My name is Valerie. I love helping people maximize their skills and achieve success in all personal, educational, and other goals!
My General Qualifications -
I have worked as a tutor for pre-k, elementary, middle, and high school students as well as college students and adult learners for the past 10 years both voluntarily and professionally. I also have experience working with children and adults who have special needs and/or require different lesson plans or methods.
For Early Learners -
I am qualified to work as a Paraprofessional in and outside of the school systems, and hold an Associate's degree in early childhood education. When working with younger student and/or students with special needs, I like to incorporate various techniques such as art, song, rhyme, and game into lesson plans. I believe that positive reinforcement and motivation are a crucial components to learning and that negativity blocks education and prosperity. I also make every attempt to cater lesson plans in order to utilize and incorporate individual interests and activities. In doing so, I seek to make learning more of a FUN experience than a dreaded chore. For more information about my specific subject experience, please see my various subject descriptions.
Teen and Adult Learners -
I am skilled and experienced in tutoring many subject areas of adult learning, higher learning, study skills, and test-prep. Continuing education is a great step toward advancing personal and career goals. I believe that through hard work and determination, anything can be achieved. I will map out the present journey with you and stick with you each step of the way. Together we will reach the destination - SUCCESS. For more information about my specific subject experience, please see my various subject descriptions.
My Basic Tutoring Approach -
My basic teaching/tutoring philosophy is one of using the personal learning style strengths of each individual to cater a lesson plan that will maximize learning and retention ability. I am very patient and non-judgmental, yet very determined and goal oriented.
I take great pride in and dedicate myself to everything and everyone I devote my time to. I take on the obligations and goals of those I assist with the same dedication and devotion I would my own. I will help you - or your child - reach the educational and/or developmental goals you strive for. Together, we will overcome whatever obstacles are holding back progress. Together, we can and will reach maximum potential!
My Other Services -
In addition to tutoring, I also offer occasionally needed services such as editing college and business essays and creating/improving resumes.
My Rates -
I feel that my rates are low compared to many other available tutors. This is because I truly love helping people of all ages achieve their goals. In addition, discounted rates ARE available in certain situations! If you would like to discuss these options, please contact me to discuss your situation.
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