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Carol S.

Fredericksburg, VA

$50/hour

All Elementary subjects - Reading, Math, Grammar, Social Studies

In-person lessons
4.9 average from 45 ratings
Experienced Educator
— Ian, Stafford, VA on 11/6/16

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Towson University, Maryland
Elementary Education
Union PSCE
Master's

Education

Towson University, Maryland (Elementary Education)

Union PSCE (Master's)

About Carol

My teaching strength is to make learning fun and successful. Children need to know that learning is a real "feel good" experience not a drudgery. In some of my past teaching experiences with children that were below level, I used hands on approach to math. They became so excited about math, that they wouldn't be late for class or miss a session. I would teach the "little tricks" to solve a problem, which they loved.

I have a degree in Elementary Education which required classwork in all subject areas. I also taught grades 2-5 in several different elementary schools.

Building on success is important, working towards a goal gives them reason to want to do better and to not give up. Reading, grammar and writing are subjects that I love and can break these down for the elementary age child to build on. My last 3rd grade class in a charter school rated in the top percentile in the country wide grammar test for that organization.

I think it's important to have good communication between tutor and parent. Once an evaluation of the child's level is made, then a plan of instruction can be planned. Every session will include a short communication about child's attitude and success. This report is as important to the student as it is to the parent. Depending on the age of the student this report can be in the form of a progress chart with stickers and or comments. Activity or practice recommendations for the child and parent will be included. I encourage comments from the parents as well.
My teaching strength is to make learning fun and successful. Children need to know that learning is a real "feel good" experience not a drudgery. In some of my past teaching experiences with children that were below level, I used hands on approach to math. They became so excited about math, that Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

If 24 hour cancellation notice is not given, $25.00 will be charged.

Travel Radius
Travels within 12 miles of Fredericksburg, VA 22406
In-person lessons

"Experienced Educator"

- Ian, Stafford, VA on 11/6/16

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Teresa, Fredericksburg, VA on 1/30/16

"Excellent tutor - brings out the best in her students"

- Louise, Spotsylvania, VA on 12/1/15

"Helpful"

- Kimberly, Spotsylvania, VA on 10/17/15
English:
Grammar, Reading,
Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
Common Core
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Common Core, Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting,
Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Elementary (K-6th)

I have a degree in Elementary Education which required classwork in all subject areas. I also taught grades 2-5 in several different elementary schools.

Elementary Math

I have taught math in grades 2-4 and also did several years as a tutor in middle school level. These children were weak on some basic elementary math skills and I was very successful in helping them catch up, raise their math grade and rejoin their class.

Handwriting

I taught third grade for many years. Put of that curriculum was the mastery of cursive handwriting. To this day, I am teased about my "teacher perfect" handwriting.

Phonics

Besides my degree in Elementary education, I took additional courses in reading and phonics work. I have taught classes of below grade level students with a reading program that was completely centered on phonics. I also taught my own daughters to read using phonics, building vocabulary and then sentences.

Reading

I have had classes on remedial reading and have taught children with reading difficulties.

Study Skills

For four years, I taught a math tutoring class in a middle school. I found that a problem with most of my students had was poor study and organizational skills. This became a big part of my curriculum for them. My students all raised their grades and I was complemented by their Math teachers because of their improved study and homework skills.

Towson University, Maryland
Elementary Education
Union PSCE
Master's

Education

Towson University, Maryland (Elementary Education)

Union PSCE (Master's)

Experienced Educator — Carol's experience with her subject matter and dealing with my children was very apparent the first few minutes of our session. Looking forward to our next session. ...

— Ian, Stafford, VA on 11/6/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

If 24 hour cancellation notice is not given, $25.00 will be charged.

Travel policy

Carol will travel within 12 miles of Fredericksburg, VA 22406.