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Doris C.

Springfield, VA

$35/hour

German, Middle School/High School Language Arts, SAT Reading & Writing

In-person lessons
400+ Hours
4.8 average from 140 ratings
Wonderful teacher for SAT reading and writing
— Gloria, Fairfax, VA on 8/23/16

$35/Hour


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Susquehanna University
Political Science
American University
Master's

Education

Susquehanna University (Political Science)

American University (Master's)

About Doris

My love of teaching comes from a desire to learn and assist others in their pursuit of knowledge and success. I hold a BA in Political Science and German, as well as a MA in International Relations. I specialize in all aspects of English language arts, including SAT Reading and Writing preparation. I am a certified military linguist in German and have a B2 European Standard rating. I homeschooled my two sons for eight years, beginning in 5th and 7th grade, and they are now entering college for their sophomore and senior years. In addition to teaching my own children, I was also a Cub Scout den leader, a Boy Scout merit badge counselor, and a co-ed youth soccer coach.

As a homeschool teacher and volunteer with youth, I know that every student has unique needs and strengths. I strive to make each individual feel capable and competent to learn.

I value the time of others. I will always be punctual for a lesson and thus ask my students to be ready and prepared to learn. I have a 24 hr. cancellation policy, but can offer makeup classes if warranted.

I look forward to hearing from you and helping you achieve success in your studies.
My love of teaching comes from a desire to learn and assist others in their pursuit of knowledge and success. I hold a BA in Political Science and German, as well as a MA in International Relations. I specialize in all aspects of English language arts, including SAT Reading and Writing preparation. I am a certified military linguist in German and Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 13 miles of Springfield, VA 22153
In-person lessons

"Wonderful teacher for SAT reading and writing"

- Gloria, Fairfax, VA on 8/23/16

"Reliable and flexible SAT tutor"

- Marjie, Fairfax Station, VA on 11/16/17

"Really helping us make progress"

- Pam, Fairfax, VA on 12/20/16

"Very nice"

- Ibra, Springfield, VA on 5/16/16

"Patient and thorough tutor"

- Margie, Burke, VA on 3/4/16

"Doris is patient and helpful"

- Carmen, Burke, VA on 10/13/15

"Doris, is a patient and knowledgeable tutor. She is so nice to everyone."

- Zainab, Duluth, GA on 7/31/15

"Flexible and friendly tutor"

- Kathy, Clifton, VA on 7/23/15
Math:
Common Core
Science:
PSAT
English:
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
Common Core, PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Language:
German,
Reading, Writing
History:
Government & Politics, Political Science,
Writing
Special Needs:
Common Core, Reading
Elementary Education:
Common Core, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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German

My BA was in Political Science & German, and when I completed my Master's in International Relations, my language skill was a certified research tool. I also received linguistic certification during my Army National Guard career. Our family was stationed in Germany for several yrs. and I taught my two sons beginning German.

Political Science

My undergraduate degree from Susquehanna University is in Political Science and I graduated magna cum laude with departmental and university honors. My Master's degree from American University is in a related field, International Relations. The degree required two fields of study which for me were US foreign policy and Western Europe. Foreign policy has an inherent overlap with political science as does learning about the political policies of a particular region.
My older homeschooled son took AP government & politics so I am familiar with that subject content. I taught my younger son American Government and he also took AP Comparative Government.

Susquehanna University
Political Science
American University
Master's

Education

Susquehanna University (Political Science)

American University (Master's)

Wonderful teacher for SAT reading and writing

Doris has been a great help to my son in English and Writing for the SAT and for his English class. She was able to increase his SAT by over 200 points for an unbeatable rate. She is very dedicated to the students and is the most organized person I know. After each lesson she sent me in detail what they covered and his homework assignment. I would highly recommend her to anybody who needs help in

— Gloria, Fairfax, VA on 8/23/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Doris will travel within 13 miles of Springfield, VA 22153.