Rhonda's Tutoring Services: Results With Fun

Rhonda's Tutoring Services: Results With Fun

5.0 (3)

About this pro

My students invariably have fun learning.

I have a tremendous assortment of art materials and mediums that I provide free of charge during our tutoring sessions.  This allows the student to experiment and choose what interests them most.

Although I concentrate on art and interior design currently,  I've always been a curious, creative person in pursuit of knowledge about many topics that capture my interest.  This has prepared me with experience that benefits my students with well rounded scope.

There is only one thing more rewarding than practicing and mastering one's own personal skills and that is having the privilege of sharing the process with another person to introduce them to the life enhancing experience of learning something new.

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Oklahoma City, OK 73103
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3 Reviews

5.0

  • Kacee Van Horn

    Rhonda is without a doubt the most creative person I have ever known. Her artistic abilities transcend the limitations of any media. She has a remarkable ability to breathe new life into old things, transforming them into unique and dramatic pieces that still maintain the flavor of the original. Personally, Rhonda is honest to a fault, and she channels her sincerity and integrity into everything does. She is an excellent communicator with a way of putting people at ease that allows her to build deep and lasting relationships. Without hesitation, I am honored to recommend Rhonda.

  • Lily Postoak

    She was very thorough. She has great communication & teaching skills that met my sons needs. Shes great with kids. Thank you. ❤❤

  • Crystal Postoak

    My seven year old son, Anthony, was having difficulty mastering his reading, grammar, and writing skills in school. Rhonda is a patient, encouraging, and dependable tutor with excellent expertise, and Anthony felt very comfortable with her. His skills and confidence improved quickly and he was able to catch up and exceed the current level of his fellow students. She is very professional, and I can recommend Rhonda without hesitation



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FAQs


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

My first priority is to establish rapport with my student.  This makes the learning process more effective and enjoyable for both of us. 

It is most helpful if I have the opportunity to review samples of the student's recent homework assignments or test papers in the case of educational tutoring. 

For students desiring tutoring in creative, artistic techniques, samples of any current art the student may have produced is good. 

When I help someone create an effective resume, a frank discussion regarding the client work experience, skill sets, and goals must be ascertained.

All the above are important giving me a good idea of my student's current strengths and weaknesses so we don't waste their time and money covering material that is not relevant.


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

My first experience teaching was tutoring 2nd and 3rd graders with reading at my son's elementary school.

Years later I created a curriculum for and taught beginning and advanced interior design classes to adult students at the Arapahoe Community College in Denver, Colorado.

My career roles have provided opportunities for me to train employees in various disciplines.

I took classes to learn ESL (English as a second language), but no longer do so.

NOTE:  A copy of my career resume can be found at LinkedIn.com/rhonda-richardson-8691628.


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

I recently made some changes in my pricing system.  During the first month I believe that twice per week sessions is very beneficial because it facilitates opportunity for the student and myself to quickly establish rapport and progress comes more rapidly.   These would cost $20/hour.  After the first month these students fee drops to $18/hour whether they have lessons once or twice per week.  My charge for students starting their tutoring only once per week are charged $30/hour for the first month and then. $20/hour going forward.  

Occasionally, dependent upon the student's situation, I will not charge for the first hour.


How did you get started teaching?

My first experience teaching was tutoring 2nd and 3rd graders with reading at my son's elementary school.

Years later I created a curriculum for and taught adult beginning and advanced interior design classes at the Arapahoe Community College in Denver, Colorado.

My career roles have provided opportunities for me to train employees in various disciplines.

I took classes to learn ESL teach this.


What types of students have you worked with?

Elementary students

Adults students

Corporate Employees

Foreign speaking students


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

My next door neighbor's little boy felt secure enough with me to ask if I would help him because he was struggling with his comprehension and reading skills and was embarrassed that he couldn't keep up with the other students.  Several weeks after we began our work together he told me that not only was he now able to keep up with his class but that he looked forward to his tutoring lessons because they were so much fun. 

This is what every teacher hopes for and gratifies their efforts.


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

It is important that the student and teacher establish a comfortable rapport early on.  The teacher should provide a safe environment during lessons and communicate confidence in the student's ability to improve, along with enthusiasm for the opportunity to work with their student.  This is the environment that facilitates learning.

As to the teacher's abilities, the proof is always in the pudding and can quickly be determined through the student's progress and enthusiasm.


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

The student should be able to communicate their strengths and weaknesses to the teacher.  Bringing samples of their work helps.

The tutor should be able to provide the student with information about the techniques and approach used to teach the student, whatever the subject may be.  

Basically, both student and tutor deserve to know what they should expect on the front end.


Lessons offered

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