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Zella D.

Mansfield, TX

$50/hour

Zella D. Reading, Writing, ESL and STAAR

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Texas Wesleyan University
Education, ESL

Education

Texas Wesleyan University (Education, ESL)

About Zella

Love what you do and do what you love. This has been a driving force in my life. I have over twenty years of experience in the Field of Education and have loved every minute of it. My teaching career began with Home Schooling my three sons, who are now 34, 32, and 26. I taught my sons during their elementary years and then finished my degree in education at Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth where I graduated with honors. I have taught several grades, Gifted and Talented students, English Language Learners, and children who struggle with reading.

My years in the classroom gave me the experience to meet the needs of every type of learner. I can work with a reluctant student as well as a student who is at risk of failing. I have strategies that will make a child, or an adult, a better reader or writer. My early years as a home schooling teacher gave me the nurturing skills necessary to motivate and value the needs of each learner. My time at Texas Wesleyan inspired me and taught me how the human brain learns. My first few years as a classroom teacher was at a school of choice that focused on multiple intelligences and the learning styles and needs of students. My last years of teaching was at a diverse school with many at risk students. There I was able to bring all of my experiences, knowledge and strategies to encourage students to reach for their highest potential.

While at Texas Wesleyan I minored in English as a Second Language. There are many strategies, connections and skills that are easily taught and acquired that will help any learner, especially a student who needs and wants to learn the English language. I will use vocabulary strategies that I developed to help all of my students improve their reading and writing. In my tutoring sessions we will use quality literature, fiction and non fiction, to improve your reading skills or grade level. In addition, we will bring brain based learning approaches into the tutoring sessions to help the student think on a higher level.

The STAAR reading or writing test should not scare anyone! It is just a test that is designed to show improvement. Many schools and teachers put too much emphasis on "the test" and not on learning. In all my years of teaching, I never taught to the test. If your child needs help with the standardized test, I will teach test taking strategies that will help them to achieve success. But more importantly, I will help your child become a better reader or writer who can think in a deeper level.

Life is a journey and the most valuable tool you need on that journey is an education. If you or your child needs help on that journey, I am here to inspire and provide guidance along the way. I will work hard to move you to the next step and help you achieve your goals.
Love what you do and do what you love. This has been a driving force in my life. I have over twenty years of experience in the Field of Education and have loved every minute of it. My teaching career began with Home Schooling my three sons, who are now 34, 32, and 26. I taught my sons during their elementary years and then finished my degree in Read more

Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Mansfield, TX 76063
In-person lessons
English:
Literature, Reading, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
STAAR
Elementary Education:
Reading, Vocabulary

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Texas Wesleyan University
Education, ESL

Education

Texas Wesleyan University (Education, ESL)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Zella will travel within 20 miles of Mansfield, TX 76063.