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Dorothy S.

Patient Tutor/Specializing in Reading, Writing, SAT Prep, History

Patient Tutor/Specializing in Reading, Writing, SAT Prep, History

$40/hour

  • 315 hours tutoring

  • Forest, VA 24551

"Helpful and knowledgeable"

Nancy, 63 lessons with Dorothy

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About Dorothy


Bio

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 21 years, and I am a certified teacher with endorsements in English, Journalism, and Speech grades 6-12. My 18 graduate credit hours include Special Education and English courses. 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, ...

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 21 years, and I am a certified teacher with endorsements in English, Journalism, and Speech grades 6-12. My 18 graduate credit hours include Special Education and English courses. 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, at-risk students as well as coaching debate and forensics at the high school level. 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 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


Education

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

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $40
  • Rate details: I charge an hour fee for any lessons cancelled or students that do not show up in less than the two hour window unless there is an emergency.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 8 miles of Forest, VA 24551
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 6/14/2013

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Public Speaking,

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 was the debate coach at my high school for two years; I assisted the previous coach for one 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, including my teaching endorsement in speech communications in VA.
Microsoft Word

Computer

Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a certified Secondary English teacher in VA with endorsements in Speech Communications and Journalism. I have worked with ESL/ESOL high school students in my classroom and adapted lesson plans to fit their needs in: 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. I have also tutored an adult ESOL. 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,

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 was the debate coach at my high school for two years; I assisted the previous coach for one 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, including my teaching endorsement in speech communications in VA.
Grammar, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

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.
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

English

ACT English,

ACT English

Completing an ACT prep program with a student, I am versed in what is required for the test. I have practice tests and strategies to assist in understanding this standardized test to prepare for college admissions. Often students will take the ACT and the SAT, and use the higher score in the admissions process.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a certified Secondary English teacher in VA with endorsements in Speech Communications and Journalism. I have worked with ESL/ESOL high school students in my classroom and adapted lesson plans to fit their needs in: 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. I have also tutored an adult ESOL. 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,

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 was the debate coach at my high school for two years; I assisted the previous coach for one 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, including my teaching endorsement in speech communications in VA.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I have taught SAT writing instruction for many years, as well as administered the test with the College Board. My background in English and writing makes me a string candidate for this.
ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, Vocabulary

History

Social Studies

Social Studies

I tutored in K-12 Social Studies through two previous tutoring companies in the Williamsburg, Newpot News. Surry, and Norfolk areas. I tutored one on one and in a group setting during school hours, after school, and for Summer School. I am a certified teacher 6-12, so feel very capable of assisting in Social Studies. As an English teacher, I incorporated History into many of my lessons. Additionally, I home schooled for a few months two of my children in all subjects during an illness.

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

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,

ESL/ESOL

I am a certified Secondary English teacher in VA with endorsements in Speech Communications and Journalism. I have worked with ESL/ESOL high school students in my classroom and adapted lesson plans to fit their needs in: 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. I have also tutored an adult ESOL. 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.
English, Reading, SAT Reading

Language

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I am a certified Secondary English teacher in VA with endorsements in Speech Communications and Journalism. I have worked with ESL/ESOL high school students in my classroom and adapted lesson plans to fit their needs in: 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. I have also tutored an adult ESOL. 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.

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

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,

ESL/ESOL

I am a certified Secondary English teacher in VA with endorsements in Speech Communications and Journalism. I have worked with ESL/ESOL high school students in my classroom and adapted lesson plans to fit their needs in: 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. I have also tutored an adult ESOL. 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.
English, Reading

Other

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I am a certified Secondary English teacher in VA with endorsements in Speech Communications and Journalism. I have worked with ESL/ESOL high school students in my classroom and adapted lesson plans to fit their needs in: 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. I have also tutored an adult ESOL. 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.

Special Needs

ADHD,

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 Spectrum Disorder (ASD),

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

I do have enough credits in Special Education with the Liberty University Masters program to be certified, and have worked with Special Education students including autistic, dyslexic, disgraphic, multiple reading and writing disabilites, ADHD, behavioral, and more. I have taught students 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

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 and interventions that would assist such a student.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

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,

ESL/ESOL

I am a certified Secondary English teacher in VA with endorsements in Speech Communications and Journalism. I have worked with ESL/ESOL high school students in my classroom and adapted lesson plans to fit their needs in: 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. I have also tutored an adult ESOL. 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.
Reading

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

Completing an ACT prep program with a student, I am versed in what is required for the test. I have practice tests and strategies to assist in understanding this standardized test to prepare for college admissions. Often students will take the ACT and the SAT, and use the higher score in the admissions process.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I have taught SAT writing instruction for many years, as well as administered the test with the College Board. My background in English and writing makes me a string candidate for this.
SOL,

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.
ACT Reading, PSAT, SAT Reading

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Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


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.

Ahmed, 22 lessons with Dorothy

Awesome Tutor

Tutor is always on time. Great with communicating and being flexible as possible with schedule. Seems to really understand what my son needs to prepare for taking SAT test.

Kim, 4 lessons with Dorothy

Very patient!

Dorothy is very patient and has a flexible schedule for tutoring. She is one of the best English tutors in the area.

Kathy, 18 lessons with Dorothy

Very Patient

I have been very pleased with the tutoring my grandson is receiving. She is very patient and puts him at ease.

Kerry, 15 lessons with Dorothy

Good tutor!!

Dorothy has been tutoring my kid for a few weeks now and she is always on time and my son is improving. Dorothy is a great find.

Esther, 23 lessons with Dorothy

Inspiring Tutor

This tutor is great. She really listened to what I wanted to work on and devised a plan to help me reach my goals. She wants to help me meet what my professors want. I feel more inspired to learn and improve then I have ever felt before.

Megan, 38 lessons with Dorothy

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Dorothy S.

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