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Valerie S.

Waco, TX

$40/hour

Highly Effective Tutor; Experienced with students with ADD/ADHD

Background check passed as of 5/11/16

$40/Hour


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Baylor University
Biology

Education

Baylor University (Biology)

About Valerie

My name is Valerie S. I am a native born Canadian who moved to the United States when I was four years old. I am Bilingual, speaking both french and English. I have overcome many academic challenges while growing up due to language barriers, but with some help I pushed through and succeeded. I graduated high school 3rd in my class and with a 4.0 GPA. I currently attend Baylor University as a pre-medical Biology major and have maintained my GPA there as well.

Having experienced what it is like to have trouble in school I know how hard it can be for students to ask for and receive help. I have been tutoring young children, as well as Baylor students with mental disabilities for 5 years now. I have learned how to give students a clear view of what they need to accomplish, why, and find the best methods for them to succeed. Students that are willing to improve and work hard to do so will do better in school with my help.

English has always been a passion of mine, I have always excelled in the subject. I got a 34 on my ACT in English and reading and a 9 in writing. I have a knack for helping students hone their reading comprehension skills through various quick reading activities and reading comprehension quizzes. Practice makes perfect when it comes to writing and thats what I do. Students write and we edit and analyze the piece together; having them critique their own writing helps them see their mistakes so they can improve for the next time.
My name is Valerie S. I am a native born Canadian who moved to the United States when I was four years old. I am Bilingual, speaking both french and English. I have overcome many academic challenges while growing up due to Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Waco, TX 76706
Background Check: Passed
Science:
Anatomy, Biology, Chemistry
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD
Elementary Education:
Reading, 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.

ADD/ADHD

I have been tutoring students with ADD/ADHD, Autism, and severe anxiety for the past year at Baylor University through the OALA program. Each student is different in how they deal with their ADD/ADHD but the method that has worked best for me is to keep the material short. Short sessions of material followed by interactive practice keep the distractions at bay because the student's mind is kept moving and not at a stand still for too long. Some have a hyper focus on one subject matter, so relating the topic of struggle to the hyper focus topic helps keep interest and boost understanding.

Baylor University
Biology

Education

Baylor University (Biology)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

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