I'm a certified teacher with a masters degree in teaching, learning disabilities and social/emotional disorders, which includes ADHD. Teaching is my second career, but my first love. After teaching in public schools for 12 years, I became a full-time tutor specializing in standardized test preparation, reading and writing. My experience with special needs students has led me to be a skillful diagnostician of learning problems in all children and to customize learning plans that work.
I use a broad range of methods and strategies to ensure student success, each of which is adapted to the learning style of the student. I have found that working with a student's teacher and, if applicable, IEP team, is very valuable in the tutoring process. I am very adept at interpreting and applying intervention plans, individual education plans, and NWEA reports.
ACT/SAT Test Preparation and Study Skills:
I have a proven track record of success helping students increase their scores on standardized and college entrance exams. I not only identify and focus on specific academic weaknesses, but teach specific test taking skills and strategies to enhance success. It's never too late to prepare for these tests, so don't panic if you only have a few weeks to get ready. How you approach the test as well as your attitude are critical components in scoring well. Research shows that students who are familiar with the test and understand how to approach the different sections outperform those who do not. Even a few tutoring sessions can help improve your scores.
I welcome the opportunity to discuss your student's needs and strengths to begin an enjoyable and productive learning experience with your student.
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