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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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
American History, Vocabulary, Grammar, European History, Reading, Writing, Geography, English
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
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 so much can be 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 undergraduate... Read more
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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Robin J. Ashburn VA.
Experienced ESL tutor and writing teacher
I have my BS degree in Dietetics and have taken some graduate courses from Drexel University. The past 3 years I have taught ESL online and have really enjoyed working with kids from other nations! Lessons include learning phonics, reading, and better pronunciation. Years ago, I taught writing and helped children develop better styles in writing by learning how to think through their writing assignment and organize their thoughts before beginning their papers. I have my 120-hour TESOL c... Read more
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Sarah S. Ashburn VA.
High School English Teacher, Reading/Writing Tutor
Hi, I'm Sarah! I am currently a high school English teacher who tutors after school. I graduated from the College of William & Mary with a B.A. in English and M.A.Ed in Secondary Education. Since then, I've been teaching 9th grade English, yearbook, and newspaper. As a tutor, I use my experience from my own classroom to help students succeed in their own English classes. I have always had a passion for reading and writing, which led me down my career path, and I love to share that passion w... Read more
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Matthew K. Reston VA.
Engaging English and Writing Tutor with MA
I am an award winning and published writer with a masters degree and over ten years of tutoring experience. My specializations include English and writing for Middle and High School students as well as Religious Studies for undergraduates. I believe in a twofold approach that not only emphasizes technique and style but also focuses on encouragement and enriching young minds. At the end of the day I hope to instill in my students a true appreciation of the material that will naturally lead t... 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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Caitlin P. Chantilly VA.
Experienced Tutor - Reading/Writing, Algebra, Spanish
I have had a lot of experience tutoring elementary school students, middle school students, and high school students. I love tutoring because looking back on my study habits during the time, there are many things I would have done differently that I like to relay to my students. I have had tutors and mentors in the past who have given me various tips to excel in school and I am incredibly grateful for them. I love being able to help in any way I can so that my students can excel and grow in... Read more
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