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Gail C.

Stephens City, VA

$45/hour

Gail C. - Master Of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education

In-person lessons
700+ Hours
5.0 average from 271 ratings
She rescued our year!!! Our hero!
— Melissa, Stephens City, VA on 10/30/14

$45/Hour


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Ripon College
Art and Elem. Educ.
Northern Illinois University
Master's
Ripon College, Ripon, Wisconsin
EdD

Education

Ripon College (Art and Elem. Educ.)

Northern Illinois University (Master's)

Ripon College, Ripon, Wisconsin (EdD)

About Gail

Hi, my name is Gail or" Miss Gail" to my students. I taught second grade for seven years and have been tutoring elementary children for the last fifteen years. I have a college degree in Elementary Education and a Master Of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education from Northern Illinois University. I specialize in tutoring children from pre-K through fourth grade. I have a fully equipped classroom in my home with many reading and math programs. I live on a five acre farm with three horses who love to greet and interact with the children. They are my four-legged inspiration to get children wanting to return.

My Star Elementary Tutoring business was featured in The Northern Virginia Daily Newspaper in 2006. My goals for tutoring are to provide positive reinforcement to help children build self confidence, experience the feeling of success, receive rewards for achievement and effort, learn to set goals and enjoy the process of learning. I give one hour private lessons in my home classroom. Parents may observe the lesson if they wish, relax downstairs within listening range, or sit out on the porch. I am always happy to coordinate with the student's teacher if needed.
Hi, my name is Gail or" Miss Gail" to my students. I taught second grade for seven years and have been tutoring elementary children for the last fifteen years. I have a college degree in Elementary Education and a Master Of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education from Northern Illinois University. I specialize in tutoring children from pre-K Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 0 miles of Stephens City, VA 22655
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"She rescued our year!!! Our hero!"

- Melissa, Stephens City, VA on 10/30/14

"Fabulous Tutor!"

- Vanessa, Cross Junction, VA on 7/19/16

"Engaging tutor"

- Carol, Winchester, VA on 6/14/16

"Thank You"

- Joe, Berryville, VA on 11/7/14

"Fantastic Tutor and Person"

- Nichole, Stephens City, VA on 10/30/14

"Great tutor!"

- Jessica, Stephens City, VA on 10/29/14

"Excellent tutor!!!"

- Volare, Front Royal, VA on 3/1/13

"Great all around tutor!"

- Leslie, Winchester, VA on 7/20/12

"Best thing we have done to help our daughter."

- Hugh, Winchester, VA on 7/14/12

"Awesome Teacher!!!"

- Amy, Stephens City, VA on 7/3/12
Math:
Common Core, Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math
Science:
Elementary Science
English:
Grammar, Reading,
Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
Common Core
Language:
Reading
Special Needs:
Common Core, Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Phonics,
Reading,
Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Common Core, Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting, Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling,
Study Skills, 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.

Elementary (K-6th)

I graduated from Ripon College with a degree in Art and Elementary Education. I have a Master of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education from Northern Illinois University and I have seven years of classroom experience as a second grade teacher. I have been tutoring pre-k through third grade for the past eight years in a fully-equipped classroom from my home.

I put the greatest emphasis on reading and math. I can, however, help with any elementary subject as needed. I teach a combination approach of phonics and sight words for reading. In both reading and math, I use a building block approach starting with a thorough understanding of basics. My goals are to build self confidence by promoting successful experiences. Children earn rewards for achievement and effort. They learn to set goals for themselves and enjoy the process of learning.

Elementary Math

Math can be a struggle for many elementary age children. Today, theory has become an important part of learning math. It is at this early learning stage that a strong base of understanding numbers and how they relate to each other needs to be acquired. I always keep learning fun with lots of rewards to build on the learning experience.

Phonics

Phonics teaches children the connection between letters and sounds. Children who have a good background in phonics are given the skills to become strong readers, spellers and writers. Taught in a systematic way, children will learn to decode words for pronunciation and understand the variations of sounds in the English language. I strongly incorporate phonics in my teaching of children who are struggling in reading and spelling. These basic teachings in phonics will help young learners throughout their educational experience.

Reading

Reading is the most important subject for a child to learn. It is the basis of learning for all other subjects. If children develop a good reading background, they have a foundation that will help them in every other aspect of their leaarning experience. I teach a balance of phonics and sight words. I think learning to read should be a fun experience and motivate children to want to read on their own. Teaching children to read is a passion for me. A strong background in language arts is the most important gift you can give a child for future success in school and beyond.

Spelling

I also struggled with spelling in elementary school and appreciate the frustrations it can cause for a child trying their best to succeed in their school studies. I will create fun and effective methods to help a child improve their spelling skills and build their self confidence.

Vocabulary

My greatest passion in teaching children is to give them a sound base that will help them build their educational skills. A solid and growing vocabulary gives children the confidence to expand their skills in reading and all subjects.

Ripon College
Art and Elem. Educ.
Northern Illinois University
Master's
Ripon College, Ripon, Wisconsin
EdD

Education

Ripon College (Art and Elem. Educ.)

Northern Illinois University (Master's)

Ripon College, Ripon, Wisconsin (EdD)

She rescued our year!!! Our hero!

Ms. Gail tutors my two daughters, 2nd & 3rd grade, twice weekly for one hour each. Both girls are visually impaired and have Auditory Processing Disorder. This combination has them both reading 1-2 years below grade level. Their frustration with reading and/or school was growing. We had become accustomed to sub-par report cards despite how hard my daughters worked. We began working with Ms.

— Melissa, Stephens City, VA on 10/30/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Gail will travel within 0 miles of Stephens City, VA 22655.