I have 12 years of experience as a classroom teacher and tutor, and have worked with children from preschool through 8th grade. During my time as a classroom teacher, I sought to give my students as much individualized attention as possible, and therefore tutored many of these students outside of school hours. I have also tutored children from preschool to 6th grade in reading and math for various after school programs and learning centers. Most of the children I have worked with have been from low income families and diverse ethnic backgrounds, and many have been ESL learners.
I find that many children learn better when taught with different methods than just those normally offered in traditional classrooms. I believe that all children can learn--but every child is different, with unique needs and learning styles. Therefore, I feel one-on-one attention in specific skill areas can be the boost they need to reach their potential.
One of my ultimate goals as a tutor is to help a child learn the tools, skills and strategies that they need to experience success. Once they start to have success in an area they were struggling in, their overall confidence will increase, and they will be more motivated and excited about learning.
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