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 across the board? 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? Do they struggle with 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 thousands of times? Do they frequently misread words that they should know by now? 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?
If so, I can 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 beneficial programs. These programs help students struggling with listening comprehension, speech, phonics, reading comprehension, spelling, writing, grammar, vocabulary, math, history, science 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: vocabulary, ability to follow directions, ability to use correct grammar when speaking and overall language comprehension.
I am familiar with the needs of dyslexic children and use several specialized programs designed for students with reading difficulties to help teach students how to read and spell at grade level.
Over the years, I have helped many ESL students, both children and college students. I help my students by proofreading their schoolwork; promoting correct pronunciation when reading aloud; working on vocabulary-building and 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. 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 I know will improve the student's skills.
I do not waste time during sessions. I use Session Summary Sheets to provide parents with a detailed description of the concepts we work on during each session, as well as goals for the next session and any recommendations I may have. You are welcome to be present during each session, if you would like.
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 an experienced, committed and reliable tutor. I offer both one-on-one tutoring and also group tutoring at a lower rate.
I am now offering online sessions via video chat, such as FaceTime or Skype. 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 much 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. Right now, I am offering one free online session to new clients so that they can decide if online tutoring is right for them. We can also meet in person for the pre-assessment and for the first few sessions and then transition to 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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