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Alyssa F.

Highly Experienced Elementary Tutor/Teacher

Highly Experienced Elementary Tutor/Teacher

$35/hour

  • 939 hours tutoring

  • Richmond, VA 23238

"Effective and Patient"

Lorri, 93 lessons with Alyssa

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About Alyssa


Bio

I am a certified teacher (preschool - 4th grade) with 25 years experience working as a teacher and tutor (I've been a tutor with Wyzant for more than 5 years. for others privately before then, and as a tutor within a public school). My students generally improve their grades by at least 1 - 2 letter grades. I've tutored students who were struggling and hated the subject. Over time, they came to enjoy the subject, rather than dread or fear it. I have experience working with special needs...

I am a certified teacher (preschool - 4th grade) with 25 years experience working as a teacher and tutor (I've been a tutor with Wyzant for more than 5 years. for others privately before then, and as a tutor within a public school). My students generally improve their grades by at least 1 - 2 letter grades. I've tutored students who were struggling and hated the subject. Over time, they came to enjoy the subject, rather than dread or fear it. I have experience working with special needs students, as well those with various learning disabilities. I have many different ways of teaching material to students who are having difficulty, from games to new learning strategies to mnemonic devices. I'm very patient with my students and understand that change doesn't happen overnight, but it does happen!

I've also been playing saxophone for over 40 years, play chess, and am mostly fluent in Spanish. Please contact me if you're seeking a true quality educator with excellent references for your PreK-6th grade student! Thank you!


Education

Randolph-Macon College
Psychology
VCU - Elementary Education (Teaching Certificate)
Other

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $35
  • Rate details: This is for a 25 mile radius. I charge an extra $5/hour for every 10 miles I travel beyond that (26 - 35 miles = $40/hr, 36 - 45 miles = $45/hr).
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Richmond, VA 23238
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 4/21/2017

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Theater

Theater

I have a couple of years of acting experience and can teach acting basics. I'm also a certified elementary teacher who has worked with students on oral reports and delivery. I have worked with children in an after-school program with dramatic-related games and activities, as well.

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I speak Spanish and have tutored ESL children (Spanish-speaking and other ESL students) in a public school system. I have also worked with ESL children in child care.
Grammar,

Grammar

I am a certified elementary school teacher, pre-K - 4. I've worked in public and private schools as a regular classroom teacher and a tutor (grades pre-K - 5 for all). I taught grammar to my students and tutees, among other things.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have experience editing/proofreading documents and reports. As I teacher and tutor, I have had to proofread reports and other writings of my students.
Spanish

Spanish

I am fluent in Spanish, but only comfortable in teaching beginning Spanish. I only work with students through 6th grade.

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a VA Collegiate Professional Teaching Certificate (preschool - 4th). I have taught and tutored children for over 20 years, from preschool through 5th grade. I've taught children in public school, private school, and child care. I have worked with students one-on-one, in small groups, and as a class.
Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

I am a certified elementary school teacher. I've previously worked as a PRIME (Primary Reading Instruction and Math Education) Teacher in a public school (in addition to being a regular classroom teacher) and have helped many students improve their math grades.
Elementary Science,

Elementary Science

In addition to being a certified elementary teacher, science has always been my favorite subject. I'm very knowledgeable in the area and can help any elementary student with science.
Grammar,

Grammar

I am a certified elementary school teacher, pre-K - 4. I've worked in public and private schools as a regular classroom teacher and a tutor (grades pre-K - 5 for all). I taught grammar to my students and tutees, among other things.
Phonics,

Phonics

I have tutored and taught many students (preschool - 5th) in reading for over 20 years using phonics. Even adults use phonics to read, but do so at a much more rapid pace than early learners. Adults also use phonics to decode unfamiliar words. I teach students letter sounds, dipthongs, and so forth. I teach them to break the unfamiliar word up into parts they know. I teach students to read by putting together the sounds they've learned - slowly, at first, then more rapidly. This is how most school systems teaching reading, as well.
Reading,

Reading

I have many years teaching reading to students in grades pre-K - 5. I've worked as a reading tutor and a regular classroom teacher with students with reading abilities anywhere from 2 -3 grade levels below their actual grade level to 2 to 3 grade levels above their actual grade level.
Spelling,

Spelling

I've been teaching/working with elementary-aged children for over 20 years. I've had experience helping kids remember how to spell words using phonics and simple rules of spelling (such as "i before e except after c" and so on).
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Having taught in school systems (both public and private) and having worked as a tutor previously, I have many years of experience helping elementary students study, organize their notes/material, and prepare for an exam.
Vocabulary

Vocabulary

While working as a tutor and a regular classroom teacher, I have taught vocabulary to students form grades preK - 5.

English

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I speak Spanish and have tutored ESL children (Spanish-speaking and other ESL students) in a public school system. I have also worked with ESL children in child care.
Grammar,

Grammar

I am a certified elementary school teacher, pre-K - 4. I've worked in public and private schools as a regular classroom teacher and a tutor (grades pre-K - 5 for all). I taught grammar to my students and tutees, among other things.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have experience editing/proofreading documents and reports. As I teacher and tutor, I have had to proofread reports and other writings of my students.
Reading,

Reading

I have many years teaching reading to students in grades pre-K - 5. I've worked as a reading tutor and a regular classroom teacher with students with reading abilities anywhere from 2 -3 grade levels below their actual grade level to 2 to 3 grade levels above their actual grade level.
Spelling,

Spelling

I've been teaching/working with elementary-aged children for over 20 years. I've had experience helping kids remember how to spell words using phonics and simple rules of spelling (such as "i before e except after c" and so on).
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

While working as a tutor and a regular classroom teacher, I have taught vocabulary to students form grades preK - 5.
Writing

Writing

I'm a certified elementary teacher who loves to write in her spare time. I've helped many students learn to be better writers and have helped make writing more interesting.

History

Religion

Religion

I have studied and can teach about Judaism.

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a VA Collegiate Professional Teaching Certificate (preschool - 4th). I have taught and tutored children for over 20 years, from preschool through 5th grade. I've taught children in public school, private school, and child care. I have worked with students one-on-one, in small groups, and as a class.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I speak Spanish and have tutored ESL children (Spanish-speaking and other ESL students) in a public school system. I have also worked with ESL children in child care.
Reading,

Reading

I have many years teaching reading to students in grades pre-K - 5. I've worked as a reading tutor and a regular classroom teacher with students with reading abilities anywhere from 2 -3 grade levels below their actual grade level to 2 to 3 grade levels above their actual grade level.
Spanish,

Spanish

I am fluent in Spanish, but only comfortable in teaching beginning Spanish. I only work with students through 6th grade.
Spelling,

Spelling

I've been teaching/working with elementary-aged children for over 20 years. I've had experience helping kids remember how to spell words using phonics and simple rules of spelling (such as "i before e except after c" and so on).
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Having taught in school systems (both public and private) and having worked as a tutor previously, I have many years of experience helping elementary students study, organize their notes/material, and prepare for an exam.
Writing

Writing

I'm a certified elementary teacher who loves to write in her spare time. I've helped many students learn to be better writers and have helped make writing more interesting.

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I speak Spanish and have tutored ESL children (Spanish-speaking and other ESL students) in a public school system. I have also worked with ESL children in child care.
Spanish

Spanish

I am fluent in Spanish, but only comfortable in teaching beginning Spanish. I only work with students through 6th grade.

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a VA Collegiate Professional Teaching Certificate (preschool - 4th). I have taught and tutored children for over 20 years, from preschool through 5th grade. I've taught children in public school, private school, and child care. I have worked with students one-on-one, in small groups, and as a class.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I speak Spanish and have tutored ESL children (Spanish-speaking and other ESL students) in a public school system. I have also worked with ESL children in child care.
Reading,

Reading

I have many years teaching reading to students in grades pre-K - 5. I've worked as a reading tutor and a regular classroom teacher with students with reading abilities anywhere from 2 -3 grade levels below their actual grade level to 2 to 3 grade levels above their actual grade level.
Spanish,

Spanish

I am fluent in Spanish, but only comfortable in teaching beginning Spanish. I only work with students through 6th grade.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Having taught in school systems (both public and private) and having worked as a tutor previously, I have many years of experience helping elementary students study, organize their notes/material, and prepare for an exam.
Writing

Writing

I'm a certified elementary teacher who loves to write in her spare time. I've helped many students learn to be better writers and have helped make writing more interesting.

Music

Saxophone

Saxophone

I have been playing saxophone for over 40 years. I have taught others to play, as well. I model how to play a piece, as well as explaining the notes, their duration, keeping time, and diacritical marks. I work with students through 6th grade.

Other

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I speak Spanish and have tutored ESL children (Spanish-speaking and other ESL students) in a public school system. I have also worked with ESL children in child care.
Religion,

Religion

I have studied and can teach about Judaism.
Study Skills

Study Skills

Having taught in school systems (both public and private) and having worked as a tutor previously, I have many years of experience helping elementary students study, organize their notes/material, and prepare for an exam.

Special Needs

ADHD,

ADHD

Many of the students I've tutored and taught in public and private schools have been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD, which affects their ability to do well in school. Working one-on-one with a tutor in a place as distraction-free as possible is the best way to help them. I can tutor your child in elementary school subjects and help them to focus when they are with me.
Dyslexia,

Dyslexia

I have previous tutoring experience with at least one dyslexic child. Others were suspected of having it, as well. I can help your child work through their dyslexia for all elementary school subjects.
Phonics,

Phonics

I have tutored and taught many students (preschool - 5th) in reading for over 20 years using phonics. Even adults use phonics to read, but do so at a much more rapid pace than early learners. Adults also use phonics to decode unfamiliar words. I teach students letter sounds, dipthongs, and so forth. I teach them to break the unfamiliar word up into parts they know. I teach students to read by putting together the sounds they've learned - slowly, at first, then more rapidly. This is how most school systems teaching reading, as well.
Special Needs,

Special Needs

As a teacher and tutor, I have worked with students who have many different learning abilities/disabilities. I've tutored and taught many students with ADD/ADHD, including one who was dyslexic, as well. I helped her go from being unable to read to reading slightly above grade level. I've also tutored students diagnosed with a general learning disability, who were emotionally disturbed, and who had Asperger's. I've helped many students improve their grades in school and helped some to pass the SOL's at the elementary level.
Study Skills

Study Skills

Having taught in school systems (both public and private) and having worked as a tutor previously, I have many years of experience helping elementary students study, organize their notes/material, and prepare for an exam.

Sports/Recreation

Chess

Chess

I have been playing chess for many years and can teach beginning chess. I work with students up through 6th grade.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a VA Collegiate Professional Teaching Certificate (preschool - 4th). I have taught and tutored children for over 20 years, from preschool through 5th grade. I've taught children in public school, private school, and child care. I have worked with students one-on-one, in small groups, and as a class.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I speak Spanish and have tutored ESL children (Spanish-speaking and other ESL students) in a public school system. I have also worked with ESL children in child care.
Reading,

Reading

I have many years teaching reading to students in grades pre-K - 5. I've worked as a reading tutor and a regular classroom teacher with students with reading abilities anywhere from 2 -3 grade levels below their actual grade level to 2 to 3 grade levels above their actual grade level.
Spanish,

Spanish

I am fluent in Spanish, but only comfortable in teaching beginning Spanish. I only work with students through 6th grade.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Having taught in school systems (both public and private) and having worked as a tutor previously, I have many years of experience helping elementary students study, organize their notes/material, and prepare for an exam.
Writing

Writing

I'm a certified elementary teacher who loves to write in her spare time. I've helped many students learn to be better writers and have helped make writing more interesting.

Test Preparation

SOL

SOL

I have worked as an elementary school teacher for grades K-5 and specifically have worked as an SOL Remedial teacher for the upper elementary grades.

Resources

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Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.7 (193 ratings)
5 star
(138)
4 star
(49)
3 star
(6)
2 star
(0)
1 star
(0)

Reviews


Awesome and Compassionate Tutor

Thorough and compassionate. Alyssa gave us a detailed plan for future lessons. We are looking forward to more lessons in the future!

Randi, 30 lessons with Alyssa

she knows her stuff

Alyssa is great with our son. She is consistent and knows how to bring the knowledge out. We see progress for sure.

Omar, 15 lessons with Alyssa

Great Tutor

She was patient and friendly. She was prepared for session with her own material. Shared short cuts on related material which were age appropriate. Would schedule another lesson with her.

Felicia, 22 lessons with Alyssa

Great tutor!

We truly enjoyed working with Alyssa. She was very patient and our child always looked forward to her lessons. Her feedback was very helpful in terms of how our child was progressing and what we should reinforce. Our child really made great strides. We are very happy we had the chance to work with Alyssa.

Sumaira, 34 lessons with Alyssa

First Visit Was Very Professional

Alyssa provided very valuable information concerning our son that we are very grateful for that will allow us to help our son flourish into the outstanding young man that we know he can be. Alyssa worked well with our son and he responded well to her. However, based on her bio, I wished she could've been more helpful with our son's special needs.

Angela, 1 lesson with Alyssa

Professional and patient tutor

Alyssa is helping my 6 year old patiently to improve his skills on reading and math. Alyssa is very professional and understood what is needed based on the assessment and started to tutor my son. So far so good, everything is coming all really well.

Chandra, 51 lessons with Alyssa

Noted improvement in one month

My pre-k daughter has been working with Alyssa for 4 weeks. Her teacher told me "whatever you are doing with her keep it up!" she has improved with her letter recognition and sound to letter correlation. we are so happy with her!

Amy , 23 lessons with Alyssa

Awesome! Highly Recommend

"Miss Alyssa" has been tutoring my second grader for about 3 months in reading and reading comprehension. I'm always impressed with how patient she is and that she uses her resources outside the time she's tutoring to help my daughter make progress. I can tell she is as interested in my daughter's success as we are. Alyssa is also flexible which, as a busy family, helps our schedule tremendously. My daughter enjoys her sessions and has gained confidence in her studies. She also benefits from the tips and techniques that Alyssa teaches her, to help her break words up and figure them out while she's reading. We look forward to working with her even more this year!

Sarah, 42 lessons with Alyssa

Great Tutor for Multiple Subjects

Alyssa has helped my daughter with 5th grade math and reading and is also willing to help with other subjects. My daughter's reading grade has improved one letter grade since she started tutoring. Alyssa has taught my daughter some math facts without requiring memorization, which is something she struggles with, so alternative learning techniques are very helpful. Alyssa is able to get a lot accomplished during a one hour session. When first talking to Alyssa, she responded quickly to email and worked with us to arrange a convenient schedule. My daughter enjoys her time with Alyssa and enjoys learning more at school now that she has extra help to understand the subjects.

Jennifer, 205 lessons with Alyssa

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