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Carmen W.

Smithfield, VA

$80/hour

Formally trained English teacher, Spanish and Psychology

In-person lessons

$80/Hour


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Atlantic Union College
English
Rutgers University
Master's
Drew University
Other

Education

Atlantic Union College (English)

Rutgers University (Master's)

Drew University (Other)

About Carmen

I began my extensive teaching career in the Boston Public School system. I was selected to establish the curriculum, teaching aids, and teach all subjects in Spanish and English to sixth graders with a broad variety of proficiency in these languages. I quickly learned that I needed to establish individual programs for each child to ensure their success. Using this strategy I was able to prepare my students so that all of them were able to pass year end standardized exams and proceed to the next grade. Though challenging, I loved teaching the children to have confidence in their abilities to learn, master language, reading, and subject matter skills. It was a growth opportunity for both of us.

Throughout my varied career experiences I have continued to develop teaching programs tailor made for each setting. I have tutored children and adults. Armed with the belief that we can all learn, my goals are to determine each person's learning strengths and maximize those. Using a whole person approach, I consider more than just the subject matter. I consider how each student assesses their own ability to learn, what has worked or failed to work in the past, and seek to create an internal motivation for success within my students.

My love for learning is evident in the number of academic degrees I have earned in accredited schools. I have Master's degrees in Social Work, Urban Planning and Public Administration, and Christian Education. I have also earned a Doctorate in Pastoral Counseling. What has continually drawn me back to the educational environment is my love of discovery, engaging with other learners, and the satisfying sense of accomplishment when I achieve my goals.

I was formally trained as an English teacher. I have taught, tutored, proof read essays and doctoral theses, and have received accolades for my extensive vocabulary and articulate expression.

I have taken Spanish in school and have traveled in Puerto Rico and Spain. I learned Spanish as a second language at home. I taught in a bilingual classroom and have served as a translator for Spanish speaking parents seeking to be understood by English only speakers.

My current schedule is very flexible. I prefer to travel to students but am willing to meet at a library or other suitable location to work. To ensure you and I are a "good fit" I offer my first visit at no cost. During this visit I will seek to learn what your goals are and determine how I might develop a strategy to fit your needs.

I look forward to hearing from you soon. Whether you choose me or someone else to help you reach your goals know that you can master what you set your heart and mind to do.
I began my extensive teaching career in the Boston Public School system. I was selected to establish the curriculum, teaching aids, and teach all subjects in Spanish and English to sixth graders with a broad variety of proficiency in these languages. I quickly learned that I needed to establish individual programs for each child to ensure their Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 35 miles of Smithfield, VA 23430
In-person lessons
Science:
Psychology
English:
Bible Studies,
English,
Vocabulary
Language:
Spanish
Elementary Education:
Spelling, 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.

Bible Studies

Received an MA in Christian Education from Virginia Union University. Graduated in May 2012. I routinely teach on a variety of subjects in my church. I am a pastor's wife.

English

I am a formally trained English teacher in an accredited educational institution.

Spanish

I have taken Spanish in school as a student. I spent two months in Spain travelling and translating for friends. I have traveled in Puerto Rico. I grew up in a home where Spanish was a second language. And I taught academic subjects in Spanish and English for two years.

Atlantic Union College
English
Rutgers University
Master's
Drew University
Other

Education

Atlantic Union College (English)

Rutgers University (Master's)

Drew University (Other)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $80.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Carmen will travel within 35 miles of Smithfield, VA 23430.