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Deborah W.

Houston, TX

$50/hour

Certified Elementary Tutor

$50/Hour


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Texas A&M University
Political Science

Education

Texas A&M University (Political Science)

About Deborah

My teaching background is 1st grade in the Houston Independent School District. Through my work there and in private tutoring I have worked with students in most lower elementary grade levels. I've had valuable training and experience in teaching students the basics of phonics, reading and writing. By first analyzing a student's reading and comprehension level my approach is to target the gaps in their skills using a plan customized for their needs. Students learn in different ways so this may include additional visuals and hands on activities as well as auditory instruction.

I have a standard Texas certification in Early Childhood through 6th grade as well as English as a Second Language (ESL) supplemental certification. I particularly enjoy one on one tutoring and small group work as these give me the best chance to get to know my students and pinpoint what they need to succeed. In addition to the time in tutoring I will assign homework to be completed. It is through practice and repetition of lessons that real progress is made.

Through my experience and training I am prepared to work on the literacy skills needed to enhance the student's reading and comprehension abilities. Reading words is not enough. We have to learn how to understand what we are reading through building vocabulary and such methods as making inferences, summarizing, drawing conclusions and using our own background knowledge to understand text to name just a few.

As a certified teacher I believe all of this begins with a solid foundation of letter recognition, phonological awareness, oral language and handwriting skills. To accomplish this I prefer engaging exercises covering these areas in well paced lesson.

By using fun activities to bolster phonics recognition students will build proficiency and develop the skills they need for reading, spelling and writing.

I am available most days from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm and can travel to students or meet at the nearby public library.
My teaching background is 1st grade in the Houston Independent School District. Through my work there and in private tutoring I have worked with students in most lower elementary grade levels. I've had valuable training and experience in teaching students the basics of Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Houston, TX 77096
Background Check: Passed
English:
Reading
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Handwriting,
Phonics,
Reading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Elementary (K-6th)

I hold a standard certification from the state of Texas for teaching Early Childhood through 6th grade. I have taught 1st grade in the Houston Independent School District. Additionally, I am certified as an ESL teacher for Early Childhood through 6th grade.

Handwriting

I have received specialized training in teaching handwriting skills to elementary age students and have been a 1st grade teacher in the Houston Independent School District.

Phonics

I am a certified teacher in the state of Texas in both ESL (English as a Second Language) and the standard classroom certification for Early Childhood through 6th grade. I have received specialized training in teaching phonics skills to elementary age students and have been a 1st grade teacher in the Houston Independent School District.

Texas A&M University
Political Science

Education

Texas A&M University (Political Science)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Deborah will travel within 15 miles of Houston, TX 77096.