Did you know that four out of five students are not proficient writers? The new National Assessment of Educational Progress in writing test given in 2012 showed that only 27% of the 8th and 12th graders that were given the test scored at or above a proficient level. Also, writing is the only subject area in which many teachers consistently rank their students as “fair” or “poor.” Yet, writing is a critical skill for everything from writing college admission essays to work one once school is over.
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Margaret K. Herndon VA.
Reading Teacher and Flute Instructor
I have a Master's Degree in Reading from the University of Virginia. I have been tutoring children for many years. Most recently I was the reading specialist at Chesterbrook Academy. There I used the Wilson Reading program and specialized in teaching reading, spelling and writing. The Wilson Reading System is phonics-based. I believe learning phonics is invaluable to learning to read. My students learn how to read fluently and with confidence. I have been a tutor on Wyzant's platform for... Read more
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Bethany A. Sterling VA.
Patient, Experienced, High School Latin Teacher
I have been teaching and tutoring every level of Latin (including AP) for 15 years. I prefer to work with students who struggle in class, who fall behind, who do not want to be in class, or who for any reason do not believe that they can be successful Latin students. I believe that all students can achieve a measure of success in Latin, and I have helped about a thousand students achieve measures of success in Latin throughout my career. Not everyone can always achieve a perfect score on ev... Read more
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Christina S. Sterling VA.
Humanities Teacher: 4th Grade through Adult
My teacher handed me the Iliad when I was fourteen, and I hated it. Eight years and two full tours of the Great Books later, I had learned to like the Western Canon but not how to understand or study it. I still felt like a person at a feast with a stuffy nose. Then I got hired to write Literature class plans and suddenly there was no more "try." What happened next was stranger than fiction, but that's a story I'll save for later. For now, can you relate to my experience? Maybe they kee... Read more
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Claire S. Leesburg VA.
Patient French teacher and tutor with extensive experience
Bonjour! French is a beautiful language that I enjoy sharing with others. I value tutoring because I see how much can accomplished by working with students one on one. Tailoring the lessons according to the needs of the individual learner, I carefully select resources to develop his or her French speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. Having grown up in a French-speaking home, I developed basic communication skills from an early age. Later, I minored in French as an undergradu... Read more
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Deb Y. Herndon VA.
Kind and Creative ESL teacher
My day job is being a lawyer who does research and writing at the federal court level. But my passion is teaching ESL. I am also certified in TESL/TESOL and business English. I have volunteered with Loudoun Literacy Council as an ESL teacher for a few years, and I just finished teaching my fourth class of adult learners (20 students). Most of my students have stayed with me for at least three classes. I have also taught English in the workplace through Loudoun Literacy Council. For all... Read more
Dhruv S. Chantilly VA.
student at the University of Virginia majoring in Econ&Psychology
Hi! My name is Dhruv and I've been tutoring for 2 years now. As an undergraduate student at the University of Virginia, I decided to take up tutoring as a way to make some extra money in between my classes. However, I soon realized I had a passion for teaching. Seeing the look on a student's face when they understand a difficult concept is an extremely rewarding feeling. I hope to continue helping as many students as I can to achieve their academic & social goals. I am majoring in economic... Read more
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Jacqueline R. Sterling VA.
Dynamic tutor for children & adults w/extensive online experience
I am a dynamic, certified special education teacher, senior instructor, and curriculum developer who has owned my own training business since 2008. I completed my MBA as a summa cum laude with a GPA of 3.93 and I simply have a life-long love for learning. I have my state teaching certification as a Special Education teacher and am currently completing my (second) Master's degree in education, and my Doctorate in Business Administration. I have extensive professional experience teaching onli... Read more
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David S. Ashburn VA.
English, ESL, Spanish, reading, and writing tutor
I have taught hundreds of students in both group and individual settings. In these classes, I have helped students improve their understanding of English, Spanish, math, the SAT, and the ACT. I first started tutoring as a teenager helping my parents with the students struggling in the classes they taught. Through college, I tutored fellow classmates to passing grades in both English and Spanish. To this day, I continue on that course as a tutor and a full-time ESL professor at a privat... Read more
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Kristin S. Leesburg VA.
Master English Teacher and Reading/ELL/GED Tutor
Hello! Thank you for viewing my tutoring profile! I am a Virginia licensed teacher in 9-12 English, K-12 ESL, and K-12 Reading with 21 years of high school teaching experience. After graduating from James Madison University and completing my student teaching, I taught 9th grade English in Fairfax County for five years and in Loudoun County for seven years. I completed my Master's Degree in Reading through Shenandoah University in 2011 and am a licensed K-12 Reading Specialist. I have been a H... Read more
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Nan M. Leesburg VA.
Tutor in Spanish, ESL, and Biology
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