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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.
I have taught 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades for a total of six years. I am certified to teach in CT and IL. I have taught in public and private schools. I have been extensively trained in the Everyday Math curriculum and in Singapore Math. I have taught with a balanced literacy approach and have been trained in guided reading techniques. I know how to assess students using DRA and other reading assessments. I can also help coach students to become more fluent readers with stronger comprehension. I use hands-on techniques that get students excited to learn.
I have been extensively trained in the Everyday Math curriculum as well as Singapore Math. I have taught 2-4th grades for six years. I use manipulatives to help students understand math concepts, and I often play math "games" that teach specific skills. I have access to an enormous database of open-ended word problems that help students with problem solving and also help prepare them for the open-ended math problems on the ISAT.
I have taught grammar for 2nd-4th grade students using a variety of techniques including games and skill building. By the end of second grade, my class could diagram every piece of a sentence with the part of speech, and could discuss in detail how they knew what each part of the sentence was.
I have been trained in Fountas and Pinnell's word study methods. I have taught phonics for a total of six years in grades 2-4. I have also used Words Their Way. I have been to word study trainings in both Chicago Public Schools and in New Haven (CT) public schools. I have taught word study in my classroom every day for six years.
I have taught using a balanced literacy approach. I have been trained in the Fountas and Pinnell method of guided reading. I have been trained to assess students' reading levels with DRA and F&P systems. I have taught test-prep in reading comprehension for state exams.
I have taught 2nd to 4th grades for a total of six years. I have always worked with my students on study skills and feel that I have a strong background in helping students learn the best ways to study for different kinds of tests. I have also taught test prep in the classroom and in an intensive before school class for students needing extra help. I have also tutored in study skills and test prep help.
Great tutor that gets your child excited to learn. — We had Amy tutor my daughter, who is in 5th grade, to work on her reading and comprehension. She was fabulous! She asked all about my daughter's likes and dislikes getting to know the total child. She really honed in on where my daughter can find answers in text while helping her improve her words per minute. We look forward to many more sessions with Amy. ...
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