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Deanna M.

Suffolk, VA

$45/hour

Excellent English and Spanish Teacher/Tutor

Background check passed as of 4/15/15
4.3 average from 3 ratings

$45/Hour


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Hillsdale College (Hillsdale, MI)
Spanish
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Master's
Tulane University, New Orleans,LA.
PhD

Education

Hillsdale College (Hillsdale, MI) (Spanish)

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI (Master's)

Tulane University, New Orleans,LA. (PhD)

About Deanna

Looking for a tutor in Spanish, English, or ESL?

It would be great to work with you or your child, to help improve language and writing skills in a fun, creative way. It's important to help students gain confidence by having a positive attitude and breaking down concepts so they can have small successes along the path. I am very organized and will follow up on lessons with comprehension quizzes and material review. I track students' progress and include "rewards" and incentives for them. Tutoring sessions should be serious in content, but relaxed and energetic in terms of approach.

I have many years of experience tutoring in language and literature. I'm currently a high school teacher with previous experience as a university professor. I love working with college students and high schoolers!!

I specialize in writing skills in English and Spanish. One of my favorite pastimes is reading and analyzing literature. I enjoy helping students both strengthen their writing skills and improve their vocabulary. I've worked with college students in composition and literature courses, and high school students with English assignments and test preparation. I have a Ph.D. in Latin American literature and I've taught English and Spanish to high school and college students. I can help with basic writing and reading skills, or with more complicated and specific guidance with writing assignments, editing, and style guide formatting.

I am available to tutor for ESL, to hep students learn English, or to improve their TOEFL score. I've taught college and high school Spanish and have tutored extensively over the years.
Looking for a tutor in Spanish, English, or ESL?

It would be great to work with you or your child, to help improve
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Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required

Discount of 10% for two hour sessions. Cancellation within 4 hour window subject to fee of $15.00

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Suffolk, VA 23435
Background Check: Passed
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Reading
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Spanish
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading,
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT English

I have experience teaching both high school and college-level English language and writing.

ACT Reading

I have taught English at both the high school and college levels. I have a Ph.D. in Latin American literature.

English

I have taught both high school and college level English language, literature, and writing. I have written and published academic articles in English. I have a Ph.D. in Latin American literature and literary theory.

ESL/ESOL

I have taught Spanish for many years, in college and high school. I have tutored ESL students as a volunteer, and more formally as a tutor. I have always worked with exchange students who lived with me. I helped them: improve speaking and listening, gain skills in writing, and better understand written materials.

Grammar

I have taught English and Spanish at the high school and college level for many years.

Literature

I have taught World Literature and Latin American Literature at the high school and college levels. I have a Ph.D. in Latin American literature, with a minor in literary theory.
I'm an avid reader and am well-versed in the most common works on high school reading lists.

Proofreading

I have taught English language and literature, and Spanish language and literature for many years. I've taught college and high school students.
I am a published author of academic articles and have a Ph.D. in Latin American literature. The Ph.D. required me to write a dissertation, which included extensive proofreading and editing.

Reading

I have experience teaching high school and college students English and Spanish language and literature.

Spanish

I have a B.A. and M.A. in Spanish, and a Ph.D. in Latin American literature. I earned a 199 out of 200 on the Spanish Praxis II exam, and my ACTFL OPI rating is Superior.
I've taught all levels of Spanish language, literature, and culture. I love teaching Spanish and enjoy finding creative ways to help students learn.

Vocabulary

I've taught English reading, writing, and literature to both high school and college students. The best way to learn vocabulary is by reading and using new words in context.

Writing

I am a published author of academic articles. I have also produced a doctoral dissertation in English, about Latin American literature. I have taught writing at different colleges and to high school students. Reading has to "come alive" for students to fully grasp concepts and embrace the hard work of interpreting texts. I enjoy motivating students to read, reflect, and interpret what they have learned.

Hillsdale College (Hillsdale, MI)
Spanish
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Master's
Tulane University, New Orleans,LA.
PhD

Education

Hillsdale College (Hillsdale, MI) (Spanish)

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI (Master's)

Tulane University, New Orleans,LA. (PhD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Discount of 10% for two hour sessions. Cancellation within 4 hour window subject to fee of $15.00

Travel policy

Deanna will travel within 40 miles of Suffolk, VA 23435.