I am a retired NC middle/high school math and ELA classroom teacher, with over 15 years experience in the classroom.  I primarily taught grades 5th-9th, but also taught grades 2nd-12th.  I have tutored my entire career, but have also been tutoring online for the last five/six years subjects and test  preps including:  math, ELA, study skills, inclusion classes (IEP's), and test preps (SAT, GED, PSAT, ACT, ASVAB, and others).  I have a BS from East Carolina University.

My Tutoring Style:

My sessions are fun, engaging, energetic, and interactive.  I believe in positive behavior incentive (PBIS) and immediate feedback.  Both of these help build and maintain a student's self-esteem and keeps them motivated.  I am data driven and share my data with my students.  This keeps their self-esteem and motivation high, as well.  I have the experience, skills, and resources to make sure my students succeed.  Respect is another important factor.  A tutor must give respect to get respect.  I make it a point to get to know my students and their learning styles, so they will excel in whatever subject/topic we are working on.

Success Story:

My favorite success story is about an entire class I was tutoring in preparation for their End of Grade  Math 1 exam.  Each student was a repeater, meaning they had already taken the exam once if not twice or three times.  I promised if they all passed I would shave my head.  The likely hood they would all pass was little to none.  Needless to say, I was shaving my head the beginning of June.  It was well worth it.  I had students and parents contact me with the utmost praise.  I replied, "it wasn't me, they did all the work."  I can't tell you how proud I was of them and how proud I was to sport my new haircut!

Hobbies & Interests:

When I am not tutoring, I love playing with my puppy I got for Christmas.  His name is Elroy, and he is a bully puppy.  He is so handsome and spoiled rotten.  He is black and white.  It looks like he has on a tuxedo.  I also enjoy watching TV:  The Vikings and GOT.


Common Core Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Algebra II, Honors Algebra, Geometry, College Algebra

Test Prep:

SSAT, PSAT, HSPT, SHSAT, GRE, GMAT, NYS Regents, SAT - All Sections, ACT - All Sections

ELA (Language Arts):

Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, Spelling, Grammar, Speech, Common Core English, English I, English II, Literature, Composition, Creative Writing, Essay Writing, Spelling Bee Prep, ESL, Writing, Elementary ELA, Middle School ELA

Tutoring subjects:

Test Prep
Elementary ELA
Middle School ELA
Common Core

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