Hi there! I’m Deleyah, your tutor.
Or Ms. D, as my former classroom students affectionately called me.
I’m an enthusiastic educator, tutor, and founder of the FOCUS and Beyond Tutoring Services experience.
I’m a certified teacher in Virginia with over 10 years of experience in the classroom and online. I’ve taught in Norfolk and Virginia Beach Schools.
I graduated from the University of Richmond with a Bachelors in History and a minor in Elementary Education.
For grades Pre-K through 6th grade, I’m licensed to teach:
I’m dedicated to my students and their support persons.
My students describe me as happy, excited, loving, caring, and engaging.
While serving in the public school system, I had the privilege of teaching:
In February of 2022, I resigned from the public school system and began to tutor full time.
I had been tutoring students in foster care with Tidewater Friends of Foster. In fact, I created the original FOCUS program to bridge the reading gap for students in foster care.
After much success, I decided to extend my reading services to all students and added math instruction.
Seeing the positive results of my one-to-one private tutoring inspired me to take the full plunge into tutoring full time. And that’s when I left the public school system and FOCUS Tutoring Services was born.
I truly believe that your student can and will succeed. My personal and professional experiences help my students become the best they can be.
And that is success — when your student takes their very own learning journey to its highest heights.
I created my private tutoring service to partner with you in building a strong academic foundation for your elementary-aged learner.
Now, I pour all my expertise and passion into my Pre-K through 6th grade private tutoring students.
I provide your child with private in-home and online tutoring services in the Hampton Roads area.