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Rita Phillips

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Rita Phillips is a veteran teacher of 28 years. She has taught in five districts in Oregon and one community college. Subjects taught have been as varied as the age of students she has taught. Mrs. Phillips graduated in 1979 from Western Oregon University with a Bachelor of Science in Education. She began her teaching career in Bend, Oregon teaching English, drama, and speech to middle school children. Her first group of “kids” are 44 this year. In 1983, Rita completed her Master’s program at Oregon State University.

Rita moved to the Rogue Valley when she met her first husband and began teaching at Fleming Middle School in Josephine County. Soon after she took a position at Phoenix High School in Phoenix, Oregon and taught English and P.E. there for two years. Then, she was recruited to teach at nearby Eagle Point High School where she spent thirteen years teaching English and World History. While there, seniors named her “Outstanding Teacher” two years in a row.

Mrs. Phillips took a sabbatical in the 1998-1999 school year to write a novel. She published her novel, Bloody Instructions – a tale of corruption and murder in a small school district – in 2000. Following that she left Eagle Point High School and taught writing classes to adults at Rogue Community College.

Currently, Rita is teaching at North Middle School in Grants Pass where she has taught English and U.S. history for the past seven and a half years. In 2002 she was named Wal Mart Teacher of the Year and awarded a monetary prize. She has been nominated for Oregon Teacher of the Year for the past four years.

Both of Mrs. Phillips children are grown. Collin, 22, lives in Fairbanks, Alaska, and Brady, 19, lives in Medford, Oregon. Rita makes her home in Central Point, Oregon with her husband of five and a half years, Steve.

Rita’s novel can be purchased on Amazon under her former name, Rita Hogan. The novel is also available at Rita’s other website, YourTeacherLinks, at a substantially reduc

Profile Summary:
Writing Tutor Central Point, OR
More About Me
Writing, researching, reading, politics, cycling
Work Experience:
1979-1884: Language Arts/Speech/Drama Teacher at Pilot Butte Jr. High in Bend, Oregon

1984-1985: Language Arts Teacher at Fleming Middle School in Grants Pass, Oregon

1985-1987: English Teacher at Phoenix High School in Phoenix, Oregon

1987-2001: English Teacher at Eagle Point High School, Eagle Point, Oregon

2001-2002: Writing instructor at Rogue Community College, Medford, Oregon

2002-Present: Language Arts/U.S. History Teacher, North Middle School, Grants Pass, Oregon
Education:
Bachelor of Education, Western Oregon University, 1979

Master of Education, Oregon State University, 1983
Organizations / Affilations:
National Council for Social Studies
Rita Phillips is located in Central Point, OR and has the following skills: Writing Tutor
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Category: Education
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Go to www.protutor.org to take advantage of online essay tutoring with Rita Phillips, a veteran teacher of 28 years. During those 28 years, Rita has taught students from 6th grade through adults how to write successfully. She knows how to work well with students and understands how they learn best. She holds both a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Education and is a licensed teacher in Oregon.

With Rita’s help, your student will learn what a thesis statement is, where to strategically place the thesis statement for the best results, how to write effective topic sentences for body paragraphs, how to successfully use transition words to make the essay cohesive, how to elaborate with specifics to drive points home, and how to write a killer conclusion.

All of this is done in the comfort of your home. There’s no need to introduce a stranger into your home or to travel to the tutor’s home. With ProTutor your child is just a click away from help. Further, with ProTutor, there’s no need to purchase any special equipment. The only thing your child needs for a productive session is a phone (preferably one with a speaker option) and the Internet with access to Google.
Relevant Education / Credentials
Bachelor of Education Master of Education Veteran Teacher of 28 years Nominated as Oregon Teacher of the Year 4 times Walmart Teacher of the Year, 2003
Years Experience: 28