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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Deb Y. Herndon VA.
Creative and Energetic ESL teacher
I am a lawyer by training, and I have been doing litigation and research and writing at the federal court level. I am ready for a career change, doing something I love - teaching ESL. Recently I have volunteered with Loudoun Literacy Council to teach ESL for intermediate level adults and then to teach Workplace English to adults at a technology firm. In both positions, I designed the curriculum and taught. I received great feedback from LLC and from my students - they were excited to com... Read more
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
Jacqueline R. Sterling VA.
Dynamic, certified tutor for children and adults.
I am a dynamic, independent senior instructor, certified special education teacher 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 3.92 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 am a qualified U.S. Army instructor and a ... Read more
Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Reading, Writing, ESL/ESOL, Literature, Proofreading
Avigayil K. Ashburn VA.
Humanities Tutor with a focus on English and Writing.
I am a writer and linguist. I am from an international family and I am trilingual. This means I speak and write in three languages, English, Italian, and Hebrew. I focus on helping students with clarity of thought and precision in all forms of writing/communication. I also focus on helping students develop confidence in their independent learning. I am an expert in English literature which is a multi-faceted area: beyond reading, writing, and poetry, it covers world history, philosophy, psych... Read more
Vocabulary, Grammar, Reading, Study Skills, Writing, English, Literature, Italian
Clark R. Leesburg VA.
Math, Chemistry, Physics through A/P levels and SAT / ACT Prep
I have tutored students in Loudoun County for the past 6 years in all levels of math through A/P Calculus, Chemistry, A/P Chemistry, Physics and SAT / ACT prep. My undergraduate is in Chemical Engineering from Virginia Tech, and my MBA is in marketing from Wharton. I truly enjoy working with students and believe that each one has specific learning styles. My job is to successfully work one-on-one with those styles to help them achieve success, and the proof is in the fact that many student... Read more
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Trigonometry
Robert H. Ashburn VA.
Experienced teacher in reading and writing, also literature.
I have over 24 years of teaching experience, which includes tutoring in a class environment (at a tutoring school), one on one tutoring, and teaching junior high and high school students at several private institutions, one in Dallas, Texas, and one in Leesburg, Virginia. In addition, I have taught SAT preparation--reading, writing, etc. at a private institute in Virginia and several students for WyzAnt. I also have worked at community colleges and universities in the United States and in To... Read more
Vocabulary, Grammar, Reading, Writing, English, ESL/ESOL, Literature, World History
Andrew M. Ashburn VA.
My name is Andrew, I am fluent in Arabic and I am working towards a bachelor degree in Accounting. I have been a tutor for four years. I tutored one-on-one private sessions with elementary school, middle school, and high school students in a variety of subjects including grade level math, biology, world history, foreign Language, and English. Even though, I don't have a teaching degree, the students I tutored noticed a huge upward trend in their grades, self-confidence and test taking strateg... Read more
Algebra 1, Biology, Grammar, ESL/ESOL, Government & Politics, World History, Handwriting
Sabrina G. Reston VA.
Phi Beta Kappa Teacher, Scientific Researcher, and Oceanographer
I am a licensed teacher with extensive experience in academia and scientific research. I am currently tutoring students in 33 different subjects with the possibility for more! New students and diverse subject matters power my love for teaching. Academic Background & Qualifications: I graduated from Mount Holyoke College at the top of my class with a triple major in biology, English, and education and varsity letter in swimming. I have experience teaching ages 2-60 year-old students. I have c... Read more
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, American History, Biology, Chemistry, Vocabulary, Grammar, Microsoft Excel
Eva K. Herndon VA.
Experienced Elementary Educator Specializing in ESOL
Hello learners! My name is BoAe K. and I've been an educator for 9 years! I've always enjoyed teaching and helping those around me since I was a tutor in high school. I've tutored many of my friends who were international students as well as children of military families. This made me realize how fulfilling it would be to teach as a career! Growing up as a bilingual speaker, I understand the many challenges of learning academic content while having to learn a foreign language. One of the many... Read more
Writing, ESL/ESOL, Spelling, Handwriting
Marina M. Leesburg VA.
I have been teaching in Virginia for 26 years. I have experience in Elementary, special education, ELL and high school. I enjoy working with small groups and individually with students. I would love to work with your child to help him/her succeed in school. Teaching is my passion. My approach to teaching/tutoring is to first form a relationship of trust with the student. Then, I focus on the student's strengths and see what strategies work best for him or her. I believe in a lot of hand... Read more
Vocabulary, Reading, Writing, ESL/ESOL