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In 2013 I graduated with a degree in Child Development from Tufts University. I have an enormous amount of experience with younger children. I have worked as a swim instructor, life guard, aid in visual and dramatic arts programs, and most recently in an after school program and as a substitute teacher. Most of my experiences have been with kindergarten through fifth grade.
Through these jobs, I've learned creative and innovative ways to motivate and challenge the children I work with. In addition, I have learned what are reasonable and responsible standards and goals to set depending on the age and skill level of the child. I'm upbeat and want to help the children I work with set and achieve their goals.
I have been raised in a kitchen since I was a child, helping and assisting. My mother is a trained chef and often passed on her knowledge to me. I'm very comfortable and adept at proper cutting technique, baking, following recipes and general kitchen skills. For those that are relatively intimidated by a kitchen I could easily work with them on following recipes and becoming more comfortable.
I have spent the last three years observing and working in elementary schools. From this work I have re-familiarized myself in elementary subjects that include, but are not limited to: Math, Science, Reading, Spanish, Vocabulary, and English (grammar). When I worked at a school I utilized many methods to help children with their homework that ranged from simple review/rereading to worksheets to practice tests. All of these methods would be very easy to use in tutoring and have been very successful when I have tried them. In addition, in all of these skills I have been tested at a college level and maintained a high GPA throughout.
This past year I worked in an elementary school and often had to work with grades fifth and below on their math concepts. I have extensive experience explaining particularly confusing topics (negative numbers, multiplying fractions, division etc.) to these age groups, since Math tended to be the most difficult subject.
I am very familiar with elementary reading lists, having read many of the books myself. I have a lot of experience writing responses to readings in college and high school, as well as dissecting passages and understanding overarching concepts. I would be very capable at helping a child with a book report, reading packet, or just sitting with them while they work on their reading skills (for younger children).
Throughout out my years in high school and college I learned a variety of study techniques to help me maintain my above average GPA. I have developed a number of strategies ranging from note-cards, to practice tests, to simple review that could easily be taught to someone else.
I was a competitive swimmer and water polo player throughout high school. In addition, in college I worked as a lifeguard and gave swim lessons during the summer. I have a lot of experience with very new swimmers working on floating, elementary free stroke, and elementary back stroke. If you're new to swimming it would certainly be possible to help you learn.
I have spent years developing my own writing style and working to make it clear and expressive. I have extensive experience writing research papers as well as writing responses to readings. In addition, I am an excellent proof reader when it comes to content, and will work diligently with a student to improve their writing.
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