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Beverly S.

Waxahachie, TX

$45/hour

Highly Experienced Tutor: Math, Reading, Writing, and Test Preparation

1000+ Hours
Background check passed as of 8/31/16
5.0 average from 325 ratings
Knowledgeable, patient, and excellent.
— Sabrina, Red Oak, TX on 9/15/15

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Wesleyan University, Indiana University
B. A. - Math, B.M. - Music
University of Texas at Arlington (UTA)
Master's

Education

Wesleyan University, Indiana University (B. A. - Math, B.M. - Music)

University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) (Master's)

About Beverly

From October 2009 through August 2014, I worked as a tutor (20+ hours per week) with a highly respected tutoring company. I tutored students of all ages in the areas of reading, writing, and math. I also prepared students for the SAT and ISEE.

I started tutoring through WyzAnt in September 2013. I have continued to work with students of all ages in the areas of reading, writing, and math, and I have continued to prepare students for the SAT and ISEE. In general, about half of my students are doing test preparation and half are getting some kind of help with school.

At the tutoring center where I worked, we had a number of students who were being tutored in order to become very advanced in their studies at school and to gain admission to highly selective colleges by getting top-notch scores on their SAT. We also had students who were struggling to do well in their classes and therefore needed help with their homework and with understanding the material they were learning in school. I worked successfully with both kinds of students.

My approach to tutoring is definitely gentle, but also firm in terms of expecting my students to work hard during the tutoring sessions and to work diligently on any homework I might assign. I am sensitive to the learning styles of my students and do everything I can to communicate in a way that makes sense to them. I often make use of visuals and manipulatives in teaching various concepts. My goal is to enable students to really understand the material they are studying.

I am happy to use whatever school or other materials that parents and/or students would like. I am also prepared to suggest additional materials that might be helpful for a particular student in a specific subject area. I am familiar with a number of very helpful resources.

Before working at the tutoring center, I was actively involved in the homeschooling community. I homeschooled my older two children through high school and my younger two children through 8th grade. I also taught enrichment classes in the areas of math, science, music, and art to students of all ages in a homeschool co-op for eight years.
From October 2009 through August 2014, I worked as a tutor (20+ hours per week) with a highly respected tutoring company. I tutored students of all ages in the areas of reading, writing, and math. I also prepared students for the SAT and ISEE.

I started tutoring through WyzAnt in September 2013. I have continued to work with students
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My online rate is $35. My in-person rate can go up or down depending on how far I have to travel to the tutoring location and how many hours in a row I tutor. Please contact me for details.

Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Waxahachie, TX 75165
Background Check: Passed

"Knowledgeable, patient, and excellent."

- Sabrina, Red Oak, TX on 9/15/15

"Cool Tutor"

- Claudia, Red Oak, TX on 2/19/17

"knowledgeable tutor"

- Prem, Woodway, TX on 1/6/17

"Great Tutor!"

- Natasha, San Antonio, TX on 12/8/16

"Knowledge and patient"

- Johnnie, Lancaster, TX on 11/15/16

"An Angel"

- Denise, Long Valley, NJ on 11/2/16

"Knowledgeable and patient."

- Jane, Midlothian, TX on 10/3/16

"Great Experience"

- Dana, Red Oak, TX on 8/22/16

"Increase the confidence in students who struggle I reading and comprehension"

- Kimberly, Midlothian, TX on 8/8/16

"Wonderful tutor!"

- Candice, Midlothian, TX on 7/1/16

"Very helpful and pleasant"

- Katrina, Lancaster, TX on 4/9/16

"Kind, Engaging"

- Tracy, Duncanville, TX on 12/5/15

"Patient and Helpful"

- Angela, Desoto, TX on 11/22/15

"Dedicated Tutor"

- Jordan, Desoto, TX on 10/25/15

"Extremely thorough and knowledgeable"

- Katie, Waxahachie, TX on 7/19/15

"Very Good Tutor"

- Denise, Duncanville, TX on 4/17/15

"Great and Very Prepared Tutor"

- Stephanie, Waxahachie, TX on 11/22/14

"Brilliant, Reliable, Resourceful, and Patient!"

- Mija, Desoto, TX on 9/8/14

"Extremely Satisfied"

- Max, Midlothian, TX on 6/16/14

"Very Patient Tutor!"

- Bernestine, Midlothian, TX on 5/18/14

"Great Tutor"

- Dianna, Midlothian, TX on 5/12/14
Science:
ACT Science, PSAT
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Math,
ACT Reading,
ACT Science, ISEE,
PSAT,
SAT Math,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
SSAT
Language:
Reading,
Writing
History:
Geography,
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.

ACT English

The ACT English Test requires a command of grammar from the word level up through the phrase, clause, and sentence levels. It also requires expertise in the use of commas, colons, and semi-colons. Finally, it requires an understanding of how writing should be done, including word choice, sentence order, what to include and what not to include. I work with my students in all of these areas, honing their skills so that they can handle the various types of questions on the test.

ACT Math

As a Test Prep Specialist, I make sure that my students review/learn subject-specific content, learn and practice strategies for each section of the test, prepare for the timing aspect of the test, and develop the stamina and prolonged focus required for the test.

ACT Reading

As a Test Prep Specialist, I make sure that my students review/learn subject-specific content, learn and practice strategies for each section of the test, prepare for the timing aspect of the test, and develop the stamina and prolonged focus required for the test.

Algebra 1

I have a Bachelor's degree from Wesleyan University with a major in math. I taught Algebra 1 to my own children as part of their home education, and I have tutored numerous other students in this subject, both in a formal work setting (almost five years at a tutoring center) and one-on-one through WyzAnt since 2013.

Algebra 2

I have a Bachelor's degree from Wesleyan University with a major in math. I taught Algebra 2 to my own children as part of their home education, and I have tutored numerous other students in this subject, both in a formal work setting (almost five years at a tutoring center) and one-on-one through WyzAnt since 2013.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a bachelor's degree in math from Wesleyan University.

From 2010 to 2014, I worked at a tutoring center where I helped students of all ages in the areas of reading, writing, and math. Although I was qualified to tutor at the middle and high school levels and did have students at those levels, I was given most of the elementary school students (K-6) because I seemed to do particularly well with them, and they seemed to like working with me. I taught reading, writing, and math to literally all of the K-6 grade levels.

Since 2013, I have been doing private tutoring through WyzAnt, and I have continued to work with students of all ages. Of my non-test preparation students, roughly half are K-6 and half are 7-12.

Elementary Math

I have a bachelor's degree in math, and I have worked with a number of students at the elementary level of math.

I spent nearly five years working at a tutoring center (Oct. 2009 - August 2014), and I have been doing private tutoring through WyzAnt since September of 2013.

I am a strong proponent of the concrete to abstract method of teaching math. Especially with younger students, but even with older students, I make use of various manipulatives for teaching addition, subtraction, division, place value, fractions, and geometry.

English

My strengths in (upper level) English are reading comprehension, vocabulary, grammar, mechanics, and help with writing or revising essays and research papers.

If you are looking for a tutor who can help with literature, I am not the one for that!

Geography

When I was a child, my family moved around to various countries due to my father's job with the State Department. I lived in Turkey and Pakistan when I was very young and then in Egypt and Afghanistan when I was in elementary school. Later, during high school (boarding school in the U.S.) and college, I visited my parents in Ghana and Swaziland.

I have also done a fair amount of traveling during my life. I have been to Mexico and Canada and to England, Scotland, Germany, Italy, Iran, Kenya, and Japan.

Perhaps because of all the moving around and traveling I did as a child and young adult, I have always enjoyed looking at maps and knowing where various places are. When I tutor, I often get out an atlas and show my student where a certain city, country, mountain, or river is that they are reading about. I also enjoy teaching map skills to students, although with the internet, GPS, and Google Earth, atlas skills are probably not needed as much these days.

Geometry

I have a bachelor's degree in math from Wesleyan University.

I have worked with younger students (4th through 6th grades) in the area of geometry, and I have covered geometry material in depth with students preparing for the SAT and ISEE. During the 2015 - 2016 school year, I tutored five students (from four different schools) in high school geometry.

Grammar

I absolutely love explaining and teaching grammar to students of all ages. I think it is the orderliness of grammar that I like, and that is what I try to get across to students. When doing grammar, everything within a sentence has a function and a place, and it all needs to fit together and make sense like a puzzle.

ISEE

I am very familiar with the four multiple-choice sections of the ISEE, and I teach strategies that help students do their best in each section of the test. I review/teach subject material, especially in math, and I prepare students for the timing aspect of the test.

While working at a tutoring center (Oct. 2009 - August 2014), I prepared several students for the lower and middle levels of the ISEE. These students did very well on the test and were admitted to the private school of their choice.

Since 2013, I have been doing private tutoring through WyzAnt, and I have continued to successfully prepare students for the ISEE (all three levels). Roughly half of my students, at any given time, are doing some kind of test preparation.

Phonics

I homeschooled my four children and wanted to make sure that we used a phonics-based curriculum for learning to read. I used the Adventures in Phonics program from Christian Liberty Press. I found it to be very thorough and well-organized, with just the right amount of review. It provided a great foundation in reading for all of my children, and at the same time, it gave me a good foundation in knowing how to teach phonics.

After homeschooling my children, I worked at a tutoring center for nearly five years. During that time, I provided phonics tutoring for a number of students in grades K-3, using the Spectrum Phonics series.

I have been tutoring through Wyzant since 2013. I have a steady stream of phonics students: young ones who are just learning to read and older ones for whom reading has been an on-going challenge.

Prealgebra

I have a bachelor's degree in math from Wesleyan University. I have tutored numerous prealgebra students while working at a tutoring center (Oct. 2009 - Aug. 2014) and through WyzAnt (since Aug. 2013).

PSAT

As a Test Prep Specialist, I make sure that my students review/learn subject-specific content, learn and practice strategies for each section of the test, prepare for the timing aspect of the test, and develop the stamina and prolonged focus required for the test.

I have spent many hours learning about the new PSAT/SAT. I have created a comprehensive preparation plan that can easily be modified based on the strengths and weaknesses of the student, prior experience with the PSAT/SAT, and the amount of time available before taking the test.

Reading

From October 2010 through August 2014, I worked at a tutoring center where I helped students of all ages in the area of reading. I worked with young students who were in the beginning stages of learning to read, intermediate students who were practicing reading comprehension skills, such as Main Idea, Details, Conclusions, Cause/Effect, and Inferences, and older students who were learning to tackle difficult reading passages and answer comprehensive questions.

I have been doing private tutoring through WyzAnt since September 2013. I have continued to help young students who are just beginning to read and older students who need to be able to read complex passages on a variety of topics for tests such as the ISEE, SSAT, SAT, and ACT.

Recently, I have also been helping upper-elementary students for whom reading has been an ongoing challenge. We work on phonics, reading out loud, and reading comprehension.

SAT Math

As a Test Prep Specialist, I make sure that my students review/learn subject-specific content, learn and practice strategies for each section of the test, prepare for the timing aspect of the test, and develop the stamina and prolonged focus required for the test.

From 2010 to 2014, I worked at a tutoring center where I helped many students prepare for the (old) SAT. Since 2013, I have been doing private tutoring through WyzAnt, and I have continued to prepare students for the SAT (at first, the old version and now, the new version). Roughly half of my students, at any given time, are doing some kind of test preparation.

SAT Reading

As a Test Prep Specialist, I make sure that my students review/learn subject-specific content, learn and practice strategies for each section of the test, prepare for the timing aspect of the test, and develop the stamina and prolonged focus required for the test.

I have spent many hours learning about the new SAT, especially the Reading section. I have created a comprehensive preparation plan that can easily be modified based on the strengths and weaknesses of the student, prior experience with the SAT, and the amount of time available before taking the test.

From 2010 to 2014, I worked at a tutoring center where I helped many students prepare for the (old) SAT. I worked with fifth-, sixth-, and seventh-graders who were trying to qualify for recognition and special learning opportunities through Duke TIP, and I worked with highly motivated high school students who were aiming for very high SAT scores in order to gain admission to top-notch colleges and universities.

Since 2013, I have been doing private tutoring through WyzAnt, and I have continued to prepare students for the SAT. Roughly half of my students, at any given time, are doing some kind of test preparation.

SAT Writing

The SAT Writing and Language section requires a command of grammar from the word level up through the phrase, clause, and sentence levels. It also requires expertise in the use of commas, colons, and semi-colons. Finally, it requires an understanding of how writing should be done, including word choice, sentence order, what to include and what not to include. I work with my students in all of these areas, honing their skills so that they can handle the various types of questions on the test.

I have spent many hours learning about the new SAT, especially the Writing and Language section which is very different from the old SAT. I have created a comprehensive preparation plan that can easily be modified based on the strengths and weaknesses of the student, prior experience with the SAT, and the amount of time available before taking the test.

From 2010 to 2014, I worked at a tutoring center where I helped many students prepare for the SAT. Since 2013, I have been doing private tutoring through WyzAnt, and I have continued to prepare students for the SAT. Roughly half of my students, at any given time, are doing some kind of test preparation.

SSAT

I am very familiar with the four multiple-choice sections of the SSAT, and I teach strategies that help students do their best in each section of the test. I review/teach subject material, especially in math, and I prepare students for the timing aspect of the test.

While working at a tutoring center (Oct. 2009 - August 2014), I prepared several students for the middle and upper levels of the SSAT. These students did very well on the test and were admitted to the private school of their choice.

Since 2013, I have been doing private tutoring through WyzAnt, and I have continued to prepare students for the SSAT. Roughly half of my students, at any given time, are doing some kind of test preparation.

Writing

I enjoy helping students revise and edit their essays and research papers. I provide feedback, guidance, and instruction in the areas of organization, word choice, sentence structure, paragraph structure, style, point of view, grammar, and mechanics.

If you are looking for a tutor who can help with creative writing, I am not the one for that!

Wesleyan University, Indiana University
B. A. - Math, B.M. - Music
University of Texas at Arlington (UTA)
Master's

Education

Wesleyan University, Indiana University (B. A. - Math, B.M. - Music)

University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) (Master's)

Knowledgeable, patient, and excellent.

Beverly is very excellent at tutoring. She is very patient with all children and adults. She helps you to enjoy math even when the math problems are difficult. She is very detailed and makes sure that you understand what you are learning. I would recommend her as a tutor for a child or adult.

— Sabrina, Red Oak, TX on 9/15/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

My online rate is $35. My in-person rate can go up or down depending on how far I have to travel to the tutoring location and how many hours in a row I tutor. Please contact me for details.

Travel policy

Beverly will travel within 30 miles of Waxahachie, TX 75165.