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Charlene W.

Chesapeake, VA

$40/hour

English/Algebra I Tutor

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$40/Hour


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College of William and Mary
English
College of William and Mary
MEd

Education

College of William and Mary (English)

College of William and Mary (MEd)

About Charlene

Can you remember your favorite teacher? Most of mine were English teachers, so I majored in English at William and Mary. When I graduated from college, I continued my education, earning a M.Ed. from William and Mary and becoming a certified English teacher. I worked in Isle of Wight County, Newport News, Chesapeake, and Portsmouth as a teacher or substitute teacher. I tutored part-time when I worked in Portsmouth. After I had my first child, I quit teaching and eventually home-schooled my children. Currently, I have a sophomore in college, a senior, a freshman, a middle school student, and an elementary school student at home.

As a homeschool mom, I have found a group that equips its tutors with training, so I have been able to attend teacher training for the last nine years. I have also taken classes at the community college to keep my mind sharp. But the best training I have has come from tackling Algebra I with my oldest son. As I was helping him with Algebra I, I began taking notes and working beside him on every problem. After doing this for a few years, I began to understand the concepts so well that I actually began to (gasp) enjoy math.

I am currently accepting students for tutoring in Algebra I and English - literature, composition, and grammar.


I have tutored Pre-algebra and Algebra I for six years. I have a program called Saxon Teacher, a resource I use if I need help finding a good explanation for a concept. As a teacher, I make sure that I understand the concept from the beginning to its final application so that I can explain not only how a concept relates to something a student already knows, but also what to do for a particular problem, and how a concept fits in the big picture of math, which makes it important to learn.

English is a passion of mine. When I was in high school, I would learn my parts on my musical instrument so that I could read while my band teacher worked with individual sections. I love literature, grammar, and especially writing. I became an English major my junior year in college, so I had to take three English classes a semester to graduate. This involved reading over 15 books and writing over 25 papers in the 13-week semester. I enjoyed every minute of it, did well, and never missed a class. I taught English for six years before I had children, and I have continued to teach English as a homeschool teacher.

I am available to tutor most evenings, and some mornings. Please contact me if you are looking for an English, Pre-algebra, or Algebra tutor so that we can schedule a lesson.
Can you remember your favorite teacher? Most of mine were English teachers, so I majored in English at William and Mary. When I graduated from college, I continued my education, earning a M.Ed. from William and Mary and becoming a certified English teacher. I worked in Isle of Wight County, Newport News, Chesapeake, and Portsmouth as a teacher or Read more

Policies
Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Chesapeake, VA 23321
In-person lessons
Math:
Algebra 1, Prealgebra
English:
English, Grammar, Literature
Elementary Education:
Grammar

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College of William and Mary
English
College of William and Mary
MEd

Education

College of William and Mary (English)

College of William and Mary (MEd)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Charlene will travel within 20 miles of Chesapeake, VA 23321.