Debra B

Redmond, WA

Writing And Special Needs Instructor

$40/hr

Profile

During over 20 years of experience as an individual instructor/tutor I have logged over 7,000 tutoring lessons, meaning over 120,000 hours of teaching. My students have ranged in ages from preschool through senior adults, from 11 different countries, and speaking up to 5 languages per household.

It has been my pleasure to assist students with learning needs of various types so they can successfully address life's opportunities. Additionally, I have been delighted to watch students increase in self-confidence as they learn academically.

My background in psychology/counseling is facilitative for discerning how your student learns and recalls concepts with greatest success. Since learning is a process with diverse approaches to the goal, finding the most helpful steps to assimilate new material is the best schematic I have used.

Over the years of experience, I have become familiar with nearly 30 diagnostic types of learning difficulties from low-functioning autism to mild ADD-types. Each student and each situation is addressed individually through one-on-one sessions. I have written most of the curriculum I use, and specific practice worksheets may be designed only for a certain student and his/her area of need.

I like to create a sense of progress and positive encouragement for each student's unique education path.

Education

Master of Education, Seattle Pacific Univ., WA

Subjects of Expertise

SAT Writing, Writing, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Elementary Math (K-6th), Elementary Reading (K-6th), Elementary Writing (K-6th), ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia

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1 Tutorial by Debra B

How to Vary Words and Phrases in Sentences

Do you find yourself using the same words over and over when you write on one topic? Does it frustrate you when your teacher adds a comment like “use a variety of words”? There IS help for this. It’s really because… When we write we often write like we talk. The problem with this is…

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