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Deborah

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I'm a lifelong learner and love helping others learn! I've often been complimented on my communication skills and problem-solving creativity, which I use in finding the best way to help each student I tutor to grasp material and retain it, as enjoyably as possible. Learning should be fun! Sometimes that can take some encouragement for a student who is struggling, and encouragement is another one of my gifts which I delight to employ.

As far as experience, I have worked as a tutor for four years, back when I was in college. I've also done some training in the business arena. Since I was a teenager, I have worked with children in various capacities including teaching Sunday School. In spite of a fun personality (and being told I look much younger than my 40-some years) I am also skilled at keeping students on track and focused in order to make the most productive use of our time.

Relevant skills and attributes include being easy to work with, reliable, friendly, patient and kind. I genuinely care about the individual learners I have the privilege to work with and persevere until we see the level of success the learner wants to reach, celebrating the signs of progress along the way!

Deborah’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Wheaton College (Illinois) - Bachelors, Literature

Hobbies

writing, singing, spending time with friends, Christian ministry, volleyball, kayaking, my kitties

Tutoring Subjects

College English

College Essays

Comparative Literature

Elementary Math

Elementary School Math

English

English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing

High School English

Literature

Math

Phonics

Reading

Writing


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

Each learner is an amazing and capable individual. It is the tutor's privilege to be a facilitator and encourager to learners, working with each one to discover what helps that individual best, celebrating progress along the way. Learning should be fun!

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

Take a little time to get acquainted, visit about the subject(s) to be covered in the tutoring (what the student enjoys about the subject, what the student finds frustrating, etc.). Look at current homework or a recent test.