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Amber M.

Portsmouth, VA

$30/hour

Classroom teacher turned homeschooling mom!

$30/Hour


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Old Dominion University
English Literature
Old Dominion University
Graduate Coursework

Education

Old Dominion University (English Literature)

Old Dominion University (Graduate Coursework)

About Amber

I've been teaching in one form or another since 1994 - first as a classroom teacher, then as a homeschooling mother. I love seeing the "lightbulb" moment when a student grasps a difficult concept for the first time; it's like handing them the keys to their first car and telling them they can go anywhere! I'm proud to say that students I taught in middle school back in the 1990s still stay in contact with me today, and being able to watch them succeed in their lives has been a blessing.

I enjoy teaching just about any subject you can think of: Literature, Writing, History, Science. I also enjoy multiple levels and have found joy in teaching every age.

I have undergraduate and graduate work in Psychology, as well as experience working in a residential psychiatric facility for juveniles.

I absolutely love the English language: the grammar, the literature, the flexibility and beauty of the language as well as its history. My undergraduate degree was in English literature, and I held a Virginia Collegiate Professional certificate in Secondary English.

I taught US history to middle schoolers in a classroom setting, as well as during my years homeschooling.

I believe that every student can learn, that every student can succeed, and that every student deserves to have someone in their corner!
I've been teaching in one form or another since 1994 - first as a classroom teacher, then as a homeschooling mother. I love seeing the "lightbulb" moment when a student grasps a difficult concept for the first time; it's like handing them the keys to their first car and telling them they can go anywhere! I'm proud to say that students I taught in Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Portsmouth, VA 23707
Science:
Biology, Psychology
English:
English,
Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
History:
American History
Elementary Education:
Reading,
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

English

I was certified as an English teacher in Virginia, and taught middle school English and History for years. I also homeschooled my own children K-12.

Reading

I taught middle school English for many years, and held a VA teaching certificate. I've also homeschooled my two children from kindergarten on up.

Old Dominion University
English Literature
Old Dominion University
Graduate Coursework

Education

Old Dominion University (English Literature)

Old Dominion University (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Amber will travel within 10 miles of Portsmouth, VA 23707.