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Tess M. for tutoring lessons in Campbell CA Over 600 tutoring hours WyzAnt Tutoring Tutor Tutor United States

Tess M.

All Elementary/Middle School - ADD/ADHD - ABA Therapist

Campbell, CA (95008)

Travel radius 20 miles
Hourly fee $55.00
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  98 ratings
Background check passed as of 9/16/13

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"The best tutor ever!"

- Claudine from Morgan Hill, CA on 5/3/13

"Artful Tutoring "

- Brenda from Santa Clara, CA on 3/24/14

"Very good with kids"

- Philippe from Saratoga, CA on 4/28/13

"Just the right balance!"

- DeeDee from Sunnyvale, CA on 3/29/13

"Creative Tutor but not what we expected"

- Cheri from San Jose, CA on 2/19/13
Tess replied on 2/22/2013:

The guardian of this child retained and directed me to run an educational program that she had put together with school books she purchased on her own. She has a disabled grandchild whom she is homeschooling with these materials. Most of these materials are for a child that can perform at 8th grade level, with the exception of a high school history text and abridged novels that are more in line with the child's reading level, which is 4th or 5th grade. She insisted that her grandchild could perform at 8th grade level, sometimes, but that he does not test well. I found the child performed closer to 4th grade level and he has significant deficits in his education and many behavioral quirks. I do not see the logic in making a child work with educational materials that are way beyond his abilities. In addition to using materials that are beyond the child's understanding, Cheri had irregular teaching practices that she instructed me to follow. Her methods were designed more to keep the child calm, i.e., he needs to get everything right, rather than offering him any real opportunity to learn. Being cooped up in the house all day doesn't help. It may serve the grandson better to receive some training in life skills outside of the home. Up until the last day, I tried to find workable solutions that would benefit the child while meeting Cheri's daily changing objectives and constant interference. The last day, within earshot of her grandson, she berated me for not bringing lesson plans when she had never required them before and asked if I understood the CA standards for 8th grade. I informed her that her grandson can barely understand the concept of a map much less understand a high school level history text and, since the child can't perform at 8th grade level, he should be evaluated so that proper materials can be provided for him. I was alarmed by the manipulation she subjected this boy to. When we attempted to work he was so upset by what he overheard that he was unable to concentrate on the lesson. I acknowledge that Cheri has taken on a huge task in attempting to educate her disabled grandson, but her methods are flawed. Her intimate understanding of the child's disabilities and her many 'accommodations' actually impede the child from making any meaningful progress. My hope is that she can get a qualified special education teacher to assess the child's educational level so that he can start using materials that will be useful for him. I wish both of them success.

"Patient and fun tutor for kids"

- Michi from San Jose, CA on 4/5/12

"What I like about Tess"

- Day from San Jose, CA on 3/12/12
Tess replied on 3/13/2012:

Thanks Aliya. It was a pleasure working with you! Wishing you all the best in your new school.

"Great Tutor"

- Kavitha from San Jose, CA on 2/6/12

"Great tutor"

- Victor from San Jose, CA on 1/8/12
Tess replied on 1/25/2012:

It was fun working with you, Victor. I hope you were inspired to continue with your studies in this subject.

"Good, creative & artistic tutor"

- Christina from Sunnyvale, CA on 1/2/12
Tess replied on 1/25/2012:

It is a pleasure working with your child! Highly intelligent and motivated.

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