My love of teaching comes from a lifelong of learning both in and out of the classroom. I delight in helping students to realize their potential and improve their performance on tests. I help students release negative mindsets, attitudes and beliefs that may be blocking their ability to study, and replace these with training that develops both left and right brains.
I specialize in tutoring reading, writing and math for success in school and on exams. My goal in each session is to provide tasks that stretch and challenge the student like a good workout at the gym.
My tutoring service in reading includes phonemic awareness, learning the most common words by sight, reading comprehension and fluency. Writing skills include spelling, grammar, sentence structure and editing.
Parents are often amazed at the difference in their child's behavior and attitude -- wonderful "side-effects" of building these basic skills.
I have worked more than 10 years as an elementary school teacher and as a private tutor of children and adults. I delight in witnessing the change from "I can't read" to "I love to read", with the help of proven methods. Students who were behind several grade levels have learned to read and write independently.
My most memorable teaching experience took place in the Fiji Islands when all the schools were shut down because of a political coup. A group of children aged 4-9 appeared at my front door with big smiles on their faces, expecting me to teach them! The next few weeks were unforgettable as we created learning materials for each child and worked together as a team so that each child could succeed. I am committed to helping your child succeed by developing a basic foundation in language and math skills.
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