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Michelle H.

Katy, TX

$40/hour

Experienced Tutor and Certified Teacher - Spec Ed EC-12, Math/Sci 4-8

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University of Wyoming
Psych, Criminal Just

Education

University of Wyoming (Psych, Criminal Just)

About Michelle

In college, I majored in Psychology and Criminal Justice, with a minor in Sociology. During this time I tutored the University Athletic Department in subjects that I was familiar with, as well as Algebra and organizational writing skills. I always enjoyed writing, and I was known to be someone that could compose a thirty plus page paper in less than a day. After I moved to Texas, while working towards becoming a certified teacher, I worked as a substitute teacher and as an Accelerated Mathematics Tutor - helping at-risk students, who were likely going to fail the state exams, gain strategies to solving mathematics problems. I was committed to showing these students new tricks to memorizing strategies, and improving their confidence in solving these problems. I love tutoring students, because I am able to work more directly with each student. I can see where he/she may struggle and focus my work on those key topics, rather than teach to the majority. A struggling student will not gain confidence in a classroom of 30 kids, who are all looking at him/her trying to ask for help on something the rest of them may already understand. Most students in this situation are unlikely going to raise their hand and draw attention to themselves, and as a result will fall further behind. I like to help these students fill these gaps in their education, and seeing that look of accomplishment on their faces is a reward within itself.

Once I decided to become a "Teacher", in the sense of what the state required, I put my focus towards working with students that needed more of the one on one attention. I first became certified in Special Education, ranging from Early Childhood thru the 12th grade. I was placed teaching in a Middle School, and I later also became certified in Math and Science, grades 4-8. I started teaching as a Co-teacher, and through the years, I gained experience in 6th-8th grades in nearly every subject. I also taught Social Skills to groups of Special Education students, ranging from those students with low I.Q.s and Mental Retardation, Autistic students across the spectrum, and even students with emotional disturbances. Before taking time to spend with my little one, my most recent teaching experiences were as the teacher of record, in self-contained Autism classrooms, at both the Middle and Elementary school levels. I gained experience with very structured activities and schedules, and even practiced many Applied Behaviorial techniques in my classroom.

I look forward to meeting you, and I encourage you to reach out for tutoring from myself - someone who isn't focused on just making money or getting through as many lessons as possible, but who's main focus is establishing a connection with you. I have a wide range of tutoring/teaching experience, and I can easily begin at where you ar comfortable, fill in any gaps, teach you new strategies, and get you to where you need to be with the confidence you'll need to get there.
In college, I majored in Psychology and Criminal Justice, with a minor in Sociology. During this time I tutored the University Athletic Department in subjects that I was familiar with, as well as Algebra and organizational writing skills. I always enjoyed writing, and I was known to be someone that could compose a thirty plus page paper in less Read more

Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Katy, TX 77450
In-person lessons
Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Elementary Math,
Prealgebra,
Precalculus, Probability
Science:
Astronomy,
Biology, Psychology
English:
English, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading,
Writing
Test Preparation:
GED
History:
Criminal Justice
Special Needs:
Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science,
Grammar, Handwriting,
Reading,
Spelling
Sports/Recreation:
Basketball,
Volleyball

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.

Algebra 1

I'm Certified/Highly Qualified to teach Algebra, so I should be qualified to tutor the subject as well. I scored a 100% on the test that WyzAnt uses for approval. :)

Algebra 2

I'm Certified/Highly Qualified to teach Algebra, so I should be qualified to tutor the subject as well. I scored above the percentage needed on the test, in order to get approval to tutor the subject with WyzAnt.

I also have experience tutoring Algebra and Pre-Algebra at the college level, being employed as a Tutor within the University's Athletic Department.

Tutoring allows a student to get more individualized teaching, where attention can be focused directly on those skills that the student needs to improve on. I love seeing my students' confidence improving alongside their grade.

Astronomy

I took an Astronomy course in college, to fulfill one of my Earth Science requirements. It was also one of the courses that I was approved to tutor, while employed as a tutor with the University's Athletic Department.

Basketball

I played basketball, as a member of my school's basketball team from 6th grade onto my Senior Year of High School. I played on the Varsity team as a Freshman, and went on to be Team Captain & Most Improved Player, by my Senior Year. Being on the basketball team, among other sports, led to me being awarded one of the few "National Scholar Athlete Award Medals" in the Nation.

I also have experience coaching basketball, with Katy Youth Basketball, for a team of 6th grade boys. This proved to be very fun!

Criminal Justice

I have a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice & Psychology and a Minor in Sociology

I have experience tutoring Criminal Justice courses, at the college level, while employed as a tutor with my University's Athletic Department.

Elementary Math

I have Elementary Math expertise with Teacher Certification in Math/Science 4-8 and Special Education EC-12.

Elementary Science

I'm a Certified Teacher in Math/Science 4-8 and Special Education EC-12. I have experience teaching Science as a Co-Teacher in the 7th grade, an Applied Skills Science Teacher, as well as teaching Science to my students in the Autism Classroom. I also have specialized training in AVID SCIENCE.

Handwriting

I am a Certified Teacher - EC-12 Special Education: Math/Science 4-8

I have experience teaching/assisting my own children handwriting skills, as well as being teacher of a pre-k classroom, and the teacher of an Elementary, self-contained, Autistic classroom where handwriting was a skill my students practiced daily.

I like using online demonstrations and/or applications to show my students the position one's hand must be while grasping his/her pencil, as well as the motions and patterns to follow while writing each letter. I also use different activities using guided writing, and finally move on to the 1-2inch lined handwriting paper.

Prealgebra

I'm Certified/Highly Qualified to teach Pre-Algebra and Algebra, so I should be qualified to tutor the subject as well. I scored a 100% on the test that WyzAnt uses for approval. :)

I also have experience tutoring Algebra and Pre-Algebra at the college level, being employed as a Tutor within the University's Athletic Department. certified to teach the subject as a Highly Qualified Teacher. I'm certified in both Special Education EC-12 and Math/Science 4-8.

Reading

I'm a Certified Teacher in the State of Texas. I have eight semesters combined experience teaching Reading/Language Arts, as a Co-Teacher in both 8th and 6th grades. I also taught Reading/L.A. in my Autism classrooms at both the Junior High and Elementary Levels.

Special Needs

I have been working with the Special Needs population, in some aspect, for nearly 20 years. I'm currently a Certified Teacher in both Special Education EC-12 and Math/Science 4-8. I've been the Teacher of Social Skills, Study Skills, as well as being the Teacher of Record in self-contained Autism classrooms at both the Elementary and Junior High levels. I also have previous experience ranging from working with the pre-k level, while being employed at a Developmental Day Care.

Volleyball

I had the pleasure of playing Volleyball, starting around the age of 10. I began playing on my school's 6th grade Volleyball Team, I continued on through Junior High School, as well as on an AAU team during the Summer months. It was as a Freshman in High School, that my love for Volleyball really flourished. I even got to start on the Varsity team, as a Freahman, in several games. I played, not only on the team at my grade level, but I also got to play on the starting, Varsity team each year of High School. My Senior year, I was not only the team captain, but I was also named to the First Team, All-Conference, Regional Volleyball Team! This later contributed to me receiving the "National Scholar Athlete Award" Medal - not May of these are awarded throughout the Nation each year.

During College, after suffering a knee injury and surgery, I played Volleyball as a member of the University's Club Team. After suffering yet another knee injury, I finally gave up playing Volleyball, and instead went on to Coach an on-campus, Middle School Volleyball Team.

University of Wyoming
Psych, Criminal Just

Education

University of Wyoming (Psych, Criminal Just)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Michelle will travel within 25 miles of Katy, TX 77450.