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Amber H.

Waco, TX

$30/hour

Certified Teacher Specialized in CC and TEKS Reading and Writing

Background check passed as of 4/17/15

$30/Hour


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University of California Riverside
Liberal Studies
Loyola Marymount University
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of California Riverside (Liberal Studies)

Loyola Marymount University (Graduate Coursework)

About Amber

Over the past three years, I have taught 8th Grade English Language Arts. I have worked with K-8 students for over 6 years. My students grow an average of two grade levels in reading by the end of the school year and improve their writing skills tremendously. I believe in a healthy balance of fun and rigor, incorporating as many opportunities to push students towards their full potential. My curriculum and discussions always connect back to current issues and modern culture. The most rewarding aspect of tutoring is seeing a boost in self-confidence and celebrating my students' growth. I also enjoy building relationships with students through learning more about their experiences and sharing my experiences as well.

Students can expect a safe learning environment where we will work together as a team to ensure they continue growing as a learner and as a future leader in society. They will increase their reading levels, improve their writing skills, and increase their confidence in public speaking. They will also be exposed to community issues that will connect with the skills and concepts necessary to be successful scholars.

I have many different resources to meet all learning needs. My toolkit is all Common Core aligned and TEKS aligned with a variety of literature, non-fiction, and digital texts and sources to help student understanding. I utilize a variety of reading and writing strategies to enforce certain skills. My goal after each lesson is for the student to make a personal connection with the material and consider how to apply the skills in real life situations. My experience working with ELL students has also broadened my ability to adjust to meet each students' learning needs.

If you are looking for a tutor with the proper certification, a heart for meaningful learning, and the ability to push your child to new learning possibilities please contact me. I look forward to meeting you and start striving towards your educational goals!
Over the past three years, I have taught 8th Grade English Language Arts. I have worked with K-8 students for over 6 years. My students grow an average of two grade levels in reading by the end of the school year and improve their writing skills tremendously. I believe in a healthy balance of fun and rigor, incorporating as many opportunities to Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Waco, TX 76706
Background Check: Passed
English:
English,
Grammar, Literature, Reading, Writing
Language:
Reading, Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Writing
Business:
Writing

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.

English

I hold a Secondary English Credential. I have taught at the middle school level for three years, but have been tutoring K-12 students for over 5 years. I have experience both with Common Core standards and TEKS. Reading and writing is my passion, and it's my goal to inspire a love of reading and writing with all students I work with. I utilize a variety of strategies to meet individual learning needs.

Writing

My credential is in Secondary English. All of my curriculum and handouts are Common Core and TEKS aligned. Writing is the foundation for all my lessons. Students increase their rubric scores from a 1 or 2 at the beginning of the year to a 3 or 4 score (the Common Core and TEKS aligned rubrics are out of 4 points).

University of California Riverside
Liberal Studies
Loyola Marymount University
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of California Riverside (Liberal Studies)

Loyola Marymount University (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Amber will travel within 20 miles of Waco, TX 76706.