Does your student struggle in understanding what they read and answering questions about a story they have just read? Do they seem to be poor test takers and struggle in multiple subject areas? Does your student have difficulty following directions? In conversation, do they often say things that do not make sense or say things that are not related to what you are talking about? When writing, do they struggle to come up with what to write, even if there is a writing prompt provided? Does their writing lack description?
Does your student have difficulty memorizing their sight words even though you review them often? Do they struggle in spelling simple words, even though you diligently study their spelling words with them and you know they have seen those words many times? Do they frequently misread words and not notice that they have misread? Are they able to read a word on one page, but when they see the same exact word on the next page, they are unable to read it? Do they guess at words frequently when reading?
If so, I can help.
I am an experienced, committed and reliable tutor. I have been a tutor for 12 years and have helped hundreds of students in that time. Rather than focus on symptoms of academic problems, (i.e. having students read passages over and over to work on reading comprehension or having students do spelling or math facts drills) I use research-based programs that get to the core, underlying issues that are causing reading comprehension, spelling, grammar, writing, phonics, test-taking, study skills or speech problems. These programs are based on more than 25 years of brain research and are highly effective. Students learn how to absorb and remember information for future reference instead of doing endless worksheets or drills. I offer both one-on-one tutoring and group tutoring at a lower rate. I also have sibling rates if you have more than one student who needs academic help.
I am currently working towards a second bachelor's degree in Communication Disorders, so that I can become a Speech-Language Pathologist. I tutor Pre-K through 12th grade students in all subjects, using a set of highly effective programs. These programs help students struggling with listening comprehension, speech, phonics, reading comprehension, spelling, writing, grammar, vocabulary, math, history, science, test-taking and study skills.
I have worked with many children who have speech-delays or language disorders. I use a program that helps students to develop their receptive and expressive language. My students have made great gains in the areas of conversation skills, vocabulary, ability to follow directions, ability to use correct grammar when speaking and overall language comprehension.
Over the years, I have helped many ESL students. I help my students by assisting them in understanding their schoolwork; promoting correct pronunciation when reading aloud; and working on vocabulary-building, reading comprehension and writing skills.
I have served as a learning coach for students who are homeschooling using the online public school academy, K-12. When using K-12, I prepare for lessons, teach lessons and help students with K-12 schoolwork. If you are looking to homeschool this school year, feel free to e-mail me with any questions and I would be happy to talk to you about how I can be a learning coach for your student as well.
I am very dedicated to helping students reach their full potential at school. I work very hard to ensure that my students improve their skills. At the first session, I give my students a pre-assessment test to find out what areas we need to focus on. Then I recommend certain materials based on each student's needs. These materials usually include research-based programs and other materials that will improve the student's skills.
In addition to providing quality tutoring, I also like to establish communication with your child's teacher. I introduce myself as your child's tutor and then ask what they think we should be focusing on during tutoring sessions. This e-mail communication is important because we can find out exactly what the teacher thinks we should work on based on performance on classwork, homework and tests.
I am now offering online sessions via video chat.. As a result of the clarity of the video chat, I am able to teach these sessions exactly as if I were sitting next to the student. I am able to teach the specialized programs that I use and even do homework help via video chat. My online students really enjoy the video chat sessions because they are low-pressure and utilize technology such as the iPad or computer. Upper graders especially like doing tutoring online. My online students enjoy lower rates than my in-home students because I do not need to drive to their homes. Online tutoring is great for out-of-area students who really need the specialized programs that I offer, but are too far away for me to come to their homes. Many of my online students participate in many extracurricular activities so online tutoring works well for them due to their time constraints. We can also meet in person for the pre-assessment and for the first few sessions and then transition to online tutoring. For local clients, I often do a mix of in-person and online tutoring.
If you have any questions about the programs I use, homeschooling or online tutoring, please feel free to send me an e-mail.
Thank you for your time,
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