My name is Amy. I have taught 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades for six years in a variety of school settings. I have taught in Chicago public schools, New Haven, CT public schools, Greenwich, CT public schools, and a small progressive private school outside of Seattle. I have a Masters in Education from Northwestern University.
I am currently staying home with my son, however I miss my students! I would like to help out families that are looking for either academic support or enrichment for their children. I have tutored students from 1st through 4th grade in reading, writing, organizational skills, math, enrichment activities, problem solving, time management, test taking skills, vocabulary/spelling and phonics. I am trained in both the Everyday Math and Singapore Math curriculum. I am trained in balanced literacy and I use research-based techniques to help your child become a more fluent reader.
I am a fun, encouraging and supportive teacher who loves to help children succeed and feel better about themselves. I like to challenge them in ways that I know will help them grow emotionally, socially and academically. I am not ready to go back to teaching full time yet, however I would like to put all of my teaching experience to use, and I think tutoring is the best way to do that.
I use a mix of different methods in my tutoring sessions - I really tailor it to what the child needs. I like to meet and talk with parents beforehand so that I know what they are looking for. I like to meet with the student and get to know them before I completely plan what we will be working on together. This way I can get a sense of their interests and abilities through a few informal questions and activities. I like to play games that teach skills so that the child can learn but can also have fun.
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