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Edwina T.

Norfolk, VA

$45/hour

Literacy is my life!

Background check passed as of 1/10/17

$45/Hour


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Kean University
English
California State University Los Angeles
MEd
Virginia Commonwealth University
Other

Education

Kean University (English)

California State University Los Angeles (MEd)

Virginia Commonwealth University (Other)

About Edwina

Hello, thank you for visiting my profile! You are here because you need help with reading and/or English, and I am just the teacher for you! I have been a literacy educator for over 20 years, and have had my own tutoring business for the last five. My love for reading began in childhood. I would sit, books all around me, reading for hours. When I was about 10, my mother told me that my great-grandmother was illiterate; I broke down in tears. I asked how she was able to get what she needed from the store, my mother replied, “She looks at the pictures on the labels.”

As a Reading Specialist, I am dedicated to teach those who struggle with words. My students range in age from 6 to young adult. I know how stressful it can be to want to read and write well, but can’t. My training in literacy education has given me the tools to support my dedication to helping others. I assess skills, develop lessons according to skills needed, use strengths to support weaknesses, build confidence through successes, and enhance literacy knowledge. Wherever my student is on the literacy spectrum from “looking at pictures” to “making mind movies” with words, my goal is the same: to teach and enrich.

I am a licensed English teacher in VA and NJ. I have a BA in English, and an MA in Curriculum and Instruction with certification as a Reading Specialist. I am passionate about helping people improve their literacy skills. I specialize in and develop lessons for reading, vocabulary, writing, and thinking skills. Proofreading through this platform is handled as a tutoring lesson.

I am available to work individually with each student according to his or her support needs. It could be long-term to support literacy achievement throughout the year, or short-term for support during a novel unit. We work together to establish the type of assistance needed by the student.

My hours are usually 3:00PM-8:00PM Monday through Friday, and 9AM-3PM on Saturday. I primarily meet students online. Please allow 24 hours for cancellations.

I have had the pleasure of helping hundreds of students achieve academic success in my career as an educator and tutor. Let me support you in your academic success through enhanced literacy that can be used throughout your life!
Hello, thank you for visiting my profile! You are here because you need help with reading and/or English, and I am just the teacher for you! I have been a literacy educator for over 20 years, and have had my own tutoring business for the last five. My love for reading began in childhood. I would sit, books all around me, reading for hours. When I Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Norfolk, VA 23505
Background Check: Passed
English:
English, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Elementary Education:
Reading, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Kean University
English
California State University Los Angeles
MEd
Virginia Commonwealth University
Other

Education

Kean University (English)

California State University Los Angeles (MEd)

Virginia Commonwealth University (Other)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Edwina will travel within 20 miles of Norfolk, VA 23505.