.
I also taught world geography in the public school systems for 5 years.

Phonics

I have a master's degree in Education: Language Arts which had a large focus on working with language development (phonics). I have also worked for 4 years tutoring and reading intervention with struggling readers and had to teach phonics skills to help students break down reading comprehension packages. Many students needed rudimentary language/reading skills in the tutoring program.

Political Science

I graduated from Duquesne University with a minor in political science with a major in History. I specialized in government history over the major countries. I used my degree to teach history with a focus on governmental systems and their impact on people over time. I am continuing my education with a second master's degree in History with a focus on American governmental policies and systems.

Public Speaking

I have coached for 4 years the middle school's Forensics/Public Speaking team where I worked, leading them to District Finals 3 times. I have personally coached 7 students to win both District and County finals with 3 moving onto States. I have a background in theater, taking nearly 10 years of class with over 15 years of experience, where a large focus is presentation, projection, and performance.

Reading

-Masters degree in Education: Middle Grades Language Arts
-Undergrad in History/Political Science
-Currently pursuing second masters in History
-Certified public school teacher with 4 years' experience
-4 years experience tutoring English, reading and history

Religion

I have a undergrad degree from Duquesne University in History with a special focus on the religion and culture of the major civilizations throughout time. I have studied extensively the three major monotheistic religions (Christianity, Judaism, and Islam) as well as the major polytheistic ones (Buddhism, Hinduism, Greek/Roman/Egyptian/Norse mythology, and native tribal systems). I have taught the connections and differences between these believe systems for 4 years in the classroom setting as well as used them to illustrate different cultures and settings across the world. I have personal experience with religions across the world and have included their customs and beliefs into my classroom setting.

SAT Reading

-Certified public school teacher with 4 years experience
-4 years experience tutoring English, reading and history

SAT Writing

-Masters degree in Education: Middle Grades Language Arts
-Undergrad in History/Political Science
-Currently pursuing second masters in History
-Certified public school teacher with 4 years experience
-4 years experience tutoring English, reading and history

Social Studies

I am a certified public school teacher with highly qualified status for social studies and history (grades 6-12. My undergrad from Duquense University was in History and I have continued to learn and explore the amazing history of our world ever since. I have 5 years of teaching experience in this field and consider history a vital part of the learning experience.

Study Skills

I have a master's degree in education that included many courses on various styles of learning and how to engage each student on their level. These course also emphasized how to maximize learning potential through positive study skills and strategies. I have 5 years in the public school system and have been utilized to work with students that struggle with academics and need help learning how to study by determining which styles work best for them. I have used these styles in conducting my classes, ensuring that all students are receiving the lesson in a way that they are able to comprehend and then utilize for their future academics. I have state test scores from my previous students that show large growth after adapting the study skills determined effective for them.

World History

-Undergraduate in History and Political Science
-Over 45 credit hours of history study from content through time and world
-Master's degree in education
-Pursuing second master's degree in history from ASU
-Taught world history for 4+ years
-5 years experience tutoring world history

Writing

-Master's degree in education: English
-Certified teacher with 5 years' experience teaching writing and research skills
-Pursuing 2nd master's degree in history- familiar with college level writing

Duquesne University
History
Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, NC
MEd
Arizona State University
Enrolled

Education

Duquesne University (History)

Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, NC (MEd)

Arizona State University (Enrolled)

Knowledgeable Tutor

She is amazing! With only less than a week before taking my SAT she was able to fit me in her schedule. During our first session I learned so much more in that one session than I did in a few sessions with other tutors. She is really good with breaking down complicated questions and analyzing and helping to get a better understanding of vocab and reading material.

— Ariana, Houston, TX on 9/29/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $57.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Multiple hour rate available, please inquire for details. Group rates also an option for test prep sessions. I do have a cancellation policy but I offer make up sessions to log standing students.

Travel policy

Courtney will travel within 8 miles of Houston, TX 77073.