Miss Tucker

Miss Tucker

5.0 (2)

About this tutor

I am motivated to work in a field that values self-motivation and dependability. My education and prior jobs have given me the relevant capabilities to be successful as an online tutor. As an English tutor, reading coach, and instructor of the English Language Learners’ Beginning Conversation Group, I have extensive experience in service and communication with a diverse customer base. I love my job because my ultimate goal is to be a full time author, so being an English tutor allows me to consistently review my subject in detail. 

Quality instruction provides students with methods of studying and project execution, resulting in lifelong confidence to work independently and utilize the tutor as a guide.

For example, students find better comprehension in reading a textbook chapter when they first outline the material, actively read the chapter, and then review their notes. Likewise, pre-writing has a powerful impact on successfully organizing an essay. I have students begin by labeling their three main body paragraphs, then plugging in 2-3 subtopics for each. The next step is to create a thesis statement that can be applied to all three topics before crafting topic sentences for each paragraph that reiterate the idea of the thesis. The initial focus on the three main body paragraphs strengthens the focus in the introduction and conclusion. This prewriting activity creates a foundation of clarity and structured flow of thought. 

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Credentials

Phoenix, AZ 85019
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2 Reviews

5.0

  • Lora

    Starlight is an amazing tutor! She has helped me with everything from basic typos and grammatical issues, to organizing my ideas down on page.

  • Jon Standish

    Miss Tucker is very good at pointing students in the right direction when it comes to writing



FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

When I first work with a new student, I ask them to tell me about their challenges. Usually, they describe their challenges with a particular assignment, and from there I am able to identify the broader concepts they need to work on. I am committed to being patient with students' challenges. 


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Learning Success Center: Writing Tutor and Reading CoachSeptember 2016-PRESENT

Assist students in college-level English subjects ranging from English as a Second Language (ESL) to honors.  Leader of hour long conversation groups for English language learners. Perform office duties as needed. 

Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing: 

Author

June  2017-PRESENT

Novel titled The Trouble With Dreamers 

Horizon High School

High School Diploma 

 AUGUST 2011-MAY 2015

-3.0 GPA

-President of the Creative Writing Club

-Member of the Song Writing Club

-Dual Enrollment

Paradise Valley Community College

Associate of Arts Degree

AUGUST 2015 - MAY 2017

 -3.6 GPA 

Graduated May 12th, 2017 with honors 

-Honor's Achievement Award

-President's Honors Scholarship

-Student Ambassador for Bright Stars in Paradise Gala

Grand Canyon University

Bachelor of Arts in Communications 

November 2018-present 

 -3.7 GPA 

Senior year of undergraduate program; Dean's list


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Pricing starts at 1 hour a week for $150/month with unlimited email communication. Electronic payment only. NO CHECKS EVER!!!


How did you get started teaching?

I was working at the gym on campus when I was 19. I told my coworker that I would love to have a job that focused on writing. He talked to his old boss at the learning center on campus. After I passed the essay requirements, I was hired as a part time college English tutor. After 3 years, I was asked to run a conversation group, which includes helping ESL students strengthen their pronunciation, vocabulary, and casual conversation skills. 


What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with all types of students, including special needs. 


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