Bonita W.

Virginia Beach, VA


Retired Seasoned Teacher-40years successful tutoring

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About Bonita

I have had over 40 years of successful tutoring and have taught for over 35 years with VBCPS. Elementary education is my main background, however, I do have a passion to work with special needs students, specifically those with ADHD, Aspergers, and those children who may show twice exceptional abilities to include gifted education. My success rate is about 95%. The 5% who were not successful moved or had disabilities that required additional support.
I received my undergraduate degree at Hampton University and my graduate degree in Curriculum and Instruction from The George Washington University. I also have an endorsement in gifted Education from the University of Virginia. I have taught kindergarten, first, and second grade in addition to being a gifted/ math specialist.

My main objective with tutoring is to instill strong work habits, reinforce study skills, and build upon self esteem. With this recipe, children will develop a love of learning that will transfer to the classroom.

I have tutored in the schools specific SOL review and testing strategies. Children respond positively to skills that I review and re-teach. I am very familiar with the Virginia SOL's in grades K-5.

My success rate with working with the students and my belief that all students can be successful. My undergrad major was early childhood education and I have a natural ability of reaching children.

I have a passion to work with special needs students especially those with twice exceptional ability. My knowledge and experience with working with these students allows me to work towards their success.
I have had over 40 years of successful tutoring and have taught for over 35 years with VBCPS. Elementary education is my main background, however, I do have a passion to work with special needs Read more

2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Virginia Beach, VA 23462
In-person lessons
Test Preparation:
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Study Skills

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Elementary (K-6th)

I have a BS in Early Childhood Education from Hampton University.(1976) I have a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from George Washington University. I am also endorsed in Gifted Education from thr University of Virginia.

I retired from VBCPS in 2009 after a successful career teaching in grades K-2 and also as a Gifted Resource Specialist in grades K-5.

Since my college years, I have tutored children in my church, school, outreach programs, and my home. The success rate of my tutoring is 95%.


After retirement, I was hired as an SOL tutor for students in grade 3-5 in math and reading at local elementary schools.

Study Skills

Part of training for the teaching of gifted and high ability students was to understand their specific needs. Many gifted students need help with organizational skills. Using a variety of strategies, assistance is given to students to help them in this area. Helping them to understand their self-efficacy allows for better grades in school.

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Bonita will travel within 20 miles of Virginia Beach, VA 23462.