Detra Damskov

Detra D.

Omaha, NE

About Detra D.

Background check: Last verified 01/08/2016
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Detra teaches: Ages 3 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: August 2006
Last sign in: Within a month

Overview

Tutoring is my passion!! I really enjoy having the opportunity to work one one one with my students to help them attain their individual goals and promote their individual strengths!! I have completed coursework required for a Masters degree to teach English Literature/ Language Arts and English as a second language (ESL) and have 10 years experience teaching in nontraditional settings. I seek to inspire others to accomplish great things academically and to have fun while accomplishing those goals. I am motivated to work with others and fully utilize my creativity and individual skills to promote lifelong learning.

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Experience

Freelance writing and editing

Aug 2013 - Present
Self-employed

Freelance Tutoring

Mar 2008 - Present
Self-employed

Teacher

Aug 2014 - May 2015
Classical Conversations

Creates a caring, student-centered environment for learning, encouraging the enjoyment of all subjects to include Grammar, Science, History, Geography, Math, Latin, Fine Arts, and historical timeline within the perimeters of the Classical Conversations model. Designed and delivered engaging lectures and motivating lessons to students. Modified assignments and activities to meet the learning needs of individual students. Prepared students for later grades by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities with a growth mindset.

Teacher of English as a second Language

Mar 2009 - Aug 2013
QB English School in Hachinohe, Japan

Taught the English language to Japanese students age 4 years old to 77 years old, both in group and individual setting.
Exhibited leadership skills through the preparation and facilitation of a culture through Halloween, Christmas, and Easter parties, summer events, shared cuisine, and cultural experiences. Adapted teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests. Met with parents and guardians to discuss their children's progress and to determine priorities for their children and their resource needs.Instructed students individually and in groups, using various research based teaching methods such as lectures, discussions, demonstrations, hands on, Collaborative and independent work, utilizing the creativity and individuality of each student to include all of Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences.. Assigned and grade classwork and homework, both Formatively and summatively.

Education

Master of Teaching with endorsements in ESL and Language Arts

Aug 2014 - Dec 2015
College of St. Mary

Bachelors of Philosophy

Aug 1996 - Aug 2001
University of Scranton

Bachelors of Theology

Aug 1996 - Aug 2001
University of Scranton

Languages Spoken

Japanese

Limited Proficiency

Japanese

Limited Proficiency

Latin

Limited Proficiency

Certifications

ESL certification

Dec 2015
Nebraska Dwpartment of Education

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22 Reviews on Detra D.

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Katie Mar 28, 2016
Reading · In home
Detra has been such a blessing to our family. She came to our home to evaluate our 7-year old daughter who has struggled with reading. She had a great rapport with our daughter, made her feel comfortable and even have fun during the evaluation. She has a patient and positive demeanor and put our daughter at ease. She then spent over an hour with me (her mom), going over the results of the evaluation and recommending steps to work on. Since that time, she has answered my many questions, offering additional resources and encouragement. Looking forward to having her work more with our daughter. Highly recommend Detra!
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Eve Mar 23, 2016
Grammar · In studio
Ms. Damskov showed amazing love and care for my child and her job. She enthusiastically learned as much as she could about each subject so that she could teach it back to my struggling 8 year old. She is a wonderful tutor and teacher that I would readily send any of my 4 children to. I have full confidence that any of Ms. Damskov's students will not only do well under her, but far excel any expectations.
Your student will develop a love of learning under Ms. Damskov's teaching.
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Yumi Mar 23, 2016
English · In studio
Detra was really really kind teacher. I took her lessons six years before. I was so nervous when my first lesson because I didn't speak English. But I didn't need wprry, she was very friendly and she was understanding what do I say, what do I know in English. It's very important as a teacher of langeage!!
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Dannial Mar 22, 2016
ESL
Detra is doing an amazing job with my daughter. Could not have a better experience.
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svetlana Feb 12, 2016
ESL · Online
Verified Student
It was a great first session!I was very pleased, and greatly look forward to future sessions!
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Keri Jan 16, 2016
Reading · In studio
When Detra was tutoring my daughter, she really applied herself and put all her energy into preparation. She really enjoys teaching children.
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Jack Jan 14, 2016
English · In studio
She was really relaxed and easy to listen to. I didn't feel stressed and it was always easy to figure out what we had to do for homework.
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Xenia Jan 13, 2016
English · Online
Detra's very patient, very friendly and a pleasure to work with, a great help and made me understand the material very well, thanks. Detra has been excellent, really helpful. I would not hesitate to recommend her.
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Carson Jan 11, 2016
English Literature · In studio
Ms. Damskov was a great teacher that introduced us to culture very well. Would recommend to anyone!!
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Xavier Jan 11, 2016
English · In studio
She made learning in class fun. The assignments weren't too hard and she prepped me for the final (given by another teacher) really well. She made it easy to understand the harder texts, and went in-depth on a lot of topics. Overall she is a great teacher to have.