I hold a B.S. degree in Elementary Education with a minor in English, enabling me to tutor upper level students in English related classes in addition to elementary students. My 20+ years of teaching/tutoring experience has allowed me to reinforce concepts with typical students, challenge advanced students, and find new learning paths for students who struggle. At the high school and college levels, I can offer tutoring services in English literature and writing, history, geography, and government. I am comfortable tutoring all subjects in K-8.
English/Writing: At the high school and college levels, essays follow set patterns, or formulas. When a student sees these patterns, and is assisted in following the set steps, he/she builds confidence and the ability to write effectively. Grammar, punctuation, syntax, and style can all be addressed through writing.
At the elementary and middle school levels, a student needs to build a wealth of knowledge in grammar, syntax, punctuation, and style. Reading quality literature, as well as practicing specific exercises, helps build this knowledge base.
Math: Many elementary students need to be taught math from a hands-on approach, using manipulatives and real life situations to understand the mathematical concepts. I am able to present math processes in a variety of ways, allowing the pupil to connect to the method which best suits his/her learning style.
History/Geography: History and Geography can best be understood by the student when concepts are reinforced visually. The internet, movies, and literature offer a wealth of visual information which help the student understand social studies topics.
Science: Visual and hands-on learning best assists elementary and middle school children in understanding scientific concepts. Using the internet, students are able to visually understand scientific principles.
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