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Gail M.

Yakima, WA

$30/hr

Language Arts, Writing Tutor

In-person lessons
Replies in 16 hours
Background check passed as of 1/23/13

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WSU
B.S. Gen.Agriculture

Education

WSU (B.S. Gen.Agriculture)

About Gail

I am a K-4th grade emergency substitute teacher in the public school system. Prior to this, I tutored K-12th grade no-child-left-behind students and home schooled my own children for six years.

I love to help students who are having difficulties in grammar, writing, spelling, and language arts. Essay and report writing are my favorite subjects and I have recently been honing these skills by studying to be a grant writer. I prefer to write and design my own lesson plans, catered to the student's abilities and desires, using online or personal curriculum. I find that many students have not learned the basics, so are unable to move on effectively to more advanced concepts. For this reason, I begin my sessions by assessing the skill levels of the student, then work on building upon those skills, and eventually progress to putting all the concepts together.
I am a K-4th grade emergency substitute teacher in the public school system. Prior to this, I tutored K-12th grade no-child-left-behind students and home schooled my own children for six years.

I love to help students who are having difficulties in
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Yakima, WA 98908
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Homeschool:
English,
Reading,
Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar,
Proofreading

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Elementary Science

I have a Bachelor's of Science Degree in General Agriculture, so I have taken many science classes.

English

I am a very fast and avid reader. I am good at speed-reading and am very good at finding grammatical, spelling, and vocabulary mistakes in written material.

Grammar

My grammar skills are very strong. I have a knack for finding grammatical errors in material that I am reading.

Proofreading

I am above-average in catching grammatical and spelling errors in written material.

Reading

I am an avid reader and above average in vocabulary. I love to do crossword puzzles, which always helps to improve vocabulary. I am also a speed reader; something I had to pick up in college in order to survive!

Spelling

I am a very strong speller. I have a tendency to catch misspelled words in books, on reader boards and in paperwork.

Vocabulary

I have an above-average ability in vocabulary. I love to do crossword puzzles and the vocabulary section in Reader's Digest. Much to my family's disgust, I'm almost always right!

Writing

I enjoy writing and grew up as an avid letter writer (when we actually used to write letters). I have always enjoyed writing short stories and essays, but prefer writing nonfiction to writing fiction. I love to write witty or comical stories.

WSU
B.S. Gen.Agriculture

Education

WSU (B.S. Gen.Agriculture)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $30.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Gail will travel within 25 miles of Yakima, WA 98908.

Background Check Status for Gail M.

Gail M. passed a background check on 1/23/13. The check was ordered by Gail through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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