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My interest in tutoring began in college while helping other college students with their math and Spanish classes. After receiving a Bachelor's Degree in Finance from The University of Memphis, I continued tutoring college students with finance and other college level math classes.

Since that time I worked in the corporate sector and trained staff members to read and understand financial documents. I've transitioned to a career in education and recently taught pre-kindergarten and assisted teachers with helping students in the subjects of math, English, and writing.

I have three children in school and tutor them on a regular basis in math, reading and writing. I most frequently tutor in elementary math, English, reading and writing. In my free time, I enjoy listening to music, dancing and completing crossword puzzles. I'm a huge fan of Jeopardy. I'm a strong advocate of education and believe in teaching students in the manner that focuses on their individual learning style, which in turn will lead to their academic success.

Portea’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of Memphis - Bachelor in Business Administration, Finance


Trivia, Crossword Puzzles, Dancing, Listening to music, Painting/Coloring, Visiting museums

Tutoring Subjects

Adult Literacy

Elementary School

Elementary School Math

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Science

Elementary School Writing


English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing


Middle School Reading

Middle School Reading Comprehension

Middle School Writing




Public Speaking


Spelling Bee