Does your student struggle in understanding what they read and answering questions about a story they have just read? Does your student have a low AR reading
level in comparison to their grade level? Does he or she dislike or avoid reading tasks? Does he or she struggle with finding the main idea of a passage or summarizing a chapter? Does your student seem to be a poor test taker and struggle in multiple subject areas? Does your student have difficulty following directions? In conversation, does he or she often say things that do not make sense or say things that are not related to what you are talking about? When writing
, does he or she struggle to come up with what to write, even if there is a writing prompt provided? Does his or her writing lack description? Does your student struggle with organizing their thoughts for writing tasks and often write off-topic?
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 the questions before the passage to work on reading comprehension and making inferences or having students do spelling
facts drills) I use programs that get to the core, underlying issues that are causing the academic struggles. The programs that I use are research-based and highly effective. Students learn how to comprehend and remember information for future reference instead of doing endless practice workbook pages or drills. I offer both one-on-one tutoring and group tutoring at a lower rate.
I am currently working towards a second bachelor's degree in Communication Disorders, so that I can become a Speech
Pathologist. I tutor Pre-K through 12th grade students in all subjects. I help students struggling with listening comprehension, speech (expressive and receptive vocabulary
, reading comprehension, spelling, writing, grammar
, vocabulary, math, history
, 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, grammar and writing skills.
I have served as a learning coach for students who are homeschooling using an online public school academy. When serving as a learning coach, I prepare for lessons, teach lessons and help students with 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 that are proven to improve academic skills.
I am currently preparing students for the rigorous Common Core curriculum which is being implemented in the public schools starting this school year. The programs that I use complement the Common Core and teach the student how to excel
, critical thinking, comprehension and written expression. After taking students through the research-based programs, I show them how to apply the techniques from the programs to Common Core material.
Although in-person tutoring is available, I am now offering online sessions via WyzAnt's new online tutoring platform and/or 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 across the table from the student. I am able to teach the specialized programs that I use and even provide homework help via online methods. If using a specialized program, I have a copy of the workbook in front of me and the student has a copy of the workbook in front of him or her. We go through the comprehension activities on each page of the workbook exactly as if we are sitting across the table from one another. My online students really enjoy their online sessions because they are low-pressure and utilize technology such as the iPad or computer
. Middle schoolers and high schoolers especially like tutoring online. 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 several extracurricular activities, so online tutoring works well for them due to their time constraints. We 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. I require that parents/guardians sit with the student during all online sessions. This gives the parents/guardians the opportunity to see their student progress as we move through the programs.
If you have any questions, please feel free to send me an e-mail.
Thank you for your time,