- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
- Teaches students:
- Ages 3+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
- August 2006
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.
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.+ Read More
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.
Detra is a good and responsible teacher and she is always well-prepared! And she is interesting to talk with!
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!+ Read More
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.
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!!+ Read More
Detra is doing an amazing job with my daughter. Could not have a better experience.
It was a great first session!I was very pleased, and greatly look forward to future sessions!
When Detra was tutoring my daughter, she really applied herself and put all her energy into preparation. She really enjoys teaching children.
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.
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.
Ms. Damskov was a great teacher that introduced us to culture very well. Would recommend to anyone!!
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.+ Read More
Mrs. Damskov's classroom was one of the few that are both fun and educational. She focused on subjects that matter and worked to ensure each student succeeded. She was one of the best teachers I have ever had.
Patient, caring and knowledgeable are the qualities that describe Detra. She will make learning fun!
Mrs. Damskov created a fun learning environment in which I learned not only about English, but also about the world. I had a great time and looked forward to English class. I learned a lot throughout the semester in a fun way.
She was a great student teacher. Very in-depth and really improved my English skills. I understood the topics very well. It actually made sense. One of the best I have ever had.
Ms. Damskov was undoubtedly one of the best English teachers I've had yet. She was a very interactive teacher and we did several story analysis activities during class that stimulated both mental and physical faculties. She was also very good at working with kids who have learning disabilities; she accommodated me very well when I was struggling with my adhd in her class, but didn't coddle me. She was always a very fair person who understood that there wasn't always an objective answer in terms of discipline and homework issues, and she worked with you instead of dishing out punishments. Now, her teaching ability is very good as well, I enjoyed learning in her class and understood all class material very well.+ Read More
Detra is a passionate and knowledgeable educator. She inspires students to higher levels and thinking and to excel in their work. Detra cares deeply about each of her students and wants to see them succeed. I would highly recommend her.
She taught me a lot about short stories and novels. I really enjoyed the class
Seriously, best teacher ever! She refuses to give busy work and cares about her students. She makes things the right difficulty for what they are--her reading quizzes only are hard enough to make you show you read, and her projects were difficult and fun. I really miss her in my class.+ Read More
Relatable, personal, enthusiastic teacher. Covered topics well. Made the class fair, but not easy.
BEST TEACHER EVERY!!!
New ideas on how to teach. Interactive teaching methods. Loves the subject she teaches. Enthusiastic every day.
WOW!!!!!!!! Detra was my favorite English teacher that I'd ever had!!!! I had a great experience.