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Debbie V.

Hampton, VA

$45/hour

Debbie, your tutor for special needs, Eng., career, study skills, math

In-person lessons
100+ Hours
Background check passed as of 11/7/11
4.7 average from 21 ratings
Getting to know what my son interest are along with his strengths and weaknesses
— Patricia, Carrollton, VA on 7/28/16

$45/Hour


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University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
psychology
Virginia Commonwealth University
Master's
George Washington University
Other

Education

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (psychology)

Virginia Commonwealth University (Master's)

George Washington University (Other)

About Debbie

My name is Debbie, and I have tutored students in English, GED prep, basic math and pre-algebra, career development and study skills. I have worked with individuals with special needs, and am proficient in providing appropriate accommodations when necessary. I have a Master's degree in rehabilitation counseling and have taught undergrad and graduate level classes. I provide in-home counseling to students with a variety of disabilities. My goal is for the individual to learn the material and not just memorize it. My name is Debbie, and I have tutored students in English, GED prep, basic math and pre-algebra, career development and study skills. I have worked with individuals with special needs, and am proficient in providing appropriate accommodations when necessary. I have a Master's degree in rehabilitation counseling and have taught undergrad and Read more

Policies
Cancellation
1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Hampton, VA 23666
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Getting to know what my son interest are along with his strengths and weaknesses"

- Patricia, Carrollton, VA on 7/28/16

"Great tutor"

- Eric, Yorktown, VA on 1/20/15
Math:
Elementary (K-6th),
Prealgebra
Science:
Psychology
English:
Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
Career Development
Language:
Reading,
Writing
History:
Writing
Elementary Education:
ADHD,
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary, Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ADHD

I have an undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in psychology and a master's degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in rehabilitation counseling. I am currently employed with the state rehabilitation department and have completed classes in the Americans with Disabilities Act. I also teach a graduate class on assessment and evaluation of individuals with disabilities. I have worked with individuals with a variety of disabilities, including ADD and ADHD, for over 25 years in a variety of capacities. Additionally, I participate in trainings and classes to remain updated in working with individuals with ADD or ADHD. I also provide individual in-home counseling to students with ADD or ADHD, offering not only mental health counseling, but skills to obtain better results in school.

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

I have an undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in psychology and a master's degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in rehabilitation counseling. I am currently employed with the state rehabilitation department and have completed classes in the Americans with Disabilities Act. I also teach a graduate class on assessment and evaluation of individuals with disabilities. I have worked with individuals with a variety of disabilities, including autism, for over 25 years in a variety of capacities. Additionally, I participate in trainings and classes to remain updated in working with individuals with autism.

Career Development

I work full-time as a vocational evaluator, and make recommendations for individuals to pursue their vocational goals. I have over 20 years of experience in the career development / vocational rehabilitation field, and am on several national boards involved with work awareness, vocational assessment and career development.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have an undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in psychology and a master's degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in rehabilitation counseling. I am currently employed with the state rehabilitation department, and teach a graduate class on assessment and evaluation of individuals with disabilities. I also provide in-home counseling to children between the ages of 5-18, which often involves study skills and strategies for improving grades in all school subjects.

Hard Of Hearing

I obtained my Master's degree in rehabilitation counseling from Virginia Commonwealth University, and my undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. I have been employed with the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services, the state vocational rehabilitation agency that provides services to individuals with disabilities, for 16 years. I am a certified rehabilitation counselor and have conducted vocational evaluations during that time. I make recommendations that include accommodations, modifications and assistive technology to individuals with challenges, including hearing impairments. I have completed classes pertaining to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and provide accessibility surveys for businesses and agencies to ensure ADA compliance, which include suggestions that pertain to individuals with hearing impairments. I have taught graduate classes in subjects related to vocational evaluation/rehabilitation and individuals with disabilities at two state universities, Virginia Commonwealth University and Norfolk State University. I have worked with individuals with a variety of disabilities, including deaf and hard of hearing, for over 25 years in a variety of capacities. Additionally, I participate in training and classes to remain updated in working with individuals with challenges, to include those with hearing impairments. I am in the process of completing my requirements to become a licensed professional counselor (LPC), and currently provide individual in-home counseling and mental health support to youth and adults, some that have experienced a hearing loss.

Phonics

I have an undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in psychology and a master's degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in rehabilitation counseling. I am currently employed with the state rehabilitation department, and teach a graduate class on assessment and evaluation of individuals with disabilities. I also provide in-home counseling to students from ages 5-18, often assisting in the development of ways to improve grades. Many of the youth and adults I work with on a daily basis have difficulty in reading, and I am often called upon to develop these skills prior to advancing to the next grade or even completing a job application.

Public Speaking

I took public speaking while in high school, as well as participated in the debate team. I am very comfortable in speaking in front of others, and often, this is the most difficult part. I am currently a vocational evaluator / vocational rehabilitation counselor, and this job requires that I counsel individuals in vocational choices. I am often called upon to speak to groups of students, parents, and educators. I also teach a graduate level class, and have had as many as 60 students in a class. I received positive feedback from the students in reference to my ability to convey the material in a knowledgeable and positive manner. I am also a facilitator, which means I am often called upon to facilitate meetings or workshops regarding a subject that I am unfamiliar with. I feel very comfortable in this role and speaking in front of the group to assist them in arriving at a compromised conclusion.

Reading

I obtained my Master's degree in rehabilitation counseling from Virginia Commonwealth University, and my undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. I have been employed with the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services, the state vocational rehabilitation agency that provides services to individuals with disabilities, for 16 years. I am a certified rehabilitation counselor and have conducted vocational evaluations during that time. I make recommendations that include accommodations, modifications and assistive technology to individuals with challenges, including reading impairments. I have completed classes pertaining to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and provide accessibility surveys for businesses and agencies to ensure ADA compliance, which include suggestions that pertain to individuals with receptive and expressive reading impairments. I have been a graduate adjunct faculty in subjects related to vocational evaluation/rehabilitation and individuals with disabilities at two state universities, Virginia Commonwealth University and Norfolk State University. I have worked with individuals ranging in age from 5 to adulthood, with a variety of special needs for over 25 years. Additionally, I participate in training and classes to remain updated in working with these individuals. I am in the process of completing my requirements to become a licensed professional counselor (LPC), and currently provide individual in-home counseling and mental health support to youth and adults, many of whom experience reading challenges.

Special Needs

I have an undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in psychology, but only because they did not have an undergraduate degree in Special Education. I have a master's degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in Rehabilitation Counseling. I have a graduate certification in Traumatic Brain Injury, have completed classes in the Americans with Disabilities Act, and teach a graduate class on assessment and evaluation of individuals with disabilities or 'special needs.' I have worked with individuals with a variety of disabilities for over 25 years in a variety of capacities.

Study Skills

When I was obtaining my Master's degree, I worked on a full-time basis, was a single mother, and had a part-time job. I became an expert in study skills and organizational skills. For the last 4 years, I have worked with youth with mental health issues, and they all have had issues with grades. Teaching them study skills was a primary goal. In addition, I have tutored them for the GED and other major exams. Many times, it's not the material as much as it is the organization and how to study. I feel that I have a strong background in this subject and am prepared to tutor anyone in need of assistance with the development of positive study skills.

Writing

I obtained my Master's degree in rehabilitation counseling from Virginia Commonwealth University, and my undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. I have been employed with the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services, the state vocational rehabilitation agency that provides services to individuals with disabilities, for 18 years. I am a certified rehabilitation counselor and conduct vocational evaluations, as well as provide career counseling. I am also employed with Hampton Mental Health Associates, and provide individual in-home counseling and mental health support to youth and adults. I have been an adjunct faculty at the graduate level at two state universities, Virginia Commonwealth University and Norfolk State University, and am in the process of completing my internship to become a licensed professional counselor.

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
psychology
Virginia Commonwealth University
Master's
George Washington University
Other

Education

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (psychology)

Virginia Commonwealth University (Master's)

George Washington University (Other)

Getting to know what my son interest are along with his strengths and weaknesses

Debbie/teach is awesome because I was very impressed at how professional she was. How in tuned she was with my son whom is a special needs child. Furthermore I felt like she really explored my son's interest and looked for his strengths. While still building on his weakness. An amazing fit and choice for our family.

— Patricia, Carrollton, VA on 7/28/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Debbie will travel within 15 miles of Hampton, VA 23666.