Search

Charlene W.

English/Algebra I Tutor

English/Algebra I Tutor

$25/hour

  • 5 hours tutoring

  • Chesapeake, VA 23321


See Charlene W.’s schedule

Response time: 5 hours

About Charlene


Bio

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...

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 use the Lost Tools of Writing and/or Institute for Excellence in Writing as source materials for teaching Writing. I use an old Grammar book, Warriner's, to teach 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.


Education

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

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $25
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Chesapeake, VA 23321
  • Lesson cancellation: 8 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

Loading...

Sun

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat


Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar

Elementary Education

Grammar

English

English, Grammar, Literature

Homeschool

Algebra 1, English, Prealgebra

Math

Algebra 1, Prealgebra

Most Popular

Algebra 1, English, Prealgebra

Summer

Algebra 1

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

5.0 (3 ratings)
5 star
(3)
4 star
(0)
3 star
(0)
2 star
(0)
1 star
(0)

Reviews

Show reviews that mention

All reviews

Patience is amazing . Like a bowl of warm tomato soup ( that’s what my daughter said )

My daughter struggles in math and prealgebra . Glad we found Charlene who can be so patient with our daughter. After the first lesson my daughter felt more confident about math, she had to do corrections on a math assignment and she went from 57% to 96% on the assignment.

NaDeen, 4 lessons with Charlene

$25/hour

Charlene W.

$25/hour

  • No subscriptions or upfront payments

  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

Contact Charlene

Response time: 5 hours