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homeschool testing
Heather Ertzberger, Eastern NC   heather@smarttesting.net  910-367-5797
Heather Ertzberger

Service Areas: New Hanover, Pender, Brunswick, Onslow and surrounding Southeast NC counties. If you do not see an area listed please feel free to ask as Heather may be able to travel to your area.

 

Heather lives in Wilmington, NC with her husband and three sons.  She was raised in a military home so she grew up living in many different places up and down the east coast and settled in Wilmington beginning in high school.   She wanted to be a teacher from the time she was very small and enjoys finding creative ways to help kids understand difficult concepts (especially in math) and loves to watch the lightbulb come on when students understand concepts they have struggled with.

She attended NC State and received her BS in Mathematics and Mathematics Education and taught public school for 7 years until her oldest son was born.  During that time, she received her National Board Certification and served as a mentor for beginning teachers.  She taught all levels of students in middle and high school as well as working as a technology integration specialist for the county.  She currently teaches online math for the NC Virtual Public School.

Heather is also currently homeschooling her three sons (elementary, middle and high school) – each having different learning styles, strengths and needs.  Through working with her sons at home, she has come to realize that education isn’t just about “doing” school but is a way of life and an atmosphere we can create in our home to give children a love and hunger for learning.  She enjoys tutoring and teaching small math classes as well as participating in a variety of other homeschool activities with her boys.

She organizes a homeschool coop at her church and enjoys doing service activities with her family including Special Olympics, Salvation Army, and the NICU at the hospital.

Heather believes that God created each of our children unique and special in their own ways.  She would be honored to help your family discover your child’s strengths and set a path for success for each student based on who God created them to be.

Service Areas: New Hanover, Pender, Brunswick, Onslow and surrounding Southeast NC counties. If you do not see an area listed please feel free to ask as Heather may be able to travel to your area.

My name is Shanna and my boys tested with Heather on Friday, February 26. I wanted to send you an email to let you know how wonderful our experience was. This is our first year homeschooling and we were looking for a test to fulfill the standardized testing requirement for homeschooling. Through a search on the SMART website, I was able to locate Heather. She was absolutely amazing. My youngest is six and left the test telling me how much fun he had. She made my son feel very comfortable and was very encouraging throughout. My oldest is in 7th grade and has taken many standardized tests through public school and by far, this was his best experience. After the test, Heather went above and beyond. She was very thorough in reviewing the test results for me. My oldest scored above average throughout the test, and Heather was eager to provide recommendations for how to move forward in providing more rigor in our upcoming school year. We opted for the oral language portion of the test for our youngest and the results validated some concerns that I had. Heather met my concerns with encouragement and provided solid strategies to help work with my son as we finish up this school year. She also helped identify his strengths as well. I left the testing session thankful that I had chosen this standardized test for my boys. I also left with confidence that I can use this data to enhance our homeschool in the upcoming school year. It truly was amazing to work with Heather. We are looking forward to testing with her in the future. - Shanna N.

I used Heather’s services for the Woodcock Johnson test for my special needs son and could not be more pleased! She was friendly, professional, helpful and made him as comfortable as possible through the process. The testing went great and she went above and beyond, taking the time to answer my many questions, and giving us resources and suggestions for fun ways to strengthen and focus on areas that needed it. I would definitely use her again and highly recommend her!!
Laura G.

Dear Heather, 

Thank you so much for helping us with our testing - at such short notice - late in the game!  It really was a timely blessing to have your insight on the children.  And it's been on my heart and mind ever since.  We've started some of the tips you suggested and taken your insights to help navigate the rest.  Thank you SO much.

Millie P

I signed my son up to for the Woodcock-Johnson testing with Heather Ertzberger and we couldn’t have been more pleased with the outcome. Not only was Mrs. Heather extremely polite but she made my son feel comfortable and at ease. Her patience and care for what she does makes the testing experience stress free! You can trust Heather. She is responsible and professional. She even gives a full report on every detail possible to help your child prosper academically. Not to mention she is fast and accurate. Thanks Heather. You deserve all the praise for what you do!

 Regan

Our testing experience with Heather was wonderful! She took her time to thoroughly work with both of my children. She also spent time with me after testing was completed, to explain their results and answer my questions. We will definitely be back! - Erin Batts

We highly recommend Heather for testing    This year was my first year homeschooling and I wasn’t sure how to proceed with the end of the year testing but Heather made it very easy.   She was easy to talk to  very prompt in getting back with me on dates and even sent me a reminder with all the details I needed for the day.   My daughter was very relaxed with her and after testing she went over everything and answered all my questions plus more.    We highly recommend her and will definitely use her in the future.   H. Anderson

It was a blessing to have you administer the Woodcock Johnson test for my boys! Our first year of homeschool was challenging to say the least but we are happy we decided to give it a try! I admire what public school teachers do on a daily basis more now knowing a glimpse of what they go through. When it comes to our experience, the 20-21 school year, we loved how homeschool gave us the option to willingly learn at our own pace while enjoying family time. Heather Ertzberger, you were so helpful in administering the test, explaining the results, and helping my boys feel comfortable the entire time. (They were so used to feeling pressured at EOG time) Thank you for your work and what you do for all the homeschool children and parents! Hopefully we will see you next year! Thank You!

Robin

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