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Connie T.

La Vernia, TX

$35/hour

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Texas Lutheran College
Elementary Education
Texas A & I University
Other

Education

Texas Lutheran College (Elementary Education)

Texas A & I University (Other)

About Connie

I am a retired teacher with 35 years of classroom experience in grades 1-5. I want to help your child fill in the gaps of skills he or she has missed in the past so today's lessons are not such a challenge. I like to provide parents with feedback on the skills your child worked on as well as practice ideas for the coming week that can be done at home.

We can work at your house or mine or a neutral location if that is better for you. Contact me and we'll get started!
I am a retired teacher with 35 years of classroom experience in grades 1-5. I want to help your child fill in the gaps of skills he or she has missed in the past so today's lessons are not such a challenge. I like to provide parents with feedback on the skills your child worked on as well as practice ideas for the coming week that can be done at Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required

Group sessions: 2 students working on same skill or assignment--$48/hour. 3 students (max) working on the same skill or assignment--$51/hour.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of La Vernia, TX 78121
In-person lessons
Math:
Elementary Math
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
STAAR
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
Geography
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting,
Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

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.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have 35 years of classroom experience teaching grades 1-5. When tutoring in a subject that is problematic for a student I like to drop down a grade level or two to pinpoint underlying problems and target them. This closes learning gaps, makes my tutoring more success-oriented, and improves student morale.

Handwriting

I have many years of experience teaching both printing and cursive to students. I believe proper formation of printed characters leads to ease in forming proper printed characters. In addition to the correct formation of the letters, handwriting fluency and self-evaluation is stressed.

Phonics

The pendulum has swung from phonics to whole language and back to phonics again. A thorough understanding of the phonetically scheme of the English language is necessary for most learners to thrive in early reading skills.

My method is to introduce the phonics sounds, rules and skills in an organized way, with reading practice that reinforces the skills practiced.

STAAR

In the early 1980s, I prepared students to take the TABS. After that, students took the TEAMS, TAAS, and TAKS with preparation from me. Most recently students took the STAAR, Texas' current assessment with my coaching.

My students will work on academic skills as well as test-taking techniques and strategies.

Texas Lutheran College
Elementary Education
Texas A & I University
Other

Education

Texas Lutheran College (Elementary Education)

Texas A & I University (Other)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Group sessions: 2 students working on same skill or assignment--$48/hour. 3 students (max) working on the same skill or assignment--$51/hour.

Travel policy

Connie will travel within 10 miles of La Vernia, TX 78121.