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Dorothy S.

Forest, VA

$38/hr

English Teacher/Specializing in Reading, Writing, SAT Prep, online

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Background check passed as of 6/14/13
4.8 Avg. Rating
 
 
67 Ratings
 
 
2hrs Response Time
Great tutor.
— Said, Lynchburg, VA on 2/3/14

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Towson University, Maryland
English Mass Communi
Old Dominion University
Graduate Coursework
Liberty University: MA in Special Education
Graduate Coursework

Education

Towson University, Maryland (English Mass Communi)

Old Dominion University (Graduate Coursework)

Liberty University: MA in Special Education (Graduate Coursework)

About Dorothy

My B.S. degree is from Towson University in English, Mass Communications, and Speech Communications with a concentration in writing. I have been tutoring for 19 years, and I truly enjoy working one-on-one with students. I gear my programs on the individual student and his or her needs. I am experienced in SAT prep, test prep, study skills, language arts, reading, writing, some math with elementary to college-aged students. I have also worked with advanced, learning disabled, and at-risk students. Having three children myself, I feel I relate well to young people and look forward to contributing to successful learning in any area! Currently, I am a certified teacher, a published poet, and have completed three children's books.

"Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them become what they are capable of becoming." -- Goethe
My B.S. degree is from Towson University in English, Mass Communications, and Speech Communications with a concentration in writing. I have been tutoring for 19 years, and I… Read more

Policies
Cancellation
1 hour notice required

I charge $30.00 per hour per student for two students during the same session as a group discount.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Forest, VA 24551
Background Check: Passed

"Great tutor."

- Said, Lynchburg, VA on 2/3/14

"Awesome Tutor"

- Kim, Madison Heights, VA on 10/30/13

"Very patient!"

- Kathy, Lynchburg, VA on 8/29/13

"Very Patient"

- Kerry, Madison Heights, VA on 7/3/13

"Good tutor!!"

- Esther, Lynchburg, VA on 3/20/13

"Inspiring Tutor"

- Megan, Lynchburg, VA on 2/17/13
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
Social Studies
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Autism,
Dyslexia
Business:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL,
Reading, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SOL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

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ADD/ADHD

I am eligible for a provisional license in VA for Special Education K-12 as I am working on my Masters in the area. As a high school English teacher, I teach and differentiate learning for special needs students with ADD, ADHD, autism, aspergers, dysgraphia, dyslexia, and some behavioral problems. I have been successful in this area providing graphic organizers, study guides, after and before school tutoring.

Autism

I do have enough credits in Special Education with the Liberty University Masters program to be certified, but have not completed the program and have worked with Special Education students including autistic, dyslexic, disgraphic, multiple reading and writing disabilites, ADHD, behavioral, and more. I currently have 23 students that I teach with disabilities in my high school classroom and work with IEP's and 504's in the school system. I feel that I would be qualified to work with a autistic child.

Dyslexia

I am a certified teacher who has worked with special needs students in an inclusion classroom setting. Additionally, I have completed 12 hours in special education master classes including how to accommodate dyslexic students. I am familiar with the strategies that would assist such a student.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am already certified in VA for 6-12 in English, Mass Comm, and Journalism, and I am interested in tutoring students K-6. While going to school, I tutored students at elementary level in Charles City County, VA through two tutoring companies in Math and English programs during and after school 1-3rd and 7-8th grade "Reading Buddies and Math Buddies". I do feel qualified to assist K-6 students as a certified teacher with a current license.

ESL/ESOL

I am a certified Secondary English teacher in VA with endorsements in Speech Communications and Journalism. I currently work with middle and high school students in English, which covers much of the same elements in ESL/ESOL students: basic language usage, grammar, writing, and communication skills. I would tailor any program to each individual student's needs by adding or omitting what the student's weakest areas are in the English language. Included in my program would be body language cues, as these are different from culture to culture. Acclimating to English would be a priority, as well as understanding the language.

Public Speaking

I have a Bachelor's degree in Mass Communication and a minor in Speech as well as a VA teaching license in English, Speech Communications and Journalism. I am the debate coach at my high school this year; I assisted the coach last year as a judge and helped with the team. I have experience in theater too. I feel this background qualifies me to teach public speaking, especially my teaching endorsement in speech communications in VA.

SOL

I am a certified English teacher for grades 6-12, which makes me familiar with English SOL requirements. I am also experienced in test prep as I have done SAT and test taking strategies for 15 years in the school system and for private students. I also taught test prep and study skills at Sylvan Learning Center to middle and high school students as well as SAT test prep to high school students through University Instructors in group sessions.

Towson University, Maryland
English Mass Communi
Old Dominion University
Graduate Coursework
Liberty University: MA in Special Education
Graduate Coursework

Education

Towson University, Maryland (English Mass Communi)

Old Dominion University (Graduate Coursework)

Liberty University: MA in Special Education (Graduate Coursework)

Great tutor. — Dorothy is really a great, expert tutor. She realized the weak points for my son and started to improve. I am very happy with her patient way of teaching and updating the parent with what is going on after each lesson. I recommend her for teaching any one looking for perfection. ...

— Said, Lynchburg, VA on 2/3/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $38.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

I charge $30.00 per hour per student for two students during the same session as a group discount.

Travel policy

Dorothy will travel within 15 miles of Forest, VA 24551.

Background Check Status for Dorothy S.

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