My name is Vicky. I have worked with children and adults in a variety of settings, currently tutoring in a school for K-8. My area of concentration is English - I love literature, stories, writing, words used well - so excitement about reading tends to exude from me quite naturally!
Because I was born and raised in another country (Brazil) and had the wonderful opportunity to learn two languages simultaneously, I was constantly surrounded by friends wanting to learn English. Consequently, I developed an ability to come at the learning process from a variety of perspectives.
I think reading aloud to any age is crucial in developing reading and listening skills, and that the exploration of various styles can be instructive in honing one's skills for any subject matter. My older son (now 24) had an IEP in high school after being diagnosed with ADHD, and my younger brother had several serious learning issues that persist even today. These experiences have heightened my sensitivity for and knowledge of multiple intelligences, and the richness of various learning styles.
All of these things have instilled a great deal of patience and excitement in me for the learning process, and I look forward to working with students!
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